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Saturday
October 13

October Monthly General Meeting:
Join us at 1200 hours (noon if you’ve been out a while.) at Dillon's Restaurant,
20585 North 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308-6821
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to Dillon's.)
Come at 1100 for time to "socialize."

Noon

Sunday
Oct 21, 2018
to
Sunday
Oct 28, 2018

2018 Convention Cruise:
Save the date (and start saving your money!) for the 2018 USSVI National Convention Cruise.
The cruise will depart from Ft. Lauderdale, FL on the Holland America Line's ms Nieuw Amsterdam with scheduled stops at:
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Georgetown, Grand Cayman
and Cozumel, Mexico
then returning to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. (Sounds like an AUTEC run)
Get details and place reservations at http://www.ussvicruise.com/
The 2019 Convention will be in Austin, TX.

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Saturday
November 3

Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade:
Save the date - more details will follow.
Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade to be held on November 3, 2018 at 10 a.m. in Anthem, Arizona. Perch Base will tow the USS Phoenix float in the parade as in previous years. The parade is free and open to the public.
Staging area is in the Cross of Christ Church parking lot.
39808 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ 85086
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to Cross of Christ Church.)
Access to the staging area will not be permitted after about 8:30 AM.
Assuming you are traveling north on I-17 from Phoenix, you can access the staging area by taking the Daisy Mountain Road exit (Exit # 227) and turning right at the end of the exit ramp. Take the first left turn bay in about 0.3 mile into the Circle K. There is parking behind the Circle K.
This link to the official parade map shows additional parking locations if you arrive late, or parking is full, but you will have to walk farther to the staging area.
Here's some pictures from last year's Anthem/Daisy Mountain veterans' parade.

Staging in Anthem at 8 a.m.
Roll at 10 a.m.

Saturday
November 10

November Monthly General Meeting:
There will be no meeting at Dillon's in November due to the parades.

 

Sunday
November 11

Armistice Day at Wesley Bolin Plaza:
Join Veterans from many veteran groups at Wesley Bolin Plaza for the unveiling and rededication of the restored World War I Veterans Memorial on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018.
17th St & Washington, Phoenix, AZ
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to Wesley Bolin Plaza.)
Learn more about the World War I Veterans Memorial HERE.

11:00 AM

Monday
November 12

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade:
The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade presented by the non-profit Honoring Arizona’s Veterans (HAV) on November 12th, 2018 at 11AM.
This year’s parade theme is "Out of the Trenches, A Century of Remembrance," and commemorates the 100th year of the signing of the Armistice, which ended World War I.
Organizers anticipate 2,500 participants in the parade with floats, bands, marching units, more and 45,000 spectators along the parade route, and eight Veteran Grand Marshals, representing each era of military service from World War II to present day.
The parade starts at Montebello and Central runs southbound, then turns East on Camelback Road, and then turns South on 7th Street and de-stages at Indian School Road.
As in previous years, we will stage the USS Phoenix and the "People Trailer" in the rear parking lot of the Firestone Tire Store at the south-east corner of Osborn and 3rd Avenue at 8:00 a.m.
241 W Osborn Rd Phoenix, AZ 85013-3942
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the Firestone Tire Store staging area.)
We will then load up and ride to the North Phoenix Baptist Church where the parade starts.
5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the North Phoenix Baptist Church.)
We expect to be lined up between 9:30 and 10:00 AM and the parade will roll at 11:00 AM.
If you need help finding the USS Phoenix, there will be several red tents that have parade organizers (and porta-potties) located within the church parking lot.

Click here to view last year's photos.

Staging at 8:00 AM,
Roll at 9:30 AM

Saturday
December 8

December Monthly General Meeting:
Join us at 1200 hours (noon if you’ve been out a while.) at Dillon's Restaurant,
20585 North 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308-6821
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to Dillon's.)
Come at 1100 for time to "socialize."

Noon

Friday
December 21

Deadline for Winter Quarter MidWatch:
All input must be in to Chuck Luna, communications@perch-base.org, to be included in next MidWatch Newsletter to be published on Friday, January 4th, 2019.

 

Saturday
January 19

Perch Base Annual Awards Banquet:
Save the date. The Annual Awards Banquet is Saturday, January 19, 2019.
Doors open for the Perch Base Annual Awards Banquet at 1800 hrs. (6:00 PM for those retired and away from military time.) Dinner will be served at 1915 hrs. (7:15 PM).
The location is the same as last year, the Pebble Creek Tuscany Country Club in the Chianti Room.
16262 Clubhouse Dr, Goodyear, AZ 85395
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the Pebble Creek Tuscany Country Club.)
1. Take the I-10 westbound to the “Pebblecreek Parkway.”
2. “Pebblecreek Parkway” northbound to “Clubhouse Drive.” Left on “Clubhouse Drive.”
3. You will come to a manned gate house. Tell the guard where you are going and you’ll be allowed to pass.
4. Continue approximately ½ mile and you’ll see the Pebble Creek Tuscany Country Club sign.
6. Turn right and you’ll immediately see a parking lot on the right. Enter this lot and continue through towards the far end.
7. Park as available.
8. The building at the far end (north end) of this lot is where the banquet is held.

We will have our Perch Base signs from the float placed to help locate the facility.
Here's some pictures from last year's Annual Awards Banquet.

6:00 PM

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