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4285 Pine Drive, Little River, South Carolina

North Strand American Legion Post 186


Post meeting minutes   (draft)                                                              1 Sep 18

Roll Call: Comm.  Jim 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, Maintenance John Pazoga -  all present

There is a quorum.

Minutes of our 3 Aug 2018 meeting were read and approved.

Guest - District 4 Commander Wayne Southworth, had a great trip to the National Convention, Teddy Roosevelt IV was guest speaker, SC Department reached 100.22%, first time since 2008.

WW II veteran and POW Post member Gene Rodgers (Army Air Force) is in attendance,

Reports: Commander – Thanked all for their volunteer efforts in making the Post and events a success. would like to organize a Post Volunteer Day at Patriot’s Point in the near future.

Finance – all taxes are paid, pertinent forms sent to State, upcoming raffle will need submitted when over.

1st VC – 355 members, 12 of 50 year + members, new member introduced – Gary Tellish, USAF

2nd VC – There is a 9/11 candlelight vigil hosted by NMB, Post will have a Labor Day picnic 12-3PM, donations

Chaplain – His monthly letter is posted on website, sick call – Gary Stale & Wayne Moore, Taps – Robert Hoyt

Service Officer – All pertinent numbers are listed on Now Hear This board, visit VA.Org website for info, benefits are always changing, need to keep informed as to updates

Maintenance – Replaced emergency exit light batteries, next is fire extinguishers updates

Riders – held a District 4 Posts Run, visited all but one

Bingo – doing well, had recent numbers of 41 for Monday & 57 for Wednesday

Good of the Order:

George O’Neill had flyer for the upcoming 9/11Candlelight Vigil

Veterans Appreciation Dinner 5-7PM, Wednesday 12 Sep, donations only, all vets are invited

Early Bird Dinner, 5-7PM, Wednesday 19 Sep, free for all Early Bird members

Horseshoe Pit relocated, many thanks to Fred Hall and brother, table placed in pergola, want to start horseshoe league

Shrimp Fest 13-14 October, volunteers needed

$100 Raffle is set to go 1 October with 1 December drawing, $5,000 to winner, only 150 tickets offered

Parker Wilson’s $600 scholarship was sent to Lynn University on his behalf

Memorial Brick installation ceremony to be held Monday 10AM on 3 September


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Received Thank you letter from Summit Place for our recent Pizza Party we held for their vets

Boys State attendee Gerry G? thanked Post for sponsoring him

A chapter for US Submariners is being formed on the Grad Strand. See flyer for details

A Post visit to Charleston VA is being scheduled for the near future

Military posters are in and need to be placed in frames and hung in the Canteen

There being no further business, meeting adjourned as per official protocol.


Respectfully submitted,


Stew Koontz, Adjutant













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