Oro Valley Post 132  Newsletter,  April 19, 2023.

Oro Valley Post 132 and Family activities/notices and information.

Post and Auxiliary membership meetings:

Thursday, April 20, 6:30 pm at Vistoso Memorial Chapel, 2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley. A social with complimentary refreshments will follow each meeting of the Post and Auxiliary. The Auxiliary Unit members meet in a separate room, same time, same location.

Riders Chapter 132 membership meeting:

Wednesday, May 3, 6:00 pm at Elks Lodge #385, 1800 N. Oracle Rd. Meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm. Riders Chapter 132 Director – Garry Lawrence, phone 520-245-8521, email  faretired@gmail.com.

Upcoming Dates, activities and events to remember:


Bronze statue of Vietnam Veterans with trees in background.
White marble statues of soldiers in ponchos with green trees in background.

Honor Flight of Southern Arizona has restarted their sponsored flights.

Honor Flight’s mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of veterans who answered the call of duty by flying them to Washington DC for a tour of the memorials. These no-cost trips originate from Tucson Airport. American Legion Oro Valley Post and Auxiliary Unit 132 are partners with the Honor Flight program of southern Arizona. If you are interested in participating on a future Honor Flight, submit your application now. Website: http://honorflightsaz.org, or call 520-204-1391. They are accepting applications from WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War era veterans who served on active duty. Post 132 commander, Wayne Larroque, recently participated in an Honor Flight and said “It was an experience of a lifetime”.

Red four-wheel drive Ford Bronco Raptor vehicle with white background.

Win a truck:

Post 132 is participating in the Jim Click sponsored 2023 Millions for Tucson Raffle. One hundred percent of all ticket sales generated by an approved participating non-profit organization are retained by the organization. Post 132 will use the ticket sales proceeds to help fund its award-winning programs. Grand prize: 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor. Second prize: Two round-trip, first-class airline tickets to anywhere in the world. Third prize: $5,000.00 cash. $25.00 per ticket. See attached flyer. To purchase tickets, contact Post member Bob Franke by calling 520-909-2070 or emailing Bob at  orovalleylegionpost132@aol.com.

Past Activities and Information:

Wreaths Across America traveling trailer with display of headstones and wreaths on side.
Wife of Post 132 member placing Vietnam War lapel pin on husband's shirt.

Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit:

The Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit recently was at the Marana Founders Day event. The purpose of the education exhibit is to teach the next generation about service and sacrifice and to share stories of patriotism and love of country with communities around the country. The exhibit has a special Vietnam War appreciation exhibit. Volunteers staffing the exhibit provided each Vietnam War veteran visiting the exhibit with a welcome home pin and a challenge coin.

Photo on right: Exhibit volunteer and Auxiliary Unit 132 member Melani Pyland pinning a welcome home pin on her husband and Post 132 member, Jim.

Auxiliary Unit 132 member Rosie Gonzalez presenting Baby Bags to female members in uniform for distribution in their unit to new mothers.

More babies on the way: Auxiliary Unit 132 member Rosie Gonzales delivered five packed baby bags to the Western Army Aviation Training Site (WAATS) located at the Silverbell Army National Guard Heliport in Marana. The baby bags will be delivered by the Unit’s command to the expectant soldiers. The Auxiliary Unit has been providing baby bags for 15 years to the soldiers of the many Army National Guard units stationed at the heliport. More than 80 baby bags have been distributed to date.

Post 132 meeting with Juan Ciscomani, the U.S. Congressional District 6 Representative.

Meeting with U.S. Congressional District 6 Representative Ciscomani:

Members of the Post’s family entity leadership teams met with Juan Ciscomani, the U.S. Congressional District 6 Representative. It was an excellent opportunity to convey to Representative Ciscomani, the American Legion’s legislative priorities and to describe the Post’s many award-winning programs.

Green grass fairway on golf course with sand trap.

Save the date. The 14th Annual Post 132 Golf Tournament: 

Fundraising is a necessary and vitally important activity which allows us to fund our award-winning programs. To help us carry on our mission of care and assistance, we are sponsoring our 14th annual golf tournament, August 26, at the SaddleBrooke Preserve Golf Club. Help spread the word. The proceeds are used to fund our nationally acclaimed programs which benefit local veterans and service members in need, the youth of our community, and which help promote traditional American values. Quote: “The American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 has been a steadfast ray of hope to our less fortunate veterans by providing care and assistance when most needed”. Words spoken by the Chairman of the Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans Alliance. We ARE making a difference. See attached flyer. POC is Steve Didio, golf tournament chair, call at 520-332-9481 or email stevedidio@comcast.net.

Press the following link button to download a copy of the golf tournament flyer in pdf format.

Contact Info: 


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Post Mailing address:

Oro Valley Post 132, PO Box 69665, Oro Valley, AZ 85737.

Post 132 commander:

Dan McGregor, call 425-681-3962 or email ovp132@yahoo.com. 

SAL Squadron 132 commander:

Ed Davis, call 520-229-1064 or email egdavis@att.net 

Riders Chapter 132 Director: 

Garry Lawrence call 520-245-8521 or email faretired@gmail.com.

Service Officer:

Jim Martens call 503-939-1570 or email jamesmartens46@gmail.com.

Auxiliary Unit president:

Melinda Nay email  ovunit132@gmail.com.

Past  Commander/Newsletter Editor:

Ed Davis, call 520-229-1064 or email egdavis@att.net       

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