Our History

In 2010, 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. Despite all the issues of 2020, our fifth year of fulfilling the wishes of over 170 veterans and spouses was a successful. We have received Media Coverage from both ABC15 and Fox News 10 (can be viewed on YouTube).

In 2021, our Annual charity Golf Event at the Encanterra Golf Club resulted in donations of $70,000 to local charities including Veterans First LTD and HOHP of Pinal County (Honoring,Hiring/Helping Our Heroes of Pinal County).

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

Tom Carridan

Baylie Tuttle

Kevin Rooney

Carlos Vargas

Jeff Hoffman

Terry Felicetti