June 16, 2014
The American Legion Warffemius-Seider Post 381 membership meeting opened at 7:56 pm
At the home of Post Commander Ron Fisher, 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:
Ron Fisher Nakita Reed
Henry Turner Sylvester Olhere
Dan Dorrance Tim Olypona
Chris Marshall Aung Hoang
Pamela Neal-Robinson Casey Fisher
Convocation from Post Chaplain, Chris Marshall
Minutes from the previous meeting was presented and approved with corrections. MSP.
Cmdr Fisher moved that the Finance Report be postponed until the next meeting. MSP
Cmdr Fisher presented a letter of endorsement from State Senator Mike Mills, and will post
the letter on the Post website.
Cmdr Fisher moved to dispense with normal business and go straight to the presentation
from the visitors. MSP.
Sylverster Olhere, Aung Hoang , and Tim Olypona introduced themselves and how they are
supporting the American Legion and Post 381, and how the Post can support their interests.
Mr. Olhere is looking for a large building that could be rented for various needs by a local
group of immigrants from Nigeria; Mr. Hoang has developed a hypoponic process that can
mutually draw people to our facility.
Nakita Reed, representing Encore Sustainable Design, using Power-Point slides presented a
timeline and how the process works from obtaining property to the opening of a facility to
meet our requirements. This included how her organization would bring into the process a
general contractor; government entities such as the County zoning board and the State Park
and Planning Department (M-NCPPC) ; work with the Post’s Building Committee to develop
our requirements; how and when financial goals need to be met; how and who will make
contractual agreements, among others.
Members made statements and asked questions during the presentation. The process will
Be pretty much the same whether we move forward with the Dr. Dobson property, the 88 acre Wilmer Park, or another piece of property not yet identified.
Adjourn: MSP to adjourn.
Benediction given by Post Chaplain Chris Marshall.
Next meeting will be July 21, 2014, at 7:30pm, at Post 381 HQ at Denny’s Place.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30pm.
Erle Ross Ronald F. Fisher
Post 381 Adjutant Post 381 Commander