Murray Grandy was elected by his Legion peers as president of Branch No. 40 in Penticton, Tuesday evening. However his tenure might not come into fruition.
Sources told The Herald that because a treasurer has not been found, the branch could be in jeopardy of closing by the end of this calendar year. Legion constitution states that certain positions much be filled, including treasurer.
Al McNeil was chosen as secretary and Ed Begg as first vice president. No other positions were voted on when the elections were stalled at treasurer.
McNeil and Begg were chosen by acclamation while Grandy won an election over former first vice-president Corey Van Meeteren.
Grandy previously served part of one term as president in 2008 and prior to that time he served in numerous executive capacities for more than a decade. More recently he was a volunteer bartender and also helped with the poppy campaign as well as the dinner/dance series.