VFW Post 8600
Gadsden Alabama
PO Box 8601
Gadsden Alabama, 35902
Phone: 256.546.2440
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Post Membership Meeting September 8th 2020

## Wilson Parris VFW Post 8600 ## 817 Rainbow Drive Gadsden, AL 35901
  1. Opening Ceremony: Meeting called to order at 18:05 by Vice Commander Danny Thornton. Chaplain Woody Coheley gave opening prayer and all joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Guest: None
  3. Roll Call of Officers: 13 present, 1 excused Commander Shelley.
  4. Petition for membership: David Gibson service 1978-2011, Life Membership. Motion to accept by Kevin Dehn and second by Stacey Garmon.
  5. Reading highlights of previous minutes.
  6. Quartermaster Report of Income and Disbursements: Distributed and read. Motion to accept by Stacey Garmon, second by Jimmy Bozeman. Subject to Audit.
  7. Comrade in distress: none.
  8. Committee Reports:
    • Senior Vice Commander – Danny Thornton stated Buddy Poppy road block date set for 11/09/2020 in Rainbow City, AL.
    • House Committee – Jimmy Bozeman stated Karaoke on Saturday nights breaking even each month. On Friday nights started playing game “Name that artist”, when a person plays a song on the juke box. Stacey Garmon and Danny Thornton presented “Teacher of the year award” to Katie Sanford from Southside Elementary School on September 3rd, 2020.
  9. Reading of official Communications:
  10. Unfinished Business: Purchased AT&T - $74.00 a month. Counter offer for the sale of Post 8600 was rejected. Post 8600 sale price is no lower than $450,000.00.
  11. New Business:
    • Purchase of new VFW hats. Motion to accept by Steven Alex and second by Joe Harner.
    • 10/08/20 – 10/11/2020 – fall conference in Decatur, AL. Motion by Steven Alex and 2nd by Stacey Garmon to pay for 1 night stay and conference fee for 3 people.
    • Fund raiser – Commander Joyce Shelley purchased birth bath, benches, Alabama and Auburn stepping stones from Talladega VFW that closed down for $150.00. Items will be used as fund raiser for Post 8600. Money received will go into General Fund. Jimmy Bozeman motion to reimburse Commander Shelley $150.00. 2nd by Lorena Beam.
  12. Good of the Order:
    • Required programs, National Veteran’s Day November 10th. Post pandemic grants available - $2500.00 to qualify post must have less than $10,000 in the bank. We do not qualify.
    • Stacey Garmon – stated Dessert Storm Veteran Parade will be held May 30th in Washington DC.
    • Jimmy Bozeman requesting more support from our Post 8600 members.
  13. Closing Ceremonies – Performed and meeting adjourned at 6:48pm by Vice Commander Danny Thornton. Next meeting October 13, 2020.