Sep 12

60 Years Continuous Membership

Shipmate Ed Spears of San Miguel, Philippines Branch 367 receives his 60-year continuous membership certificate from Branch President Lee Vatter.  Congratulations Shipmate Spears!

Aug 24

PNChap Bill Hall Elected Regional President

NWR Convention News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

At the recent NW Regional Convention in Boise Idaho, Gem State Branch #382 President, PNChap Bill Hall was elected to be the NW Regional President for the 2018-19 Association year. Shipmate Bill was ceremoniously installed by FRA Past National President John Ippert. The full installation will occur at the FRA National Convention next month in San Antonio, Texas.

Additionally, S/M Scott Dudley, Whidbey Island Branch #97 vice-president was elected as the NW Regional Vice-President for the 2018-19 Association year and PRPNW Peg Burke of Inland Empire Br#38 was elected for a three-year term as Regional Secretary/Treasurer. Both Shipmates were sworn in and installed by PNP Ippert as well.

Shipmate Burke replaces PRPNW Hazel Bettancourt of Gem State Branch #382 who has served as the NW Regional Secretary/Treasurer since 2012.

The Ladies Auxiliary elected Gem State Unit #382 Secretary Rose Hall as NW Regional President-elect, and was ceremoniously installed by LAFRA National President Jean Smith. LAFRA PRPNW Marjorie Ippert assumed the duties as RVPNW. 

In other news, Seattle Branch #18 has been selected as the host of the 2019 NW Regional Convention. Location and dates will be announced after the 2018 FRA National Convention.

Mar 13

2017-18 NW Region Americanism Essay Contest Winners

NW Region Americanism-Patriotism Chairman Rex Faubion has posted the winners of this year’s contest.

7th Grade
First – Chloe Gunawan, College Place Middle School, Lynnwood, WA – Branch 018
Second – Rose K. Stewart, Kendrick High School, Kendrick, ID – Branch 038
Third – Annika Huff, Jenifer Jr High, Lewiston, ID – Branch 063
8th Grade
First – Annie Lee Keller, Cyberlynx Home School, Alaska – Branch 342
Second – Elle Wagner-Uhling, Jenifer Jr High, Lewiston, ID – Branch 063
Third – Anna Kirshchuk, Holy Family School, Auburn, WA – Branch 104
9th Grade
First – Jasmine Pfafman, Liberty High School, Hillsboro, OR – Branch 018
Second – Dakota Larrabee, Shelton High School, Shelton, WA – Branch 104
Third – Rebekah Wight, Kimber Academy, Caldwell, ID – Branch 382
10th Grade
First – Dayla Alexander, Home School, Nampa, ID – Branch 382
Second – Grace Van Gunten, Grangeville High School, Grangeville, ID – Branch 063
Third – Hanna DeHut, Graham-Kapowsin High School, Graham, WA – Branch 104
11th Grade
First – Rebecca White, Maili Bible School, Waianae, HI – Branch 046
Second – Jared Kuykendall, Home School, Gervais, OR – Branch 055
Third – Erickson W. Pickett, Spanaway Lake High School, Tacoma, WA – Branch 104
12th Grade
First – Samantha Wick, Kentridge High School, Renton, WA – Branch 018
Second – Molly Schwartz, Prairie Jr/Sr High School, Ferdinand, ID – Branch 063
Third – Quincy Balius, Foothills Community Christian School, Great Falls, MT – Branch 038

 

Jan 01

2018 National and Regional Convention Information posted

NW Regional Convention will be hosted by Gem State Branch and Unit #382, Boise, ID on August 17-18, at the Riverside Hotel in Boise. Convention flyer and more information can be found on the Conventions Menu Tab.

Additionally, the 2018 FRA/LAFRA National Convention will be held in San Antonio, TX on September 23rd – 30th, at the Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade. The convention is hosted by the FRA/LAFRA National Committee.

Nov 09

2017 National FRA/LAFRA Convention Highlights

A short Synopsis of the C&BL issues brought to the delegates of the National Convention this year:

C&BL Resolution No. 1: – Whether to add the Army and Air Force enlisted veterans as eligible to join the FRA was not passed, it was ruled “not in order”.

C&BL Resolution No. 2: – To delete Article 3, Section 301(b) and renumber Article 3, Section (c) to Article 3, Section (b).  (This resolution was amended at the 2016 FRA Convention, but it failed to renumber the Article correctly.  It had to do with Personnel discharged by reason of Bad Conduct or Dishonorable discharge that are not eligible for FRA membership.  It was passed by the delegates.

C&BL Resolution No. 3: – To amend Article 3, Section 311 (e)(1) regarding continuous membership recomputation (like they do PEBD or BASD) to allow for adjusted continuous membership.  It was rejected soundly.

The issue of the Northwest Region merging with the West Coast to save the Northwest Region Auxiliary: – It was discussed at the Pre-NBOD meeting and they decided to wait and see what happened at the LAFRA Convention, i.e. to see if they were able to come up with a slate of officers for the Northwest Auxiliary.  At the Post-NBOD, the new National President, Bill Starkey, stated for the record that it was an Auxiliary issue and not a FRA Issue.  That means it was dismissed as an issue at this time.  But, it is my opinion now as JrPRPNW, that this issue will resurface in the future.

In Loyalty, Protection, and Service
JrPRPNW Peg Burke

Apr 27

2017 Northwest Regional Convention

Please make your reservations at the Emerald Queen Casino in Fife, WA for the Northwest Regional Convention August 25-27, 2017.  Information to do so can be found under the Conventions tab.  Come meet your fellow Shipmates from other Branches and have a good time!

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