Welcome to a beautiful
spring and summer.
We had a great
turn out for the parade
and the program on
Memorial Day. We
were a little short of
help to put the flags up
and take them down,
but we survived.
Thanks again to the
Cub Scouts and Boy
Scouts for their help
folding the flags. I believe we had thirty nine units in
the parade and a huge crowd of spectators. Thanks
to Bill Bley, Ron Hillson, Dale Sankey and the rest
of the crew that helped with line up.
Last Sunday, we hosted the take a Vet Fishing
for the fifth year and what a success it was. If you
haven’t been to one of their programs, take time
next year and attend by volunteering, being a guide
or just going out to fish. The program after the
fishing is a real tear jerker. We had boats from
Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin to take the vets
fishing on Lake Waubesa. Co-founders, Jay
Garseky and our own Rob Blanchar and other
members of their board set this up.
As you probably know, I am not running for
commander this year. I have had the honor to be
your commander for the past five years. Bob
O’Donnell will be our next commander and he will do a great job. Elsewhere in this newsletter, you will
see the new list of officers. I want to thank everyone
for all the support I have gotten from the
membership, the Executive Board and my wife,
Karen during my tenure. I ask that you give the
same support to the next core of officers as you
have me. I have been a member here for thirty three
years, so I’m not going anywhere soon. This is my
second home (although Karen thinks it’s my first
home). Thanks, again, it has been my pleasure.