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VFW Post 11447: Minutes of November 2017 Meeting

OPENING CEREMONIES:The Commander called the meeting to order at 1002 hours, 8 NOV 2017. Opening ceremonies were held according to VFW Ritual. Eleven 11447 members were present.

ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS:Roll call was taken of officers, nine Officers were present.

NEW RECRUITS:The Commander asked if there were any new recruits. Adjutant said there were three new recruits:

SMITH, Edward H., USN, Exp Ops, Jan90-Mar 2010, Honorable Discharge

GAFFNEY, Daniel H., USN, VN Service, Jul72-Feb 1993, Honorable Discharge

CARR, Donald K., USA/USN, Desert Storm/Iraq, Dec86-Feb2014, Honorable Discharge

All recruits meet membership requirements and are eligible for membership. Adjutant made the motion that membership requests 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 Corbin. Motion approved.

DISTINGUISHED 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. Seconded by Comrade Corbin, motion carried.

SERVICE OFFICER REPORT:NTR

SURGEON'S REPORT:NTR

COMRADE OR FAMILY MEMBER IN DISTRESS:Ed Spears still at home resting.

PUP TENT 11:The Seam Squirrel reported (as usual) that they had a LOUSY SCRATCH.

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 %
454 1 14 1 465 470 101.08
L - Life
N - New
A - Annual
R - Reinstated
L Y - Last Year
T - Total

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:Christmas list for sponsors posted on Canteen door.

WEBSITE:

POST HOUSE/BUILDING COMMITTEE:Report given by Comrade Verville.

HOSPITAL/HOME VISITS BY POST MEMBERS::Chairman gave the report for OCT visits. 20 members made 24 visits, 10 Vets which included 7 home visits and 1 burial, spent 82 hours in visits and travel 674 miles, Gifts/expenses: $0.00. Total for OCT $1943.46

BUDDY POPPY CHAIRMAN:Buddy Poppy donations were P630 ($12.60). Commander asked the Chaplain to say a prayer for our National Home for Children.

Unfinished Business

None

New Business

None

For The Good Of The Order

50/50 Dave Niemela won. P1350

Suicide Prevention Month is in January.

Mid-term Convention 8-10 DEC in Cebu, Philippines

CLOSING CEREMONIES:The Charter remained draped for departed Comrades, Greg Terry and Ken Mills. Closing Ceremonies were held according to Ritual and the meeting was adjourned at 11.55. The next GMM will be held 13 DEC at 1000 hours.

Official:

James Rogers
Commander

Tom Burnett
Adjutant

8 November 2017