Join The Fun For A Good Cause!

2nd annual crab feed fundraiser

Saturday January 21, 2023 ~ 5 PM to 9:30 PM

All proceeds go to benefit local disabled veterans and their families

Keynote Speaker

Tony Lazzarini

A short film created by Tony Lazzarini to honor his brothers in arms in the Vietnam War.

We are honored to present keynote speaker Tony Lazzarini, a decorated U.S. Army (1965-68) combat veteran who was a door gunner on a helicopter  for two tours during the Vietnam War and author of “Highest Traditions: Memories of War,” will be speaking and available for autographs at the event. 

Lazzarini participated in over 250 missions as a helicopter door gunner. After serving in the Army, he became a business owner, author, and filmmaker. He founded the 51-50 Foundation, a private social club for classic car enthusiasts. 

A limited supply of Tony’s book, “Highest Traditions: Memories of War,” will be available to purchase for $20 at the event; all book sales at the event will be donated to DAV Chapter 48.

special guests

Dr. Joseph S. Skoda III

DAV California State Junior Vice Commander

Dr. Joseph S. Skoda III is a retired U.S. Air Force Officer serving over 21 years in various assignments around the world where he was trained and has experience in Aircraft Maintenance, Radar Operations, Command, and Control Center Management, Space and Missles Operations, Project Management, and Personnel Services. As a veteran and commander of his local DAV Chapter 82, he routinely gives presentations on veteran issues and is an active member of Santa Maria Valley’s Honor Guard. Working with veterans and others in counseling, he had plenty of practice facilitating training and seminars focused on veteran issues. He mentors and coaches professionals at all levels and routinely holds webinars in addition to his speaking business. He is an experienced marketer and coach and a distinguished Toastmaster with Toastmasters International. He works with small businesses and individual clients and helps them increase their business success. Joseph has an engaging training style that is full of energy, openness, and fun. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, an MBA in Business Management, and a BS in Aviation. 

Transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit those memorials dedicated to honoring their service and sacrifices. Honor Flight Bay Area serves those in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

CRPA is the oldest (est. 1875), largest, and most effective California organization dedicated to protecting the Second Amendment and the right to choose to own a gun for sport or self-defense. CRPA’s programs include safety training, suicide prevention, hunting, conservation, and marksmanship.

Spencer Park

Spencer Park is Sonoma County Chapter treasurer of the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) and has held this position since its recent establishment in early 2022. Spencer grew up in west Sonoma County and is proud to call it home. He is an outdoorsman, lifelong sportsman, and aficionado of retro and classic firearms. His family is full of veterans, which is why he’s glad to support those who have served to uphold our constitutional rights. Not just for his generation but also for future generations to come.

Julie Bridge

Executive Director and Founder (human) of the Brego Foundation

Julie Bridge, Executive Director and Founder (human) of the Brego Foundation has been riding since the age of two and has always had a deep love and appreciation for thoroughbreds. Her vision is to renew and elevate the horse human partnership which has existed for over thirty five thousand years. She maintains a full-time job in the technology industry and is currently raising a seventeen year old son. She has an advanced degree in Depth Psychology, is an Advanced Epona Recommended Instructor and Certified Equine Guided Educator. Julie has had the honor of training and apprenticing with some of the most influential leaders in the area of Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning such as Linda Kohanov, Ariana Strozzi and Wyatt Webb. She lives in Sonoma County California at Tabula Rasa Ranch with her son, eleven horses, two mini donkeys and two goats.

Evan E. Zelig

Master of Ceremonies


ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT DUNGENESS CRAB (served cold), pasta, salad, bread, drinks, and dessert and non-alcoholic drinks. Beer & wine will be available.


TIER I – EARLY BIRD ADULT $80 each – Available now through January 1st. [mail in due date has been extended until January 9th)

TIER II – GENERAL ADULT $90 each– Available January 2nd until January 20th, or when sold out. The Discount Code on Eventbrite for Tier II tickets begins January 2 for a limited time. Discount Code: DAV48sonoma

TIER III – JANUARY 21ST TICKETS $100 each– We cannot guarantee tickets at the door. 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, GO TO Eventbrite or download a dinner order form to mail in with payment. A dinner order form can also be requested via email or phone. 

TABLE RESERVATIONS – For eight (8) seats or more.

SPONSORSHIPS – There are several ways to support our event. Please get in touch with us for details. Advertise on our event T-shirt.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for announcements about the event and more.

Ample Free Parking

No Refunds

Location of event: Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


  • 5:00 pm: Doors open. Enjoy drinks (soda/water/wine/beer), bread, and salad. Browse raffle and auction items, and buy some raffle tickets. Listen to guest speakers.
  • 5:45 pm: Color Guard Ceremony, National Anthem. 
  • 6:00 pm: Crab & pasta are served. Short presentation & guest speakers.
  • 6:30 pm: Keynote speaker Tony Lazzarini.
  • 7:30: Begin calling raffle and auction winners.
  • 8:30 pm: Beer and wine no longer available
  • 9:30 pm: Event ends

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Who is DAV Chapter 48? Why is this a benefit?

DAV Chapter 48 has been serving disabled veterans and their families in Sonoma County since 1938. We also serve neighboring counties (Mendocino & Napa). Serving disabled veterans is DAV’s legacy and helps distinguish our mission from other veterans’ service organizations. DAV provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations, their families, and survivors in positive, life-changing ways. Our cost-free programs empower disabled veterans and their families to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.

Proceeds from our Crab Feed Fundraiser will benefit local disabled veterans and their families provided through our cost-free programs, training volunteers, outreach, operating expenses, and so much more. Our services are made possible through the generosity of our donors and volunteers and the dedication of our members.

 Are drinks included?

Drinks are included with all tickets. We respectfully request guests to donate at the bar for wine & beer.

What do I need to bring?

The crab will be cleaned and cracked, and we will provide butter, salt/pepper, & parmesan cheese. You are welcome to bring your own condiments and cracking tools. For warm butter, bring it in a sealable heat-protective food container, such as Klean Kanteen or Yeti, which keeps the butter warm for hours. 

Do I need to bring money?

Please bring cash to tip the food servers. We appreciate their help, and we appreciate your kindness. Purchase raffle tickets and auction items using cash or credit cards.

What is not permitted?
  • Candles are not allowed, but small sternos can be used for butter warmers.
  • No outside alcohol is permitted
Are there ID requirements?
  • Valid ID to pick up tickets at Will Call.
  • Per state law, guests must be 21 or older to consume alcohol and must show valid government identification.
Can I bring crab & food home?

Food is available to eat while at the event. Sometimes there is food available to purchase and take home at the end of dinner. Please ask your server at the end of dinner if there is food to buy and take home. 

Raffles & Auctions

You must be present to receive winning prizes. Raffle tickets can only be purchased with cash and credit cards.

What is DAV Chapter 48’s IRS Status?

DAV Sonoma County Chapter 48 is an all-volunteer 501(c)4 non-profit, tax-exempt sub-organization of DAV National.  EIN: 94-6173131. Donations are not tax-deductible unless donating directly to DAV’s charitable trust fund. When donating directly to our parent organization, please request the donation go to your local DAV chapter. Donations are greatly appreciated and highly encouraged to support our cost-free programs. Only a dinner ticket purchase grants the ticket holder entrance to the event. Separate donations alone do not qualify for entrance.

How Can I Become a DAV Member?

DAV Memberships for qualifying Veterans will be available during the event. Visit to see if you qualify or join DAV before the event. Don’t forget to write in the local chapter you would like to join.

How To Become an Everyday Hero


All of our cost-free programs and fundraisers are made possible because of volunteers. It would not be possible to help disabled veterans and their families without volunteers. Become an Everyday Hero for disabled veterans and their families by helping us to put on this event. No matter who you are, your level of experience, or your volunteer interests may be, there is a role you will enjoy. We have volunteers of all ages. DAV offers college scholarships for young students who volunteer, qualify, and apply. Contact us to learn more about DAV’s college scholarship program.


Volunteer breakroom attendant, Security Guard, Door Monitors, cleanup crew


In-kind donations can come from businesses or individuals:

  1. Products 
  2. Services
  3. Experiences

We also seek food and drink donations (wine and beer to pour at the event) and more.

In return for your support, contribution acknowledgments will be publicized in various ways. Contact us to learn more.

The earlier we receive donated items and sponsorships, the more time we have to advertise your support before the event.


Advertise Your Business by including your name/logo/contact information on:

  • Our event T-shirt.
  • Our event advertising.
  • Our event program.
  • Hang your banner at our event.
  • Table of eight reservation sign. 
  • Website for 1-year.
  • Social media shout-outs.
  • Advertise on our event banner that will be hung at the top of the Veterans Memorial Building viewable from Highway 12.

Contact us for package details and due dates.

Please Help Us Get The Word Out

2023 event sponsors ~ donors ~ Supporters

1st annual crab feed fundraiser

March 26, 2022

2022 event sponsors ~ donors ~ Supporters

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