District 1 Convention

VFW District 1, Dept. of Missouri, held it’s District convention on April 13th, 2013 in Lawson, Missouri hosted by Lawson VFW Post 6278.  The joint session of District 1 and the Ladies Auxillary was opened by Dist. 1 Cdr. Freddie Dunn at 11:00 am.  During this session, Memorial services were held for all the departed comrades that left our ranks since the last convention.  Following a catered lunch, Cdr. Freddie Dunn opened the regular business session.  Commander Dunn covered many topics that concern many Post’s about completing the activity reports and membership.  Sr. Vice Cdr. Ray Clevenger spoke about the plans that Gallatin VFW Post 2172 have for getting the Vietnam  Memorial Travelling Wall to Gallatin in 2014.  The election of officers for the 2013 -2014 term was held and the installation of the new officers was held following the election.  Freddie Dunn was re-elected as District Commander and promised to continue doing all he could to help the Post’s of District 1.

Commander Freddie Dunn opens the Joint session

Commander Freddie Dunn opens the Joint session

 

 

 

Members of D1  gather for meeting.

Members of D1 gather for meeting.

D 1 Ladies Auxilliary President addresses the meeting.
D 1 Ladies Auxilliary President addresses the meeting.

District Adjutant Ruth Ann Shipps reads the names of the departed comrades.

District Adjutant Ruth Ann Shipps reads the names of the departed comrades.

Memorial service for departed comrades.

Memorial service for departed comrades.

Commander Dunn opens the regular session.

Commander Dunn opens the regular session.

James Rippy commends Cdr. Dunn for his work over the past year.

James Rippy commends Cdr. Dunn for his work over the past year.

James Rippy reads off the names of nominated officers.

James Rippy reads off the names of nominated officers.

James Rippy prepares to administer the oath to the newly elected and appointed officers.

James Rippy prepares to administer the oath to the newly elected and appointed officers.

 

VFW 50-50 winner Dorthy Bastean

Dorothy Bastean, winner of 50-50 drawing.

 

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