Monthly Minutes Posted

American Legion Post 324

Jersey Village, TX

Regular Meeting Minutes

November 11, 2018

 

Commander Stefanie Otto called the meeting to order at 16:00. Officers present included Commander Otto, First Vice Commander Pyke, Finance Officer Baughman, Service Officer Riley, Sgt. At Arms Huebner, Adjutant Dick, Judge Advocate Pryor, Chaplin Link. In addition to Post officers there were (8) Legion members in attendance.  A quorum was met and the meeting continued.

 

Minutes:

            Adjutant Dick read the October minutes.  A motion to approve the minutes was made by David Pyke and seconded by Robert Howard.  Motion was approved by membership.

 

Finance Report:

            Finance Officer Baughman reported the available balance to the post is $13,641.07.  Wayne Huebner motioned to accept the finance report and David Pyke seconded.  Motion was approved by membership.

 

Committee Reports:

            1st Vice Commander Pyke discussed the DEC meeting and the granite bench the District is installing at the VA.  Jimmy Baughman motioned to donate $100 towards the bench from Post 324 and the motion was seconded by Tommy Huebner.  Motion passed and was approved by membership.

            Chaplin Link attended the service for post member John Overton who passed away and presented a bible to is family.

Sgt-at-Arms Huebner discussed the upcoming Oratorical Contest which will start on Friday, December 14th at 4pm at Jersey Village H.S.  District contest will be January 12th at 9am and Jersey Village Civic Center.  Boys State will open up for registration on January 1.

 

Unfinished Business

            Commander would like all officers to complete the AELI Training and other members are also encouraged to as well.  There is a lot of good information in the training about the Legion.

 

New Business

  1.             We will have a Christmas Lunch at Spring Creeks BBQ on December 9th from 3-5 pm. 
  2.             Before June 2019 please submit names of Legion of the Year Officers – First Responders.
  3.             Wreath’s Across America will be December 15th and the program starts at 11am.  Buses shuttle from Greens Point Mall to the Cemetery.
  4.             Houston National Cemetery is 2nd in the nation if size after Arlington National Cemetery.
  5.             Commander will have a meeting in January 2019 at 3pm for those interested in being on the committee to help raise funds for the post.

 

Sick Call:

            LARRY KEIL

            RON LANCE

            TIM GIVENS

            JESSE UNDERWOOD

            HOWARD MEAD

 

Good of the Legion:

  1.             DEC meeting presented “Gods Garage” where vehicles can be donated online to veterans.
  2.             Volunteers at the VA Hospital – there are 400 volunteers, Tomball, Katy and Richmond.  They have logged over 105,000 hours.
  3.             November 6th the Auxiliary downtown will be setup to wrap gifts and send to veterans.

 

Adjourn:

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 17:00. The next meeting will be on December 9th, 2018.  It will be at 3pm and our Family Christmas Lunch.

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Larry Dick

Adjutant

 

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