Commander - Judy K Miller Post 84
It was in 1988 that I became a Ladies Auxiliary member of the RCL Maple Leaf Post 84 in Royal Oak, MI. I was an active Auxiliary member and served on various positions and projects. In 1995, with the dissolution of the Ladies Auxiliary, I became an Associate member of the Post. Post Offices I have held have been: 1st Vice Commander, 2nd Vice Commander and Finance/Membership Officer.
In 2001, I was elected as the 2nd Vice Commander of the RCL Eastern US Zone. In 2003, I became the 1st Vice Commander and continue to serve in that position. For my work in this position, Commander Ray Mullen recognized me by presenting me the RCL Membership Achievement Award. During this time I have had the honor of attending the Dominion Command Conventions held in Calgary, Winnipeg and Halifax.
On September 2019, I was elected and installed commander of the International RCL Eastern Zone, USA.
1st Vice Commander - Ray Miller Post 84
Ray Miller became an Ordinary member of The RCL Maple Leaf Post 84 in Royal Oak, MI in 1985. Since then, I have held the positions of Trustee, Bar Manager, Adjutant, Sergeant at Arms, 2nd Vice Commander. In 2001, I was honored by being made a Life Member. One of my many achievements for RCL Post 84 was to conduct a Building Fund project which raised over $6,000.00. In 2003, I was elected RCL Post 84 Commander.
In 2001, I was appointed Sergeant at Arms for the RCL Eastern Zone and have served in that position to date. Membership in the RCL over the years, has given me the opportunity to have met, worked and played with many RCL Comrades that I will always treasure.
On September 2019, I was elected and installed as 1st Vice Commander of the International RCL Eastern Zone, USA.
Immediate Past Commander - Ray Mullen Post 92
Ray Mullen became a member of Post 92 of The Royal Canadian Legion in 1970. He was elected Post Adjutant in 1971 and held this position until 1985. In 1986 he was elected 2nd. Vice Commander and served two years.
In 1988 he was elected 1st Vice Commander and served two years. In 1989 he was elected Post 92 Commander, and served two years. In 1991 he was appointed by Branch 594 ( Post 92's Sister Branch) as Liaison Officer to Post 92, where he arranged all social activities and meetings between the two Legions.
In recognition for his many years of service, on April 25, 1996, Commander Mullen became a Life Member of The Royal Canadian Legion.
In 1999 he was elected as The International RCL Eastern Zone, USA, Resolutions and Credentials Officer, where he served for a short term in office.
In the year 2001, he was elected and became the Commander of The International RCL Eastern Zone, USA.
After twelve years of dedicated service as Commander of the International RCL Eastern Zone, USA, commander, Ray now serves as the Immediate Past Commander.
2nd Commander - Michelle Townsend Post 84
Adjutant - Kathi Macgregor Post 134
Kathi Macgregor joined the Legion in 1972 by becoming an officer in Lorain, Ohio Post 54's Auxiliary. In the 1990's she became the Adjutant for Post 54. She later became the Great Lakes States Command's Auxiliary Secretary in the 1980's continuing on to be the Command's Auxiliary President in 1983. With the demise of Lorain Post 54, she transferred her membership to Lakewood, Ohio Post 134.
During her term as the Command's Auxiliary President, she also became the Command's Zone Adjutant. She has been the Great Lakes States Command (now known as) The Eastern Zone Adjutant and continues to serve in that capacity under the reign of many Commanders.
Kathi is also proud to say she is the Past Captain of The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Drill Team, of Lorain, Ohio that was sponsored by the Eastern Zone, retiring in 2013. Under her direction the team performed precision drills at many Eastern Zone conventions and retained their heritage by marching with local bagpipe bands in parades throughout Ohio. She was honored to participate at the Ohio Scottish Games in Wellington, Ohio and also led them in four New York City Tartan Day parades. Her last honor was winning the 2012 Allied Visiting Marching Unit in the Warriors' Day Parade in Toronto, Canada.
Since retiring from The Royal Canadian Legion Drill Team, Kathi is proud to serve on the Lorain Historical Society's expansion committee, which is undertaking the $3M renovation of Lorain's local Carnegie Library, to make it the new home of the Society's museum.
Pension, Service, and Chaplain - Gordon L. Bennett Post 144
Commander, Post 144 RCL, Pinellas County Florida. Eastern Zone (US) Chaplain, Service Officer, & Resolutions & Credentials Officer. Appointed Legion Magazine Liaison Officer. Military history - Served in the Royal Canadian Regiment (1st Bn (Airborne)) 1951-1954 Korean War veteran Enlisted in the Reserves after Korea, and served for an additional 32 years, attaining the rank of Captain. Joined the Royal Canadian Legion in 1978. Elected as Commander of Post 144 in Florida in 1998. Elected to position of E Zone (US) Chaplain & Service Officer in 2004. Awarded Life Membership in 2011.
Past Commander, Finance, Resolutions and Credentials - Bill Carpenter Post 168
Born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio in 1935 and joined the United States Air Force on 3 November 1963. My duties in the service were Ground Radio Maintenance Technician in several commands Worldwide and Aero Club Maintenance Officer at Vance Air Force Base. I retired from USAF on 31 July 1976. In 1985, I became a member of The Royal Canadian Legion and since then have held the following offices in Post 168 in Ohio: Finance Officer; Post Adjutant for several years, to which I continue to serve. I was the Central Command Commander and once it became The RCL Eastern US Zone, I have held the following offices: Zone Commander, Legion Magazine Correspondent, Resolutions, Credentials Officer and Finance Officer.
I am currently involved in many Community Organizations to which I offer my services as the needs are identified. Some of these are: American Legion Post Adjutant, County Commander, District Oratorical Chairman, 40 and T8 - Finance Officer, VFW 9966 - Service Officer and I am a Ruling Elder in my Church - Session.