2011 Minutes

Minutes from11/1/11 General Meeting

Meeting called to order at 7 PM by Johnny Gossett

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

POW/MIA Memorial: Gary

Roll Call - Rich, Jerry, Paul, Johnny, Charles, Gary, Don . 

Reading of the Minutes- 

Treasurer Report: $ not on web  

Prayer: by Charles

Visitors:   1 visitor - Andrew Ridge guest speaker on insurance

Communications: Rich talked with State President about the 990N IRS form.  Our form is in.

Honor Guard - 3 funerals in last 3 weeks.  $500 gift to chapter from 1 family.  Saturday Vets celebration - need honor guard.  10:30 set up.  

Members: 52

Fundraising: Pizza Inn was a success.  Sam’s Club on Nov. 10, Walmart 544 on the 11th.  Mary Jo will schedule next April and October.

Nov 8 and 9 at Horry School of Technology and Arts

New Business:  Unity Church, PTSD on Nov 11.  

Motion passed - to buy 11 $300 gift cards for Christmas party

December 6th - Christmas Party 6 PM

Charles led God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM


Minutes from10/4/11 General Meeting

Meeting called to order at 7 PM by Johnny Gossett
Pledge of Allegiance by Charles
POW/MIA Memorial: Gary
Roll Call - Rich, Jerry, Paul, Johnny, Charles, Gary, Don . 
Reading of the Minutes- none from Sept


Treasurer Report: $ not on web 


Prayer: by Charles


Visitors:    3 visitors


Communications: 


Honor Guard - Veterans Day at Conway memorial


Members:  52 on last roster (3 more than June), 6 associates


Fundraising: November 11th, Surfside Walmart selling poppies.  Sign up for the Pizza Inn fundraiser on Oct. 18th.  


Old Business:  Sept 16th - some members attended POW/MIA Remembrance at Warbird Park, sponsored by Rolling Thunder.


New Business: Starting Oct. 19th, Sam’s Club will give $15 gift card to a restaurant if you are a veteran (renew or submit a membership)


Myrtle Beach American Legion Post 196, 2 visitors.  Meet at Senior Center (across from Pelican’s Park) right now on 3rd Saturday, 10 AM 


Next month, insurance agent will come and talk about Medicare and other insurances for vets.


Charles and Jerry went to Monck’s Corner to State Council meeting.  WWII vets - ceremony on Nov. 10 on the Yorktowne


Next meeting we should decide about our Christmas Party and what we are donating this year and to whom.


Motion - $300 Walmart gift card for a member who is very ill and in need.

Honor Flight - Oct 26th, 8 PM at airport


Charles led God Bless America


Meeting adjourned at 7:48 PM


Minutes from 6/7/11 General Meeting

Meeting called to order at 7:05 PM by Johnny Gossett


Pledge of Allegiance by Charles


POW/MIA Memorial: Gary


Roll Call - Rich, Jerry, Paul, Johnny, Charles, Gary, Don . 


Reading of the Minutes- approved


Treasurer Report: $not on web  


Prayer: by Charles


Visitors:  5 visitors tonight


Communications: Bob Hawkins congrats on services and parade.  VVA State thanks 925 for $100 for newsletter.  


Honor Guard - Military Appreciation Day parade.  Well received. Memorial Day service was really good.  Was in the Sun News and TV13.  Need to do more for the parade for next year...pens, etc. for the table, flags to hand out.  


Members:  49 on last roster, 7 associates


Fundraising: May 27th fundraiser was cancelled by Sam’s.  This has become a source of controversy as an ex-member may be behind this.  We will look for Walmart in Sept or October.   Looking for Pizza Inn fundraiser in October 18 or 19th.


Old Business:  None


New Business: Denny’s gives 10% discount for veterans.  Ron-Jon’s on Tuesday nights is Veterans Night.  Barefoot Landing


Charles led God Bless America


Meeting adjourned at 7:35


Minutes from 4/5/11 General Meeting

Meeting called to order at 7 PM by Rich Gregory


Pledge of Allegiance by Rich


POW/MIA Memorial: Gary


Roll Call - Rich, Jerry, Paul, Johnny, Charles, Gary, Rich S. 


Reading of the Minutes- approved


Treasurer Report: $not on web  


Communications: None


Members:  51 on last roster, 7 associates


Fundraising: MJ Hayes passed out info on Pizza Inn.  Sam’s Club - Friday, May 13, 27th

                     9:30 - 


Check being sent to State Council for newsletter - $100

Must file with National for new officers, financial forms


Parade - May 28th....muster up at 7:30 AM  2500 North Oak St.  Convention Center  9:45 parade start.  Black chapter shirt if you have it.  Need to order more applications


Chili’s does fundraiser.  Get 10%  Must have the flyer you make to get credit.


Aug 15-21 National Convention


Charles report on Region 3 conference.  $2000 for funeral if 100% disabled.  New medallion for tombstone for Vietnam vets.  


March 30th is Vietnam Veterans Day.


Elections: President - Johnny Gossett, VP - Charles Squires, 1st VP- Rich Gregory, 2nd VP- Jerry Hearl

Secretary - Gary McCormick, Treasurer - Paul Baccarny, Sergeant-At-Arms - Don Hayes, Chaplin - Charles Squires, Asst. Chaplin - Don Hayes


Officers are Board of Directors - 2 year term for both


Secretary cast 1 vote for officers. Slate Approved. Jonny is also our Service Officer and meets with DAV on Wednesday.  


Voted to give Conway DAV $500 toward a new van that takes vets to Charleston VA.  Theirs is broken.


Charles led “God Bless America”


Meeting adjourned at 7:51


Minutes from 2/1/11 General Meeting

Meeting called to order at 7 PM by Rich Gregory


Pledge of Allegiance by Rich


POW/MIA Memorial: Gary


Roll Call - Rich, Jerry, Paul, Johnny, Charles, Gary, Rich S. 


Reading of the Minutes- approved


Treasurer Report: $not on web


Communications- Card from Watts family and donation for honor guard.  Bill for state newsletter.  


New members: 1 transfer, 1 visitor


Fundraising - April 19th, Pizza Inn fund raiser.  We have 16 people signed up.  


Honor Guard-  1 funeral this month.  Drill coming soon


Membership -   50 members, 1 new transfer member, 7 associates


Old BUSINESS- pens handed out that will be distributed at the state convention

John McCain will be grand marshall for Parade.  May 28th, Saturday.  Parade about 9:30.  We can have a booth and participate in the parade.  



NEW BUSINESS- State convention - March 13th in Columbia.  Pens are for goodie bags.  Magnetic stickers will also be in there.  Board members will be paid $250 each to cover expenses.  Any board member can attend quarterly meetings in place of delegates.  


Selection of nominating committee tonight - Laverne, Jerry, and Johnny are the committee.


Vietnam Veterans Education Outreach Program:  starting up in this school year in Horry County Schools.  We will be going into middle and high schools to speak to History classes when they are studying Vietnam.  We have some members who signed up to be involved.


Ron: 126,000 vets returning with PTSD from Afghanistan and Iraq.  Over 120 suicides.  

CombatHealth.com - social network for returning soldiers.  Includes families of soldiers 


Wendell Allen from county VA office will be here next month.


God Bless America led by Charles Squires.


Meeting adjourned at 7:42 PM


Minutes from 1/4/11 General Meeting

Meeting called to order at 7 PM by Rich Gregory


Pledge of Allegiance by Rich


POW/MIA Memorial: Gary


Roll Call - Rich, Jerry, Paul, Johnny, Charles, Gary 


Reading of the Minutes- none (Christmas party last meeting)


Treasurer Report: $not on web


Communications- Thank you card for Honor Guard from funeral.  Donation of $180.

Thank you card for the $250 gift card.  Another Thank you card for $250 gift card.

April 1st convention - our chapter is bringing the 5 service flags.  Must be there Thursday, 31st of March


Fundraising- April 19th at Pizza Inn. Church St. 4 PM - 10 PM.  Get all tips, need to advertise locally.  


Honor Guard- did 2 funerals this month.  Family very appreciative of our honors.  Meeting 4-6 weeks to drill.


Membership - 50 members



OLD BUSINESS- None


NEW BUSINESS - Jerry and Charles are going to the convention.  

Sam’s Club - Memorial Day weekend poppy sale 
Military Appreciation Day - May 28th, Saturday.  We need to be there.


Program at the VA Clinic - housing for homeless vets.  Has gotten 44 vets and families off the streets.  Furniture needed.  Contact Karen Knight, 843-477-0177 if you have any.


Nominating Committee - Must be in place in March.


Jerry, Paul are selected as signers for checks and Jerry to get a chapter credit card.  Approved


God Bless America led by Charles


Meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM.

 © Gary McCormick 2012