American Legion Post 24 Monthly Meeting March 2021 – Minutes

Minutes are provided to Post Officers for your information in anticipation of resuming in-person meetings at the Community House beginning 13 April 2021. Of particular significance are items listed under “New Business”. These items must be completed in April so that the Post can properly schedule the events. BRING YOUR IDEAS!

Roll Call:

POST COMMANDER

Trent Boehmler

SENIOR VICE COMMANDER

Michael Ball

JUNIOR VICE COMMANDER

Jerry Branch

ADJUTANT

Dana Whitehouse

HISTORIAN

Dana Whitehouse

CHAPLAIN

Leo Plante

FINANCE OFFICER

Trent Boehmler

SERGEANT AT ARMS

Brian Durocher

SERVICE OFFICER

Charlie Seaver

JUDGE ADVOCATE

Barry Furnival

Other members present: John Fletcher

S.A.L. members present: None

Auxiliary members present: Dissolved

Special Guests:

Reading of past minutes: Suspended

Committee Reports:

Finance:

  • Vanguard Account: No Report

  • Scholarship Account: $3,594.86

  • Operating Fund: $4,933.44

Scholarship Committee:

  • Open for 2020 – 2021 school year

Legion School Award: Not Awarded

Membership Committee:

  • Current Membership Year: 32 paid memberships and 4 members delinquent

  • Kathleen Goodrich, William Lantz, Gilbert Rowe, Edward Rogers

  • The assigned membership goal for the Post to be 100% is 43

Race Committee:

  • The race was cancelled in 2020

  • Due to the cost of the race, may consider dropping permanently as a Post event

  • BRING TO A VOTE AT NEXT MEETING

Web Master:

Boys/Girls State Committee: TBD

Texas Hold-Em: Charitable Organization Games of Chance

  • Post participation 14 November – 23 November 2020

  • Gross Income: $9,659.30

  • Rent: $2,900.00

  • Net Income for Post: $6,759.30

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: Members transferred to Post Everlasting over the previous year

  • Harold E, Larro 1 November 2020

  • William D. “Bill” Rinta 5 September 2020

  • Antonio “Tony” Sangermano 3 February 2021

  • Clarence Horace “Batch” Batchelder 16 March 2020

  • George J. Hulihan 15 September 2020

American Legion Riders: Dissolved

  • Submitted Treasurers report for the year ending 2020 in December – $800.85

  • 12 February 2021 Chapter folded due to lack of membership

  • “Pass the Hat Fund” of $312.69 was disbursed among the remaining members

  • General Fund balance of $488.16 was sent to National Headquarters as a donation to the Riders Legacy Fund

Community Breakfast: Cancelled

Unfinished Business:

  • Harrisville 150th Anniversary

  • Post Color Guard participation

  • Canceled for 2021 and pushed to 22, 23, 24 July 2022

  • Charitable Donation Summary since the last meeting:

  • Jack Lyons – Eagle Scout Project

  • Refurbish Marlborough softball field bleachers, sponsorship signs and flagpole

  • Donation: $200.00 (March 2020)

  • Cathedral of the Pines – Hill House Expansion/Renovation

  • Donation: $200.00 (March 2020)

  • Federated Church of Marlborough

  • Challenges, Changes, Silver Linings

  • Donation: $500.00 (August 2020)

  • John Humiston Post 11 American Legion

  • Sponsorship Donations of Prizes/Cash to assist in the establishment of Annual “Car Show” to raise money for veterans

  • Donation: $100.00 (August 2020)

  • Post Name Change request was received by National Headquarters via the Department of New Hampshire on 27 January 2021

  • New Charter presented to the Post in February 2021

  • Croteau-Coutts Post 24 redesignated as Croteau-Coutts-Ford Post 24 effective

15 February 2021

New Business:

  • Nomination/Election/Installation of Post Officers for 2021 – 2022

  • Memorial Day Planning

  • New street/cemetery flags

  • Memorial service/Bagpipes/Bugler/Chaplain

  • Push parade for one more year

  • Post Rededication Ceremony Planning

  • Establish date

  • Outline ceremony

  • Form Action Committee

Correspondence: None

Good of the Legion:

Commander Comments: None

Reports Due:

REPORT TITLE

DUE DATE

SUBMITTED

Consolidated Post Report

June 2021

Post Officers Report

April 2021

Post Officers Certification of Service Record

April 2021

Annual Post Data Report

April 2021

District Constitution and By-Laws Review

As Required

Nonprofit Report – Form 990-N (e-Postcard)

April 2021

Community House Contract Renewal

1 Jan 2022

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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