American Legion Minutes
April 15, 2021
The meeting was gaveled to order at 7:10 PM by Commander Jennings-Flynn.
Chaplain McKellar opened the meeting with a prayer which was followed by the presentation of the colors and the POW/MIA flag. Commander then lead the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and the preamble to the AL constitution.
Adjutant called officer roll and established we had a quorum.
Mike Flynn made a motion that the March Minutes be approved as presented electronically to all members prior to the meeting. The motion was seconded and passed on a voice vote.
We had two new members: Donna Elmore who served in the Navy as a corpsman
and Billy Brewer who also had served in the Navy.
Finance: Our checking account balance was $3,327.62. A thousand dollars will be transferred to savings account. Following comments by George Snell, a motion was made by Mike Flynn to transfer $400 to the Veterans Emergency Fund. The motion was seconded and approved by voice vote. Our building fund is $24,821.03 with total current assets at $30,809.58. Copies of the report were available for interested members. Ted Ritts made a motion to accept the report subject to review. Motion was seconded and passed on a voice vote.
ALR: Richard Cole said they held nominations at their last meeting and will be voting on officers at the next meeting. They are riding to Crosby Post 658 Saturday. The Post is holding a gun and knife show. They are also planning an extended ride through Louisiana in September.
Ted Ritts reminded the audience we need to sell more raffle tickets soon as the drawing will take place at or next meeting on May 20th.
Brad Halliday and Dave Holguin reported on Boys State. It will be virtual again this year. As of today, seven students have signed up to participate. We have not been able to make contact with councilors at Spring H.S. Brad will reach out again to see if we can get some of those students to participate.
Commander Jennings-Flynn reminded us that the VFW is holding a cook off on May 29 and 30 and A.L. needs to provide teams who can cook hot dogs and hamburgers both days.
Scott Hebert brought up the fact we haven’t been asked to participate in Honor Guard activities with the VFW like we did in the past and that we need to reinvigorate our program. He volunteered to manage this and started a sign-up sheet.
There are two open spots on our roster (VC and Judge Advocate). Commander asked the membership if there were any nominations from the floor and there were none. Our election of officers will be May 20th at our next meeting. Commander Jennings-Flynn volunteered to check on getting a reservation for our spring picnic (June meeting) at which time newly elected officers will be installed.
David Holguin passed out flyers for a BBQ and car wash at his church on Saturday April 24 from 11-3 PM. David also asked to see if we could change our meeting day so we don’t conflict with the square dancers. Tamela will see if there are any options available.
Tamela told the group about our Consolidated Post Report requirement which is submitted in May. She encouraged every member to review their calendars and report back all community volunteer hours, donations ($, blood or merchandise) made between July 1, 2020 to today. Responses should be texted to Tamela at 832-482-5523
There being no other business, the meeting ws adjourned at 8:30PM
Ed Schott – Adjutant