Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19 met on April 6th, 2021. Commander Terry Locke called the meeting to order at 6:00. There were 30 members present.
Legionnaire Kim Smith offered the opening prayer.
READING OF THE MINUTES: Adjutant Metheny read the minutes from our March 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.
NEW MEMBERS AND GUESTS: Don Smith U.S. A.
Veterans Services: Cory Cummings or Malachais Gaskins were not present
Cub Scout Report: Pam Minnehan reported that a Cross-over event took place and that all Scouts advanced.
HALL MANAGER: Diane Burgess reported the American Red Cross used the hall collecting 32 pints of blood.
MEMBERSHIP: Donny Walters gave the membership report. Our new quota for 2021 is 515 members, 427 have paid.
We still need 88 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: Ron Anderson 3/21/2021 36 years member of Post 19.
FLAGS FOLDED: 3/2/2021 Stanley Maurer, 3/21/2021 Gary Beard, 3Q/25/2021 George Nelson
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Columbia Mule Day Auction will be held April 9th, 2021
NEW BUSINESS: Donnie Walters reported that the American Legion Baseball is a go this year.
Boys Stated will be held this year but as an on-line program due to the statewide health conditions.
Nominations for Post 19 Officers for 2021 – 2022 were made:
Post Commander: Eddie Ables
First Vice Commander: Gene McShane
Second Vice Commander: Robert Chapman
Third Vice Commander: Diane Burgess
Post Adjutant: Steven Metheny
Post Finance Officer: Donny Walters
Judge Advocate: Calvin Cheek
Service Officer – No Nominations made
Sgt at Arms: Sharon Metheny and David Wade
Historian Bob Stephenson
Chaplain: Eddie Rogers
ANNOUNCEMENTS: George A. Horne Jr. was honored with his continuous membership of 75 Years of membership.
The Legion Riders will meet on Monday 4/12/2020 at 6:00 pm.
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.
Chaplain Eddie Rogers asked for volunteers to serve on James Patterson Veterans Day committee.
Gail Gilliam from Post 19 Auxiliary announced they will be meeting at 6:00 pm on May 27th at Rose Hill Cemetery for anyone willing to participate in the Wall of Flags to honor the men and women who died in service to our country.
If you can help with Military Honors as a flag folder, contact Donny Walters at (931) 215-5581
GOOD FOR THE LEGION:
Prior to the start of the meeting a $1000.00 check was presented to Post 19 from the Knights of Columbus, money was raised through fishing tournament.
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 6:50 pm.