November 2023 Minutes

Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19 met on November 7th, 2023. Vice Commander Diane Burgess called the meeting to order at 6:40pm. There were 41 members present.

Chaplain Kim Smith offered the opening prayer.

READING OF THE MINUTES: Adjutant Steve Metheny read minutes from the October 3rd, 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.

NEW MEMBER OR GUEST: Guest Dean Stephenson; Kenneth Thompson; John Breyfogle / New Member Yvette Bowshier

Guest Speaker: None


Baseball Report: American Legion Post 19 Cyclones have been playing at the Columbia State’s baseball field for a while.

They have approached the Post concerning a possible donation for a new scoreboard. More information will be provided

later when it becomes available.

Veterans Services: Service Officer Jeff Parks nothing to report.

MEMBERSHIP: Adjutant Steven Metheny gave the membership report. Post 19 membership quota for 2024 is 410, 276 have paid, still need 134, the post stands at 67%.

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

POST EVERLASTING: 10/14/2023 William “Bill” Dial a 48-year member of Post 19. He prepared the meals for Post 19 for

many years.

FLAGS FOLDED: 10/14/2023 Arsvel O’Brian Jr; 10/18/2023 William Royal Dickson

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


GOOD FOR THE LEGION: In conversation with the Boy Scouts about Eagle Scout project to take over the Medal of Honor memorial of John Harlan Willis

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Veterans Day the Elks Lodge will be serving a free breakfast for Veterans beginning at 7:30am.

Toys for Tots ride on 12/2/2023 will meet at Post 60 in Pulaski. They will be accepting new unwrapped toys for donations.

There being no further business, Vice Commander Diane Burgess adjourned the meeting at 7:12 pm.