21 Feb 2017 - VCSU Meeting

2:00 p.m.
Post 90 Building at 245 N. 200 W in St. George

The primary focus of this meeting is to: 
1. Reorganize and restart the Coalition
Go over the Mission and By-Laws of the Coalition and vote on a new Chairperson.
2. Review and amend (if necessary) the bylaws of the Coalition
Please bring any amendments or clarifications that the organization that you represent would like to discuss to the attention of the body at this time.  
3. Nominate and Appoint persons to the vacant positions of Chair, Recorder, and Treasurer. 
Please bring suitable nominees to the meeting.

11 Mar 2017 - MCL 10th Anniversary Dinner

SunRiver Community Center Ballroom on 11 Mar 2017 - It's the place to be!!

Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 of the Marine Corps League will host a fundraising dinner in recognition of the Rick Backman Scholarship Fund and the 10th Anniversary of the Detachment on Saturday March 11, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the SunRiver Ballroom.  The scholarship is named in honor of a former member of the Detachment and SunRiver resident.  This fundraising event will feature a silent auction.   

The ticket price is $25 per person with a choice of salmon or braised boneless short ribs.  Proceeds from the event will go to scholarships for Marines or Navy Corpsmen, who served with Marines, attending Dixie State and Southern Utah Universities.  For tickets call Ken Olsen at 435-628-4623.

2017 Feb 17 - Emotions and the Heart - Southern Utah Veterans Home

Presented by Judy Caldwell, DO
Friday, February 17, 2017
1:00 – 2:00 pm at the Veterans Home


2017 Feb 22 - Open House at VA Nursing Home

This message comes by way of Court Pendleton:

Attached is the event flyer for our upcoming Open house in Ivins, UT. Please give the widest distribution within each of your respective organizations. Feel free to forward this to any organization(s) that you feel would assist us in reaching the greatest number of veterans.

2017 Feb-Mar American Legion Happenings

These items posted by Marti Bigbie:

Coming Events for American Legion Posts
2-2-17 Post 142, Sun River, General Meeting
2-4-17 “No Flight Honor Flight” Plan on arriving by 9:00 as they will start welcoming the Veterans and the program will begin at 1000 hrs at SUVH Captain Ron Lewis will be the Flight “pilot” and boarding
Greeter/leader along with Celeste Sorenson & David Cordero
2-7-17 Post 90 Executive Meeting 5-6pm Legion Hall
2-8-17 Unit 90 Auxiliary meeting 3-4pm Legion Hall
2-11-17 Chili Challenge Cook Off, Post 100,Hurricane at 12:00pm
2-11-17 Dixie High School JROTC Military Ball - starts at 6:30-
8:00pm for dinner and dance following until 11:00pm
If interested call Marti (435-668-5770) for details
2-14-17 Valentine’s Day/Mayor’s Advisory Committee meeting
2-17 & 18 YARD/GARAGE SALE donations of items profits to go towards
Purchase of items for Christmas for Veterans and shipping costs to mail
Packages to Soldiers overseas. If you have anything you want to donate
Please call Marti 435-668-5770 to arrange pickup
2/21/17 Veterans Coalition meeting at 2:00pm
2-22-17 Hiring Utah Hero’s (HUH) 11:30-3:00pm Dixie Center
2-22-17 Post 90 General Meeting/Pot Luck - Italian Cook
Off with 4 prizes. Entries must be at Legion Hall
By 5:45pm for the judges to do their thing.
Meeting starts at 6pm.
A-G Deserts H-M Vegetables N-S Salads
T-Z Bread, rolls & Butter

3-8-17 Unit 90 Auxiliary meeting 3-4pm Legion Hall
3-14-17 Post 90 Executive Meeting 5-6pm Legion Hall
3-15-19 The Healing Wall, Zion Harley Davidson
3-22-17 Post 90 General Meeting/Pot Luck - Corn Beef & Cabbage. Meeting starts at 6pm
A-G Vegetables H-M Salads A-G Desserts
T-Z Bread, rolls & Butter
3-25-17 3rd Annual WCCJC Dancing with your Community Stars 7pm Snow Canyon High School Auditorium (Our editor David Cordero was a dancer 2 years ago and judge this year)

New Hours Cedar City National Guard Armory

I was just recently at this facility to update my DEERS card after Bill's death.  It is easy to find and this time there was no waiting line.  Erin Henrie has sent this flyer with new hours.

Open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 0800 to 1730
1065 North Airport Rd, Cedar City, UT

Please bring two forms of State or Federal ID. One needs to have a photo.  For more information visit:  http://www.cac.mil/docs/required_docs.pdf

Here's the FLYER 

1 December 2016 News Items

Maynard Sorensen reports:

Two items for the December News.

1.  American Legion Post 711 is in the process of merging with Post 90. Former Commander Maynard Sorensen is third Vice Commander of Post 90 and will continue to serve the Ivins area with assistance of Post 90 membership with American Legion projects. Some of the former members of Post 711 are now serving in the Post 90 Honor Guard.

2.  For some time, former Commander of American Legion Post 711, now in Post 90, Maynard Sorensen has been working on re-naming the Central Utah Veterans Home in Payson for one of five Medal of Honor winners in Utah. Recently, Gary Harter, head of the Department of Veterans Affairs for Utah, announced that the name change had been approved, and that it would happen on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7th, 2016 at the Veterans Home in Payson, Utah at 2 p.m., which facility was built as the same time as the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins. Maynard Sorensen will be a speaker on the program and will assist in an unveiling of a new monument and special photo at the conclusion. The public is welcome to attend.

The Payson facility will be re-named The Mervyn Sharp Bennion Veterans Home. Captain Bennion was killed while in command of the USS West Virginia defending his ship and crew during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7th, 1941. This year is the seventy-fifth anniversary. Captain Bennion grew up just fifty miles to the West of Payson on a sheep and cattle ranch near Vernon, Utah. He, and his Brother Howard, both graduated with honors for the military academies and had very successful  careers in the military.