Minutes 3 April 2018

General Meeting called to order at: 6:55 pm (18:55) by President David Loomis who then led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Invocation by:  Lonnie Rose

Moment of silence for POW/MIA

Roll Call of officers:                                              term expires

David Loomis, Pres                                             2019          Present

Ron Wilson, VP                                                    2019          Present

Tom Grinstad, Secretary / Treasurer               2019          Present

Kirk Lyon, B of D                                                  2019          Present

Doug Spangler, B of D                                          2019          Present

Randy Turnbull, B of D                                        2020          Absent

Richard Martinez, B of D                                     2020          Present

George Douglas, B of D                                         2021          Present

Tom Modica, B of D                                               2021          Present

Guests:      Lana Haddox

New members present:

Secretary’s report:      Posted online as minutes. Motion by Ken R. 2nd by Gene G. approved.

Treasurer’s report:      Start of new fiscal year, Income Statement and Balance Sheet presented by treas. Tom G. motion by Gene G. 2nd by Randy E. approved.

Old Business:     

  1. Chapter delegate to state council meeting in Toppenish 28 April is David Loomis, alternate delegate, Ron Wilson. Motion to support delegate to a maximum of $5oo (for expenses) by Randy E. 2nd by Ray R. approved
  2. Member Mac McMaster presented a case for support of the Marine Corps League which has assumed the role of sponsor of the newly re-named Memorial Day Parade this coming May 26. The League has settled on a theme of “Celebrating Communities, Remembering Our Heroes”.  Motion to support with $1,000 donation by Dave Loomis, 2nd by Gene G. Approved.
  3. Ron Wilson gave an update on the project to provide an accessible ramp to the home of Daniel Keirmaier. All materials on site, and Ron will start construction (weather permitting) about 11 April. Ron had many good things to say about Home Depot, not only for donation of some material, but providing labor for the project as well.
  4. Tom Modica and Doc Holliday gave an update on planning for the annual car show. Printing of flyers etc. will cost +/- $ 1,080. Flyers this year will have a map printed on the back. Last year some folks did not find the venue. The trophies and plaques will cost about $2,050. There will be 28 trophies, pistons, plaques in all. Ken R. brought up the question of designation of the proceeds to be VVA Chapter 165 Veterans’ Assistance Fund. Discussion followed re: Whatcom County veterans or larger benefit group. Discussion also arose regarding sales of the music cds. Decided to offer the cds on a donation basis, feeling that more money may be gained. Motion by Doc H. 2nd by Ray R. approved.

New Business:

  1. Randy Cross of Laser Point will charge the Chapter 50% on the trophies. Thanks to negotiations of Gene G.
  2. An announcement: Bellingham Technical College and Shell Oil will host an Energy Careers Prep Night at the BTC on 10 April starting at 5:30. The event is free and includes food, prizes and giveaways.
  3. The VFW will have construction of the accessible ramp to the basement starting sometime in the next month. During construction the kitchen will be closed, which could mean that our May meeting might be without food service.

Good of the Order:

5 May 2018 VFW Post 9301 holds a Veterans’ Information Day from noon to 3:00.

VFW Post 9301 hosted 105 people at their March breakfast.

Check your VFW calendar.

Lonnie R. reported that he was the only one from our chapter to attend the Vietnam remembrance Parade in Sedro-Wooley. Several people had no notification that it was happening.

Motion to adjourn:

Meeting was adjourned at 7:35 (19:35).

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