VFW Post 8600
Gadsden Alabama
PO Box 8601
Gadsden Alabama, 35902
Phone: 256.546.2440
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Post Membership Meeting - February 2019

Wilson Parris VFW Post 8600
817 Rainbow Drive
Gadsden, Alabama 35901
  1. Opening Ceremony: (00:01:45) Meeting Opened on Feb 12th, 2019 at 6:10pm by Commander Shelley. Chaplain Saunders gave opening prayer. Pledge of Allegiance recited by all members present.
  2. Guests:
  3. Roll Call of Officers:(00:04:00)
    13 Present, 3 excused(Tr3,OD,Surg). Cmdr, SVCmdr, JVCmdr, Qmst, Chap, Tr3, Tr2, Tr1, HC1, HC2, HC3, Surg, Serv, Adj, OD, JudgA
  4. Petitions For Membership:
    Robert Freeman, a transfer from Talladega. David W Coach, Former ANG Member. Both qualified. Motion to accept by Beam, seconded by Holmes. Motion passed
  5. Reading highlights of previous minutes.(00:06:45 )
    Minutes were distributed/read and will be posted on web site later. There were no corrections or additions to minutes and the minutes. Motion may by Holmes, seconded by Beam to accept minutes stand as read/distributed. Motion passed
  6. Quartermaster Report of Income and Disbursements (00:07:11 )
    Copies distributed and discussed. As of today (2019-02-12) we have $42,145.62 in the bank for a $834.98 loss since the beginning of 2018. Motion made and seconded (Holmes,Thornton) to accepted report, motion carried subject to Audit.
  7. Comrade in Distress: (00:14:10)
    • Comrade Thornton gave a positive update on Comrade Sonny Boyer
    • Need to check on Gene McBride
    • Comrade Dehn wife in hospital
  8. Committee Reports. (00:20:14)
    • Comrade Thornton reported on programs
      • $800 approved to buy business supplies needed to be purchased for programs, Ordering.
      • Legislative reports submitted by Danny and Holmes.
      • Got permits for upcoming Buddy Poppy drives in May.
    • Canteen and House Committee reports given by Commander Shelley.
      • Because of health reasons, Comrade Holmes has resigned as House Committee chairman, a position he took over with Comrade LaPoints passing. Comrade Harner will take over for the time being.
      • Interviewed a candidate for a new temporary bartender.
      • Voted on extending happy hour from 3 until 6, 7 days a week. Maybe some snack on Friday trying to boost Fridays.
      • Update on Band, down to every other week or maybe just special events (holidays), which may be monthly.
      • Valentines day dance coming up. St Patrick's day planning.
      • The Back 40 is going to do a benefit for us the Thursday(23rd) before memorial day. We need to supply tables and servers.
      • Blood drive on memorial day, along with the Buddy poppy drive
  9. Reading of Official Communications: (00:41:20)
    General Order #9 highlights were read to membership and some items were brought up for discussion. District meeting Feb 24th Arab
  10. Unfinished Business: (01:17:30)
    • 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. Need people from both Post and Auxiliary to try to help identify persons in photo's of past Commanders.
    • Question raised about Post paying due out of Relief fund. Might have to ask question at Department level. Someone needs to get answer to question.
  11. New Business: (00:50:00)
    • Comrade Alex made motion to purchase a modern POS system, estimated cost of $75 a month. It would reduce much of the tasks assigned to the Bar manager (and reduces pay of manager). Harner seconded. We need to go over terms of contract. (its a 36 month contract, basically $75 a month for remaining months if you quit early). Motion passed if contract accepted by House Committee.
  12. Good of the Order: (00:58:21)
  13. Closing Ceremonies: (00:59:22) Performed and meeting Adjourned at 8:05pm by Commander Shelley. Next meeting March 12th, 2019.
Steven Alex

Profit & Loss For Period Covering 2019-01-01 to 2019-03-12

Dues Income
Interest Income
Other Income
Total Income
Licenses and Permits
Professional Fees
Total Expenses
Curr Assets41,980.6018,372.7721,339.36-2,966.5939,014.01