Scratch held on 9 FEB 2017 at VFW 11447 Post Home
Scratch was called to order at 1405 by the BLANKET BUM.
There were 11 Pup Tent11 Cooties at the Scratch.
Opening ceremonies IAW MOC Rituals.
Roll call was held: 5 Shavetails were in attendance, 3 absent (2 excused). SS sick with some type of intestinal disorder.
Visitors of note: Tom Aldridge (PT15)
BB asked if there were any new member applications:There was one. Atom Douglas Sorensen.
BB asked if there was Degree Work to be completed: Yes, three degrees to be completed.
BB asked if the minutes from the last Scratch had been posted: Hungry Cootie said that the Minutes for the JAN 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
BB asked for report of the Hungry Cootie: NTR
BB asked for reading of official and other communications: NTR
BB asked if there was a Cootie or family of a Cootie in distress: None
BB 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 $1620.68, cash in the General Fund $599.63 and in the Hospital Fund $1021.05 as of 31 JAN 2017
REPORT OF COMMITTES:
Membership: As of 31 JAN we have 15 Life and 14 Annuals for a total of 29 active Coots. Annual 2017 dues can be paid now.
National Home Prayer: Delivered by the Sky Pilot.
Nominations for Election of Shavetails was not held due to absence of key Cooties. Nominations will be reopened at the March Scratch and elections will be held and installation will follow.
The PT will purchase a half page ad for the Department Convention Book, motion seconded by Cootie #79, motion made by Cootie #62. Motion Carried.
Initiation of Atom Sorensen was competed. Atom Sorensen went thru all three degrees and was advanced to a Lousy Cootie. Welcome aboard Cootie Sorensen.
Good of the Scratch:
Still looking for potential 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.
50/50 Winner Cootie #85, total was P2050, P1025 to the winner.
Buddy Poppies: P210
Fines collected: P1500.
Closing of the Scratch was done IAW Ritual.
Scratch closed at 1515. Next Scratch will be held at 1400, 2 March at the Post home.
February 23, 2017