Tramell, a veteran of the Vietnam era, has been a member of Post 12 for the past five years.
He began as a volunteer to assist with the Honor Guard, which is available to provide recognition as requested by the family of a deceased veteran.
His first priority is to improve the image of the organization within the community by promoting public relations about the projects involving the membership.
He also wants to upgrade the interior of the local facility, especially the kitchen.
“We haven’t given as much attention to our meeting site as we have other projects,” Tramell explained. “However, we need to do it this year.”
To help raise funds for the planned remodeling, a chickenque is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day). Plates will be available for $8 or two for $15.
Projects involving Tramell and other Post 12 members include the annual Empty Stocking Fund, which made the holidays brighter for 240 children during 2007.
In addition, local members provide scholarships to Boy’s State and support disabled veterans.
During the past year, a pancake project was held with proceeds earmarked to purchase new uniforms for the Honor Guard.
Commander Tramell hopes to get members more involved in civic club events, parades and other community activities.
He invites local veterans to attend the regular meeting held at 7 p.m. at Post 12 on the second Tuesday of each month.