Memorial Chapter #165

Minutes of 1 November 2022

General Meeting called to order at: 18:12 (6:12 pm) by Pres. Bob Aspiras

Pledge of Allegiance by: Pres. Aspiras

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

          Raymond Radke, B of D                           A                 2023

          Larry Montgomery, B of D                      P                 2023

          Charles Muggy, B of D                             P                 2023

          Duane Holliday, B of D                             P                 2023

Guests: Bonnie Parten, Larry Schaffer, Gary Patterson

New members present: Bob Lubin (sp), Bob Parten

Secretary’s report: Moved, 2nd & approved

Treasurer’s report: Moved, 2nd & approved

Membership Update: VVA – 369; AVVA – 95

Old Business:     

          1.      Board of Directors meeting 31 October, good discussion, decisions to be announced shortly

2.      Pres. Bob has some ideas to increase meeting attendance – move time to afternoon; perhaps car pool; run meetings efficiently.

3.      NW Annex meeting results forthcoming from Pres. Bob

New Business:

          1.      11 Nov. at 11:00 Boy Scouts holds a memorial ceremony at Bayview Cemetery. All veterans welcome

          2.      5 Nov. 11:00 57th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Auburn, WA. Be there or be square.

          3.      In D.C. on the 11th there is a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery at 11:00. And at 13:00 (1:00 pm) is a ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (the Wall).  Also in D.C. is a massing of the colors.

          4.      5 Dec. is a Car Show meeting time to be announced.

          50/50 Raffle Won by: Ruth Ashe $32

Good of the Order:  Be safe out there

Motion to adjourn:  At 18:53 (6:53 pm)