Memorial Chapter #165

7 December 2021

The banquet started with a prayer by Ken Rood.  At 18:00 all the ladies were invited to join the chow line and get their grub. And what a spread it was – ham, escalloped potatoes, green beans, corn, salad, bread and butter. Of course, no meal is a meal without dessert. There were too many to mention. No really, I didn’t count the number. During the meal raffle tickets were sold for a beautiful quilt made and donated by Sachiko Haynes.  Lots of conversation and consumption ensued. From the official sign-in sheet there were 51 attendees. However, it appears that not all signed in. So, the true number could be closer to 60.

General Meeting called to order at: 18:58 by Vice President Ron Wilson

Pledge of Allegiance by: VP Wilson       

Roll Call of officers:                                                           term expires

          David Loomis, Pres                                   A                 2022

          Ron Wilson, VP                                         P                 2022

          Tom Grinstad, Secretary / Treasurer      P                 2022

          Ken Richardson, B of D                            P                 2022

          Randy Turnbull, B of D                             A                 2022

          Sam Houston, B of D                                A                 2022

          Gene Goldsmith, B of D                           A                 2022

          George Douglas, B of D                           P                 2022

          Duane Holliday, B of D                             P                 2022

Guests: Steve Jordan American Legion Post 212

New members present: Steve Tatham and Mike Lane

Secretary’s report: Moved, 2nd & approved.

Treasurer’s report: Moved, 2nd & approved

Membership Update: now at 350 members, 80 AVVA members

Old Business:     

          1.      Brief mention of national convention by Ron W. perhaps next month a more detailed report by the delegation.

2.      Doc H. presented a check for $500 from the Whatcom County Cruisers.

3.      Summation of members’ efforts at flood relief in Sumas and environs. The Chapter donated $1,000.00 to the AL Post 212 for flood relief.

New Business:

          50/50 Raffle Won by: someone who I didn’t see. Total take to the Chapter $35.

Donation bucket proceeds $100

Quilt raffle won by Ray Radke. Proceeds to the Chapter $100.

Motion to adjourn:  at approx. 19:20 (7:20 pm) our shortest business meeting. Congrats Ron!!