Successful Christmas Party Held

Friday, December 1, 2017 saw over two hundred veterans, families, and friends attend the annual Christmas event at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building. Chef Juanita Gonzales served up a delicious turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, salad, and rolls. Desserts were provided by the attendees. Santa made an appearance and handed out gifts to over 40 children. Mary Gosiak conducted a raffle that had just about every attendee go home with a prize. A silent auction was also held to round out the evening. Chapter 223 has sponsored this free event for over 15 years.

Dennis Keeffe Passed Away

Life member of Chapter 223 passed away on November 6, 2017. Dennis served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was active in the Burbank Gardens Neighborhood Association in Santa Rosa. In his youth he was a proud member of the Campion Marching Band. He was an avid camper, hunter, fisherman, and golfer. He was also a frequent winner of the raffle prize at the Chapters' monthly meetings. A brief military service will be held on December 6th at 11:00 am at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA. There will be a celebration of Dennis' life on Sunday, December 10 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at his home.

VVA Chapter 223 is a 501 (c) (19) 

Non Profit Veterans' Corporation

Tax ID Number 68-0434747  

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