We were recently reminded that the ritual of installation of officers does not allow for proper recognition of the members who fill some of our key offices. Post 8870 has been extremely fortunate to have our appointive offices filled by an extremely dedicated group of veterans, who we thank for their long service.
Al Boyett, Surgeon for the past eleven years has just this past meeting bowed out in favor of Charlie Gaul.
Jim Collins, Officer of the Day provides essential grease to the commander to keep the wheels moving at meetings. (Jim will be on the sick list for the August and September meetings, while he gets his heart repaired. We all wish Jim a quick and complete recovery. Jim Traner has volunteered to act as OOD in Jim’s absence)
John Shelton, Guard (John prefers “Master at Arms” but, sorry John the Manual says “Guard”) keeps outsiders away and keeps track of member and guest attendance, among his other chores. John is also a key member of our color guard
Dick Simmons, Adjutant provides us with excelent & detailed minutes of all of our meeting, as well as leading our color guard. Jim Collins had been heading up our color guard for Memorial Day and the Parade, but has passed that role along to Dick in recent months.
Many thanks to all of you who provide such great service to our Post.