From: Scott M. Simms []
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:40
Subject: FRA Branch 367 Mail List: Save The Building SITREP, November 30, 2011.

Many others have contributed their strong and not-so-strong backs, material, tools, expertise, encouragement and humor (nothing like humor to ease the “burden” in difficult times). Many of these good folks are not even FRA members and several are Allied Veterans who believe in Veterans Helping Veterans as our fellow veteran service organizations do.


Work has begun in earnest and the young fellow (civil engineer with his dad as foreman) we hired to do the roof and structural work has been doing a great job—his estimate was around P200,000.00. Once the roof phase is completed and AFTER we have enough funds we will begin the electrical work.


We do not have a detailed electrical estimate from any of the contractors yet but we expect at least P50,000  to do the basic electrical repairs so we still expect the total estimate to be in the $6-7,000 range. A major portion of the wiring in the building needs to be completely re-wired.


We would like to have the work completed by the Children’s Christmas party on December 18, 2011. We are looking good for no more typhoons this year.


By-the-way, we just returned from VFW 9892’s annual Chili Cook-off in La Union (about seven hours north of here) where we did our best to make the best dang chili we could. We did not place but we had great fun and contributed to VFW 9892’s biggest fund-raiser of the year. It was a nice weekend get-away of nine couples on a 40 seater Chicken Bus; Dave and Shawney Davis (owners of D&S Bar 25 years ago) followed along in their own vehicle.


Attached to this are updated pictures taken by one of our associate Life Members—Thanks Sunshine! Several of the pictures are of our last BOD/G (Board of Directors/Governors) meeting (includes FRA and LAFRA) and a few out there may recognize some of the old fat bastards (speaking of myself only of course) that help keep this branch alive. The LAFRA are progressing nicely with their building improvement projects and just received an award from the Department of Education for contributing bookshelves to a nearby elementary school in West Dirita


Until next time, . . . .

In Loyalty, Protection and Service,

Scott M. Simms


FRA Branch 367