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AVRM Newsletter Dec 2019 Vol.3 No.5
CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Giovanni “G” Simi
Wow! The Thanksgiving & Christmas season is upon us with decorations starting to pop-up and plans being made for a wonderful Holiday season. Please remember our armed forces serving around the world to make our Holiday season safer, and remember our Veterans who have preserved our freedoms for us to enjoy.
I had the honor of visiting the Antelope Valley Mobile wall at the Marie Kerr Park Amphitheater last weekend and talked to several Veterans as we were observing the wall and going in the various tents. This Wall is something to be very proud of as it was funded by various organizations and schools here in the Valley, finally welcoming home the Vietnam era veterans. Also, please remember Veterans by helping with Wreaths Across America. The cost is $15.00 per wreath and you may contact our own Dayle DeBry at the Lancaster Cemetery.
Now, on to the Museum and the start of construction. The steel for the building has been ordered and is expected to arrive before the end of the year, or in construction terms, next year. With that, the foundation work will begin, the plumbing and electrical trenches dug, footings dug, and concrete poured. Then the steel arrives and the block walls will be built and the steel erected. Let’s hope for a very mild winter so all of the work gets done without any weather delays.
Then the work really begins, THE MOVE. We already realize that the new building is too small, so we will continue fundraising and hopefully be able to start the second phase soon. All of this growth is wonderful and can be attributed to the dedication of the board and all of you wonderful volunteers.
Speaking of the Board, it has been my honor to work with such a dedicated group of people that can work together towards the common goal. Egos fall behind at the door and everything gets done. Wow, maybe there are a few boards around the Valley that could take note, including some in our state and national capital.
Have a Great Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
🥞Flapjack Fundraiser tickets
Be sure and join us for our 3rd Annual Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 8:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m. at the Lancaster APPLEBEE’S. Tickets will be available through any AVRM Board member or by calling Bill Rawlings at (661) 478-4841. $10 buys you a tasty breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, orange juice and coffee. The Museum makes $5 per ticket sold. See you there!
DECEMBER 7: Museum CLOSED.
DECEMBER 21: Museum open Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
JANUARY 4: Board meeting 10:00 a.m. Museum open Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
JANUARY 18: 3rd Annual FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER at APPLEBEE’S in Lancaster. 8:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m. See page 3 for details.
FEBRUARY 1: Board meeting 10:00 a.m. Museum open Saturday, 10:00 a.m.— 2:00 p.m.
FEBRUARY 15: Museum open Saturday, 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
MARCH 7: Board meeting at 10:00 a.m. Museum open 10:00—2:00 p.m.
MARCH 21: Museum open 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
🚜 Come on By! 🚜
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of every month and by appointment, contact us. There is no admission fee. Please see upcoming dates for museum hours and closures, subject to change.