Minutes of 5 June 2018

General Meeting called to order at: 18:40 (6:40 pm)

Pledge of Allegiance by: President David Loomis

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

Roll Call of officers:                                                           term expires

David Loomis, Pres                                       P                 2019

Ron Wilson, VP                                             P                 2019

Tom Grinstad, Secretary / Treasurer         P                 2019

Kirk Lyon, B of D                                          P                 2019

Doug Spangler, B of D                                  A                 2019

Randy Turnbull, B of D                                P                 2020

Richard Martinez, B of D                            A                 2020

George Douglas, B of D                               P                 2021

Tom Modica, B of D                                      P                 2021

Guests:      Mary Peterson, Mary Jo Peterson, Rosie Loomis, Ron Francis, Ron Brown, Malcolm Oliver – who led us in a rendition of God Bless America

New members present: Joel Douglas

Secretary’s report: Minutes on line motion by Gene G, 2nd by Ed S approved

Treasurer’s report:      motion to approve by Ken R, 2nd by Ron W, approved

Membership Update: none given this month

Old Business:     

  1. Lairmont Manor hosts a picnic for WWII and Korean War vets. Committee report presented. Date projected to be 21 August at noon. Remember Lairmont is available for vets’ memorial services at highly discounted rate of $295.00
  2. Report and discussion of Memorial Day parade and our participation. Several members marched with the DAV contingent.
  3. Report of Festival of Flags at Greenacres on Memorial Day. Ray Radke & Ann Brooks unveiled the Korean War Memorial
  4. VVA Memorial Day Ceremony & picnic held at Hovander Park. Report given by Gene G. Astronaut Wendy Lawrence spoke. Thanks to all who participated.
  5. Car Show update given by tom Modica and Doc Holliday. As Tom said, the good news is that we have 52 pre-registered. The bad news is that we need folks for various jobs. Sign-up sheets for chores on the day were passed around. We trust that many volunteered to serve in various capacities… Doc H. showed off the posters and flyers. Take some and spread them around, we want this show to be a whopping success. To help with that, we need every member to solicit items for raffle prizes. Most advantageous are gift certificates. Do your job!

Ed S. had a list of tunes popular in 1968, on which we voted for inclusion on the show cd. The most popular number – “What Condition Your Condition Was In”.

New Business:

  1. The chapter supported a Vietnam Vet, Randy Lepley, to the tune of $365.31 for one weeks lodging at the Bellingham Lodge. Motion to reimburse Pres. Loomis by Gene G, 2nd by ??? approved.
  2. The Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum holds a “funday” of flying and vehicle demonstration 23 June from 10:00 to 15:00 (3 pm). Location is 3407 109th St. SW, Everett, WA. For more info call 206-342-4242.
  3. the Vietnam War Memorial, due to unveil next year has a preliminary budget of $10,000.00 Let’s back this and get the budgeted amount in the bank… Whatcom Allied Veterans Council Inc. is offering bricks engraved to your liking starting at $125.00 per brick. Order blanks are available from WAVC or Gene g, I believe.
  4. Lonnie R. advised the Blaine 4th of July Parade is a going concern and encouraged attendance.

Good of the Order:

VFW 9301 breakfast happens 16 June 8-11:00.

American Legion Post 7 breakfast is on 17 June 9-11:00

VFW 1585 breakfast occurs 24 June 8-10:00 Three breakfasts – go get fat.

DAV drivers are still needed, talk to Gene G.

14 June is Flag Day and the birthday of the U.S. Army

Next meeting is 3 July – remember it is 3 July the last chance we have to finish planning the car show. (And to volunteer for a job…)

Motion to adjourn: made 19:40 (7:40 pm) seconded and approved by acclamation.

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