June 2021 Minutes

Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19 met on June 1st, 2021. Commander Terry Locke called the meeting to order at 6:18. There were 31 members present.

Chaplain Eddie Rogers offered the opening prayer.

READING OF THE MINUTES: Adjutant Metheny read the minutes from May 4th, 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: Craig (U.S. A.) & Fran (U.S.A.F.) Dean


Veterans Services: Cory Cummings: Not present

Cub Scout Report: Pam Minnehan: Not present

HALL MANAGER: Diane Burgess reported the American Red Cross used the hall twice in May collecting a total of 35 pints of blood.   Merchants of Cool will start back on September 11th.

MEMBERSHIP: Donny Walters gave the membership report.  Our new quota for 2021 is 515 members, 434 have paid.

We still need 81 and we stand at approximately 84%.

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, Frank McBride, and Wayne Roberts, Jimmy Lee, Jack Stanfill, Archie Steen Jr.

POST EVERLASTING: 5/10/21 Roy Kenneth Cathey, 5/21/21 James Hardison, Jack Houser Stanfill

FLAGS FOLDED: 5/4/21 Donald White, 5/21/21 Jerry Russell, 5/25/21 Charles Kelley

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Roger Gilliam announced that the website was back up and running but requested assistance from anyone who as proficient in using the WordPress web builder.  Craig Dean volunteered to assist.

NEW BUSINESS: Donnie Walters reported that the American Legion Baseball will have its first game on 6/12/21 and a tournament will be held 7/1/21, also stated that 9 of the 18 players have scholarships to Jr. Colleges.

 Post 19 sponsored 8 people from various local High Schools for Boys State.

Chaplain Eddie Rogers made a motion to start a committee to bring back meals prior to the meetings.  Motion was seconded and passed with a majority vote.

Elections for Post 19 Officers for 2021 – 2022 were announced.

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


The Legion Riders will meet on Monday 5/10/2020 at 6:00 pm.

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


Prior to the start of the meeting State Representative Scott Cepicky presented Tennessee House Resolution Bill 378, signed by Representative Scott Cepicky, Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton and Governor Bill Lee to George Horn Jr. for his 75 years of service of service to the American Legion Post 19. 

Representative Cepicky also presented Tennessee House Joint Resolution #2, signed by Representative Scott Cepicky, Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton and Governor Bill Lee to to honor Gail Gilliam for her exemplary service to the American Legion Auxiliary and to the State of Tennessee.

Monetary donations were made from Sam Richardson into the General Fund and from the Jerry Russell Estate into the Charity Fund.

There being no further business, Commander Terry Locke adjourned the meeting at 6:52 pm.