July 2021 Minutes

Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19 met on July 6th, 2021. Commander Terry Locke called the meeting to order at 6:03 pm. There were 35 members present.

Chaplain Eddie Rogers offered the opening prayer.

READING OF THE MINUTES: Adjutant Metheny read the minutes from June 1st 2021 meeting and were 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: State Commander Larry Kersey,  Senior Vice Commander Lanny Culver and Middle TN  John Davis.  David (USAF) transferred from the Franklin Post to Post 19

State Commander Larry Kersey swore in the newly elected Post 19 Officers for 2021-2022 and thanked Commander Terry Locke for serving this past year.

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 – Roger Gilliam

Sgt at Arms: Kim Smith and David Wade

Historian Bob Stephenson

Chaplain: Eddie Rogers


Veterans Services: Cory Cummings: Not present

Cub Scout Report: Pam Minnehan: Reported the Scout Program is on hold until the school year starts up, but the Scouts

 Will continue to clean up and build shelfs.

HALL MANAGER: Diane Burgess reported the American Red Cross collected a total of 37 pints of blood. The club had $14.00 in beverage sales prior to the meeting.

MEMBERSHIP: Membership numbers were not address but the 2022 dues are $50 and can be paid 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,

 Donald Taylor, Frank McBride, and Wayne Roberts, Jimmy Lee, Archie Steen Jr.


FLAGS FOLDED: 06/2021 J.W. Shouse, 06/22/2021 Johnny Davis, 06/26/2021 Donald Talley

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Roger Gilliam announced that the website was back up and running, still having issues loading pictures at this time. Craig Dean who had volunteered to assist was a great help.

NEW BUSINESS:  Commander Ables read the minutes from the Executive Committee Meeting that was held on 6/21/2021 which was open to the general membership.  Discussion was held concerning the sale of property that belongs to Post 19.  A motion was made for the Executive Committee to look into the sale of property the motion was Seconded, vote to was taken and the membership approved.

Donnie Walters reported that the American Legion Baseball Jr Team has a Tournament this weekend.

Chaplain Eddie Rogers reported that Mary and himself would serve a meal on 8/3/2021 for $5.00 at 6:00 pm with the meeting following the meal.


Commander Ables announced that a Gold Star Dedication will be held on the square in Columbia on 7/19/2021 at 3:00 pm.  Legion needs a good turnout.  Wear your Legion Hat.

James Patterson foundation wishes to address the Post at the August meeting.

The Legion Riders will meet on Monday 7/12/2020 at 6:00 pm.

The Lawrenceburg Post 53 will be holding a Poker Run starting here at the Post on 7/24/2021 beginning at 10:00 am.

If you can help with Military Honors as a flag folder, contact Donny Walters at (931) 215-5581


Chaplain Eddie Rogers requested the Post get a Oratorical Chairman, stated that he would provide training needed for the position.  

There being no further business, Commander Eddie Ables adjourned the meeting at 7:05 pm.