The March 2018 Branch meeting will be on Sunday March 11th. Members start arriving around Noon. Lunch is at 1300 and the meeting starts at 1400. Hope to see you there.
Due to the effects on some of our members by Hurricane Harvey, the September Branch 159 meeting will be cancelled. The Branch Home did not sustain any flooding or other damage and is in good shape. Our next regular meeting will be on Sunday October 8th at the regular time. Please see the previous post for the schedule for the remainder of the year.
We had a great meeting on Sunday July 9. Shipmate Leo whipped up a pork roast with rice & gravy and plenty of sides. No one went away hungry. We hope that many other shipmates will find the time to come and pay us a visit and swap some sea stories with us in the future.
We had hamburgers and hotdogs at our June meeting and we presented awards to the Branch winners of the 2016-2017 Americanism/Patriotism Essay Contest.
At the Julys meeting we had our installation of officers for the 2017-2018 year.
Here is the meeting agenda for the coming months.
August 12 - Work Saturday. Arrive around 0930. Install new fluorescent lighting.
August 13 - Regular Branch Meeting
August 17-20 - FRA South Central Region Convention, Shreveport, LA
September 10 - Regular Branch Meeting
September 17-23 - FRA National Convention, Hunt Valley, MD
October 7 - Retiree Appreciation Day - Ellington Field
October 8 - Regular Branch Meeting
November 12 - Regular Branch Meeting
December 10 - Regular Branch Meeting
If you have any questions, please let us know. Also visit our other website at www.groups.yahoo.com/group/frabr159 . Please feel free to refer any other sea service veterans to this website as they may want to join our organization.
In Loyalty, Protection, & Service
Webmaster, FRA Branch 159