The Voiture 333 group met recently at the Knights of Columbus Hall and its 98 members reviewed and handled a variety of issues. Chef de Gare Tony Gallagher called the meeting to order.
The group made a special presentaton of a POW/MIA flag to the Knights and a U.S. Army detail raised the flag, all in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 20.
Members of the group donated $270.98 to the flag fund, it was reported. It was also noted that Voiture 333 ended the current year with 250 members, with 64 of them having already paid their 2014 dues.
Jacob Paxton, U.S. Army, Stephen J. Olson, U.S. Navy and David Yanak, U.S. Air Force, were accepted as new members.
It was then reported that Bill Neff and Jody Heck had repaired or rebuilt the eternal flame at the Pettis County Courthouse.
John Meehan, Pettis County presiding commissioner, installed the new officers for 2014.
In other business, assignments were made to various programs, with Hank Laramie to work for child welfare; Jim and Shirley Bilbruck for Veterans Affairs volunteer services; Chris Smith for youth sports and POW/MIA; Tom Miller for flags; Dane Duffer for law officer of the year; Bill Neff for boxcar; Mimi Kraus and Gerald Scott for history; Bob and Sharon Fulton for nurse’s training; and Lewis Bybee for Carville Star.
Also discussed were such topics as the honor flight, the up-coming Veterans Day Parade, which Voiture 333 will sponsor; and the George Whiteman 90th bithday party Oct. 13 at the Moose Lodge.