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