|Jerry Augstine/credit Augustine|
Congratulations for the new offices which include: Larry Riley, commander; Michael Rogalski, adjutant; Ken McClellan, senior vice commander; Cheryl McClellan, finance officer; Jerry Augustine, chaplain; Ron Organek, historian; and Calvin Hilton, service officer.
Cheryl McClellan is a Middletown board of education member, & Jerry Augustine has been a very popular guest blogger for the Insider. Augustine's last contribution ( and we certainly hope for more Jerry!) can be read here: http://www.middletowninsider.com/2014/06/guestblog-1576-steps-by-jerry-augustine.html
Local Veteran events for the fall:
Veterans of the Vietnam War of Middletown will be meeting on Oct. 7, the first Tuesday of the month, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 58 Bernie O’Rourke Drive, Middletown.
VFW Post 583 meetingOct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 58 Bernie O’Rourke Drive.
American Legion Post 75 Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 58 Bernie O’Rourke Drive.
VFW Post 1840 meetingOct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 58 Bernie O’Rourke Drive.
D.A.V. Chapter 7 meeting on Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 58 Bernie O’Rourke Drive. All veterans are welcome.
Greater Middletown Military Museum will meet Oct. 21, the third Tuesday of the month, at 7 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, 58 Bernie O’Rourke Drive.
The Catholic War Veterans Post 1166 meeting Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., at St. Mary’s Church Rectory, 79 South Main St., Middletown
American Legion Post 206 will be meeting on Oct. 16, the third Thursday, at 6 p.m. at Page Hall on the Connecticut Valley Hospital campus in Middletown.
The Middletown Council of Veterans are to gather on Oct. 28, the fourth Tuesday of the month, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 58 Bernie O’Rourke Drive.
In addition The Trees of Honor Inc. is hosting a fundraiser in November:
Bill Maune has posted an article on Patch with video & tribute song from a combat veteran's widow here: http://patch.com/connecticut/middletown-ct/trees-are-planted-veterans-memorial-park#.VCWdC53D86Y
November 1st, Ct. Trees Of Honor Dinner-Dance & Auction 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Laurel View Country Club, Hamden, CT.
Description: Salute to veterans dinner/dance and auction to benefit the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial building fund.
General Admission is $60. Dress code is Black Tie or Cowboy Boots and everything in between.
Fun Silent Auction to include bidding on a dance with a Veteran or V.I.P. General and dancing throughout the night to live music by 42nd Street Band.
Auctioneer, WDRC Radio Personality, Brad Davis. Tickets sales will open soon and will be available on our website : http://cttreesofhonor.com/