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Salute to Veterans Luncheon with Speaker Space Force Commanding General

November 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

Free – $75


***Due to social distancing measures, only five people are allowed at each table.***

COVID-19 Health Guidelines:

  • All attendees must wear a mask.
  • All attendees must practice social distancing.
  • Temperatures will be taken at the entrance.
  • 50% capacity will be enforced.
  • Documentation will be taken of the meeting.

Come and honor our veterans at our fundraising luncheon Thursday, Nov. 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas St. Dress is business. All veterans will be recognized.

RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 3. Member’s ticket is included with membership, but you must RSVP to reserve your seat. Any RSVPs made within 72 hours of an event may not have a guaranteed seat or meal.

This is a fundraising event. 100% of the net revenue will stay in Houston to directly benefit Houston veterans.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Tables are available for sponsorship. Please contact Jay Comeaux at [email protected] or 281-782-3321to learn what each level provides, ie. program advertisement, recognition, event coverage, etc.

  • $5,000 Named Sponsorship (10 Total, 2 tables of 5)
  • $2,500 Disabled Veteran Sponsorship Premier Table (8 Total, 2 Tables of 4)
  • $1,000 Veteran Sponsorship Standard Table (8 Total, 2 Tables of 4; Varied Placement)

You will need to provide the names of your table guests or how many seats you would like to designate for our veteran guests Jay.

Guest Tickets and Donations

Guests and visiting Rotarians are invited to the luncheon by reserving a space for $75.

You may donate a seat for a guest veteran for $75. We will invite veterans from WW II, Korea, Vietnam, and Gulf War Era.

Please be generous so that we may honor as many veterans as possible.

Premiere Beneficiary – Camp Hope (Houston, Texas)

Other beneficiaries:

  • U.S. Vets 59 @ Main St. (Houston, Texas)
  • USO (Houston, Texas)

About Our Guest Speaker

Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond assumed the duties as the first Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force, Dec. 20, 2019; and Commander, United States Space Command, Aug. 29, 2019.

U.S. Space Force is responsible for providing resilient, defendable and affordable space capabilities for the nation and the joint force. It is the duty of the U.S. Space Force to protect the interests of the United States in space; deter aggression in, from and to space; and conduct prompt and sustained space operations. As the Chief of Space Operations, U.S. Space Force, Gen. Raymond leads the organizing, training, equipping and maintaining of mission-ready space forces and capabilities for U.S. Space Command and other combatant commands around the world. The Chief of Space Operations performs the duties of such position under the authority, direction and control of the Secretary of the Air Force and is directly responsible to the Secretary.

U.S. Space Command is one of 11 unified commands under the Department of Defense and is responsible for deterring conflict, defending U.S. and allied freedom of action in the space area of operations, delivering combat-relevant space capability to the joint/combined force and developing space forces to advance U.S. and allied interests in, through and from the space domain. As the Commander of U.S. Space Command, Gen. Raymond directs assigned and attached joint space forces providing tailored, responsive, theater and global space effects in support of national objectives.

Gen. Raymond was commissioned through the ROTC program at Clemson University in 1984. He has commanded the 5th Space Surveillance Squadron at RAF Feltwell, United Kingdom, the 30th Operations Group at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, the 21st Space Wing at Peterson AFB, Colorado, the 14th Air Force and Joint Force Space Component Command. He deployed to Southwest Asia as Director of Space Forces in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Gen. Raymond’s staff assignments include Headquarters AFSPC, U.S. Strategic Command, the Air Staff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Prior to assuming command of U.S. Space Force and U.S. Space Command, Gen. Raymond was Commander, AFSPC, Peterson AFB, Colorado.


  • 1984 Bachelor of Science, Administrative Management, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
  • 1990 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
  • 1990 Master of Science, Administrative Management, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant
  • 1997 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2003 Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
  • 2007 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
  • 2011 Combined Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2012 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2012 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

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The Ballroom at Bayou Place
500 Texas Avenue
Houston,, TX 77002 United States