Hermistons Coyla Bedord, president of the Oregon State Association of Emblem Clubs, traveled to the Supreme Emblem Club Convention Aug. 31 through Sept. 6 in Portland, Maine. Also making the trip was Tim Glass, past state president and a member of Hermiston Emblem Club No. 215.
Bedord recently began visits to the Oregon clubs, starting with her home club in Hermiston. During the Oct. 8 dinner and meeting, Bedord was honored, along with Michele Dickmeier, corresponding secretary, and Teresa Moncrief, marshal. Other state officers in attendance were Jan Kraack, recording secretary; Angel Smith, first guard; Carol Goin, historian and supreme appointed assistant chaplain; and Denise Johnston, fourth trustee.
Bedord and others visited clubs in Pendleton and Ontario before heading to the State Fall Convention, held Oct. 18-19 in Coquille. Hermistons club had the most members in attendance with 14.
Led by Serena MacPherson, state scholarship committee chairman, business included re-vamping club scholarship applications.
In January, Bedord and Moncrief will resume Oregon club visits.