Post Members Monthly Meeting

VFW POST 9892

A Reminder that the minutes of each meeting, are posted on our web site, www.vfwpost9892.com. [Correspondence and hard copies of Reports are available in the VFW Post files.]

 

MONTHLY MINUTES FOR: May 8, 2018

Commander St. Onge made the following temporary appointments for this meeting:  Comrade Dzurissin– OOD; Comrade Reyes -- QM/Adjutant; Comrade Darkus -- Chaplain/Installation Officer

 Opening ceremonies for a regular meeting conducted in accordance with Veterans of Foreign Wars Ritual; meeting opened at 1015 hours.


ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS

Commander - Bud St. Onge – Present

Senior Vice Commander - Andrew Dzurissin –Present

Junior Vice Commander – Bobby Reyes–Present

Quartermaster –Charlie Spain–Excused

Chaplain - James Rodgers –Excused

Trustee One – John Messaros – Present

Trustee Two –Thomas Darkus–Present

Trustee Three –Tim Aukshun– Present                                          

APPOINTED POSITIONS:

Adjutant – Charles Spain - Excused

Judge Advocate – Thomas Darkus - Present

Surgeon - Rhett Webber--Present

Safety Officer – Rhett Webber – Present

Service Officer – Bobby Reyes – Present

Elementary Schools Chairman - Roger Limle – Present

Seam Squirrel – Tim Aukshun - Present

National Home/POW/MIA Chairman - Rhett Webber – Present

There were 9 members in attendance.

Commander St.Onge recognized the following distinguished attendees:  All current and past Seam Squirrels, all past Post Commanders, District Officers and Department Officers.

 READING, REFERRING MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: Kevin W Hash was nominated for paid transfer to VFW Post 9892.   Nominated by Comrade Reyes and seconded by Comrade Webber.  Discussion ensued. Motion was passed.

 READING OF MINUTES:  The Minutes from the April 2018 meeting have been posted on the Post website and distributed via email.  A motion to accept the minutes was made by Comrade Reyes.  Motion was seconded by Aukshun. No discussion.  Motion approved.

 QUARTERMASTER’S REPORT: We finished the month a little more than when we started because of the DPA Life Membership Incentive. When the district stipend posts, we will be in good shape. Come to the meeting for a full report.

Comrade Reyes made a motion to accept the QM Report, as audited.  Motion was seconded by Darkus. No discussion.  Motion approved.   

  READING OF BILLS: Thankfully None

 SERVICE OFFICER REPORT:  Comrade Reyes reports that Tony Houston has replaced Don Melendy as Veterans Service Officer and will be attending VSO training in the United States.

 OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE: Brian Hamic, Adjutant / Public Affairs Officer from VFW Post 10223 requested our Posts support for his nomination and election to become the Department Surgeon, during the next term.  We concurred to support him.

  COMRADE OR FAMILY OF A COMRADE IN DISTRESS: No update on Comrade Rodgers.  REPORTS OF OFFICERS:

 SURGEON –Report Attached

JUDGE ADVOCATE - None

CHAPLAIN –Not present

HISTORIAN –Up to date

                                                                                                                                                          COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN REPORTS:                                                              

COMMUNITY SERVICE- Comrade Reyes reports that we have been doing well with our community service reports.  Keep up the good work.

SAFETY REPORT - See attached.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & MICHAEL MURPHY MEMORIAL FUND:  See attached

SEAM SQUIRREL: SS Aukshun announced that there will be a Scratch and Installation after the Post Meeting.

NATIONAL HOME - Attached

POW/MIA –Attached

Membership Committee – Membership is at 100.43. As such we qualify for All-State.  Comrade Reyes commented that if we know of any other members to who to join us to bring them in to help VFW Department of the Pacific to reach 100% also.

 NOTE:  For more information please read all attached committee chairman reports.

 Motion to accept all committee reports made by Aukshun; seconded by Comrade Reyes.  No discussion.  Motion approved.

 REMEMBER OUR NATIONAL HOME:  A prayer was said in remembrance of our National Home.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:    

    • McPherson Special Project: Comrade Reyes reports discussion with Principal Flores of Parian Este Elementary School and Rotary, revealed that the school will not be able to provide labor for the Public toilet/roof/Home economics class project.  It also required a water supply and sewage project.  Principal Flores said that he wouldn't be able to have labor until mid-school year.  Principal Flores will contact us when he is ready for the project.  Item Closed.

    • VFW Post 9892 advertisement in the American Legion Convention Book has been sent and paid for with the Post paying P2000, Comrade Benoit paying P2000 and Comrade Reyes paid P1500.  Item Closed.

 

Election: The following comrades were installed in ceremony to their elected positions effective at the completion of the VFW Department of the Pacific Areas Convention in Ban Chang, Thailand on June 13, 2018. Installation Officer was Past Post Commander, Comrade Tom Darkus.

 Commander: Comrade Robert Reyes

Senior Vice Commander: Comrade Andrew Dzurissin

 Junior Vice Commander: Comrade Timothy Aukshun 

 Trustee #1: Tom Darkus

Trustee #2: Comrade Fredrick Russian

Trustee #3: Comrade John Mesaros

Adjutant:  Bud St Onge

Judge Advocate:  Tom Darkus

Surgeon: Rhett Webber

 The following Elected Officers will be installed at the next meeting.

Quartermaster: Comrade Charles Spain

Chaplin: Comrade James Rodgers

 All elected and the appointed positions will be filled at the beginning of the new term and be listed in the upcoming General Order #1 (2018-2019 series) prior to the June VFW meeting. 

NEW BUSINESS: None

GOOD OF THE ORDER: 

    • VFW Post 9892 honor Memorial Day on May 27, 2018 at 0900 at Forest Lake Memorial Cemetery at the grave site of Emory Russell.  After a ceremony, we will then separate to place flags on the graves of US Veterans at Forest Lake, Holy Gardens Memorial Parks and San Fernando City Public Cemetery.

    • There will be an VFW Post 9892 Officers Installation Social today at 1300 (1:00 pm) at Enzo's Sports Café and Grill in Bauang, La Union.  All VFW Members, their significant others, and guests are invited to attend.  Food and drink will be offered for free from 1300 to 1500 (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

    • Because of the Department Convention in Ban Chang, Thailand it was felt that in order to present up to date information to the post, the next VFW Post 9892 meeting will be held on June 19, 2018 at 1000.

    • Don’t forget sign up for the Action Corps Weekly!

DRAWING

50/50 Total: 900 pesos

Winner:  Comrade Webber 450 Pesos (Comrade Webber donated the P450 back to the post)

Post amount: P900 total to the post

 Buddy Poppies: P360 which will go into the Post Relief Fund.

 Meeting closed at 1130 hours in accordance with VFW ritual with 9 members present.  The next Col B.J. Smith VFW Post 9892 meeting will be June 19, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m. at Paradise Inn, Acapulco Beach, San Francisco, San Fernando City, La Union.

 /s/Bobby Reyes                                      /s/Wayne "Bud" St. Onge

     Adjutant (temp)                                                Commander