Jeremy E. Ray Post 324
Jersey Village, TX
January 10, 2021
Regular Meeting - Minutes
Commander Stefanie Otto called the meeting to order at 1600 hours. There were 9 officers present:
Commander Stefanie Otto
Vice Commander David Pyke
Finance Officer Jimmy Baughman
Adjutant Larry Dick
Service Officer Bob Riley
Sgt-at-Arms Wayne Huebner
Chaplin John Link
Judge Advocate Trey Pryor
Historian Robert Howard
And 11 other members for a total of 20 in attendance. A quorum was met and the meeting continued.
Commander introduced transferred members to Post 324, Eugene Denham US Army and Mike Leonard US Air Force.
Adjutant Larry Dick read the minutes from December meeting. Robert Howard made a motion to accept the minutes and it was seconded by David Pyke. Motion passed and was approved by membership.
Finance Officer Jimmy Baughman reported that the available funds of Post 324 were $15,697.58 as of January 10, 2021. Motion to accept finance report pending further audit was made by Bob Riley and seconded by Trey Pryor. Motion passed and was approved by membership.
1st Vice David Pyke reported that Post 560 will have a Four Chaplin’s program on Sunday, February 7th from 3 to 4 pm.
Charity for each quarter and this quarter will be for Camp Hope. Adjutant will email out copy of the list of items needed for Camp Hope. Bring the items to the third month of the quarter meeting. Need to have suggestions for the second quarter charity.
Reminder that the Color Guard for the VFW still needs people and you will get $10 per funeral. If you are interested please contact Commander Otto for more information.
Oratorical was held at Post 560 we had one contestant from our post. Commander thanked Robert Howard, David Pyke and Tom Holler for the help. There was one winner Jay brother of the girl that won last year.
Boy State opens the first of the year but still deciding if virtual or in-person.
The gift cards we collected for the homeless vets in November between the three posts that participated, us 22, Tomball 40 and 560 4 for $1,625.
February we will be looking at new officers. Voting in March and install in April.
We received a letter from the family of Robert Wells, who recently passed away and she sent a check for $200 donation. Jimmy Baughman motioned we put this $200 in our charity Camp Hope for January and Tom Zahn seconded. Motion passed and was approved by membership.
Chapin Link contacted Mrs. Wells whose husband Robert passed away and was able to talk to her and give her a bible from the post.
Robert Howard had a discussion on a building of our own and our veterans that are homeless. Tom Zahn reported that his wife is leading the effort to support female veterans called Grace Under Fire.
TIM GIVENS – Cancer
TED LUKEMAN – Wife Janet Chemo
JAMES IRWIN – Cancer
TRENTON DAVIS – Wife Kristi
Good of the Legion:
Trey reported bus trips with Precinct 4 are starting up again
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 1700 hours. Our next scheduled meeting will be on Sunday, February 14th at 1600 hours and it will be in-person at VFW 8905.