American Legion Post 24 Monthly Meeting

 

11 June 2020 – Minutes

Meeting was held remotely using Zoom due to restrictions imposed by the Department of New Hampshire which cancelled all Post gatherings until 15 April because of COVID 19.

Roll Call:

POST COMMANDER

Trent Boehmler

PRESENT

SENIOR VICE COMMANDER

Michael Ball

ABSENT

JUNIOR VICE COMMANDER

Jerry Branch

ABSENT

ADJUTANT

Dana Whitehouse

PRESENT

HISTORIAN

Dana Whitehouse

PRESENT

CHAPLAIN

Leo Plante

PRESENT

FINANCE OFFICER

Trent Boehmler

PRESENT

SERGEANT AT ARMS

Brian Durocher

ABSENT

SERVICE OFFICER

Charlie Seaver

PRESENT

JUDGE ADVOCATE

Barry Furnival

PRESENT

Other members present: John Fletcher

S.A.L. members present: None

Auxiliary members present: None

Special Guests:

Reading of past minutes: Suspended

Committee Reports:

Finance:

  • The funds balance at 11 June 2020 was $96,000.00.

  • Scholarship Account: $3000.00

  • Operating Fund: $531.43

Scholarship Committee:

  • Received (3) applications prior to 15 June deadline

  • Abigail Mitchell – University of New Hampshire

  • Evelyn Proctor – University of New Hampshire

  • Liam Heagney – University of Arkansas

Legion School Award: Not Awarded

Membership Committee:

  • 2020 Membership Year Closed

  • 2021 Membership Cards available for pick up from Department HQ beginning week of 15 June 2020

Race Committee:

  • Previously coordinated with MAGP and Tri-State Racing and set Saturday 22 August for 9th Annual Marlborough Mad Dash. Post is required to send Tri-State Racing a $100.00 deposit for services.

  • Due to current health crisis caused by COVID19 and potential cost of executing the race this year, membership thought it best to cancel this year’s race

Web Master:

  • Race website is down – will require rebuilding the site under Legion ownership since previous site was owned by Malaise Lindenfeld

  • No further action until 2021 if Post decides to continue with the Mad Dash

Boys/Girls State Committee: Cancelled

Texas Hold-Em: Cancelled

  • See Charity Game Operators email dtd 30 March 2020

Senior Vice: No Report

Junior Vice: No Report

Post Service Officer: No Report

Chaplain: No Report

Former Commander: No Report

Post Historian: No Report

Post Judge Advocate: No Report

Graves Registration: No Report

Sick Call: No Report

American Legion Riders: No Report

Community Breakfast: Cancelled

Unfinished Business:

  • Flag Day – informal flag disposal at the Memorial Park on Sunday, 14 June, beginning at 1500

New Business:

  • Independence Day – Declaration of Independence Reading

  • Memo from Department Commander Oliver Brooks stated that Posts can reopen with limited crowd size as long as social distancing and face masks are worn and disinfecting standards are maintained on all surfaces.

  • Recommend that the Post resume normal meetings while conforming to Department guidance beginning on Tuesday 14 July 2020.

  • Charlie Seaver made a motion that the Post be renamed to Croteau-Coutts-Ford

Post 24.This is to honor Marshall Ford who was killed as an Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam January 1968. He was born in raised in Marlborough, married a local girl and had a daughter (both still alive and living in Maine). He is buried in Pine Grove cemetery in Marlborough. It has been 52 years, but I feel it’s the right thing to do. “Pete” was a casualty of our time, our war, and this is a way to insure he will not be forgotten long after we are all gone. The motion was seconded by Chaplain Leo Plante and voted on and approved by membership. The Adjutant will take for action.   

Correspondence: None

Good of the Legion:

Commander Comments: None

Reports Due:

REPORT TITLE

DUE DATE

SUBMITTED

Consolidated Post Report

June 2019

Post Officers Report

April 2019

April 2020

Post Officers Certification of Service Record

April 2019

April 2020

Annual Post Data Report

April 2019

April 2020

District Constitution and By-Laws Review

As Required

Nonprofit Report

31 Dec 2018

Community House Contract Renewal

1 Jan 2020

Jan 2019

Ceremonial Rifle Inventory

Aug 2021

Upcoming Events: TBD

Adjournment: N/A

Respectfully submitted:

D. A. Whitehouse

Adjutant

Croteau-Coutts Post 24

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