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118A Legion St, Easley, SC 29642-1657

American Legion Post 52

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

OPENING:

  • MEETING OPENED BY COMMANDER WILSON

  • OPENING PRAYER

  • MINUTES FROM AUGUST 2018 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

    POST EVERLASTING

  • L. PRESSLEY

  • PAUL RINALDO

  • DON HILTON

     

    SICK CALL

  • JOHN BOYD

  • HARRY DEWICK

  • BILLY BEAVERS

  • JOHNNIE BEASLEY

  • STEVE SALLEY

  • B.B. HOOKER

  • HAROLD WHITLOCK

  • BILL ROSS

  • CARL LAYMAN

  • ROCKY PROSSER

  • SID BUCKLEY II

  • BOB RAKER

  • RICHARD PAVLICK

  • RALPH BUCHNER

  • JOHN MCINTYRE

  • JOE JONES

  • Mike McCoy

  • Dub Fortner

  • Troy Pace

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    MEMBERSHIP

  • 145 MEMBERS paid = 70% of the membership have paid their 2019 dues.DON’T FORGET TO ASK ALL FEMALE VETERANS.FEMALE’S MAKE UP 28% OF THE MILITARY TODAY.

     

    OLD BUSINESS

  • WE PURCHASED 10 DEPARTMENT 100 YEAR COMMENTATIVE COINS 7 ARE SOLD

  • WE PURCHASED 2 SHIRTS AND 2 HATS THAT ARE PRESOLD

    NEW BUSINESS

  • 200 OF THE NEEDED 300 WREATHS HAVE BEEN ORDERED WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DECEMBER 15, 2018 AT 10 AM IN ROBINSON MEMORIAL GARDENS

  • GUN RAFFLE REMINDER – THE TICKET SALE WILL START NOVEMBER 17, 2018, TICKETS WILL BE DRAWN STARTING THE FIRST WEEK OF JULY 2019 AND WILL BE DRAWN UNTIL THE LAST WEEK OF JUNE 2020

  • POST 52 DONATED $1500 TO MEALS ON WHEELS TO HELP FUND THE COST OF FEEDING VETERANS ON THE DAILY ROUTE. THE FUNDS WERE COLLECTED DURING THE BELK CHARITY DAY SALE. MEALS ON WHEELS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO DELIVER THE MEALS.

  • THE CHRISTMAS PARTY IS SCHEDULED AT SMITHFIELDS DECEMBER 4, 2018 AT 6:30 PM.THE MENU WILL BE FRIED CHICKEN, ROAST BEEF, GREEN BEANS, MASHED POTATOES AND GRAVY, BANANA PUDDING AND PEACH COBBLER

  • THE VETERANS DAY SPEAKER WILL BE RETIRED ARMY JAMES STEWART. JAMES IS THE CHAPLAIN FOR THE NATIONAL PURPLE HEART ASSOCIATION. WE WILL BE RECOGNIZING ALL PURPLE HEART RECIPIENTS

  • POST 52 HAS BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND, MARCH, OR RIDE IN THE VETEANS DAY PARADE IN LIBERTY NOVEMBER 11, 2018 AT 2 PM.IF YOU HAVE A FLATBED WILL YOU VOLUNTEER YOUR FLATBED TO ALLOW THE MEMBERS TO RIDE ON.

  • THE FALL CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD THIS WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 28, 29, AND 30 AT THE MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN, COLUMBIA SC. EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND.

  • BONES AND SAM GAVE A REPORT ON THEIR MEETING WITH NHE MANAGEMENT COMPANY

  • WE MENTIONED THE HONOR GUARD DURING THE LAST MEETING, WHAT HAS BEEN DECIDED.A VOLUNTEER SHEET IS ON THE FRONT TABLE.

  • DON’T FORGET THE FALL FESTIVAL NEXT WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 FROM 8 AM TO 3 PM.THE LADIES AUXILIARY IS INVITED TO HELP

  • THE STUDENTS WHO ATTENDED PALMETTO BOYS AND GIRLS STATE WILL BE OUR GUEST NEXT WEEK, FREDDIES WILL BE HERE WITH THEIR TURTLE SPECIALS

  • WE WILL BE ASKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR VETERAN DAY USHERS NOVEMBER 10, 11 AM, 2018 AT ROBINSON MEMBORIAL GARDENS

  • THE MEMBERSHIP WORKSHOP THAT WAS SCHEDULED SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SOMETIME IN OCTOBER.

  • WE SHOULD DESIGNATE AN AMOUNT TO DONATE TO CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES AND THE SALVATION ARMY FOR CHRISTMAS. THE EXECUTIVE BOARD AGREED TO $500.00 EACH

  • EVERY YEAR WE HAVE DONATED TO THE FOLLOWING AMERICAN LEGION NATIONAL FUNDS TO ASSIST VETERANS.THEY ARE:

    (1) THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY FUND, $1,000 – VOTED ON BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

    (2) OPERATION COMFORT WARRIORS, $500.00

    (3) TEMPORARY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, $500.00

  • (4) THE FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORK. $500.00

  • THE QUESTION IS HOW MUCH SHOULD WE DONATE TO EACH PROGRAM.WHEN WE SELL POPPY’S, WE AGREE TO ASSIST VETERANS.THIS YEAR WE COLLECTED $5500 FROM POPPY SALES AND ACCORDING TO THE RULES OF SELLING POPPIES WE AGREE TO DONATE $5500 TO VETERANS.SO FAR WE HAVE DONATED $1500 TO PICKENS COUNTY MEALS ON WHEELS AND DESIGNATED THE FUNDS BE USED TO HELP FEED VETERANS ON THE DAILY ROUTES.

  • POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY IS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

  • RECENTLY BRETT REISTAD, 36 MEMBER OF THE LEGION AND POST 270 IN MCLEAN VIRGINA WAS ELECTED NATIONAL COMMANDER FOR 2018/2019

  • FREDDIES AGREED TO SERVE CUSTARD AT OUR MEETING SEPTEMBER 25, 2018.

  • AMERICAN LEGION ON MARCH 11, 2019.MAKE YOUR PLANS TO ATTEND.WE WILL HAVE SPECIFIC DETAILS FOR YOU LATER.

    CLOSING

  • CLOSING PRAYER

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    BELK CHARITY DAY SALE$1554.00

  • FLAG AND EMBLEM$1952.21

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    WREATHS (200 ON ORDER)$3000.00

  • FLAG & EMBLEM$2168.75

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    TOTAL                                                                                                                      $14,948.26

    DIFFERENCE                                                                                                           (- $1939.05)

     

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