Bobi Oates Speaker for October 8, 2019

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Bobi Pike-Oates – Retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant/Las Vegas

Roberta Pike Oates (Bobi) U. S. Air Force, retired aircraft maintenance Senior Master Sergeant, 23 years of service (1976-1999).   She was handpicked as one of four individuals to stand up the Air Force first Remote Piloted Aircraft Predator Squadron at Creech AFB.  As Production Superintendent for the 11th Reconnaissance Squadron she led the initial Air Force Cadre of Maintenance personnel thought training at the UAV training center at Fort Huachuca, AZ, then on to Taszer, Hungary for the first Air Force Deployment in support of Operation Joint Endeavor. During her Air Force career, she served at several overseas and stateside bases in various Aircraft Maintenance positions.  She also deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey in support of Operation Provide Comfort.  After retiring from the Air Force, she was a Branch Manager for Armed Forces Bank at Nellis AFB for 9 years.  Bobi has lived in Nevada for 25 years.

Bobi received her certification as a Nevada Advocate from the Nevada Department of Veteran Services on July 26, 2015.

She served on the Governor’s Women Veterans Advisory Committee 2014-2015 and was reappointed for a third term and elected the Vice Chairwoman.

She is a Board member of the Veterans Administration’s Southern Nevada Community Engagement Board.

She is Vice President of the Women Veterans of Nevada and a member Ceremonial team.  A life member of the Air Forces Association (AFA) and local chapter President, 2nd team as President Southwest Regional for AFA; a Charter Member of the Women in Military Service for America and the Nevada Ambassador for the Women’s Memorial. Air Force Sergeants Association; American Legion Post 76; life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12101;, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, and member of the Military Women Across the Nation; member of the Air Force Sergeants Association.  Member of the United Veterans Legislature Council, Nevada.

She was inducted in the Meadows Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution May 2017.

Bobi holds a BS in Business Management, AA in Aircraft Maintenance, AS in Law Enforcement, Certificates in Paralegal Studies and Banking.

Her awards include Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 57th Wing, Nellis AFB and Resource Advisor of the Year Air Warfare Center, Nellis AFB.

She has been selected as the Nevada Veteran of the Month for December 2015.

She was awarded the Department of Nevada, VFW Women Veteran of the Year 2016-2017, recognized by Senator Heller in the Congressional Record Friday April 7, 2017 and lastly awarded the Air Force Association Medal of Merit for 2017

 

Veterans Day Speaker Judge Mark Stevens, Henderson Veterans Court

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Judge Mark Stevens serves as city of Henderson Municipal Court Judge, Department 1, taking office April 17, 2007. He served as Chief Judge from 2012 through 2015 and 2018 to present. Judge Stevens presides over criminal arraignments and trials, as well as traffic arraignments and trials.

In June 2011, Judge Stevens initiated the Veterans Treatment Court program in Henderson. This program assists military veterans charged with misdemeanor crimes while struggling to readjust to civilian life.

Prior to becoming Henderson Municipal Court Judge, Judge Stevens was a prosecutor for seven years with the Henderson City Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division, and a Henderson Police Department patrol officer for three years.

Before his service at the city, Judge Stevens practiced civil law and was the staff attorney for a law enforcement training center. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1988 to 1994 as captain, company commander and judge advocate defense attorney (JAG).

Judge Stevens earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management at Oklahoma State University and his Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1990 and became a member of the State Bar of Nevada in 1991.

Judge Stevens previously served on the S.A.F.E. House board of directors and was an instructor for the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy.

A member of the Clark County Bar Association, Nevada Bar Association and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar Association, Judge Stevens also served as the 2017 President of the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction. In addition to Nevada, he is licensed to practice law in the states of Nebraska and Colorado as well as U.S. District Court.

Veterans Club Color Guard

The SCAVC Color Guard was organized in 1999 and marches  at club events throughout the year.  

Arnie Malinger USA; George Price USN; Jerry Jones USAF; Sydney Ingram USN;

Phil Citron USMC; Bill O'Malley USMC

THE VETERANS CLUB SUPPORT AUXILIARY TEAM

At every membership meeting for the past five years our volunteer SUPPORT AUXILIARY TEAM* arrive early, to prepare the mess for our members and guests attending our meetings, and provide:
  • Various flavors of punch
  • Cookies
  • Ice cold bottled water

Thank you, team, for stepping forward!

2018's Support Auxiliary Team is currently comprised of Toni Jerauld, Gloria Oliver and Fern Erhmann .