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Albert C. Kean Post 149 Executive Board Minutes

Meeting Date  February 06, 2024                                            Time:   1730            

Roll Call of Officers: (P = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, L = Late, V = Vacant)

 

P

Commander- Dave Marsland-P

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

2nd Vice Commander- Lou Barbero- P

Finance Officer- Rick Baker- P

Jr. Past Commander- Dave Garrett- P

Member at Large (2024)- Willie Nelson- P

Member at Large (2024)- Paul Nelson- P

Member at Large (2025)- Jon Wright- E

Member at Large (2025)- Bruce Fanning- P

Member at Large (2026)- Dave Riley- P

 

 Member at Large (2026)- Dana Bolte- P

 

Total Voting Members Present   10   (7 Minimum)              

    

Guest(s):   Bob Theal- 3rd District Commander

 

Guest Statements:  Mid-Winter update- Post Service Officer is no longer allowed due to liabilities, All VA Claims

must go through the WA Legion Service Officer- Easter Luli

CKFR Station 45 in Illahee will be opening Mid-March/Early April, Post is providing their first flag.

March 10- District Spring Conference will be in Port Townsend

Department Constitution and By Laws- A draft has been sent to the representatives and a committee will be

needed for this. If interested, contact District Vice Commander Chris Bate. There will be 2 representatives from each district on this committee

Department Convention- Kennewick, July 18-21

 

Minutes of Previous Meeting:

Motion to accept reading of minutes made by    Paul Nelson  , seconded by

 _Dave Garrett   , motion carried

 

 Finance Report:

Finance report from the previous meeting was read, Motion to accept made by

_ Paul Nelson   , seconded by _DR. Lee Felder   , motion carried.

CD#1 is maturing and drawing a minimal interest amount. After researching rates, Motion by Paul Nelson

to convert this to a 36 month maturation rate at a higher rate. Seconded by Dave Garrett, Motion Carries

Expenditures from King of Clubs and 50/50:

KoC- $3000 Post upper Heaters, $2500 Post Insurance and $1500 Post Bills (Nov 20)

50/50- $1000 Post Upper Heaters, $360 Patio Cover, $300 New Grill, $283 Kitchen repairs, $307.25 Kitchen Repairs,
300 Post Cameras, $800 Front Reader Board repair, $940 Payroll and $584 Patio Cover

 

 Old/New Business:

  1. Lower HVAC Unit is acting up. Appears to be maintaining. A grant request has been sent to our local legislator and waiting for response

  2. Kitchen freezer status? Unit is unreliable and working on funding to replace- Pending

  3. Rick Baker- One of the Deep Fat Fryers is inoperative. Will need to contact All Trades Mechanical. Waiting for funding to free up. On going

  4. F.O Baker- Contacted PSE for Lighting effeminacy and change out from fluorescent to LEDs. This will save Approx $500 annually. This will be at no cost to the post. PSE is backed up and will schedule when available. Still waiting

 

 Good of the Legion:

  1.  Continue looking at remainder 2024 to see where the post is standing and working on.

  2. Security gate for the back deck. Options available for $300-$900. Looking at another fabricator. This is ongoing

 

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn made by   Dave Riley    seconded by      Paul Nelson   , meeting adjourned at   1828         .

 

 

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   L. “Willie” Nelson                                                    H. Dave Marsland

           Adjutant                                                                Commander

Meeting Date  January 02, 2024                                            Time:   1730    .             

Roll Call of Officers: (P = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, L = Late, V = Vacant)

 

Commander- Dave Marsland- P

1st Vice Commander- Dr E. Lee Felder- A

2nd Vice Commander- Lou Barbero- P

Finance Officer- Rick Baker- P

Jr. Past Commander- Dave Garrett- P

Member at Large (2024)- Willie Nelson- P

Member at Large (2024)- Paul Nelson- P

Member at Large (2025)- Jon Wright- P

Member at Large (2025)- Bruce Fanning- A

Member at Large (2026)- Dave Riley- P

Member at Large (2026)- Dana Bolte- P

 

Total Voting Members Present   9      (7 Minimum)               

   

Guest(s)   Bob Theal- 3rd Dist Commander, Chris Bater- 3rd Dist Vice CDR, Kathy Bates- Post 26 past CDR,

Nicole Hill- Post 26 Adjutant

 

Guest Statements:

 Bob Theal- Introduced Nocole Hill to see how we conduct business, Mentioned Mid-Winter is Feb 2-4 in Olympia,

CKFR Station 45 will open Mid /Late Feb. Post 149 will provide first 3x5 flag

Chris Bates- Membership pressing. Per National, 149 was at 83%, If attending Mid-Winter, and making reservations,

please let him know, will be asking National membership why the increase on dues, a workable Department has been

submitted.

Kathy Bates- None

Nicole Hill- None

 

Minutes of Previous Meeting:

Motion to accept reading of minutes made by   Dave Garrett   , seconded by

 _Paul Nelson  , motion carried

 

 Finance Report:

Finance report from the previous meeting was read, Motion to accept made by

_Paul Nelson    , seconded by _Lou Barbero   , motion carried.

CD#1 will mature in February, the interest is only 1.3% for a roll-over, by closing that one and moving to KCU,

it will go to 5.3%. Motion was made to move to KCU made by Paul Nelson, Seconded by Dana Bolte, after discussion,

Motion was redacted pending research of other options

  

Old/New Business:

  1. Lower HVAC Unit is acting up. Appears to be maintaining

  2. Kitchen freezer status? Unit is unreliable and working on funding to replace

  3. First of the year and with that is the annual minimum wage increases IAW the CPIW of 3.2%. increase the minimum wage to the state level

  4. Rick Baker- One of the Deep Fat Fryers is inoperative. Will need to contact All Trades Mechanical. Waiting for funding to free up. On going

  5. F.O Baker- Contacted PSE for Lighting effeminacy and change out from fluorescent to LEDs. This will save Approx $500 annually. This will be at no cost to the post. PSE is backed up and will schedule when available. Still waiting

 

Good of the Legion:

  1.  Continue looking at remainder 2024 to see where the post is standing and working on.

  2. National Per Capita dues are increasing on the 2025 membership year. This will also increase our dues to $60 annually beginning July 1, 2024 for the 2025 was to cover the increase, Second reading at the January General Membership Meeting

  3. Update for new alarm and security panel. Each person with a key has their own security code. Waiting replacement of outside attenuator

  4. Security gate for the back deck. Options available for $300-$900. Looking at another possible fabricator

 

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn made by    Dave Riley    seconded by    Paul Nelson   , meeting adjourned at   1818         .

 

 

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   L. “Willie” Nelson                                                        H. Dave Marsland

           Adjutant                                                                  Commander

Meeting Date  December 5, 2023                                            Time:   1730    .             

Roll Call of Officers: (P = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, L = Late, V = Vacant)

 

Commander Dave Marsland- P

1st Vice Commander Dr Lee Felder- P

2nd Vice Commander Lou Barbero- P

Finance Officer Rick Baker- P

Jr. Past Commander Dave Garrett-P

Member at Large (2024)-Paul Nelson- E

Member at Large (2024) Willie Nelson - P

Member at Large (2025) Jon Wright-  P

Member at Large (2025) Bruce Fanning- P

Member at Large (2026) Dave Riley-P

Member at Large (2026) Dana Bolte- P

 

Total Voting Members Present    9  (7 Minimum)                  

Guest(s)   Bob Theal, 3rd Dist CMDR, Chris Bates 3rd Dist VCMDR, Kathy Bates, Post 26 Past CMDR,

Larry Phillips S.A.L. 149 CMDR, Ron Janisch, Legionnaire

 

Guest Statements:

Bob Theal- Presented the 911 Operator of the Year Award at Kitsap CenCom, Should get with Brem PD, and

FD for LEO of the year and Fire/EMT of the year. Waiting for CKFR Station 45 to open and the post will

provide their first flag, Still looking for a District Veterans Service Officer, Looking for a POC for Bremerton

High in the NJROTC

Chris Bates- Noted that Mid-Winter Conference will be Feb 2-4 in Olympia at the Double Tree Inn. 

Any questions email him at (bts.chrstphr@gmail.com).

Provided a list of 110 members for possible transfers

People may renew multi-year times ON LINE ONLY

Kathy Bates- Is the District Congressional Liasson with Rep Kilmer

A member of the Olympic Quilts of Valor, go to QOVF.ORG/nominations & awards to nominate a member.

CANNOT be a surprise to the member,

 

Minutes of Previous Meeting:

Motion to accept reading of minutes made by   Dave Garrett    , seconded by _Bruce Fanning  , motion carried

 

 

 

Finance Report:

Finance report from the previous meeting was read, Motion to accept made by

_ Dave Riley  , seconded by _Lee Felder   , motion carried.

All bills paid and current, all Licenses are up to date.

Finance goal for 2024 is to have ample amount in savings to cover licenses and major balloon payment for insurance.

 

 

 

Old/New Business:

  1. Status of Audit committee- Dana Bolte (Chair), Members- Jen Doering, Carl

       Johnson. Chair will present at December General Meeting

  1. Lower HVAC Unit is acting up. Appears to be maintaining

  2. Kitchen freezer status? Unit is unreliable and working on funding to replace

  3. First of the year and with that is the annual minimum wage increases IAW the CPIW of 3.2%.Motion by F.O. Baker to allow the 3.2% on employees and the increase the minimum wage to the state level was seconded by Dave Riley, Motion carried with 8 Aye, 0 Nay

 

 

Good of the Legion:

  1.  Bldg Maintenance-. For dance floor, need to see about replacing the strip lighting in the toe rail. Completed

  2. Continue looking at 2024 to see where the post is standing and working on.

  3. Rick Baker- One of the Deep Fat Fryers is inoperative. Will need to contact All Trades Mechanical. Waiting for funding to free up. On going

  4. F.O Baker- Contacted PSE for Lighting effeminacy and change out from fluorescent to LEDs. This will save Approx $500 annually. This will be at no cost to the post. PSE is backed up and will schedule when available. Still waiting

  5. Commander Marsland will be hosting the Annual Commanders Day at the post on Jan1, MUST have 2024 membership card or can renew that day.

  6. National Per Capita dues are increasing on the 2025 membership year. This will also increase our dues. A motion by F.O. Baker to increase dues to $60 annually beginning July 1, 2024 for the 2025 was to cover the increase, seconded by Bruce Fanning passed with 8 Aye, 1 Nay

 

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn made by   Rick Baker   seconded by    Dave Garrett  , meeting adjourned at   1855 .

 

 

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   L. “Willie” Nelson                                                    H. Dave Marsland

           Adjutant                                                                Commander

 

 

 

 

Meeting Date  November 7, 2023                                            Time:   1725    .             

Roll Call of Officers: (P = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, L = Late, V = Vacant)

 

Commander: Dave Marsland- P

1st Vice Commander: Dr Lee Felder- E

 

2nd Vice Commander: Lou Barbero- P

Finance Officer: Rick Baker-P

Jr. Past Commander: Dave Garrett- P

Member at Large (2024) Willie Nelson- P

Member at Large (2024) Paul Nelson- P

Member at Large (2025) Jon Wright- P

Member at Large (2025) Bruce Fanning-P

 

Member at Large (2026) Dave Riley- P

 

Member at Large (2026) Dana Bolte- P

 

Total Voting Members Present    10    (7 Minimum)        

          

Guest(s)   None

 

Guest Statements:

N/A

 

Minutes of Previous Meeting:

Motion to waive the reading of the minutes from the previous meeting were read, Motion to accept reading of

minutes made by   Paul Nelson   , seconded by _Dave Garrett  , motion carried

 

 

 

Finance Report:

Finance report from the previous meeting was read, Motion to accept made by

_Paul Nelson   , seconded by _Lou Barbero  , motion carried.

All bills and taxes are paid and up to date

 

 

 

Old/New Business:

  1. Status of Audit committee- Dana Bolte (Chair), Members- Jen Doering, Carl

      Johnson. Chair is correlating final information for presentation to the Membership at the October

     General Membership meeting. Still needs a couple of receipts from bookkeeper. Will be completed by 21 Nov

   2. Lower HVAC Unit is acting up. Randy’s people have come and effected repairs but this will need replacement

       in the future. Randy’s H/C have affected several repairs and with the upper unit changed out, F.O Baker

       contacted PSE and they are not offering rebates going from gas to electric. Monitoring in progress

 

 

Good of the Legion:

  1.  Bldg Maintenance-. For dance floor, need to see about replacing the strip lighting in the toe rail. This is in progress

  2. Post’s intentions for Veterans Day? F.O Baker is looking to see who to contact for a booth at the fairgrounds. Randy’s H/C will sponsor domestic tap beer and wine for all veterans and active-duty personnel. Lounge manager looking at a “Drink Special” for non-members. There will be membership table for all legs of the Legion. Hamburgers and fries will be available for $15 Raffles will be held as well. Sheryl Baker will be in the kitchen, have volunteers to work with her. Need a person in the lounge to man a membership spot, and sell the 50/50.

  3. Early Bird Dinner Day will be Nov 18. Still in planning. Proposed Main dish will be Prime Rib. Ready to go for the shopping week prior. There is a sign up in the lounge.

  4. Continue looking at 2024 to see where the post is standing and working on.

  5. On Nov 10 at the Marvin Williams Center, from 6-9PM, Doc Luvs Kids would like to have a representative each pillar of the Legion to attend.

  6. Rick Baker- One of the Deep Fat Fryers is inoperative. Will need to contact All Trades Mechanical. Waiting for funding to free up.

  7. F.O Baker- Contacted PSE for Lighting effeminacy and change out from fluorescent to LEDs. This will save Approx $500 annually. This will be at no cost to the post. PSE is backed up and will schedule when available.

  8. The kitchen freezer is not reliable and is sporadic in working. A member has offered to donate $350 to a new one, the riders will be asked to donate and the other legs.

  9. Dave Riley is trying to re-establish the hands across the border with our sister post of the Canadian Legion Branch 10 in Nanaimo. He also will be attending their Remembrance Day ceremonies.

 

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn made by    Paul Nelson   seconded by    Dave Riley  , meeting adjourned at   1757       .

 

 

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   L. “Willie” Nelson                                                     H. Dave Marsland

        Adjutant                                                                  Commander

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