VFW Post 8720 held it's Installation of Officers and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 19, 2012
Our Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award winner, Megan, graduating
senior from Fontainebleau High School, was
recognized and presented her award by Auxiliary outgoing President Carol Johansen.
Commander Mike Peats presented Appreciation Certificates to Auxiliary members Betty Cognevich & Carol Palermo (They also received gift
cards for their faithful cooking of our meeting meals.)
David Rice, Rudy Sutis, Franklin Lanzetta and Mark Young received Appreciation Certificates for their assistance
in our Community Programs & Post Improvement Projects.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of our Auxiliary. The Auxiliary sent out special invitations
to all their members inviting them to the Awards ceremony to receive a Membership Pin based on the years of service with the
Auxiliary. Many were not able to attend. But 17 members with 5 or more years of service were presented with their membership
pins. We are delivering the pins to those that were unable to attend.
We were especially pleased that our two living Charter Members were able to attend, Madeline Willoughby and
The Ladies Auxiliary presented the outgoing President Carol Johansen with a dozen yellow roses in appreciation
for her service as President.
Seated l to r – Madeline Willoughby
(60 years), Gerry Dirmann (60 years). Standing
l to r: Doris Smith (5), Deborah Caye (15), Kay Peats (5), Marilyn Gorgas (25), Gloria Sawyer (5), Carol Johansen (5), Carol
Bauer (15), Betty Cognevich (15), Iris Salzer (15), Yolande Billman (5), Claudette
Arcement (45), Dorothy Milianti (5), Rose Landry (25), Agnes Welch (10), Bobbinel Dash (30).