2017 Dinner Dance Fundraiser Held

On Saturday night September 9th an enthusiastic group came together at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building to raise funds to assist veterans in need as part of the annual event put on by Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 223. Lou Nunez, chapter vice-president was the chairman of the event and the MC for the evening. Using round tables this year, brisk conversation was heard around the main auditorium as veteran’s issues in Sonoma County was discussed. Chef Luigi DiPace provided an excellent dinner consisting of Tri-Tip Steaks, Chicken, Vegetable Medley, Salad, and Baked Potatoes with all the “fixins”.

Jack Tibbetts, Vice-Mayor of Santa Rosa was the featured speaker of the evening and spoke warmly about the need of veterans in our community. There was plenty of dancing as Andy Martinez DJ-173rd of A.N.D.Y Brown Productions provided the DJ services for the evening. American Legion Post 21 provided the bar services for the evening as well.

There were door prizes, plenty of raffle items, and many silent auction items that help raise additional money. The highlight of the evening seemed to be the announcement that had everybody standup and look under their chairs. It seems there was a mad scramble to find the dozens of gift cards taped to the bottom the chairs.

VVA Chapter 223 would like to extend our thanks to our generous sponsors and donors:

Platinum Sponsors

California Veterans Benefits Fund

Mike Thompson

Summit Pain Alliance

Silver Sponsors

Lou and Elva Nunez

Bill and Barbara Burke


Leslie Johnson/Linda Thompsen

O'Reilly Auto Parts

Amy's Wicked Slush

Mendocino Avenue Car Wash & Detail Center

Adel's Restaurant

1st Nails of Healdsburg CA

Safeway of Healdsburg, CA

B&B RV Supplies

Occidental Hardware

Healdsburg Running Supply

Silver Rock Cellars

Rite Aid of Healdsburg CA

Charlie's Restaurant, Windsor CA

Morton & Bassett Spices

Mountain Mike's Pizza

McConnell Auto Group, Healdsburg CA

Law Office of Walter Rubenstein

Dragon's Restaurant of Healdsburg CA

Clay Vajgrt Artist

American GI Forum

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