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October Veterans Club Election & Member Appreciation Day


Elections for the 2024 Leadership Group will be conducted at our October meeting. Nominations for the election will close on September 25th.  If you are interested in joining the leadership group, contact Bonnie Meadows at Remember, the meeting will be in the Independence Center, Penn and Nelson, rooms at 7:00 PM on October 10, 2023. Bring your SCA ID in case they ask for it at the desk.

The slate of candidates for the 2024 Board of Directors to date are: 

Frank Bianca                         Pat Lindberg

Bob Bush                               Fred Ludd Sr

Phil Citron                              Paul MacDowell

Laurie DeGarmo                   Mike O'Connell

Debbie Glazier                      Tony Patire

Patty Ko                                  Don Rakow

Frank Bianca will not be able to attend the meeting, so  Vice President Don Walsh, and Treasurer Laurie DeGarmo, will run the meeting/election. Our Club’s Charter states our Leadership members are elected to one-year terms. After the election of the 2024 Board members, the new Leadership group will elect the four officers : President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, at the November Board meeting.  Those selected will start their terms on January 1, 2024.

After the election of officers at the October meeting, there will be sandwiches and other food items served. Since this is an election meeting, please do not bring non-members to the meeting. 

Veterans Day


Brigadier General Mike Brandt is the chief of staff who also serves as the commander of the Missouri Air National Guard. The Missouri Air National Guard consists of approximately 2,700 personnel in a C-130 Airlift Wing, an F-15 Fighter Wing, an Air Operations Group, a bombing range, and four specialized squadrons and flights.

General Brandt graduated from St. Louis University and attended Officer Candidate School. Upon receiving his U.S. Air Force commission, he attended pilot training, where he was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate and opted to fly the F-4 Phantom. While active duty, General Brandt served in Ubon, Thailand, flying combat missions in the Vietnam Conflict. In 1980, General Brandt joined the Missouri Air National Guard, where he was a member of the 110th Tactical Flying Squadron, known as "Lindbergh's Own" before moving on to squadron and group commander roles. Before his current position, the General served as Commander of the 131st Fighter Wing. General Brandt is a command pilot with over 4800 hours fighter time and has served in every capacity of Operations.


Larry Hattersley & Steve Holmstrom NVDS Advocates


Larry Hattersley was on active-duty in the U.S. Air Force from June 1962 to September 1966.  He was a SGT -E4 in the Air Police stationed in Korea and Japan. And then served 25 years with the U.S. Marshals Service from 1970-1995.

He has been an SCA resident from 2000 to the present. He served two terms each with the ARC and Covenants committees.

Mr. Hattersley has served as a Veterans Advocate for the Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) for four years.  Primary duties are to help educate and inform active duty military members, Guard, and Reserve members, as well as veterans and their families, about the benefits that they may be eligible for.

Since 2003, he has served as a Nevada District Appeals Board Member for the United States Selective Service System.  

Steve Holmstrom was on active duty from April 1969 to January 1971 in the US Army. He did basic training at Ft Lewis, WA, EIT in airframe repair at Ft Eustis, VA, then Engineer OCS at Ft Belvoir. He completed his active duty while stationed again at Ft Lewis.

Mr. Holmstrom has been a Veterans Advocate since 2022. His duties are the same as Mr. Hattersley.

To earn their certification as a Veterans advocate, they completed 20 class modules that are taken online.  After completing and passing all modules, they were certified as a Veterans Advocate (VA).  A VA must be recertified every three years.  He also volunteers with the NDVS Outreach Director for Southern Nevada.


2023 Veterans Club Board of Directors


Frank BiancaDon WalshPat PrevostoLaurie DeGarmo
Robert BushCarmen RickenbackBob GatewoodDebbie Glazier
Tony PatirePhil CitronPatty Ko Paul MacDowell 
Bonnie Meadows   

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;