Col. B.J. Smith VFW Post 9892
Km 264 Natl. Hwy., #473 Pagdalagan Sur, Bauang, 2501, La Union, Philippines
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 Office files.]
MONTHLY MINUTES FOR: April 10, 2018
Commander St. Onge made the following temporary appointments for this meeting: ComradeReyes– OOD.
ceremonies for a regular meeting conducted in accordance with Veterans of Foreign Wars Ritual; meeting opened at 0800 hours.
Commander - Bud St. Onge – Present
Vice Commander - Andrew Dzurissin –Excused
Junior Vice Commander – Bobby Reyes–Present
Quartermaster –Charlie Spain–Present
Chaplain - James Rodgers –Excused
Trustee One – John Messaros – Present
Trustee Two –Thomas Darkus–Present
Trustee Three –Tim Aukshun– Present
Adjutant – Charles Spain - Present
Judge Advocate – Thomas Darkus - Present
Surgeon - Rhett Webber-Excused
Safety Officer – Rhett Webber – Excused
Service Officer – Bobby Reyes
Elementary Schools Chairman - Roger Limle – Excused
Squirrel – Tim Aukshun - Present
National Home/POW/MIA Chairman - Rhett Webber – Excused
There were 6 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: None
READING OF MINUTES: The Minutes from the March 2018meeting have been posted on the Post website and distributed via email. A motion to accept theminutes was made by Comrade Spain. Motion
was seconded by ComradeAukshun. No discussion. Motion approved.
QUARTERMASTER’S REPORT: We finished the month a little less than when we started
because of the Life Membership processing. When the district and the department stipends post, we will be in good shape. Come to the meeting for a full report.
Spain made a motion to accept thereport, subject to audit and signatures. Motion was seconded by Comrade Aukshun. No discussion. Motion approved.
READING OF BILLS: Thankfully None
SERVICE OFFICER REPORT: Comrade Reyes provided an in depth report stressing FMP payments and participating
It is best to attend the meetings so as to benefit from the extensive briefing as well as all the discussions.
OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE: None
COMRADE OR FAMILY OF A COMRADE IN DISTRESS: Comrade Camillo was
released from the hospital in Baguio and he has returned to the states. We wish him a speedy and complete recovery. No update on Comrade LaGrew or Rodgers.
SURGEON –Report Attached
JUDGE ADVOCATE -
CHAPLAIN –Not present
HISTORIAN –Up to date
COMMUNITY SERVICE- Comrade Reyes briefed that we have been submitting several reports each month. We need to continue our good works, and continue submitting them.
SAFETY REPORT - See attached.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & MICHAEL MURPHY MEMORIAL FUND:
SEAM SQUIRREL:SS Aukshun announced that due to lack of quorum we may not be able to install the newly elected officers today.
Membership Committee – The committee consist of the Chairman SVC Comrade Dzurissin, Comrade Spain, and Comrade Reyes.Membership is at 100.43. As such we qualify for All-State.
NOTE: For more information please read all attached committee chairman reports.
Motion to accept all committee
reports made by ComradeSpain; seconded by ComradeReyes. No discussion. Motion approved.
REMEMBER OUR NATIONAL HOME: A prayer was said in
remembrance of our National Home.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: McPherson Special Project: We are still awaiting information from the school
officials. Item Open
Flores School Project: Completed. Anyone wishing to donate items in the future should contact Comrade Aukshun. Item Closed
Election: The following comrades accepted their nominations and were duly elected to their respective offices by one unanimous vote.
Commander: Comrade Robert Reyes
Vice Commander: Comrade Andrew Dzurissin
Junior Vice Commander: Comrade Timothy Aukshun
Quartermaster: Comrade Charles Spain
Chaplin: Comrade James Rodgers
Trustee #1: Tom Darkus
Trustee #2: Comrade Fredrick Russian
Trustee #3: Comrade John Mesaros
The following positions are appointed positions that will be filled at the beginning of the
new term, at the June VFW meeting. Adjutant, Judge Advocate, Surgeon, Officer of the Day and Service Officer. If you have an interest in filling any of these appointed positions, contact Comrade Reyes.
Comrade Reyes made a motion to take out a P2000 ad in the American Legion Convention Book. The motion was
seconded by Comrade Aukshun. No discussion. Motion approved.
GOOD OF THE ORDER: Commander St. Onge briefed about renewing U.S. passports. It takes approximately
5 weeks, and the passport must be sent back to the states to have the pages installed. It is best to supply a pre-paid return envelope. The U.S. Embassy is not responsible for installing any Visa you may have with the Philippines. Until you can get your passport
updated by the Philippine government, it is best to carry the old passport with your visa reflected in it. Comrade Darkus suggested you staple the old passport to the back on the new one.
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50/50 Total: 600 pesos
Winner: Comrade St Onge300 Pesos (The March
13th winner was Pete Brozowski)
Post amount: 300pesos
Buddy Poppies: P290 which will go into the Post Relief Fund.
at0850hours in accordance with VFW ritual with 7 members present. The next Col B.J. Smith VFW Post 9892 meeting will be May 8@ 10:00 a.m. at Paradise Inn, Acapulco Beach, San Francisco, San Fernando City, La Union.
/s/Charlie Spain /s/Wayne
"Bud" St. Onge