CHAPTER NEWS
(updated 21 Nov 2014)


Chapter article & photos submitted for "The Drop"
Submitted by Bob Moreau, Chapter XXX Drop Editor
21 Nov 2014

     We held our Quarterly Meeting Saturday October 25th, 2014 at SAMMYíS GRILL in Prairieville, LA. It was our second time here; itís a convenient location for our members in the Baton Rouge Area and an easy drive for those from the New Orleans Area. The meeting was opened at 1130 hours by VP ART ZIESKE with the invocation by Chaplain WILLIE STEVENS followed by the Pledge of Allegiance then the usual business items (previous minutes, treasurerís report etc). It was also reported that our Annual MARDI GRAS PROGRAM for 2015 was underway.
    The Guest Speaker was DAVE LaCERTE, Secretary of the Louisiana Dept of Veterans Affairs He gave a very interesting and informative talk on Louisianaís facilities and programs for all our veterans. Also he shared with us some of his experiences during his deployment in the first Gulf War.
    Chaplain WILLIE STEVENS talked about the passing of BENJAMIN SEAL JR, a long time
Chapter XXX Member who attended virtually every one of our meetings. We will all mourn this loss and extend our condolences to his family.
    The internment for JON CAVAIANI recipient of the CMOH will be held on November 5th, 2014 at the ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY. A few members will go to ceremony.
    VETERANíS DAY observances locally are; November 5th at the Veteranís Park in Kenner, LA. And November 11th at the USS KIDD Memorial & Museum at the old LA State Capital. However there will be several other similar observances in various locations as well as Free Meals for Veterans at some local restaurants.
    Members and their guests present were: JIM & MITZI ANTHONY, TED ELLISON, ED GAINEY, DONALD GRAYSON w/SHERMAN WHITING, MORTY HURSTON, JIM & KATHY McCURRY, RON MONCE, BOB & JUDI MOREAU, LESTER POIRRIER, BOB SMITH, WILLIE & VITA STEVENS, LLOYD & LUZSTLLA STOUT, ANGIE STOUT, OWEN WALL and BILL WATERS.

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