At the 87th FRA National Convention in Corpus Christi, RVPEC Penny Collins, National Director of Membership announced the following membership and retention awards that affect the NW Region: Congrats to all shipmates and Branches! 2013-14 Membership Drive prize drawing: 1st Place (5 year membership extension) Frank Duncan, Bremerton Branch #29 2nd Place ($85.50, cash) Dan …
A February 3rd article in the NR Today Newspaper in Roseburg, Oregon profiled PRPNW Bud Bessy’s fight for reopening the Rosebuurg VA Hospital’s ICU which was closed a few years ago. Since the Article at: http://www.nrtoday.com/news/9966028-113/veterans-bessey-navy-vietnam is subscriber locked we are including a PDF copy of the article available here – NewsReviewBudBessey2.3.2014
The following awards were given for the 2010-11 Association year. Congratulations to the winners.
This years convention in Boise was decently attended by Shipmates from Branches #18-Seattle, #29-Bremerton, #38-Spokane, #46-Honolulu, #59-Cheyenne, #97-Whidbey Island, #104-Tacoma, #170-Everett, #174-Olympic Peninsula, #328-Roseburg, and #382-Boise. Also in attendance was NP Jim Scarbo, Branch#40-Chesapeake, VA, NVP Jeff Gilmartin, Branch#207-Potomac Region, and 2011-12 NVP Candidate RPRSE Mark Kilgore, Branch #22-Pensacola, FL. Elected to represent the NW …