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Vfw post 175 meeting minutes june 2010

  1. 1. Doylestown Post 175 Veterans of Foreign Wars P.O. Box 1533 Doylestown, PA 18901 215-837-3644 vfwpost175@verizon.net www.vfwpost175.org June 1st 2010 Meeting Minutes A regular meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 175 was held on June 1st, 2010 at the Morgan Stanley Office, 4259 West Swamp Road Suite 400, Doylestown, PA. A quorum being present the meeting was called to order at 1900. Roll call of officers: Not Office Name Present Present Commander Matt Fisher x Senior Vice Commander Jim McComb x Junior Vice Commander Greg Marston x Adjutant Bob Staranowicz x Quartermaster Dennis Kazlaukas x Chaplain Jim Ryan x Officer of the Day NA Judge Advocate NA Surgeon NA Service Officer Karl Von Bueren x Trustee Jack Beaver x Trustee Mike Olenick x Trustee Fred Ewald x In addition to the officers listed above, the following members were in attendance: , Ed Krensel, Bill Severns, Warren Kimmel, George Myers, Chet Furtek, Al Szabo, John Boccadori, Bill Woehr, Duane Longfellow, Walt Konrad, Chris Serafin, Greg Nowakowski, Rich Scott, Jim Scanlon, Jim Webster, matt Pruitt. This list is not all inclusive. Membership Applications: Anthony Panacetti New members: None Minutes of the previous meeting: Approved Quartermaster’s Report: Disbursements $ 2407.30 Deposits $ 3608.00 Petty Cash $ 166.94 Service Officer’s report: Karl discussed the incident of the Desert Memorial being torn down. There is currently a reward of $125,000 for the perpetrator. Karl also discussed the possible demise of the USS Olympia in Philadelphia. Efforts are being made to save this shrine. Comrades in distress: None Commander’s report: • Next Quarterly Breakfast at Perkins: 17 Jul 9 AM/need headcount • Mail • Officer training July 10th • Grave Markers/Flags: 2 Cemeteries Completed • Great Quotes • MCN-BC Event Tuesday 15 June DelVal College 9 AM to Noon: no booth required
  2. 2. • 2010 Department Convention Gettysburg June 16th to 19th (Matt Fisher will attend) • Recruiting: unpaid members and list from Poppy Events • Board Meetings: Thursday before regular meeting 0715 Perkins (open to all/please RSVP) • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Doylestown Oktoberfest 9 Oct 4 PM to 8 PM: looking for volunteers to man collection points at the event (collection points for donated clothes to needy veterans) • Joe Solomon WW II Museum (Warren Kimmel) June 8th at 630PM • Camden Riversharks Game: Thank you to Bill Severns for driving o Comrade of the Year Award -- Rich Scott o Current Membership at 95 % Senior Vice Commander’s report: NA Junior Vice Commander’s report: NA Public Relations: Intelligencer has printed a short piece on the flag replacement activity but no picture was used. Channel 10 was contacted about the activity and asked Bob Staranowicz to film the activity and interview a few of the participants. The piece was filmed by Bob at Doylestown Cemetery and shown on Channel 10. The local VFW, VVA and American Legion were mentioned on the air as participants in this annual event. Educations Officer: Proposing Patriots Pen as a summer writing project for the participants. Poppies Coordinator: Absent but poppies sales were a great success again this year Past Commanders Report: Need Volunteers for next Neshaminy Manor Visit Other Business: Unfinished Business: o Ed Boom will take the lead on the Notary Public position o GWOT Memorial issue is still pending o VFW Pens have been produced and delivered o Motion from previous meeting rescinded icw Leo McHugh assistance for home repairs New Business: o Reward to Pete Llewellyn for Treasury Check (received) $2025.62 After several motions and discussion final approval for $200 Marston / Pruitt o Gift To Don Gee for Memorial Day Parade $150 McComb / Scott - approved o Survivor Benefit raise to $500 – Staranowicz / Serafin- approved o Limit the amount distributed in connection with a non-member’s death to a maximum of $500. -- McComb / Staranowicz- approved o Motion to establish scholarship funds in the amount of $1,000 each for CB East and CB West. The Scholarship Committee was appointed by the Commander and consists of: Jim McComb, Greg Marston and Greg Nowakowski / approved McComb / Marston -- Criteria Committee TBD Good of the Order: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned, according to ritual, at about 2100. The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, July 6th at 1900 at the Doylestown Morgan Stanley Office (4259 West Swamp Road, 4th Floor, Doylestown, PA). Respectfully submitted, Bob Staranowicz Adjutant