Post 108 Meeting
8 November 2022
• Opening Ritual - 1800
o Post Chaplain
o POW/MIA Chair
We now have a Post Service Officer, Joe (Physco) Dugan
Mike Flannery transferred to Post Everlasting. Service Wednesday 9 Nov, interment, and military honors to be held at Heritage Memorial Park, Dewey, 1300hrs.
Food Drives for PV Food Bank, Bring canned food to our meetings and the church will add to theirs and deliver to food bank.
District 8 Meeting was held on 15 Oct. District 8 Picnic rules were amended. Location for 2023 picnic will be at High Desert Park in Black Canyon City, 3rd Sat in Sept.
Flags – 11 Nov and 7 Dec are the next dates. Pick up the flags from the shed at 0645, meet at Denny’s at 0700.
Veterans Day Parade, 11 Nov. Prescott. We are entry #26, staging at 0930 and parade starts at 1100. Glassford Place Visit, 11 Nov. Prescott Valley. Meet at 1400hrs.
13 Dec Meeting – there will be a potluck, 1700. ALR to meet at 1645 in the back room so the Aux can set things up.
• Roll Call – Quorum is present. Commander excused. 23 Members.
• Minutes of Previous Meeting Motion to approve the minutes made by Doug Keller, seconded by Sam Clark,
• Introduction of guests, prospective and new members.
o District 8 Commander John Timmons. Provided and Finance Officer manual. Discussed the Revitalization event on 16 Nov, start time 1000 and to be held at Post 25 Cottonwood.
• Announcements/Upcoming Events
o Chuck Leon reported that he has received the free tickets and delivered to Mountain View Elementary for the Polar Express. The school was happy to receive these and will provide bus transportation to Williams where the kids will board the train to the North Pole to meet Santa. Chuck thanked the post for the support in getting this completed.
• Certificates and Recognition, none
• Committee Reports
o Finance – Checking acct statement balance is $3,138.68. Savings is $3,199.85; Woodbury Financial is $21,367.29; Ready cash is 147.91. Note, this is $701.00 increase from last report.
o Membership – 1st Vice, goal of 83 members for 2023 so far. Currently we are at 83.1% of our goal, with 69 members now renewed. John Moffitt has reached out
to about 90 members from the post 100 report and has 2 transfers. Transfer paperwork given to Commander Timmons to be delivered to Dept on Wednesday.
o Fund Raising Report – 2nd Vice, Orders still coming in on the honor plaques on the flag poles. Have not heard back from Texas Roadhouse. Will try and set something up with the places we have held dinners at before.
o ALR Report – No Report.
o Fall Conference Report, Adjutant – Passed on information that was picked up from the convention, Attended the Club committee, Media relations committee and AZALR meetings. If any members are interested in Public Relations, National has the TALMA that you can join to get training and support. They will also provide Media credentials.
o Website – 47 hits this month.
o 2023 Boy’s state – No updates,
o 2023 Oratorical – on track to date, there is an interest from about 4 students at Bradshaw Mountain HS.
o 2023 ALLECA – No updates
o Flags – Peggy Schmidt reported that the new plaques are on the flag poles and need to work with the Central group on getting these up.
Sam Clark moved to accept the Officer’s Report, with Finance Report subject to Audit, 2nd by Mike Covell, passed.
• Sick Call
o Tim (Digger) Roeder’s mother-in-law passed away in Albuquerque last week. Tim made it back for the meeting and will be going back this weekend.
o Mike Siavelis recently had shoulder surgery, was at the ALR meeting and is doing well.
• Post Service Officer’s Report, Joe Dugan. He is getting set up with training.
• Old Business
o CPR hours, make sure you have your hours submitted. Logbook is available at the meeting or send to Ron Arrigoni.
o PV Adopt-A-Highway is on hold.
o Dept proposal on legacy members. No updates
o Boy’s State price increase, no updates.
• New Business (and Correspondence)
• The Good of the American Legion.
o New Project ideas: members willing to head up and participate in.
o Public Affairs/Relations Officer, and Flag Captain still needed.
o Post Chaplin let us know that this year’s Prescott Stand Down went well and this year the VA attended both days, first time in about 10 years.
• Next Meeting Date and Location – 13 DEC, PVUMC.
• Closing prayer, Post Chaplin
• Adjourned at 1845 hrs.
Ron Arrigoni, Adjutant