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The 82nd AIRBORNE
Division Association

South Florida Chapter

Your Host For The

16th Annual
FLORIDA ALL AIRBORNE DAYS

October 17-20, 2002
on Fort Lauderdale Beach
State Road A1A at East Sunrise Boulevard

16th Annual
FLORIDA ALL AIRBORNE DAYS

Convention Agenda

Thursday
17 OCT 2002
12:00 - 19:00
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Early-Bird Registration in the Hotel Lobby
( rooms available at 14:00 )
15:00 - 24:00 Hospitality Suite Open in Penthouse Suite 1003
1200 - ??:??
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Gathering at the Parrot Lounge for War Stories behind hotel pool area ( cash bar )
Friday
18 OCT 2002
08:00 - 19:00
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Registration in the Hotel Lobby
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08:00 - 10:00
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Continental Breakfast in the Hospitality Suite Penthouse Suite 1003
08:00 - 24:00 Hospitality Suite open in Penthouse Suite 1003
08:00 - 18:00 Free time
10:00 - ??:??
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Gathering for more War-Stories at The Parrot Lounge behind hotel pool area ( cash bar )
12:00 - 15:00 Free Buffet at The Parrot Lounge ( cash bar )
17:30 - ??:??
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Gambling Ship excursion departs Hotel Lobby
( Optional $10.00 per person )
Saturday
19 OCT 2002
08:00 - 15:00
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Registration in the Hotel Lobby
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08:00 - 10:00
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Continental Breakfast in the Hospitality Suite Penthouse Suite 1003
08:00 - 16:30 Hospitality Suite open in Penthouse Suite 1003
10:00 - ??:??
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Gathering for more War-Stories at The Parrot Lounge behind hotel pool area ( cash bar )
10:00 - 11:30 Ladies' Brunch - Penthouse
10:00 - 12:00 Association business meeting in the Penthouse
13:00 - 17:00 Optional fishing trip
18:00 - 21:30 Banquet - Penthouse Dining Area
21:30 - ??:?? Hospitality Suite open in Penthouse Suite 1003
Sunday
20 OCT 2002
08:00 - 10:00
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Farewell Breakfast in Penthouse Suite 1003
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16th Annual
FLORIDA ALL AIRBORNE DAYS
Saturday Banquet Program

Saturday
19 OCT 02
Hospitality Suite closed during banquet
Hotel Banquet Room located on the tenth floor
Dress: Semi-formal ( Jackets and ties )
Banquet -
18:00 - 21:40
18:00 - 19:00 Cocktail Hour ( cash bar )
19:00 - 19:05 BRIEF welcoming remarks by So/FL Chapter Chairman
19:05 - 19:10
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Honor Guard: Posting of the Colors; Playing of National Anthem; and Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance
19:10 - 19:12 Invocation
19:12 - 19:17 POW/MIA Ceremony
19:17 - 19:20 Playing of TAPS
19:20 Dinner is served
20:20 - 20:23
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So/FL Chapter Chairman welcomes special guest and Presidents/Chairmen of attending organizations
20:23 - 20:28 Brief talk by Duke Armendariz, Association President
20:28 - 20:30 Introduction of guest Speaker, LTG James Johnson Jr
20:30 - 21:00 Speech by LTG James Johnson Jr
21:00 - 21:15
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Award Ceremony for: So/FL Chapter Trooper of the Year and State of Florida Trooper of Year
21:15 - 21:20 Drawing for Door Prizes
21:20 - 21:25 Reserve Auction of Gold Money Clip
21:25 - 21:30 Drawing of Raffle ticket for Caribbean Cruise
21:30 - 21:35 Installation of 2002/2003South Florida Chapter Officers
21:35 - 21:40 Benediction and Retirement of Colors

16th Annual
FLORIDA ALL AIRBORNE DAYS
Military Display located in front of Hotel

Humvee's
provided by the 743rd Maintenance Co ( DS ) Florida National Guard
Commanding Officer Captain Kenneth Harris
First Sergeant 1SG Joseph J Dietz

Mule, Vehicles & Military Memorabilia
provided by South Florida Military Museum

Viet Nam Memorial Wall
provided by Post 23 Viet Nam Veterans of America

Bugler SSG Lawrence S Morse
13th Army Band, Florida National Guard
Commander: CW5 Douglas A Phifer

16th Annual
FLORIDA ALL AIRBORNE DAYS
Local Attractions Near The Holiday Inn Fort Lauderdale Beach

The World Famous
Parrott Lounge
911 Sunrise Lane
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954-563-1493
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Just behind hotel outside pool area rear exit
Franco & Vinny's
Italian Pizza Shack
2884 East Sunrise Blvd
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954-564-9522
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Just one block west of hotel for Pizza & Italian
La Cantina
Mexican Restaurant
2870 East Sunrise Blvd
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954-565-3839
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A block and a half west of hotel for great Margaritas
Cafe Bluefish
Open Air Seafood
3134 NE 9th Street
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954-563-3474
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About a half block south on street behind the hotel
Bikini Bob's
All-Nite Cafe
900 Sunrise Lane
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954-567-2955
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Behind the hotel between Bluefish & Parrott Lounge
Primanti Brothers
Philly Restaurant
901 Fort Lauderdale Beach
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954-565-0605
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On SR A1A about half a block south of the hotel
Banana Joe's
On The Beach
837 Fort Lauderdale Beach
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954-565-4446
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On SR A1A about one block south of the hotel
The Galleria Mall - At Fort Lauderdale
954-564-1015
2414 E Sunrise Blvd, one block west of bridge over Intracoastal Waterway
Neiman Marcus Pottery Barn, Nine West,
, Burdines, Saks 5th Ave, Victoria's Secret, Mayors, Dillards, Williams Sonoma
For More Nearby Activities Click Here
http://meetings.sixcontinentshotels.com/usa/fort_lauderdale/meetings/features_fllsb.html

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REGISTRATION: $ 70.00

Drawing for a free registration
if postmarked before September 17, 2002

Included:
Daily Hospitality Suite; Door Prizes; Raffles; Poolside Buffet; Saturday Members' Meeting; Ladies' Brunch; and Evening Banquet.

Thursday, October 17, 2002:
Registration; Hospitality Suite; Many area attractions such as fishing, gambling ships, restaurants, golf courses, beaches and shopping malls.

Friday, October 18, 2002:
Registration; Sawgrass Mall shopping spree; Hospitality Suite; Poolside party; Dinner at the American Legion (Dutch Treat).

Saturday, October 19, 2002:
Hospitality Suite; Chapters Meeting; Ladies' Brunch; Banquet.

Sunday, October 20, 2002:
Hospitality Suite.

FAREWELL !!

CONVENTION REGISTRATION

Mail to:

Mail to: South Florida Chapter
Mail to: 82nd Airborne Division Ass'n
Mail to: Post Office Box 1034
Mail to: Tavernier FL 33070-1034

Registrant Name

______________________________________
Airborne Unit

______________________________________
Spouse or Guest

______________________________________
Address

______________________________________
City

____________________ State ___ Zip ______
Phone
_______1 ( ______ ) _________________

Number of Attendees ____ x $70 = $ ______

Preferred Meals: Prime Rib ___ Chicken ___

We are honored to have

Lieutenant General James H Johnson Jr,

Past 82nd Airborne Division Commander who led the Division into Desert Storm as our guest speaker.

If traveling on the Florida Turnpike or I-95 take Exit Sunrise East. Follow Sunrise Boulevard East to the ocean at State Road A1A and the hotel will be on your right as you hit the beach.

There is also transportation available to and from Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

For more information call:
Secretary/Treasurer
Bob Niskanen 1-305-852-4272
abnsisu@terranova.net

or
South Florida Chairman
Irv Weinsoff 1-305-573-1666
weinsoff@msn.com

HOTEL REGISTRATION

Mail to:
Mail to: Holiday Inn Fort Lauderdale Beach
Mail to: 999 Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd North
Mail to: Fort Lauderdale FL 33304-3398

Mail to: Reservations: 1-800-465-4329
Mail to: Phone: 1-954-563-5961
Mail to: FAX: 1-954-564-5261

Name
_____________________________________
Address
_____________________________________
City
____________________ State __ Zip ______
Phone
_______1 ( _______) __________________

Arrival Date _______ Departure Date _______
Credit Card
_____________________________ Exp ____
Special Needs
_____________________________________


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82nd Airborne Division Association, South Florida Chapter


Officers for 2001-2002

South Florida Chairman

Irv Weinsoff
600 NE 36th Street / PH 3
Miami FL 33137-3945
1-305-573-1666
( Sylvia )

Vice-Chairman

French Shannon
Post Office Box 551776
Fort Lauderdale FL 33355-1776
1-954-741-8844
( Marie )

Secretary/Treasurer

Robert V Niskanen
87425 Old Highway # 93
Islamorada FL 33036-3065
1-305-852-4272
( Beverlee )

Judge Advocate

Don Moffett
32 Bunting Drive
Key Largo FL 33037-3003
1-305-453-9991
( Phyllis )

Sergeant-At-Arms

Ed Meyers
Post Office Box 292134
Fort Lauderdale FL 33329-2134
1-954-967-8182
( Lucille )

Past National President
and 2001/2002 Director
Jimmy Campillo
3444 SW 53rd Court
Fort Lauderdale FL 33312-5538
1-954-963-1454 ( Lucy )

Directors for 2001-2002

Joe Lanzillo
211 North 52nd Avenue
Hollywood FL 33021-3308
1-954-981-9127
( Vera )

Ron Stirlacci
117 Lake Emerald Drive #303
Oakland Park FL 33309-6269
1-954-730-0773
( Lydia )

Bob Wirt
Post Office Box 11280
Fort Lauderdale FL 33339-1280
1-954-565-8123
( Bettye )

Frank Rivera
53 Bonefish Avenue
Key Largo FL 33037-4769
1-305-451-1019
( Joan )

Jim Bono
722 NE 14th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale FL 33304-2834
1-954-462-2658
( NoName )

Robert Buffington
2765 Garden Drive
Cooper City FL 33026-3605
1-954-000-0000
( Helga )

Chapter Historian :

Beverlee Niskanen


Don't forget Our next regular meeting will be 8PM on Tuesday, November 19th, 2002, at the:

VFW Post 1966
350 SW 25th Street
Fort Lauderdale FL 33315-2616
Phone 954-765-0791


Have You Paid Your 2003 Association Dues Yet?

If your membership card doesn't say 2003,
you haven't paid for this year.
Please send your check for $12.50 payable to:

82nd Abn Div Assoc So Fl Chapter
c/o Robert V Niskanen, Sec / Treas
Post Office Box 1034,
Tavernier FL 33070-1034

If you'd like to make it out for a little extra,
anything over the annual $12.50
will go directly to our
South Florida Chapter's BOOSTER FUND
... Thanks for your continued help and support!


Honor Guard of The 82nd Airborne Division
Association Inc, South Florida Chapter

If you’d like to serve on the Honor Guard and
show the colors at various functions, contact

Ron Stirlacci at 1-954-730-0773
or Gus Vass at 1-954-989-2831


We can always use an extra trooper or two (or more)
to fill out our roster and make it to the various parades
or memorial activities when other members may not be
able to attend, to keep the ranks closed and our colors flying.






Got An AIRBORNE Activity You'd Like Everyone To Know About ?

We plan to use the South Florida Chapter WebSite to keep in closer contact and allow for more frequent updates of information regarding Chapter activities and functions.

Contact our WebMaster ( Bob Wirt ) and be sure to send your article or announcement by SnailMail to PO Box 11280, Fort Lauderdale FL 33339-1280; or FAX to 1-954-565-5922; or e-mail ( much preferred ) BobWirt@82airborne.org

The online WebSite as well as our SnailMail Newsletter are only as useful as you make them. If you have a Chapter activity you'd like to announce, please e-mail the particulars in advance so we can get the word out to everyone:

click here to Contact Our WebMaster and send your article or announcement

If you know of other Chapters' operations or functions which are open to our troopers and would like to pass the word along, send that information as well. Please include dates, addresses and phone numbers plus the contact individuals so we can ensure the word we pass along is complete and correct. We'll do our best to get your announcement onto the WebSite and into the Newsletter so you'll get the most member involvement and best turnout possible.

For those of you who have stopped me at meetings and picnics asking why the website didn't change from November, 2001, through April, 2002, I can only say that it was because no one sent anything to me to be published online, so nothing was. Sorry, but the website is here for your use and if you choose not to use it, it won't change much from day to day. It fact, it won't change at all.

OnLine Roster : Some troopers who are online have their e-mail addresses published in The South Florida Trooper News Letter so that other Airborne Troopers can more easily maintain contact with them, and they are:

Jim Battaglia JimB505@aol.com

Robert Buffington rbuff@earthlink.net

Herb Bunch HERBBUNCH@aol.com

Jimmy Campillo JAMLU82@aol.com

Chris Collins madness_01@msn.com

Barry Dearden Balm33547@aol.com

Edward DeBarros edb1125@bellsouth.net

John Desormeau JDesorm@bellsouth.net

Patrick Devine DevineHome@aol.com

Captain Laura M Foglesong
Foglesongs@hotmail.com

Jean-Marie Funke Traumatek@aol.com

Brian Gehling bgehling@hotmail.com

Norman J. Gray Ngray50827@aol.com

Joe Guilbert JSGuilbert@aol.com

Jimmy Harrison Xstcher@BellSouth.net

Al Hernandez herel@bellsouth.net

Angel R Jerez Angel@msn.com

Lt Col Thomas Kula tjkula@earthlink.net

Joe Lanzillo RangerJGL@aol.com

Larry Marks Lmarks@skybest.com

Ted W Mauzey RNGR508@aol.com

Laren Melton Meltons@dc.seflin.org

Edward Meyers RangerEd@webtv.net

Don Moffett phylmoff@bellsouth.net

Robert V. Niskanen (Secretary/Treasurer)
abnsisu@terranova.net

Joseph J Pappacoda MrQuiTam@aol.com

Jose L Perez Ortiz atmman1305@cs.com

Peter Portilla Ppsc@mediaone.net

Bill Radcliffe billrradcliffe@aol.com

Frank Rivera FrankRivera82nd@aol.com

French Shannon Jr French82abn@juno.com

Leonard Sikora Bosco11@mindspring.com

Thomas Skrzyniecki iat-shop@t-online.de

Ron Stirlacci RL2760@aol.com

Jack Sullivan SullyinFL@msn.com

Terry Watts TPWATTS82@aol.com

Phil Webb Miamiphil@aol.com

Irv Weinsoff, South Florida Chairman
weinsoff@msn.com

Bob Wirt BobWirt@82airborne.org

If any others are interested in joining our e-mail group please let us know by sending your current e-mail address, preferably on-line, to: BobWirt@82airborne.org

Also, we plan to offer members personal page links from our domain for some nominal annual fee, which funds would go into our Booster Club to help cover online site costs. To see what a sample personal page might look like, click on the name Bob Wirt but keep in mind that your Webmaster just got carried away with his, not knowing when to stop posting stuff.

50th Anniversary Commemoration Parachute Jump
with The Phantom Airborne Brigade
and The Rakkasans - Russ Brambi, Secretary
Reported by: Ron Stirlacci
Click Here to see the Text and Photos about this Parachute Drop



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Membership Application The South Florida Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association
Telephone Number
( ________ ) _________-__________________
Check One
___ Renewal; ___ New Member; ___ Re-Instatement
Enclosed is $12.50, my membership dues for the year 2000, subscription to PARAGLIDE & Newsletter included.

Name

Address

City

State
_______________ 9-digit Zip

Rank

ASN or SSN
Airborne Unit(s)
Include all
Airborne Unit(s)
continue here:
Dates of Airborne Service
Month & Year for each
Dates of Airborne Service
continue here:

Present Occupation
Single ___ Married ___
Spouse's Name __________________ # Children____

Chapter Preference
New Members MUST include a copy of official proof of
either glider or airborne military qualification & service.
Mail Check payable to:
82nd Abn Div So FL Chapter
ATTENTION OF:
Robert V Niskanen, Secretary/Treasurer
Post Office Box 1034
Tavernier FL 33070-1034
Phone: 1-305-852-4272
or AbnSisu@worldnet.att.net

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If any of you lucky TROOPERS have enough spare time on your hands to spend it surfing the WEB click below to check in on our Fayetteville NC HQs

Past Newsletter Issues Archive

In the past this home page of our website has been used to post online a copy of the printed newsletter sent out bi-monthly to our membership. Below are the archive links to these 2000-2001 newsletters.

Beginning with the January /February 2002 issue, at the request of Irv Weinsoff, I turned over production of the printed newsletter to others and agreed to publish it online each time, once I received a text copy of the newsletter via e-mail. As I have not received any e-mail copies, no 2002 newsletters have been published online.

I apologize for this situation as everyone seemed to benefit from receiving the online version. Anyway, here is the past issues archive:

Click here for the November / December 2001 Newsletter Page

Click here for the September / October 2001 Newsletter Page

Click here for the May / June 2001 Newsletter Page

Click here for the March / April 2001 Newsletter Page


Click here for the January / February 2001 Newsletter Page

Click here for the November / December 2000 Newsletter Page

Click here for the October 2000 Newsletter Page


Contact Your WebMaster
Bob Wirt, Post Office Box 11280, Fort Lauderdale FL 33339-1280
Phone 1-954-565-8123 or FAX 1-954-565-5922

© 2002 82nd Airborne Division Association Inc, South Florida Chapter
Post Office Box 22476, Fort Lauderdale FL 33335-2476

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