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Chapter Meeting - April 2018

On Saturday, April 7, 2018 Chapter 54 held a chapter meeting in Middleton, Massachusetts. The meeting began at 10:00 am and concluded with a luncheon catered by Olive Garden.

Meeting Agenda

Opening Ceremonies

Swearing in of newly elected Board of Officers for 2018-2020. This was presided over by Dick Nazzaro.

President - Ken Gingras
Vice President - Kevin Paicos
Vice President - Michael Fuenfer
Treasurer - George Durfee
Secretary - Bernie Wilensky

April 2018 Meeting Chapter 54 Special Forces Association
Chapter Members are Sworn in by Dick Nazzaro

Presentation of "2017 Chapter Member of the Year" to Henry Nilan. Vice President Kevin Paicos provided a certificate and citation to Hank  for his many years of service to the chapter.

Bill Coombs was recognized for his award of the Malcolm Kalp Award in March 2018 by Chapter 54.

The business meeting agenda included:

finance report by Treasurer George Durfee
discussion of chapter foreign weapons range firing event
future chapter events for 2018
SFA 2018 annual convention in El Paso, Texas
scholarship committee report
status of the Jim Fitts project

A POW / MIA flag belonging to Chapter 54 member Jim Fitzgerald was donated to the chapter. Jim went to Vietnam on a 'friendship jump' and took the flag with him. There is a large patch on the backside of the flag that states:

"This POW / MIA flag parachuted in Vietnam
 July 20, 1994; 16 kilometers from Son Tay"

POW Flag Jim Fitgerald Special Forces Association
Dick Nazzaro and Ken Gingras hold up the POW / MIA flag
donated by Jim Fitzgerald to the chapter.




LTC William F. Buckley
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