Military Order of the Purple Heart

Fort Lowell
Chapter 442
Tucson, Arizona

Chapter 442 Calendar of Activities/Events

Sep 14:  4th Annual Gathering of Women Warriors from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Double Tree Inn 445 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711. Resource support for female veterans and their families and to help with their self-esteem, trust, honor and dignity so that they can achieve their greatest potential. Provides assistance to prevent homelessness.  MOPH will have a resource table at the event. For more info contact Karen Kuciver at ww2@womenwarriors2.com or https://www.womenwarriorstucson.com/

Sep 16: Chapter 442 monthly meeting at 5:00 PM in the Community Rm at the AZ ST Veterans Home, Bldg 1, at the VA Hosp, 555 East Ajo Way Tucson, AZ.  Purpleheart wood pens and challenge coins will be available.

Sep 20: Suicide Prevention/Resource Fair at 10:00 noon to 1:00 PM at the Lindsey Auditorium at the Tucson VA Hospital 3601 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723. On the spot assistance, resources, connect with other veterans, get involved in your community. If you would like more information please contact Kady Walker, LCSW, Suicide Prevention Coordinator (520) 792-1450 Ext. 6415. Lunch will be served while supply lasts.

Sep 21: DAV Legal Advice & Will Preparation Resources at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Auditorium, bldg 4, Tucson VA Hospital 3601 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723. Divorce, Custody, Child Spt, debt, bankruptcy, tax law, estate planning, wills, power of attorney, housing disputes at no cost.  Appointments will have priority over walk-in clients.  Schedule appointments and get forms needed contact John Tokarz Legal Clinic Director at 480.363.68d80 or vetlegalclinic@gmail.com

Sep 21: NamJam to SandJam Car Show from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Chuy's Restaurant on the corner of 22nd St & Kolb Ave. Sponsored by VVA Chapter 106. More information and registration at https://namjamtucson.org/car-show

Sep 21: Smiles for Veterans 3rd Annual Poker Run Registration at 9:00 AM, 1st bike out at 10:00 AM at Legion Post 66, 1650 W. Duval Mine Rd, Green Valley, AZ. for more information contact Mark Lamberton, Smiles for Veterans Dental Care Program PO Box 1174 Green Valley, AZ 85622 (520) 245-2997 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-smiles-for-veterans-poker-run-tickets-64986513411

Sep 22: POW/MIA Memorial Service at 2:00 PM at South Lawn Cemetery 5401 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706 sponsored by VVA Chapter 106. Contact Terry Byron for more info at 520-982-0023 or TerryByron06@hotmail.com

Sep 27: Chapter 442 Hosts Bingo 1:30 to 2:30 PM for patients at the VA Hospital, Bldg 60, 3601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.  Volunteers are always welcome.

Sep 28: Honor Flight 28 Send-Off 3:00 AM at Tucson International Airport at the American Airlines departure area.  Lets give these 23 WWII and Korean War vets a good send-doff on their trip to DC. Go to https://honorflightsaz.org/ for updates.

Sep 30: Honor Flight 28 Return 7:00 PM at Tucson International Airport at the upstairs central gallery.  Lets give these 23 WWII and Korean War vets a good welcome home on their trip back from DC.

Oct 4: Operation Reintegration 2019 at 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM at the Lindsey Auditorium at the Tucson VA Hospital 3601 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723. Find a sense of purpose, connect with other veterans, get involved in your community. If you would like more information please contact Mike Ramsey at michael.ramsey2@va.gov or (520) 792-1450, Ext. 6261 or Keith Hamblin at keith.hamblin@va.gov or (520) 882-0333. Food & beverages provided while supply lasts.

Oct 17: Marana Chamber of Commerce Veterans Resource Fair 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Community Rm, Pima College Northwest Campus at 7600 N. Shannon RD, Tucson 85741. 20+ organizations to answer questions/provide info for veterans.  Door prizes and light refreshments.  For more info contact the Marana Chamber of Commerce at 520-682-4314.  MOPH will have a resource table.

Oct 19: NamJam to SandJam from10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Reid Park 900 S. Randolph Way, (at the band shell) Tucson, AZ 85716 Military displays, veterans resources, food, drinks, connect with other veterans & music. Pancake breakfast at 9:00 AM. Sponsored by VVA Chapter 106 For more info go to https://namjamtucson.org/

Oct 21: Chapter 442 monthly meeting at 5:00 PM in the Community Rm at the AZ ST Veterans Home, Bldg 1, at the VA Hosp, 555 East Ajo Way Tucson, AZ.  Purpleheart wood pens and challenge coins will be available. 

Oct 25: Chapter 442 Hosts Bingo 1:30 to 2:30 PM for patients at the VA Hospital, Bldg 60, 3601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.  Volunteers are always welcome.

Nov 11: Veterans Day Parade at 11:00 am downtown Tucson. MOPH will have an unit in the parade. More info to follow.

Nov 17: Old Pueblo Community Services 5K Veterans Day Run at 7:30 AM to 10:30 Reid Park 900 S. Randolph Way, Ramada #10 Tucson, AZ 85716.  Donations support of the OPCS Veterans 5K will provide veterans experiencing homelessness a hand up as they work to rebuild their lives. Please contact Kim Talerico, CFRE, ktalerico@helptucson.org, 520-445-7066, if you have any questions about the event.

Nov 18: Chapter 442 monthly meeting at 5:00 PM in the Community Rm at the AZ ST Veterans Home, Bldg 1, at the VA Hosp, 555 East Ajo Way Tucson, AZ.  Purpleheart wood pens and challenge coins will be available. 

Nov 29: Chapter 442 Hosts Bingo 1:30 to 2:30 PM for patients at the VA Hospital, Bldg 60, 3601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.  Volunteers are always welcome.

Dec 12: Wreaths Across America Ceremony at 10:00am at Evergreen Cemetery, Tucson AZ.  More information to follow.

Dec 16: Chapter 442 monthly meeting at 5:00 PM in the Community Rm at the AZ ST Veterans Home, Bldg 1, at the VA Hosp, 555 East Ajo Way Tucson, AZ.  Purpleheart wood pens and challenge coins will be available. 

Dec 24: Christmas Eve at the AZ State Veterans Home at 1:00 pm Chapter 442 visits patients and hands-out gift bags to the residents.  More info to follow.

Dec 27: Chapter 442 Hosts Bingo 1:30 to 2:30 PM for patients at the VA Hospital, Bldg 60, 3601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.  Volunteers are always welcome.

2020

Jan 20: Chapter 442 monthly meeting at 5:00 PM in the Community Rm at the AZ ST Veterans Home, Bldg 1, at the VA Hosp, 555 East Ajo Way Tucson, AZ.  Purpleheart wood pens and challenge coins will be available. Inspection of chapter by MOPH Department of Arizona.

Jan 31: Chapter 442 Hosts Bingo 1:30 to 2:30 PM for patients at the VA Hospital, Bldg 60,  601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.  Volunteers are always welcome.

Jan 20: Chapter 442 monthly meeting at 5:00 PM in the Community Rm at the AZ ST Veterans Home, Bldg 1, at the VA Hosp, 555 East Ajo Way Tucson, AZ.  Purpleheart wood pens and challenge coins will be available. 

Jan 31: Chapter 442 Hosts Bingo 1:30 to 2:30 PM for patients at the VA Hospital, Bldg 60,  601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.  Volunteers are always welcome.

Feb 2:  Four Chaplains Ceremony at 1:00pm at Kino Veteran Memorial Park.  More information to follow.

Feb 17: Chapter 442 monthly meeting at 5:00 PM in the Community Rm at the AZ ST Veterans Home, Bldg 1, at the VA Hosp, 555 East Ajo Way Tucson, AZ.  Purpleheart wood pens and challenge coins will be available. 

Feb 29: Chapter 442 Hosts Bingo 1:30 to 2:30 PM for patients at the VA Hospital, Bldg 60,  601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.  Volunteers are always welcome.

Mar 16: Chapter 442 monthly meeting at 5:00 PM in the Community Rm at the AZ ST Veterans Home, Bldg 1, at the VA Hosp, 555 East Ajo Way Tucson, AZ.  Purpleheart wood pens and challenge coins will be available. 

Mar 28: Chapter 442 Hosts Bingo 1:30 to 2:30 PM for patients at the VA Hospital, Bldg 60,  601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.  Volunteers are always welcome.

Apr 4: Purple Heart Classic Golf Tournament 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at Omni Tucson National Resort.  Go to https://mophtucson.webs.com/purpleheartclassic.htm for more information.

Apr 20: Chapter 442 monthly meeting at 5:00 PM in the Community Rm at the AZ ST Veterans Home, Bldg 1, at the VA Hosp, 555 East Ajo Way Tucson, AZ.  Purpleheart wood pens and challenge coins will be available. 

Apr 25: Chapter 442 Hosts Bingo 1:30 to 2:30 PM for patients at the VA Hospital, Bldg 60,  601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.  Volunteers are always welcome.

May 18: Chapter 442 monthly meeting at 5:00 PM in the Community Rm at the AZ ST Veterans Home, Bldg 1, at the VA Hosp, 555 East Ajo Way Tucson, AZ.  Purpleheart wood pens and challenge coins will be available.

May 25: Chapter 442 Hosts Bingo 1:30 to 2:30 PM for patients at the VA Hospital, Bldg 60, 3601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.  Volunteers are always welcome. 

May 30: Chapter 442 Hosts Bingo 1:30 to 2:30 PM for patients at the VA Hospital, Bldg 60,  601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.  Volunteers are always welcome.

June:  No Chapter Meeting.

June 27: Chapter 442 Hosts Bingo 1:30 to 2:30 PM for patients at the VA Hospital, Bldg 60, 3601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.  Volunteers are always welcome.

July:  No Chapter Meeting.

July 25: Chapter 442 Hosts Bingo 1:30 to 2:30 PM for patients at the VA Hospital, Bldg 60, 3601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.  Volunteers are always welcome.

Aug: No Chapter Meeting.

Aug 7: National Purple Heart Day - Chapter 442 will present checks from the funds raised by the Purple Heart Classic to local groups that support veteran issues. More information to follow.

Aug 29: Chapter 442 Hosts Bingo 1:30 to 2:30 PM for patients at the VA Hospital, Bldg 60, 3601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.  Volunteers are always welcome.