Jeremy E. Ray Post 324
Jersey Village, TX
February 9, 2020
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
2nd Vice Commander Trenton Davis
Chaplain John Link
Sgt-at- Arms Wayne Huebner
Historian Robert Howard
and 8 other members for a total of 15 in attendance. A quorum was met and the meeting continued.
Acting Adjutant David Pyke read the minutes from January's meeting. Robert Howard made a motion to accept the minutes and it was seconded by Tom Zahn. Motion passed and was approved.
Finance Officer Jimmy Baughman reported that the available funds of Post 324 were $17,863.11 as of January 31, 2020. Motion to accept finance report pending further audit was made by Tom Zahn and seconded by Trenton Davis. Motion was approved by membership.
Two guests were introduced to the post. Marshall Lightfoot a former Boys State attendee will be entering the Navy. And Vince Rausch, who served in the Air Force and will be a new member of our post.
A. Vice Commander David Pyke reported information from the District 8 DEC. The Spring Convention will be held at the Channelview Post 644 on May 16. Attendees are asked to bring an auction item. Registration will be $20.
B. Chaplain John Link read a tribute to the four chaplains who sacrificed their own lives to save the lives of their fellow service members during WWII. February 3rd is observed each year as the day of remembrance.
C. Wayne Huebner reported on Boys State, both the informational meeting on May 3rd and the bus that leaves for Austin in June will be from the Parker Road Post 586.
Commander Stefanie Otto said it is time to nominate new officers. Current officers will remain, but anyone can apply for an officer position prior to voting at the March meeting. Installation of officers will take place in April.
Sick call remains as last month: Ron Lance, Tim Givens, Ted Lukeman- wife Janet on Chemo, but is improving, and Janet Donath. Howard Mead who has been in our prayers, passed away on January 21.
Post has donated $200 to the Sigmund Foundation Fund ($25 for each deceased member of the post.
A motion was made by Tom Zahn and seconded by Wayne Huebner to include Howard Mead who was no longer a member of this post, but was a past Commander of both this post and District 8.
Tom Zahn has equipment to benefit people with impaired sight and will donate to the needs of others.
Good of the Legion:
Trenton Davis reported that combindarms.us was established for the needs of veterans.
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 1645 hours. Our next scheduled meeting will be here at VFW Post 8905 on Sunday March 8th.
David W. Pyke