AMVETS POST 2001
Pine Tree Post 887 – VFW
Augusta, Maine 04330
5:30 PM, 28 May 2019
Opening of AMVETS Post 2001: Meeting led by Commander Jim Laflin.
Posting colors/ invocation: Led by 1 st Vice Harry Stickney
Guest: Rodney Anderson, PDC-NEC
Roll Call of Officers: Commander Present
1 st Vice Present
Finance Officer Excused
Provost Marshall Excused
Service Officer Present
Judge Advocate Present
Attendance : 6 members present for the meeting
Reading of Minutes: Minutes were not read due to absence of the adjutant.
Bills and communications: None
Introduction of guest: Rodney Anderson
Finance report : Commander Laflin read the finance report: the share account, all
purpose account, and checking account balance. Amounts were read to membership
but not printed in post minutes. Balance totals were posted as of today. Motion to
accept by Don Prew, seconded by Kelley Wynne. Motion passes.
Old Business: Commander advised membership of a White Clover event at Red
Barn restaurant May 11 th . Jim Laflin, Mike Coyne, Harry Stickney and Kelley Wynne
1 st Vice Commander’s report: Harry Stickney reported 1800 flags placed on 18
city cemeteries. Started Sunday finished Wednesday. Motion made by Kelley Wynne,
seconded by Don Prew. Motion passes.
Cemeteries report: Kelley Wynne gave report on Memorial Day Services at both
Veterans Cemeteries. Also stated Dean Shelton’s presentation on HAL-3 Sea Wolves
was excellent. Motion by Don Prew, second by Harry Stickney – motion passes.
1Service officer’s report: C. J. Ware gave current VA status on “Blue Water Navy”
and will continue thru 6 June 2019. Motion made by Kelley Wynne, seconded by
Don Prew. Motion passes.
Install new officers: PDC Rod Anderson installed: Commander Laflin, 1 st Vice
Stickney, 2 nd Vice Shelton, Service Officer Ware, Judge Advocate Prew and Legislative
Officer Wynne. Commander Laflin will install the missing officers before convention.
Motion on White Clover money will help finance trip to our 3 Freedom’s
Discussed the AMVETS National Convention in Louisville, KY in August.
Department Convention in S. Portland May 31 – Jun 2, 2019
Motion to close regular post meetings in July & August. Restart in September
Motion made by Kelley Wynne, seconded by Harry Stickney. Motion passes.
Guest report: PDC Anderson spoke of discussion for change to Maine AMVETS
Constitution & By laws dated: June 7, 2015, re: Article V, Section 3, b All officers
serving at department for one year not two.
Motion for adjournment: Motion made by Kelley Wynne, seconded by Harry
Stickney. Motion passes.
Next meeting: Will be held on June 25, 2017at 5:00PM @ Post 887.
Harry J. Stickney
Harry J. Stickney
1 st Vice Commander
Post expires at 7:18am on Saturday June 15th, 2019