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(updated 15 Nov 2017)

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Chapter article & photos submitted for "The Drop"
Submitted by Bob Moreau, Chapter XXX Drop Editor
15 Nov 2017

     We held our Fourth Quarter Meeting on Saturday October 28th 2017 at DRUSILLAíS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT in Baton Rouge, LA. President Tom Fierke opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by one and all. A moment of silence was observed for all our fallen brothers and an update on members with health issues, Jim Anthony, Bill Waters and John Whidden. Then lunch was individually ordered off the menu and everyone enjoyed their delicious meals. (See photos)
    Tom reminded everyone on the ongoing election of Chapter Officers with the results being announced at our January 2018 meeting and the new board will be installed then for a two year term. He then called upon Bob Moreau for the Treasurerís Report. Bob also reported on other activities: Itís time for Annual Members to renew with SFA. Upcoming activities for VETERANíS DAY on Thursday November9th at both VETERANS PARK in Kenner, LA and at VETERANíS MEMORIAL SQUARE in Metairie, LA. as well as others in the metro area. NOTE: Some of our members attended the ceremony in Kenner, LA. (see photo)
    Bob then gave an update on our Annual Program, the MARDI GRAS PARADE for 13 February 2018 in Metairie. LA. The 2018 BROCHURE has been printed and may be viewed on our website or click the link (http://sfa30.org/mardi_gras.htm). We invite Twenty Combat Veterans (HONOREES) mainly from the mid-east conflicts to ride. To pay all their parade costs we raise funds by asking patriotic corporations, small business and individuals for donations. Members are encouraged to assist by contacting potential donors they may know. This parade is a unique and enjoyable experience for the Honorees to see the publicís reaction to them on the float.
    The guest speaker was SGT TERRY HICKS, of the East Baton Rouge Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries who once again explained their functions and responsibilities together with relating a couple of actual occurrences. His presentation was both interesting and enjoyable. (see photo).
    Ted Ellison and Bob Moreau have some Chapter Shirts, Caps and Coins available for sale. Members and Guests present were; Godfrey and Kathleen Boudreaux, Josh and Felicia Burns, Russ Copping, Ted Ellison, Tom Fierke, Donald Grayson, Morty Hurston, Bruce Little, Bob and Judi Moreau, Lester Poirrier, Tony and Sandy Riddle, Bob Romero, Vita Stevens, Lloyd Stout, Sherman Witting, and Art Zeskie.
    Our Meetings are on the FOURTH SATURDAY in the months of 2018; JAN 27th, APR 28th, JUL 28th and OCT 27th. If youíre in the area feel free to contact us for a visit.

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