Kuripots Pup Tent Meetings

Minutes of Meeting January 2018

Scratch held on 4 JAN 2018 at VFW 11447 Post Home

Scratch was called to order at 1405.

There were 7 Pup Tent11 Cooties at the Scratch.

Opening ceremonies were IAW MOC Rituals.

Roll call was held:7 Shavetails were in attendance.

Visitors of note: None

Seam Squirrel asked if there were any new member applications:HC said member Bill Castle wants to join the Swarm. The Swarm voted approval for Castle to be admitted into the Cootie Swarm.

Seam Squirrel asked if there was Degree Work to be completed:No degree work.

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

Seam Squirrel asked for report of the Hungry Cootie:NTR

Seam Squirrel asked for reading of official and other communications:No communications

Seam Squirrel asked if there was a Cootie or Family Member of a Cootie in distress:Cootie #68 still at home resting.

Seam Squirrel 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 $1493.95, cash in the General Fund $356.09 and in the Hospital Fund $1096.73 as of 1 JAN 2018


Hospital Chairman Report: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..

Membership: As of 1 JAN we have 13 Life and 16 Annuals for a total of 29 active Coots.

National Home Prayer: Delivered by the Sky Pilot.

Scholarship Kids: NTR

Unfinished Business


New Business

The top 3 chairs at the MOC PAC remain in position. One more year for current MOC PAC officers, i.e. CDR, SVC and JVC.

Good of the Scratch:

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..

Fines collected: P1440 ($28.80). Additional fine was collected from Cootie Correll for being late for the Scratch, P500 ($10).

Buddy Poppies: P490 ($9.80)

Charter remained draped for Cootie #65

No 50/50 winner was announced. Holder of the ticket drawn could not be identified, as no one could produce the winning ticket. Member share ($27.50) put in Cootie General Fund. Closing of the Scratch was done IAW Ritual.

Scratch closed at 15:05. Next Scratch will be held at 1400, 1 FEB at the Post home (subject to change).


Scott Simms
Seam Squirrel

Tom Burnett
Hungry Cootie

31 JAN 2018