Our October meeting was held on Sunday October 8th and was attended by Shipmate President Bruce Talbot, Secretary Nicole Talbot, and members Mitch Landry, Leo Vance, Don Gray, Leo Vance, and Michael Chance.
Shipmate President Bruce Talbot went over highlights of the 2017 FRA National Convention. The Theme for the 2017-2018 FRA Americanism/Patriotism Essay Contest will be "What Patriotism Means to Me". The Essay materials are linked to this website and may be downloaded by anyone. The 2018 FRA National Convention will be held in San Antonio, TX.
There will be an Open House at the Branch 159 on Saturday, November 4th from 11:00 to 18:00 to greet any potential new members. We will serve Hot Dogs and Ice Cream. If you know any sea serve enlisted veterans (Navy Marine Corps Coast Guard) (Active, Reserve, Retired, of Veteran) let them know to drop by, have a hot dog, and swap sea stories with us.
The November meeting will be on November 12th. We have made arrangements for a representative from Dignity Memorial to come by and give us a presentation on burial benefits for veterans. Shipmate Leo Vance is planning on cooking up a turkey for our dinner.
The December meeting will be on December 10th. The dinner will be a holiday theme.