Post Minutes

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For your convenience, the last minutes are displayed below. Be advised that these minutes are NOT official until approved at the next meeting. As usual, if you spot an error, let me know. You may submit a correction at the bottom of this page.

Middleton Post 39
June 28, 2021

Due to the heat, the meeting was called to order at the Post home by Commander Marv West at 1815. Attendance is on a separate list. There were 21 members and 1 guest present.

Colors were saluted. Chaplain 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 May minutes are on the web site. Bruce moved that the May 24 minutes be accepted as posted on the web site. It was seconded and passed.

Introduction of Guests: Frayne Stringer and Joe Jones are both navy veterans and joined the Post during the meeting.

Finance: We have $5,216.79 in the bank The savings account stands at $16,673.12. We have received over $4,860 for raffle tickets.. The sale of the motor home was put in savings.
We have received another $1,000 for a picnic from Jackie Hutchinson. She suggested it be held Labor Day weekend.
Do we want to subscribe to Military Times? All 4 for $80 per year. The subscription was declined.

Membership: We have 100 2021 members which is 92% of our goal. The 2022 cards are in so everyone can renew now. I have up to date rosters.

Adjutant: Is any one going to Department Convention? There was no response.

1st VC: absent.

2nd VC: No report.

Honor Guard: We participated in 10 events this month. other than the parades, we have nothing scheduled. We need to be at the start of the the Star parade, next to the Mexican restaurant, on Saturday, July 3 before 0930 as Main Street would closed. Immediately following that parade, we will move to Middleton Middle School for that parade. It was decided that there would be two flag bearers and an alternate, then our “float” that most of us will ride, followed by Legion Riders. Since very few indicated that they would attend, Bruce was asked to send out an email to the Post inviting them and their families to join us on the float. The American and State flags would be carried and the remaining flags would be on the float. It was moved, seconded and passed the the post would buy $350 of candy for the parades.

Old Business: Bruce was asked to repeat the progress on the raffle. We have received $4,860 in ticket sales. We are preparing to set up a table at the Middleton Ridley’s and, later, at Mid-Star Fire Arms.
As you know, our Historian, Arnie Burr, has passed away. Since the position is elected, Doug Clark was nominated and elected as Historian.
Doug was asked to describe the ride that he is undertaking. Basically, we start at Eugene, Oregon and criss-cross the country stopping and honoring Gold Star (lost family member in war) families, and finally stopping at the Tomb of the Unknown to lay a wreath. It was moved, seconded and passed that the Post provide him $500 to cover expenses for his return.

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 1925.

Bruce Irving
The next meeting is scheduled for July 26.

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