District Vice Cmdt Bob Leon and Assistant Vice Cmdt Mike Ambrosino presided at a district wide meeting on January 23, 2016. Attending the meeting were Department Commandant Bill Cona, Sr. Vice Cmdt Ron Ashley, Jr. Past Cmdt Lou Calleja and Adjutant Andy Smith. Southeast National Vice Cmdt Jim Hackbarth attended and report on the state of the Division. All Detachments in the District were represented by there Commandants and some of their staff.
The following Commandants were in attendance:
Brevard Co Det 513 Cmdt Robert Doyle, Indian River Det 058 Cmdt Dwight Harris, Jack Ivy Det 666 Cmdt Mike Ambrosino, Barefoot Bay Det 918 Cmdt Jay Pruden, Justin J. Wilson Det 1045 Cmdt Cary Haerlin.
A hardy thank you to Barefoot Bay Det 918 for hosting a great meeting and a special thank you to Auxiliary President Gayle Heath and her members for providing food and beverages.
During yesterday's Flag Day Ceremony observance at our Elks Lodge 1870, the attached 'group' photos were taken by R J (Rhoda Javier), and others of the ceremony in progress preceding the group photos by Robin Barker.
Marine Sgt. Eugene "Tim" Shawaryn, a WWII Marine and MCL member (Red blazer) was the Stuart Parade's 'Grand Marshal' .
Several of our members took park in the outstanding indoor Picnic hosted by our Elk's Lodge at 1200.
It was a wonderful day to honor our fallen; and our Detachment's marching contingent certainly did lend a lot to Stuart's Memorial Day observances.