The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Annual Meeting and
Election of Officers
Please remember and plan to attend the December meeting of our Chapter when we will hold our Annual Meeting and we will be installing new officers to lead our Chapter for the calendar year 2017.
Our Commander, Don Netschke, will be presiding over his final meeting and will deliver his "State of the Chapter" report. We want to thank Don for serving as our Commander this year and, more importantly, congratulate Don and Bobbye on their upcoming wedding. Our wish for them is a long and happy marriage as they begin their new life together.
In keeping with our Chapter Bylaws, our Election Committee, chaired by Steve Culbert, has nominated the following slate of officers to serve during 2017:
Commander - Ray E. Ewing
1st Vice Commander - Joshua T. Morimoto 2nd Vice Commander - David E. Clark Secretary - Paul E. Bombardier
Treasurer - John J. Kronenberger
We wish to thank each of these members for agreeing to step up and serve in these positions on our Leadership Team for 2017. I would remind you that prior to the election on December 13th, the Chairman will accept nominations from the floor for all of the open positions. Our new Commander will be appointing Directors to fill any vacancies on our 10 member Board of Directors plus he will be appointing Chairmen to head our Committees, so if you are asked fill any of these positions, please be ready to say YES! Of course, if you have a favorite position you want serve in, please let the Commander know
FROM THE CHAPLAIN
Rev. Raleigh Watson
Again this year, as we approach the Christmas season, I imagine that many of you will be doing as I do each year. We will be thinking of Christmases many years ago, when we were away from home du-
ring the blessed season, or
making a very rushed and complicated trip to be with our families for a short time. Let us keep in mind those who are facing that situation this year - members of our armed forces in faraway lands, away from families and friends.
I ask that you pray for their safety, and keep in mind the reason we celebrate this season - the birthday of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please keep Christ in Christmas and have Him as your primary focus, in spite of all the commercialism that competes with the real meaning of this most holy season.
During the holiday season, please keep our Chapter members in mind, and perhaps make a phone call to those who cannot be out and around in particular, please remember:
Millard Pippen - home phone 540-667-1876
Charles Boyce - cell phone 304-263-0811
James Berry - cell phone 540-533-2000
Bud Robertson - cell phone 540-877-9132
Don Jones - home phone 540-869-1958
NATIONAL DUES REMINDER
Richard Clark December 26, 2016
Millard Pippen December 26, 2016
When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of Algebra .