VFW and auxiliaries install officers for 2009-10

New officers for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 and its auxiliaries  were installed recently.
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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 installed its officers for 2009-10 during a ceremony on May 7 at the Post Home.

Rodney Funk installed the officers for the post. They are Dale Howell, commander; Mike Hilton Jr., senior vice commander; Mike Smith, junior vice commander; Jim Cotton, quartermaster; Dustin Howell, surgeon and service officer; Funk, Post advocate; Jerry Walling, chaplain; Harold Bennett, three-year trustee; and Rich Sutton, three-year house committee.

Karen Sandlin, past president of the Ladies Auxiliary, served as installing officer for that organization. New officers are Lois Hall, president; Sandlin, senior vice president; Susie Draper, junior vice president; Phyllis Hall, treasurer; Lois Stetzel, guard; Carol Spencer, chaplain; Ann Griffith, conductress; Sandlin, three-year trustee; and Sondra Poe, appointed secretary.

Funk installed the new officer for the Men's Auxiliary. They are Steve Garwood, president; Wayne Bartrom Jr., senior vice president; John Winkler, junior vice president; Andy Okuly, treasurer; James Kneller, secretary; Carl Guelsdorf, chaplain; Derek Kneller, guard; and Mike Cline, three-year trustee.

Photo caption: New officers for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 and its auxiliaries are (from left) Karen Sandlin, Ladies Auxiliary past president and installing officer; Lois Hall, Ladies Auxiliary president for 2009-10; Dale Howell, Post commander for 2009-10; Steve Garwood, Men’s Auxiliary president for 2009-10; and Rodney Funk, installing officer for the Post and the Men’s Auxiliary.