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VFW Post 11447: Minutes of August 2018 Meeting

OPENING CEREMONIES: The Commander called the meeting to order at 1003 hours, 8 AUG 2018. Opening ceremonies were held according to VFW Ritual. Sixteen members were present.

ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS: Roll call was taken of officers; eleven Officers were present, one absent, not excused.

NEW RECRUITS: The Commander asked if there were any new recruits. The Adjutant reported no new recruits.

MINUTES: Commander asked if the minutes from the previous meeting had been posted. The minutes were posted and emailed to members. No changes were made. Motion was made for the minutes to be approved as posted and seconded by Comrade Corbin. Motion approved.

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS: NTR

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

The QM gave his report, which was audited by the Trustees prior to the meeting. The QM made the motion for the report to be approved as presented and audited. Seconded by Comrade Corbin.

SERVICE OFFICER REPORT: Comrade Simms is not doing well. Besides his liver problem, a blood clot was discovered in his head. Will be going to AUF hospital for a full body scan soon.

SURGEON'S REPORT: The next Dental Outreach will be held 14-16 Sep. The site has not been picked yet, but in the works.

COMRADE OR FAMILY MEMBER IN DISTRESS: Scott Sims is at Clark Medical Center, room 438. Comrades Greg Langhan and Ed Spears resting at home.

PUP TENT 11: Had another Lousy Scratch.

COMMANDER CALLED FOR COMMITTEE REPORTS:

MEMBERSHIP REPORT: National has not released the figures yet for membership report

L LIFE N NEW A ANNUAL R REINSTATED L Y LAST YEAR T TOTAL %
497 4 4 0 0 0 0
L - Life
N - New
A - Annual
R - Reinstated
L Y - Last Year
T - Total

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Students are in school, but missing a lot of days due to heavy rains and flooding.

WEBSITE: Updates ongoing.

POST HOUSE/BUILDING COMMITTEE: The patio and its roof has been removed for the widening of the highway. Still no decision from the engineers about the status of our front wall. We have a slight problem with bugs in the canteen; employees are moving items around and spraying with insecticide. May have to call in professional exterminators to handle the problem

HOSPITAL/HOME VISITS BY POST MEMBERS: Chairman gave the report for JUL visits. 15 members made 2 visits and saw 2 patients at hospitals/home visits, also conducted two burials. Spent 41 hours in visits and travel time, gifts/expenses $500.00 and travel 160 miles. Total: $1446.95. A $500 grant from DPA was presented to Greg Langhan by Comrades Robbins, Niemela and Wilson.

BUDDY POPPY CHAIRMAN: Buddy Poppy donations were P550.

Commander asked the Chaplain to say a prayer for our National Home for Children.

VFW NATIONAL HOME FOR CHILDREN: NTR

Unfinished Business

Adjutant reported that the request from National for donations from Posts and members has been met. Funds that was voted on at the last meeting has been sent to National. A check for $50 was mailed.

New Business

Comrade Rowe made a motion that the Post Building Fund be use for any expenses that are needed due to the widening of the highway. Including patio removal and front wall if necessary. Seconded by Comrade Wilson. Motion carried.

For The Good Of The Order

The 50/50 was P3600, P1800 to Comrade Niemela and P1800 to the Post.

Charter draped in memory of Comrade David Gerry.

Official:

Don Robbins
Commander

Tom Burnett
Adjutant

8 August 2018