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Events 2023

Christmas Party
December 16, 2023, Saturday, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Wayside Inn - Ball Room
Sudbury, MA

Executive Board Meeting. November 30, 2023, 1800, Zoom meeting.

Veteran's Day Observance. The Chapter will convene at the Buckley Monument in Stoneham, Ma. in honor of Chapter namesake Col. William Buckley on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Uniform will be Class A's or the Chapter 54 3-season jacket and beret with flash of your choice. The Chapter President will make a few remarks at 10:30 a.m. at the Stoneham Town Hall as part of the Town's observances. Following the Town Hall event Chapter members will meet at the Buckley Monument. The meeting will conclude with coffee at a nearby location.

Foreign Weapons Shoot
September 23, 2023
The final weapons course and shoot was held in mid-September. After all expenses were paid the Chapter made $4,921.56 net - now in the Chapter treasury. There were 48 guest shooters as well a large support and instructor staff to run the event. Many thanks to Vin Pestilli and his crew for conducting the past nine FWFC events!

Fishing With Warriors
September 7-12, 2023
Costa Rica
Chapter 54 has two slots for the Fishing With Warriors trip to Costa Rica. All expense, including air fare, hotel, food, boat rental, etc., are paid for by the Fishing With Warriors organization. If you would like to be consider for this event send an email to the Chapter 54 president NLT April 7, 2023. Chapter 54 member Hugh Van Roosen was the 2022 Fishing With Warriors representive for the chapter.

Annual Chapter Cookout
August 5, 2023, 1200 to 1600
Hanscom Air Force Base Campground
There will be no charge to Chapter members (and one guest) thanks to the picnic's sponsor - 4 Seasons Firearms in Woburn, MA. Deadline for registration is July 24, 2023 - registration forms were emailed to Chapter members in May.

Denny Drewry Memorial Golf Tournament
June 19, 2023
Highlands Golf & Country  Club, Grafton, MA 01519
Golf Tournament

Spring Fishing Trip
June 4, 2023, Sunday, 1:00 PM
Cape Cod

MSG Gary Gordon Memorial Building Dedication
May 23, 2023
Fort Devens, MA

FWFC Planning Meeting
May 16, 2023
Brownfield, ME

American Heritage Museum
April 8, 2023, 10:00 am
Hudson, MA
The tour will last two hours. then lunch at a local restaurant only 5 mins away. The facility offers one of the largest collections of WW II memorabilia in the world. The exhibits include many one-of-a-kind  WW II German, Soviet, and allied tanks, APC's, artillery pieces, uniforms, and other equipment. Admission for a Chapter member and one guest paid for by the Chapter. Additional guests are adults $20, seniors (over 62) $18, and children (under 12) $10. Deadline for museum visit head count is March 17th.

Executive Board Meeting
February 11, 2023, Saturday, 0930 hours
Ferncroft Towers, 40 Village Road, Middleton, MA 01949
Topics for the meeting included proposed 2023 budget, update on chapter finances, review of last year's calendar, and setting the calendar for 2023. Additionally, a discussion took place on the future and structure of the Foreign Weapons Familiarization Course. The meeting was open to the entire membership. Coffee and doughnuts was served during the meeting; there was pizza for lunch. 


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