Post Minutes

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Middleton Post 39
Minutes
March 29, 2021

The meeting was called to order at the Post home by Commander Marv West at 1859. Attendance is on a separate list. There were 19 members and 6 guests present.

Colors were saluted. Chaplain Fred Webb recited the opening prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by CDR West. Fred Webb recited the POW/MIA service. Bruce reported there was a quorum.

Minutes: The February minutes are on the web site. Bruce moved that the February 22 minutes be accepted as posted on the web site. It was seconded and passed.

Introduction of Guests: Marilyn (guest of on Honea), Carol (guest of Ray Honea), Gene Fiel (SAL), Gene Clements, Judy Smith & sidekick (Post 18), and Larry Davis.

Finance: We have $1,085.63 in the bank The savings account stands at $9,127.88. We have received $150 for Honor Guard services and $800 for raffle tickets.

Membership: We have 96 2021 members which is 88% of our goal. I have up to date rosters.

Adjutant: Under the Corona virus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide reimbursement of up to $7,000.00 for COVID-19 related funeral expenses that occurred after January 20, 2020. This FEMA reimbursement program will start sometime in April 2021.

1st VC: absent.

2nd VC: We had 1 funeral and 1 flag ceremony at the High School. Bob Munoz asked if we could contact the families listed in the papers about our services. He was asked to pursue this.

Honor Guard: absent.

Old Business: Marv has signed a new lease with the owner of this building. 2000This is a month-to-month lease but we have been guaranteed 6 months. Bob Munoz asked how many square feet we need. Marv said about what we have here and he can look.
Marv asked how many tickets we have sold? Bruce said we had 60 tickets sold but many more have been turned in before this meeting. When we do the final draw, the first person has a choice of the rifle with scope or the shotgun.
Fred suggested each of us call one (or more) of your buddies in the Post. Many of them appreciate the call. If they have any issues. pass it one to Fred or Bruce to try to resolve it. Bruce asked that you let him know how many you have called. He makes a report to National at the end of June and there is a slot to say how many were contacted.
Marv indicate that Stan Meholchik has heart problems and is on oxygen part time. He hasn’t been able to do much. He asked for our help with the bi-annual Fish Day.
Bob Munoz, Terry Glassinger and Skip Hopkins volunteered to be on the raffle committee and mane the table when we set up at high traffic area.
Marv called for nominations, all current officers were nominated and Jerry Feil, Kevin Bishop and Dan Geib were nominated for the Executive Board. Nominations remain open until the next meeting. Contact Bruce if you want to nominate someone else to any office. While the nominee may decline.

Good of the Legion: Bruce reported that Betty Corn has moved to assisted care facility. She was the first female to join the Idaho Air Guard.

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 1943.
Bruce Irving
Adjutant
The next meeting is scheduled for April 26.

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