May 22, 2017
Date and Time: May 22, 2017, 1900 hours
The meeting was called to order by Commander Barnett at 1900 hrs. The following members and guests were present:
Susan Barnett-Commander, Larre Robertson-Chaplain/Bugler, Bruce Irving-Public Information Officer, Mike Polk-1st Vice Commander, David Shively-2nd Vice Commander, Ira Smith-Honor Guard Commander, Marv West, Chuck Hawkins, Carlos Fleetwood, Dave Banker, Jack Thompson, Will Dugan, Lloyd Keithly, Robert Grimes, Richard Joswick, Dan Geib, Kevin Bishop, and Adam Isla. Guests:
I don’t have the list of who was there. I’m going off my memory
Colors were saluted. Larre Robertson led the opening prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commander Susan Barnett. The attendees all recited the preamble to the American Legion Constitution. POW/MIA Ceremony.
QUORUM: Commander Barnett requested from Marv West- Sgt at Arms, if the post had a quorum. Marv West indicated that the post did have a quorum.
POST MINUTES: Commander Barnett- asked if we had minutes from previous meetings- no minutes for March or April.
ADJUTANT’S REPORT: None-
1st VICE COMMANDERS REPORT: Jack Youngs as District Officer and past Post First Vice- spent 172 hours and traveled 2855 miles since last May. Department convention 13-17 July in Pocatello. Held Girl Scout Resolution training to adopt Girl Scouts as an official American Legion program. American Legion Baseball starts in Middleton on 30 May- need a chairman- need honor guard personnel to perform opening ceremony.
FINANCE OFFICER REPORT:
Checking Account has $5476.90 of which $250 are dedicated funds for Middleton H.S. senior picnic. Savings Account has $5,112.11. We have received $1000 for Honor Guard services.
SONS OF the AMERICAN LEGION:
We have reached 100% of our goal. There is an IRS filing change- The Sons of the American Legion is not its own EIN number- but a subsidiary of the American Legion. A By-Laws committee has been formed to review the Charter and By-laws for this change- Members of the committee include Jack Youngs, Dave Freeman, Bruce Irving and Frank Leffler to consider which way to go- Do Business As is one option. The next S.A.L. meeting is being held at Middleton Methodist Church.
2nd VICE COMMANDER’S REPORT: Dave Shively no report. Jack Youngs put out the Baseball schedule can be found on arbiter. The District tournament is being hosted here in Middleton. Legionnaire of the year raffle- A $500 gift card for either Cabelas or Sportsman’s Warehouse- winner’s choice, proceeds will go to help send The Idaho Department American Legionnaire of the Year to National Convention. Need to know who is going to Department Convention. On 10 June there is a Service for Star program being conducted in one of their parks- Jack Youngs will be there with the District Table promoting the volunteers of the American Legion and the Veterans Homes in Boise. A Vintage Military Car show is being held 24 and 25 June at High Desert Harley Davidson- Jack will have the District Table there as well.
CHAPLAIN’S REPORT: Allan West is recovering from back surgery.
SERVICE OFFICER’S REPORT:- none
Monthly meetings to be held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1800 hours. Poppy day is May 26th- Ladies will be set up at Ridgley’s for Poppy donations.
HONOR GUARD REPORT: In May completed 8 military honors and 3 Color guard services. Held drill on 13 May and Performed colors at Eagle Field of Honor..
COMMANDER”S REPORT: I don’t remember what I put out.
UP COMING EVENTS: Need to post flags at Middleton Cemetery Friday 26 May at 0900 for Memorial Day and then schedule to pick them up on Tuesday at 0900. Honor Guard will conduct Memorial Day services at Middleton Cemetery on Monday at 1100 and at Star Cemetery at 1300- All honor Guard personnel are encouraged to attend. Middleton’s American Legion Baseball team will be assisting. Opening game and colors will be 5 pm on May 30th. Flag disposal ceremony will be conducted on 10 June at the Middleton Fire Department’s burn area. Brass grommets collected and given to Matt Wroble for the future manufacture of a symbol for flags.
GOOD of the LEGION:
Post Raffle- Stan has agreed to donate a 3 day stay in Reno for the post to use the funds however they see fit. More discussion on what to use the funds for.
Marv got the bus donated to the Post- need to think about what to do with it.
The post website is coming up for renewal- a 2 year subscription is $126. Due shortly. Bruce is looking into another provider.
There being no further business, Chaplain Larre’ Robertson led the attendees in a closing prayer. “Till We Meet Again” was recited and the colors were saluted. The meeting was adjourned at 2000 hours.
May 22, 2017