On December 18, 2016, at the Long Beach Senior Citizens Center, a presentation was made to the Family Readiness Group.
This group of wives with the Naval Mobil Construction Battalion stationed in Gulfport, MS, is dedicated to planning activities for the “over the hump” children of deployed military parents. Over the hump means that deployment is half over. When the deployment is over, a big welcome home party is held. The wives of the Readiness Group were so happy to receive the check for $771.83 from the offerings taken at the 36th Biennial LWML Convention held in Gulfport, MS, in April 2016.
Pictured are Ethel Smith, Magnolia Zone President; women from the Readiness Group; Ginny Hermetz, Convention Chair; and Cathy Mason, Organizational Resources Chair for the Gulf States District of the LWML.