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Herbert Griffin Post 19
Minutes from the MAY 2019 Meeting
Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19 met on May 7th 2019. After the opening ceremonies, Commander Darrell Van Dusen
called the meeting to order at 6:35pm. There were 41 members present.
READING OF THE MINUTES: Adjutant Stephenson read the minutes from the April 2018 meeting and they were approved as
FINANCIAL REPORT: Finance Officer Donny Walters presented the financial report and it was made part of these minutes by
NEW MEMBERS AND GUESTS: We had two candidates for Boys State and their families as guests. We had three other guests
and one new member.
BASEBALL: No more baseball reports until the season begins.
FLAG FOLDING: Robert McAdams reported that Military Honors were provided for
7 veterans in April: Ronald Edward Lovell,Jr.; Cecil Blair Pogue; Robert Carroll “Bob” McVicker; Alton B. Fulbright;
Earl Pettus; James “Jimmy” T. Southall; and Daniel Batey.
HOUSE COMMITTEE: Kim Smith provided the following report of activities scheduled at the Legion for May.
May 4th Hall Rented Auction
May 5th Volunteer Girls State Tea
May 7th Post 19 meeting
May 13th Legion Riders Meeting
May 14th Cub Scouts meeting
May 17th Hall Rented
May 18nd Club rented
May 23rd Blood Mobile
MEMBERSHIP: In the absence of John Hamilton, Donny Walters reported that Post 19 has a quota of 580 members, 527 have
paid. We need 53 to meet our goal and stand at approximately 91%. Make sure you have paid your dues. They can be paid either
on-line, by mail, or here at the Post. Our new membership year begins July 1st.
VETERAN SERVICES: Coray Cummins has volunteered to be our Veteran’s Services Officer for Post 19. Gabriel Wren, one of
the two Maury County Veterans Services Officers was present and addressed the membership.
SICK CALL: Post members on sick call are; Don Richardson, Ray Dye, James Parrish, Robert P. Norman, Jimmy Hill, Larry Hann,
William T. Wall, Charles (Dewey) Skellington, J.B. Napier, Bobby Harris, Donald Taylor, David Wise, Billy Stanfill, Larry Watts,
Wayne Voss, John Hamilton, and Frank McBride.
POST EVERLASTING: We lost 2 member of our Post in April: Earl Pettus, and Cecil Pogue.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Officers were elected. A motion was made and seconded and the officers of record for 2019-2020 were
unanimously voted in. There were no disputed offices.
The Post 19 officers for 2019-2020 will be installed at our July 2nd meeting.
NEW BUSINESS: A motion was made and was passed at our April meeting for Roger Gilliam to become a signer on the Post 19
savings bank accounts. Roger thinks it should be the commander of each year to be the second signer on the account. The issue
is still unresolved. The Post Savings that is still lacking a second signer is: Account# 4838413
We will be reinstating our “Scouting Report” as part of our monthly agenda. Pam Minnehan will deliver that report.
A motion was made to sponsor a Cub Scout Pack. The motion passed, but there were some opposed votes cast. Sam Richardson
wanted it to be a matter of record that he cast a NO vote.
Mike Lavender requested funds to help send 17 veterans to the “Golden Age Games” that are being held in Anchorage Alaska. A
hat was passed to raise more funding for the event.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Post 19 has by far the most delegates and the strongest voice in the 7th District at the Department
Convention. We cast 39 votes.
Help is needed to post flags at Rose Hill Cemetary on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00pm.
Bill Dial’s wife passes away. Bill was our long time cook for our Post 19 meetings.
GOOD FOR THE LEGION: Libby Moss presented quilts to Mike Connors, and one other member during our meal, to honor their
service to our country.
Members of the Combat Vets Motorcycle Club are trying to increase awareness of the fact that 22 veterans a day take their own
lives. They had ball caps and patches for sale at, or near cost.
Adjutant Stephenson showed photos of Kim Smith from his active service years.
Dewey Skellington is 96 years old and would be glad to have some visitors.
Eddie Ables was not present but will share out details about the auction that we donated items for, at our June meeting.
There being no further business, Commander Van Dusen adjourned the meeting at 7:40 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.