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ASSM Reaches Goal!
On Friday, 11 Jan 2019, Arizona Silent Service Memorial (ASSM) committee members Marcus Hensley, ASSM Treasurer and Tim Moore, ASSM Chairman attended a meeting at the Dillon’s KC BBQ Arrowhead location in Glendale, AZ. This is one of four locations in the valley and is the facility where the USSVI Perch Base holds their monthly meetings on the second Saturday of the month. Tim and Marcus met with Scott Nickels, Charity Benefits Unlimited (CBU), Sr. Sales Fundraising Consultant, George Valverde, Dillon’s owner, Keli Kozup, PR/Social Media Marketing Manager, Laurie McKenzie, Catering Manager and Mike Schweighauser, District Manager.
In a cooperative effort with Charity Benefits Unlimited, Dillon’s KC BBQ presented the ASSM with a check for $8,088.29. This generous contribution made it possible for the ASSM to reach our goal of $100,000 needed to begin construction. We will continue our fundraising effort to subsidize construction costs and have funds available for any unforeseen expenses.
Dillon’s KC BBQ supports a number of Veteran’s activities in the valley and has been promoting the Arizona Silent Service Memorial project for the last two years at all four of their valley locations. Owner, George Valverde said he will continue promoting our ASSM project. We are extremely grateful for this partnership.
When any of our shipmates from around the country are visiting the Phoenix area, we would encourage you to join us at one of our monthly meetings on the second Saturday of the month at the Dillon’s KC BBQ Arrowhead location. When you are here, you can enjoy some libations with us and treat yourself to some of the best BBQ you will ever experience.

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January 2019 Dillon's ASSM check Presentation

L to R: Marcus Hensley, ASSM; Scott Nickels, CBU; Tim Moore, ASSM; Keli Kozup, Dillon’s; Laurie McKenzie, Dillon’s; George Valverde, Dillon’s; and Mike Schweighauser, Dillon’s.

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