Post Minutes

September 25, 2017

The meeting was called to order at Sunrise Café by Commander Barnett at 1900 hrs.  Attendance on separate list.

Colors were saluted. Bruce Irving 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.  Bruce Irving and Jack Youngs performed the POW/MIA Ceremony.

QUORUM:  Commander Barnett requested from Acting Sgt at Arms, if the Post had a quorum. He indicated that the Post did have a quorum.

POST MINUTES: Commander Barnett asked if we had minutes from previous meetings- no minutes at this time.

GUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: none

ADJUTANT’S REPORT:  None- Allan is going for back surgery and will be out for at least 3 months.

1st VICE COMMANDERS REPORT: no report

2nd Vice Commander Dave Shively: working on the raffle – perhaps 500 -1000 tickets a $10 each.  It will take a lot of help to get them sold.  And we’re still waiting on Oratorical materials.

FINANCE OFFICER REPORT:  Checking Account has $4,207.05.  Savings Account has $10,112.75.

Sick Call:  Bruce reported that Dave is still hobbling around.  Ray is with us tonight. Arnie Burr had a neck operation last month and wound up with an infection. Susan spoke with Dave and he is doing better.

HONOR GUARD REPORT:  Ira Smith reported that there are several events this coming month:
Sep 30: Color Guard @ “Out of the Darkness Walk” Suicide Prevention event.  0900 at Kleiner Park, 1900 N Records Ave,  Meridian
Oct 7: Harvest Festival @ Foote Park 1200
Nov 5:  Military Appreciation Day @ Deer Flat Church  0900, 17703 Beet Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607
Nov 11:  Veterans Parade @ Boise
Nov 16:  Color Guard @ Idaho State Assoc. of Highway Districts annual convention  0745
Boise Center on the Grove

SERVICE OFFICER’S REPORT:  none

COMMANDER”S REPORT:  $1641 in coupons sent to Korea.  Auxiliary will be having a bake sale at the Harvest Festival.  Auxiliary meeting is 4 October.  Food Convoy is 18 November – they want to take hats and scarves in addition to food.  Dave mentioned that the Veterans Home and the Hospital like all sorts of books and magazines.  The Auxiliary will be selling poppies at Ridley’s on Nov 11.  National Commanders are trying to arrange a community dinner at each Post on Veterans Day.  We are preparing to open 3 to 5 new Posts in Idaho for incarcerated veterans.  When they come out, it will be up to the Posts as to whether they want them to join –we don’t want pedophiles working with our youth programs.  It was reported that the Hospital does not deal with PTSD – we need to refer them to Veteran Centers.

GOOD of the LEGION:

Jack Youngs District Commander:  You can go on-line to pull up the amendments even though the materials are not yet available.  I will be out of town 7-8 October and 27 Oct – 3 Nov in Indianapolis.  The new course is on-line and, for $4.95 you can get a pin.   Oct 28:  District 3 Conference @ Nampa 0800-1200.  14-15 October Air show at Gowan Field AF Thunderbirds and Canadian AF Snow Birds will be there.   Post has 74 members 65.4% and District is #1 in the state.  The Squadron has 9 members.  As of 2 weeks ago, my daughter had her baby and he is already a Son.  Her husband is suffering from urinary tract infection.

Bruce mentioned the new web site is up https://idlegion39.com and the old one will be gone in November.  Also, the Post received three Legion magazines if any one doesn’t get theirs or want an extra copy.

There being no further business, Chaplain 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 1939 hours.

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August 28, 2017

The meeting was called to order at Sunrise Café` by Commander Barnett at 1900 hrs.  Attendance on separate list.

Colors were saluted. Bruce Irving 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.  Bruce Irving and Jack Youngs performed the 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 at this time.

GUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Jennifer (Jack’s daughter & ALA member), Harriett (ALA member), Sherman Mathis DAV (repairs wheel chairs), Kootski(?), Sue’s son (SAL), Mike Dresser (Post 2),

ADJUTANT’S REPORT:  None-

1st VICE COMMANDERS REPORT: Marv West reported we have 71 members for 58%.  We have new member Mark Silva USAF retired, wife Marlene.  He is a FedEx driver and may not make many meetings.  Susan confirmed that his report included Active Duty, WWII and PUFLs.

2nd Vice Commander Dave Shively: no report.  Baseball season is over and school is starting.  Oratorical materials will be here soon.

FINANCE OFFICER REPORT:

Checking Account has $7,873.23.  Savings Account has $5,112.11.  Susan reported that we have two checks of $500 each from the Broke-Don Bunch.

Sick Call:  Bruce reported that Dave is still hobbling around.  Ray has had his operation and will be out of the hospital tomorrow.  Jack reported Art Sorkal of Post 48 passed away.  Harold Eiselman of Post 2 was in for an operation, they opened him up, closed him up and told him that he had a year to live.

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.

SERVICE OFFICER’S REPORT:- none

AUXILIARY:

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 Ridley’s for Poppy donations.

COMMANDER”S REPORT:  Flu shots are available at Walgreen’s at no cost for TriCare members.  $1403 in coupons sent to Korea.  Ecstasy is effective for PTSD.  Red Cross is not going to Houston as they are being held for the fires in Montana.  Article in Statesman about the change in the appeals process.  USVets.com help homeless with and without kids.  ALA Foundation have given grants:  Oregon $25,000 to send girls to Girls State.  2 states have received $2,500.

HONOR GUARD REPORT:  In August completed 4 military honors and 3 Color guard services.   There will be 3 days for the Business Flag program:  9/4 Labor Day, 9/9 Patriots Day & 9/11 Columbus Day.  Need to find helpers for both Middleton and Star.

Jack Youngs District Commander:  Fall District Conference is 28 October in Nampa.  You will want to check your Constitution and By-laws that they are up to date.  I’ve Got 3 membership incentive:  signup 3 TAL, ALA, or SAL members and be in a drawing at Winter and Summer Conferences.  Denise Rohan is new National Commander.  MidWinter Conference is Jan 11-14 January at Red Lion Downtowner.  ALEI is being renamed Basic Training and will be free.  Lewiston was 4th in Legion World Series.  Moved and seconded that the Post donate $100 to NEF.  Motion carried with 3 nos.

Correspondence:  Log in to USAA with your number and TAL give away to be in a drawing for  $20,000 donated to your Post.  The Mayor reported that another grade school in Middleton.  Middleton Academy (Formerly Atlas) is alternative education and seeking sponsor for their new sign.  Paving on Hwy 44 is done to the freeway.  In working in Middleton, it was discovered that there were several leaking water lines.  There will be a farmer’s market at Picadilly Park.  They are looking at straightening Middleton Road.

GOOD of the LEGION:

There are now 3 stains of Pneumonia – each requiring a different shot.

Boise and Meridian have Officers riding the busses and passing with the stop sign out is a fine up to $5,000.

There being no further business, Chaplain 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 2000 hours.

Marv West requested a short meeting.  Split-the-pot $15 in the pot.

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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.
GUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
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
AUXILIARY:
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.
Susan Barnett
Commander