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4285 Pine Drive, Little River, South Carolina

North Strand American Legion Post 186


Post meeting minutes                                                                           3 Aug 18

Roll Call: Comm.  J. Cirulli, 1st VC Bob Culp, 2nd VC Frank Shields, Adjutant Stew Koontz, Service Officer John Warholak, Chaplain Bill Stewart, Historian Steve Flickinger, Sgt-@ Arms Fred Hall, External Events Dave Neuslein, Volunteers Ed Baker. Absent Maintenance Frank Kuciej

There is a quorum.

Minutes of our 7 Jul 2018 meeting read and approved.

Officer Reports:

            1st VC – there are currently 239 members paid with 30 PUFL

2nd VC – There will be a 9/11 Memorial Service in NMB 7PM. Honor Guard will attend. From 26 Sep – 1 Oct Moving Wall will be in Wilmington, NC

Adjutant – all bills are current

Service Officer – currently updating the ‘Now Hear This’ board in Canteen. Direct vets to the info located there. If further assistance needed, contact John for more info. Still searching for posters of our military for display.

Historian – Recently had a pizza party for the vets in residence at Summit Place. There is a 105 year old WW II vet in attendance whose birthday is today.

Chaplain – no members on sick call. Gary Shuster on Taps list. His wife Arlene needs prayers regarding a health crisis. Visit the WW II Museum.

Volunteer – need work party to relocate the horseshoe pit. Also several for upcoming Friday night dinners

Other Reports:

Canteen – manager Dave Neuslein is advertising for a cooks. The Gary Sinise Foundation is sponsoring an all-expenses paid trip for WW II vets to New Orleans 15 – 17 Aug 18 to visit the WW II Museum.

A.    Legion Riders – Bob Culp said no rides due to rain, rain, rain

            Bingo – doing well, average 50 players per session

Good of the Order:

            Presented 50 year certificates to members Gene Dig___?, Tom Lyman and Gerald Hildebrand.

            Presented 60 year certificates to members Ed Frulung and Jim McCullough

            Department Rifle raffle begins 1 October. Ticket cost $25, Post keeps $10 of each ticket sold

            Post will host monthly breakfast on Sunday 21 Oct 18. Will need 6 – 8 volunteers

            There is a new Submarine group forming on the Grand Strand. See flyer for more info

Post’s $100 raffle tickets go on sale 1 Oct with drawing at Post meeting 1 Dec. Only 150 sold, winner gets $5K

Several member supported the Run for the Fallen which recently passed through Little River

Steve Flickinger was presented with a Quilts of Valor

Aberdeen Golf Course is having a golf tournament. They bare strong supporters of local charities

Commander Jim Cirulli thanked everyone for all their support of the Post and our activities and events.

Respectfully submitted,

Stew Koontz, Adjutant                                                               30 members in attendance














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