A Few Words from the Commander

We are excited that Rebecca DePerno represented Post 229 and Oneida County in the District wide oratorical competition on January 30, 2010 at South Jefferson High School in Adams, NY. Even though she finished as a runner-up, we are glad that she found it to be a great learning experience and that she wants to compete again next year.

The junior shooting range expansion is completed -- which makes it possible to host NJROTC competitions now. In fact, Proctor NJROTC is the first to host a competition on February 6, involving fivre schools. The range is being used by Notre Dame and Proctor NJROTC and the post junior program.

Our post is having a food drive the entire month of February for "Feed Our Veterans" food pantry at the VETERAN’S OUTREACH CENTER. Please bring any kind of food (no glass). A collection bin is in the vestibule for donations.

A new heating system was installed downstairs... so our Scouting and shooting range programs have heat during the winter.

Anthony Palladino
February 2010