I just returned From the State Convention, For those of you who did not attend, The 7th District was again for the 2nd year in a row the Outstanding District. We have 5 posts in the running for All American and the District is well positioned for All American again this year also. Thank you all for your hard work!! Keep an eye on your division standings for those post in the running for All American only the top 35 posts will win it, and there is a lot of membership acceleration by post wanting to make it in the last few weeks of June, Good Luck to Savannah, Richmond Hill, Jesup, Douglas and Kingsbay Post!!! I wish to thank you for allowing me to be selected as the Captain of the All State team of District Cdrs. I am so proud of all of you and all the hard work you do each day. the Gavel has fell ending the convention, so all your newly elected post officers are now in office, I need election reports from your posts so I have contact information and meeting days and times. I would like to see our Posts and the District succeed this coming year as well or better than we did this year, there are a couple of District Commanders that have set there sights on knocking us out of first place next year, We are not going to let that happen! Start now on programs, the on line reporting system will be up and running soon. Get your chairmen identified for P/P VOD, Teacher, and EMT, Fire Fighter Police. Make plans now to attend GLT August 12, 13 & 14 at the Macon Marriott, that is worth a lot of points toward All State, your Cdr, Sr Vice, Jr Vice and QM along with the Service Officer should attend, so make plans now! Again thank you for all you do and allowing me to be your Commander.
It is with a very heavy heart, that I inform you of the Passing of our Comrade, Ron Keller. Ron passed away at approximately 03:40 this morning March 24, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, Fl. from stage 4 lung cancer. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, I will forward them to you all as soon as they are. Please keep his family in your prayers. We have lost a very good man, comrade and friend.
Yours in Comradeship,
Ron Keller’s Viewing Will Be Monday March 28th at 3 pm At Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home Address: 10141 Colerain Rd, St Marys, GA 31558 Followed By A Service At 4 pm and reception at the Kings Bay VFW Post 8385 at 6 pm
Our hearts go out to the family of our beloved Past State Commander Ronald E. Keller who passed away this morning following a brief illness. Please keep Ron’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Michael J. O’Steen