Rock Island Arsenal Digest - May 12, 2013


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Asian Americans' and Pacific Islanders' heritage celebrated

Army Sustainment Command hosted an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance at the Rock Island Arsenal's Baylor Conference Room May 3.
The guest speaker, Jerry D. De La Cruz Jr., Army Sustainment Command, deputy chief of staff for Resource Managementm spoke on this year's theme, "Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion."
"I believe that we share a common goal across the various elements on Arsenal Island. That is to attract, develop and retain the best and brightest from all walks of life and backgrounds, both military and civilian," Mr. De La Cruz said. "This requires all organizations on Arsenal Island to have a culture of inclusion where all individuals feel respected; they are treated fairly, and are provided a work/life balance and the opportunity to be all they can be."
A martial-arts demonstration was conducted by the father-daughter team of Ken and Dayna Huor. Ms. Huor holds a number of national and world titles in a variety of martial-arts specialties. She has appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "America's Got Talent," and other television shows. She has also been featured in a number of national and international martial-arts publications.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a celebration of the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Congress passed a joint Congressional Resolution in 1978 to commemorate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week during the first week of May. In 1990, Congress voted to expand the celebration to a month-long one, and in May 1992, the month of May was permanently designated as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.
For more information on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, go to asianpacificheritage.gov/.
For more information on the Huors, go to thehuors.com/.
Additional photos of the event are available for viewing/downloading on the ASC Flickr page: flickr.com/photos/army_sustainment_command/sets/72157633418863689
— Submitted by Galen Putnam, Army Sustainment CommandPublic Affairs

Beer dinner, golf tournament planned

The following events are open to the public:
— Beer pairing dinner: 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, Arsenal Island Golf Clubhouse. Featuring samples of Schlafly Brewery's craft brews selected to complement and enhance the cuisine prepared by the executive chef. Cost is $50 per person. The full menu will be posted soon at riamwr.com. Call 309-782-4372 to make reservations.
— Golf tournament: 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 24. Cost of the four-person best-ball scramble is $65 per player ($50 for annual-pass holders), and it includes green fees, cart, lunch and prizes. Call 309-793-1604 to register. The flier is available here: goo.gl/oFsWG.


















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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