Our History


In 2008, a few residents of a newly created community in San Tan Valley, Arizona gathered for the first meeting of their Veterans’ Club.

By 2015, the Club had grown to seventy members. As a commitment to give back to the community, Club members voted to expand their mission to offer support and assistance to Arizona veterans in need.

In 2015, the Club donated over $11,500 for the renovation of a recreation room at the Arizona State Veterans’ Home.

In 2016, the Club officially became the "Veterans' Club at Encanterra" and formalized its charitable activities by becoming a 501c3.

The Club has continues to support the AZ State Veterans Home with our "Adopt A Vet For Christmas" Gift Giving. Last Year (2019)  was  our fourth year of fulfilling the wishes of over 170 veterans and spouses. We received Media Coverage from both ABC15 and Fox News 10 (can be viewed on YouTube).

In 2019, our annual charity Golf Event at the Encanterra Golf Club resulted in donations of $30,000 to three local charities "Project Veterans Pride/James Walton Home, Veterans First LTD and the American Service Animal Society.

We are an all volunteer organization. We have no indirect expenses.

The Club remains dedicated to our founding principals of camaraderie and helping our fellow veterans.

Board of Directors


Jerry Kolesiak  – President

John Hottinger - Vice President

Joe Knott   -  Treasurer

 

 

Gary Sanford - Secretary

Ted Eckmann

David Annon

Kevin Rooney