To the Families of the USS Carl Vinson Family Readiness Group,
We are excited to announce to your new Vinson FRG Board for the 2017-2018 term! It has been an honor and pleasure serving you for the past year and we are so grateful to have gotten to know so many Vinson families. We are pleased to turn over our responsibilities to the new board’s capable hands.
Just in 2017 alone, the FRG planned 29 events! This includes four book clubs, four potlucks, 6 fundraisers and one amazing Final Countdown Party. We are excited to see the events that the new board will plan and we can’t wait to attend them!
Without further ado, meet your 2017-2018 Vinson Family Readiness Group Executive Board!
Elektra Joyner is no stranger to the Vinson FRG! She has been attending FRG events for the last year and a half and is ready to take on the role as President. Elektra has many professional experiences to prepare her for this leadership role, including working in customer service, human resources, and as a legal assistant. Additionally, she has long history of volunteering, including helping out military organizations such as Operation Homefront and Compass, a Navy spouse mentoring program. A mother of 3 teenagers, Elektra is ready to bring diversity to the FRG as well as pay forward the same warm welcome and friendly smile she first received when attending FRG events.
Lucretia Jefferson recently moved to San Diego from Las Vegas, but she is no stranger to the military as she grew up in a military family. She saw from a young age that being around others going through the same experience as you is not only beneficial to spouses, but to children as well. Lucretia has participated with volunteer organizations in the past, and has taken leadership courses in communication, teamwork, and personal development, which are skills that she will regularly utilize as your new VP.
Vicky Gardner feels the FRG provides an invaluable avenue for Vinson families to connect with one another and build a support system, and she is excited to contribute to the cause! She has a Bachelors degree in Health Science with a minor in History, with a background in mission and non-profit work. Vicky also has administrative assistant experience, which relates to many duties she will be responsible for as Secretary. She and her family recently moved to San Diego from Florida, and they are expecting their second baby this fall! Random fact: Vicky loves chai lattes, so if you are looking for a coffee date, she is your gal!
Kelly Bearden brings a unique perspective to the Vinson FRG because not only is she a Vinson spouse, she is also a 6-year Navy veteran herself. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting, and has held multiple volunteer Treasurer positions. Kelly has been interested in supporting the FRG for some time now, so she is excited to take on this role and provide support to the Vinson family members and significant others at home.
Your 2016-2017 FRG Board
Kelley Isham, President
Christina Campo, Vice President
Brettany Buetow, Secretary
Brittany Harker, Treasurer