It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us already. Seems like yesterday we
were wondering what 2007 would bring. Wow, It’s been a doozy of a year. As we
take time to spend with our families over the next few days please say a prayer
on Thanksgiving for our young (and not so young) men and women serving our
In a meeting with Border Patrol and National Guard last year the Commanding
Officer, a full bird Colonel and two tour Iraq veteran, came up to us and
thanked US for OUR service to our country. It was a heart-warming moment and
not one we’ll soon forget. Please remember that while our soldiers are off in
far away lands, YOU are here securing the homeland. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
Ken and I visited Camp yesterday and were amazed at all the work Hugh and
company have done on the Stagecoach. We are very fortunate to have all the
skilled people we do, who contribute time and materials to help make our stay
at the border more comfortable. Thanks to all of you. You know who you are!
Traffic has been unusually high at the border due in part to the increased need
for “construction” workers in San Diego after the fires. People traffic in “The
Oaks” has been high. We have a few new surprises for our unwelcome guests.
New Equipment has been donated to camp. We have (5) new 3X Adapters for
the Night Vision. Any of you who had a chance to test drive this when Steve was
in town knows how valuable this addition is to our efforts. We also have a new
Sensor System and new security measures for Camp. Many thanks to the two “Lady
Minutemen” that made this possible.
Our Next Muster is November 30th to December 2nd. For those of you
planning ahead the next regularly scheduled muster after that is January
11-13th. We will be posting next years calendar on a member only page of
the website shortly and will send you that web address.
There are off-muster weekends during Nov/December and with the new security
measures at camp you will be able to use the equipment/radios for these unscheduled
events. If you would like to participate in one please send an email to email@example.com
A New Chapter is forming in the Santa Barbara area.
Coast MCDC Chapter
P.O. Box 8453
Santa Maria, Ca. 93456
If you would like to
help Paula develop this Chapter or simply want to be a member please contact
her directly. Many thanks to her for stepping up to launch another
Chapter. We now have Chapters in Petaluma, Sonoma County, Sacramento Region,
Los Angeles, Desert Cities, East Bay and Santa Barbara. See the website for
contact info on each chapter.
From all of us on the Leadership Team, Have a Pleasant and Safe
Thanksgiving. We look forward to seeing you again in December.