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December 14

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."


December 17

Kenneth Meeks' Eternal Patrol service and burial:
Funeral Chapel Service: 12:30 PM at Heritage Funeral Chapel
6830 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the Heritage Funeral Chapel.)
Burial Service: 2:00-2:30 pm at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the cemetery.)

12:30 PM at Chapel
2:00 PM at Cemetery

December 20

Deadline for Winter Quarter MidWatch:
All input must be in to Chuck Luna,, to be included in next MidWatch Newsletter to be published on Friday, January 3rd, 2020.


January 11

Perch Base Annual Awards Banquet:
Save the date. The Annual Awards Banquet is Saturday, January 11, 2020.
(REMINDER: No meeting at Dillons)
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

February 1

Laveen Parade:
This year's theme is "Getting Stronger Every Day!"
Parade rolls at 11 AM.
The parade will run on Dobbins Road from 43rd to 51st Avenues.
Dobbins Road will be closed from 41st Lane to 51st Avenue from 9:00AM to 1:00PM.
We expect to be staging on Dobbins, somewhere between 41st Lane where the road closes and 43rd Ave where the parade will start. This is the same as last year, for those who were there.
Exact staging location details to be provided later.
To get to the float staging area on Dobbins, east of 43rd Ave, it is recommended to take 35th Ave south to Dobbins Road and then head west. Parking along Dobbins is first come, first served.
Here's some pictures from the 2019 Laveen Parade.

Stage at 9 AM
Roll at 11 AM

Aug 23, 2020
Aug 30, 2020

2020 USSVI National Convention:
The Tucson Base and Perch Base are hosting the 2020 National Convention in Tucson, Arizona.
The Convention will be held from 23-30 Aug, 2020. Registration and the hotel room block are now available on the convention website:
The host hotel is the the Hilton El Conquistador, 10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. The cut-off date for the Room Block is July 20, 2020.
We will have all the standard fare including the Welcome Aboard Party, ISA/USA Meeting, Desert Museum Raptor Show, Holland Club Breakfast, a tour of the Pima Air and Space Museum, Casino Night, Line Dancing instruction, Biosphere tour, Men's and Ladies Luncheons, Tolling of the Boats Ceremony, and Awards Banquet.
The Tucson Base is also looking for volunteers from our Perch Base for assistance. Contact Jim Denzien, Dennis Ottley, or Vic Van Horn to help.

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