Cancellation of February and March Veterans Club Meetings

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As you know from the notifications from the SCA Covid-19 Taskforce, Sun City Anthem, in partnership with the Southern Nevada Health District and the City of Henderson, is a dispensing location for the upcoming Covid-19 vaccinations.  They will be utilizing the Arlington, Bristol, Concord and Delaware Rooms in the Anthem Center from January 25th to March 13th.  Therefore, the Delaware Room will be unavailable, and we need to cancel our meetings on February 9th and March 9th

We hope that we will be able to meet again in April.  However, it is possible that another round of vaccinations will be scheduled at the Anthem Center which will preempt our meeting(s) again.  We’ll remain flexible for a good cause.  The sooner we get our members and other residents vaccinated, the sooner we’ll declare victory over this virus and reclaim our ability to safely meet with our friends and neighbors.   Dates for the future meetings are to be determined as the schedule becomes known 

Frank & Denise Bianca; Animals in the Military

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Please note the day and time change for our December meeting. Our featured speakers will be Frank and Denise Bianca. Frank is a retired Lt Col who flew F-4’s in the Air Force and the Illinois Air National Guard. His last duty was as the Squadron Commander of the 239th Combat Communication Squadron. He is married to retired Lt. Col Denise Bianca. They are residents of Sun City Anthem and very active in the SCA Pet Club.  Frank has been the Master of Ceremonies for the last four Woodstock events held at the Anthem Center. He and Denise are very active helping local animal charities and rescue networks. Frank has spoken twice before at the Veterans Club, once about Red Flag and again about September 11th from a pilots perspective .  Their subject at this meeting will be about the history of animals in the military and the roles they play in operations currently.  Please plan to come and hear Frank and Denise's talk on how our four legged, finned, and winged veterans help serve our country.

Marty Greenblatt

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Marty Greenblatt is a graduate of The Cornell Law School and was admitted to practice before the Massachusetts and Federal Courts.  He practiced law in Boston for 40 years as a business lawyer, specializing in securities law and complex financial transactions. He also served as an Army military intelligence officer for 6 years, half of which was on active duty and half in the Reserves. 

Following his retirement from the practice of law, he retired to Los Angeles, and completed LAPD Academy training (as one of the -ahem-most "senior" persons ever to do so) and became a sworn reserve police officer. After completion of LAPD Basic Detective School and the State of California Institute for Criminal Investigation course of advanced study, he was certificated as a property crimes investigator and assigned to the Pacific Detective Division.  As  a reserve detective he specialized in the investigation of complex financial crimes, fraud and financial elder abuse.  During his 14 years as a detective,  he was selected three times with the honor of LAPD Reserve Officer of the Year. 

Marty and his wife  relocated to SCA in 2018, and he went to work for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as an investigator in the highly specialized VIPER Auto theft Task Force.  Serving until last April when Metro was forced by budget cuts to lay-off all part-time employees due to the pandemic.  Marty was elected to the SCA Veterans Club Board of Directors for 2021. 

 

His presentation will be focused on the various types of financial fraud/scams seniors need to  be aware of, and how to prevent us from becoming a victim.

Jerry Peterson VFW Post Commander

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Jerry Peterson is a USAF combat veteran of Vietnam and Desert Storm with 33 years of military service. He was a C-141 Flight Engineer and Instructor for 28 years, with over 5,000 flight hours. He retired as a Senior Master Sergeant.

Jerry has been highly active with the VFW organization.  He is a past Department of Nevada VFW Commander; a current Chairman of the VFW National Home for Children, and current Commander of the VFW Post 12101.   The VFW conducts an American Flag retirement ceremony each year and Jerry is our liaison with Post 12101, collecting the Flags being turned in for retirement.

And if all his responsibilities with the VFW don’t keep him busy enough, Jerry is also the coordinator of the SCA Computer Club monitors, and he volunteers with the USO at McCarran Airport.

Col. Fred Rochez: Time and meeting is Tenative per the Covid restrictions:

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Our January 2021,Speaker will be USAF retired Colonel Fred Rochez.

Col Rochez joined the Air Force in 1961 as a Distinguished Graduate from AFROTC at the University of Pittsburgh.   He served a 27-year career and earned commendations including two Legion of Merits and a Bronze Star. He was involved in three wars during his service, including the Cold War, and Vietnam.

He was involved with the Cuban Missile Crisis and activated the second Minuteman Missile system during the crisis.

He served in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968 at Bien Hoa Air Base as a civil engineering Officer and was involved with repairing battle damage during the TET offensive.

During the 1980’s he served as Deputy Commander of the Space Shuttle Activation Task Force at Vandenberg AFB and was responsible for all ground facilities involved in launch and landing of the space shuttle on the west coast.  He finished his career as the Civil Engineering Squadron Commander at Edwards AFB, and his unit received commendations from the Air Force.

Col Rochez, will speak about the Cuban Missle Crisis, the Vietnam TET offensive, and the Space Shuttle activation at Vandenberg AFB.

Please attend our January meeting and hear about Col Rochez’s very interesting career.  

2021 Veterans Club Board of Directors

The slate of candidtes below were elected at the October meeting and will serve as directors for 2021

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