|The American Legion
Herbert Griffin Post 19
Minutes from the NOVEMBER 2017 Meeting
Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19 met on November 7th 2017. After the opening ceremonies, Commander Jimmy Lee called
the meeting to order at 6:40pm. There were 48 members present.
New member Michael J Fleishmann, who is a WWII veteran and was a POW, was welcomed and honored for his service.
READING OF THE MINUTES: Adjutant Stephenson read the minutes from the October 2017 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
attachment. He also mentioned that the Country Ham Breakfast generated $3,900.00 in total sales. That is before the expenses for
hosting the breakfast were deducted. The final totals will be announced in his December report.
NEW MEMBERS AND GUESTS: The Post welcomed 1 new member, and 1 member who transferred his membership to Post 19
BASEBALL: No baseball report
FLAG FOLDING: Robert McAdams reported that Military Honors were provided for 4 veterans in October, and 3 in November
before our monthly meeting which was held on November 7th. Robert also noted that we had not mentioned the passing of
Joe Foster. His passing will be recognized at our December meeting.
Chaplain’s Report: Chaplain Ray Dye reported on activities that he was involved in during the month of October which
Included driving 426 miles, attending two veterans funerals, visiting 4 veterans in assisted living facilities, and donating 27
hours of his time.
HOUSE COMMITTEE: Kim Smith provided the following report of activities scheduled at the Legion for November.
November 4th. Country Ham Breakfast
November 7th. Post 19 Meeting
November 10th. Hall Rented
November 11th. Veterans offered free meal at Post 19
November 14th. 7th. District Meeting in Loretto.
November 16th. Blood Mobile
November 18th. Special meeting of the 40 & 8
November 21st. 40 & 8 meeting.
MEMBERSHIP: John Hamilton reported that Post 19 has 580 members, 428 have paid. We need 152 to meet our goal and stand
at approximately 73.8%. 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 1,039 veterans/ spouses/ or children of veterans were assisted in
some way during the month of October. Requests were filed for six (6) military grave markers in October. We assisted 11 veterans
and their families with food. Assisted 3 veterans and their families with part of their utilities, bought gas for 5 veterans, and assisted
3 homeless veterans with finding a place for them to stay.
He announced that the Noon Rotary would be recognizing WWII veterans on November 9th.
James also suggested that we submit fire fighter, and police officer of the year candidates from Maury County to be recognized at
the Department Convention.
Those and other details about how we are assisting Maury County veterans are now being stored in the minutes log along with the
SICK CALL: Frank McBride was added to the Sick Call list.
Post members on sick call are; Don Richardson, Donald Cooper, James Parrish, Robert P. Norman, Jimmy Hill, Paul Carpenter,
Larry Hann, William T. Wall, Michael Lampley, Charles (Dewey) Skellington, Frank McBride, and Thomas Ladd.
POST EVERLASTING: We lost Post 19 members: Joe Foster, Hal Morgan and Ray Gibson.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None
NEW BUSINESS: Pam Minnehan, Assistant Cub Master, Cub Scout Pack 114 requested that they use Post 19 for their meetings
on the 3rd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. A motion was made and seconded to support Pack 114. The motion passed.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Commander Lee announced that the 7th District meeting was to be held on November 14th in Loretto, and
reminded us to register for the Mid-Winter Conference by January 2nd. The Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in
Murfreesboro from February 2nd. through the 4th.
Commander Lee also recognized and presented past commanders, Charles Sanders and Richard Davis with their Past
GOOD FOR THE LEGION: Sam Richardson reported on the availability of a free 8 hour class for tourniquet application and
airway obstructions. It is designed for the ordinary citizen and is called the Civilian “Combat” Lifesaver course. Dates have not yet
$750.00 will be going toward the 40 & 8’s Nursing Scholarship fund in Joe Foster’s name.
Money was collected from the membership for Jack Craig’s grandson who incurred expenses in acquiring a service dog.
CORRESPONDENCE: The adjutant read a thank you letter from the family of Daniel N Sengstacke IV.
There being no further business, Commander Lee 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.