Jeremy E. Ray Post 324
Jersey Village, TX
October 10, 2021
Regular Meeting – Minutes
Commander Stefanie Otto called the meeting to order at 1600 hours. There were 7 officers present:
Commander Stefanie Otto
Vice Commander David Pyke
Finance Officer Jimmy Baughman
Adjutant Larry Dick
Service Officer Bill Brown
Sgt-at-Arms Wayne Huebner
Historian Robert Howard
Judge Advocate Trey Pryor
And 6 other members for a total of 13 members and 2 quests in attendance. A quorum was met and the meeting continued.
Adjutant Larry Dick read the minutes from the September meeting. Bill Brown made a motion to accept the minutes and it was seconded by Jerry Roberts. Motion passed and was approved by membership.
Finance Officer Jimmy Baughman reported that the available funds of Post 324 were $13,699.92 as of October 1, 2021. Motion to accept finance report pending further audit was made by Robert Howard and seconded by Trey Pryor. Motion passed and was approved by membership.
Commander Otto welcomed guests Charles Wright, Marine and he is transferring is membership to Post 324. Also, Richard Ater, Air Force, Chaplin and he is joining Post 324.
Service Officer Bill Brown assisted a family by providing four Legionnaire volunteers representing Post 324 to serve as pall bearers at the Memorial Service at Houston Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Bill also assisted a recent widow with support on financial concerns, VA Claims and application for Veteran Property Tax Exemption. Our biggest Support here came from assuring her she was not alone and she had an advocate in the American Legion. She was directed to the Texas Veterans Commission in Tomball and very grateful for the assistance.
Bill also attended the District 8 convention as a post delegate on October 2, 2021
Historian Robert Howard has authored an autobiography and is finishing to get it printed.
VA still need underwear, any colors.
Blue Santa, collecting unwrapped toys for the Houston Police Dept.
Oratorical contest will be in January.
We will have our Family meal at the December 12th, meeting at Spring Creek BBQ from 4-6pm.
Bill Brown attended the District 8 at Post 560. There was training on the 4 Pillars and lots of programs available. Post 490 has been had a fire and is now a total loss. Post 827 was once a Black member only for years. The members are doing what they can to rebuild the post. For those who may not know, the Legion has a Felony Court is you need one. Jimmy Baughman discussed the Felony Court.
We will be hosting the DEC meeting on November 2 @ the VFW 8905. It will be from 6 to about 9.
Officer of Quarter will be October 18 at 7pm in the Jersey Village Civic Hall.
We have a Color Guard and they are working hard for Veteran’s Day. They are – Stefanie Otto,Trey Pryor, Jimmy Baughman, Bill Brow and Jerry Roberts.
TIM GIVENS – Cancer
TED LUKEMAN – Wife Janet Chemo
TRENTON DAVIS – Wife Kristi
JOHN LINK – Wife Penny
JEAN DICK – Surgery
STEFENIE OTTO – Mother-in-law Marian
Good of the Legion
Wayne Huebner reminded us they have a group meeting on PTSD Monday’s at Katy and it is helping the veterans. The guess speaker this past week was Grace After Fire.
Marines Birthday is October 10th at Rio and the Marines New Charter for Texas will be installed October 28th.
There being no other business the meeting was adjourned at approximately 1720 hours. Our next scheduled meeting will be on Sunday, October 10th at 1600 hours (4pm) at VFW 8905, Hwy 290.