Kuripots Pup Tent Meetings

Minutes of Meeting April 2017

Scratch held on 6 APR 2017 at VFW 11447 Post Home

Scratch was called to order at 1408. There were 10 Pup Tent11 Cooties and one guest (Tom Aldrich) at the Scratch

Opening ceremonies IAW MOC Rituals.

Roll call was held: 7 Shavetails were in attendance, 1 absent

Visitors of note:None (Cootie Aldrich knows no notes).

SS asked if there were any new member applications:None

SS asked if there was Degree Work to be completed: None degree work.

SS asked if the minutes from the last Scratch had been posted: Hungry Cootie said that the Minutes for the MAR Scratch were posted at the Post home. No changes have been received. Motion to accept minutes as posted seconded by Cootie #62, Cootie # 61 made the motion. No discussion. Motion carried

SS asked for report of the Hungry Cootie: NTR

SS asked for reading of official and other communications: No communications

SS asked if there was a Cootie or family of a Cootie in distress: Cootie No. 65 still resting at home, goes to the hospital several times a week for chemo therapy (was hospitalized in ICU for a while in mid-late Apr). Cootie #81 still recovering from hip surgery.

SS asked for the report of the CCDB: Report was given in detail. Cootie # 62 seconded a motion to accept the report as presented. Motion made by Cootie # 61. Motion carried. Cash and Bank total was $1699.91, cash in the General Fund $665.40 and in the Hospital Fund $1034.51 as of 1 APR 2017.


Membership:As of 31 MAR we have 16 Life and 15 Annuals for a total of 31 active Coots. Annual 2017 dues can be paid if you haven’t done so. See the CCDB..

National Home Prayer: Delivered by the Sky Pilot.

p>Hospital Chairman Report: Chairman gave the report for MAR visits. 54 members made 44 visits, saw 70 patients, spent 153 hours in visits and travel 2088 miles. Total: $4024

p>Scholarship Kids: The picnic this year was held at APO Resort in San Isidro, Subic. All the kids had a great time.

Unfinished Business


New Business

Grand shirts will be on sale at the Convention.

Good of the Scratch:

Will need some assistance at the Convention on the first day registering guests.

The PT did not win at the FRALICS Chili Cook-off but we had a great time and a lot of heartburn.

Still looking for VFW members to join the Cootie Swarm.

All Cooties should become National Home and Paddy Daddy life members. You can find info in the ROF and Typhoon. Also a RED STAR Life Member ($100 plus LM dues if a annual member). Any questions see the Seam Squirrel or CCDB.

50/50 Winner Cootie #79, total was P1250, P625 to the winner who donated to Hosp. Fund.

Fines collected: P550 including the fine (P200) paid by Cootie Houle for arriving in time for closing of the Scratch. Buddy Poppies: P570.

Department Convention. Don’t forget to sign up for Department Convention to be held in June at Subic Grand Harbour Hotel. You can registered on the DPA website VFWdeptpacific.org

Closing of the Scratch was done IAW Ritual.

Scratch closed at 1525. Next Scratch will be held at 1400, 4 May at the Post home.


Scott Simms
Seam Squirrel

Tom Burnett
Hungry Cootie

April 30, 2017