VFW Meeting March 2018
Meeting opened by the Commander.
Quartermaster and Sargent at Arms were absent.
The reading of the minutes were accepted.
The Quartermaster report was accepted
We are sending Scott Molten and his wife along with Terry to visit the National Home.
Service Officer Report. - TN and Robertson county have low unemployment. We have lots of requests for assistants. We are working with a Veteran from Cedar Hill who has lost his leg. It is budget time and we are working on a new budget. We are down to 4 Kroger cards. Also need more bus passes. We have a Veteran who may need a ride to his cataract surgery in May. Asking if some Veterans would write a letter of support to the Service Office that they can take to the budget meeting.
The VFW voted to give $250 to the service office.
Veteran’s Court – this month they are getting a new veteran in the program. It was brought up that the Director has resigned.
District Meeting on March 26. Members are ask to bring a side.
Bluegrass Festival – we will be sitting up on April 27 at 3 pm. We will be taking the trailer down this year.
Motorcycle ride – hoping to have a new group of riders this year. It will be on Sept 27. Auction items needed.
Unfinished Business – Dues are still a concern. We are close to becoming All American. Joe and Richard are making calls to members who need to pay their dues.
New Business – Honor detail needs to hold a practice.
New annual Event – Faster Post Race, will be before Memorial Day. Winning post gets the trophy.
Ken is trying to get the Agent Orange Foundation on the news to help raise awareness.
We voted $800 for the purchase of T-shirts. Keeping both styles.
Buddy Poppy will be on May 26 at 7 locations. We have close to 10,000 poppies.
We voted to buy a table cover and a magnetic sign.
Jimmy Lee is at Waters, Raymond Vaughn is at home, Billy Mooreland is back in the Hospital.
Nominations – Commander, Scott Lyburger; Senior Vice, Buzzard; Junior Vice, Jessie; Quartermaster, Scott; chaplain, Joe; Judge Advocate, Ken; Surgeon Bill Gorell; 3rd year Trustee, Gary; Sargent at Arms, Jessie Wayne, Service Officer, Terry. All Officers were voted in by Accumulation.