2017 FRA National Convention Wrap Up

2017 FRA National Convention Wrap Up

The FRA Annual Convention elections were held on September 20, followed by the installation of the officers and board. Here are your new FRA officers and board:

National President William E. Starkey, South Jersey Branch 57

National Vice President Robert Washington, Navy Department Branch 181

National Executive Director Thomas J. Snee, Navy Department Branch 181

Jr. Past National President Donald E. Larson, Corpus Christi Branch 94

RP North East/New England Alvin Davenport, Atlantic City Branch 013

RP East Coast Paul A. Phelps, Chesapeake Branch 40

RP Southeast James J. Thomas, West Jacksonville Branch 126

RP North Central Rosemary Posekany, Wolverine Branch 298

RP South Central Bruce R. Talbot, Jr., Space City Branch 159

RP Southwest Bruce H. Davis II, Poway Valley Branch 70

RP West Coast Maria A. Behm, Stockton California Branch 113

RP Northwest Roger L. Christopher, Gem State Branch 382

National Chaplain John W. Davis, Tennessee Valley Branch 44

Finance Officer, Bryan Proctor

National Parliamentarian George P. Hyland, Groton Branch 20

The LA FRA results were: National Vice President is Christina Murray, former National Financial Secretary. The National Financial Secretary is Pat Suckow, Past Regional President.  Jean Smith, former National Vice President is now National President.

There were five very prominent speakers at the convention-an FRA first. Ken Canestrini, Acting Deputy Director for Health Plan at the Defense Health Agency TRICARE Health Plan (DHA); Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford; Master Chief Jeffery D. Patton, Command Master Chief, Deputy Commandant for Operations (DCO) U.S.C.G.; Thomas C. Owens Special Assistant to the Director of the Defense Commissary Agency and Brooks Tucker, Assistant Secretary for the Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs (OCLA).

Next year’s convention will be held September 23-30, in San Antonio Texas.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of FRA.

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