Upcoming Association Events
29 Jul 2023 – 425th Infantry Regiment Association / 82nd ABN Association Picnic
The 425th Infantry Regiment will have its Annual Picnic at the Walter F. Bruce VFW Post in St Clair Shores on Saturday, 29 July 2023 starting at 1000 hrs.
The Walter F. Bruce Post is located at 28404 Jefferson Ave St Clair Shores, MI 48081
All are welcome to attend, bring a side dish to share.
At 1400 hrs we will conduct our Annual Business Meeting, following is the agenda:
29 July 2023 Business Meeting Agenda 1400 – 1500 HRS EST
1. President calls meeting to order.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
3. President reads the RIP list and calls for a moment of silence.
4. Treasurer Report – Report to be given by the Treasurer or designee if the Treasurer cannot attend the meeting. This report will be a snapshot of what has taken place since the last Business Meeting.
5. Gatherings List
The Association would like to continue adding more recurring monthly events so our men can link up on a routine basis. Let us know of anything in your area so we can add it to the list below:
Breakfast at the Village Place, 5723 Dixie Hwy, Waterford Twp, MI 48329 (Hosted by Bob Coyle) – Usually held on the first Saturday of every month at 0900 hrs (Bob Coyle usually posts it on FB) there are exceptions.
USARA Lunch – Beale Street Smokehouse BBQ – 1492 North Leroy Street Fenton, MI 48430
This is a monthly event held on the first Saturday of the month at 1130 hrs.
6. Membership Drive
The President has completed working on all available past rosters (1985 – 1998).
After the rosters, the President accumulated more names from inactive jump logs. These logs are available to the jumper if it is desired.
Currently we have 1147 men on our roster. Of those only 134 are currently active members.
Next process is the jump manifests we have on hand.
7. Yearly Functions
TOM Airshow 12 – 13 Aug 2023 – Willow Run Airport – The more men, the
more money we receive.
Ranger Rendezvous 26 – 27 August 2023 – Scott Bradley’s place in St Helen MI
LRRA Rally 05 – 08 June 2024
Regiment Dinner TBD
8. 425 Website
Main Page banner has been overhauled.
The glitch on the Membership page has been corrected.
Our web designer is currently revamping the Quartermaster page.
9. Election of Officers An incumbent board member must be nominated; he must accept the nomination or decline it and be voted upon by those present, in order to maintain their position.
Any new nominees must accept or decline the nomination and be voted upon by those present.
Those voted into their current position and those newly elected officers, if any, will resume \ be installed at the Ranger Rendezvous on 27 August 2023 in St Helen, MI, as we have already had the 425th Regiment Dinner in May 2023.
In the event that an active member is nominated and not present, an attempt to reach him by phone will take place to ascertain if he wants to accept or not. Prior to the meeting, an email, regular mail and FB postings were made announcing that anyone can write in a nomination for any of the positions.
10. NEW BUSINESS
End of Meeting President ends the meeting at approx. 1500 HRS or earlier.
- 12 – 13 Aug 2023 – Thunder Over Michigan Air Show – Willow Run, Michigan
This is our one big fundraiser for the year. help guide people parking their cars and you get fed and have a chance to check out the air show and the re-enactors. We need volunteers for BOTH days (at least ten per day, the more volunteers we provide, the more money we make). All volunteers will get a box lunch plus passes to the VIP tent where food and drinks are located. This is a great chance to support the Association and see the best airshow in Michigan. Again this year there will be two shows each day, with the Blue Angels in the morning, and the Air Force Aerial Demo team in the afternoon (this group is something new, last year we had the Thunderbirds).
- 26 – 27 Aug 2023 – Co F 425th Infantry Regiment Ranger Rendezvous
This year’s Ranger Rendezvous will be at Scott Bradley’s.
ADDRESS: 4924 South Maple Valley Road St Helens MI 48656
Cost TBD – We will post more information as we get it – Be on the lookout for a survey asking who will be there so we can get a headcount. Once we have a headcount, an email from the Association will have details and a link where you can pay for your ticket (s).
ALL ARE WELCOME, family, friends, no exclusions.
There will be space for parking RVs and trailers, if you intend to stay overnight. The pole barn can accommodate about 15 cots. There is also a cabin that sleeps four.
- 05 – 09 Jun 2024 – LRRA (Long Range Reconnaissance Association) at Branson, MO