American Legion Aux. president's visit puts spotlight on “Children's Organ Transplant Association

Press Release
Ann Geer

Department President, Ann Geer, a 31 year member of Joyce-Bell unit 578 in Otsego County, will be making her annual visitation to Steuben County, 7th District with an appearance at Theodore R. Van Tassel Post #402, in Wayland, NY on February 25, 2012. She will be joined by Department Commander W. Michael Bowen and Detachment Commander Dr. Greg K. Gibbs.

President Ann has selected as her project “Children's Organ Transplant Association,” a “not for profit” organization that helps make a difference in the lives of families that have a child who is in need of a life-saving transplant. (COTA) has been in existence for over 25 years, all funds will be used to assist children in New York State. The trust remains with the child throughout their lifetime. It doesn't stop when the child turns 21. It will always be there to assist with on-going treatment, medical costs and associated expenses. (COTA) makes miracles happen for children.

Department Commander W. Michael Bowen is a 43 year life member of Warner-Van Riper Post 435, Waterloo, NY, has selected the American Legion National Emergency Fund as his project for the year.

Detachment Commander Dr. Greg K. Gibbs is a 12 year member of the Sons of The American Legion of Hamburg Squadron #527 in Erie County, NY, has also selected the American Legion National Emergency Fund as his project for the year.

A testimonial dinner honoring our Department Commander W. Michael Bowen, Auxiliary President Ann Geer and Detachment Commander Dr. Greg K. Gibbs will be held on Saturday, February 25 at Theodore Van Tassel Post $402, Wayland, NY.

A cash bar social hour will be held at 12 noon followed by dinner at 1 p.m. Dinner entrees are Roast Pork with dressing or Roast Beef at a cost of $16. Tickets will be held at the door on arrival and no tickets sold at the door.

Reservations to be made by February 10, 2012 with choice of entree and check made payable to Auxiliary Treasurer Unit #402. Send to Carol Mykel, 102 N. Main Street, Wayland, NY 14572.

Kurt Gibbs