September 2021 Minutes

Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19 met on September 7th, 2021.  Commander Eddie Ables called the meeting to order at 6:02 pm. There were 28 members present.

In the absence of Chaplain Eddie Rogers, Kim Smith offered the opening prayer.

READING OF THE MINUTES: Adjutant Metheny read the minutes from August 3rd, 2021 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.

NEW MEMBERS AND GUESTS:  Bob Crigger of the Columbia, Parks and Recreation addressed the membership on the upcoming Veterans Day Program Recreation to honor our local veterans by creating a space for them to display their pictures and a description of how they served, whether during wartime or peace time. This will be a three-day event held at the Macedonia Recreation Center, 501 Armstrong Street in Columbia November 8-11th.

                 COMMITTEE REPORTS

Veterans Services: Roger Gilliam: Nothing to Report.

Cub Scout Report: Pam Minnehan: Pam reported the Scouts Popcorn sales is underway, they will be located at Lowes on

Saturday’s.  The troop will be heading to Murfreesboro to visit the mobile Vietnam Veterans Wall.  

HALL MANAGER: Diane Burgess reported that the lifeline screen will be held on the 2nd Saturday of this month.  American Red Cross collected 48 pints of blood from the blood drive held August 5th & 24th.

MEMBERSHIP: Adjutant Metheny did not have the numbers available to report this meeting.

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. and Larry Jones.

POST EVERLASTING: Chaplain Eddie Rogers passed away this morning and a moment of silence was given in


FLAGS FOLDED: 8/17/2021 William Ring, 8/18/2021 Larry Love, 8/19/2021 Russell Waldrop, 8/25/2021 Will Moore.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: One suggestion for future meetings was to have a food truck available for those who would like to have a meal before the meeting. No decisions were made at this point.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:  James Patterson foundation will be selling T-shirts here at Post 19 on Thursday September 30th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.

Due to statewide health conditions, there will be no Ham Breakfast in November.

The Legion Riders will meet on Monday September 13th at 6:00 pm.

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

GOOD FOR THE LEGION: Bob Stephenson reported the Ron Anderson Memorial Ride was assisted by his son & daughter, with the proceeds going to support Chapter 19’s charities.  Squadron 19 of Sons of the American Legion donated $200.00 towards the event.  A total of $525.00 was raised for this event.

Would go to Chapter 19 Rider’s charities.

Commander Eddie Ables reported that CPWS had visited the Post and its property this date and submitted a letter that was read and made part of these minutes by attachment concerning the sale of property.

There being no further business, Commander Eddie Ables adjourned the meeting at 6:40 pm.