As we move away from the warmer summer months, the Desert Navy is looking forward to the new year with excitement and added adventure. There are some changes that will hopefully help us grow and continue to meet our goals in providing support for those out there who are hurting and need support. We are expecting to continue to have guest speakers when possible, who can provide us with a wealth of information and allow us to stay current with benefits that may be available and not understood by some of us. We will continue to hold our normal schedule of meetings, which run from October until late April. Meetings are held on the third Friday of the month and start at 11 a.m. There will be a change in the meeting location, starting with our initial meeting scheduled for Friday, Oct. 20. The new location for the meeting will be in the Banquet Room of the Black Bear Diner located off Queen Creek and Alma School Roads.
As always, one of our club’s primary goals is to provide support to those veterans and others who are in need. Our club has a variety of medical supplies and equipment that can be obtained in a short amount of time for those needing support, whether it be from an unexpected emergency or for an item that may help improve a person’s quality of life for a longer period of time. One of the achievements that left us feeling good this past year was having the ability to team up with another local service organization, allowing us to provide a significant number of motorized electric scooters to those requiring support to help them cope with their long-term disabilities.
Several members and their guests meet weekly at the Black Bear Diner at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for lunch. All are always welcome. The Desert Navy is open to all veterans who have served in the military, and all are always welcome. If you have any questions regarding our club’s activities or if you’re looking for more details on issues that may be of interest to you, please feel free to give me a call. I can be reached at 480-802-2532.