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Middleton Post 39
August 30, 2021

The meeting was called to order at the Post home by Commander Marv West at 1856. Attendance is on a separate list. There were 20 members and 5 guests present.

Colors were saluted. Adjutant Fred Webb offered the opening prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by CDR West. He then led the Preamble to the Constitution. Fred Webb recited the POW/MIA service. The Adjutant reported there was a quorum.

Minutes: The July minutes are on the web site and I have a copy here. Bruce moved that the July 26 minutes be accepted as posted on the web site. It was seconded and passed.

Introduction of Guests: Tammy Macklin & Liz Nevills Scouts;? & Terry Turner ALR and Steve North Dist 3 Adjutant. New member David (Digger) Ferrera, a member of the Scouts and Transfer in from Post 113, also an ALR member.

Finance: We have $4,794.76 in the bank The savings account stands at $16,673.41. We have received over $210 for raffle tickets. We received $50 from the Army. Total raffle receipts so far is $5,330.00.

Membership: We have 56 2022 members which is 55% of our goal. I have up to date rosters.

Adjutant: There will be an exhibit honoring Betty Corn at the Lee Moberly Museum on Saturday, September 3 in

1st VC: No report.

2nd VC: Selling raffle tickets at Ridley’s in Middleton Wednesday, September 1 from 1300 – 1800.

Sick Call: Dave Shively fell and broke his hip, was taken to Emmett hospital where he was diagnosed with covid. Mike Polk fell and. hurt himself. Michael Ward passed away on August 24 with a massive heart attack. WWII vet William Wynne has passed away. Jack Thompson is in critical condition from a heart attack and is in St. Luke’s Boise

Honor Guard: We participated in 5 events this month. Dan reported the most important was at the High School where we described folding the flag. A WWI vet is being brought home on the 100th anniversary of his death. There will be a ceremony for him at Star Cemetery on Monday, September 13 at 1200. The Commander said we would like to get as many people as possible to turn out for it.

CDR West introduced Steve North, District Commander told us that the District Fall meeting will be at Kuna Post 142 on Saturday, October 30 from 0900 to 1200. The Food Convoy is November 20 and the Mid-Winter Conference is January 6 through 9 with Legion College on the 20th. One of the requirements for the Legion College is completing the Basic Training online at Legion.org. They are looking at the Posts to establish an Education/Training Officer. Annual Honor Guard Barbecue at Cloverdale Cemetery Sept 8th, 1200-1500. District Oratorical is in December Department is Feb 22 at Meridian City Hall. Steve then presented a plaque to CDR West for 100% of the membership goal.

Old Business: Marv reported that we will have our Christmas party at the Star River House, 960 S. Main St. on December 16th at 1800. Bring a gift $10.00 for a gag gift. It will be catered by a member of the City Council for the cost of food. We need a headcount as soon as possible for the Caterers. It is the first turn-off just north of the bridge.
Marv reported that the pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House have been reinstated. Every one was encouraged to bring their pop/beer tabs. Marv suggested that we turn in the cans and give the proceeds to the Scout Troup,
Discussion followed about donations to the Veterans Home. (We have $144.00 designated for the Veterans Home.)
Doug Clark spoke and showed pictures of his motorcycle trip from Eugene, Oregon, to Veterans Cemetery in Washington, DC. They would stop and honor fallen veterans.

Good of the Legion: Tammy Madden and Liz Nevills spoke about the Scouts. They are looking for a sponsor as the Methodist Church is discontinuing as their sponsor. The boys are meeting at Oregon Trail church. The girls would like to meet here. They have a general insurance policy that is part of their registration fee. Their adult leaders/volunteers are required to take a Youth Protection Training every two years. Their current registration ends on January 31. We will have an Executive Board meeting to discuss this.
It was moved, seconded, and passed that we send flowers to the two members in the hospital.
Jeff Larson spoke about the Treasure Valley AL Riders. Boise Post 2 is now homeless. They are now meeting at Boise Fraternal Order of Eagles, 7025 West Overland Rd. Boise. Hosting a Taco Night September 21. The suggested donation is $7.00.

There being no further business, Fred gave a closing prayer. “Till We Meet Again” was recited and the colors were saluted. The meeting was adjourned at 2014.

Bruce Irving
The next meeting is scheduled for October 25.