2013 Minutes

Chapter 925 Meeting, November 5, 2013

Meeting called to order at 7: 02 PM by Bob McCray, Johnny Gossett presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Visitors:  Carol Williamson, RN, John Mahoney, Mike Hatfield

Pledge of Allegiance by John

Prayer:  by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: Gary

Roll Call -  Gary, Bob, Johnny, Rich

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $not on web

Membership:  67 members, 6 AVVA

Communications:  None

Honor Guard - No funerals.  Card from Carolyn Herring.  Veterans Day on the 11th in Conway.  11 AM

Fundraising: Sam’s Club, Nov. 8th.  Question on why only 1 day.    Minutes from June state 1 day.  Looking at 1 day at Walmart or 2 days at Sam’s.

New Business:  Scouts, papers will be signed on November 25th.

Horry County ATA - November 7th.  Sign up sheet

Chapter will give 10 $250 gift cards for Christmas. Motion passed.

Christmas Party next meeting on the 3rd.  

Meeting adjourned at 7:45


Chapter 925 Meeting, October 1, 2013

Meeting called to order at 7: 00 PM by Bob McCray, Johnny Gossett presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Visitors:  3  Kathy Keister, National AVVA Vice President - 

Talked about the In Memory Plaque and electronic book

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Prayer:  by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: Gary

Roll Call -  Gary, Bob, Johnny, Charles, Rich

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $not on web

Membership:  67 members, 6 AVVA

Communications:  Jerry and Charles went to State Council meeting. 

Honor Guard - Deceased Vets plaque to be put up tonight by manager.

Chaplain: Wants to be contacted when someone is sick

 Fundraising: Sam’s Club, Nov. 8th.  Be aware of proper conduct.  Stay behind table...only 1 side of the door.  

Old Business:  Motion to hold charter for the Boy and Cub Scout Troop meeting at Ocean Bay Middle School was approved.  

New Business:  Rich attended POW/MIA ceremony at Warbird Park.  Nice ceremony.  

Horry County ATA - November 7th.  Sign up sheet

Meeting adjourned at 7:57


Chapter 925 Meeting, September 3, 2013

Meeting called to order at 7: 00 PM by Bob McCray, Johnny Gossett presiding

Visitors:  3 

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Prayer:  by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: Gary

Roll Call -  Gary, Don,  Johnnie, Charles, Rich, Jerry, Paul

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $not on web

Membership:  66 members, 6 AVVA

Communications:  Thank Rich Gregory for 10th Anniversary Dinner.  Check in July $100 Camp Corral.

Honor Guard -  Lot of comments from Laverne’s funeral.  Carol was very appreciative and Laverne will be sorely missed.  Honor Guard added 2 more members and outfits were purchased

Chaplain:  Lloyd called about 18 numbers and some members came who were called. 

 Fundraising:  Sam’s Club, November 8th, All Day starting 9 AM.  Be aware of proper conduct.  Stay behind table...only 1 side of the door.  

IRS may audit chapters and Secretary now must have DD-214 for each member.

New Business:  
Charles wants to schedule funeral director to talk about what you, as a vet, get or need.   

Gary brought up about sponsoring a Cub Scout and Boy Scout troop.  Charles will check into legal.  Chapter will only sponsor one group and no more.  Motion is tabled until next meeting.

Charles and Jerry will go to the State Chapter meeting

Meeting adjourned at 7:57


Chapter 925 Meeting, June 4, 2013
Meeting called to order at 7: PM by Bob McCray, Johnny Gossett presiding

Visitors:  1, 

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Prayer:  by Lloyd

Folding of the Flag for Gary McCormick’s father - Korea vet

POW/MIA Memorial: Gary

Roll Call -  Gary, Don,  Johnnie, Charles

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $ not on web

Membership:  66 members, 6 AVVA

Communications:  None

Honor Guard -   Parade was really good.  Memorial Day had largest turnout.  Poor chapter turnout so we need more to come.  2 more funerals.  Spread to thin trying to cover everything without more members coming out and supporting

Chaplain:    Lloyd will have a card in September to contact him.  Also will call membership who is not attending any meetings.

 Fundraising:  May 24th and 25th - Sam’s Club  $2600  Next one: Friday, Nov. 8th 9 AM. Charles will check for the following weekend.

Bob Hawkins reported on Military Appreciation Days.

Picnic for 10th Anniversary - would be first Tuesday of July.  Rich has a quote for food.  Gary will send list of members to Ron.  Ron Kim will call everyone.

New Business:  

Make sure that delegates attend next 2 meeting of State Council

Need to order new Honor Guard shirts and more poppies and stickers. Approved

Meeting adjourned at 7:57


Chapter 925 Meeting, May 7, 2013

Meeting called to order at 7:05 PM by Bob McCray, Johnny Gossett presiding

Visitors:  4, 

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Prayer:  by Lyoyd

POW/MIA Memorial: Gary

Roll Call -  Gary, Rich, Paul, Johnnie, Charles, Bob

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $not on web

Membership:  64 members, 6 AVVA

Communications:  None

Honor Guard -   2 funerals this past month.  Jerry read thank you note

Chaplain:    Jerry is recovering, Mary Jo needs some prayers as she is having trouble with her post-surgery

 Fundraising:  May 24th and 25th - Sam’s Club  

New Business:  

Delegates to National Convention:  motion to not send anyone.

Military Appreciation Days - May 25th - need folks for the parade and Sam’s Club.  Trailer will be there for people to ride.  Signups completed

Delegates to State Council:  Johnny Gossett, Ron Kim, Charles Squires, Jerry Hearl

Discussion of 10th Anniversary of Chapter 925

Meeting adjourned at 7:57

Chapter 925 Meeting, April 2, 2013

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

Visitors:  1

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Prayer:  by Charles

POW/MIA Memorial: Gary

Roll Call -  Gary, Don, Paul,  Johnnie, Charles

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $not on web

Membership:  66 members, 6 AVVA

Communications:  None

Honor Guard -   0 funerals this past month

Chaplain:    Jerry sick, Don Hayes was in the hospital 

Fundraising: Pizza Inn is cancelled.  

May 24th and 25th - Sam’s Club  Get 2000 poppies for event.

New Business:  

Slate of new officers - President: John Gossett, Vice: Charles Squires, First Vice: Rich Gregory    2nd Vice: Jerry Hearl   Secretary: Gary McCormick  Tresurer: Paul Baccarny  Chaplain: Lloyd Williamson, Roger Strickland, Sgt at Arms: Bob McCray

Delegates to National Convention : Rich Gregory, Charles Squires, Jerry Hearl
Tabled until next month. Secretary cast vote for slate.  

Military Appreciation Days - May 25th - need folks for the parade and Sam’s Club.  Trailer will be there for people to ride.  Signups next month.

Wendell Allen - register for Camp Lejeune water issue.  VA News Release - by 2015, VA claims it will do all claims in 120 days with 98% accuracy.  2830 Oak St., Conway  8 AM - 4 PM

Ocean Bay Middle School - great success.  Thanks to all the speakers.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50

Chapter 925 Meeting, March 5, 2013

Meeting called to order at 7:04 PM by Don Hayes, Johnny Gossett presiding

Visitors:  2

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Prayer:  by Charles

POW/MIA Memorial: Gary

Roll Call -  Gary, Don, Paul, Jerry, Johnny, Richard, Charles

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $not on web

Vietnam Statistics - read out to membership

Membership:  66 members, 6 AVVA

Communications:  None

Honor Guard -   0 funerals this past month

Chaplain:    None 

 Fundraising: Pizza Inn, May 28th and October 8.  We don’t work there..just advertise.  Motion is tabled.

May 24th and 25th - Sam’s Club 

New Business:  
Election Committee- only changes - Bob Hayes- Sgt at Arms - Lloyd Williamson -Chaplain.  If no further nominations, Secretary will cast one vote to certify slate.

10 year Anniversary of Chapter - in May and 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War.  Looking at some type of picnic or gathering.

Military Appreciation Days - May 25th - need folks for the parade and Sam’s Club

March 13 - Ocean Bay Middle School - need 8 speakers.

Don Hayes is resigning, leaving the chapter and moving.  Jerry spoke of Don’s involvement with Honor Guard and Chapter.

Meeting adjourned at 7:48


Chapter 925 Meeting, February 5, 2013

Meeting called to order at 7:04 PM by Don Hayes, Johnny Gossett presiding

Visitors:  2

Pledge of Allegiance by Jerry

Prayer:  by Charles

POW/MIA Memorial: Gary

Roll Call -  Gary, Don, Paul, Jerry, Johnnie, Richard, Charles

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $not on web

Membership:  66 members, 6 AVVA

Communications:  None

Honor Guard -   2 funerals this past month

Chaplain:   Peggy A. had a stroke.  At a nursing home on Singleton Ridge

Leverne Herring went in nursing home but out now.  MJ Hayes - doing fair, at home.   

 Fundraising: Pizza Inn, April and October - specific dates coming   May - Sam’s Club 

New Business:  Military Appreciation Days - May 27th - 1 ceremony this time, Patriotic Alliance.  Parade starts at 10:30. BC/BS will provide a free picnic meal that day.  

Recognition of member Bob Hawkins as Myrtle Beach Volunteer of the Year.  Johnnie read a letter from Bob which also included a check for $100 for the chapter, part of the money he was awarded.

National Convention- Secretary will find out cost and what chapter reimbursement is from the state.  Motion - we send 2 members to Jacksonville, FL for convention in August 13.  

Mileage Reimbursement -  $.13 per mile for chapter events.  Event coordinators need to send list of participants to Gary McCormick who will maintain a database to keep track of all information.  Mileage will be paid once a year.

Nomination Committee - need to have a slate for March meeting.  Stan, Rich Singleton, Bob McCray volunteered.  

March 13 - Ocean Bay Middle School - need 8 speakers.

Meeting adjourned at 7:38


Chapter 925 Meeting, January 8, 2013

Meeting called to order at 7:04 PM by Don Hayes, Johnny Gossett presiding

Visitors:  0

Pledge of Allegiance by Jerry

Prayer:  by Jerry

POW/MIA Memorial: Gary

Roll Call -  Gary, Don, Paul, Jerry, Johnnie, Richard

Reading of the Minutes- no minutes from last meeting

Treasurer Report: $not on web

Membership:  66 members, 6 AVVA

Communications:  Read cards from people who got gift card at Christmas

Honor Guard

Chaplain:   

Fundraising:  Looking for some fundraiser dates.

New Business:   

Education Outreach - Ocean Bay Middle School - March 13th

Meeting adjourned at 7:30


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