William C Campbell--Past President and Chief-of-Staff of the SCA Veterans Club

Veterans Club Officer, Past President, and Chief of Staff, Bill Campbell passed away on December 26th, 2018.

He was one of the most prolific members of the Veterans Club /Board of Directors. Much of the growth in membership and programming can be credited to Bill Campbell during his three years as President of the club. His leadership added passion and enthusiasm to our meetings. He set the standard for how to run “first class” club meetings.

Bill was one of the originators (with Steve McCarthy) of SCA Television's "Freedom is not Free". His personal mission was to chronicle veteran’s stories that would otherwise go untold for current and future generations to treasure. DVDs of the interviews are provided to the veteran and are also sent to the WWII museum in New Orleans.

Bill gave his last Freedom Is Not Free update at our December 2018 meeting.

Bill was very proud that he was able to get the French Legion of Honor Medal awarded to some Anthem veterans who fought on French soil during WWII. He spent countless hours gathering and providing the required documentation to the French Embassy for the awarding of the French Legion of Honor Medal. The last eligible veteran was presented with the medal in November 2018.

We salute Bill as a true American Patriot. “God Bless You” Bill. You will be missed

2019 SCAVC Officers


From Left to Right
Paul MacDowell--------President.......Sydney Ingram--------Vice President........Tom Bouchard-------Secretary........Steve Ehrmann-----Treasurer

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 .

Patty Ko Korean War

February 12, 2019 - 19:00

Our February speaker is Patty Ko. She was a child living in Seoul, she witnessed the end of WWII and the beginning of the Korean War. Living in the war zone and trying to survive day-to-day is very different from fighting the enemies in that war zone.
Patty came to America on a student visa and never left America. She has been in the US for 49 years.
While in school she got a job at the Army & Air Force Exchange in Dallas, Texas. Within a couple years, she was selected to go to management school. Her first management job was a store manager at Fort Jackson, SC. From there, Patty earned numerous promotions. She relocated 13 times during her 31-year career.
Some of the bases she worked included Ft. Stewart, GA; Ft. McPherson, Atlanta, GA; Lakenheath Air Base, England; and Rammstein, Germany. Upon returning to the US, she was assigned to the San Francisco Western division HQ. She was responsible for implementing new programs for BX/PX’s in 9 states.
We are proud to have Patty provide a “child’s perspective” of what it was like living in a war zone.

Capt Sarah Shoemaker, USMC Cobra Helicopter Pilot

March 12, 2019 - 19:00

Captain Shoemaker, USMC, is a current Marine Corp Helicopter Pilot. She will talk about being a Marine Pilot and also a Woman Cobra Pilot >>More information and biography to follow