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Events 2017


December 16, 2017.
Annual Christmas Party
Adams Inn at the Best Western Hotel, Quincy, MA
www.sfob54.org/events/2017-xmas-party.html


December 9, 2017
C/1/20th Special Forces Annual Christmas Party
Hadley, MA


November 11, 2017
Veterans Day Observance
Stoneham Square, Stoneham, Massachusetts
This event will take place at the William F. Buckley Memorial in Stoneham Square. Assemble time will be 1030 and the ceremony will start at 1111. After the ceremony the group will fallout for coffee at the local coffee shop located in the square.


October 21, 2017
Chapter 54 Leadership Meeting
Middleton, Massachusetts


August 12, 2017
Chapter 54 Leadership Meeting
Middleton, Massachusetts
The chapter leadership and executive board conducted a leadership meeting to discuss chapter business. Topics covered included the treasurers report, review of chapter "Member of the Year SOP", voluntary respository of chapter member biographical information by the chapter, "Chapter 54 Election SOP" review, "Donald C. Van Roosen Leadership Award" establishment, and the updating of the Chapter 54 website.


August 5, 2017
Chapter 54 Cookout
Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
http://sfob54.org/events/2017-cookout.html


July 28-30, 2017
24th Annual Team Dive / Reunion Weekend
Winter Island Park, Fort Pickering, Salem, Massachusetts
http://sfob54.org/events/2017-team-dive.html


June 24-25, 2017
3rd Annual Foreign Weapons Familiarization Course
Ayer Gun & Sportsman Club, Ayer, Massachusetts
www.sfob54.org/events/2017-foreign-weapons-fam-course.html
An After-Action-Report (AAR) of the event was sent via email to the chapter membership.


June 12-18, 2017
2017 Special Forces Association Convention
Fayetteville and Fort Bragg, North Carolina
www.sfob54.org/events/2017-SFA-conference-AAR.html
Chapter 54 Vice President Michael Fuenfer attended the convention. He provided an After-Action-Report (AAR) which was sent via email to the chapter membership.


June 11, 2017
Celebration of Life - SFC (Ret) Kevin O'Brien
Chapter 54 member Kevin O'Brien, formerly of 10th, 11th, and 20th Special Forces Group, passed away earlier this year. His family and friends held a Celebration of Life event at the Rye Country Club. Many members of Chapter 54 attended as well as an Honor Guard from the 5th Special Forces Group.


May 29, 2017
Memorial Day Observance
Stoneham Square, Stoneham, Massachusetts
This event takes place every year and is open to all Chapter members and guests. The group assembles at 0900 and the Memorial Day Ceremony starts at 1000 at the William F. Buckley Memorial in Stoneham Square, Stoneham, Massachusetts. The group will fallout for coffee at the local coffee shop in the square following the ceremony.


April 22, 2017
COL (Ret) Donald Van Roosen Ceremony
A ceremony was held for COL Donald Van Roosen, a Chapter 54 member, who died on December 29, 2016. Many Chapter 54 members were in attendence for the ceremony at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Manchester, Massachusetts. Donald Van Roosen was Chapter 54's first President and a highly-decorated World War II Veteran that stormed Omaha Beach with the 29th Infantry in 1944. He received a battlefield commission in 1944.

 

 


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