Minutes were distributed. There were no corrections to the minutes and the minutes stand as read/distributed.
Copies distributed and discussed. As of yesterday (2018-07-09) we have $51,015.64 in the bank for a $6,390.08 profit since the beginning of 2018. Motion made and seconded to accepted report, motion carried subject to Audit.
Dave talked about the upcoming Dragon Boat race on Aug. 18th and if we will charge for parking. Discussed contract on ice machine and future possibilities. Told us we will be giving Mary and Dean one of the gift cards previously purchased as a thank you for their help at the Post. We have lowered the price of soft drinks for the canteen staff to half price. Joyce discussed her trip to hear a possible band for Saturday nights. Band charges a flat fee of $500. Also talked about cornhole, Karaoke and possibility of future money making endeavors such as pool tournaments. Dave brought up the possibility of a gun raffle. House committee suggested to get rid of Yahtze and replace it with a monthly 50/50 raffle.
¶ Elaborated on efforts to get the word out thru various means.
Official Communications read concerning fall School of Instruction in Decatur 11-14 Oct..Dave reminded us of working toward getting All American again this year. Reiterated that we need to keep our Community Service updated.
General Order #2 highlights were read to membership and some items were brought up for discussion.
¶ $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 . ¶ $500 allocated for Bingo equipment tabled for now.¶ 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.
Camera's are installed. We have spent $385 of $500 allocated. Still need one more installed. LED lights are in process of being installed.$1,100 due to Auxillary is on hold until they are stabilized. Need people from both Post and Auxillary to try to help identify persons in photo's of past Commanders.
¶ Jimmy needs to post election results on bulletin board. We need to go over roster and see who is close to expiration date on their membership. East Gadsden will be having a Veteran's Day program on Nov. 11th and all are invited. EMA is allowing us to use their signs to assist in our Buddy Poppy drive. District 2 meeting at Fort Payne on 26th.