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.

The August 31 minutes are below.
Middleton Post 39
September 28, 2020

This was not an official meeting as there were no Commanders present. 11 members and 3 guests were present and listed on a separate list.

Chaplain Fred Webb started the informational meeting at 1900 with Sick Call:
Rainie Clark’s husband, Darold, is out of the hospital and they have moved to assisted living.
Gerald Fiel suffering cancer.
Stan Meholchick
Terry Glassinger’s wife, Pat, dementia and strokes, after one last week seemed to have brought back some memories.
David Shively back problems, had 3 shots of steroids and has another next week.
Mike Carpenter’s wife, Mary Beth is back in the hospital with cancer.

Joshua Mathis of Caldwell DAV spoke about OPAC (Older Veterans Assistance Program). Medical instruments, power chairs, scooters, etc. free to veterans and their families. So anyone needing anything should contact DAV. His phone number is 208-985-4404.
Bruce commented about his experience climbing on an old milk crate which rolled and hi toe was stuck in the crate. He felt a hand on his shoulder and he calmly watched the toe shrink until it came out.
A question was asked about batteries for our power chair. There is a battery place on the Boulevard at Ustick by the Dutchman. They are expensive, requiring 2 batteries, and there are 3 sizes ranging from $50 to $100 each. They must be kept charged.
DAV also has the power lifts for vans.

Bruce reported that we received about 40 books last month. Several of us indicated that they have been borrowing them. Dave Shively mentioned that we need a book shelve instead of boxes on the floor.

Dan Gieb reported that we have completed 10 this month and have received over $800 this month. Saturday, we have been asked to perform at a concert at the winery on Highway 16. It is open to the public fro 1930 to 2200.
He read 2 letters we have received from families for our services.
He also reported that Bruce and himself attended the annual BBQ at Cloverdale Cemetery honoring volunteers.

Fred offered a closing prayer and we closed the meeting at 1930.

Bruce Irving
The next meeting is scheduled for October 26.

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Middleton Post 39
August 31, 2020

The meeting was called to order at the Post home by Commander Marv West at 1900 hrs. Attendance is on a separate list. There were 11 members and 2 guests.

Colors were saluted. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by CDR West. The attendees recited the preamble to the American Legion Constitution.

Adjutant Bruce Irving indicated that there was a quorum.

The July minutes were mailed after the meeting and are on the web site. Bruce moved that the July 27 minutes be accepted as posted on the web site. Seconded and passed.
Finance: We have $2,234.58 in the bank of which $1, dedicated The savings account stands at $7,126.43. We have received $1,250 for Honor Guard services this month.
If you shop at Ridley’s and don’t use your Advantage Card, you can give them the Post phone number and they will make a donation to the Post based on the amount of your purchase. This will not increase your purchase price. Thank you for using it
Membership: We have 64 2021 members which is 59% of our goal. After the big surge last month, I’m a bit disappointed that our renewals have slowed so much. Welcome to Doug Lobeck as our newest PUFL. We now have 12 in this category.
Adjutant: We are the recipients of over 40 books, many of them dealing with WWII. I’m finding that they are good reads. I will check with the library to see if they want them.
It is my sad duty to report that Rainie Clark’s husband, Darrold, is in the hospital and it sounds serious. She is considering selling their house and moving to Boise. I have sent them a card.
And another sad report: my personal email, has been hacked twice in the past two months. I hate to give it up as I’ve had it for 7 1/2 years. Please use instead.

Honor Guard: Dan Geib reported that we have completed 12 services this month. And we already have 3 to start next month. He then moved that those Honor Guard members that have been working the postings, be recognized by a $15.00 check to help cover their travel expenses – seconded and passed unanimously.

Marv introduced our guests, Jeff Larson and Marie Penavs. They spoke about the American Legion Riders. All of the Legion Riders Chapters in the valley were merged into one chapter that now has about 60 members. They will be having a flag replacement ceremony on September 11 at 1130. This will be at Mt. Calvary Church located on Greenhurst and South Powerline in Nampa. They invited the Honor Guard to participate. They are also the instigators of the “#One More Day” suicide prevention described in the last Legion magazine on page 53.

There being no further business, “Till We Meet Again” was recited and the colors were saluted. The meeting was adjourned at 1943.
Bruce Irving
The next meeting is scheduled for September 28.

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