The minutes of the March meeting were reviewed and there were no changes. Secretary Nicole Talbot stated that she had submitted the Branch Tax Statement for 2018. Election of officers is coming in May and candidates for elected and appointed positions were discussed. We discussed fabricating a new holder for the Branch Ceremonial Bell since the old bell and holder were taken by one of the former members. Michael Chance will provide photos of the old bell & staff and Nicole Talbot will see if her husband can make one similar.
The FRA South Central Regional Convention is scheduled for August 21-24 in Shreveport, LA. The venue has not yet been selected.
The FRA National Convention will be held September 22-29 at the Crowne Plaza in Memphis. The cut-off date for reservations is September 01.
Shipmate Michael Chance will update the FRABranch159.com website accordingly. Notices will be sent out monthly through the Branch 159 Yahoo Group.