Memorial Chapter #165

4 February 2020 meeting

Minutes of 4 February 2020

General Meeting called to order at: 18:30 by Pres. Dave Loomis

Pledge of Allegiance by: Dave Loomis

Invocation by & Moment of silence for POW/MIA by: Chaplain 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                             A                 2020

Richard Martinez, B of D                         A                 2020

George Douglas, B of D                           A                 2021

Tom Modica, B of D                                 A                 2021

Guests: No guests this meeting

New members present: No new members this month

Secretary’s report: Moved, 2nd & approved

Treasurer’s report: Moved, 2nd & approved even tho printed duplicate balance sheets

Membership Update: VVA, AVVA no update this meeting

Old Business:     

  1. Election held, no nominations from the floor, by acclamation officers: President – David Loomis, Vice President – Ron Wilson, Secretary/Treasurer – Tom Grinstad, Chaplain – Lonnie Rose

Board of Directors: Ken Richardson, Mike Boice, Duane Holliday, Randy Turnbull, Gene Goldsmith, George Douglas

  1. The DAV van needs drivers. Please contact Gene Goldsmith. Also need to have assistant coordinator, talk to Gene.
  2. Ron Wilson received certificate for his labor and design on the accessible ramp for Stan Dyer in Lynden. He did it all by himself. Way to go Ron!


New Business:

  1. VFW Post 1585 hosts a blood drive on 2 March 2020 9:00 to 15:00 (3:00 pm). Contact John Ferdon at 360 3118 7521 or email It really is a good cause. It hurts only a tiny bit and you can help as many as three people with your pint.
  2. Officers and Directors were sworn in by Ray Radke, an honorable member of this chapter.
  3. Ray also purchased the Lysne donated generator for $500, thanks Ray for all you do.
  4. Stan & Carrie Dyer donated $1000 to the chapter in appreciation of the ramp. They also joined as AVVA.



50/50 Raffle Won by: Dan Norvelle $33

Good of the Order:

VFW Post 9301 breakfast is served 8:00 – 11:00 Feb. 15th at 7011 Hannegan Road, Lynden

Post 1585 hosts breakfast on Feb 23rd 8:00 – 10:00 at 625 N. State, Bellingham

Meal donations collected $125, expenses 102.37.


Motion to adjourn: Second and approved 18:58 (6:58 pm).

Editors’ note thanx for a quick and efficient meeting everyone, makes my life a little easier.