Posted by Dick Dannells on Aug 28, 2018
TODAY’S PROGRAM August 28, 2018: Jay Conner-“HONOR FLIGHT CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA”
In the absence of Pres. Scott Astrosky, Past Pres. Don Weber opened the meeting at 12:38 PM with the usual introduction of guests. The first order of business was to present new member Jeff Smith with his permanent blue badge after he completed 5 of the listed tasks. David Archer and Linda Osty donated $25 happy bucks.
INSPIRATION DOLLARS:
Past Pres. Don levied 33 ID’s on Anya Stanley for her and Eamonn’s 29th wedding anniversary; and 53 ID’s for his 53rd anniversary with Jackie; 10 ID’s on Ashlea Boyer, Mark Olson, Shannon Bowdey, Joel Conn and Michael Boyer for failing to give the correct answers to trivial questions.
PROGRAM : Jay Conner-“HONOR FLIGHT CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA”
Ashlea Boyer introduced Jay, who  presently is a real estate professional with Century 21 Hometown Realty and is very active in this Honor Flight Regional Center that includes San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties (founded in 2013), which is one out of 134 such Centers nationwide. Jay stated that the 2005 founding of the organization in Springfield Illinois by Earl Morris had as its initial goal to send World War II veterans to the War Memorial in Washington DC at no cost to the veteran or their guardian. Since then they partnered with Honor Air out of Hendersonville North Carolina having similar goals. The current mission of nationwide organization is to honor not only World War II veterans but all of America’s veterans by taking them to Washington D.C. on their “Tour of Honor” and to visit at their respective memorials. A typical Central Coast tour starts on Monday with a commercial flight from San Luis Obispo to Phoenix in a small plane that can hold 22 veterans and 22 guardians along with other staff and from there they fly on in a larger plane to Baltimore Maryland. On Tuesday morning, they will go in a police escorted bus from Baltimore to the War Memorial and Arlington Cemetery and on Wednesday to Annapolis  and Fort McHenry. The cost of these tours are $3000 for the veteran and guardian and there always looking for donations continuous work. Time is running out to achieve their goal of having all World War II veterans make the trip before they pass away. They need help in finding veterans in this area.
THOUGHT FOR DAY BY DON WEBER
“We can’t all be heroes, but we can thank those who are.”
This is the shortened version of Will Rogers’ famous quote: “We can’t all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.”
TODAY’S PROGRAM August 28, 2018: Jay Conner-“HONOR FLIGHT CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA”
In the absence of Pres. Scott Astrosky, Past Pres. Don Weber opened the meeting at 12:38 PM with the usual introduction of guests. The first order of business was to present new member Jeff Smith with his permanent blue badge after he completed 5 of the listed tasks. David Archer and Linda Osty donated $25 happy bucks.
INSPIRATION DOLLARS:
Past Pres. Don levied 33 ID’s on Anya Stanley for her and Eamonn’s 29th wedding anniversary; and 53 ID’s for his 53rd anniversary with Jackie; 10 ID’s on Ashlea Boyer, Mark Olson, Shannon Bowdey, Joel Conn and Michael Boyer for failing to give the correct answers to trivial questions.
PROGRAM : Jay Conner-“HONOR FLIGHT CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA”
Ashlea Boyer introduced Jay, who  presently is a real estate professional with Century 21 Hometown Realty and is very active in this Honor Flight Regional Center that includes San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties (founded in 2013), which is one out of 134 such Centers nationwide. Jay stated that the 2005 founding of the organization in Springfield Illinois by Earl Morris had as its initial goal to send World War II veterans to the War Memorial in Washington DC at no cost to the veteran or their guardian. Since then they partnered with Honor Air out of Hendersonville North Carolina having similar goals. The current mission of nationwide organization is to honor not only World War II veterans but all of America’s veterans by taking them to Washington D.C. on their “Tour of Honor” and to visit at their respective memorials. A typical Central Coast tour starts on Monday with a commercial flight from San Luis Obispo to Phoenix in a small plane that can hold 22 veterans and 22 guardians along with other staff and from there they fly on in a larger plane to Baltimore Maryland. On Tuesday morning, they will go in a police escorted bus from Baltimore to the War Memorial and Arlington Cemetery and on Wednesday to Annapolis  and Fort McHenry. The cost of these tours are $3000 for the veteran and guardian and there always looking for donations continuous work. Time is running out to achieve their goal of having all World War II veterans make the trip before they pass away. They need help in finding veterans in this area.
THOUGHT FOR DAY BY DON WEBER
“We can’t all be heroes, but we can thank those who are.”
This is the shortened version of Will Rogers’ famous quote: “We can’t all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.”