Military Groups Start Year with New Officers
Photos/text by SANDI FAHY
Posing for a photo at their first meeting of 2008-2009 at Clearwater Country Club on Sept. 17 are the officers of the Clearwater Retired Officers' Wives & Widows Club. Seated, from left, are president Gil Freeman, newsletter editor Irene Laurie, secretary Jackie Simpson, (standing from left) treasurer Barbara Hill, publicity chair Irma Wigley, 1st vice president Geale Miller and 2nd vice president Anne Foelsch. HIghlight of the luncheon was presentation of a Distinguished Service Award to Irene Laurie, who was honored for her 20 years of outstanding service to the organization. The group meets at noon the third Wednesday of each month September through May. For more information, call 791-4771.
The officers who will lead the Clearwater Chapter of The Military Order of the World Wars in the coming year were caught on camera at their recent luncheon meeting at Belleair Country Club. Seated are Col. Marilyn DiGirol, commander, and Geale Miller, adjutant. Standing, left to right, are LTC George Smith, finance officer; 1st Lt. Bud Berry, YLC director; Col. Dick Fitzgerald, newsletter editor; Lt. Col. Jack Krey, marshall; Col. John Berres, historian; Col. Bill Justice, director, Jr. ROTC program; and Capt. Bob Swick, chaplain. The MOWW is a national organization of current and former military officers whose lives have been dedicated to sustaining our nation, its principles and opportunities.
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