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August 25, 2020
Chapter 54 member James Phillips passed away on August 25, 2020.

August 17, 2020
News from SFA Virtual Convention 2020
The SFA President, Kevin Harry, convened a webinar for the general membership. View the webinar slides (PDF, 1 MB). View the webinar (SFA Facebook, 1 hr 34 mins).

August 16, 2020
Special Forces Association Annual Convention 2021
Check out the brouchure for the 2021 SFA convention in Las Vegas (PDF, 3 MBs).

August 10, 2020
Dick Nazarro Health Update.
After 90 days of chemotherapy Dick has some good news to share. A recent scan detected no growth of cancer.

August 9, 2020
Fund Raising Update.
The Annual Shotgun Drawing has surpassed the goal of raising $1,300. Thanks to everyone that made donations - you raised $2,780. This has been an outstanding response by everyone. The shotgun drawing took place at the Vinny Pestili Estates on August 8, 2020. The winner of the shotgun was Chapter 54 member Jim Patterson. (Posted August 2020).

2020 Shotgun Raffle Drawing
Vinnie Pestilli and Ken Gingras (L to R)

General Fund Update. Major Mike Ferrell's book entitled This Ain't No Shit has sold out. All funds will go into the Chapter's General Fund.

Bruins Ticket Drawing. The drawing date will be announced in late September 2020.

Chapter Leadership Change. On January 1, 2021 Ken Gingras will pass the reigns of Chapter President to Kevin Paicos.

President Ken Gingras Closing Remarks:

"It is very important that you know I will be stepping down as the President of Chapter 54 on 1 January 2021. It would be very selfish of me to continue in the role as your Chapter President. The well being and future strength and operation of the Chapter will only continue to thrive with the youth of our Special Operations Veterans/Retired. Our President-elect, Kevin Paicos will have a direct link to the 20th Special Forces Group company located in Massachusetts. The Group will orchestrate a creative way to inspire the youth of the Group to lead and grow Chapter 54.

The transition to the new President will be led by me and the current Leadership Team seamlessly and with transparency at a time to be discussed by the end on 2020. Our Chapter has designed a great template for future years. Kevin Paicos and his team will influence the youth of our special operations regiment to lead.

It has been my honor to work with the great members and families of our Chapter. I have been blessed to have your support and counsel. The true success of a team is determined by those you surround yourself with and that is our Chapter 54 members and family."

March 2020
2020 - 2022 Chapter 54 Election Results.

The current chapter officials will continue to serve for the next two years. The board was nominated unanimously by the chapter membership to serve during the next election cycle. The chapter election committee and national headquarters have validated the election.

President - Ken Gringras
Vice Presidents - Kevin Paicos and Mike Fuenfer
Treasurer - George Durfee
Secretary - Bernard Wilensky

January 2020
The New England Center and Home for Veterans (Boston, MA) sent the chapter a Thank You Letter for our support to their Veterans.


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