(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
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
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.
on images to enlarge)