An invitation from Don
LeMaster, President VHPA.
The Washington State
Chapter of the VHPA will be meeting for the first time in 2014 at 11:30
AM on Saturday the 8th of February. Once again, we will meet at the
Famous Dave’s BBQ,
South 72nd Street Tacoma, WA 98408 (253)722-0500. Famous Dave’s opens
its doors at 11 AM, so come on time, have a cup of coffee with your
friends while we prepare to hold our meeting. We’ve got shirts, hats,
patches, pins and stickers with our new logo, so you might bring a few
extra dollars in case you see something you like. We will begin with our
meeting and then have a nice BBQ lunch afterward.
We will be
electing new officers for 2014 at the February meeting, so, if you’re
interested in running for a job, or would like to nominate someone,
please just drop me an
email or a phone call (360.801.5143). Please keep in mind, your
involvement in chapter affairs doesn’t have to be as an officer. We a
have quite a few members that we call upon during the year when we need
extra help and/or a specific talent, so if you’d like to just help out,
just let me know. After the election of officers, we will cover another
point or two before adjourning to lunch.
meeting is preliminarily scheduled at the Olympia Airport in June at the
Olympic Air Show, however as we saw last year, it was rescheduled a
couple of times by the Airshow committee, so be flexible. The eastside
meeting will be in August or September, with the location yet to be
determined, however most likely at
Timber Creek Grill Buffet located at 9211 E Montgomery Ave in
If you have
a topic for chapter consideration and would like to add it to any
meeting agenda, please contact me by email or phone. Remember, you can
always find information on chapter activities and maps at our website at
again like to say THANK YOU for the opportunity to represent this
membership as its President for this past year. We accomplished our
goals, had a great turn out in San Francisco, at the national meeting.
The Spokane meeting was well attended, and the Auburn Parade was once
again the highlight of the year. Throughout this year I had exceptional
support from your entire executive committee, and they all were willing
to go the extra mile to help keep this organization the first class
operation that it has become.
LeMaster, President VHPA 2013-2014