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VFW Post 11447: Minutes of October 2015 Meeting

OPENING CEREMONIES: Commander Verville called the meeting to order at 1000 hours, 14 OCT. Opening ceremonies were held according to VFW Ritual. Nineteen Post 11447 members were present.

ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS: The Roll Call was taken by Adjutant Burnett. Nine Officers were present, 2 absent (1 excused), SVC position vacant.

NEW RECRUITS: None

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS: None

MINUTES: Commander asked if the minutes from the previous meeting had been posted. The Adjutant said that a copy of the minutes were posted on the bulletin board and sent to members via email, also posted on our website. There were no changes to the minutes. The Adjutant made the motion to accept the minutes as posted, seconded by Comrade Wright, motion carried.

QUARTERMASTER REPORT: QM Burnett presented the report and made the motion to accept the report as audited. Seconded by Comrade Best, motion carried. The report is on file, see the QM if you would like to see the entire report.

SERVICE OFFICER REPORT: VA Outreach scheduled for 0745-1100 on 22 Oct. First come-first served. Sign up at the RAO. (Was held at the Post home, good turn out).

SURGEON'S REPORT: NTR

COMRADE OR FAMILY MEMBER IN DISTRESS: Bob Taylor’s wife is in ICU at Bay Point. Jim Tyler’s wife is in Lourdes Hospital, Barretto. Note. Marvin Self is in ICU at Bay Point since 21 Oct.

PUP TENT 11: NTR

COMMANDER CALLED FOR COMMITTEE REPORTS:

MEMBERSHIP REPORT: QM Burnett gave the report. This report has been updated since the meeting.

LIFE  NEW ANNUAL  REINSTATED LAST YEAR     TOTAL %
379 6 5 5 407 384 -

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: This year’s field trip will be at Wild Orchid Resort, date and time TBD. The Children’s Christmas Party list is posted at the VFW.

WEBSITE: NTR

POST HOUSE/BUILDING COMMITTEE: Electric bill has gone down since the installation of the new air-con, from P23k prior to installation to P16k each of the last two months. The Commander appointed Comrade Dale Johnson to the PHOC.

HOSPITAL/HOME VISITS BY POST MEMBERS: CDR gave the report for SEP visits. 60 members made 355 visits to see 83 vets, spent 227 hours in visits, traveled 3109 miles and gave $62 in gifts. Total credited for SEP was $5618.

BEACH BASH: Trying to hold first meeting in late Oct or early Nov. Still need a volunteer to be the Chairman.

BUDDY POPPY CHAIRMAN: Buddy Poppy donations were P670 ($15).

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

None

NEW BUSINESS

Need a Chairman for the annual Beach Bash. If interested contact the Commander.

Need a volunteer for the position of SVC.

The next meeting is currently scheduled for 11 Nov (Veterans’ Day). As many of our officers and members will be at Clark Cemetery for memorial service, and some will attend the District meeting on the 10th and stay overnight, the Commander asked if someone would make a motion to change the meeting date. Comrade Mike Best made the motion for the meeting to be held on 4Nov, motion seconded by Comrade Rowe. Motion carried.

Comrade Rowe made a motion for the members to approve an expenditure of P1500 to Lyceum of Subic Bay for a Bingo Social Activity which will support their upcoming OUTREACH PROGRAM to an orphanage. Motion seconded by Comrade Best. Motion Carried.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

Building Fund Blocks are still open for purchase of either a Silver or Gold Block. The cost for a Silver Block is P2500 and P5000 for a Gold Block. See the Commander or QM if you would like to purchase a block.

SUNSHINE Cart project still ongoing weekly at Bay Pointe hospital. If you would like to volunteer see the Commander.

The Commander said that we had a large amount of funerals over the last few months, and he would like to thank the burial detail members for their support. He went on to say that he would like to see some of our newer members to come out and participate. We need to train new members as some of our current members are getting up there in years and suffer from health problems and limited mobility. The Post does 99% of all military burials in the Olongapo/Subic area (to include much of Zambales and Bataan provinces). This is a tradition that needs to be carried on in the future. Please volunteer to help our Post.

Department Convention in Bang Chang, Thailand 11-13 DEC. Registration is up and running on the Department website.

VFW Post 9892 will closed their Post home on 15 Oct.

Please continue to sign up for Action Corps Weekly at www.vfw.org. “Blue Water Navy Bill” HR-969 HAS 286 co-sponsors and S-681 has 32 co-sponsors.

Fifty/fifty:was P2950 and won by Chuck Garrett who donated his share to the Scholarship Program.

Calendar of Events:

Cootie Scratch at 1400, 5 NOV.

American Legion Post 4 meeting, 8 Nov at 1300.

FRA San Antonio GMM, 6 Nov at 1000

CLOSING CEREMONIES: Closing Ceremonies were held according to Ritual and the meeting was adjourned at 1120. The next GMM will be held 4 Nov at 1000 hours at the Post Home.

Official:
Michael R. Verville
Commander

Tom Burnett
Adjutant
October 29, 2015