American Legion Post 324
Jersey Village, TX
October 8, 2017
Acting Commander Jimmy Baughman called the meeting to order at 16:00. Other Officers present were (5) and (4) other members for a total of 10 members and (1) guest. There was a quorum and the meeting continued.
Adjutant Dick read the David Pyke to accept and seconded by Robert Howard. Motion passed and was approved by membership.
Finance Office was absent due to sickness. There was no finance report.
Acting Commander Baughman introduced our guest, Joe Grubb from the VFW, and he is a member of the American Legion Rides and 40 and 8. He was inviting any post member interested to join the Legion Riders every second Saturday of the month, 9am at Harris County Smokehouse on 2920 Hwy, Tomball and join the Riders. They also meet every Thursday evening at 6:30 for a meeting and fellowship at 403 Eats Food Truck Park, 403 E Main St, Tomball.
1st Vice Commander Pyke reported that 4 members from the post attend the recent District 8 Fall Convention.
Sergeant – At – Arms Huebner reported on the Oratorical Contest.
Chaplain Link reported that Post 324 member, Julius Reid has passed away. He was a 26-year Air Force Veteran. Wayne Huebner discussed the Sigmund Fund and deceased members. Wayne is the Secretary. Scholarships are given to nurses that are going to school. $2000 has been sent to Baylor and Shriners in the past. Wayne made a motion to donate $50 in honor and name of Patrick Shirling and Julius Reid ($25 each). David Pyke seconded and the motion passed and was approved by membership.
And added Ron Lance
Acting Commander Baughman reported on :
City of Houston has decided that there will not be a Veteran’s Parade for 2017 and 2018 due to low attendance when the parade is held on a weekend.
The next 8th District DEC meeting is November 7th at Post 499.
The Fall Convention was discussed.
Adjutant will be writing checks today. These will be for $119.88 for annual website cost reimbursing Larry Dick, $62 for two membership renewals, and $50 for the Sigmund Fund and $80 to reimburse Wayne Huebner for attendance (4 people) to the 8th District Fall Convention.
Texas Heroes Memorial Wall is in memory of all Texas veterans that died in combat with pictures on the wall. Post 324 will be able to make use of this from February to May of 2018.
Good of the Legion
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 17:00. The next meeting will be November 12, 2017 at 16:00.