Saturday, February 18, 2012 found several State Officers and Ladies Auxiliary Officers on the road traveling south to the County of Wright to visit the District 18 Meeting that was being held just outside of Mountain Grove, Missouri at Post 3770. The District 18 business meetings start promptly at 10:00 a.m. and that required the visitors to be on the road early.
Attending the District 18 meeting was Dept Commander Olin Parks, Ladies Auxiliary Sr-Vice President Rebecca Strauss, VFW Dept Chaplain Nancy Cowan, Ladies Auxiliary Chaplain Gigi Gill, Past Dept Commander Dave Morgan, and three comrades that are seeking the office of Department Surgeon for the 2012 – 2013 year.
Post 3770 Commander Lyman “Pete” Proctor, Dept of Mo CDR Olin Parks and District 18 CDR Chris Johnston.
Mo VFW Ladies Auxiliary Sr-Vice President Rebecca Strauss and Post 3770 Ladies Auxiliary President Nancy Smith.
Mo VFW Chaplain Nancy Cowan. She is seeking a second term as Dept Chaplain.
These three were campaigning for the position of Department Surgeon for 2012 – 2013. left to right – Chris Bell, Levi Wood and Jim Gill.
Past Dept CDR Dave Morgan presents National Assistant Chief-of-Staff cover to D18 VSIO Ed Hawley
The afternoon joint meeting saw the District 18 Teachers of the Year, Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy winners introduced.
For more story and a slideshow with 84 different photos from the event go to District 18