Our Post Meetings
VFW Post 11447: Minutes of January 2018 Meeting
OPENING CEREMONIES: The Commander called the meeting to order at 1002 hours, 10 JAN 2018. Opening ceremonies were held according to VFW Ritual. Seventeen 11447 members were present.
NEW RECRUITS: The Commander asked if there were any new recruits. Adjutant said there was one recruit; JEFF NEWTON wants to join the Post as a Life Member. Meets all membership requirements. Adjutant made the motion that his membership request be approved, seconded by Comrade Corbin, 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 the Adjutant for the minutes to be approved as posted and seconded by Comrade Niemela. Motion approved.
DISTINGUISHED GUESTS: No 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; Comrade 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 and audited. Motion seconded by Comrade Simms. Motion Carried.
SERVICE OFFICER REPORT: KARL DELOOZE died at his house recently, he lived alone and body was not found right away. Many of his things which should have been in house, i.e. pesos, personal belongings, papers (i.e. DD214) not found. You can donate funds to help with his funeral expenses by going to GO FUND ME KARL DELOOZE on the web (per RAO).
SURGEON'S REPORT: NTR
COMRADE OR FAMILY MEMBER IN DISTRESS: NTR
PUP TENT 11: NTR
COMMANDER CALLED FOR COMMITTEE REPORTS:
MEMBERSHIP REPORT: QM Burnett gave the report.
N - New
A - Annual
R - Reinstated
L Y - Last Year
T - Total
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: NTR
WEBSITE: Updates on going.
POST HOUSE/BUILDING COMMITTEE: NTR
HOSPITAL/HOME VISITS BY POST MEMBERS: Chairman gave the report for DEC visits. 51 members made 17 visits, saw 23 patients at home and hospital visits and 6 departed vets at burial ceremonies, spent 182 hours in visit/ceremonies, gifts/expenses $44.10 and travel 2313 miles. Total: $4444.83..
BUDDY POPPY CHAIRMAN: Buddy Poppy donations were P620 ($12.40). Commander asked the Chaplain to say a prayer for our National Home for Children.
VFW NATIONAL HOME FOR CHILDREN: NTR
For The Good Of The Order
50/50 Dave Niemela won P1700, donated it to the Canteen Fund.
Suicide Prevention Month is in January.
CLOSING CEREMONIES: The Charter remained draped for departed Comrades Chuck Garrett and Voge. Closing Ceremonies were held according to Ritual and the meeting was adjourned at 11.45. The next GMM will be held 14 FEB 2018 at 1000 hours.
James F. Roger
10 January 2018