June 18th, 2011 saw the members of District 18, Dept of Mo, VFW at Cabool Post 473 at the annual School of Instruction. This year the Dept of Mo sent Department Commander Olin Parks and Women in the VFW Chairman Joy Smith of Post 280, Columbia Mo. District 18 is blessed with two female members that serve as Post Service Officers and they attended the school also. Dept CDR Parks assisted by District 18 CDR Chris Johnston held a very informative meeting. Chairman Smith filled the comrades present in on her role as Dept Women in the VFW Chairman.
Posts attending were Cabool Post 473, Alton Post 1014, Mtn View Post 3009, Mtn Grove Post 3770, Lebanon Post 4107, Isabella Post 5366, Ava Post 5993 and Summersville Post 7222. Post absent were West Plains Post 1828, Hartville Post 3135 and Licking Post 6337. Nineteen members of District 18 were present.
left to right, Etta Mecke, Service Officer Post 5993 Ava; William Gould, Quartermaster Post 3009 Mtn View; Ruth Vaughn, District 18 Women in the VFW Chairman and Post 3770 Mtn Grove Service Officer; Danny Gould, Post 3009 Mtn View; James Gould, Commander Post 3009 Mtn View and Joy Smith, Dept of Mo Women in the VFW Chairman, Post 280 Columbia.
District 18 Commander Chris Johnston, Post 1014 Alton, Mo.
Department of Mo Commander Olin Parks
Dept of Mo Women in the VFW Chairman Joy Smith.
District 18 Commander Chris Johnston, Dept Commander Olin Parks and District 18 VSIO Ed Hawley
seated in front on left is Bill Moriarity and on right is William Gould, members of Post 3009 Mtn View.
Dept CDR Olin Parks, Dist 18 CDR Chris Johnston, Post 3009 CDR James Gould and Dist 18 VSIO Ed Hawley.