New VFW leaders step forward

An election of officers at Princeton VFW Post 806 on Thursday, May 15, has kept the post from losing its charter, according to post Commander Loren Papesh, whose term is expiring.
Losing the charter would mean the post would be assimilated into another VFW post and no longer have the identity that is has here now.
Phil Gerth was elected commander and Cody Lindberg was elected quartermaster. Both of those positions had to be filled for the post to keep its charter, Papesh said after the election. Jim Dalziel has been the quartermaster of late but, because of job commitments, cannot continue in that position. Papesh said he needs to leave the commander post, as he has been in it long enough, needs to take a break and has other priorities now. Papesh has been the VFW post commander off and on for 13 years.
“I feel great,” Papesh said about the election. “I feel finally it’s about time somebody else stepped up, … get new blood. We’ll be back up 100 percent.”
Papesh added that the election will dispel some rumors, the big one being that the VFW post was closing.
About 20 attended the VFW business meeting May 15, after which the election was conducted.

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