Mike Van Ryn's Passing
It is with a very heavy heart that I have to announce the passing of Department of Indiana PDC Mike Van Ryn. Mike had been the Department Commander just before Commander Caldwell was elected and I think practically everyone knew and liked him. He had been diagnosed with cancer during his term as Commander and at times his duties were curtailed due to his hospitalization and medical procedures.
SERVICES FOR MIKE VAN RYN WILL BE AT D.O. McCOMB & SONS FUNERAL HOME LOCATED AT 6301 FAIRFIELD AVE. FT. WAYNE, IN. CALLING WILL BE FRIDAY 9/19/14 2 TO 4 AND 6 TO 8. SERVICES WILL BE SATURDAY 9/20/14 AT 11:00 AM.
Membership Cards Info from National
We will mail your stickers directly to the your post mailing address. As your members renew give them stickers for their cards. We hope to use the plastic cards for three years before we replace them. If the lettering wears out we will replace the card at no charge. If a person loses a card a new one is $5. We also charge for transfer cards if a member wants his new post number on the card.
What about new members we gave them the tear of paper card for the 1st year? Good question. For members that joined from 1 Sept 2013 till today we are making new plastic cards. The new plastic cards will have expiration dates of 31 August 2015 printed on them. They are being sent directly from the manufacturer to the Department. Your Department will forward them to you.
If you have members that did not receive a membership card as a renewal only, please send their names to the Department Executive Officer as soon as possible. Even if you think I already have them send them to me anyway - I don't want to have anyone drop through the cracks here. As mentioned replacement cards are $5 a pop.
New 2014 - 2015 Membership Guide
There will be a new membership guide coming out in the next week. Please check it out and follow instructions.