Local ESGR honors new state chairman

The Baton Rouge Area Sector of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve congratulated Col. John F. Pugh Jr. on March 12 for being selected as the new Louisiana ESGR chair.

Col. Jerald Juneau, Lee Faucette and Norma F. Gerace received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the Department of Defense recognizing their commitment to strengthening the nation as volunteers.

Gerace announced she will retire as sector chairwoman. National Guard veteran Brittany Watkins will replace her.

MP Toastmasters prep for competition

Miracle Place Toastmasters met on March 18 to prepare for upcoming speech competitions. The area competition will be held Saturday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library in Baton Rouge.

Each club can send two competitors in each division. Miracle Place will send Jimmy Wells and Shamekia Holliday in the International Speech competition, and Holliday and Dr. Chontel Parker in the Evaluations competition.

Miracle Place Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at 2080 Main St. in Baker. For information, visit http://www.toastmasters.org.

ExxonMobil club gets retiree information

Sue Berniard with ExxonMobil in Houston gave an update on retiree affairs at the ExxonMobil Tigerland Retiree Club’s quarterly luncheon on March 21 at Oak Lodge Reception and Conference Center.

Joanne and Raymond Day made luncheon arrangements.

ExxonMobil retirees interested in joining the club may call Frances Bennett, (225) 926-4710.

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