The regional officers were informed by the family of PRPNW Ted Russell that he had passed away. Shipmate Russell was a long time member of Bremerton Branch #29 and was the NW Regional President for the FRA association year 1996-97. Obituary in the Bremerton Sun can be found here: http://m.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/30/theodore-kenneth-russell-85/
On Wednesday, December 14th, Regional President Pete Lazzaretti visited Everett Branch #170 and presented awards to the branch. Regional Credentials Chair, S/M Jamie MacKenzie, Br#104, who is an Everett resident attended as well. Discussed were the Branches preparation to host the 2012 NW Regional Convention, the Americanism Patriotism Essay contest, recruitment and retention issues, and …
FRA National President Jeff Gilmartin and LAFRA National President Gini Larsen visited Honolulu/Pearl Harbo Branch #46 and local commands as part of the annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day activities.
On December 10th, 2011 RPNW Pete Lazzaretti joined the Shipmates and Auxillary members of FRA Seattle Branch #18 for their December General Membership meeting and potluck. During the Good of the Order Shipmate Lazzaretti addressed the shipmates, praising the branch’s long history within the NW Region. Other items discussed were member recruitment, and public relations issues that …