National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
VFC Notes-May 2005
Serving Current, Former & Retired Federal Civilian Employees-
Spouses and Survivor Annuitants
Ann M. Collins
1st Vice President
R. David Smith
2nd Vice President
Vincent R. Agnelli
Robert H. Miller
Robert C. Basford
THANK YOU to the Convention delegates for your confidence in my abilities to lead the Virginia Federation. I am, indeed, privileged to serve as your President for the coming year. And, like so many of you, I worked hard for 33 years as a Federal civilian and issues relating to my annuity are most important to me. I am really puzzled when I hear people say “why join NARFE” when logically it would appear to warrant a statement more like “why not!”
Over the past 51 years, the Virginia Federation has been the leader in many of NARFE’s programs. I especially appreciate the outstanding work done by outgoing VFC President, Joe Beaudoin, and those past presidents before him. And we are grateful that some of those past presidents have served on the VFC Board the past year: Oscar Honeycutt, Ernie Kerekes, Jim Rice, and the late Jim Richards. Their leadership helped to create the solid foundation of our organization that we will build on during the next year as we continue to face the challenges of NARFE membership in the 21st century.
There may be some changes in the way we do some things, however, that action should not be interpreted to mean that procedures in the past were wrong. Rather, we will look at the past in appreciation and draw from those successes and learn from those challenges.
theme for the coming year will focus on raising the general awareness of NARFE
At the April 27th VFC Board meeting, we welcomed eleven new incumbents to the 22-position voting Board. Those names are reported in the article on VFC Convention News, elsewhere in this newsletter. Between now and the July 25 Board meeting, I have requested the VFC Vice Presidents to work with their oversight areas on these topics for discussion at the July meeting: Goals for membership and other programs; the role of the Area Coordinators; and training of officers and committee chairs. Your comments are welcome on how the VFC can provide the best service and representation for our chapters and members. Discuss these topics with your AVP—your liaison and “voice” at the VFC Board meetings! I look forward to visiting with our grass roots advocates at their home chapters.
Ann M. Collins, VFC President
v The most wasted of all days is the day when we have not laughed.
Pictures from the 2005 Convention
Outgoing President Joe Beaudoin passing the gavel to the new VFC President, Ann Collins
Joe Beaudoin at the convention enjoying his first minutes as immediate past president
Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine addressing convention delegates
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore shares a humorous moment with convention delegates
Francis Gary Powers, Jr. Banquet Speaker, relates the story of father as a U-2 pilot and a POW
VFC Top Recruiter of 63 members, Marie Collins, Pre-Retirement Seminar Coordinator is congratulated by Pres. Joe Beaudoin
First Vice President’s Report
Following the VFC Convention, we have a new slate of
officers serving the chapters at the State Federation level. In my new roll as 1st Vice President,
I am looking forward to shifting gears and working with the ten Area Vice Presidents
and the Electronics Committee. I will
also be responsible for overseeing next year’s convention that will be held
at the Holiday Inn Select Hotel in
Seven of the AVPs were re-elected for the coming year during area caucus meetings: I-Ralph Hoyle, II-Ernest Kerekes, III-Bob Boyd, V-Jim Nobles, VII-Glenn Zech, VIII-Bill Martin, and IX-Bill Masterson. New AVPs elected were VI-Elaine Caudill and X-Bill Willis. Area IV did not elect a new AVP during their caucus meeting; therefore, hopefully this will be resolved in the next few weeks.
My primary goals for the next year are communications, assistance, training and membership growth. I want to work with the AVPs in assisting the chapters in getting the job done through training chapter officers and committee personnel, planning effective meetings, membership recruitment and retention efforts, and addressing legislative initiatives.
Rather than direct what needs to be done, we would appreciate
input as to how the federation can assist chapters. Preferably, the chapter’s first point of contact
for assistance should be with their Area Vice President. I am also available to assist the AVPs and the
chapters. You can contact me as follows:
R. David Smith, 13921 Krim Point Trail,
Some of my personal activities this past year as your 2nd Vice President include:
Worked with the five VFC Program Chairs in delivering
the programs. Attended all VFC Board
meetings, the National NARFE Convention in
R. David Smith, 1st VP
v You can begin to move mountains when you begin carrying away small stones.
Second Vice President’s Report
When you are the new 2nd VP for the Virginia Federation and your responsibilities include, among other things, oversight of a dynamic group of Program Chairs, you know you need a great deal of help. Fortunately for me (and the rest of Virginia’s NARFE members), the VFC has had “returnees” like Charles Delaplane, National Legislation Chair; Wilton Ward, Alzheimer Chair; and Past VFC President Oscar Honeycutt ~ “Our Man in Richmond” is there to advise newcomer J. Carroll Graham, State Legislation Chair.
Others, like myself, who are new to the Board, include Carolyn Wilson, Public Relations Chair; Dennis Martin, Membership Chair, and Pre-Retirement Seminar Coordinator Barbara Nugent. Since chapter experience is not quite the same as functioning at the Federation level, on-the-job training for us newcomers will take place at a fast and furious pace.
In the near future, all Virginia Chapters will be receiving additional information regarding the VFC Membership Recruitment Project which began when we mailed the first letter during the last week of February 2005. This project, which was outside the realm of activities of the VFC Membership Committee, is receiving 50/50 funds as well as great cooperation from the National Office. As you may or may not be aware, National provided us with prospect lists and “drop” lists for 2002 up through June 2004, all of which had been previously sent to the chapters on the M-112s, as a normal part of doing business on a monthly basis.
Our plan was to send two letters, about 1 month apart, to all potential members on the list. The second letter was mailed during the third week of April 2005. The total cost for printing and mailing both letters was around $9,800 (shared 50/50 with National). As of May 7, we have received 230 applications at $33.00per app for a total of $7,590, and the checks are still coming in. We will be sending the Area VPs copies of the list of new members so they can share the information with the chapters in their areas.
At the VFC Convention in April, Mary Kay Parker from Metro Chapter 1665 gave me a terrific suggestion. She would like to have the names on our mailing list in her chapter area of those who do not join by the end of this project. She would like to follow up at the local level. We thought this was such a great idea that we are going to send the information to all chapters because contact at the local personal level often achieves what a general letter cannot.
We look forward to working with all of you this coming year, and we welcome any ideas or suggestions that you have that will help us help you!
Vincent R. Agnelli 2nd VP
The 51st Annual Convention, Virginia Federation of Chapters, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) opened Monday Afternoon, April 25 at the Holiday Inn Select Koger Center, Richmond, Virginia and concluded Tuesday Evening, April 26 with the Banquet and installation of VFC Officers by Bill Austin, NARFE Region X Field Vice President
Highlights of the Convention were guest speakers Tim Kaine, Lieutenant Governor, and Jerry Kilgore, former Attorney General of Virginia, and banquet speaker, Francis Gary Powers, Jr., Founder, and The Cold War Museum. Congressman Tom Davis (VA-11) again hosted the Monday night reception for attendees.
VFC Bylaws were changed to clarify Area Caucus balloting at the Annual
convention. A resolution to cap
The Nominating Committee composed of members along with alternates was
elected by the ten area caucuses. Chair
is Shirley Atkins, Hampton, Chapter 682, and Vice Chair is Jim Rice,
The 52nd Annual VFC Convention
is scheduled for
Robert H. Miller,VFC Secretary
Wingdings'>v As we get older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes get longer.
With the first of eight calendar quarters behind it, the 109th Congress finds itself, as usual, snarled in partisan rancor, with political disagreements impeding a deal of work. A few things have been accom-plished, but I suspect reform of the bankruptcy laws wasn’t high on the agenda of many NARFE folk.
Several bills have been introduced that bear on NARFE
issues. We now have complementary bills
that would repeal both the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall
Elimination Provision (WEP). H.R. 147
by Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) has been picking up co-sponsorship rapidly,
and it is matched in the Senate by S. 619, sponsored by Sen. Diane Feinstein
(D-CA). The Californians have many people
in their State and local governments (including teachers) affected by the GPO
and WEP, and many are well disposed toward NARFE’s position on those issues. Unfortunately, the Californian with the greatest
influence on Social Security matters is Rep. Bill Thomas (R-CA), chair of the
Premium Conversion is the second issue that has complementary
bills in both the House and Senate, both sponsored by Virginians, Rep. Tom Davis
(R-11th), and Sen. John Warner (R). The bills are H.R. 994 and S. 484. For some reason Premium Conversion did not receive
much early support from the rest of the Virginia delegation, but Reps. Thelma
Drake, Randy Forbes, and Virgil Goode, and Sen. George Allen all signed up as
co-sponsors recently. As of this writing
(May 5), Reps. Bobby Scott, Bob Goodlatte, Eric Cantor, and Rick Boucher were
still outstanding. I hope constituents
of those gentlemen will diplomatically seek their support, so that
The third issue addressed by bills in both houses is the WEP. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) have introduced bills (H.R. 1714 and S. 866) which would alter the WEP significantly. The bills’ titles claim to repeal the WEP, but in fact they would revise or reform it. The bills propose a complex revision of the WEP formula, and its effect on people subject – or potentially subject – to the WEP is currently uncertain. I hope to get more information about these bills in the near future, and will distribute what I find out by the VANARFE net.
Other bills have been introduced in the House, but have no corresponding measures in the Senate. They include taking the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund off-budget (Rep. Michael Bilirakis, R-FL), premium share shift to increase the federal contribution for FEHBP premiums to 80 percent (Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-MD), tax relief for retirees paying long term care premiums (Rep. Terry Lee, R-NE), and a provision to allow re-employed FERS employees to replace, and earn credit for, retirement contributions which may have been withdrawn (Rep. James Moran, D-VA).
In sum, if you live in the 3rd, 6th, 7th, or 9th Districts, please call or write your Congressman and ask him to co-sponsor H.R. 994. If you don’t, please call or write your Congressman/Congresswoman and thank him or her for that support.
Charles Delaplane, National Legislation Chair
v I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done. Andy Rooney
STATE LEGISLATION REPORT
Since Carroll Graham, our new State Legislation Chair,
is in the process of getting organized, Oscar Honeycutt is on vacation, and
there are deadlines to meet, I get the opportunity to comment on some important
matters of state (
First, an important reminder from VFC 1st
VP Dave Smith that there will be Republican and Democratic primaries throughout
You may recall that during the 2005 Virginia General Assembly session, the Virginia Federation supported legislation to improve senior benefits and to regulate nursing homes, assisted living facilities and at-home-care. It appears that we will continue to support this type of legislation in 2006.
In addition, the attendees at the April 2005 State Convention unanimously adopted a resolution to “initiate action in the General Assembly to cap real estate assessments for persons aged 65 and older who own and occupy their residences, and that such cap remain in effect until the real property ownership is transferred, at which time any new assessment would take effect.” (Submitted by Chapter 1823, Northern Neck and modified on the floor.)
Both candidates for Governor, Tim Kaine and Jerry Kilgore,
have their own proposals for real estate tax relief. However, according to staff people in
pointed out that any constitutional changes (which this would be) requires passage two years in a row in the General
and a referendum before
Last, but not least, an interesting survey of political
insiders, including members of Congress, was taken recently by The National
Journal, a nonpartisan weekly. (If
you have never heard of this publication, it may be because a yearly subscription
costs around $1,800.) The political insiders
were asked to rank the top five contenders for their party’s 2008 Presidential
nominations. The GOP respondents picked
Virginia Senator George Allen as number one. Senator John McCain (
Vince Agnelli, VFC 2nd VP for J. Carroll Graham
VFC Convention News
The 51st Annual VFC Convention was held April 25-27,
2005 at the
There were three special convention speakers: Lt. Governor
Tim Kaine, Former Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and Gary Powers, Jr. (son of
the noted POW). Both Kaine and Kilgore
thanked the delegates for their service to the country and gave an overview
of their platforms for making improvements in the State of
Congressman Tom Davis (VA-11) again hosted a reception
for convention attendees. State Senator
Jeanne Marie Devolites-
In appreciation for accepting the challenges of Chapter leadership, the VFC Executive Board hosted a breakfast saluting the Federation’s Chapter Presidents, with 46 of the 56 Presidents in attendance.
Federation executive officers elected were Ann Collins, President; Dave Smith, 1st VP; Vince Agnelli, 2nd VP; Bob Miller, Secretary; and Bob Basford, Treasurer. Current Area Vice Presidents re-elected in caucus sessions were:
I-Ralph Hoyle, II-Ernest Kerekes, III-Bob Boyd, V-Jim Nobles, VII-Glenn Zech, VIII-Bill Martin, IX-Bill Masterson. New AVPs elected were VI-Elaine Caudill and X-Bill Willis. Area IV did not elect a new AVP during their caucus.
Appointments for Committee Chairs are: Membership- Dennis Martin; Public Relations - Carolyn Wilson; National Legislation – Charles Delaplane; State Legislation – Carroll Graham; Alzheimer’s – Wilton Ward and Pre-Retirement Coordinator – Barbara Nugent. An appointment is still pending for Service. National Legislation
Major emphasis for the 109th Congress is to retain current benefits in health and annuities; passage of premium conversion (S 484 Sen. John Warner and HR 994 Rep. Tom Davis); elimination of WEP and GPO (S 619 Dianne Feinstein, D-CA and HR 147 Buck McKeon R-CA). Contacts with our Senators and Representatives are really needed.
Membership Recruitment and Retention - While most of
the federations are losing members, Virginia held fast; however, we did not
experience anticipated growth. Year 2004
started with 19,820 members and ended with 20,076. One new chapter Falls Run 2343 was established
in July. Recognition was given to top
chapter percentage recruitment: Falls Run,
There were seven resolutions presented for decision during the convention. They are as follows:
VFC-05-R-1 – Clarify Area Caucus Balloting – Adopted to replace Bylaws Article V, Section 8 with clarification concerning voice voting when only one nomination for AVP or Nomination Committee and requiring balloting by chapter strength when there are two or more nominations for a position.
VFC-05-R-2 – Cap on Real Estate Tax Assessments for Senior Home Owners – Adopted as amended to initiate action to pursue legislation in the General Assembly to cap real estate assessments for persons age 65 and over who own and occupy their residences, until such time as property ownership is transferred.
Resolution (no number) – Adopted that the official name of NARFE be legally changed in the VFC Constitution and Bylaws to National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.
Resolution (no number) – Adopted to amend Bylaws Article I, Section 2 to require payment of chapter dues by May 31st each year instead of June 30th.
Three other resolutions presented were defeated that related (1) to significantly change the VFC organization; (2) to establish new procedures for dealing with changes in committee position proposals; and (3) to initiate action to pursue legislation to develop an interstate railway network and support a complementary interstate highway system at the national level.
Virginia Quilt Drawing – Advance ticket sales for NARFE-FEEA resulted in $2,510, exceeding the $2,000 goal. Tickets were also offered at the Convention to benefit Alzheimer’s Research resulting in another $526 for the quilt campaign. All of the drawing tickets were combined in a container and Gail Martin, one of the quilters from Louisa Chapter 2065, drew the winning ticket. NARFE-FEEA contributor, Betty Atkinson from Seaside Chapter 1827, was the lucky lady!
Winner of the Holiday Inn Select lodging package certificate (over $200 value) was Willie Cole, Colonial Heights Chapter 1472.
The Memorial Service included recognition of 336 NARFE
members in the 56
Alzheimer’s – The 2004 goal of $45,000 was
exceeded with $49,106 contributed. Special
recognition was given to three chapters that raised over $5,000:
For more information from committees, see other articles in this newsletter.
We had a good time at the convention overall, especially
so for Alzheimer's. The response to the silent auction, the quilt raffle and
the 50-50 was exceptional. 58 items were donated for the silent auction. Betty
Atkinson, chapter 1827-
The net processes for Alzheimer's totaled $2685.00; $1754.00 from the silent auction, $531.00, from the quilt raffle, $300.00 from the 50-50 and a GEHA donation of $100.00.
A hardy thanks goes to all who contributed items and to those who bought items and tickets. A special thanks goes to all those who assisted with the silent auction and ticket sales. It would not have been a success without your help.
The VFC Alzheimer's Committee meeting was well attended-36 attendees representing 21 chapters. The open discussion covered many Alzheimer's related items and chapter involvement the committee established a VFC goal of $55,000 for Alzheimer's research in calendar year 2005.the 2004 goal was $45,000 and the year end total donated was $49,160.00.
Substantial research is growing for prevention and a cure for Alzheimer's, a long and expensive process. A total of five NARFE sponsored projects have been approved in the past year or so.
There has been an outpouring of memorial gifts for Alzheimer's in memory of Jim Richards, Falls Run chapter 2343, a long time, very active supporter of NARFE and a past VFC president. The total of the gifts at this time writing is $5400.
Again, thanks to all who help make our Alzheimer's program
a success in
Area I Report
The VFC 2005 Convention in
I’m sorry to report that Joanne Brummel, President, Middle
Peninsula Chapter 1757, has been quite sick, with an undiagnosed illness, and
is slowly recovering at her sister’s home. If you would like to send her a card,
her sister’s address is
In the area of legislation, , a bus trip was made to
In Area I we have been concentrating on membership recruiting and retention. As requested by the VFC, Chapter 682 hosted a “jump start” meeting of current federal employees in October 2004. A total of 28 employees attended the meeting and 8 became new members. Also, Marie Collins, Chapter 682, has been busy conducting Pre-retirement seminars and representing NARFE at local Health Fairs and successfully recruiting 63 new members. Many thanks to Marie and the Chapter 682 members for all your hard work! Also, Chapter 682 was the statewide leader in converting a total of 47 annual renewal members to dues withholding status.
Area I chapter voting membership increased from 1,273 to 1,318 during the past year, an increase of 45 new members. Although we are gaining enough new members to offset deaths, non-renewals, and transfers out, we need to continue to attract more new members in 2005. My thanks to all Area 1 chapter officers and members for your hard work and support. If you have any ideas or suggestions for improving NARFE effectiveness in our area, I’d like to hear from you.
Ralph Hoyle, Area 1 VP
Area II Notes
The first and probably the most important issue we should all put on our agenda front burner is membership and member retention. First, we must realize that we are a political organization, not a social club. When we have an audience with either a state or national elected official, the first question asked is “how many members do you represent?” This question equates to votes.
The first place to start is looking for an answer is with the monthly M112 Report. The Chapter Officers should monitor the report closely and contact those who are in arrears with their dues. Find out why and offer help. We should be contacting new members appearing on the report and invite them to our next meeting. Just think how much we could increase our membership if we could each recruit one new member.
The next important issue is to contact our own elected officials at both the state and national level. Get to know the legislative assistant on each of the elected official’s staff. Be sure to thank them if they have cosponsored bills which effect NARFE current and retired State and Federal retirees.
Your Area II V.P. has requested a meeting with Representative Thelma Drake. He is awaiting a response of a time and place when he and the Area Chapter Presidents can meet with Representative Drake to discuss of NARFE concerns.
Area II is prepared to have a table display at the upcoming
State Convention for Postal Organizations. This convention will be held in
After our meeting with Representative Drake, I plan to meet with the area Chapter Presidents to discuss membership retention and to set obtainable, and realistic goals to the extent possible.
To those Chapters having summer outings, consider inviting potential members. Wear something when you go out in public that will advertise NARFE.
After we resume our regular meetings in September, be ready to hit the ground running with new ideas for increasing membership attendance. Have a greeting committee to welcome all attendees.
Remember what one Congress gives, the next can take away. Nothing is set in concrete. We must continue to fight to maintain what we have now and work to secure Premium Conversion, WEP and GPO relief.
For those chapters wishing to advertise their meetings and membership activities such as starting a newsletter, when properly documented, matching funds are available from national to help with expenses.
Ernie Kerekes, Area II V.P.
Area III News
The 2005 VFC Convention is over! It is hard to believe that in 2004 I ran a hard but successful campaign to become the Area Vice President for Area III and I did it again in 2005. Next year someone else needs to get on the campaign trail.
The year was a learning experience for me and I’m sure for the Chapters. I have learned that each Chapter is as different as the stars in the sky. Like people the Chapters have their own personality. Some are alive with a lot of energy and upbeat yet, others seem to be downcast and just doing their same thing again and again. Chapters in which category are you?
During the year we asked each Chapter to develop a Chapter Membership Plan and most Chapters did. As we enter into a new year we now need to pull those plans out to see how each Chapter did in meeting its goals. The Area also had a Membership Plan, which will also be reviewed.
The Chapter election process was an eye opener. Some Chapters had a nominating committee and had a slate of officers while others didn’t. Most of the officers’ positions have now been filled. One thing I would like to see next year is new people stepping up to take leadership positions so that we can have new ideas and new direction.
Chapter activities included trips (Chapter 1472 Colonial Heights had their first one), trading post, barbeques and breakfasts, golf tournaments etc., all in an effort to gain new members, raise money for Alzheimer’s research and to raise operating money for the Chapter.
The “Switch and Save” program was somewhat successful
within the Area, but Chapter 2265
Each Chapter has been encouraged to update its Web site and most are moving in that direction.
All of the Chapters in the Area voted to become the sponsor
of the 2006 VFC Convention, which will be held again in
Idle Thoughts of a Retired Person...
I had amnesia once -- or twice.
All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
If the world were a logical place, men would be the ones to ride horses sidesaddle. (Think about it!)
They told me I was gullible ... and
I believed them.
Robert Boyd, Area 111 VP
Area V11 Report
Area VII consists of five chapters—
Four members from the Area participated in the Ninth
Biennial Legislation Leadership Conference, on February 27 - March 1, in
An area-wide meeting was held in
Dick Murphy described an innovative recruiting program sponsored by his chapter with financial support from the VFC and NARFE Headquarters. A membership recruiting advertisement about the Chapter was attached to the front page of a popular area newspaper in the form of a stick-on label. While the idea was innovative, it did not produce the expected results. Experimental projects, such as this one, are learning situations from which VFC and NARFE Headquarters can benefit by knowing what works—and what doesn’t. Appreciation goes to Dick and Chapter 178 for sponsoring this project.
The area-wide meeting followed the National Legislation Conference by a few days. This provided an opportune occasion for Steve Bush, the Area 7 Coordinator for National Legislation, to pass along useful information gained at the Crystal City Conference. Steve presented an informative Power Point production on key National Legislative matters.
Four of the five Area VII Chapters
were represented at the 2005 VFC Convention in
Glenn Zech, Area VII VP
Area VIII Report
was well represented at the 51st VFC convention held the last week
of April in
Rather than dwell on what’s happened during the last two or three months, I would rather talk about what we need to do during the rest of this year. Emphasis will be placed on recruitment and retention. I will be working with each chapter to develop and/or update individual membership plans. Several chapters are planning to participate in local fairs and other public meetings getting the word out about NARFE. We will also be working on developing individual web pages for each chapter to include current information on chapter officers, meeting time and locations, and general information about each chapter. We will also be sharing information on meaningful program presentations as applicable to help others increase attendance at chapter meetings.
We will also
be working with the VFC 1st Vice President planning for the 2007
convention. Richard Geary, President
Bill Martin, Area VIII Vice President
v Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for instance. J. Ruski
Area IX Report
All Chapter Presidents in Area IX during the 2004-05 year have been working hard throughout the year to hold on to their members and to recruit new members. I have enjoyed visiting all the Chapters over the past year and I am impressed with their efforts.
Those of you
who didn’t attend the National Convention last year missed a lot of fun (and
some work.) I had a really good time, plus Jann and I drove to
some very good speakers at the National Legislative Training Conference. We
also picked up lots of good information at the breakout sessions. On Lobby day,
March 1, 2005, six members from Area IX, and 1 from Area X met with Congressman
Jim Moran’s aide in the
Area IX with help from Area X set up and staffed a NARFE booth at the NOVA TRIAD Conference at Fair Oaks Holiday Inn. TRIAD brings together organizations from legal, law enforcement, and senior services (or those advocating senior issues) within VA. The TRIAD in VA is administered by the VA Attornery General’s Office.
Area IX participated along with Area
X in the planning for the Northern Virginia Aging Network (NVAN) Legislative
Forum and Breakfast on November 16, 2004. Don Shiffert from
I have enjoyed being Area IX Vice President over the past year and will continue as Area VP over the next year. If I can be of assistance to any member(s) in AREA IX please let me know.
AREA IX VP William Masterson
Remember our flag on Flag Day and everyday.
v There was never a person who did anything worth doing that did not receive more than he gave.
Installation of Elected Officers and Area Vice Presidents L-R: Bob Boyd [Area III,] Bill Masterson [Area IX], Ralph Hoyle [Area I], Bill Martin [Area VIII] is standing behind Ralph, Ann Collins [President], Bob Miller [Secretary], Elaine Caudill [Area VI], Bob Basford [Treasurer], Glenn Zech [Area VII], Bill Willis [Area X], Dave Smith [1st VP], Vince Agnelli [2nd VP] and Ernie Kerekes [Area II],. Jim Nobles [Area V] not present, and Area IV did not elect a VP.
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