William M. Petty
Cooties Pup Tent 7
Cooties Pup Tent 11
Gregory "Harry" Harris
VFW 2485, Angeles City ($500, a very big thanks Comrades!)
Art Reimer (personal donation while visiting from Hawaii)
John T Brady
FRA Branch 103, Yokosuka, Japan ($1,000, a very huge thank you SHIPMATES!)
American Legion Post 4 (Olongapo)
VFW 11447 (Barretto)
American Legion post 123 (Angeles City)
American Legion Post 10 (Angeles City)
Beagels (Angeles City)
VVA Chapter 887 (Angeles/Subic)
AVVA Chapter 887 (Angeles/Subic)
Garfield’s Memorial Team House Association (formerly Special Forces Organization, Angeles City))
Al The Moose
We expected the total to be in the $8,000 range and our guestimate was pretty danged close.
We are in full swing with FRALICS 2012 Our Biggest Party of the Year! Preparations now that VFW 11447’s 20th Beach bash is over. As many/most of the volunteer efforts over here, we have been forced to scale back a bit but the chili cook-off, beauty contest, live music and tropical party atmosphere will remain. FRALICS raffle ticket sales have exploded over previous years: VFW 2485 in Angeles City has sold over 120 books (P250 per book) and wants 20 more books!
A couple more shipmates have been added to our FRA 367 mail List since the last go 'round. Please pass this on to other shipmates as I do not have everyone's e-mail address.
Our continuing Ex-pat Wednesdays are a great success and really the only day the FRA367 canteen makes any money. We are seeing new faces almost every Wednesday of a number of different nationalities. The really cool thing is that we are seeing new veterans show up that did not know we existed. Rich Moran, VP and canteen manager has been able to turn money into the treasury most every month and has been doing an absolutely fantastic job.
We just held our first, of two, round of nominations of Branch Officers for 2012-13. The final round of nominations and elections will be on April 13, 2012. We deferred our GMM to the second Friday in April because of Holy Week the week prior.
For those of you doing it, keep the e-mail dialog coming. I enjoy answering questions about the provincial happenings in our area (pretty quiet out here) and being of help when possible.
Until next time, . . . .
In Loyalty, Protection and Service,
Scott M. SimmsSecretary