were held in Region 7. The state presidents are: Arkansas,
Mike Burden; Louisiana, Richard DeLong; Oklahoma, Lew
Broughton; and Texas, Bill Meeks. Region 7 has decided not to
hold a regional conference. Rather, I will continue to attend
every meeting in the region.
communication has improved very much. We now have the Region
7 talk list in every state. Over 130 members subscribe.
Region 7 is very proud of the talk list, which keeps everybody
on the same page on national issues and VA affairs.
an awards system two years ago. This year=s
Region 7 Veteran of the Year is Jack Watson of Louisiana.
Region 7 Chapters of the Year are Chapter 467 in Fort Smith,
Arkansas; Chapter 725 in Prairieville, Louisiana; Chapter 784
in Heavener, Oklahoma; and Chapter 330 in Fort Worth, Texas.
These chapters have done excellent jobs on veterans issues and
State Council and Oklahoma State Council have donated money to
the Sons and Daughters In Touch Vietnam trip in 2003. Karen
Morse of Chapter 877 donated $200 on behalf of late husband
Larry Morse, who was killed in a motorcycle accident. Chapter
725 of Prairieville, Louisiana, had The Moving Wall in their
community November 11. The Incarcerated Veterans of Angola,
Louisiana, installed and removed The Wall.