MOPH 21st Annual Convention 2012

The 21st Annual Department Convention of the Military Order of the Purple Heart was held on May 18th and 19th, 2012 at the Clarion Inn and Suites located in Covington, La.


The Convention was hosted by Northshore Chapter 741.


The guest speakers were: Secretary of Veterans Affairs Lane Carson and MOPH National Service Officer Fred Fuentes.


We were honored to have the following National and Region Officers present:


Region II Commander Rick Cherone

Region V Commander Federico Rey

National LAMOPH President Barb Cherone

National LAMOPH Senior Vice President Elaine Rey

National LAMOPH Finance/Past Nat'l LAMOPH President Gwendolyn Gilliard

Region V LAMOPH President Eileen Oltmann

Past National LAMOPH President Carol Lance


A Memorial Service was held on Friday evening for our departed Patriots. MOPH Department Chaplain James Eames officiated.


The hospitality room was filled with delicious food and drinks for all to enjoy.


The LAMOPH  Ways and Means held a very successful BINGO and Auction.


A delicious chicken and fish meal was enjoyed on Saturday which was prepared by the Clarion Inn and Suites.


The following patriots were nominated, elected and installed as the new officers for the MOPH Department of Louisiana for 2012-2013:


Commander Ricky Jackson

Sr. Vice Commander Ronald Ciresi

Jr. Vice Commander Alton Rock

Department Inspector Edward Oltmann

Finance Officer  Ron Chatelain

Judge Advocate Louis Dechert

Sgt-At-Arms Jesse Campos


LAMOPH Dept. President Judy Jackson

       "         Senior Vice Cynthia Kellum

       "         Jr. Vice Georgia Jarreau

       "         Treasurer Eva Ciresi

       "         Parliamentarian Gwen Gilliard

       "         Sgt-at-Arms Teviah Williams

       "         Secretary Carol Lance

       "         Chaplain Betty Eames

       "         Trustee 3 yr Pat Brady

       "         Trustee 2 yr Augusta Rideau

       "         Trustee 1 yr Betty Garner

       "         Patriotic Instructor Carolyn Young

       "         Historian Stacy Wilkes

       "         Musician Eva Ciresi

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