Lynnwood, Edmonds residents among VFW District 1 officers installed

VFWNewly elected officers for the VFW and its Auxiliary were installed at the VFW District 1 meeting last month. Those elected will serve a year-long term of duty. There are eight VFW Posts in District 1, which covers all of Snohomish County.

Auxiliary officers were installed by Louise French, who is a member of the Sultan Auxiliary. Members of the VFW were installed by former Department of Washington Commander Fred Green.

Don Wischmann (Everett) was installed as District 1 Commander, for what will be his second year in that leadership role. Wischmann’s major goal is to continue to be proactive in the recruitment of new members, which is vitally important in light of the aging population of the VFW membership.

The newly installed District 1 officers are:

Commander                                Don Wischmann (Everett)

Senior Vice Commander               Patrick Kelly (Everett)

Junior Vice Commander                Jim Traner (Edmonds)

Quartermaster                             Ron Haley (Lynnwood)

Surgeon                                      Elmer Johnson (Snohomish)

Chaplain                                     Debbie Mund (Arlington)

Judge Advocate                           Ken Kosters (Monroe)

First Year Trustee                         Jerry Stackpole (Monroe)

Second Year Trustee                     Otis Wolf (Snohomish)

Third Year Trustee                          Don Whedon (Edmonds)

After having served as President for the past two years, Tami Wagoner was replaced by newly elected President Marcella Raymond, who has been active in the Auxiliary for many years. The newly installed officers of the Auxiliary are:

President                                       Marcella Raymond (Arlington)

Sr. Vice President                            Louise French (Sultan)

Jr. Vice President                            Mary Davenport (Arlington)

Secretary                                       Arden King (Gold Bar)

Treasurer                                       Verna Mines (Arlington)

Chaplain                                         Jan Beam (Lynnwood)

Conductress                                    Colleen Moore (Sultan)

Guard                                              Judy Donahue (Sultan)

Patriotic Instructor                           Tammy Bunch (Lynnwood)

First Year Trustee                            Louise French (Sultan)

Second Year Trustee                      Dorothy Croshaw (Gold Bar)

Third Year Trustee                          Tami Wagoner (Lynnwood)

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