October 20, 2014
The American Legion Warffemius-Seider Post 381 membership meeting opened at 7:48 pm
at 14313 Brandywine Heights Road, Brandywine, MD by Post Commander Ron Fisher.
A quorum being met by the following
members in attendance or excused absences: Visitors:
Convocation from Post Chaplain, Chris Marshall
Minutes from the previous meeting was presented and approved as is.
Treasury: Per response from Finance Officer Pamela Neal-Robinson, First Vice
Commander Henry Turner gave the report. MSP.
Sick Call/Chaplin’s Report: Finance Officer Pamela Neal-Robinson’s Father is recovering from major surgery. A Card will be sent FO Neal on behalf of the Post. MSP.
Jeremy Foster advised that on Monday 6 Oct 2014, there was a meeting with The Southern Maryland District (SMD) along with Nikita Reed to obtain approval for Post 381 to go forward with the acquisition of property of Wilmer’s Park. There was confusion on SMD’s position as they were assuming the meeting was for the purpose of Post 381 presenting to SMD was to sign off on the lease of the property in which Post 381 has not obtained. According to the SMD, Post 381 did not need to go through them for approval, as far as they were concerned, but once we have the lease agreement in hand, they would be ready to sign. According to Nikita, the major point of the meeting was not simply for their approval of the lease, but for SMD to show their support of the Post and of the American Legion as whole before going to Park and Planning. Right now the Grounds Committee is in the process of setting dates to meet with Park and Planning within the next two weeks so that they can be caught up to speed. According to Nikita, Park and Planning is receptive to the idea of the Post obtaining the property and eager to hear the ideas the Post has in store for Wilmer’s Park. First Vice Henry Turner added that once all is said and done, all hands are needed by the Post to restore and manicure the grounds. Once the lease is in the Post’s possession it will be presented to the District, then to the State, and from the State to National.
Commander Fisher advised that the Post will be receiving another shipment of coins as the manufacturer has dropped the price to $3 per coin and urges everyone to advertise the sell of the Post’s Commander’s Coin. Cmdr Fisher further advised that with the date of acquiring Wilmer’s Park looming closer and closer, the Post should begin sending out letters of appreciation to the businesses and politicians who supported Post 381 in the endeavor of acquiring property.
Commander Fisher submitted a design of the Post 381 License plate with the Post’s logo and Eagle on the metallic plate. MSP Unanimously
First Vice Commander Turner further advised that the Post would like to sell the license plates which costs $5 to make and suggests that the plates should sell for $15. MSP Unanimously
Commander Fisher has received message from Pam Neal-Robinson requesting help out with yard work at her home while she tends to her ailing Father. Cmdr Fisher has requested members to help out a fellow legionnaire in need.
Adjourn: MSP to adjourn.
Benediction was given by Post Chaplain Chris Marshall.
Next meeting will be Monday, November 17, 2014, at 7:30pm, at Post 381 HQ at 14313 Brandywine Heights Road, Brandywine, MD.
Meeting adjourned at 9:21 pm.
Erle Ross Ronald F. Fisher
Post 381 Adjutant Post 381 Commander