Post Minutes


December 7, 2017

The meeting was called to order at Adventure Plaza by Commander Susan Barnett at 1805 hrs.  Attendance is on separate list.

Colors were saluted. Newly appointed Bruce Peterson led the opening prayer.

Commander Barnett reported that Mid-Winter is January 11 – 14 at the Red Lion Downtowner in Boise.  Jack Youngs moved that the Post pay the $5 registration fee.  The motion was seconded and passed.

SICK CALL:  Commander Barnett reported that Dave and Cyndi Freeman are recovering from the flu and will not be joining us.  Adjutant Bruce Irving reported that Stan Meholchick was in the VA Hospital Saturday morning.  I spoke to Stan last night.  They were keeping him ICU just so they could run some tests but not until after the weekend!  So, he got them to release him and he is home.  He was scheduled for a test this noon.

Judy Shively gave a reading about the 76th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Bombing.

Commander Barnett closed the meeting to dinner of tri-tip roast, baked potatoes, green beans, green salad and rolls.


Next meeting will be January 29, 2018 at Sunrise Café.

Bruce Irving

November 27, 2017
The meeting was called to order at Sunrise Café by Vice Commander Marv West at 1900 hrs. Attendance is on separate list.

Colors were saluted. Bruce Irving led the opening prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Vice Commander West. The attendees all recited the preamble to the American Legion Constitution. Jack Youngs and Che Davis performed the POW/MIA Ceremony.

QUORUM: Vice Commander West requested from Sgt at Arms Dan Geib, if the Post had a quorum. He indicated that the Post did have a quorum.

POST MINUTES: Vice Commander West asked if we had minutes from previous meetings- Adjutant Bruce Irving apologized for not having the minutes of the October 30 meeting. He moved and it was seconded that the minutes be accepted as posted on the web – passed.

GUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: 3 Auxiliary and 1 Jr. Auxiliary.

1st VICE COMMANDERS: no report

ADJUTANT’S REPORT: Welcome Jack Hagan as our newest PUFL. According to National, we have 91 2018 members counting Mike Sinnett transferring from AD 85. There are 2 more that are in process. Our goal for 2018 is 113 members so we are at 82 %. I will need a copy of DD-214 from our new members, including those transferring in. I will be going through the files to see who else this may be needed from although I doubt that I’ll find many as Mike was very aggressive on this.
If you wait until after December 31 to renew, you will have to also renew your LIT insurance (that is the free $1,000/$5,000 AD&D insurance). Also, be aware that there are several incentives from Department for those signing up 3 or more new members in the Legion Family (Legion, Auxiliary or Sons). There will be a drawing at Department after Dec 31 and another after Jun 30. And take a look at page 12 of the latest Legion magazine for a chance to win $1,000 or, if you sign up 3 new members, receive National Commander Rohan’s “Family First” pin. I’m not sure but this may apply only to new Legion members.
Bruce also mentioned that he had a new phone, again: 208-713-6101. He also has copies of Legion magazines, Military Times Colleges & Warhawk application.

FINANCE OFFICER REPORT: We have $5,405.40 in the bank. The savings account stands at $10,113.54. Since last meeting, we have received $160 dues plus 7.50 for our newest PUFL and $700 for Honors. We did send flowers to Marybeth Carpenter and paid the annual box rent, as well as sending the last minutes to those without email.

COMMANDER”S REPORT: Bruce read Commander Barnett’s report: 4 hours for Veterans Day at Deer Flat Church – 15 miles.
Legion and Auxiliary members donated $145.00 worth of (35 hats, 35 scarves and 8 pair of gloves) for the Veterans Food Convoy – Veterans Home, Hospital and homeless veterans stand downs
Coupons still at home – did not get them out this month
Mailed out Birthday and Anniversary cards for Post, Auxiliary and spouses (known names and dates) for month of November
CHRISTMAS PARTY IS 7 DECEMBER – 1800- Adventure Plaza, Middleton. Tickets are $15.00 each (presold). Catered. The Auxiliary is requesting the Post pay gratuity, sales tax and donation to the church for use of the space. Gratuity comes in at 15%, sales tax is 6% and $100 donation to the church – rough estimates based on 50 people brings total to $245 for the Post. Food is being paid out of ticket money with the ladies supplying dessert and coffee.
AUXILIARY: Dues for Senior members is $35 per year. Junior dues (those under 18) are $3 per year. Next meeting is the first Wednesday of December (6th at Susan’s house – Caldwell – 1800).
Jack moved that the Post pay gratuity and sales tax for the dinner – Passed.

Sick Call: Bruce reported our illustrious Commander – it fits in quite well: “she can’t talk and I can’t hear.” Ray Honea reported that his brother had a bug and he didn’t want to spread it around. Marv reported that Marybeth is doing better, she is by herself on a walker. Dave Shively was reported that Past Commander Freeman and Cindi are both down with the flu.
Service Officer: no report.

HONOR GUARD REPORT: Ira reported that we did we did 7 honors this month, the Boise Veterans Day parade, recognition of the Basque Center, we performed Colors presentation and POW Ceremony at Middleton Middle School, performed 2 Colors presentations at Deer Flat Church. In that one, we came up one flag bearer short and we need to thank Lyle Foss for carrying a flag for us. And we presented the Colors at the Annual Idaho Highway District’s Convention. Currently, we have Honors scheduled at the Veterans Cemetery at 1400 on Friday. Also, Wreaths Across America Ceremony at the Veterans Cemetery at 1000 on December 16.


NEW BUSINESS: One of the Auxiliary members reported on the Dinner. She read the names of members that she didn’t have contact info and asked that if we knew them to contact them.

GOOD of the LEGION: Marv asked if everyone knew about the free insurance. As he did not know the value of it, Bruce said it was $1,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance and if you are on Legion business, it goes to $5,000. Tony Schott did not. Jack has cards at the house and will bring them to the dinner. Bruce mentioned that if you haven’t paid your dues by the end of the year, you will have to reapply. If you did pay your dues, the insurance rolls over.
Question was asked about the Christmas Parade – Ira was not aware of it.
Jack brought up the on-line Basis Course that is free but you can pay $5 and get a hat pin. But, you must do it before December 1.

There being no further business, Bruce Irving led the attendees in a closing prayer. “Till We Meet Again” was recited and the colors were saluted. The meeting was adjourned at 1927 hours.

Bruce Irving