Monday, December 12, 2011

AWG invited to the annual State of the State Consular Reception in Capitol on Jan. 10

Lt. Governor Brad Owen has invited members of the Association of Washington Generals to  the annual consular reception at the state's Capitol on Jan. 10.

The annual reception is to honor members of the Consular Association of Washington, who are recognized later in the day at the governor's State of the State address in the chamber of the House of Representatives.

Commanding General Bill Sperry issued a the lieutenant governor's invitation to the Generals via email, noting that the organization will be serving in its role as "ambassadors of goodwill" on behalf of the state of Washington.

The reception begins at 10 a.m. in the Senate Rules Room on the second floor of the Legislative Building (the formal name for the Capitol building).  Board members were also invited to stay after the reception to view the State of the State address in the lieutenant governor's office. This is also the day of the AWG board meeting, which has been rescheduled to 1:30 p.m. in the Rules Room due to the conflict with the reception.

Refreshements will be served at the event.

AWG's Skip Dreps keynotes "Wreaths Across America" ceremony in Seattle

Skip Dreps, a member of the AWG board and our official 'ambassador' to military functions, was the keynote speaker at a "Wreaths Across America" ceremony at the Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park on Dec. 10 in Seattle.

The ceremony honors veterans who are buried in the park with volunteers laying holiday wreaths on soldiers' graves. The annual event is organized jointly by the Navy Wives Club of America, Totem #277, and the “Wreaths Across America" organization. Similar ceremonies take place at grave sites across the nation and at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

The Seattle ceremony was covered by Seattle's KING TV and its affiliates, and the Seattle P-I ran an Associated Press article on the national ceremony.

More information about the local ceremony, including an extensive biography on General Dreps, is on the Evegreen Washelli web site.