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VFW Post 11447: Minutes of December 2018 Meeting

OPENING CEREMONIES:The Commander called the meeting to order at 1000 hours, 12 DEC 2018. Opening ceremonies were held according to VFW Ritual. Seventeen members were present.

ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS:Roll call was taken of officers; eight Officers were present, three absent, 2 excused. (Corbin, Verville).

NEW RECRUITS:The Commander asked if there were any new recruits. The Adjutant reported two (2) new recruits.

Strampp, Timothy E. AF/VET KOREA SERV; DESERT ST/SHIELD 12/84 - 12/94 LM

Petersen, Gary A. USN/VET VN; DESERT STORM/SHIELD 02/72 - 10/93 AM

Both are qualify for membership in our Post. Adj made the motion for both members to be approved for membership, seconded by Dave Niemela. Motion approved.

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 GARCIA. Motion approved.


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

The QM gave his report.. The report had not been audited. Motion to approve the report as presented, pending audit.


SURGEON'S REPORT:Dental outreach preparations still ongoing. To be held in February.

COMRADE OR FAMILY MEMBER IN DISTRESS:Comrade Corbin still in hospital has developed a blood infection. Comrade Hilliard COPD (lungs) resting at home; Comrades Langan and Ed Spears still resting at home. Ed is looking better. Comrade Walter Smith has return from the States, was receiving Chemotherapy.

PUP TENT 11:A Swam was held on 6 Dec at VFW Post 2485. PT 11& 15 co-hosted and PT7 attended, also Cooties from other PT’s were present including the BIG BUG Bradford.


MEMBERSHIP REPORT: QM Burnett gave the report.

505 6 8 1 483 520 107.66
L - Life
N - New
A - Annual
R - Reinstated
L Y - Last Year
T - Total

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:The annual Christmas Party will be held on 16 Dec at Brgy Barretto Hall. Hopefully Santa will be there (note: He was) and a lot of presents.

WEBSITE:Updates ongoing.

POST HOUSE/BUILDING COMMITTEE:A/C repairs ongoing and a donation of $1000 was given to the QM for the purchase of a new unit by a member. Thank you.

HOSPITAL/HOME VISITS BY POST MEMBERS:8 VFW members made 5 visits, saw 5Vets, (0 burials, 1 home visits, and 4 hosp visits), spent 34 hours in visits/travel, and travel 350 miles. Total: $865.00

BUDDY POPPY CHAIRMAN:Buddy Poppy donations were P610 ($11.73).

Unfinished Business


New Business

Due to the absence of a Trustee for more than 3 meetings, the position was ruled vacant and nominations were requested to fill the vacancy. Comrade Joe Alvarez was nominated to fill the position. No others were nominated. Nominations will reopened at next meeting, followed by election.

For The Good Of The Order

The Silver (P2500) and Gold (P5000) wall plates are still on sale.

The 50/50 was P5450, P2725 to Mario Garcia and P2725 to the Post.

Beach Bash 2019. The BB will be held at the Midnite Rambler in Brgy Barretto in Feb. The following members/guests will host the special events: Golf Assistant-James “JIMBO” Correll; Darts-Billy; BB shirts-Jerry Rowe; Beauty Contest-Dave Fisher and Dryden’s. Still trying to get a stage from San Miguel Corp.. Sponsors are requested for the events and/or donations.

The Department Convention was held at the Oasis Hotel in Angeles City, 7-9 DEC. It was a successful convention and the host Post 2485 deserves a well done. There was a large turnout from members around the Pacific Rim. Fun was had by all. Both VFW and MOC Grand conventions were held.

CLOSING CEREMONIES:Closing Ceremonies were held according to Ritual and the meeting was adjourned at 10:55. The next GMM will be held 12 JAN 2019 at 1000 hours.


Don Robbins

Tom Burnett

12 December 2018