Vice Commander Wright led the meeting in prayer. Commander Peebles led the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sick call: Euarl Moss, Gladys Davenport, Peebles said McNeal has contracted Covid. Moment of silence for Legionaire Nelson.
Dues- national HQ having problem with issuing cards wants us to collect dues, keep records and give receipts until cards arrive.
Old Business: Adjutant Sloan read minutes from June meeting. Wright motioned to approve 2nd by Jemmerson. Motion carried.
Vice Commander Wright went over cost of cap and shirt-almost $100.00. Sloan made a motion that is too much and to not deal with them anymore Motion was 2nd and motion carried.Sloan will assist Wright in search for other vendors. Mr. Wright was told Not to make up another shirt.
PICNIC-set up at 10:30 Condiments Oliver Peebles,Tomatoes, onions, cheese-G.Brooks,
Motion to reimburse Charlie Brooks $227 for food last year and this year. Motion passed.
Sloan asked where is Our American flag? Peebles said he might have it.
Sloan said he iexperiencing health problems and needs a backup person.
Attendees: Neither the Commander or the 1st Vice Commander were present. Rayford Wright-2nd Vice Commander, David Sloan-Adjutant, Annie Lockhart-Treasurer, George Peebles ,Merrel Jemerson, Reuben Smith,George Brooks,Charlie Brooks jr.
Vice Commander Wright led us in prayer and the pledge of allegiance.The American Flag was missing.
Roll call. No sick call . Ms James presented several options and the group chose shirt and cap in Royal blue with gold lettering. Total cost about $40.00 + lettering with names on shirts. 50% to be paid for by the post.
State Adjutant Fielder informed us that Ms HQ is being renovated. Her contact info- office phone-601 352 4986 cell 601 497 5079 email>email@example.com M-F-8a-4p She told us about the Legacy Motorcycle run which will stop here in Meridian August 21st at the Ag Center.Asking for help to pass out meals, or other stuff. Run for the wall raises money for scholarships of veterans.
There will be Commander and Adjutant training for central district on June 18th in Carthage 7a- But 1st take on line basic training ,get certificate.
Mr Sloan read minutes of May 2022 meeting. Motion to accept by Lockhart, 2nd by Peebles. Treasurer report by Lockhart-$9057.92
motion to accept by Sloan 2nd by G.Brooks motion passed.
The Picnic- Saturday July 16th estimate 20-25 people
Charlie Brooks will get meat and cook
Sloan will bring buns and bread Maddux with bring plates, eating utensils
Smith will bring dessert, Brooks bring paper towels and napkins
Jemerson-chips Wright will bring Drinks Lockhart- Cole slaw
next meeting July 14th here at 6pm. Vice Commander Wright led us in closing prayer.
Commander Oliver Peebles III called the meeting to order at 6 pm on May 14, 2022 at the Velma Young Community
Center. Since the Chaplin wasn’t present the Commander lead the member in an opening prayer.
All members stood and were lead in the pledge of allegiance. The Commander then acknowledged and explained the POV and MIA flag and the seat of honor in which it was draped.
Roll call was made and present were, Charlie Brooks, George Brooks, ML Jemerson, Annie Lockhart, Thomas Maddaux, George Peebles, Oliver Peebles III, Robert Watson, Rayford Wright and Wiliam Wright.
The Adjutant David Sloan was not able to make the meeting but emailed the minutes from the previous meeting, and the Commander read the minutes that were sent it, and afterward George Peebles made the motion that the minutes be accepted as read, and Robert Watson second the motion, and the motion was carried by the members.
Annie Lockhart read the treasure report, including the balance of $9,305.92 in the account, and that in this meeting George Peebles and Robert Waston each paid their dues of $40 each. Rayford Wright made the motion that the report to approved as presented, George Brooks seconded it, and the members approved the motion.
In the previous meeting the members agreed that we should start planning our annual picnic. The floor was open for discussion on this subject. Thomas Maddaux made the motion that we plan on having the event on Saturday July 16, 2022 at Bonita Lakes, William Wright seconded the motion and the members approved it. The members discussed Highland Park as being a backup location, but Robert Watson recommended that we try to secure Bonita Lakes even if we have the change the date, and the all members agreed. The Commander agreed to make the reservation for July 16, 2022 and if that date is not available be given the authority to select another Saturday if necessary, which was approved by the members.
The floor was opened for Brain storming ideas for menu items and cooks: Charlie Brooks agreed to be the cook for all meats that were not catered, and Thomas Maddaux to supply utensils and paper items. Menu items that were recommended and approved, ribs, chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers, chips, water, soft drinks, salad, cakes and cookies, with bread and buns.
Rayford Wright made the motion that we order uniformed shirts and caps for members and that the Post provide 50% of the cost and members pay 50%. ML Jemerson second the motion and the motion carried. Rayford agreed to bring the sales rep to our next meeting the made a presentation of the company wares and price listing for members consideration.
The commander thanked all the members for braving the stormy weather to attend the meeting, and emphasized the fact that the Post has started back week regularly as before the pandemic, which is the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6PM and this new location, Velma Young Community Center,2400 16th Ave, Meridian, MS, which is a new facilities with good parking and security lighting and plenty of space, and encourage all present to invite other members and potential members.
George Peebles made the motion to adjourn, and it was seconded by Annie Lockhart, motion carried.