Lake Murray Celebrates Oktoberfest
and Elects Leadership for 2019
Lake Murray Power Squadron packed the house for Oktoberfest and
the election of its new bridge officers on 18 October 2018. There was no
question of a quorum as 60 were in attendance, including two new members who
were sworn in during the evening's festivities.
Cdr R.J. Becht asked P/C Jim Rakes to present the slate of
nominees. Jim called forward those nominated who were in attendance, which
included (shown in the photo, left to right) Wayne Corley as assistant
treasurer, Fred Ruinen as commander, Charlie Bruce as a member-at-large, Howard
Pendley as education officer and Ed Garbe as a member-at-large.
Newly elected Member-at-Large Ed Garbe was in charge of
Oktoberfest and even had some fun auction items to enjoy along with mini kegs
and German wine. Members enjoyed a beautiful sunset by the lakeside and the
weather cooled enough for the commander to try out the new zero clearance
firepit on the deck.
For those who were unable to attend the annual meeting, the
deadline has been extended until the Change of Watch on Friday 2 November for
collection of the
Operation Christmas Child Boxes. If
anyone needs more boxes, please contact LMPS member Pam
the OCC Drop-Off Team Leader at 803-530-3619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have filled a shoebox but are unable to attend the 2 November meeting or
if you have any questions, please contact Pam. Thank you for supporting just one
of the many great
causes LMPS is a part of!
Also remember Kathy and Danny Glenn are collecting can goods on behalf of the squadron to donate to
Mission Lexington. We're short of our goal for supporting this local organization, so please remember to bring your items to the Change of Watch and
let's fill Danny's truck with food for those less fortunate than ourselves.
Listed below is the full
slate of members who were elected to a specific office for the 2019 watch year.
Come celebrate with them as they are sworn in during our Change of Watch
ceremony on 2 November 2018 at the River Center at Saluda Shoals Park. Dinner is
$20 per person and the event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Dress is
business casual (sport coat/tie optional).
2018-2019 Bridge Officers
and Elected Committee Members
Commander – Lt/C Fred Ruinen, JN
Executive Officer – Rick Agar
Education Officer – 1st Lt Howard Pendley, SN
Assistant Education Officer – OPEN
Administrative Officer – Lt/C Christine Royson, S
Secretary – Betsy Agar
Treasurer – Mel Charles
Assistant Treasurer – Lt Wayne Cromley
P/C Charlie Bruce, SN-CN
P/C Jerry Wise, SN (2019)
Cdr R.J. Becht (2021)
P/C Elaine Price, SN (2019)
Darlene Clawson (2020)
P/C Charlie Bruce, SN-CN (2019)
P/C Stan Godfrey, JN (2020)
P/C J. Strohecker, JN (2021)
Click on the thumbnails below to open a slide show
from our annual meeting/Oktoberfest: