P-2001 May 2019 minutes

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 Adjutant Excused Finance Officer Excused Chaplain 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 were present. 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. 1​Service 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. Commanders Report:  Motion on White Clover money will help finance trip to our 3 Freedom’s Foundation selectees.  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 2019. 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. Respectfully submitted, Harry J. Stickney Harry J. Stickney 1 st Vice Commander 2

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