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Thursday
May 23, 2024

Naval Order History Society
The Battle of Midway, June 1942 – from the Japanese Perspective

Perch Base Associate Member Capt. Carol Culbertson (USN, ret) has invited Perch Base members to attend the Naval Order of the United States (NOUS) History Society, Arizona Commandery, presentation of "The Battle of Midway, June 1942 – from the Japanese Perspective" delivered by David Kampf, Navy radioman veteran; & Commander, Arizona Commandery, Naval Order of the U.S. sea services history society on Thursday, May 23, 2024.
The NOUS History Society meeting will be held at the "USS IHOP" located at
4201 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053.
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the IHOP restaurant.)
Please arrive between 11:15 AM and 12:20 PM; the Pledge - 11:30 am; the Guest Speaker program starts at 12:30 PM sharp!
Beverage and or brunch/lunch is your choice; we don't require it but if you order something, please pay your server, Thank you!
We appreciate your brief RSVP by Tuesday, May 21st, that you plan to attend. To RSVP or Questions? Please contact Carol Culbertson, Registrar/Vice Commander, EMAIL caroleenculbertson@earthlink.net, cell 602-799-9480.
We welcome your donations of books, DVDs, etc. to our Commandery Raffle.

11:15 AM
to 1:30 PM

Monday
May 27, 2024

Memorial Day:
Perch Base will attend the Memorial Day ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona:
This is one of the two most important events of our yearly calendar.
Because of the large crowds at this event, and the scarcity of available seating, it is strongly urged that everyone get there no later than 7 a.m.
As in previous years, we will follow with the Tolling of the Boats in the Circle of Remembrance at the World War II Submarine Torpedo monument.
23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85024
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the cemetery.)
Here's some pictures from the last Memorial Day ceremonies at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in 2023.

8 AM

Saturday
June 1, 2024

Drop Zone:
Drop Zone is a one-stop resource fair for veterans, seniors, and residents of Arizona’s 5th District. Participants will have access to many valuable resources in one location: VA benefit consultations, health screenings, Taxpayer Advocacy Services, community support organizations, employment assistance, and more!
Drop Zone will be held on June 1, 2024, from 10 am to 2 pm at the American Leadership Academy Applied Technologies Campus located at
7729 E. Pecos Road, Mesa, AZ 85212.
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the campus.)

10 AM to 2 PM

Saturday
June 8, 2024

June 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
June 14, 2024

Deadline for Third Quarter MidWatch:
All input must be in to Chris Gahan, communications@perch-base.org, to be included in next MidWatch Newsletter. Chris emphasizes that input to the MidWatch is welcome from ALL members, including articles, jokes, etc.

 

Saturday
July 6, 2024

Prescott Frontier Days® rodeo parade:
2024 Parade Theme: "PRESCOTT TRADITIONS"
They will start closing streets for the parade after 6:00a.m. Parade entrants may arrive at their assigned staging area at 7:00 am. Parade volunteers will be available after 7:00am. ALL parade entrants need to be in place by 8:00a.m. The parade starts at 9:00!!
If you plan to ride the float, don't forget your chairs.
Keep watching for staging details and if we will have a BBQ lunch after the parade, as in previous years.
Here's some pictures from the last year's (2023) Prescott Frontier Days® rodeo parade.

Staging at 7AM
Roll at 9AM

Monday, August 19, 2024
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Saturday, August 24, 2024

2024 USSVI National Convention:
The Cod Base is hosting the 2024 National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The convention will be held from Monday, August 19 through Saturday, August 24, 2024.
Registration and the hotel room block is available on the convention website: https://subvetconvention.org/.
Check the website out for many of the details. As more information is received the web site will be updated.
The host hotel is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland Rockside.
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd N, Independence, OH 44131
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map.)

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