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Prescott Chapter Recent Activities

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30 May 2016 - Memorial Day Procession, Prescott National Cemetery


Click here for a full description of this event.


21 May 2016 - Flag Certificate Presentations


Tim Prater (in red shirt) presents
Flag Certificate to Tom Carver.
Tom Chittenden (right) presents
Flag Certificate to Robert Pivicic.


16 April 2016 - Prescott Chapter Meeting


Our speaker John Bostwick brought his falcon and talked for an hour about the history of the sport and his part in it. images/john-bostwick-s.jpg


12 December 2015 - Prescott Chapter New Officers


New Officers for the Prescott Chapter were installed on the 12th of December. President Tom Chittenden to serve his second year installed his new officers. Pictured left to right: Vice President Wayne Hood, Secretary Tim Prater, Treasurer and Chancellor Steve Monez, Color Guard Captain Bill Smith, Registrar/Genealogist and State Representative Ed Steinback III, Historian Charles "Red" Scott, Chaplain Michael Holmes. Not pictured: Notifications Director Bill Williamson, Communications Director Scott Iden.


12 December 2015 - Wreathes Across America, Prescott National Cemetery


Four members of the Prescott Chapter took part in the Wreaths Across America program at the Prescott National Cemetery. It was snowing as our chapter led the procession with the Army Wreath. Pictured left to right: Captain Bill Smith, Ed Steinback, Steve Monez & Ed Lipphardt.


7 December 2015 - Pearl Harbor Day, USS Arizona Memorial in Arizona


Bill Smith, accompanied by State Vice President Steve Miller, placed a wreath at the USS Arizona Memorial in Arizona to honor Bill's uncle, Michael J. Giovenazzo, Water Tender 2nd Class, who was trapped with 1177 sailors in Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.


11 November 2015 - Veterans Day, Pebble Creek


Prescott Color Guard joined the State in Pebble Creek on 11 November.


11 November 2015 - Veterans Day Parade, Prescott


Prescott Color Guard marched in the Prescott Veterans Day parade on 11 November.


7 November 2015 - Veterans Day Parade, Anthem


Prescott Color Guard marched with the Saguaro Chapter in the Anthem Veterans Day parade on 7 November.


5 September 2015 - Territorial Days Parade, Chino Valley


L-R:  State Color Guard Commander Stephen Miller, Prescott Chapter members Steve Monez, Bill Smith, Ed Lipphardt.


28 August 2015 - Compatriot Lynn Grubb's Memorial Service, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Prescott


Lynn became a member of the Prescott Chapter in 2009 and passed away this July.
Lynn's wife Karen commented in an email to me later, "Steve, thank you so much.  This made it so special!


Before the service.
L-R:  Edward Lipphardt, Jan Huber, Allen Nash, Steve Monez.
About to enter the service.
L-R:  Steve Monez, Allen Nash, Jan Huber, Edward Lipphardt.


23 August 2015 - Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association Meeting, JW Marriott, Paradise Valley


L-R:  Commander Matt Scott, Prescott CG Captain Bill Smith, Steve Monez, Keith Hugus, Allen Nash,
Jerry Davis, Ed Steinback, Jan Huber, Tom Steinback.


4 July 2015 - Frontier Days Parade, Prescott


Sons of the American Revolution State President George Lipphardt joined the Prescott Chapter Color Guard to march in the annual Frontier Days Parade in Prescott on 4 July.  A breakfast was held before the parade to honor President George and First Lady Karen.  They had just returned from the National Congress in Louisville Kentucky and traveled all the way from Tucson.  The weather was excellent and the crowds were very enthusiastic as we marched.



From left to right in the picture are, Prescott Color Guard Captain Bill Smith, Ed Lipphardt, Catherine Chittenden, Steve Monez, AZSSAR President George Lipphardt, Goldwater Chapter President Dr. William Hearter, Phoenix Chapter Jerry Davis, Ed Steinback II, Prescott Chapter President Tom Chittenden, CAR State President Jason Knorr, Wayne Hood, Yavapai Chapter DAR member Lee Nelson.




Prescott Chapter again this year raised funds for World War II Veterans to be able to see their World War II memorial in Washington D.C.  Chapter President Tom Chittenden presented a check for $11,000 to Honor Flight Board member Tony Martinez.  This is the third year the chapter has taken this on and we now have raised over $27,000 to help fly these deserving vets to Washington D.C.



13 December 2014 - Prescott Chapter annual meeting at Plaza Bonita


Color Guard left to right: Bill Smith, Steve Monez, Ed Steinback, Wayne Hood.


State President Art Cantrall presents Ed Lipphardt with his SAR membership certificate.
State President Art Cantrall presents John Sterling with his SAR membership certificate.
George Lipphardt and Art Cantrall were awarded the famous Prescott Chapter "bricks" to honor their service to the SAR
as Steve and Anna Monez look on with appreciation.
L-R:  Newly inducted SAR member Ed Lipphardt (George's brother), State Vice President George Lipphardt and newly inducted SAR member William Lipphardt (George's son).


State President Arthur Cantrall, on right, installs Prescott Chapter officers for 2015.  L-R:  Chancellor Charles Walker, President Tom Chittenden, VP Wayne Hood, Secretary Tim Prater (not shown), Treasurer Steve Monez, Color Guard Captain Bill Smith, Chaplain John Thorne, Notifications Bill Williamson, and Registrar Ed Steinback.



15 November 2014 - DAR/SAR Joint Luncheon, Stone Ridge Country Club


Lord Scott acting as General George Washington
speaking to the citizens of Williamsburg.
Steve Monez thanks Lord Scott with a plaque for his portrayal of George Washington.



11 November 2014 - Veterans Day Parade, Prescott


Potential member Mike Holmes and his son carrying the banner.
Bill Smith with Pike on the far left, Steve Monez, Ed Steinback and Wayne Hood.



8 November 2014 - Veterans Day Parade, Anthem


Saguaro Chapter members on float from left to right:
President Jan Huber, Secretary Manuel Rodrigues, Vice President Whit Revell, Kenneth Reedy.
Prescott Chapter members on ground from left to right:
Color Guard Captain Bill Smith, President Steve Monez, Registrar Ed Steinback.



30 August 2014 - Territorial Days, Chino Valley

Pictured from left to right: Lee Nelson, Matt Scott, Sean Holmes, Steve Monez, Color Guard Captain, Bill Smith,
State Commander Steve Miller and future member Mike Holmes.



5 July 2014 - Sons of the American Revolution Honors World War II Veterans with $11,500.


Steve Monez, President of the SAR Prescott Chapter, presents the check to Susan Howe the Founder of Honor Flight. She is a resident of Prescott. The two fellows in blue are Colonel Daniels and Major Wandry. The others are all veterans and SAR members.


The annual Ice Cream Social was held again at the Las Fuentes resort. Thanks Las Fuentes and Cindy Schubert, social director, for arranging the room, ice cream and serving area. John Thorne, our member has worked with Cindy for several years.


The World War II Memorial was built in Washington DC in 2004 and many of the veterans had passed away by that time. They are dying at the rate of 1000 per day. Their average age is 91. The Honor Flight was started to help the Vets travel to their memorial at no cost to them. It costs about $900 per vet and each one is accompanied with a guardian. The Guardian pays his or her own way. They are needed to help as many are wheel chair bound. Many Veterans would never have the chance to see the memorial if it were not for the Honor Flight.


Last Year our goal was $5,000 and we raised $4500. Bill Hazen, one of our members, thought we could double it this year. With our goal at $10,000 many thought it might be unreal. However, everyone thought this was such a worthy cause. Several of our members committed $1,000 each, yet we were still far from our goal. Bill Hazen raised more than 20% of all money and he never gave up hope that we could reach our goal. All our members and the generous support of the people in our communities all helped to make this happen.


Our social was a huge success. We had music from “The Lest we Fogetters” associated with Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors. Everyone had as much ice cream as they could eat. A raffle was held to raise more money for the Vets. We had two guest speakers, Colonel Wayne Daniels a B17 pilot shot down in Germany and a World War Ace Major Ralph Wandrey who shot down 12 planes in P38s and P47. They spoke of their experiences. They were a real delight and we were really happy they could make it.


See the article about us in the 14 July issue of the Prescott Daily Courier here.



5 July 2014 - Color Guard marches in the Frontier Days Parade

See the video here.

The Frontier Days Parade was held in Prescott Arizona on July 5, 2014. State Commander Steve Miller with several CG members from various Chapters in Phoenix and Tucson joined the Prescott Chapter Color Guard. Two Scout members from troop 700 Sean Homes and Lewis Brownlee carried the banner. Behind the banner from left to right, Bill Aurand, Marsha Aurand (DAR), Bill Smith Prescott CG Captain, Steve Monez Prescott Chapter, Jim Johnson Honorary Member Prescott and Texas Member, Chuck Howe, Mrs. William Hearter DAR, Dr. Thomas Steinback Prescott Chapter, Dr. William Hearter,State Registrar, Jerry Davis, and State CG Commander Steve Miller. Behind Not shown, Ed Steinback Prescott CG, Wayne Hood Prescott CG, Dr. Hearters Daughter (DAR).


Left to right: Jim Johnson, Dr. William Hearter, Dr. Hearter's daughter,
Wayne Hood, Mrs. Hearter, Steve Monez, Dr. Thomas Steinback.
Steve Monez, Chuck Howe, Jerry Davis, State Commander Steve Miller, Wayne Hood, Dr. William Hearter and Ed Steinback.



19 April 2014 - Color Guard marches in the Ahwatukee parade

Color Guard marching in parade Guard in Ahwatukee parade 2014 The Color Guard marched in the Ahwtukee parade on Easter Saturday the 19th of April, 2014. A friend of Keith Hugus grandson and his grandson are carrying the SAR banner. He bought them Paul Revere Costumes. The right picture is with Bill Smith on far right. Left to right: Keith Hugus, VP Palo Verde Chapter; Jerry Davis; Steve Miller, State Color Guard Commander; Steve Monez, Prescott Chapter President, Mike Tubbs, Washington Illinois Chapter, and Bill Smith Prescott Color Guard Captain not shown.

Color Guard members

Left to right: Bill Smith, Prescott Color Guard Captain;  Jerry Davis; Lance Dickerson; Steve Monez,  Prescott Chapter President; &  Mike Tubs from Washington Illinois.






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