June Brunch Features New Officers in Maryland

Post Commander Sheldon Goldberg Installs New Officers

By Fred Shapiro, Post 567 Commander

WASHINGTON – Located in Leisure World of Maryland, the Charles Krieger Jewish War Veterans Post 567 held its end of the season brunch June 10th featuring the election of new officers for the coming year 2018-2019. The Post is the only veterans organization located in a senior community of 8500 residents and is in the process of rebuilding its membership and activities in the community.

Membership in the Post is not restrictive to residents of Leisure World, but to veterans living in the proximity including Silver Spring, Aspen Hill and Olney. With the aging of our World War 2 and Korean veterans, the broader area is intended to bring more members into one of the two JWV posts in the Montgomery County of Maryland.

With the election of the new officers, the Post is looking to expand not only its activities for the veterans living in Leisure World and its vicinity but to\ add a Women’s Auxiliary to its membership. Recognizing the predominance of women in Leisure World who served in the military or were married to veterans, the addition will enable those interested to help plan for the future of the Post.

Post 567 conducts Memorial Day ceremony at Leisure World in Silver Spring, MD.

The installation was performed by Commander Sheldon Goldberg. He has also been an advisor to the incoming officers.

The officers elected are:

Commander                                       Frederick M  Shapiro

Sr. Vice Commander                         Jerome Cohen

Jr. Vice Commander                          Robert Kessler

Judge Advocate                                 Ray Kurlander

Quartermaster                                   Edwin Cohen

Adjutant                                             Jerome Cohen

Chaplain                                             Philip Wendkos

Past Commander                               Milton Loube

Women’s Representative                  Evelyn Sturza

Officer of the Day                              Robert Stromberg

Following in the path of the leadership provided in past years by Herb Alpert, Marvin Franklin and Milton Loube, the new officers are reaching out to the community in many ways. In addition to its monthly brunches, the Post will be hosting programs of interest to both the Jewish residents and to all the veterans living in Leisure World. Working in partnership with other Leisure World organizations, the Post will take a leadership role in helping to organize such things as the Memorial Day program, Veterans Day luncheon and a census of the veterans living in the community, as well as programs updating all veterans on legislation and VA reorganizations that will affect them.

Volume 72. Number 3. Fall 2018