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February 2008

8 – Life member Chester Gross passed away.

13 - 20 Members attended our Monthly Post Meeting. 1 officer absent, 2 were excused. We had no guests.

Quartermasters Report: QM Burnett presented the report. Trustees conducted an audit of QM records on 5 February.  No discrepancies found.

Quartermasters Report: QM Burnett presented the report. Trustees conducted an audit of QM records on 5 February.  No discrepancies found.

Service Officer’s Report: Life Member Chester Gross passed away on 8 Feb.

Member or Family member in distress:  Non-Member Ray Kozosinski (sp) has been house-bound for two years and is not getting any visitors. He lives in San Narcisso. If anyone knows this person, please pay him a visit. He is a member of the FRA.
The widow of Gene Gann is having trouble getting money from the bank. Service Officer Alvarez asked for her to contact him. He will assist.

Post Home Committee:  PHC Chairman Cox reported.  
Meeting was called to order at 0900 on 11 Feb. by Chairman Cox.  The following members were present: Commander Alvarez, QM Burnett, Chairman Cox, PHC Members Best, PHC Member Melvin “OB” O’Briant was excused. Buzz Bronson, Fain Boruff, Dennis Doty and Canteen Manager Cora

A.  Audit and Reviews:

1.  PHC Members Mike Best and RC Cox conducted Post canteen end of the month inventory and daily chips on 31 Jan.  All 480 chips were accounted for.
            2.  Canteen records and funds were audited by the Trustees on 5 Feb.
            3.  PHC reviewed canteen monthly financial report and found it to be in good order.

            4.  Canteen Managers Report: 
                        a. Reyna has been appointed temporary canteen manager until Cora returns in approximately 15 Days
                        b. Kitchen sales and Bar sales decreased.
                        c. Bar inventory increased  and Kitchen inventory decreased from last month
d. SSS was paid by the Quartermaster

e. Electric bill to be paid today       

Membership Committee: SVC gave the report. Life membership stands at 368, 8 new members, 32 continuous and 2 reinstated for a percentage of 96.93.    Annual members who have not paid yet please do so; the list of names is posted on the bulletin board.

Amer-Asian Scholarship Committee: SVC Reported that the have their t-shirts For the Beach Bash. Only the VFW logo and the BB logo will be displayed on the Shirts given to the kids.

Buddy Poppy Chairman:  Chaplain Hommel reported P200 ($4.88) was collected for the Relief Fund.   

Seam Squirrel: Seam Squirrel:  2 new members were Initiated at this scratch.
Comrade Doty completed his 3rd degree and Comrade Gordon completed his 2nd degree.
Everything is ready for the Beach Bash. All Cooties Please wear your uniforms for the Grand Parade

Building Committee:  Quartermaster has responded to the owner regarding the lease renewal

Beach Bash: SVC Hendricks reported that everything is ready to go

New Business: Adjutant Doty reported that the online registration form for the DPA convention in Pattaya, Thailand is now available on the department web site and on the Post 9876’s web site.


It was reported that correspondence was received in an attempt to locate a Mike Vincent. The Service Officer reported that Mike Vincent passed away several years ago.

50/50 Raffle was won by Ralph (RC) Cox.  P1400 ($34) was collected, P700 to Post Bldg Fund and P700 to the winner. 

13 -17 16th Annual Barrio Barretto Beach Bash. Initial indications are that it was very successful.

14 – 30 Post members (Including 8 Cooties) attended the Graveside services for life member Chester Gross.
He was very popular in the community and his services were attended by a very large crowd.