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Members are encouraged to post all planned meetings/luncheons here on the website. It could be a great place for members to learn about any such gatherings in their area so that they can visit and share notes with former co-workers and, hopefully, with those who are still in the "trenches." Your input is earnestly solicited.


Eddie Malo's Memorial Luncheons

We meet every Thursday at noon. We have a rotation of six eateries in the Daytona Beach area we regularly visit, but we occasionally venture to a local airport for a change of pace. We have no organization, no rules, no dress code, conduct no business, and only pick up our own checks.

I would be the contact person and I would ask that if anyone wants to join us, to drop me a line before hand so they can find the secret location du semaine. That will also alert me to an additional body for planning purposes.

(L)Rod Peterson
Ormond Beach, FL

Bay Area FAA Retiree Luncheon

The next luncheon will be scheduled soon, at Spin-a Yarn restaurant, 45915 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont, CA. We had a   big turnout (33) at the last luncheon, and hopefully we can repeat........... hope to see you all there.  For a scheduled date please contact 

Robert Anolin


This is a reminder to mark your calendar for another Detroit Metro/SOAP Mini Reunion.  The dates are June 21st and June 22th, 2016.  

The event will once again be at the Brighton Courtyard by Marriott, located at 7799 Conference Center Drive, Brighton, Michigan 48114. Considering the success we had the last 4 years, we plan on repeating the same locations for two nights of fun and food.  Beginning with an informal dinner get together on Tuesday night and concluding with our annual dinner event Wednesday night at the Stillwater Grill in Brighton.  The hotel will provide transportation to both events as needed.  Bill Bertakis of Interbill Photography will be with us again, taking those fantastic photographs with his magic camera and printer as he has done for the last 3 years.  

The rate this year will be $119.00 which does not includes taxes.  Room cancellation policy is 6 p.m. of the day of arrival. The new Marriott Bistro serves breakfast ($) or there are numerous restaurants in the area. 

You can make your reservations anytime, and the deadline for getting our rate is 5/20/2016. The reservation Group Code is SOA in the name of “DTW/SOAP Reunion" and the telephone number is 810-225-9200. We would appreciate it if you would advise us when you make reservations so we may keep a record on who is planning to attend. Our home phone number is 248-305-5967 and email is we are looking forward to another great get-together.

Regards to all,

Jim and Carol Holtsclaw
Bob and Debbie Ervin

Portland Tower/TRACON

The Air Traffic retirees of Portland Tower/TRACON (PDX) cordially invite former friends and colleagues to attend their quarterly luncheons which will be held on the first Tuesday of each quarter at 11:30. Site of the luncheon is the Old Spaghetti Factory, 12725 SE 93rd Ave. in Clackamas, Oregon. The restaurant is adjacent to the Clackamas Town Center off Interstate 205. Contact for the retiree group is John Coppinger at

Antelope Valley FAAers Luncheon

The Antelope Valley FAAers luncheon is held on the third Tuesday of every third month (March, June, September and December) at Foxy's Landing, William J. Fox Airfield, Terminal Building, 4555 West Avenue G, Lancaster, CA 93536. at 11:30. It's a good opportunity to catch up with long-time friends and to make new acquaintances.

For further information I can be reached at 661-945-5430 or email me at  Menu items are mostly under $10.

Pat Faux

Seattle Area Lunch / BS 

Dates are: 3rd Thursday in June & the 2nd Thursday in December. War stories at 1200 and Lunch at 1300 At the old Fireside Inn location (currently JJ’s Bar & Grill 23826 Pacific Highway South) 

**Try to e-mail or call (253 334 7728) Bruce at least 4 days prior to a luncheon date for a head count**

Detroit Metro Mature Controllers Group 
submitted by Rick Dawson #3535

The Detroit Metro, Mature Controllers Group meet for breakfast on the third Friday of each month. We meet at 9:00 am at Jonathan’s Family Restaurant, 40345 Michigan Ave, Canton, MI. All Society Members are welcome. For more information contact Rick Dawson, 734-697-1774 or

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