Frank was honored at a dinner dance for his 45 years of service as the Post Finance Officer, he
was not just honored for being an officer for 45 years, Frank was
honored for being the man and worker that he was. Frank was the overseer
of all the post finances and the Post asset. His strict adherence to
good accounting principals held him in the highest esteem of all
members and the outside world that the Post did business with. He was
chairman of the finance committee and held strict audits of all the Post
business and accounting records on a quarterly basis Frank was truly one of the pillars of the Athenia Veterans Post.
Significant of the early Installation Dinners was the honoring of people that did so much for community and in particular for the service men in the years prior to their entry into service.
Henry C. Richardson, Industrialist, Chairman of the Board of the
Richardson Scale Company, Mr. Richardson was a great
benefactor in the lives of the young men and women growing up in the area. He was responsible for the establishment of the Richardson Playground and Oval in the neighborhood. He did much to provide athletic equipment and facilities for entertainment and learning for those growing up in Athenia.
Conrad O.Schwieczer, Principal of School 13. Mr Schwieczer had a most direct bearing on the education, discipline and up-bringing on the children of the area. It was his direction in our formative years that made us better people. It was also to his credit, that returning from service many went on to college and beyond. Many became doctors, lawyers, judges, college presidents, teachers, councilmen, leaders in local businesses and industry.