Friday, October 20, 2017
Receiving the District President of the Year award were, from left, Paula DeDoncker, 2nd place winner; Marvie Wisniewski, 3rd place winner; Lynn Smith, District President of the Year; and Samantha Schmidgall State President. Photo provided.

VFW members succeed at convention

During the week of June 14-18, the Beggs Gurley VFW post 5222 attended the VFW convention in Springfield, Illinois. Commander Clarence Caraker is now the commander of District 15. He was sworn in on June 17. He was recognized for his leadership and dedication. He has been the post commander for four year. Also representing District 15 is senior vice commander Gary Ferrell of Benton and Junior vice commander Rick Lanham of Ozark.

President of District 15, Lynn Smith, auxiliary received the District President of the Year Award and the Grossman-Tanner Award.  She was recognized for her leadership and dedication.

Receiving the District President of the Year award were, from left, Paula DeDoncker, 2nd place winner; Marvie Wisniewski, 3rd place winner; Lynn Smith, District President of the Year; and Samantha Schmidgall State President. Photo provided.
Receiving the Grossman and Tanner Award were, from left, Diane Pencak, Past State President; Lynn Smith, District President; and Samantha Schmidgall, State President. Photo provided.
Commander of District 15, 2017-2018, Clarence Caraker. Photo provided.

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