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La Societe Voiture Locale 137, 8040 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71119 July 25, 2012 Cheminot: July 30, 2012, 6:00 PM

Promenade: August 2, 2012, 7:30 PM

Officers for 2012-2013 will be installed August 2, 2012, at the Promenade are: Chef de Gare Chef de Train #1 Chef de Train #2 Correspondant Commissaire Intendant Avocat Conducteur Medicin Historien Garde de la Porte Lampiste

Sam Watkins John Powell Rick Larned Shawn Bohannon Don Vallery Joe Caldwell Bernt Ebbesson Dick Hibbs Shawn Bohannon Steve Lavery Don Andries

Drapeau #1 Drapeau #2 Aumonier Commis Voyageur Cheminot 1 year Cheminot 1 year Cheminot 2 year Cheminot 2 year Cheminot 3 year Cheminot 3 year Jr. Chef de Gare

Harold Culpepper Tommy Mills Charles Spikes Don Schreiber Don Schreiber Carroll Michaud Milt Harrison Bob Petrus Harold Burson T. P. Fowler Marvin Shoemake

This will be my last newsletter for the year 2011-2012. I have enjoyed being your Chef de Gare. We accomplished a lot this last year and I want to thank all of you for your help and support. Read the annual report and you will see what we accomplished. At the Grande Promenade in Lafayette we received three awards: Grande Voiture Locale of the Year, Grande Voiture Activities and Grande Voiture Attendance. Congratulations to the newly elected Dennis Engdahl, Grand Chef de Train; Don Andries, Grand Conducteur; Don Vallery, Grand Drapeau; and Shawn Bohannon, Grand Historien. Now is the time to pay your dues for the 2012-2013 year. There were 7 of us that visited the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home on the 16th of July. We had a good turnout and hope you will mark your calendar for the next visit on August 20, 2012. SICK CALL: John Taylor is still at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home. Don Schreiber is home now, recovering from hip surgery. I think next time he will sit down to put on his P.J.s! I would like to thank a few that have been a big help to me this year: Shawn, Terry, “Frog,” Jim C., Milt, T.P., Tommy, Don V. and Carroll. I really appreciated all your input and help. Don’t forget the Promenade on August 2, 2012, at 7:30 PM. We will install our new officers. Come out and cheer them on.

Marvin Shoemake Chef de Gare

Shawn Bohannon Correspondant

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Voiture 137 Newsletter July 2012