Legion Post 257 February 9,2023 meeting notes.

Attendees: David Sloan, Merrill Jimerson, Annie Lockhart, Robert Watson,Charlie Brooks Jr, John Johnson,Nathaniel Brown, Kenny Emerson, Rufus Griggs, Ricky Nelson,Robert Trotter, Rayford Wright,George Brooks.

Grace was led by Rufus Griggs. The Post ate and fellowshipped.

Commander Wright opened the meeting at 6:30 pm and Rufus Griggs said the opening prayer.

Roll call by Adjutant

No sick call. Mr. Sloan will check on Kenneth Gressett.

Old Business:

Adjutant Sloan read the minutes from the January meeting. Nelson made a omtion to accept the minutes as read and 2nd by Jimerson. Motion passed.

Treasurer Report by Annie Lockhart $8166.62

R. Nelson made motion to accept the report, 2nd by Jimerson The motion passed.

Trotter mad a presentation for project to distribute Armed Services recruiting brochures in Housing projects as a community service project.

New Business:

3 New member joined Mr. Brown, Mr. Griggs and Mr. jonson all Army.

Dues paid by Mr. Griggs, Mr. Brown and Mr. Johnson

Spring picnic- Mr. Sloan will try to reserve Bonita area for our May picnic.

Valentines Day Dance- February 17, 2023 6:30pm-10 Pm at Velma Young Center Music and food.

It was moved na seconded for the Treasurer to issue fund to Mr. Sloan to buy more stamps.

Free phones;Annie lockhart passed out info to possibly get free cell phone if you are on medicare.

George Brooks brought up the white boxes we used to have in certain places- Sloan will check with former Vice Commander McNeal on where they might be.

Starting next meeting we will start doing the 50/50 split raffle.

Ricky Nelson talked about a fellow veteran who reached for help and it was not recognized and he committed suicide. The Post will agreed to get members a list of member names and telephone numbers. 22 Vets per day are committing suicide.

Adjutant Sloan vented his frustration with newly elected leadership which was elected in September of 2022 and has done NOTHING to move the Post forward.

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