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             Albert C. Kean Post 149 General Meeting Minutes

 

Meeting Date:        May 21. 2024          Time: 1800                                                                                                                                                                                            

Roll Call of Officers: (P =Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, V = Vacant. F= Fill In)

Commander: Dave Marsland- P

Adjutant: L. “Willie” Nelson- P

1st Vice Commander: Dr E. Lee Felder Jr- P

2nd Vice Commander: Luis Barbero- P

Finance Officer: Rick Baker- P

Jr. Past Commander: Dave Garrett- E

Chaplin: Dick Topness- P

 

Sgt-At-Arms: Bruce Fanning- A, , Paul Nelson- F

 

Historian: Dave Riley- P

Sr. Color Bearer: VACANT

Jr. Color Bearer: VACANT

Service Officer: VACANT

 

 

Guests:

Position/Post Representing:

Kari Williams - Aux 149 Unit Incoming President

Carol Topness - Aux 149 Incoming Vice President

 

Draping of the Charter:

N/A                                                                                         

 

The meeting was opened in the normal manner by Commander Dave Marsland @  1800    .

  17    Members, including Officers,    2     Guests

 

Minutes of previous meeting:

Motion to accept the reading of the minutes as Corrected made by _Elizabeth Schuette , seconded by Pete Gould  ,

motion carried.

 

Finance Officer’s Report:

Finance Officers report read, Motion to accept made by    Elizabeth Schutte   , seconded by _Paul Nelson   , motion carried.

Discussion on the clarification of the new Dues Account as to what is is and how it works. m

 

Statements from Guests:

Kari Williams- Wanted to thank all who helped out with the parade. Had candy to make it ¾ of the way through.

On May 25 there will be a baby shower at 4PM and at 6PM, there will be a Paint & Sip at the post with proceeds to go to Retsil

June 21- is the annual Yard Sale, Donation will be accepted starting June 4th. Please no clothes

The Auxiliary has elected new Officers and will be installed in September

 

Sick call:

None.

 

New Members and Transfers:

New Members, 7 Transfers- 2, Motion by Adjutant Nelson to accept new members was seconded by                   

 Elizabeth Schuette   . Motion carried

 

Membership (Goal 432 ): ( Lee Felder Jr )                                 

-  384_ Traditional + 76 PUFL = _460_ ( 106 %_) as of Transmittal 24-32 report dtd 05/21/2024 .

  Motion to accept the report made by _Adjutant Nelson_, Seconded by _Pete Gould _. Motion recorded.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

Activities: (Luis Barbero)

- Wednesdays. 3-ball pool games starting at 3PM

- Fridays Post has King of Clubs 6PM

- May 17- Set up Trailer for Armed Forces Day Parade. Ample help

- May 18- Armed Forces Day Parade. Coordinate with Lounge manager for where and when

- May 27 Memorial Day ceremony at Ivy Green, Place Flags at 7AM, retrieve flags at 5PM Ceremony

  meet at Cemetery at Noon. Contact Dave Riley and Sign up in the Lounge. Following the ceremony

  the Riders will be doing a Burger Burn for $10. The Post will be open at Noon, Harley Gaddy will be

  the Volunteer Bartender.

 

Building: (Larry Phillips Primary/Rick Baker Secondary)

- Lower HVAC System is having issues. Randy’ H/C have been over several times to make repairs.

  Looking at a new system in the near future. Working on other avenues

- Keg Cooler has gone out again. Will call All Trades to troubleshoot. Still looking at a Glycol system

- Deep Fat Fryer is still in need of repair, Calling All Trades

- PSE Lighting changeout, still waiting on scheduling

- Contacting Tri-Tek for the replacement of recalled Heat Sensors throughout the building

Legion Riders: (Dave Garrett)

- May 25 Participating in the “Unforgotten Run to Tahoma” Meet at the post at 8:15-8:30AM

- Western ROMP will be held in Bellingham August 8-11. Registration available at

  www.legionriderspost7.com/romp-registration/   through June 30 $65, after July 1 $75

- State ALR Rally will be in Amboy, Aug 8-11

- Annual 911 Run scheduled for Sept 14. May go from west to East this year over the North Cascades

  Highway from Bellingham to Wenatchee and back to Bremerton.

 

Historian: (Dave Riley)

- Working is in progress on the books. Have a lot of new and old pictures that will be posted. Had a computer issue and recovery is in progress

Old Business:

- The Post is in need of a Service Officer. Training is available online and if interested, contact CDR.

  Further information will be provided following Department Convention

- Department Convention will be in Kennewick July 12-14. Lodging info on website. Candidates to attend   

   are CDR Marsland, Adjutant Nelson and Rick Becker

 

- Nominations for 2024/2025 Post Officers;

 

Commander _Dave Marsland__                        1st Vice Commander __Lee Felder Jr__

 

2nd Vice Commander _Cailin Goldey_                Finance Officer  _  Rick Baker       ____

 

Chaplain __Dick Topness_____                         Sergeant-At-Arms __Ernest Williams III__

 

SR/JR Color Bearer _None___________           Historian  ___Dave Riley__________

 

E-Board Position  1 (WN) _L. “Willie” Nelson_   E-Board Position 2 (PN) _Paul Nelson__

 

New Business and Correspondence:

 

- Al Jensen from Bellingham is running for Department Commander, Bio and outline available in the

  lounge

 

Good of The Legion:

- CDR Marsland- If any members have some suggestions for getting more membership participation,

   please contact him.

- Dave Riley-  A group of Branch 10, Sister Post from Nanaimo Canadian Legion will be down for the

  Memorial Day ceremonies. Working on post being open Monday at noon. They will be arriving on

  Friday and this is a new group that have not been here before. Welcome them on in.

 Thank you to all who participated in the decorating and in the parade for Armed Forces Day.

- Elizabeth Schuette wanted to thank the post for their continuing support and will be going back to CA.

  F.O. Baker and others wanted to thank her for her support here at the post for all she has done

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn made by   Elizabeth Schuette  , seconded by   Pete Gould    Therefore, being no further

business to come before the membership, the meeting was adjourned @  1844   .     

 

 

        ON FILE                                                                         ON FILE                                 

   L. "Willie" Nelson                                                        Dave Marsland

     Adjutant                                                                       Commander

Meeting Date:        April 16, 2024          Time: 1800                                                                                                                                                                                              

Roll Call of Officers: (P =Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, V = Vacant. F= Fill In)

Commander: Dave Marsland- P

Adjutant:  L. “Willie” Nelson- P

1st Vice Commander: Dr E. Lee Felder Jr- P

2nd Vice Commander: Luis Barbero- E

Finance Officer: Rick Baker- E

Jr. Past Commander: Dave Garrett- P

Sgt-At-Arms: Bruce Fanning- E

Chaplin: Dick Topness- A

Historian: Dave Riley- P

Sr/Jr Color Bearer: VACANT

Service Officer: VACANT

 

 

Guests:

Position/Post Representing:

Kari Williams   Auxiliary Unit 149

 

Draping of the Charter:

James Strachan, Gerald Alameda and Arthur Sperber

 

Opening of the Meeting:

 

The meeting was opened in the normal manner by Commander Dave Marsland @  1800    .

  20   Members, including Officers,    1     Guests

 

Minutes of previous meeting:

Motion to accept the reading of the minutes as Corrected made by _Sean Gray  , seconded by   Pete Gould     motion carried.

 

Finance Officer’s Report:

Finance Officers report read, Motion to accept made by   Harley Gaddy   , seconded by _Elizabeth Schutte , motion carried.

 

Statements from Guests:

Kari Williams- Donation for the parking for Grading, Elections to happen in May, holding an in-house garage sale Jun 21/22,

holding a paint and sip Date pending, Following the meeting- Girls State packets have been distributed. Rick Becker thanked the Auxiliary

for their support for the Back Lot and for the hosting the Jr Auxiliary

 

Sick call:

None.

 

New Members and Transfers:

New Members- 1,  Transfers-  1. Motion by Adjutant Nelson to accept new members was seconded by Elizabeth Schuttte . Motion carried

 

Membership (Goal 432 ): ( Lee Felder Jr )

-  370_ Traditional + 76 PUFL = _446_ ( 103. %_) as of Transmittal 24-30 report dtd 04/09/2024 .

   Motion to accept the report made by _Lee Felder_, Seconded by _Harley Gaddy _. Motion recorded.

 

                                                                     COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

Activities: (Luis Barbero)

- Wednesdays. 3-ball pool games starting at 3PM

- Fridays Post has King of Clubs 6PM

- May 17- Set up Trailer for Armed Forces Day Parade. Ample help

- May 18- Armed Forces Day Parade. Coordinate with Lounge manager for where and when

- May 27 Memorial Day ceremony at Ivy Green, Place Flags at 7AM, retrieve flags at 5PM Ceremony

  meet at Cemetery at Noon.

 

Building: (Larry Phillips Primary/Rick Baker Secondary)

- Lower HVAC System is having issues. Randy’ H/C have been over several times to make repairs.

  Looking at a new system in the near future. F.O. Baker has submitted for grant funding from the

  legislature. April time frame possible answer- Was not Funded

- Keg Cooler has been repaired with new thermostat

- Deep Fat Fryer is still in need of repair

- PSE Lighting changeout, still waiting on scheduling

 

Legion Riders: (Dave Garrett)

- Working on the 2024 Dust Your Putt Run Apr 27, Stops planned are Camp Union Saloon, Flotation

  Device and Manchester Pub. Burgers and Fries after the ride with registration

- May 25 Participating in the “Unforgotten Run to Tahoma” Meet at the post at 8:15-8:30AM

- Western ROMP will be held in Bellingham August 8-11. Registration available at

  www.legionriderspost7.com/romp-registration/   through June 30 $65, after July 1 $75

- State ALR Rally will be in Amboy, Aug 8-11

 

 

Historian: (Dave Riley)

-   Working is in progress on the books. Have a lot of new and old pictures that will be posted

 

Old Business:

- The Post is in need of a Service Officer. Training is available online and if interested, contact CDR.

  Further information will be provided following Department Convention

- Department Convention will be in Kennewick July 12-14. Lodging info to follow. Candidates to attend are CDR Marsland, Adjutant Nelson and Rick Becker

- SR/JR Color Bearer _None _. 

New Business and Correspondence:

- Nominations for 2024/2025 Post Officers;

 

Commander _Dave Marsland__                          1st Vice Commander __Lee Felder Jr__

 

2nd Vice Commander _Cailin Goldey_                Finance Officer  _None_______

 

Chaplain __Dick Topness_____                               Sergeant-At-Arms __Ernest Williams III__

 

SR/JR Color Bearer _None___________                   Historian  ___Dave Riley__________

 

E-Board Position  1 (WN) _L. “Willie” Nelson_     E-Board Position 2 (PN) _Paul Nelson__

 

Good of The Legion:

- CDR Marsland- If any members have some suggestions for getting more membership participation,

   please contact him.

- Kitchen Freezer has gone out. A new one has been purchased. Thank You to Harley Gaddy

- Rick Becker- April 27, Kitsap Veteran’s Stand Down at Sherridan Park Community Center from 10 AM

  to 2 PM. There will be Accredited VSO’s from the VFW and a mobile unit form the DOL to process

  Drivers Licenses renewals and replacements of both regular and enhanced

-Thank you to the Son’s, Auxiliary, Fat Boy, Jack, Q, Deb, Ernie Jarvis and all others who donated

  funds to grade and fill in the back gravel lot. There is a sewer Line rupture from Yak’s that is in need

  of attention so that the project can be completed

- Harley Gaddy- Past National Son’s of The American Legion National Commander has been invited

  and will be visiting April 18-22.

- Dave Riley-  A group of Branch 10 Sister Post from Nanaimo Canadian Legion will be down for the

  ceremonies. Working on post being open for the Sunday and Monday

- Harley Gaddy- For the Armed Forces Day Parade, the Juniors will be marching alongside the float.

  They are in need of candy for handing out through the parade. Hard individually wrapped is needed.

Adjournment:

 

Motion to adjourn made by   Sean Gray   , seconded by   Dave Riley    Therefore, being no further business to come before the membership,

the meeting was adjourned @  1838   .     

 

 

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              Willie Nelson                                                               Dave Marsland

               Adjutant                                                                        Commander

Meeting Date:     March 19, 2024                     Time:    1800                                                                                                                                                                          

Roll Call of Officers: (P =Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, V = Vacant. F= Fill In)

Commander: Dave Marsland- P

Adjutant: L. “Willie” Nelson- P

1st Vice Commander:  Dr E. Lee Felder Jr- P

2nd Vice Commander: Luis Barbero- P

 

Finance Officer: Rick Baker- P

 

Jr. Past Commander: Dave Garrett- P

 

Chaplin: Dick Topness- P

Sgt-At-Arms: Bruce Fanning- P

 

Historian: Dave Riley- P

 

Sr. Color Bearer: VACANT

Jr. Color Bearer: VACANT

 

Service Officer: VACANT

 

Guests:

Position/Post Representing:

Kari Williams- 149 Auxiliary

Larry Phillips- Squadron 149 S.A.L. Commander

 

Draping of the Charter:

N/A

 

Opening of the Meeting:

 

The meeting was opened in the normal manner by Commander Dave Marsland @  1800    .

  21   Members, including Officers,     2     Guests

 

Minutes of previous meeting:

Motion to accept the reading of the minutes as Corrected made by _Harley Gaddy  , seconded by  Pete Gould  .

motion carried.

 

Finance Officer’s Report:

Finance Officers report read, Motion to accept made by   Elizabeth Schutte   , seconded by _Sean Gray , motion

carried.

 

Statements from Guests:

Kari Williams- The Juniors program is up and running, they had their first fundraiser at the past steak night,

and the Auxiliary made a sizable donation the Sea Cadets Program

Sick call:

None

 

New Members and Transfers:

New Members-  Transfers – 2. Motion by Adjutant to accept all new members and transfers was seconded by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

_Dave Riley, motion carried. Additional motion to cover 2025 Per Capita amounts for new members joining

Mar, Apr, May and Jun by Adjutant Nelson, Seconded by _Harley Gaddy. Discussion- Question was approx. how

many potential members would this be? Answer is estimated perhaps 12-15. Motion carried

 

Membership (Goal 432 ): ( Lee Felder Jr )

-  350_ Traditional + 76 PUFL + 6 transfers= _432_ ( 100 %_) as of Department report dtd 03/01/2024 .

   Motion to accept Membership report by  Lee Felder , seconded by   Pete Gould , Motion carried

- 1st Vice Commander Felder has been conducting buddy checks on the post membership. So far, he

   has contacted over 500 members to see how they are doing.

 

 

                                            COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

Activities: (Luis Barbero)

- Wednesdays. 3-ball pool games starting at 3PM

- Fridays Post has King of Clubs 6PM

- 1st Saturday of the month is Steak Nite April is The Son’s April will be the 13th

 

 

Building: (Larry Phillips Primary/Rick Baker Secondary)

- Lower HVAC System is having issues. Randy’ H/C have been over several times to make repairs.

  Looking at a new system in the near future. F.O. Baker has submitted for grant funding from the

  legislature. April time frame possible answer

- Some proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle and King of Clubs have gone towards building repairs. Kitchen

  Faucet and spray arm were replaced and now will need to go for the repair of one of the deep fat

  Fryers.

Legion Riders: (Dave Garrett)

- Working on the 2024 Dust Your Putt Run Apr 27, Stops planned are Camp Union Saloon, Flotation

  Device and Manchester Pub. Burgers and Fries after the ride with registration

- Western ROMP will be held in Bellingham August 8-11. Registration available at

  www.legionriderspost7.com/romp-registration/   through June 30 $65, after July 1 $75

- State ALR Rally will be in Amboy, Aug 8-11

- Saturday Mar 23 the Riders will be manning a membership booth at Silverdale Harley for their Spring

  Opener

Historian: (Dave Riley)

-   Working is in progress on the books

Old Business:

- The Post is in need of a Service Officer. Training is available online and if interested, contact CDR.

  Further information will be provided following Department Convention

- SR/JR Color Bearer _None_. 

- 1ST Vice Commander Felder noted that he has met with area Schools for Boys State and will be

  meeting with the head of Bremerton schools and Cross-pointe.

New Business and Correspondence:

- Letter asking about the possible purchase of N. Wycoff Parking Lot  E-board has declined this action

- Adjutant Nelson- Noted that beginning April and May Nominations for 2025 Post Officers will begin

  with voting to occur in June. There will be no write in nominees

Good of The Legion:

- CDR Marsland- If any members have some suggestions for getting more membership participation,

   please contact him.

- Kitchen Freezer has gone out. A new one has been chosen, waiting to purchase. Funds have been

  Donated.

- Rick Becker- April 27, Kitsap Veteran’s Stand Down at Sherridan Park Community Center from 10 AM

  to 2 PM. There will be Accredited VSO’s from the VFW and a mobile unit form the DOL to process

  Drivers Licenses renewals and replacements of both regular and enhanced

- Department Convention will be in Kennewick July 12-14. Lodging info to follow

- 4 Members with 50 years of Legion membership 3 are Vietnam James Corso, Gerald Drake and Pete

  Halvorson. Would like to make these Honorary Life Members and one form WWII, Donald Moyer

  (already a Honorary Life) Motion by _Adjutant Nelson, seconded by Harley Gaddy Motion carries

- Harley Gaddy- Past National Son’s of The American Legion National Commander has been invited

  and will be visiting April 18-22.

- Elizabeth Schutte wanted to give a hand to the amount of participation at and from the post for

  Events.

- Dave Garrett read the Presidential proclamation for Vietnam Veterans Day, the Governor’s Executive Order

  for State Vietnam Veteran’s Day and the Commemorative Flag. The VNV Ceremony will be held at the Bainbridge Island

  Post on March 23 beginning at noon.

 

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn made by   Rick Baker , seconded by  Sean Gray Therefore, being no further business to come

before the membership, the meeting was adjourned @  1835   .     

                   ON FILE                                                                          ON FILE         

              Willie Nelson                                                               Dave Marsland

               Adjutant                                                                         Commander

 

 

 

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