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VFW Post 11447: Minutes of August 2017 Meeting

OPENING CEREMONIES:The Commander called the meeting to order at 1000 hours, 9 AUG 2017. Opening ceremonies were held according to VFW Ritual. Twelve 11447 members were present.

ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS:Roll call was taken of officers, nine Officers were present.

NEW RECRUITS:The Commander asked if there were any new recruits. Adjutant said there was one recruit, Douglas G. Cowart, served in the USAF, released from active duty due to demobilization after service of over 19 years. He was a MSG (E7) when separated and had served in SW Asia. Member received an honorable discharge and is qualified for membership. Adjutant made the motion that Comrade Cowart’s request be approved, seconded by JVC Simms, motion carried.

MINUTES:Commander asked if the minutes from the previous meeting had been posted. The Adjutant said that the minutes were posted and emailed to members. No changes were made. Motion was made by Comrade Verville to approve the minutes as posted. Seconded by Comrade Vatter. Motion approved.

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS:Besides being Post members the following hold positions in department and other veterans’ organizations. Comrade Verville, SVC DPA; Comrade Schrauben, Cdr Post 4, American Legion; Comrade Simms, Secretary FRA 367 and Seam Squirrel PT11; Lee Vatter, CDR FRA 367

QUARTERMASTER REPORT: Commander called for the report of the Quartermaster:

QM Burnett presented the report and made the motion to accept the report as presented. Seconded by Comrade Corbin, motion carried.

SERVICE OFFICER REPORT:Mike Best is at home but currently confined to bed

SURGEON'S REPORT: The Dental Outreach will be held in Brgy San Isidro, Subic next month. Only dental checkup, and instructions on how to brush and oral hygiene. Free toothbrushes and paste will be provided. No extractions this year.

COMRADE OR FAMILY MEMBER IN DISTRESS: Ken Mills passed away, be buried this week. Dennis Voge still in the hospital. Home visits were made to see Comrade Langan.

PUP TENT 11:The Seam Squirrel reported that they had a LOUSY SCRATCH. Most of the members present at todays meeting were at the Scratch.


MEMBERSHIP REPORT: QM Burnett gave the report.

439 4 24 1 467 468 100.21
L - Life
N - New
A - Annual
R - Reinstated
L Y - Last Year
T - Total


WEBSITE: Updates being made (slowly). Some new photos have been posted on the site

POST HOUSE/BUILDING COMMITTEE:Meeting was held and routine business discussed

HOSPITAL/HOME VISITS BY POST MEMBERS:: Chairman gave the report for JUL visits. 25 members made 1home visit and 2 burials, spent 82 hours in visits and travel 1168 miles, Gifts $10. Total for JUL $2033.90.

BUDDY POPPY CHAIRMAN:Buddy Poppy donations were P540 ($10.80).Commander asked the Chaplain to say a prayer for our National Home for Children.

Unfinished Business


New Business

Comrade Verville made a motion for the Post to donate $100 in support of the Pacific House. Donation to be sent to Chairman L. Lyons. Seconded by the Adjutant. Approved.

For The Good Of The Order

50/50 was won by Comrade Corbin who received P1550. Total was P3100.

Post 4 American Legion, Olongapo will be hosting POW/MIA Day Sept 15 at their Post. This is their big fund raiser for the year so maximum VFW attendance will be appreciated. Raffle tickets are available in the Post canteen in support of Post 4.

CLOSING CEREMONIES:The Charter remained draped for departed Comrades. Greg Terry and Ken Mills. Closing Ceremonies were held according to Ritual and the meeting was adjourned at 10.55. The next GMM will be held 13SEP at 1000 hours.


James Rogers
Senior Vice Commander

Tom Burnett

9 August 2017