The American Legion
Herbert Griffin Post 19
Columbia, Tennessee


                                    Minutes from the JULY 2018 Meeting

Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19 met on July 3rd 2018. After the opening ceremonies, Commander Jimmy Lee called the
meeting to order at 6:47pm. There were 41 members present.

READING OF THE MINUTES: Adjutant Stephenson read the minutes from the June 2018 meeting. Two events that were held at
the Post were added to the monthly events calendar, otherwise the minutes were approved as read.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Finance Officer Donny Walters presented the financial report and it was made part of these minutes by

NEW MEMBERS AND GUESTS:  Detachment Commander of the Sons of the American legion, Bryan Hine, and his wife Melissa,
who is also the 7th District President of the Ladies Auxiliary and their daughter joined us from Post 146 in Loretto. 7th District
Commander, Donny Morris and his wife also joined us from Post 146 in Loretto. Commander Morris swore in our officers for 2018-
2019. We also had 2 new members and 2 guests.

                                                             COMMITTE E REPORTS

BASEBALL: Donny Walters gave updates about the baseball schedules and accomplishments of our sponsored teams.

FLAG FOLDING: Robert McAdams reported that Military Honors were provided for 2 veterans in June. Glenn Autry Rose and
Edward Dean O’Malley

HOUSE COMMITTEE: Kim Smith provided the following report of activities scheduled at the Legion for June
July 3rd          Legion meeting and Riders meeting
July 7th   
        James Gary auction
July 17th
        40 & 8 meeting
July 26th
        Blood Mobile

MEMBERSHIP: Bob Stephenson reported for Membership Chairman, John Hamilton that Post 19 has 580 members, 541 have
paid. We need 39 to meet our goal and stand at approximately 93.2%. These figures being reported are based on our unofficial
records, not as shown by the Department whose records take time to catch up.


VETERAN SERVICES: Veteran’s Service Officer, James Patterson’s report contained details of activities he was involved in as
Maury County’s Veteran’s Service Officer. He reported that 1002 veterans/ spouses/ or children of veterans were assisted in some
way during the month of June. Requests were filed for ten (10) military grave markers. We assisted 11 veterans and their families
with food, assisted 3 veterans and their families with part of their utilities. We bought gas for 3 veterans, and assisted 3 veterans
with finding a place for them to stay. Those and other details about how we are assisting Maury County veterans are now being
stored in the minutes log along with the financial report.

K CALL: Wayne Voss was added to the list. Post members on sick call are; Don Richardson, James Parrish, Robert P.
Norman, Jimmy Hill, Paul Carpenter, Larry Hann, William T. Wall, Charles (Dewey) Skellington, J.B. Napier, Bobby Harris, Billy
Stanfill, Wayne Voss, and Frank McBride.

POST EVERLASTING: Donny Walters announced that Ladies Auxiliary member, and spouse of a long time Legion member-
Virginia Alexandra, passes away.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 7th District Commander, Donnie Morris swore in our officers.
The new officers for Post 19 for the 2018-2019 year are:
                                 Darrell Van Dusen
1st Vice:                
                                Roger Gilliam
2nd Vice:        
                                       Terry Locke
3rd Vice:        
                                        Eddie Ables
                                        Bob Stephenson
Finance Officer:        
                            Donny Walters
                               Ray Dye
Veterans Services Officer:        
           James Patterson
Judge Advocate:
                                 Calvin Cheek
                                        Diane Burgess and Sharon Metheny

NEW BUSINESS: Gail Gilliam was honored during our meal so that all members would be present. James Patterson read a
proclamation from the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Beth Harwell. Sheila Butt was to present the
proclamation but asked James to do it in her absence.

Bob Stephenson was honored by outgoing Commander Jimmy Lee as Legionnaire of the year. Commander Lee thanked the post
for his year as commander.


It was announced that the Legion Riders would be meeting at 4:30 in the Club on Legion meeting nights instead of on the following

John Henderson was presented with his 50 year membership patch.

Bob Showed photos of the Wings and Wheels event that was held at the Maury County Airport. The 40 & 8 train was on display at
that event.

Gail Gilliam thanked the membership for help distributing poppies during the weekend of June 9th, and 10th.
Some of our Legion members assisted at various locations. She also thanked those who helped place flags on veterans graves.

GOOD FOR THE LEGION: A request was made by Richard Charles to have a flag folded for Kathy Weiss, a family member of a
deceased veteran. Members of the flag detail folded the flag during the meeting.
James Patterson filled in as acting Chaplain in Ray Dye’s absence.

CORRESPONDENCE: Adjutant Bob Stephenson read 2 thank you cards, one for conducting Military Honors for the family of Sam
Delk Kennedy, and one for our donation to Girls State from our Ladies Auxiliary.

There being no further business, Commander Van Dusen adjourned the meeting at 7:35 pm.
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

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.