Source: Sherman Publications

VFW Post 334 Elects New Officers for 2012-2013

by Gabriel L. Ouzounian

May 16, 2012

North Oakland Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 334 recently held its annual election of officers for their new fiscal year which starts June 30.

The newly elected officers include James M. Hubbard, Commander, Randy Stetson, Senior Vice Commander, Dr. Joe Mastromatteo, Junior Vice Commander, Leslie Waggett, Commander Pro-Tempore, Wesley M. Klein, Quartermaster, Frank Cobb, Officer of the Day and Robert Woodcum, Guard. Other officers include Ernest Baker, Adjutant, Joe Zikewich, Post Advocate, Roberta Salisbury and James Trumble, Service Officers, Leo Thomas, Chaplain and Leland Uhl, Surgeon. The Trustees are James Delaney, Conrad Konczal and Robert Watros.

Michael Ledford will serve as Community Service Program Chairman, Frank Gambino as Legislative Chairman and James Trumble as Buddy Poppy Chairman.

Other positions include James Hubbard, VOD and Youth Essay Chairman, Leland Uhl, Drug/Safety Chairman, Clarence Cameron, POW-MIA Chairman, Randy Stetson, Diversity Chairman, David Eastman, Homeless Vets Chairman, Loren Schmidt, Youth Activities Chairman, Joe Mastromatteo, Hospital Chairman, and Kenneth Kimble, the National Home Representative.

The new officers and Committee Chairpersons will serve from July 1 through June 30, 2013.

Members of Post 334 served either in World War 11, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq or Afghanistan or had other overseas duty and members live in Lake Orion, Oxford, Metamora, Leonard, Bloomfield Hills and Rochester. The Post meets at the VFW Hall at 130 East Drahner Road in Oxford the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m.

There are many Veterans Administration programs available that benefit veterans, such as low cost prescriptions and the best way to stay abreast of these benefits is by participating in an organization like the VFW. Also many veterans who are new residents of North Oakland County will find joining the North Oakland Post a good way to make new friends in the area.

For more information about the Post veterans may call Membership Chairman Ernie Baker at 248-391-6933.