May 2023 Minutes

Legion Post 19

Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19 met on May 2nd, 2023. Commander Gene McShane called the meeting to order at 6:40 pm. There were 31 members present.

Chaplain Kim Smith offered the opening prayer.

READING OF THE MINUTES: Adjutant Steve Metheny read minutes from the April 4th, 2023, meeting and they were approved as read.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Finance Officer Donny Walters submitted the financial report, and it was made part of these minutes by attachment.


Guest Speaker: Lt Col. Lance Jackson ROTC Commander at the Spring Hill High School presented a slideshow of the ROTC happenings at the High School


Baseball Report: No Report

Veterans Services: Jeff Parks: No Report

MEMBERSHIP: Adjutant Steven Metheny gave the membership report. Post 19 membership quota for 2023 is 432, 372 paid, still need 60. Post stands at 86%.

SICK CALL:Post members on sick call are Don Richardson, Robert P. Norman, Jimmy Hill, William T. Wall,

Frank McBride, Wayne Roberts, Jimmy Lee, Archie Steen Jr. and Larry Jones, Oscar Crouch, Ray Dye and Jimmy Rogers, Bill Ray.


FLAGS FOLDED: 04/13/2023 Bobby Wayne Wright SR; 04/29/2023 Royce J Nance.


NEW BUSINESS: Michael Nuelander made a motion to make a $1,000 scholarship available for the ROTC Program at the Spring Hill High School. Motion was seconded and approved by an unanimous vote.

Nominations for 2023 & 202 Post Positions were taken.

Commander: Roger Chapman

1st Vice Commander: Diane Burgess

2nd Vice Commander: Mike Neulander

3rd Vice Commander: Charles McDonald

Service Officer: Jeff Parks

Adjutant: Steven Metheny

Finance Officer: Donny Walters

Judge Advocate: Calvin Cheek

Chaplain: Kim Smith

Sgt at Arms: David Wade & Charles Howell

Historian: Robert Stephenson

GOOD FOR THE LEGION: Eddie Ables presented a check for the amount of $2144.00 from the Maury County Breakfast Rotary Club for the Post’s cooperation in the Mule Day Auctioneer’s contest.

Michael Nuelander gave an update on the ROTC awards and Scholarships given out to the Columbia & Spring Hill High Schools.

Commander McShane reported that himself, Terry Locke and Darrel Vandusen along with Commander William McLain from Post 170 placed a new flagpole and American Flag on Rosemount Cemetery.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Eddie Able announce that the Post will be folding a flag while the 13 folds are explained at the Maury County Rotary Breakfast Club breakfast on May 26th, 2023

Adjutant Metheny announced that Matt Smith a Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist from the TN Job Center will be attending the June Meeting.

Chaplain Kim Smith gave updates on the Memorial Day Events that will be held on May 29th,2023 on the Square.

Commander McShane reminded everyone of the upcoming Dept Convention to be held on June 17th & 18th in Murfreesboro along with the National Convention that will be held August 25th through 31st in Charlotte NC.

Legion Riders will be meeting at the Memorial Building the following Monday after the Legion meeting each month at 6:00 pm.

There being no further business, Commander Gene McShane adjourned the meeting at 7:25 pm.