Coon Rapids Legion, Auxiliary installs officers

Coon Rapids American Legion and Auxiliary installed officers for 2012-2013 in ceremonies June 28.

Newly-installed Legion officers are Kalvin Thompson, first vice commander; Dominic Sambrano, second vice commander; Gary Semmel, detachment and post Sons of the American Legion commander; Larry Brunko, service officer; Bruce Sanders, finance officer; Jim Dingle, chaplain; Steve Sumstad, gambling manager; Ray Christianson and Stephen Jaeger.

For the auxiliary, Helen Steffen was installed as president for a second year with Nancy Berndt, first vice president; Diane Bohlman, second vice president; Flora Ellefson, secretary; Linda Thompson, treasurer; Helen Swaim, sergeant at arms; Shirley Mosher, children and youth chairperson; and Jean Forbord, chaplain.

The new officers begin their duties following the state department and auxiliary convention July 21.