By Ruth Rannazzisi, Photos by Su Phelps and Ruth Rannazzisi
Greetings and a welcome by Department Commander, Steve Seidman followed by the introduction of the Department Executive Board.
The presenting of colors by the Nellis Air Force Honor Guard greeted the guests and three Posts of Nevada to the Convention held at the Rampart.
The past Department Officers were discharged and the installation of the current Department Officers were introduced. Jerry Bootsin- Office of the Day, Morris Dubin-Chaplain, Jerry Roth-Senior Vice Commander, Norman Press-Junior Vice Commander, Steve Seiden-Commander
A Memorial Ceremony named all our heroes of the Posts who had passed.
Along with the formalities of this convention, all who were present were greatly appreciative how all members were acknowledged for their hard work to this great cause for our veterans which helps the homeless and disabled. Our guest speaker, Shalimar Cabrera, of The US Vets, introduced by Past Commander, Ed Kranson, spoke about how the monies collected were distributed and how many vets were being assisted. The movie clips she presented introduced us to many people who received this assistance and how they’re thriving today. Posts 21, 64 and 65 works together for this great cause along with the Post 21 Auxiliary. Previous department officers were discharged and new officers were installed and introduced. A buffet lunch followed and we were entertained by Las Vegas Strip entertainer, Joy Demain a fabulous singer and actress. Everyone who attended could feel the energy and warmth in the ballroom knowing we’re all on the same team for this great cause.