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MINUTES OF KURIPOTS PUP TENT March 2017

Scratch held on 2 MAR 2017 at VFW 11447 Post Home
Scratch was called to order at 1405 by the Seam Squirrel

There were 9 Pup Tent11 Cooties at the Scratch

Opening ceremonies were IAW MOC Rituals.

Roll call was held: 6 Shavetails were in attendance, 2 absent (1 excused).

Visitors of note: none

Seam Squirrel asked if there were any new member applications: None

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 FEB Scratch were posted at the Post home. No changes have been received. Motion to accept minutes as posted seconded by Cootie #62, Cootie # 85 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: NTR

Seam Squirrel asked if there was a Cootie or Family Member of a Cootie in distress: Cootie No. 65 still resting at home, goes to the hospital several times a week for chemo therapy. Not too many visitors, he would like to see more Cootie #81 resting at home, still recovering from hip surgery.

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 # 86. Motion carried. Cash and Bank total was $1750.93, cash in the General Fund $716.42 and in the Hospital Fund $1034.51 as of 1 MAR 2017

REPORT OF COMMITTES:

Hospital Chairman Report:  Chairman gave the report for FEB visits. 43 Cooties made 43 visits, saw 62 patients, spent 129 hours in visits and travel 1414 miles. Gifts $43, Total for Feb $3138.

Membership: As of 28 FEB 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.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Nominations for Election of Shavetails was held and the election of Shavetails was completed. Following the election, the Shavetails were installed by Cootie Mike Verville, who is MOC Supreme District 6 Hospital Chairman. List of new Shavetails will be listed at the end of the minutes.

NEW BUSINESS

Cootie #61 seconded a motion for the PT to purchase a reef for an upcoming RSL ceremony not to exceed P650. Cootie #79 made the motion. Motion Carried.

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 or CCDB.

50/50 Winner Cootie #79, total was P2050, P1025 to the winner who donated it to the SSK.

Buddy Poppies: P380

Fines collected: P1300.

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 1520. Next Scratch will be held at 1400, 6 April at the Post home.

Election Results:

SEAM SQUIRREL: SCOTT SIMMS
BLANKET BUM: DAN WILSON
HIDE GIMLET: DAVE NIEMELA
CCDB: TOM BURNETTdd
TIGHTWAD 1 YR: CHRIS SCHRAUBEN
TIGHTWAD 2 YR: JOHN CORBIN
TIGHTWAD 3 YR: BOB WRIGHT
Appointed Positions filled to date:
SKY PILOT: DAN WILSON
HUNGRY COOTIE: TOM BURNETT

 

Official:
Scott Simms
Seam Squirrel

Tom Burnett
Hungry Cootie
March 1, 2017