COMMANDER

Paul Boutin

The first tinge of color is beginning to show in the trees, reminding us here in the Northeast Kingdom that the first of Vermont’s two seasons is almost over and the second is on the way.

With a lot of our members spending the majority of their free time at their summer camps, activities at the post have been somewhat toned down but now that school is back in session and vacations are over, we expect to see those activities increase.

Along those lines, the ladies auxiliary popular ‘Jester’s Quest’ game returns with ticket sales resuming on August 29th and our Sunday breakfast buffet resumes on September 21st.

Also, and most importantly, the regular monthly general membership meetings resume on September 18th at 7:00pm.  We urge members who are able, to attend these important meetings. They rarely last more than an hour. Surely an hour that you can spare one evening a month.

It is not surprising that the memberships in all rapidly ageing veterans’ organizations are diminishing at an alarming rate due to attrition and the effort to entice our newer, younger vets to join has had only marginal results.  Situations such as this are typical of subjects addressed at the meetings where member input is encouraged.

Another key item of note is the tremendous job our Military Honors Team is doing in their efforts to insure that area deceased veteran’s receive a dignified graveside ceremony honoring them for their service and sacrifice.  The team has received documented high praise both from the veteran’s family members as well as recognition from the Department of Vermont headquarters.

Current paid-up membership is holding steady around the 153 mark and our 1st Vice commander is working diligently to recruit our young area veteran’s.

If you know of a possible eligible member, encourage them to contact their nearest post to discover the benefits of membership.




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