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11.17.21 | Al Shoemaker

Illinois Division

The Illinois Division recently held their state board of directors meeting.  Arnold Gerst retired as state president and was presented with a plaque honoring his many years of service.  Additionally, “Arnie” has been a member of TPA for 50 years and was presented with a commemorative pin.  Dean Costello, the new state president reminded the group that the number one goal should be to maintain and increase membership.  After the business session the members enjoyed lunch, fellowship, and spending time together.  For more information and how to join TPA contact Dixie Burdett by phone at (309) 657-3614 or via email at [email protected].

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Pictured left to right:  Arnold Gerst, Dixie Burdett, and Dean Costello.

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