Chapter Update

It has been a while since we reported. CA-3 has held several monthly meetings. Our April meeting was hosted by CA-3 Secretary Bonnie Dabalos-Castro and Loyal Escort Patti Ellison. New member Stephanie Borges introduced herself. She is a civilian aide to a one-star general! The first civilian aide he has had! As such, her schedule often changes, but she will attend meetings when possible. At our May meeting, hosted by CA-3 member Nancy Arroyavila and Loyal Escort Sarah River, we celebrated Ar...
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Chapter Update

CA-3 continues to hold well attended monthly meetings. The January meeting, hosted by CA-3 Loyal Escorts Elaine Vallecillo-Miller and Greg Miller, celebrated the New Year. The February Meeting was hosted by CA-3 Vice President and Treasurer Kathy Wright. At this meeting, we celebrated the anniversary of the Women Reserves, with our oldest Marine present, Zita Cussary, passing the first piece of birthday cake to our youngest Marine present, Molly Howe. At this special meeting, CA-3 welcomed a ve...
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CA-3 continues to hold well-attended monthly meetings. The October meeting, hosted by Loyal Escort Sarah Rivera and her daughter, Deanna May, celebrated Halloween. All attendees wore Halloween themed attire, with several coming in costume. The November meeting was hosted by Vice President/Treasurer Kathy Wright and celebrated the Marine Corps’ 242nd Birthday. The annual message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps was read, the POW/MIA table was set up, and CA-3 held the Birthday Celebration...
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Chapter Update

CA-3 continues to hold well attended monthly meetings. The July meeting, hosted by Secretary Bonnie Dabalos-Castro and Loyal Escort Pattie Ellison, celebrated Independence Day with a patriotic theme. The August meeting was hosted by Vice President/Treasurer Kathy Wright and Loyal Escort Angie Fredekind. In September, the meeting, hosted by Nancy Zaunbrecher-Payne, recognized POW/MIA Day. CA-3 members also continue to be busy. The CA-3 Scholarship Chair participated in the inaugural Missio...
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Chapter Update

The Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter CA-3 continues to hold monthly meetings. At the April meeting, hosted by Loyal Escort Angie Fredekind and friend Barbara Morgan, we celebrated Easter. The May meeting, hosted by long-time CA-3 member Maggie Hart, was a celebration of a day not often celebrated – Armed Forces Day. The June meeting was hosted by Loyal Escorts Elaine Vallecillo-Miller and Greg Miller. At this meeting, we celebrated Dads. We stopped to remember fathers serving far from hom...
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Chapter Update

The Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter CA-3 held three of their monthly meetings during this time period. The January meeting, celebrating the New Year, was a no-host meeting. Members brought military shirts, hats, etc, to exchange with others. The February meeting, hosted by CA-3 members Nell Marie Forsey and Susan Johnston, celebrated the 74th anniversary of women serving in the Marine Corps Reserve. A cake cutting ceremony was held, with the oldest Marine present – Barbara Naas, and the ...
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Chapter Update

The Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter CA-3 held three of their monthly meeting during this recent time period. At the October meeting hosted by CA-3 Vice President and Treasurer Kathy Wright, and Loyal Escort Angie Fredekind, we celebrated Halloween, with many members coming in costume. At the November meeting, hosted by Kathy Wright, CA-3 celebrated the 241st Marine Corps Birthday. After the reading of the Commandant’s Birthday message, and a message from Women Marines Association Pres...
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Chapter Update

The Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter CA-3 held two of their monthly meetings during this time period. At the August meeting hosted by Loyal Escort Elaine Vallecillo-Miller, chapter members all congratulated Lily Brockmeier on her second place win for her History Book. Also, guest Linda Kleensasser from the VA Women’s Center spoke to the group about the services offered for women at the VA. This year CA-3 awarded their yearly scholarship of $500.00 to Brenda Phillips, the daughter of CA-3 ...
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Chapter Update

On Saturday, 24 October, one of the members of CA-3, Lily Brockmeier, attended a workshop in San Francisco. The workshop was hosted by Swords to Plowshares, the Women Veterans Professional Network (WVPN). This workshop is part of a series of workshops that fosters career advancement opportunities and builds connections among women veteran professionals. They have other workshops that assist you with building your Linkedin profile: how to optimize your profile, and provide personalized advice, d...
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