MONTHLY MINUTES FOR: 13 September 2022

MONTHLY MINUTES FOR: 13 September 2022

The opening ceremony for a regular meeting was conducted in accordance with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ritual; the meeting opened at 1000 hours by Senior Vice Commander Dzurissin. Opening prayers were given by comrade Rodgers.

ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS

• Commander – Charlie Spain – Present (via video)

• Senior Vice Commander – Andrew Dzurissin – Present

• Junior Vice Commander – Edward “Pete” Brozowski - Present

• Quartermaster – Tim Aukshun - Present

• Chaplain - James Rodgers – Present

• Trustee One – Fred Russian – Present

• Trustee Two – Roscoe McGlynn - Present

• Trustee Three – Present Garret Bridges - Present

APPOINTED POSITIONS:

• Adjutant – Bud St.Onge – Present

• Judge Advocate – Bud St.Onge – Present

• Surgeon –Andrew Dzurissin – Present

• Safety Officer – Rhett Webber – Present

• Service Officer - Rhett Webber - Present

• Scholarship Committee Chairman—Tim Aukshun - Present

• Seam Squirrel – Rhett Webber – Present

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

• Webmaster – Pete Brozowski – Present

• Historian—Pete Brozowski - Present

• OOD – Garret Bridges – Present

There were 12 members in attendance

 SVC Commander Dzurissin recognized the following distinguished attendees:

• All past Department, District and Post Commanders.

   o Present Post 9892 Commander: Charlie Spain

   o Past Department, District 7 and Post Commander: Rhett Webber

   o Past All American District 7 and Post Commander: Tim Aukshun

   o Past District 7 and Post Commander: Bud St.Onge

READING, REFERRING MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: None

READING OF MINUTES: The Minutes from the August 9, 2022 meeting have been posted on the Post website and distributed via email. A motion to accept the minutes was made by comrade Brozowski seconded by comrade Rodgers, no discussion, motion approved.

QUARTERMASTER’S REPORT: Comrade Aukshun provided us a comprehensive report on the Post financials and made a motion to accept the report, as audited, seconded by comrade Brozowski, no discussion, motion approved.

READING OF BILLS: None

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE: None

COMRADE OR FAMILY OF A COMRADE IN DISTRESS:

• • The following comrades are still convalescing David Ransom, Larry Purdy, Jim Kiper and James Mann

REPORT OF SERVICE OFFICER: Attached

REPORTS OF OFFICERS:

• SURGEON: Attached

• JUDGE ADVOCATE: None

• CHAPLAIN: None

• HISTORIAN: None •

SAFETY OFFICER: Attached

COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN REPORTS:

• BUDDY POPPY: 340 pesos collected at today’s meeting

• COMMUNITY SERVICE: All CSRs should be inputted on the new VFW DPA page at www.vfwpacific.org

• NATIONAL HOME: Attached

• POW/MIA: None

• MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE REPORT: None

• BUDGET COMMITTEE: None

• SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE: None

• SEAM SQUIRREL: PT-7 will meet after todays VFW meeting.

• CCO COMMITTEE: The following documents are attached: CCO official rules, CCO entry form and CCO Invitation letter. This year’s CCO we will be held at the Sunset View Resort (formally JD’s) and now under Bella’s management. Bella’s has 6 rooms for rent, so if you want to stay there for this event, contact them now. Parking will be available at the Sunset View Resort (next door with separate entrance). Signs will be posted to direct people to the Sunset View Resort driveway. The event will take place on November 26th. We need volunteers to be Chili judges 9 (5 tasters). Also, if you are interested in assisting the post with this event, let us know. Due to high demand for raffle tickets, we distributed all we initially had, However we have printed 200 more. If you need more tickets let us know.

A motion was made by comrade Bridges to accept all committee reports, seconded by comrade Rodgers, no discussion. motion approved.

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 

• FPO: Military retirees living overseas may continue using their APO and FPO addresses until at least, February 2023. We expect further guidance on this before then.

• Comrade Rodgers suggested that we us, hand held, microphone to use at the next meeting for those in attendance that are having difficulty hearing. We all agreed it was a good idea. No motion necessary.

NEW BUSINESS: None

GOOD OF THE ORDER:

• Social Security annual questionnaire: If you receive one from SSA, be sure to fill it out and return it to them. It is unclear at this time if they have been mailed by SSA. Also inform SSA of any changes to your mailing address, marital status or dependents.

50/50 DRAWING: 50/50 drawing: Total 1100 pesos. Comrade Aukshun won 550 pesos (again) and the post received 550 pesos.

BUDDY POPPY:

The meeting closed at 1055 hours in accordance with the VFW ritual. The next Col B.J. Smith VFW Post 9892 meeting will be October 11, 2022 @ 1000, officers call at 0930. Location: Crown & Anchor Resto, # 475 National Highway, Barangay Pagdalagan Sur, Bauang, La Union.