Memorial Chapter #165

Minutes of 6 July 2021

General Meeting called to order at: 6:39 pm (18:39) by Pres. Loomis

Pledge of Allegiance by: V.P. Ron Wilson

Invocation by & Moment of silence for POW/MIA by: Lonnie R

Roll Call of officers:                                                           term expires

          David Loomis, Pres                                   P                 2022

          Ron Wilson, VP                                         P                 2022

          Tom Grinstad, Secretary / Treasurer      P                 2022

          Ken Richardson, B of D                            A                 2022

          Randy Turnbull, B of D                             P                 2022

          Sam Houston, B of D                                P                 2022

          Gene Goldsmith, B of D                           P                 2022

          George Douglas, B of D                           A                 2022

          Duane Holliday, B of D                            P                 2022

Guests: none

New members present: Bob Asparo, Jim Carr, Pete Kremen, Mike Self

Secretary’s report: Moved, 2nd & approved as written

Treasurer’s report: Moved, 2nd & approved as presented

Membership Update: As of today VVA -310 AVVA – 66

Old Business:     

          1.      Pres. Dave thanked those present for the memorial service for his brother-in-law Jose Sonora.

2.      18 June Car show committee meeting assigned people to sub-committees. Still need people to volunteer for jobs on 18 July car show.

New Business:

  1. Doc Holliday wnet over much of the planning for the car show. The show begins at 10:00 and lasts til 3:00 pm (15:00). Registration will officially start at 8:00. Pete Kremen will be the announcer. Raffle times will be 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30 pm.
  2. Need set up / take down support. Porta Potties will be delivered on Sat. Dan F. will have locks, furniture and supplies will be secured in toilets for use in the morning. The Victory Lane banner is missing. Who has that sucker?
  3. Coffee urn(s) will be on site. Coffee awaits being made. Donation cans provided by Randy T and others. Signs will be provided to i.d. said cans. Cash boxes are provided, awnings are ready. Remember mic batteries, garbage/recycling cans, raffle prizes.
  4. Ray R. described the car raffle ($5 tickets). Good odds of coming away with the prize, a Mercury Cavelier.
  5. Washington Council President Francisco Ivarra reviewed dates and issues of the national convention to be held 1-7 November in North Carolina. All positions at national will be open for election.

Regions 8&9 will hold their convention 14-16 September at Sparks Nev. Any member is welcome to attend.

The state council is doing well, numbers are increasing, it obtained a grant of $58,000 for losses incurred by Covid. All chapters can share by submitting documentation of loss.

The state VSO program has gotten funding for four new positions, Bellingham, Walla Walla, Clark Co., and Skagit. This is one of the best Veterans’ Service Officer programs in the nation.

Francisco was presented with a certificate of appreciation by V.P. Ron W.

          6.      Pete Kremen reminded all to write up their announcements in advance, so they sound professional when he reads them.

          7.      Ben Brown noted that he is nearly done with the plans for the memorial arch at Greenacres.             

          50/50 Raffle Won by: Mary Boice ($53).

Motion to adjourn:  Adjourned at 7:53 p.m. (19:53).