Welcome to the online home of Inland Empire Fleet Reserve Association Branch #38, located in Spokane, WA. Our branch covers the Inland Northwest.
The Inland Northwest covers the area of Northern Idaho, Montana, Eastern Washington and parts of Northeastern Oregon.
See the Conventions Tab for information on the Northwest Region and National Conventions.
Branch 38 had two contestants that placed at the Regional level. They are 7th grader Rose Stewart who placed second and 12th grader Quincy Balius who placed third. Below is the entire list of Northwest Region’s winners:
First – Chloe Gunawan , College Place Middle School – Branch 018.
Second – Rose K. Stewart, Kendrick High School – Branch 038
Third – Annika Huff, Jenifer Junior High – Branch 063
First – Annie Lee Keller, Cyberlynx Home School – Branch 342
Second – Elle Wagner-Uhling, Jenifer Junior High – Branch 063
Third – Anna Krishchuk, Holy Family School – Branch 104
First – Jasmine Pfafman, Liberty High School – Branch 018
Second – Dakota Larrabee, Shelton High School – Branch 104
Third – Rebekah Wight, Kimber Academy – Branch 382
First – Dayla Alexander, Home School – Branch 382
Second – Grace Van Gunten, Grangeville High School – Branch 063
Third – Hannah DeHut, Graham-Kapowsin High School – Branch 104
First – Rebecca White, Maili Bible School – Branch 046
Second – Jared Kuykendall, Home School – Branch 055
Third – Erickson W. Pickett, Spanaway Lake High School – Branch 104
First – Samantha Wick, Kentridge High School – Branch 018
Second – Molly Schwartz, Prairie Jr/Sr High School – Branch 063
Third – Quincy Balius, Foothills Community Christian School – Branch 038
We received eleven essays, one 7th Grade, one 9th Grade, and nine 12th Grade. The first place winners’ essays have been submitted to the Northwest Regional Chairman, Rex Faubion, for consideration at that level. Below are our winners:
First Place 7th Grade Rose Stewart – Kendrick Jr High, Kendrick, ID
First Place 9th Grade Thomas Middleton – Southridge HS, Kennewick, WA
First Place 12th Grade Quincy Balius – Foothills Comm. Christian, Great Falls, MT
Second Place 12th Grade Grace Hawley – West Valley HS, Yakima, WA
Third Place 12th Grade Shine Alvarado – Upper Col. Academy, Spangle, WA
Participants 12th Grade Upper Col. Academy: Madison Clark, Michael Cottrell,
Jordon Judge, Caleb Bartell, Svea Smith; College Place High School: Monica Ibarra
Five members of Branch 38 assisted at the placing of the wreaths at the Washington Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. The ceremonies were delayed two days due to some very cold weather. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rogers spoke at the ceremonies. Shipmate Grisham represented the Gold Star Family for the U.S. Navy wreath. The Gold Star Family was unable to attend. The other branch shipmates that helped were James Robertson, Dennis McCully (and his wife), Roscoe Moore and Peg Burke.
The minutes of the 2015 FRA National Convention have been added to the bottom of the page under “Conventions”. This was sent to the Branch Secretaries as a online document.
The first NWR Scuttlebutt for 2015-2016 has been added to the “NWR Newsletters & Info” page.