DEC Minute October 5 , 2014

These DEC Minutes have not been accepted by the Body. They are for you viewing pleasure and to also bring with you to the January 4, 2015 DEC Meeting

Minutes of the Maine AMVETS, Department 1

October 5th 2014

Meeting was called to order at 11:38 AM by Commander Dave.

Invocation was read.

Honor to the Colors.

Reading and pledging to uphold the Preamble of AMVETS.

Commander Dave called for a brief recess to allow the new officers to be sworn in.

A motion was made to allow all newly appointed officers to be approved as nominated, the motion was 2nded and approved by unanimous consent.

Appointment of Officers Harry Stickney, William Ingraham . Motion made to approve incoming Officers, 2nded and passed by unanimous consent. Officers were installed by Jim Laflin. The new Officers were seated at the head table.

Roll call of officers,

Past Post Commanders,

Past and present Department Commanders,

Roll call of Posts.

Minutes of the previous meeting were distributed, motion to accept as printed, 2nded and the motion passed by unanimous consent.

Finance Officers report was read, motion made to approve as read, 2nded with discussion following with a motion made to cash in the cd that has been on the books since Post 8’s charter was turned in at the time of rollover and the money deposited in the Department general fund, 2nded and the motion passed by unanimous consent. Vote to accept the finance officers’ report as read passed by unanimous consent.

1st Vice read a report on the status of membership and status of the Department at National, motion made to accept the 1st vice report as read, 2nded and the motion passed by unanimous consent.

2nd Vice read a report on the post reporting thus far and the National Guard Report as passed out, motion to accept as read, 2nded and the motion passed by unanimous consent.

3rd Vice had nothing to report.

Judge Advocate read a report on the post constitutions he has reviewed thus far and sent letters to the two posts detailing minor changes that need to be made and also stated that two Post Constitutions had been reviewed and minor changes needed to be made to ensure they were in line with the National template, if others have been sent, he has not had a chance to review them, but will and respond to these Posts. A motion to accept as read, 2nded and the motion passed by unanimous consent.

Service Foundation report was read listing the service organizations supported. Motion made to accept as read, 2nded and the motion passed by unanimous consent.

Inspector General read a report of the investigation held and the actions taken as a result. Motion made to accept as read, 2nded and the motion passed by unanimous consent.

Provost Marshal escorted the Post Commander of Post 1 to the front where he was presented the Membership Trophy that was presented to Post 3 in error and the 2nd place Post was Yarmouth, a certificate will be awarded on Commander Dave’s next meeting.

Chaplin had no report.

Convention Corp report was read and a motion made to accept as read, 2nded and the motion passed by unanimous consent.

NEC report was read and a motion to accept as read was made, 2nded and the motion passed by unanimous consent.

Service Officer read a report on upcoming events. Motion to accept as read, 2nded and the motion passed by unanimous consent.

Honors and Awards Officer read a report asking that all posts participate by turning in their activities this year. Motion to accept as read, 2nded and the motion passed by unanimous consent.

Inspector General read a report regarding Pearl Harbor Day with an attempt to organize the function on Dec 7th.

The Webmaster read a report on the status of the Website. A motion to accept as read was made, 2nded and the motion passed by unanimous consent.

Provost Marshal read a report on upcoming events. A motion to accept as read was made, 2nded and the motion passed by unanimous consent.

Commanders report was read detailing Post visits as Commander and Santa Clause. The Commander made a motion to give the Sons $1,000 to help them with their financial struggles, the motion was 2nded and the motion passed by unanimous consent. A motion was made to accept the Commanders report as read, 2nded and passed by unanimous consent.

Communications, none.

Unfinished Business the Commander needed to meet with a select group of the committee after the meeting.

New Business the winner of the AMVETS scholarship was announced.

Good and Welfare, the golf tournament for the Travis Mills Project raised nearly $5,000.

The Commander announced the next DEC meeting will be on January 4th and all Officers need to be there by 9:00 AM for photos and the meeting will begin after that.

Benediction

Honor to the Colors

Meeting Adjourned at 12:07 PM

Maine AMVETS Department 1 Adjutant

Gordon Parent

 

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