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VFW Post 11447: Minutes of February 2017 Meeting

OPENING CEREMONIES:The Commander called the meeting to order at 1000 hours, 13 FEB 2019. Opening ceremonies were held according to VFW Ritual. Eighteen members were present.

ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS:Roll call was taken of officers; eight Officers were present, three absent, all excused.

NEW RECRUITS:The Commander asked if there were any new recruits. The Adjutant reported four new recruits.

Docherty, Timothy J.
USN/RET
Desert Storm
1987-2007
LM
Ludwig, William A.
USAF/RET
Korea Duty
1965-1989
LM
Hanson, David B.
USA/VET
Korea Duty
1977-1981
LM
Edralin, Lucila H.
USA/VET
WWII
1942-1945
LM

All four qualify for membership in our Post. Adj made the motion for membership to be approved, seconded by John Corbin. 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 Correll. Motion approved.

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS:Post 12130 CDR Yusuf Nurriddin

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

The QM gave his report. The report has been audited. Motion to approve the report as audited.

SERVICE OFFICER REPORT:NTR-S.O. in Korea.

SURGEON'S REPORT:The Post will be coordinating with the local RSL to join with them in conducting a Dental Outreach this year.

COMRADE OR FAMILY MEMBER IN DISTRESS:Comrades Langan, Ed Spears, Frank Hilliard still resting at home. Comrade Dhan Wilson has serious health problem, currently resting at home.

PUP TENT 11:We had a LOUSY SCRATCH; The GBL has been placed in Canteen on top of the refrigerator (with chain and lock).

COMMANDER CALLED FOR COMMITTEE REPORTS:

MEMBERSHIP REPORT: QM Burnett gave the report.

L LIFE N NEW A ANNUAL R REINSTATED L Y LAST YEAR T TOTAL %
521 6 8 3 483 538 111.38%
L - Life
N - New
A - Annual
R - Reinstated
L Y - Last Year
T - Total

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:NTR

WEBSITE:Updates ongoing.

POST HOUSE/BUILDING COMMITTEE:In response to Olongapo City requirements, 3 trash cans were purchased for Non-Biodegradable trash, Biodegradable trash, and recyclable trash.

HOSPITAL/HOME VISITS BY POST MEMBERS:No report Chairman absent. He is home sick.

BUDDY POPPY CHAIRMAN:Buddy Poppy donations were P440 ($8.47).

VFW NATIONAL HOME FOR CHILDREN: Commander asked the Chaplain to say a prayer for our National Home for Children.

Unfinished Business

None

New Business

Comrades Jim Correll (JIMBO) and Scott Paul presented P100, 000 ($1923) from the Beach Bash Golf Tournament to the Post. Thank you to all who participated. Comrade Niemia presented P82, 000 ($1577) from shirt sales and 50/50 cash.

For The Good Of The Order

The 50/50 was P3340, P1670 to Dave Niemia and P1670 to the Post.

The towing/ticketing of vehicles on the National Hwy in front of the VFW has resumed. New signs are supposed to be posted. Soon Jeepney and busses will only be allowed to stop at designated areas. A copy of parking notice was emailed to members 8 JAN.

Beach Bash 2019. The event was very successful. The next Beach Bash will be held in July 2020 along with the Annual Philippine/American Friendship day. The Golf tournament will still be held in February. The FRA Girls along with some wifes did the cooking of hamburgers and hot dogs, along with other items for our hungry Beach Bash friends. Thank you for you good job. Also Thank You to Lee Vatter, Jim Rogers, Troy Darby, Renee who helped putting up and taking down the tents, etc. Also Brutus for his help with the tents and running the horse shoe completion.

The Department Convention will be held in June in Saipan. Check the DPA Website vfwdeptpacific.org for information and registering.

CLOSING CEREMONIES: The Charter was undraped for departed Comrade Roger Bynum. Closing Ceremonies were held according to Ritual and the meeting was adjourned at 11:40. The next GMM will be held 13 MAR 2019 at 1000 hours.

Official:

Don Robbins
Commander

Tom Burnett
Adjutant

13 February 2019