Next Meeting Wednesday December 18th
2013 has been good year for the Galaxy Community Council. We have maintained our membership, meeting attendance has been great and we have enjoyed outstanding guest speakers at our meetings. Although it wasn’t the success we hoped it would be, I want to thank all of you for your time, hard work and contributions to Great New England Wings and Wheels.
We, as an organization, were fortunate enough to be able to make contributions for the needs Westover’s reservists and their families. We continue to be relevant on Base and appreciated by the Westover ARB Command and Staff. Our most important event on Westover, Family Day, was a great success. And our support of Youth Outreach Day enabled hundreds of local area high school ROTC students to enjoy a day at Westover and learn what our reservists do for our country. In 2014 we will be focusing our efforts on a strong possibility of an air show at Westover in May of 2015.
During this holiday season, we need to give thanks for what we have while remembering to assist military members in need. In 2013, while our service men and women have been doing their jobs, sequestration and the consequent furloughs have hit them hard at home. We can help ease the burden on them and their families by contributing to the Pioneer Valley USO at Westover (www.pioneervalleyuso.org). The USO accepts contributions of non-perishable foods, furniture, household goods, books, DVDs, baby supplies and more to help support the military men and women stationed at Westover. Also, if you would like to help with any of their events, contact Al Tracy at 413-557-3290.
The GCC will continue to look for ways to support our military personnel and civilian organizations at Westover. Please do what you can to find ways to contribute to the family and personal needs of those who have sacrificed so much to guarantee our security and prosperity. As members of the Galaxy Community Council, we also need to remind everyone of the accomplishments and difficulties faced by the military men and women and their loved ones. Please take a moment in your own way, to pray for their safety and do what you can to thank them for what they are doing and what they have done to protect all of us.
The GCC board of directors and I look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you and your guests at our Christmas meeting that will be held at the Castle of the Knights on Wednesday, December 18th. We hope to see all of you there.
I would like to extend to all Galaxy Community Council members, Westover Air Reserve Base military and civilian personnel and all of the families, my best wishes for a happy and safe Christmas Holiday Season, as well as a healthy and prosperous 2014.
Bud Shuback, President, Galaxy Community Council
2014 Membership Dues Process and Westover Pass and ID Information
Galaxy Council Vice President 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.
The Air force Newsletter "Patriot"
Subject: 2013 & 2014 GCC meeting & events schedule
As in the past all meetings will be held on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except November & December). Advance notice of changes will be posted at www.galaxycouncil.com.
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.
General Membership meetings will continue to be held at the Chicopee Knights of Columbus, Council 4044 beginning with dinner at 1800hrs. The resumption of meetings at the Westover Club is anticipated.
2013 Meeting Schedule18 December - Christmas Party
2014 Meeting Schedule
26 May - Chicopee Memorial Day Parade
Military Discounts plus 1st Month Free
“CITIZENS SERVING THE PATRIOT WING”
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.