Welcome to SFA Chapter XV, “The Alamo Chapter web site.  Please browse through the site and get to know our great members and the fantastic job we are doing to support our active and reserve “Green Berets” and our community.

There is still work in progress so we encourage you to check back often.

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William E. “Bill” Smith

President, SFA Chapter XV

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18 – 20 MAY 2018

The annual Canyon Lake Weekend and Jack Hogue Picnic are coming up 18-20 May. Don’t miss this weekend of SF camaraderie, great food and outdoor adventures. Bring your kids, friends, even your dogs (a limited number of pet-friendly trailers are available.)

Three-bedroom cottage rentals are available for $110 per night with a two night minimum and must be paid by May 4. Contact Raul de la Garza for reservations (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone (210) 907-5092. Payment may be made by check or cash to Raul or Buddy Gee and checks can be mailed to SFA Chapter XV, P.O. Box 33782, San Antonio, TX 78265-3782.

RV owners should reserve camping spaces direct with the Canyon Lake Recreation Park. Telephone: Commercial: (830) 964-3576; Toll Free: (800) 280-3466

Schedule of Activities:

Friday: Check-in 3 pm to 6 pm to ?? Fajitas, Margaritas and Beer

Saturday Morning: Open time: Boating, fishing, swimming sightseeing (sleeping)

12 pm Lunch (BBQ Chicken, burgers dogs & who knows what by Chapter XV volunteer chefs) Side dishes are requested.

Saturday After lunch: Ditto Saturday morning

Saturday evening: Left-overs (or possibly a surprise menu by Steve & Karen);

Music dancing and good fellowship til ??

Sunday 8 am to 9 am: SOS by Marti; Bloody Mary’s by Buddy

9 am – 11 am: Cleaning pavilion, loading (volunteer labor) and check-out

For day trippers, the big barbecue and covered-dish picnic will be at noon Saturday, May 19. The event is held at the Joint Base SA Recreation Area at Canyon Lake, 698 Jacobs Creek Park Rd., about an hour’s drive from San Antonio.

More information about the Canyon Lake Recreation Park is available on the web at:

Directions: Take I-35 north from San Antonio to Canyon Lake exit (Exit 191). Turn left on Farm Road 306, follow for 16 miles through Canyon City. Turn left onto Jacobs Creek Park Road (sign for Recreation Area). Go straight approximately 1/2 mile.