VFW Post 8600
Gadsden Alabama
817 Rainbow Dr
Gadsden Alabama, 35901
Phone: 256.546.2440
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Post Membership Meeting October 2018

Wilson Parris VFW Post 8600
817 Rainbow Drive
Gadsden, Alabama 35901
  1. Opening Ceremony: Meeting Opened on October 9th, 2018 at 6:10pm by Commander Shelley. Chaplin Sanders gave opening prayer. Pledge of Allegiance recited by all members present.
  2. Guests: District 2 Commader Scott gidling, Department of Alabama Inspector Steven ConnleyRoll Call of Officers:14 Present, 1 excused(cmdr), 1 absent(Tr3). Cmdr, SVCmdr, JVCmdr, Qmst, Chap, Tr3, Tr2, Tr1, HC1, HC2, HC3, Surg, Serv, Adj, OD, JudgA
  3. Petitions For Membership: 2 new 2 transfers
  4. Distribution and reading highlights of previous minutes.

    Minutes were distributed. There were no corrections to the minutes and the minutes stand as read/distributed.

  5. Quartermaster Report of Income and Disbursements

    Copies distributed and discussed. As of yesterday (2018-08-10) we have $46789.49 in the bank for a $2169 profit since the beginning of 2018. Motion made and seconded (kevin,danny) to accepted report, motion carried subject to Audit.

  6. Comrade in Distress:Comrade Homers reported on Sr Vice Commander LaPoint.
  7. Committee Reports.
    • Canteen and House Committee reports given by Comrade Thornton.

      ¶  The new band is starting this Saturday on a 4 week trial.¶  Not sure corn hole will continue, will find out this Thursday if they show up. Turn out is down from the start.¶  Need to report that a $1000 was donated to buy new chairs for the canteen. It was voted last meeting to add another $350 to get a total of 20 chairs. Since then another $500 was donated and the other $350 requested was not needed.¶  LED light have been installed where needed, thanks Comrade Harner.¶  Mary Campbell won last months 50/50 raffle

    • Comrade Thornton reported on the Viet Nam Veteran's Recognition event

      ¶  Been meeting weekly since the date is near (Sept 22nd). It's been published in flyer's, paper etc. We've received several donations to offset the costs. Planning on some entertainment for children. Food will be served (smoked port butts/shoulder)¶  State Senator William will present awards.

  8. Reading of Official Communications:

    General Order #4 highlights were read to membership and some items were brought up for discussion. Reiterated that we need to keep our Community Service updated.

  9. Unfinished Business:

    ¶  $712 left to finish floor where the old bathroom was located in the lounge. ¶  $1000 allocated to replace two doors in lounge. ¶  All-American sign purchased and waiting for installation, after remodeling decision made . ¶  Past Commander/Presidents pictures removed form hall. Need to build collage in hallway to restore and archive. National has provided us names of past commanders.¶  Donate $100 to Boaz post for providing Honor Guard at Billy Parker's service.¶  $1,100 due to Axillary is on hold until they are stabilized. Need people from both Post and Auxiliary to try to help identify persons in photo's of past Commanders.

  10. New Business:
    • take check to conference for manuals of procedure
    • salex,danny commaders guide, 6 manual of procedures, pay hotel for cmd qmst serv off (required)
    • if state asks money for hurricane $100 jimmy, danny
    • particpate in veterns day parade and luncheon
    • band, initial approved $2000 to pay for band if short for 4 week, Had not cut into. Approved continue for another 5 weeks (bozeman,alex)
    • Money allocated for halloween
  11. Good of the Order:

    ¶  Buddy poppy road block on Oct 6th on 77¶  Need to get our Social Media functional (facebook). Comrade Harner said he will help.¶  Need to get card for Dave and offer any assistance he and Fran need (cut grass, etc)

  12. Closing Ceremonies performed and meeting Adjourned at 6:50pm by Jr Vice Commander Thornton.
Steven Alex
Adjutant