General Meeting 15 November 2018
Meeting called to order. Prayer and pledge conducted. Roll call of officers taken. Welcomed new members, dignitaries and visitors. Secretary report read and approved. Treasurer’s report provided breakdown on income and expenses. Savings acct balance: $77,128.38 Checking: $3,199.12. Approved.
Honor guard report: Floyd reported doing 2 funerals. Jim wanted to meet with the honor guard after the meeting. There is a funeral on Monday.
Floyd read thank you card from family who won the elk hunt.
Phil reported on a good Veteran’s Day program. Also reported on the display in Clark of the Charters of Freedom. A must see!! There are 17 displays in the country and the 1st to have a lighted display.
Denny thanked Bill for stepping up when Clayton fell ill before performing honor guard during the Veteran’s Day ceremony.
Christmas party – see Kay for tickets. Dec 1st at the Elks. Need items for the auction.
Lighted parade – Friday after Thanksgiving. We are decorating the bus on Tuesday evening. Need volunteers to hand out candy canes. Encourage the kids to help.
Membership report – 494/68
President expressed the need for members to step up and help where needed.
Ringing the bells for Salvation Army, Saturday, Dec 8th at HyVee. See Kay to sign up for a time (10 AM – 8 PM).
Gordy spoke on the Canadian veteran moving wall display. He has raised the funds to host the display of the wall next Veteran’s Day at the Terry Redlin Center.
Phil spoke on the Pipeline grant which Bob Syring is working on. Would like a projection screen/portable mic and PA system. Any ideas for equipment may be brought up to Bob or Phil.
Dec 13th is the roundtable at the American Legion.
Donation to Salvation Army – suggested we donate $1000 to replenish the food pantry. Al Janzen spoke on the gift cards. We are giving $200 to families and $100 to individuals. Please report your county number to the VSO.
President made a pitch for the Veteran’s book. We still have 10 available.
Received notice that Larry Zimmerman will not be interviewed for the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs for the State.
Randy says elk hunt tickets may be available by the Christmas party.
VFW auxiliary is sponsoring a veterans Christmas party 2-4 pm, Dec 1st.
50/50 $260/130 – $35 donated back
Sickness and health: Paul Herman’s wife passed away. Keep him in prayers.