Vol. XVII Issue 24 Official Newsletter of the USS Charles S. Sperry DD 697 April 2009
Message from the President
It has been a fast year. The old saying “time waits for no one” is so true. The reunion is fast approaching.
I am looking forward
to seeing everyone in
If you know of a shipmate that has not joined please encourage them become part of this outstanding association.
Please have a safe trip and we will see you soon.
ACADEMY BAND NAMED TOP U.S. MILITARY CONCERT BAND
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The U.S. Air Force Academy Band was named the top military concert band in the Department of Defense. The John Philip Sousa Foundation awarded the Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands to the Academy Band and its commander, Lt. Col. Larry H. Lang. This international award is the highest honor that any military concert band can receive. All applicants are required to meet very specific and rigorous eligibility criteria resulting in a very competitive process. “The committee fully recognizes that this organization reflects the highest core values of the United States Air Force through excellence of all content requirements. The U.S. Air Force Academy Band is to be commended for its outstanding work for not only the United States Air Force, but the
Treasurer’s Report: April 2009 Issue
No report at this time. An updated report will be in the July issue.
The association still has cookbooks for sale. Remember they make great gifts.
REMINDER: A non-refundable deposit of $10 per day for pets under 50 pounds will be charged. Also, Airport shuttle is available for $5.
the nature lovers RV camping is available at the KOA Campground in
For your convenience, a membership application is available on this web site for paying dues and new members. If you have not joined, please fill out the enclosed form and mail to Barbara Jennings, Secretary.
FOR THE WEBSITE:
If you have not sent
a photo to the Web Master, Gary Chesser, please bring them to the reunion or
contact the Webmaster to make arrangements for sending them. Photos can be emailed or mailed on a CD or
hard copy. If you can remember the
details of the photo, please include as much information as you can. Name(s),
dates, location, and occasion will be very helpful. Hard copy photos will be returned. Be sure to provide
Blair & Alma Rougeux sadly will not be at this year’s reunion.
Jess & Loretta Mayberry send greeting but will be at a family function this year. They are doing well.
John & Clara Higby will not be able to attend. John is a little under the weather and they plan on seeing us in 2010.
Jerry & Sarah Smith has a family function they will be attending. They send their best to everyone.
Several new shipmates have joined the association and will be attending the reunion. It will be interesting to see who can identify who.
“The Power of One”
One song can spark a moment. One step must start each journey.
One flower can wake the dream. One word must start each prayer.
One tree can start a forest. One hope will raise our spirits.
One bird can herald spring. One touch can show you care.
One smile begins a friendship. One voice can speak with wisdom.
One handclasp lifts a soul. One heart can know what’s true.
One star can guide a ship at sea. One life can make a difference,
One word can frame the goal. You see, IT’S UP TO YOU!
One vote can change a nation. Author Unknown
One sunbeam lights a room.
One candle wipes out darkness.
One laugh will conquer gloom.
President Vice President
Calvin Dyk B. W. Jennings
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