Minutes of 3 December 2019
General Meeting called to order at: 18:45
Pledge of Allegiance by: Pres. David Loomis
Invocation by & Moment of silence for POW/MIA by: Lonnie Rose
Roll Call of officers: term expires
David Loomis, Pres P 2020
Ron Wilson, VP P 2020
Tom Grinstad, Secretary / Treasurer P 2020
Kirk Lyon, B of D A 2020
Doug Spangler, B of D A 2020
Randy Turnbull, B of D P 2020
Richard Martinez, B of D A 2020
George Douglas, B of D P 2021
Tom Modica, B of D A 2021
Guests: Bob & Linda Bertram, John Black & Malcolm Oliver
New members present: George Linder, John Black
Secretary’s report: Moved, 2nd & approved
Treasurer’s report: Moved, 2nd & approved
Membership Update: VVA 296 members, AVVA 41 members
- DAR honored three of our members for Vietnam service. Ken Richardson, Ron Wilson and Dave Loomis were feted.
- All the members who collected donations for the DAV van on 11 Nov. deserve big thanks. They managed to wrangle $5,744.10. And thanks to the Barkley Haggen store.
- BTC provided a great lunch to honor veterans. Speakers and a military band provided entertainment (?). Malcolm Oliver was the emcee.
- Former Ferndale Police Chief Michael Knapp’s memorial service was held 20 Nov 2019 at Christ the King Church. Members attending were: Ron Wilson, Ruth Ashe, Ben Brown, Rosemarie & Dave Loomis.
- On 6 December the VFW Post / Auxiliary together with DAV & VVA host a dinner for members and +one. Seating is limited to 125. Reservations cut off on Wednesday 4 Dec. Call Cindy Melema 360 671 3597.
- Pearl Harbor Day Dec. 7 remember to fly the flag at half-staff in remembrance of the 2,403 service persons who died that day in 1941.
- Car Show Committee meeting at Denny’s restaurant in the bar area at 10:00 on 6 January 2020. Donations for the raffle will be collected (or take to Loomis’ house 619 Darby Drive). Let’s see if we can collect so much stuff Dave is forced to park the car outside…
- John Black, former Lt. Colonel in army and Vietnam veteran gave a short talk about his book Tears and Triumphs and album Vietnam Farewell He also performed three songs from his albums. For more information find him on the interweb at meetmeinvietnam.net.
50/50 Raffle Won by: Gene Goldsmith who donated back to meal
Good of the Order:
21 Dec breakfast at the Lynden VFW Post 9301 from 8:00 to 11:00. Location : 7011 Hannegan Road.
No breakfast this month at Post 1585.
Motion to adjourn: 19:20 (that’s 7:20 pm for you civilians)