Dave Berman Homes for our Troops

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David Berman and Chris Mitchell, the Director of Development for Homes for Our Troops, will present an overview of the mission and accomplishments of this organization.  Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a publicly funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.  HFOT is currently building three  homes for local, Las Vegas area Veterans.

Chris Mitchell owned and operated a successful landscaping company for 20 years.  He then decided to find a career where he would be able to utilize his passion for community service and helping others. He has been with Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) since October 2012.  He is an avid community volunteer, serving as a Scout leader for over 16 years.  He is the founder and president of Foxboro Never Forgets, served six years on the Board of Selectman in Foxborough, MA, served on the board of directors of the Partners in Patriotism Fund established by Robert Kraft, and also served and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation.

Chris has been married to his wife Paula for over 32 years, and the couple has four children and three grandchildren.

 

 

Chuck Baker

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Chuck N. Baker is a Purple Heart recipient, award-winning journalist and an author.  He served in the Army as a Public Information Specialist at Fort  Riley, Kansas.  Then he was deployed to Southeast Asia with the Army's First Infantry Division where he was wounded by an enemy hand grenade and returned to the States to recover.

He has worked as a free-lance writer for several newspapers including the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Boulder City News. He has been a television news anchor and is currently a radio broadcaster. He founded the Veterans Reporter newspaper and for 14 years was the editor and publisher. As an author he has written several books on real estate, popular music and British history. At this time he is completing a book on the history of the First Infantry Division in Vietnam. As a documentary filmmaker, he has produced DVD videos on veterans’ topics, and on real estate investing.  He is also a founding member and past two-term chairman of the Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission, and a past commander of the California Disabled American Veterans.

In his presentation at Sun City Anthem, Baker will be speaking about the negative stereotype in the mainstream media that all veterans suffer from PTSD.  In order to help overcome that, he has written and produced a DVD documentary entitled “VETERANS: A Motion Picture.” The documentary he produced dispels the notion that all veterans have been so affected, or that those who are so affected can never recover. In his video production, he has interviewed numerous veterans who returned from the service and overcame potential harmful effects of post-military life. Baker will be showing excepts from the documentary as part of his presentation.

 

Veterans Day Mayor Debra March

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Debra March was elected mayor of Henderson and assumed office June 20, 2017. Previously she served as a Councilwoman in Ward II from 2009 to 2017. A Henderson resident for more than 25 years, Mayor March has a long track record of service to the city and her community. After graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she served as a Nevada park ranger in locations throughout the Silver State. She moved to Southern Nevada as deputy administrator with the Nevada Real Estate Division and led efforts for the development of livable communities as director of UNLV’s Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies.

In addition to her mayoral responsibilities, she currently serves as vice chair of the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada board of commissioners and as vice chair of the Clark County Regional Flood Control District board of directors. She is also a member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce (HCC) board of directors.  Mayor March is a strong advocate of economic development in Henderson and is working to attract new business, create jobs and diversify the local economy

In recognition of her contributions to the community, Mayor March received the 2018 Chairman’s Award from the Urban Chamber of Commerce, the 2017 Award of Honor from the Nevada American Society of Landscape Architects, a lifetime achievement award in 2015 from the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies and was named the 2013 Public Official of the Year by the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities.

Debra is also a Blue Star Mother and in 2021 was honored by Voice of the Veteran with their Veterans Mother of the Year Award.  Her “community” extends to supporting US troops and their families.  Thanks to her outreach and fundraising efforts, the Purple Heart Plaza was opened in Downtown Henderson in 2018, and the City of Henderson also proudly flies the Light Pole Banners highlighting current active duty personnel from Henderson. 

 

2021 Veterans Club Board of Directors

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Art Lindberg Frank Bianca Phil Citron James Klimesh
Steve Ehrmann Debbie Glazier Marty Greenblatt Sydney Ingram
Jerry Jones Paul MacDowell George Price Phil Schlager
Phil Simmons      

Veterans Club Color Guard

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

Phil Citron USMC (Color Guard Commander) Arnie Malinger USA; George Price USN; Jerry Jones USAF; Sydney Ingram USN; Steve Ehrmann USAF, Ray Atkisson USN