The American Legion
Herbert Griffin Post 19
Columbia, Tennessee
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                             Minutes from the MARCH 2021 Meeting

Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19 met on March 2nd, 2021. Commander Terry Locke called the meeting to order at 6:00.
There were 32 members present.


Chaplain Eddie Rogers offered the opening prayer.


READING OF THE MINUTES: Adjutant Metheny read the minutes from our February 2nd ,2021 meeting, and approved as read.
 
FINANCIAL REPORT: Finance Officer Donny Walters submitted the financial report and it was made part of these minutes by
attachment.


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EW MEMBERS AND GUESTS: O.C. Davis, retired U.S. A.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Veterans Services: Cory Cummings or Malachais Gaskins were not present

Cub Scout Report: Pam Minnehan reported on February 27th Cub Scouts held their pinewood derby race at the post, with
100% moving forward to the district race.  The district race will be held at EA Cox Middle School on March 6th.

HALL MANAGER: Diane Burgess reported the American Red Cross used the hall collecting 28 pints of blood.
        
MEMBERSHIP: Donny Walters gave the membership report.  Our new quota for 2021 is 515 members, 420 have paid.
We still need 95 and we stand at approximately 82%. Make sure you have paid your dues. They are $50.00 for 2021.
They can be paid either on-line, by mail, or here at the Post. Our new membership year began July 1st.

SICK CALL: Post members on sick call are; Don Richardson, Robert P. Norman, Jimmy Hill, William T. Wall, Bobby Harris, Donald
Taylor, Kirby Howell, Frank McBride, and Wayne Roberts, Jimmy Lee, Jack Stanfill, Archie Steen Jr.

POST EVERLASTING: 2/4/21 Michael Lee Herbert, 2/8/21 Daniel Huto (Florida), Eugene Miller passed in 2020.

FLAGS FOLDED: 2/5/212 Porter Alexander 2/6/21 Freddy Bray, 2/9/21 Harold Church, 2/16/21 Billy Clark, 2/21/21 Don Orr,
& Jack Sowell Jr., 2/26/21 Melvin Potts & James W. Callen, 2/28/21 Charles Simpson

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Columbia Mule Day Auction will be held April 9th, 30 $20.00 items are still needed to fill our
obligation.  Chaplain Eddie Rogers suggested that a hat be passed around for those who have not brought anything could donate
$20.00 at this time.  When the hat came back, the Legions obligation was fulfilled.

NEW BUSINESS: Donnie Walters reported that the American Legion Baseball has two teams registered and are ready to play.
Diane Burgess made two motions for the Post to donate $200.00 to the Special Olympics and the Gold Star Mothers, the motions
were seconded and passed by members voting.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Member of Post 19 were honored who have reached milestones in their continuous membership.
Present to receive their awards were:
Howard R. Fitzgerald – 50 Years of membership
Robert L Prentice – 50 Years of membership
Those not present but were recognized in their absences:
Thomas H. Mcandless – 50 Years of membership
Billy G. White – 60 Years of membership
Willard B. Grimes – 70 Yrs of membership
George A. Horne Jr. – 75 Years of membership.         

The Legion Riders will meet on Monday at 6:00 pm.

Chaplain Eddie Rogers made himself available to teach anyone interested in learning how to organize an oratorical contest.

Seventh District Meeting – District Convention will be held Thursday April 15th beginning at 6:00pm at post 173 McMinnville.
Baked spaghetti on the menu for $10.00.  A District Commander will be nominated and elected.

Bob Stephenson asked if anyone that would be interested in learning how to present the graphics at future meeting to see him.

If you can help with Military Honors as a flag folder, contact Donny Walters at (931) 215-5581

GOOD FOR THE LEGION: Bob Stephenson stated that Post 19 ballcaps are available after the meeting for $21.00 each.

There being no further business, Commander Terry Locke adjourned the meeting at 6:40 pm.

Minutes
Post 19 Executive Committee

The Post 19 Executive Committee met on November 16, 2015. The following members were present; Tom Dubois, Roger Gilliam, Donny
Walters, Richard Davis, Earl Pettus, Bob Stephenson, Gary Fisher, Charles Sanders, and James Patterson.

Past Commander Gary Fisher called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.

Item 1: Regarding the possibility of relocating Post 19, the committee reviewed a draft listing agreement. The motion was made by James
Patterson that the Commander and Judge Advocate be the signees of the agreement if implemented. The motion was 2nd and passed.

Item 2: Roger Gilliam provided a PowerPoint presentation that explains the logic behind selling the Post 19 property. Tom Dubois moved
that the presentation be given at the December meeting and a vote of the members present be taken to determine if we should move
forward with this effort. The motion was 2nd and passed.

Item 3: Tom Dubois introduced Brian Sullivan, Executive Director of the Duck River District of the Boy Scouts. Mr. Sullivan asked Post 19
to sponsor a Cub Scout pack at a cost of $40.00 per year. The Post will be the meeting place and someone will have to be available to
provide access for the meetings. Tom moved that the sponsorship be brought before the membership for approval. It was 2nd and
passed.

Item 4: Roger Gilliam reported that he had been unable to find anyone willing to look at repairing the leaks in the club roof.

Item 5: Roger Gilliam reminded the committee of the need to schedule a work day to add dirt to the outside foundation area behind the
storeroom to solve the leaking problem. No date was set.

Item 6: It was suggested that a list of specific requirements be provided to the Post Manager to insure the Post building is clean and
equipment is properly stored.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:15 PM.

Respectfully submitted, Roger Gilliam, Post 19 Adjutant.