Wednesday, August 12, 2015

July Minutes

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Post 381
July 20, 2015 

The American Legion Warffemius-Seider Post 381 membership meeting opened at 7:30 pm
at Post HQ, 14313 Brandywine Heights Road, Brandywine, MD by Post Commander Ron

A quorum being met by the following
members in attendance or excused absences:                      
Ron Fisher
Henry Turner
Christopher Tress
Tyrone Eugene
Pamela Neal-Robinson
Christopher Marshall
Felix Colaciello
Daniel Dorrance
Cheraunda Nunn
Jennifer Syler
Fred Harley

Invocation from presented by Post Chaplain (Chap.), Chris Marshall.

Minutes from the previous meeting was presented and approved as corrected.


Treasurer’s Report: Commander Ron Fisher presented the Treasury Report. MSP.

Chaplin’s Report: Cmdr Fisher updated his recent surgeries. In addition, his uncle in
Delaware passed away suddenly last Friday. The Post will send a card of condolences.

Bill Bush’s nephew’s wife, Nichole Bond, has been having health issues.

Dr. Billings’ relative has health issues.

Felix Colaciello’s family member has health issues.

When news of a fellow legionnaire’s passing or health situation is passed through the
District or County email chain, Adjutant (Adj) Erle Ross is to pass the information to Chap.
Marshall for him to send a sympathy card to the appropriate people.

Service Officer (SO) Marrie Nunn has been spending time at the VA and getting to know
some of the homeless in her area, providing them transportation to the VA Clinic.
The Post’s Facebook page is also being updated by SO Nunn.

Executive Committee: Judge Advocate (JA) Jeremy Foster talked about the latest status of
acquiring Wilmer’s Park after meeting with Parks and Recreation representative Don
Herring. JA Foster reiterated the use of the land for Koi ponds; chicken coops for free-range
egg sales; the employment of homeless veterans; paint ball, archery & turkey shoot events;
and remodeling/replacing building to provide housing for homeless vets.

Willy Blatten, invited Cmdr Fisher, and 2nd Vice Commander Tyrone Eugene along with the
Post Broker Jeremy Bungard to attend a fund raising concert in via Baltimore.

Marlton Golf Course: Marlton Golf Course co-owner, James Garver, promoted Post 381 by
donating 4 tickets to play a round each at the course in the Post’s name.

Old Business:

Cmdr Fisher reminded the Post that we’re invited to Edward Jones’ Open House at their new office at 9120 Chesapeake Ave, Suite 200, North Beach, MD 20714 on July 24.

Marlton Golf Course is having a tournament September 14-20 and will raffle tickets to play 9
holes and donate the proceeds to Post 381.

New Business:

Ron brought up the possibility to get an iPad to be used to track people we need to send
cards to for sympathy & remembrances (such as the Seidler & Warffemius families).

Edward Jones Investment Company is having a Grand Opening July 31, from 5-9:30pm. The
Ribbon cutting is set for 5:00pm. Please RSVP at 410-257-1321 or

1st Vice Turner talked about fund raising to build our Post Annex at the Marlton Golf Course.
The Post needs to start the process of determining what the Annex will look like
(architectural rendering).

September 14-20, Marlton is having a week-long golf tournament, with each day being a
different theme. The Post Moon Bounce will be used the entire week.

Wednesday, September 16 is being reserved for Post 381 to sponsor, if desired. 3rd Vice
Commander Tyrone Eugene & SO Nunn will determine if the Post can make this happen.
Adj Ross will coordinate publicity throughout the American Legion.

The Wounded Warrior Project sponsor at the Golf Tourney owns a bottle water company
and approached 1st Vice Turner about the possibility of Post 381 providing space as a
distribution center at Wilmer’s Park, and selling “Post 381 bottled water”. Both options will
provide income to Post 381.

The following Post election results will be submitted to the Department:

Commander Ronald Fisher
1st Vice Commander Henry Turner
2nd Vice Commander Christopher Tress
3rd Vice Commander Tyrone Eugene
Judge Advocate Jeremy Foster
Adjutant Erle Ross
Service Officer J. Marrie Nunn
Finance Officer/Treasurer Pamela Neal-Robinson
Historian Felix Colaciello
Chaplin Chris Marshall
Sergeant-at-Arms Daniel Dorrance

Initiation of new members: Jeremy ???? joined the post but is on an excused absence.

Adjourn: MSP to adjourn.

Benediction was given by Post Chaplain Chris Marshall.

Next meeting will be Monday, August 17, 2015, at 7:30pm, at Post 381 HQ, 14313
Brandywine Heights Road, Brandywine, Maryland.

Meeting adjourned at 9:01pm.

Respectfully submitted;

Erle Ross   Post 381 Adjutant                Ronald F. Fisher Post 381 Commander

June MInutes

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                                                                                     Post 381 
                                                                         June 15, 2015 (approved) 

The American Legion Warffemius-Seider Post 381 membership meeting opened at 7:40 pm 
at Post HQ, 14313 Brandywine Heights Road, Brandywine, MD by Post Commander Ron 

A quorum being met by the following 
members in attendance or excused absences:                             Visitors: 
Ron Fisher                                                                                Jeremy Bungard 
Pamela Neal-Robinson                                                             Joshua Wynne 
Henry Turner 
Erle Ross 
Bob Ross 
Ian Young 
Felix Colaciello 
Chris Tress 
Chris Marshall 
Jeremy Foster 
David Billings 
Dan Dorrance 
Robert Bowman 
Marrie Nunn 
Tyronne Eugene 
Cheraunda Nunn 

Invocation from Post Commander, Ron Fisher. 

Minutes from the previous meeting was presented and approved with the addition of guests. 


Treasury Report: Finance Officer Pamela Neal-Robinson advised the Post of the current bank 

Sick Call/Chaplain’s Report: Cmdr Fisher advised his friend James Bond was terminally ill and 
would like to send him a get well card. A Get Well card was sent to Hughes & Hughes 
Hemphill last month was returned to sender. Therefore, the card was resent to the correct 
address. Service Officer (SO) Marrie Nunn further advised the Mr. Hughes had surgery 
recently. Post Chaplain Chris Marshall also recognized Cmdr Fisher for his upcoming surgery 
and recommend that the Post keep him in their thoughts and prayers. 

Service Officer Report: SO Nunn reported that the Post was represented by her daughter, 
Post Member, and Army Private Cheraunda Nunn at the Army Birthday Ball on June 13, 
2015. Cmdr Fisher is recommending Ms. Nunn for the highest American Legion award for 
representing Post 381 at the Army Birthday Ball. Ms. Nunn and SO Nunn sat at a table with 
representatives of the Wounded Warrior Project. SO Nunn met Chief of Staff of the Army 
General Raymond Odierno at the Ball and he personally wanted to congratulate the Cmdr 
and the Post on its continued success. Cmdr Fisher asked for SO Nunn to provide General 
Odierno’s staff email so that he could personally write a letter and invite the General to be a 
speaker for the opening of Wilmer’s Park to the public. 

Executive Committee Report: Third Vice Commander Tyrone Eugene talked with Don 
Herring of Parks & Planning and was told that the delay in issuance of Wilmer’s Park to Post 
381’s care is due to the language in the contract for particular items that could be legally 
cumbersome in the future.  

Cmdr Fisher also addressed Joshua Wynne from Edward Jones regarding the financial 
investments by Post 381 in which Joshua is requesting of 3 members of the Post to be 
Signature Authorities over the account. As Chair of the Committee, Cmdr Fisher has 
nominated FO Neal-Robinson, 3rd Vice Cmdr Eugene, and Judge Advocate Jeremy Foster, 
along with himself to be the signature authorities for the new Edward Jones Investment 
account requiring two signatures per transaction. MSP 

Old Business: 

Cmdr Fisher advised the Girl Scouts will have the Temporary building to conduct their 
meetings once Post 381 takes control over Wilmer’s Park. 

New Business: 

FO Neal-Robinson advised that the Jude House will be hosting Jude House family day on 
August 23, 2015, in which a request has been made for Post 381’s Moon Bounce to rent and 
Girl Scouts to be a part of the event. Cmdr Fisher advised that Post 381 will offer the 
equipment as a donation to the Jude House, and any donation made by the Jude House to 
the Post will be at their discretion. 

SO Nunn suggested that Post 381 have scheduled conference calls bi-weekly on Mondays 
with members for the purpose of awareness of activities between regularly scheduled 
meetingsCmdr Fisher recommended that 3rd Vice Cmdr Eugene work with SO Nunn on a 
line of communication for the meetings to take place. 

Cmdr Fisher is recommending Ellen Foster for a Letter of Accommodation and a 
Commander’s Coin due to her donations to the American Legion. 

Joshua Wynne from Edward Jones wanted to invite members of Post 381 to an Open House 
on July 24, 2015 near North Beach, Maryland. 

Adjourn: MSP to adjourn. 

Benediction was given by Cmdr Fisher. 

Next meeting will be Monday, July 20, at 7:30pm, at Post 381 HQ, 14313 Brandywine 
Heights Road, Brandywine, Maryland. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:35pm. 

Respectfully submitted; 

Erle Ross  Adjutant Post 381                  Ronald F. Fisher Commander Post 381