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: 12 December 2017
Commander St. Onge made the following temporary appointments for this meeting: Comrade Dzurissin – OOD.
ceremonies for a regular meeting conducted in accordance with Veterans of Foreign Wars Ritual; meeting opened at 1000 hours.
Commander - Bud St. Onge – Present
Vice Commander - Andrew Dzurissin – Present
Junior Vice Commander – Bobby Reyes – Excused
Quartermaster – Charlie Spain – Present
Chaplain - James Rodgers – Present
Trustee One – John Messaros – Excused
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 – Present
Squirrel – Tim Aukshun - Present
National Home/POW/MIA Chairman - Rhett Webber – Excused
There were 10 members in attendance. It was nice to see Paul Sullivan and Ben Patterson at the meeting. Fred Russian, now one of the usual suspects, took his familiar seat. It is really nice when members who live so far away
go out of their way to attend the meeting. Thank you.
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: Don Aukshun’s
Lifetime membership is being processed.
READING OF MINUTES: The Minutes from the 14 November 2017 meeting have been posted on the Post website and distributed
via email. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Comrade Spain. Motion was seconded by Comrade Rodgers. No discussion. Motion approved.
REPORT: Comrade Spain advised of us our slightly improving financial condition, thanks in most part by a very successful Chili Cook Off.
Rodgers made a motion to accept the November report, subject to audit and signatures. Motion was seconded by Comrade Aukshun. No discussion. Motion approved.
READING OF BILLS: Thankfully None
SERVICE OFFICER REPORT: No report. Comrade Reyes is still in route for his return from
the C of A.
OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE: None
COMRADE OR FAMILY
OF A COMRADE IN DISTRESS: Dave Ransom is not doing well. He is in need of surgery to his spine and is looking into the possibility of having it done at The Medical City Clark. Art Gaspard was unable to attend today’s meeting due to a sciatica flair up
in his leg, and he is reduced to using a walker. Now that’s not a pretty picture. Comrade Webber returned yesterday from the C of A and, we understand that it would not be prudent of him to try and make the trip up here. Rest up old friend and we’ll
see you next month. For those comrades out there, for whom we never receive a report, we still care about your welfare and hope your conditions improve.
SURGEON – none
JUDGE ADVOCATE - None
CHAPLAIN – None - All’s well.
HISTORIAN – Keepin things up to date as
COMMUNITY SERVICE- Comrade Reyes Not available to report
SAFETY REPORT - None
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & MICHAEL MURPHY MEMORIAL FUND: See attached
SS Aukshun reported that the Pre-CCO social netted P5000. 70 People were in attendance, and a good time was had by all. No Scratch today.
NATIONAL HOME None
POW/MIA – None
CCO Committee – Comrade Spain reported that we had the most successful
Chili Cook Off in recent history. He thanked everyone for a great team effort. Many things were donated, and many people volunteered to run vital activities during the CCO. A very special thank you to Emile, the spouse of Comrade Limle. For 25 years
Emile has recruited, prepped, and supervised the Miss Chili Pepper contestants.
Membership Committee – The committee consist of the Chairman SVC Comrade Dzurissin,
Comrade Spain, and Comrade Reyes. No new applications but, we will be processing the Life Membership for Comrade Aukshun’ son. Comrade Dave Ransom has also indicated he may purchase a life membership for his son.
NOTE: For more information please read all attached committee chairman reports.
to accept all committee reports made by Comrade Rodgers; seconded by Comrade Aukshun. No discussion. Motion approved.
REMEMBER OUR NATIONAL HOME:
A prayer was said in remembrance of our National Home.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None The Chili Cook Off is put to bed for another year.
NEW BUSINESS: It was voted and approved to hold a children’s Christmas Party 23 December 9AM to 11AM for Barangay San Francisco children ages 2 to 8 at Paradise In
Beach Resort. Comrade John Kelly has mailed a box of toys but, the box has not cleared Philippine customs yet. Comrade Spain has purchased lots of goodies and, will only charge the Post for what is used. We will purchase drinks locally and Comrade Aukshun
will once again serve as you know who. This is a budgeted item. Comrade Spain will make up for any shortfalls we may experience. Comrade Aukshun has a fistful of new twenty peso notes that he plans to hand out to the children.
GOOD OF THE ORDER: Commander St Onge briefed us on upcoming changes to the Phil Health program.
50/50 Total: 1000 pesos
Winner: Comrade St Onge
Winner amount: 500
Post amount: 500 pesos
P350 was donated for Buddy Poppies which will go into the Post Relief Fund.
Meeting closed at 1040 hours in accordance with VFW ritual with 10 members present. The next Col B.J. Smith VFW Post 9892 meeting will be 12 December 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. at Paradise Inn, Acapulco Beach, San Francisco, San Fernando City,
/s/Charlie Spain /s/Wayne
"Bud" St. Onge