American Legion Post 324
Jersey Village, TX
August 12, 2018
Commander Stefanie Otto called the August 12, 2018 meeting to order at 16:00. Officers present included Commander Otto, Vice Commander David Pyke, 2nd Vice Commander Donna McCarty, Finance Officer Jimmy Baughman, Service Officer Bob Riley, Sgt. At Arms Wayne Huebner, Chaplin John Lind, and Judge Advocate Trey Pryer. In addition to Post officers there were (5) Legion members in attendance. A quorum was met and the meeting continued.
Acting Adjutant Pyke read a brief summary of July's minutes. A motion to approve the minutes was made by Donna McCarty and seconded by Ron Lance. Motion was approved by membership.
Finance Officer Jimmy Baughman reported a beginning balance of $14,245.74 on 7-01-18. Total deposits of $1080.00 and withdrawals of $925.00 left an ending bank balance of $14400.74. With $300 in restricted funds, the available balance to the post is $14100.74. Trey Pryor motioned to accept the finance report and Donna McCarty seconded. Motion was approved by membership.
Guest Danny Macune, who represented our post at Boys State talked about his experience. Danny went to Cypress Christian School.
Vice Commander's Report:
Vice Commander Pyke reported a synopsis of the DEC held at Post 560. This included a requirement that all Post level officers on up need to take the Legion's Basic Training (www.legion.org/alei). Also, Adjutant training will be held at the Willis Post on August 18, 2018 from 9:00 to 15:00.
Commander Otto would like to get a committee together for fund raising ideas and for bringing people to our meetings. Also, a dinner get together is in the planning stage for December.
Chaplin John Lind asked for prayers for Tim Givens who has cancer.
Prayers needed for Howard Meade, former Post 324 Commander who also has cancer.
On a sad note it was learned that former Finance Officer, Pat Yaklin, passed away back on May 9, 2018.
A motion to reimburse Wayne Huebner for hotel expense of $318.72 incurred to attend the Department Convention in San Antonio was made by Donna McCarty and seconded by Bob Riley. Motion was approved by membership.
Curtis Haverty suggested that our post investigate partnering with a Jersey Village group for fund raising purposes.
The membership goal for Post 324 is now set at 215.
Service Officer Bob Riley was asked at Tomball VA if anyone would volunteer to transport veterans to the VA clinics.
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 16:50. The next meeting will be on September 9, 2018.
David W. Pyke
(Acting Post Adjutant)