Officers Installed at Joint Ceremonies

Chris Urban & Vernon Harris
Utica Post Commander Chris Urban (l) and Provost
Post Commander Vernon Harris were jointly
installed during ceremones May 5 at Utica Post.

Nearly all Post 229 officers were re-elected for another one-year term at the May 2012 membership meeting. The officers were installed jointly with officers of Harold Provost Memorial Post 1686 during an installation dinner May 5 at Utica Post. Auxiliary officers were installed at the same time.

Chris Urban, a retired Navy helicopter pilot and an instructor in computer science at SUNYIT, returns as commander.

New to office are Historian Steve Campese and Sgt.-at-Arms Wayne Dapre. In addition, Past Commander Anthony Palladino was elected adjutant.

Other returning officers are:
• 1st Vice Commander: Len Lascala.
• 2nd Vice Commander: Jim George.
• 3rd Vice Commander: Bob Stronach.
• Treasurer: Jim Haggerty.
• Chaplain: Paul Wojcik.
• Service Officer: Dave Wilson.
• Judge Advocate: Al Alteri.

Elected to serve at-large on the Executive Board were: Frank Cassella, Tom O’Toole, Jack LaPaglia, Vin Zaleski, Stewart Bailey.

Elected to the Scholarship Committee were: Jim McGuire, Paul Wojcik, Chris Urban, Vin Zaleski, Jim George, Tom O’Toole, Jim Haggerty.

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Peggy Kohler Leads
Auxiliary Unit 229

Peggy Kohler was installed as the new president of Auxiliary Unit 229. She succeeds three-term president Theresa Jensen.

Other officers are:

• Pat Dodge, 1st Vice President.

• Donna Wojcik, 2nd Vice President and Historian.

• Rosetta LaPaglia, Secretary.

• Pam Vogel, Treasurer.

• Marie Dodge, Chaplain.

• Gail Greco, Sgt.-at-Arms.