Memorial Chapter #165

Minutes of 5 July 2022

General Meeting called to order at: 18:15 (6:15 pm) by Pres. Bob

Pledge of Allegiance by: Dave Loomis

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

Roll Call of officers:                                                           term expires

          Robert Aspiras, Pres                                 P                 2023

          Ron Wilson, VP                                         P                 2023

          Tom Grinstad, Secretary / Treasurer      P                 2023

          David Loomis, B of D                                P                 2023

          Randy Turnbull, B of D                             A                 2023

          Sam Houston, B of D                                P                 2023

          Ray Radke, B of D                                     A                 2023

          Larry Montgomery, B of D                      P                 2023

          Duane Holliday, B of D                             P                 2023

          Charles Muggy, B of D                             P                 2023

Guests: Albert Lyduschuk (?), Bill Moore – who will join as soon as he can corral his DD214. Stacy Phelps, Cheryl and Jennifer from Peace Health Hospice; Glenda and Jeri from Home Care

New members present:

Secretary’s report: Moved, 2nd & approved

Treasurer’s report: Moved, 2nd & approved

Membership Update: No new figures, but Randy Turnbull is in Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle receiving treatment.

Old Business:     

          1.      Steve announced that the AVVA needs one more officer to be able to incorporate and become official. Someone step up.

2.      Steve also said that there are still 55 families in temporary shelter after the severe flooding in the Sumas area last November. There are a couple of fund-raising efforts taking place this month.

New Business:

          1.      Ron W. will front the $50 for donut purchase from Haggen’s

          2.      A petition circulated to ask the county to reconsider demolition of the old NorBell nursing home. It is proposed to turn it into a vets’ center for the county.

          3.      6 August is the picnic at Ande Michelle’s place in Sedro Wooley. The VVA national president is planning to attend.

          4.      There will be no meeting in August. We will all be recovering from the car show. And we don’t want to compete with the Sedro function.

          5.      Ron W. moved to purchase new flags for the chapter, including a VVA flag. Seconded and approved.

          6.      Pete Kremen wants short PSAs that he can deliver over the PA system during the car show. Send him your ideas Phone 360 734 3802.

          7.      A celebration of life for Tom Haddox occurs 21 August.

          50/50 Raffle Won by: Ruth $41.

Good of the Order: nothing left to say

Motion to adjourn:  at approximately 19:20 (7:20 pm).

          Donations tonight – $89.           Meal expense $227.96