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Middleton Post 39
May 18, 2020

  The meeting was called to order at the Post home by Commander Marv West at 1905 hrs. Attendance is on a separate list.
Colors were saluted. Fred Webb led the opening prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by CDR West. The attendees recited the preamble to the American Legion Constitution. Fred Webb recited the POW/MIA Ceremony. Past Sgt-At-Arms Mike Polk indicated that there was a quorum: 21 members and 1 SAL were present.

The February minutes were mailed after the meeting and are on the web site. I move that the February 24, 2020 Minutes be approved as posted; Seconded and passed
Finance: We have $1,136.87 in the bank of which $ dedicated The savings account stands at $7,125.54. .
We have 107 2020 members which is 109% of our goal. I have up to date rosters. I believe we have achieved 90% renewals.
The Department Convention in July has been canceled. The state officers will remain in place. Jack Youngs and the Area C VC resigned. Matt Wrobel was appointed as Area B VC.
Looking forward to our Annual Flag Destruction Ceremony in June. We already have a barrel of flags.
In the past month, I have assisted two veterans by printing and scanning documents for them.

CDR West introduced our new officers: Mike Carpenter is the new 1st VC and Carlos Fleetwood is the new 2ndVC. Fred Webb remains as Chaplain, Arnie Burr as Historian and Marv West as CDR.
Honor Guard: no report. Cemeteries are locked down until the end of the year.

Gerry Fiel reported that the Ada County United Veterans have not been meeting due to the pandemic but he has been receiving finance reports.

New Business: Marv read a letter from the Veterans Home thanking Dave Shively, Post 39 and Unit 39 for their donation of toothpaste. They also need Mouth Wash and Laundry detergent. It was moved, seconded and passed that individuals may donate to a fund administered by the Adjutant, to purchase supplies for the Home. Gerry Fiel said he lived in the area and can purchase the item(s) and deliver them. ($148 was donated by the end of the meeting.)
On June 13th, subject to the Fire Department, we will be having our annual Flag Burning ceremony, probably at 1000.
Richard Buskirk called Marv last week saying that this building has been sold. The new owner will be meeting with us tomorrow (May 19) at 1400. All members were asked to attend.
Marv wants to put together something to incorporate our families. There was much discussion on this as well as possible shooting events.

There being no further business, Fred Webb led the closing prayer. “Till We Meet Again” was recited and the colors were saluted. The meeting was adjourned at 1955.
Bruce Irving
Next meeting is scheduled June 29.

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