March 2021 Legion Minutes

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.

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


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


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.