December 2023 Minutes

Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19 met on December 5th, 2023. Past Commander Gene McShane called the meeting to order at 6:37pm. There were 24 members present.

Chaplain Kim Smith offered the opening prayer.

READING OF THE MINUTES: Adjutant Steve Metheny read minutes from the November 7th, 2023, meeting and they were approved as read.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Adjutant Steve Metheny submitted the financial report, and it was made part of these minutes by attachment.

NEW MEMBER OR GUEST: Guest Sr Vice Commander John Davis

Guest Speaker: None


Veterans Services: Service Officer Jeff Parks reported that a Veteran needed a wheelchair ramp.

Officer Parks and 2 others traveled to Alabama and built a ramp for the disabled Veteran. A motion was made by Past Commander McShane for a $500 donation be made to cover the expenses. Motion was seconded, no discussion, motion.

was passed.

MEMBERSHIP: Adjutant Steven Metheny gave the membership report. Post 19 membership quota for 2024 is 410, 297 have paid, still need 113, the post stands at 72%. Post needs 11 more to reach the Department goal of 75% by 12/13/2023.

SICK CALL:Post members on sick call are Don Richardson, Robert P. Norman, Jimmy Hill, William T. Wall, Wayne Roberts, Jimmy Lee, Archie Steen Jr. and Larry Jones, Oscar Crouch, Ray Dye and Jimmy Rogers, Bill Ray, George Jones. Charles Dilahay; Past Dept Commander Gary “Rooster” Drennon. Commander Roger Chapman, Diane Burgess and Bill Archer

POST EVERLASTING: 11/28/2023 Billy Gene White a 63-year member of Post 19.

FLAGS FOLDED: 11/04//2023 Charles Fraiser & James Hathcock; 11/16/2023 David Ray Stephens & Paul Thomas Smith; 11/19/2023 Stanley Wayne Pilkinton; 11/28/2023 Waymon Logan Hickman

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Veteran’s Day Parade to meet at the Post Office Parking lot at 10:00am

NEW BUSINESS: Gary Fisher made a motion to reduce the cost of the meal back to $5.00, motion was seconded, after lengthy discussion vote was tabled until a financial report was completed.

GOOD FOR THE LEGION: American Legion Basic Training was announced that it would be held March 3rd 2024. Location and times to be announced later. Everyone was encouraged to attend by Vice Commander John Davis.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Legion Riders meeting to be held at 5:00 pm on December 11th at Puckett’s.

There being no further business, Past Commander Gene McShane adjourned the meeting at 7:34 pm.