As the unique representative of the Army’s professional association in the greater Sacramento and surrounding areas, we support America’s Army, its members and our chapter members and our stakeholders by assisting our Soldiers and their Families by outreach to foster greater understanding of the Army and Landpower needs for the 21st century.
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A few years of military service enabled some of us to gain a college education. For others, it was the start of a career. For many veterans, their military service was their earliest opportunity to gain independence, responsibility, and leadership skills while serving their country. There’s a way US Army veterans and civilians can honor the traditions of their military service. That’s by becoming a member of the SGM Jon Cavaiani Chapter of AUSA!
Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America's Army, the men and women who serve or have served and their families.
In the SGM Jon Cavaiani Chapter of AUSA, we provide and support local community events and organizations supporting our armed forces and veterans.
As a few of us head off to the regiona meeting in Tacoma, WA., your executive board thanks you for your continued support of the chapter and our national program as we continue the important work of caring for, supporting and educating our military and civilian communities about the invaluable contribution our Army provides our nation.
I found a quote that got my attention in an article in the September 22, 2016 “AUSA Weekly Bulletin”. It came from the Army chief of staff, Gen Mark A. Milley’s response to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman. Toward the end of his response to Sen McCain, Gen. Milley said: “And the only thing more expensive than fighting a war is fighting one and losing.” Our Army faces a number of challenges in protecting our great nation and my hope is that we do our part in meeting those challenges by being the best and most vibrant AUSA chapter that we can be.
To that end I’m seeking your financial support. Our board members are very talented and gifted in many ways, but not in fund raising. That is just our reality. So you know how we use our limited funds, here is a brief review of money spent the past 12 months: helped two veterans attend conferences, joined the Sacramento Veterans Alliance Council, sponsored three cadets for the JROTC Ball, , donations made to Grizzly Youth Academy, Blue Star Mom’s, Women’s Veterans Alliance; Veterans Day and holiday cards sent to deployed soldiers, national meeting travel funds donated to leaders of the Chico State Student Veterans of America, small gestures of support provided to our CALGUARD and NORCAL Recruiting Battalion families. We purchased a new chapter flag and we used operating funds for stamps, supplies, and simple refreshments for functions that bring the military and civilian communities together. The chapter also helped your president attend national and regional meetings.
Our income consists of about $600/year from AUSA national, donations and our limited efforts at fundraising. Hopefully, you get the picture. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We’re down to our last $1000.
So we’re launching a basic CHECK WRITING CAMPAIGN. What could be simpler. You don’t have to purchase raffle tickets for stuff you probably don’t want. You don’t have to show up to wash cars or serve food. You don’t have to bake cookies. Just get out your check book and send your favorite AUSA chapter (SERGEANT MAJOR JON R. CAVAIANI) a donation; any and all amounts welcome.
Checks made out to: AUSA Cavaiani Chapter Mailed to: P.O. Box 215673 Sacramento, CA 95821-8673
THANK YOU! Susan Plucker Chapter President
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Below in orange is a map of the area we cover.
About Us - Meet our officers, links to our corporate and liason members
History - Our activities since 2011
Membership - Information on joining AUSA and the SGM Jon Cavaiani Chapter
AUSA Calendar - Upcoming events for AUSA and the SGM Jon Cavaiani Chapter
N CA Mil Calendar - Veteran support and other events in the Northern California Area including Blue Star Moms, Scottish American Military Society, VFW, etc.
Photos - Links to photos from our events