Post Members Monthly Meeting


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, [Correspondence and hard copies of Reports are available in the VFW Post Office files.]



Commander St. Onge made the following temporary appointments for this meeting:  ComradeReyes– OOD. 

 Opening ceremonies for a regular meeting conducted in accordance with Veterans of Foreign Wars Ritual; meeting opened at 0800 hours.


Commander - Bud St. Onge – Present

Senior 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 – Present

Elementary Schools Chairman - Roger Limle – Excused

Seam 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 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.

Comrade 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 medical facilities.

It is best to attend the meetings so as to benefit from the extensive briefing as well as all the discussions.


 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


CHAPLAIN –Not present

HISTORIAN –Up to date

                                                                                                                                                                       COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN REPORTS:                                                              

 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.


SEAM SQUIRREL:SS Aukshun announced that due to lack of quorum we may not be able to install the newly elected officers today.


POW/MIA –Attached

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

Senior 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.

 Meeting closed 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

     Adjutant                                                 Commander