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.