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Our next meeting will be Wednesday January 21st


January Newsletter


Dining for a Cause

On MONDAY, JANUARY 26TH the Ninety-Nine Restaurant in Chicopee is
hosting "Dining for a Cause" to benefit the Galaxy Community Council's
Great New England Air Show efforts.

The GCC will receive 15% of each guest check from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

Please *bring the attached coupon* to help the GCC while you have a very
enjoyable dinner.


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The GCC Board of Directors have been working on the air show for several months but, they cannot do it all!  GCC Members, we need YOUR participation in the following upcoming events


Letter from the GCC President


Galaxy Community Council Members,

I hope you had an enjoyable summer.  We suspended our August meeting because many of our members were taking advantage of the fine weather and enjoying what is left of summer.     I’m sure that all of you are now reinvigorated and beginning at our next meeting on September 17th, you’ll be anxious to focus your attention to our most important event, the Great New England Air Show (GNEAS).

I look forward to working with every GCC member to make the 2015 GNEAS a great success.  But we need your help to make it happen.  Although Westover ARB could host an Open House, without the GCC, the GNEAS wouldn’t take place.


In addition to our regular meetings, the GCC Board of Directors has been meeting monthly since December to plan for the 2015 GNEAS.  The foundation has been laid to take care of our responsibilities.  Most team leaders have been appointed and you will hear from them is coming meetings.  If you are interested in working on a particular team, contact the team leader.

Under the leadership of Air Show Boss, Lt Col. David Smith, our counterparts on the Air Force side have also been conducting planning sessions. Soon, base-wide meetings in the Conference Center will take place where we will combine our efforts.  If you are interested in attending those meetings, please let me know.


The 2015 Great New England Air Show

Fact Sheet

What: Westover Air Reserve Base Open House and GREAT NEW ENGLAND AIR SHOW

Where: Westover Air Reserve Base, Chicopee, Massachusetts

When: Saturday, May 16th and Sunday May 17th, 2015

Why: Community outreach to link military service members and surrounding communities

Economic Impact: A University of Massachusetts study estimated that the impact to the communities  surrounding Westover ARB was $13.5 million with $8.2 million coming from outside of the region.

Produced by: United States Air Force Reserve Command’s 439th Airlift Wing

Supported by: The Galaxy Community Council at Westover


Westover Community Involvement



Galaxy Council Board Member Ed Spellacy continues his short stories (Pan Amusings) from his days as a Pan Am 747 Captain. Check out these very interesting stories from a fellow member.
New Story "20 Years and Counting"

The Air force Newsletter "Patriot"

2013/2014 Galaxy Council Officers:
President: Bud Shuback
Vice President: Connie Foster
Secretary: Joe Marois
Treasurer: Paul Aubuchon

Subject: 2015 GCC meeting & events schedule


Meetings of the GCC membership will be held on the third Wednesday of the month.  Advance notice of changes will be posted at


Meeting cancellations due to weather will be posted on WGGB 40 & Fox 6.


Unless otherwise notified, all Board of Directors meetings will be held in the Wing HQ conference room beginning at 1600hrs sharp on the same date.


General Membership meetings are at the Westover Club.  Dinner is available between 5:15 and 6:15 PM.  The business meeting begins at 6:30 PM sharp.


2014 Meeting Schedule

17 December (no Board meeting)


2015 Meeting Schedule

21 January

18 February
18 March
15 April
20 May
17 June
15 July

19 August

16 September
21 October
18 November
16 December - Christmas Meeting


2015 Events


15 May              The Great New England Air Show Kick-off breakfast

16-17 May        The Great New England Air Show

25 May              Memorial Day Parade

11 November    Veterans Day Activities


Other activities including GCC fundraisers will be announced.

Reminder: Seat belt usage is mandatory on Westover ARB. Violators will lose base access privileges for 30 days.

Military Discounts plus 1st Month Free




The Galaxy Community Council is a 501c3 charitable corporation.

It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and has no governmental status.

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