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 ROUNDUP DETAILS

EMCEE- DIANNE DERBY, KOAA Anchor/Reporter 

6PM-7PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION/ SILENT AUCTION

ENTERTAINMENT - Mike Coy with his band Posse 

 7PM- WELCOME 

National Anthem

Invocation

Dinner Buffet 

 Western BBQ Dinner by Bourbon Brothers ( Includes vegetarian options) 

7:45PM-8:30 PROGRAM 

Bob McLaughlin, Executive Director Mt. Carmel

Daniel Dailey, Former Sergeant Major of the US Army 

8:30PM-11PM DANCING

Live Country & Western Band 

8:45PM SILENT AUCTION CLOSES 

11:00PM GOODNIGHT Y'ALL


Western Attire is encouraged

 

 

 

 

MT. CARMEL VETERANS SERVICE CENTER 


Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center is quickly becoming the leading support organization for Veterans, Military and their Families in the Pikes Peak Region. Large numbers of Military and Veterans in the greater Colorado Springs area (33,000 active duty personnel and 120,000 Veterans) make it vitally important that we as community leaders in government and the private sector alike, ensure that our heroes receive high quality and easily accessible essential services. Essential services include Employment and Transition Programs, Behavioral Health Counseling and Family Supportive Services, which meet the needs of our Military who find themselves in emergent situations. To achieve this at Mt. Carmel, we are guided each day by our mission. https://veteranscenter.org/

 

MISSION

To provide best practices for our military, veterans, and their families with accessible programs, integrated resources, and collaborative partnerships that empower lives and strengthen our community.

EMCEE FOR THE EVENING, DIANNE DERBY  


Dianne Derby is an Emmy award-winning journalist with seventeen years of compassionate experience covering major news events in southern Colorado and across the country. Upon joining the team at KOAA, Dianne said, "I am so thrilled to be part of a team that is truly committed to the issues that impact viewers the most. They care about depth in reporting, affecting change, and connecting with the community. I care deeply about those things, too, and now I get to be part of their mission."

Her life and career have been shaped through her coverage of the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest Fires, the Planned Parenthood shooting, law enforcement funerals, interviewing families of missing or murdered children, and fighting for consumers desperate for a voice with companies that wouldn't listen.

"My greatest satisfaction as a journalist is finding resolution when someone asks me to address a problem they couldn't solve," she said. "They deserve to be heard, and I'm so thankful my work gives them a voice. I am excited to offer that help in my role at KOAA."

Dianne was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and misses the beach but not the humidity. She's happy to trade the sunshine there for the four seasons here in Colorado Springs. Dianne has two Master's degrees, one from Florida State University and one from the University of Miami. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Florida. She began her career as a general assignment reporter in Savannah, Georgia. She moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina next as an anchor and consumer reporter. Dianne then spent more than eight years at another station in Colorado Springs.

In her free time, she loves hiking, camping, and making memories with her family. She's always ready for chips and salsa and a shopping spree to find antique costume jewelry.

Dianne will release her first book in Spring of 2022, a memoir about the power of mentoring, titled "Two Hundred Tuesdays: What a Pearl Harbor Survivor Taught Me About Life, Love, and Faith" (Navpress). She and her husband have one daughter and three rescue pups. 

 

HONORED SPEAKER SGT. MAJOR OF THE ARMY, U. S. ARMY RETIRED
DANIEL DAILEY

 

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army retired, joined the staff of the Association of the U.S. Army, where he serves as vice president of Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier Programs.

A native of Palmerton, Pennsylvania, Dailey enlisted in the Army in 1989. During his career, Dailey held every enlisted leadership position in the mechanized infantry, ranging from Bradley Fighting Vehicle commander to command sergeant major. Dailey has served with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Infantry Divisions stateside and overseas. In March 2009, he was selected as the 4th Infantry Division command sergeant major, where he served as both the command sergeant major of Fort Carson, Colorado and U.S. Division-North, Iraq. In 2011, Dailey was selected to serve as the command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Dailey was sworn in as the 15th sergeant major of the Army on Jan. 30, 2015, and relinquished the position on Aug. 9, 2019.

 
In addition to four tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, Dailey deployed in support of Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He earned the Bronze Star with Valor for his leadership during the 4th Infantry Division's two-month Battle for Sadr City in 2008. 

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