VFW Post 8600
Gadsden Alabama
817 Rainbow Dr
Gadsden Alabama, 35901
Phone: 256.546.2440
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Post Membership Meeting - June 2020

Post Membership Meeting June 9th 2020

Wilson Parris VFW Post 8600 - 817 Rainbow Drive Gadsden, AL 35901

  1. Opening Ceremony: Meeting called to order at 18:00 by Commander Shelley. Chaplain Woody Coheley gave opening prayer and all joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Guest: None
  3. Roll Call of Officers: 12 present, 2 excused (Adjutant – Andrew Plam and Service Officer Joe Harner) and 2 unexcused – Junior Vice – Phillip Garland and Will Campbell – Trustee 2
  4. Petition for membership: Dan White – Vietnam Veteran – waiting on credentials.
  5. Reading highlights of previous minutes: Stood as read. Motion to accept Danny Thornton and second Johnny Holmes.
  6. Quartermaster Report of Income and Disbursements: Distributed and read. Motion to accept by Danny Thornton, second by Jimmy Bozeman. Subject to Audit.
  7. Comrade in distress: None
  8. Committee Reports:
    • Senior Vice Commander – Danny Thornton gave out awards to the schools for Voice of Democracy. Teacher award given to Southside Elementary.
    • Brochures for next year need to be ordered for the Voice of Democracy Contest.
    • Buddy Poppy fund raising scheduled for November – Rainbow City, AL.
    • Danny Thornton will check with Johnson Grocery Store to see if we can have a Buddy Poppy fund raiser scheduled for November also.
    • More Buddy Poppies have been ordered but have not been received.
    • Joyce Shelley will try to reschedule Vietnam Veterans Program to September 2020.
    • House Committee – Jimmy Bozeman stated Karaoke will begin Saturday @6:00pm to 10:00pm or 11:00pm. Motion to hire Terry to work the bar Thursday, Friday, Saturday and during meetings. Looking to hire a new bartender. Liquor License due July 31, 2020.
  9. Reading of official Communications: As of May 31st VFW National membership is 98%, statewide membership is 96.34%. Our numbers reflect 103%.
  10. Unfinished Business: Sale of the Post. Post was listed on June 9th, 2020 for $495,000. Contract is a year contract. Currently looking for new location.
  11. John Brogdin suggest to open a room for pool table tournaments. Lorena Beam made suggestion to order new VFW T-shirts with new design.
  12. New Business: none
  13. Good of the Order – Change parking to the front of the VFW instead of parking in the back.
  14. Closing Ceremonies – Performed and meeting adjourned at 7:15pm by Commander Shelley. Next meeting July 14, 2020.