Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Meeting opened at 6:55 PM. 

Introduction of members and guests. 

Installation of Officers. Brett Alayon talked about his experience at Boys State. Gave award to the student. 

Attendance – 13 Post members and officers in attendance.

Minutes – Motion made by Yolanda Santos to approve minutes, seconded by Carol Fraser motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $1,585.19 in our regular account, and $3,891.07 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $5,822.84. Motion was made by George Koren to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 143 members have renewed for 201; we are currently at 58.3% 

Chaplain and Post Store Report: Bob reported Thomas Flynn passed on 8/15. 

Service Officer Report: Ray reported about the new VA ID cards. 

Sick and Distress: None 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: Yolanda reported about Boy Scout Troop flag retirement ceremony

Legion Programs report: None 

Correspondence: Thank You letter from the YMCA. Thank You letter from the Broward JROTC. Thank you letter from the Miami VA for mouthwash.

Post Activities Report: None

New members to be voted in: Motion to approve James Kauffman and Donald Lyon new members into the post. Motion to accept by George Koren and seconded by Yolanda Santos.

Old Business: None

New Business: Motion to support the 9th District Ball we buy 7 banquet tickets and a ½ page ad for a total of $155.00. Motion to Accept Joe Motes seconded by Yolanda Santos. Motion to buy 10 wreaths for Wreaths Across America, cost $150.00.Motion to Accept George Koren seconded by Carol Fraser. Motion that we go in with Post 308 and DAV Chapter 29 and buy a cooking stove to be used for Pass in Review. Motion to Accept Joe Motes seconded by Yolanda Santos. Motion to make our yearly donation to the V.A. Coffee Fund, $50.00.Motion to Accept Bob Nagle seconded by George Koren. Motion to send to 2 students to Boys State, $650.00 plus transportation, TBD. Motion to Accept Yolanda Santos seconded by Bob Nagle.

Good of the Post: Update on running the V.A. Clinic store. I will be buying our awards and paying for them with our 5K Fund. We now have 155 Likes on our Facebook page, still getting lots of traffic. Motion made by Alberto Darby seconded by George Koren for Joe Motes to run for Southern Area Commander

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM. Next scheduled meeting is Oct 7, 2014 at 7:00pm.

 

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, May 5, 2014

Meeting opened at 7:059 PM. 

Introduction of members and guests. 

Attendance – 17 Post members and officers in attendance.

Minutes – Motion made by Joe Motes to approve minutes, seconded by Yolanda Santos motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $1,349.97 in our regular account, and $4,472.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $6,680.84. Motion was made by Joe Motes to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 237 members have renewed for 2014; we are currently at 109.2% 

Chaplain and Post Store Report: Commander of Flanagan HS son died. 

Service Officer Report: None 

Sick and Distress: Ray recovering from shoulder operation. 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: None 

Legion Programs report: Flanagan and Everglades HS awards night May 14 2014. 

Correspondence: None

Post Activities Report: Last meeting until Sept 2nd.

New members to be voted in from Post 400: Motion to approve 10 new members into the post. Motion to accept by Joe Motes and seconded by George Koren.

Old Business: Hollywood Hills and West Broward H.S. Awards night on Facebook. Jim received date for Walmart, May 25 th 2014.

New Business : We now have 135 Likes on our Facebook, getting lots of traffic. Motion for $100 for half page for convention. Motion to accept by Joe Motes and second by Carol Fraser. Nininger nursing home visit May 17 th 2:00. July 18 th Legion Day at Marlins Park. May 25 th Memorial Day at 10:00

Good of the Post : Nomination for Officers. No other nominations for Jim Tewes for Commander. No other nominations for Alberto Darby and Carol Fraser for Vice Commander. Teddy Pomerantz closed all votes.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:02 PM. Next scheduled meeting is Sept 2, 2014 at 6:30pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Meeting opened at 7:05 PM. 

Introduction of members and guests. 

Attendance – 11 Post members and officers in attendance.

Minutes – Motion made by Joe Motes to approve minutes, seconded by Carol Fraser motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $1,207.97 in our regular account, and $4,472.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $6,680.84. Motion was made by George Koren to approve Financial Report, seconded by Joe Motes, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 228 members have renewed for 2014; we are currently at 105% 

Chaplain and Post Store Report: Talked about making a new front plate. 

Service Officer Report: None 

Sick and Distress: Ray recovering from shoulder operation. 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: None 

Legion Programs report: Hollywood Hills H.S. Awards Thurs Apr 17 7pm. West Broward H.S. Awards Fri Apr 21th 1pm. 

Correspondence: None

Post Activities Report: Next month last meeting until Sept.

New members to be voted into Post 385: None

Old Business: Cypress Bay H.S. Awards night on Facebook. Jim received date for Walmart, May 24 th 2014.

New Business : We now have 134 Likes on our Facebook, getting lots of traffic. Motion for $50 for Pass & Review food. Motion to accept by Alberto Darby and second by Carol Fraser. Officers Reports.

Good of the Post : Nomination for Officers. No other nominations for Jim Tewes for Commander. No other nominations for Alberto Darby and Carol Fraser for Vice Commander.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:35 PM. Next scheduled meeting is May 5, 2014 at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Meeting opened at 7:02 PM. 

Introduction of members and guests.

Attendance – 13 Post members and officers in attendance.

Minutes – Motion made by Joe Motes to approve minutes, seconded by George Koren motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $1,630.97 in our regular account, and $4,472.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $6,103.84. Motion was made by Joe Motes to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 223 members have renewed for 2014; we are currently at 102.8% 

Chaplain and Post Store Report: None 

Service Officer Report: Ray talked about a VA program called SMP – Special Monetary Pension. 

Sick and Distress: None 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: Joe, Bob and his wife went to Boy Scout Spaghetti dinner. 

Legion Programs report: Joe Motes reports on 2 Boys State students. 

Correspondence: Talked about a form Det. About donations for Bushnell. Motion was made by Joe Motes to approve $50 donation and second by Bob Nagel.

Post Activities Report: Post did color guard for Davie Orange Blossom Parade February 22nd.

New members to be voted into Post 385: None

Old Business: Jim talked about Walmart dates. We are only able to do 1 day a year. Have day for May 24th.

New Business : We now have 130 Likes on our Facebook.

Good of the Post : Follow up on nursing home party. Date set May 7 at 2pm. Food will be Cuban pastries sandwiches. Motion was made by George Koren to approve $122.50 for food and was second by Joe Motes. Nomination for Officers. Joe Motes nominated Jim Tewes for Cdr. and second by Stan Cohen. Alberto Darby nominated Carol Fraser for Vice Cdr. and second by Teddy Pomerantz. Joe Motes nominated Alberto Darby for Vice Cdr. and second by Bob Nagle. Motion was made by Alberto Darby to approve for permanent payments for hotel rooms for Dept. Convention second by Carol Fraser.. Motion was made by Bob Nagle to approve $100 for gas for Dept. Convention and second by Alberto Darby.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:55 PM. Next scheduled meeting is April 1, 2014 at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Meeting opened at 7:00 PM. 

Introduction of members and guests. 

9th District Commander asked for volunteers for Posts revitalization Team May 3, 4, 5, 2014. He also talked about District Constitutional on May 31 st at Post 180, also District picnic on March 16 th at Post 36. He also commended Post for over 100% Membership.

Attendance –14 Post members and officers in attendance plus 9 th District Commander and wife.

Minutes –Motion made by Joe Motes to approve minutes, seconded by George Koren motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $1,680.97 in our regular account, and $4,472.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $6,153.84. Motion was made by Joe Motes to approve Financial Report, seconded by Bob Nagle, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 221 members have renewed for 2014; we are currently at 101% 

Chaplain and Post Store Report: None 

Service Officer Report: Talked about updates about asbestos and more Agent Orange claims. Look on VA website for more info. 

Sick and Distress: None 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: Yolanda reported she updated Facebook, Centennial and Legion Town websites. Also asked for stories about personal experiences on Active duty. Ray present at Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast. 

Legion Programs report: Teddy went to JROTC Drill Meet at Ft. Lauderdale H.S. February 22nd. 

Correspondence: Boy State Nominee Josh Kreitzer.

Post Activities Report: Cost for each kid for Boy State is about $132.

New members to be voted into Post 385: None

Old Business: Jim has appointment to get dates for this year at Walmart. Volunteers needed for Davie Orange Blossom Parade on Saturday February 22nd.

New Business : We now have 129 Likes on our Facebook, getting lots of traffic. Approval for Jim Tewes to run for 9 th District Commander. Motion to Accept by Joe Motes second by Yolanda Santos.

Good of the Post : Motion to have party at VA nursing home. Will give update next meeting.

Motion to Accept by George Koren second by Joe Motes

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM. Next scheduled meeting is March 4, 2014 at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Meeting opened at 7:01 PM. 

Introduction of members and guests.

Attendance –12 Post members and officers plus in attendance.

Minutes –Motion made by Joe Motes to approve minutes, seconded by Carol Fraser motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $2,556.19 in our regular account, and $4,472.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $7,029.06. Motion was made by Joe Motes to approve Financial Report, seconded by Yolanda Santos, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 219 members have renewed for 2014; we are currently at 101% 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – Bob reported the Post Store has new bumper stickers. Picked up 3 M1 blank rifles for color guard. 

Service Officer Report: None. 

Sick and Distress: None 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: Yolanda reported Boy Scouts fundraiser January 26 2014. 

Legion Programs report: Sent $140.00 to National for West Broward and Hollywood Hills for Shooting Sports. 

Correspondence – None

Post Activities Report: None

New members to be voted into Post 385: None

Old Business: Get dates for this year at Walmart.

New Business : Volunteers for Davie Orange Blossom Parade on Saturday February 22nd. We now have 121 Likes on our Facebook, getting lots of traffic.

Motion to donate $50.00 for Veterans Appreciation Day at the VA Clinic, for Hooters. Motion to Accept by Joe Motes second by Bob Nagle. Motion to buy an ad for the Southern Area Ball and tickets. Motion to Accept by Carol Fraser second by George Koren.

Good of the Post: Notified by National the IRS will not pursue the Legion to have 214's. We are holding off on the DD-214's for now.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM. Next scheduled meeting is February 4, 2014 at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Meeting opened at 7:05 PM. 

Attendance –11 Post members and officers plus in attendance.

Minutes –Motion made by George Koren to approve minutes, seconded by Joe Motes motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $2,250.98 in our regular account, and $4,472.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $6,678.85. Motion was made by Joe Motes to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 192 members have renewed for 2014; we are currently at 88.5% 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – Bob reported the Post Store has new signs and car plates. 

Service Officer Report: None 

Sick and Distress: None 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: Teddy reported for Yolanda that she will post pictures on Facebook. 

Legion Programs report: Teddy went to Camp Elmore for county Raiders competition. West Broward HS won all first place and over all champs. 

Correspondence – None

Post Activities Report: None

New members to be voted into Post 385: Philip Licari, 3 years, Navy, Michael Giallombardo Army. Motion to accept by George Koren, seconded by Joe Motes.

Old Business – None

New Business – Received a total of $1,115.55 at Walmart and Apple Bees on Veterans Day. Get dates for next year at Walmart. We now have 90 Likes on our Facebook, getting lots of traffic. Motion to give Carol Fraser $50.00 for gas for all her running around getting gift cards for our post. Motion to accept by Joe Motes, seconded by Alberto Darby. Set date for Dec 19 th at 5:30 for Dinner at Anthony's Pizza to give award. Motion to accept by Joe Motes, seconded by Bob Nagle.

Good of the Post – Wreaths laying December 14 at Lake Worth. We have 114 members that have turned in DD-214's

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM. Next meeting scheduled for January 7, 2014, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Meeting opened at 7:02 PM.

Attendance –14 Post members and officers plus 1 spouse in attendance.

Minutes –Motion made by Joe Motes to approve minutes, seconded by Carol Fraser motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $2,217.38 in our regular account, and $3,358.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $5,576.25. Motion was made by Joe Motes to approve Financial Report, seconded by George Koren, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 177 members have renewed for 2014; we are currently at 81.6% 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – None 

Service Officer Report: None 

Sick and Distress: None 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: None 

Legion Programs report: November 7th 2014 0800 invited to JROTC Pompano Beach high school for Fallen Soldiers Memorial. Friday 11/08 0830 American Heritage School 

Correspondence – Made a motion to send a boy to Boys State spend $325 + transportation. Motion made by Stan Cohen, second by Joe Motes.

Post Activities Report: None

New members to be voted into Post 385: None

Old Business – Joe Motes informed post By Laws accepted and approved.

New Business – District Ball Jim, Teddy, Joe, George. Wal-Mart this Saturday about 9am. Monday 11/11 Noon Pembroke Pines City Center Ceremonies. Monday 11/11 Noon Applebee's after the ceremonies until 5pm then eat. Monday 11/18 4pm Golden Corral free to veterans. Stan Cohen spoke about Toys for Tots.

Good of the Post – Still processing of collecting member's DD-214 presently 130. Commended Carol on her efforts for getting gift cards.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:58 PM. Next meeting scheduled for December 3, 2013, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Meeting opened at 7:02 PM.

Attendance – 10 Post members and officers in attendance.

Minutes – Motion made by Carol Fraser to approve minutes, seconded by George Koren , motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $2,050.45 in our regular account, and $3,358.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $5,409.32. Motion was made by Joe Motes to approve Financial Report, seconded by Bob Nagle, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 164 have renewed. We are currently at 75%. 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – Bob spoke about the passing of Alvin Trilling 

Service Officer Report: None 

Sick and Distress: Bob talked about how he has been helping veterans for health care over 62 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: Bob unable to locate Boy Scout Troop 636. Looked to find on web and they do not have web site. 

Legion Programs report: West Broward Hosted Raiders Competition. Flannigan and Cypress Bay High schools said they do not want to participate in shooting program. Shooting competition at Stranahan High School.  

Correspondence – Received letters from Boy State Student James Fraser. A Boy Scout requested a donation to help him towards his Eagle Scout for a project to help the Sandy Nininger VA home. Motion to accept by Joe Motes to donate $100.00, seconded by George Koren, motion passed.

Post Activities Report: None

New members to be voted into Post 385: None

Old Business – None.

New Business – RS-990 form has been filed for 2012; we now have 82 Likes on Facebook, getting lots of traffic.

Motion to support the 9th district with a ½ page ad for $50 for the District Ball. Motion to accept by Carol Fraser, seconded by Joe Motes. Motion to buy tickets to the 9th District Ball. Motion accepted by Joe Motes, seconded by Carol Fraser. Motion to buy Wreaths Across America. Motion to accept by Bob Nagle, seconded by Joe Motes.

Good of the Post – Joe is still collecting member's DD-214's, 96 collected so far. No change to By Laws accept to last page for signatures. Bob at Dolphins game help with human flag.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM. Next meeting scheduled for November 5, 2013, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Meeting opened at 7:05 PM.

Attendance – 16 Post members and officers in attendance.

Minutes – Motion made by Teddy Pomerantz to approve minutes, seconded by Yolanda Santos , motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $1,119.47 in our regular account, and $2,870.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $ 3,990.34. Motion was made by George Koren to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 225 have renewed. We are currently at 100%, plus 10. 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – Bob spoke about the District Constitutional. 

Service Officer Report: None 

Sick and Distress: None. 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: Added several links and photos to the Post Facebook page. Posted our accomplishments on LegionTown.org.

Court of Honor attended on April 23, 2013 by Adjutant Joe Motes, Chaplain Bob Nagle, and PR Officer Yolanda L Santos. American Legion Certificates were presented to the two honored Eagle Scouts. 

Legion Programs report: JROTC Everglades High awards at 6:00pm May 15 th ,

JROTC Flanagan High awards at 6:45pm May 15 th

JROTC Pass in Review Friday May 15 th to be held at Western High School. 

Correspondence – We received two thank you letters from Boy State Student James Fraser and one letter from his uncle with a donation of $100 to the Post.

Post Activities Report: Bob mentioned that our participation in the Davie Orange Blossom Parade had good participation and we made the local newspaper.

New members to be voted into Post 385: None

Old Business – Short discussion on the Wal-mart and Publix locations.

New Business – Motion was made by Alberto Darby to donate $50 to the VA for their Summer Youth Program, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned passed.

Motion was made by George Koren to approve hotel stay for James Tewes and Teddy Pomerantz for $212 to attend the Department Convention, seconded by Bob Nagle, motioned passed.

Good of the Post – None

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM. Next meeting scheduled for October 1, 2013, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Meeting opened at 7:05 PM.

Attendance – 16 Post members and officers in attendance.

Minutes – Motion made by Teddy Pomerantz to approve minutes, seconded by Yolanda Santos , motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $1,119.47 in our regular account, and $2,870.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $ 3,990.34. Motion was made by George Koren to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 225 have renewed. We are currently at 100%, plus 10. 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – Bob spoke about the District Constitutional. 

Service Officer Report: None 

Sick and Distress: None. 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: Added several links and photos to the Post Facebook page. Posted our accomplishments on LegionTown.org.

Court of Honor attended on April 23, 2013 by Adjutant Joe Motes, Chaplain Bob Nagle, and PR Officer Yolanda L Santos. American Legion Certificates were presented to the two honored Eagle Scouts. 

Legion Programs report: JROTC Everglades High awards at 6:00pm May 15th,

JROTC Flanagan High awards at 6:45pm May 15th

JROTC Pass in Review Friday May 15 th to be held at Western High School. 

Correspondence – We received two thank you letters from Boy State Student James Fraser and one letter from his uncle with a donation of $100 to the Post.

Post Activities Report: Bob mentioned that our participation in the Davie Orange Blossom Parade had good participation and we made the local newspaper.

New members to be voted into Post 385: None

Old Business – Short discussion on the Wal-mart and Publix locations.

New Business – Motion was made by Alberto Darby to donate $50 to the VA for their Summer Youth Program, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned passed.

Motion was made by George Koren to approve hotel stay for James Tewes and Teddy Pomerantz for $212 to attend the Department Convention, seconded by Bob Nagle, motioned passed.

Good of the Post – None

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM. Next meeting scheduled for September 3, 2013, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, April 2, 2013 

Meeting opened at 7:00 PM.

Attendance – 17 Post members and officers in attendance.

Boy State student James Fraser and family, Irwin Baron Heroism presentation, Larry Lehtonen 50th year presentation,

YMCA $200 donation and District Commander Rick Johnson for our 100% presentation.

Minutes – Motion made by Alberto Darby to approve minutes, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $1,191.47 in our regular account, and $2,870.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $ 4,062.34. Motion was made by Teddy Pomerantz to approve Financial Report, seconded by George Koren, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 221 have renewed. We are currently at 100%, plus six. 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – Bob spoke about Tinnitus and the websites. 

Service Officer Report: None 

Sick and Distress: None. 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: Yolanda mentioned we are in the April newsletter again, and the Scout Troop will be have a Spaghetti dinner at the church on Pines Blvd west of the Wal-mart. 

Legion Programs report: JROTC West Broward at awards at 1:00pm April 25th , JROTC Hollywood Hills awards at 5:45pm April 19th, JROTC Everglades High awards at 6:00pm May 15th, JROTC Flanagan High awards at 6:45pm May 15th

Correspondence – None

Post Activities Report: Bob mentioned that our participation in the Davie Orange Blossom Parade had good participation and we made the local newspaper.

New members to be voted into Post 385:

Les Walker, Army, 2 years. Motion made by Teddy Pomerantz to contact local media, seconded by Yolanda Santos, motion passed.

Old Business – None

New Business – None

Good of the Post – Membership certificate for 90%. Thank you letter from the V.A. for the $100 donation.

Congratulation card for 100% from Dept Vice Cmdr Art Schwabe. 

Election of Officers for 2013-2014:

Commander: James Tewes; motion made by Joe Motes, seconded by Stan Cohen.

Vice Commander: Albert Darby; motion made by Stan Cohen, seconded by Yolanda Santos.

Vice Commander: Carol Fraser: motion made by Joe Motes, seconded by Stan Cohen.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8.00 PM. Next meeting scheduled for May 6, 2013, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, March 5, 2013 

Meeting opened at 7:02 PM.

Attendance – 13 Post members and officers in attendance.

Minutes – Motion made by Teddy Pomerantz to approve minutes, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $1,716.15 in our regular account, and $2,870.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $ 4,587.02. Motion was made by George Koren to approve Financial Report, seconded by Yolanda Santos, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 216 have renewed. We are currently at 100%, plus one. 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – James Beicher, deceased, 2/3/13; Angelo Perfetto, deceased, 1/27/13, 28 years Legionnaire 

Service Officer Report: None

Sick and Distress: None. 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report:

Added several links and photos to the Post Facebook page.

A plaque was awarded at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza on January 16, 2013 to the manager, Tolga Ece, for his continued support of the post. An article covering the presentation was published in the Pembroke Pines Town Times.

Articles were generated in the Pembroke Pines Town Times and Miramar Town Times eight months in a row, from August 2012 to March 2013.

Posted our accomplishments on LegionTown.org.

Boy Scouts Chair

There was a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on February 10th at St Edward Catholic Church, Joe if you attended, please add to minutes that Post was represented and supported.

Legion Programs report: Discussion on the Wal-mart and what solution we may take on this new group.

Motion made by Teddy Pomerantz to approve new member, seconded by George Koren , motion passed

Correspondence – Department of Florida certificate of membership for 85%.

Thank you letter from Hollywood Hills JROTC, for their new rifle cases.

Request for interviews from WWII, Korea and Vietnam veterans for the Library of Congress.

Letter from the TACOM-LCMC command on the progress of our rifle request.

New members to be voted into Post 385:

Roy Pitter, Air Force, 1 year; Frederick Shields, Army, 1 year; Jeff Awve, Marines, 2 years.

Motion made by Teddy Pomerantz to contact local media, seconded by Julian Smalkin , motion passed.

Old Business – None

New Business – None

Good of the Post – Member Irwin Baron to be present the American Legion Heroism Medal for saving his neighbor with CPR.

Certificate of Continuous Membership 50 years to member Larry Lehtonen.

Received membership certificate for 85%. 

Election of Officers for 2013-2014:

Commander: James Tewes; motion made by Joe Motes , seconded by Stan Cohen.

Vice Commander: Albert Darby; motion made by Stan Cohen , seconded by Yolanda Santos.

Vice Commander: Carol Fraser: motion made by Joe Motes , seconded by Stan Cohen.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8.00 PM. Next meeting scheduled for April 2, 2013, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, February 5, 2013 

Meeting opened at 7:05 PM.

Attendance – 10 Post members and officers in attendance.

Minutes – Motion made by Teddy Pomerantz to approve minutes, seconded by George Koren, motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $1,779.55 in our regular account, and $3,370.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $ 5,150.42. Motion was made by Bob Nagle to approve Financial Report, seconded by Teddy Pomerantz, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 213 have renewed. We are currently at 99.1%, we still need 2 renewals to make 100% 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – Bob mentioned we have 6 members attending the76 th Annual Orange Blossom Parade, Feb 23 rd in Davie. 

Service Officer Report: None

Sick and Distress: Carol Fraser is under the weather.

•  Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: Added several links and photos to the Post Facebook page, as well as a message from a meeting presenter about memorial planning. This is an important item to place on a checklist of things to do, along with doing an annual check of your important papers such as wills, living wills and other advance directives that describe your treatment preferences in end-of-life situations.

•  A plaque was awarded at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza on January 16, 2013 to the manager, Tolga Ece, for his continued support of the post.

•  Articles were generated in the Pembroke Pines Town Times and Miramar Town Times six months in a row, from August 2012 to January 2013. The articles depicted our participation in the Pembroke Pines 9/11 Ceremony, the Pembroke Pines Veterans Day Ceremony, a Boy Scout flag installation and raising, Boy Scout Court of Honor, annual JROTC student awards, and presentation of Certificates of Appreciation for Korean War Veterans. Articles are pending for February for our participation in Wreaths Across America and the presentation of an award to Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza.

•  Posted our accomplishments on LegionTown.org.

Boy Scouts

•  No activity for December/January.

•  Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on February 10th at St Edward Catholic Church, includes pancake, sausage (maybe scrambled eggs), O.J. and coffee.. Only $5.00! Church is located at 19000 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029.

Legion Programs report: We have one school this year participating in the Shooting Sports program, West Broward.

Correspondence – Department of Florida certificate of membership for 80%.

(2) V.A. Thank You letter for donations of National Geographic magazines and VHS/DVD videos.

Thank You letter from Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

Letter from the Arts Festival in the Pines, table cost.

Letter from 1 st Sgt Diaz, requesting financial help to buy gun cases.

Motion made by Bob Nagle to donate $100, seconded by Teddy Pomerantz , motion passed.

New members to be voted into Post 385:

Les Walker, Agustin, Rumbaut, Jorge Esquivel, John Wynkoop, Paul Thibodeau, Claudio Torrez, Neil Naber, Ivan Acosta, Douglas Beolet, Eddy Jawny, Charles Blank, Robert Marconi, Raimundo Alonso, Earline Williams, Samuel Stewart, Hector Rivera, George Vrotsos.Motion made by George Koren to approve new member, seconded by Teddy Pomerantz, motion passed.

Old Business – Presentation of the plaque for Anthony's Pizza, needs to be presented.

New Business –

Motion made by Bob Nagle to donate $100 to Boy Scout Troop 224, seconded by Teddy Pomerantz, motion passed.

Good of the Post – Boy Scout Troop is having a breakfast fundraiser Sunday February 10 th at the church on 19000 Pines. Nominations of Officers for 2013-2014 starting next month, elections in April.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM. Next meeting scheduled for March 5, 2013, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, January 8, 2013 

Meeting opened at 7:00 PM.

Attendance – 13 Post members and officers in attendance.

Minutes – Motion made by Alberto Darby to approve minutes, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $2,239.99 in our regular account, and $3,370.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $ 5,610.86. Motion was made by George Koren to approve Financial Report, seconded by Teddy Pomerantz, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 207 have renewed. We are currently at 96.2%, we still need 8 renewals to make 100% 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – Bob suggested we participate in the 76 th Annual Orange Blossom Parade, Feb 23 rd in Davie. 

Service Officer Report: None

Sick and Distress: None

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: None

Legion Programs report: We have one school this year participating in the Shooting Sports program, West Broward.

Correspondence – Certificate of Achievement for 65% membership from the Department.

New members to be voted into Post 385:

Ben L. Davis, Coast Guard, Post 400, 20 years

Motion made by Carol Fraser to approve new member, seconded by George Koren , motion passed.

Old Business – Presentation of the plaque for Anthony's Pizza, needs to be presented.

New Business –

Motion to donate $100 to the Sunrise VA for the Veterans Appreciation Day for the Wings.

Motion to Accept by Alberto Darby 2 nd by Ray Aguiar, motion passed.

Motion to donate $100 to the Sunrise VA coffee fund.

Motion to Accept by Teddy Pomerantz 2 nd by Julius Smalkin, motion passed.

Motion to donate $218 to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Motion to Accept by Alberto Darby 2 nd by Teddy Pomerantz, motion passed.

VAVS motions for James Tewes and Teddy Pomerantz.

Motion to Accept by Julius Smalkin 2 nd by Carol Fraser, motion passed.

Motion to buy an Ad and tickets for the Southern Area Ball.

Motion to Accept by Alberto Darby 2 nd by Teddy Pomerantz, one dissenter, motion passed.

10 Week Club tickets to help support Boys State transportation.

Still waiting on Walmart, new regulations coming out in two weeks.

Good of the Post – Nominations of Officers for 2013-2014 starting next month, elections in April.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM. Next meeting scheduled for February 5, 2013, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Meeting opened at 7:15 PM.

Korean War 60 th Anniversary Certificate of Appreciation were presented to 8 Post members.

Attendance – 15 Post members and officers in attendance.

Minutes – Motion made by Julian Smalkin to approve minutes, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion passed. 

Financial Report – We have $2,921.68 in our regular account, and $3,370.87 in our 5K Fund account. Grand total $ 6,292.55. Motion was made by George Koren to approve Financial Report, seconded by Yolanda, motioned passed.

Membership – To date 205 have renewed. We are currently at 95.0%. 

Chaplain and Post Store Report - Deceased : Clinton H. Lingerfelt 11/28/11; Elbert Armstrong 10/13/12. 

Service Officer Report – None

Sick and Distress: None

5K Run Report: None 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: BSA- Nothing to report

PR Officer: Four news articles printed in the local papers, four months in a row:  September, Miramar Town Times, October, Miramar Town Times, November, Miramar Town Times, and December, Pembroke Pines Town Times.  There is one pending for January.  LegionTown news items have been submitted for all of these articles to promote our post to National.

Plaque for donations from Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza is now available, to be presented in January by post officers and members.

Legion Programs report: - None

Correspondence – Certificate of Achievement for 65% membership from the Department.

Vote on New Members – None

Old Business – None

New Business - The plaque for the pizza restaurant, is ready to be presented, Yolanda will make the arraignments.

Good of the Post – None

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM. Next meeting scheduled for January 8, 2013, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Meeting opened at 7:05 PM.

Attendance – 8 Post members and officers in attendance.

Minutes – Motion made by Alberto Darby to approve minutes, seconded by Carol Fraser , motion passed. 

Financial Report –

We have $2,832.20 in our regular account, and $2,643.02 in our 5K Fund account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Teddy Pomerantz, motioned passed.

Membership –

To date 194 have renewed. We are currently at 90.0%. 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – None. 

Service Officer Report – Ray is working on three Legionnaires for their V.A. benefits.

Sick and Distress: None currently, Julian Smalkin commented he was hospitalized during the summer, but he is fine now.

5K Run Report: Bob reported that we need to refund 10 runners, we made $105 on the Brios Restaurant, one Spirit Air ticket will be bought early next year for $200. 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: None.

Legion Programs report: - None

Correspondence –

Certificate of Achievement for 60% membership from the Department.

Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, Oct 19th – Oct 21st

Vote on New Members – Robert H. Willis, Jr. USMC (ret), motion to accept made by Bob Nagle, 2 nd by Stan Cohen, motion passed.

Old Business – none

New Business - Applebee's Veterans Day at 4pm.

The plaque for the pizza restaurant, needs to be engraved and presented

Pembroke Pines' Veterans Day Sunday at Noon City Center Park

Support or Troops, Forgotten Soldiers, make a donation of $100 Motion to Accept made by Carol Fraser, 2 nd by Teddy Pomerantz, motion passed .

Motion to approve Joe Motes to run for District Commander of the 9 th District; Motion to accept made by Carol Fraser, 2 nd by Alberto Darby, motion passed.

Good of the Post – American Heritage School, Veterans Day, Thursday November 8 th , at 8:30am

Veterans Day discounts, Golden Corral and other difference restaurants

Wal-Mart dates are: Nov 10th

Publix at Westfork, Nov 17th

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM. Next meeting scheduled for December 4, 2012, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Meeting opened at 7:05 PM.

Attendance – 14 Post members and officers in attendance.

Minutes – Motion made by Carol Fraser to approve minutes, seconded by Teddy Pomerantz, motion passed. 

Financial Report –

We have $2,832.20 in our regular account, and $2,643.02 in our 5K Fund account. Motion was made by George Koren to approve Financial Report, seconded by Julian Smalkin, motioned passed.

Membership –

To date 172 have renewed. We are currently at 80.0%. 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – None. 

Service Officer Report – Ray is working on three Legionnaires for their V.A. benefits.

Sick and Distress: None currently, Julian Smalkin commented he was hospitalized during the summer, but he is fine now.

5K Run Report: Bob reported that the donations are not coming in as last year and we should cancel and take about a $1,500 loss. Carol Fraser motioned we should cancel, seconded by Alberto Darby, motion passed. 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: Bob reported on the 3 Eagle Scout certificates we awarded at the Troop's Court of Honor, plus upcoming activities.

Legion Programs report: - None.

Correspondence –

Certificate of Achievement for 50% membership.

Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, Oct 19th – Oct 21st

Vote on New Members – None.

Old Business – none 

New Business – I will be placing our annual order from National for the awards, etc.

Good of the Post – Wal-Mart dates are: Sept 15th , Wal-Mart dates are: Nov 10th, Publix at Westfork, Nov 17th

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM. Next meeting scheduled for November 6, 2012, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Meeting opened at 6.35 PM and convened for the purpose of installation by the 9th District. The meeting resumed at 7:00pm.

Attendance – 21 Post members and District Officers.

Minutes – Motion made by Ray Aguiar to approve minutes, seconded by Yolanda Santos, motion passed. 

Financial Report –

We have $2,504.25 in our regular account, and $2,928.02 in our 5K Fund account. Motion was made by George Koren to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned passed.

Membership –

To date 160 have renewed. We are currently at 72.5%. 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – George Wilsher USN WWII; Donald Korn, Army, Vietnam passed away during the summer 

Service Officer Report – Ray is working on three Legionnaires for their V.A. benefits.

Sick and Distress: Benny Guerra and James Tewes have recovered well; both were in hospitals during the summer.

5K Run Report: We are still below sponsorships compared to last year, we need to get more sponsors; so far Carol Fraser has brought in all our donations. 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: Yolanda reported that we made about $180.00 at Anthony's Pizza a few weeks ago.

Legion Programs report: - Motion to send 2 students for Boy State next July 2013 at a cost of $325 plus transportation person student. Motion to Accept was made Carol Fraser, 2 nd by George Koren , motioned passed.

Correspondence – Thank you letter from the VA for the Summer Student Program.

Thank you letter from Col. Armstrong for the Pass in Review donation.

Thank you letter from the V.A. Miami for book donations.

Congratulation letter from Department to Alberto Darby for 100%.

Congratulation letter and photo from the National Commander for 100%.

Thank you letter and certificate for our $219 donation to Wounded Warriors.

Certificate of Achievement for Post 385 for 100%.

Remembering 9/11 at City Center Park at 8:30am.

9/11 concert at Hollywood Young Circle at 7:30pm.

Vote on New Members – LtCol. Ken Spielvogel, Grenada, JROTC SDI Everglades High and

Shawn Donelson, Post 400, Gulf War, Flanagan High.

Old Business – none 

New Business – Motion to donate $100.00 to the VA Coffee Fund by Yolanda Santos, 2nd by Alberto Darby, motioned passed.

Motion to buy 11 wreaths for our members in December for Wreaths Across America, $165.00 by Ray Aguiar and 2 nd by George Koren , motioned passed.

Motion to buy an ad for the District Ball Book in November, $45.00 by Yolanda Santos 2 nd by Carol Fraser, motioned passed.

Motion to donate to the 9 th District Band, $50.00 by Alberto Darby and 2nd Bob Nagle, motioned passed.

Motion to by 6 District Ball tickets at $15 each by Alberto Darby, 2nd Bob Nagle, motioned passed.

Good of the Post – Wal-Mart dates are: Sept 15th, Wal-Mart dates are: Nov 10th, Publix at Westfork, Nov 17th

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM. Next meeting scheduled for October 2, 2012, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Meeting opened at 7:10 PM

Attendance - 9 present, 4 officers & 5 members.

Boys State student Mitchell Machado was our guest at our meeting.

Minutes – Motion made by Bob Nagle to approve minutes, seconded by Daniel Mitchell, motion passed. 

Financial Report –

We have $722.34 in our regular account, and $3,077.46 in our 5K Fund account. Motion was made by Lorraine Angelotti to approve Financial Report, seconded by Yolanda Santos, motioned passed.

Membership –

To date 212 have renewed. We are currently at 206.0%. 36 members have not renewed. 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – None.

Service Officer Report – None

Sick and Distress: None

5K Run Report: Bob reported on our next 5K Run, we will be meeting with park personnel and 5K personnel next week. 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: Yolanda reported that we attended their court of honor last week and presented a check for $300. We also gave out all the 5K Run leftover shirts and back bags. Their spaghetti dinner was cancel due to bad weather, and rescheduled for May 19 th. Yolanda is working on a flyer for Anthony's Pizza for Memorial weekend Friday May 25th , where we will make 20% on each person's order.

Legion Programs report: - none

Correspondence – none

Vote on New Members – none

Old Business – JROTC Awards, West Broward May 10 th at 6:00pm at the school. JROTC Awards, Everglades May 15 th at 6:30pm at the school. JROTC Awards, Flanagan High May 16 th at 6:00pm at the school. 

New Business – District Constitutional this Sunday at Post 180 starting at 9am

Motion to donate $50 to the V.A. Summer Student Program. Motion was made by Yolanda Santos to approve Financial Report, seconded by Bob Nagle, motioned passed.

Good of the Post –Publix on Jun 2nd, all confirmed.

Wal-Mart dates are: May 26th , Sept 15th , Nov 10th . All confirmed.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM. Next meeting scheduled for September 4, 2012, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Meeting opened at 7:15 PM

Attendance - 8 present, 7 officers & 1 member.

Minutes – Motion made by James Tewes to approve minutes, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion passed. 

Financial Report –

We have $1,200.34 in our regular account, and $9,767.22 in our 5K Fund account. Motion was made by George Koren to approve Financial Report, seconded by Yolanda Santos, motioned passed.

Membership –

To date 212 have renewed. We are currently at 206.0%. 36 members have not renewed. 

Chaplain and Post Store Report – None.

Service Officer Report – None

Sick and Distress: None

5K Run Report: Bob reported that the Dolphin football was sold on eBay, and has the new 5K Run booklets ready. 

Public Affairs and Boys Scout Report: Public Affairs Office

Added several links and photos to the Post Facebook page, as well as messages from the Adjutant and Service Officer. I will be updating the Facebook page with info from our meetings.

Am looking at dates for our next charity event at Applebee's. I will be unable to do anything in May so I am looking forward to a date in June (20?).Pines Miramar Town Times is interested in photos from our JROTC and Boys Stae presentations, told the editor I would send her pictures from Joe.

Boy Scouts Chair

Set up a meeting with B. S. and Bob Nagle (maybe Joe) to distribute 5K bags and shirts; we will attend their troop meeting on April 17.

Bob, Joe and I will attend their Court of Honor on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30pm. They are still trying to secure a room at the SW Ranches Town Hall or else it will be at the Equestrian Park on Volunteer Road. If they have an Eagle Scout we will present them with certificates.

Received one request for flags, they install the flags throughout SW Ranches around Flag Day and the Fourth of July along the road. They usually get them donated, but that source is no longer available. They are looking for about 1000 flags, 12x18 with a 30” wooden staff. I was going to put before the meeting a motion to donate to them a check for $300 at the Court of Honor. Now I wanted to ask if we can fund their flag request instead. FYI, Legion store $699.65 + 24.95= $724.60

B.S. Events:

Spaghetti Dinner on the 28th of April at St Edward Catholic Church, 6:30pm, $5.00

The troop will also be participating in the Silver Lakes Garage sale on April 14-15. They will sell their stuff at the home of Denise Sisk, 484 SW 183rd Way in Pembroke Pines.

Motion was made by Yolanda Santos to donate $300 to Troop 224 to buy flags, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned passed

Legion Programs report: - Our Boys State student, Mitchell Machado, will be attending our meeting next month.

Correspondence – Congratulation card from Department for obtaining 90%.

Vote on New Members – None

Old Business – West Broward Underclassmen Awards presentation; Boys State Award; April 3 rd , was attended by Alberto Darby, Joe Motes and James Tewes. JROTC Awards, Cypress Bay April 5 th at 6:00pm at Signature Grand, West Broward May 2 nd at 6:00pm at the school, Everglades May 15 th at 6:30pm at the school, Flanagan High May 16 th at 6:00pm at the school. Joe Motes reported that the Scholarship information and application is now up on the website. 

New Business – Motion made by Joe Motes to donate $200 on an annual basis to the YMCA, seconded by James Tewes, motion carried. Cypress Bay High will be the first South Florida to hold their Senior Graduation in the new Miami Stadium with V.P. Biden as guest speaker.

Election of Officers for 2012-2013:

Commander: James Tewes

Vice Commander: Albert Darby

Vice Commander: Vince Mancusi 

Good of the Post –Publix on Apr 14 th , and Jun 2 nd , all confirmed.

Wal-Mart dates are: May 26 th , Sept 15 th , Nov 10 th . All confirmed.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM. Next meeting scheduled for May 1, 2012, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Meeting opened at 7:00 PM

Attendance - 12 present, 8 officers & 4 members.

Minutes – Motion made by James Tewes to approve minutes, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion passed. 

Financial Report –

We have $1,244.45 in our regular account, and $6,272.22 in our 5K Fund account. Motion was made by Julian Smalkin to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned passed.

Membership –

To date 211 have renewed. We are currently at 110.5%. 36 members have not renewed. 

Chaplain & Post Store Report – Bob gave us a check for $59.25 from the Ink Toner recycle program. We will not be collecting old cell phones as they are considered too old.

Service Officer Report – None

Sick and Distress: None

5K Run Report: Bob will try and have the new flyers for next month's meeting, will decide on location this month. 

Publicity & Boy Scouts & Facebook: None

Legion Programs report: - Our Boys State student, Mitchell Machado, will be attending our meeting next month.

Correspondence – None

Vote on New Members – None

Old Business – Ray reported on the new Scholarship Program, there were no objections or changes. Motion was made by Yolanda Santos to approve the new Scholarship Program , seconded by James Tewes, motioned passed. 

New Business – West Broward Underclassmen Awards presentation; Boys State Award; April 3 rd , at 6:00pm. JROTC Awards, Cypress Bay April 5 th at 6:00pm at the school, West Broward May 2 nd at 6:00pm at the school, Everglades May 15 th at 6:30pm at the school, Flanagan High May 16 th at 6:00pm at the school.

Nominations of Officers for 2012-2013:

Commander: James Tewes

Vice Commander: Albert Darby

Vice Commander: Vince Mancusi 

Good of the Post –Publix at Westfork, Mar 10 th , Apr 14, and Jun 2 nd , all confirmed.

Wal-Mart dates are: Mar 24 th , May 26 th , Sept 15 th , Nov 10 th . All confirmed.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM. Next meeting scheduled for April 10, 2012, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Meeting opened at 7:00 PM

Attendance - 14 present, 8 officers & 6 members.

Minutes – Motion made by James Tewes to approve minutes, seconded by Yolanda Santos, motion passed. 

Financial Report –

We have $1,093.45 in our regular account, and $3,334.22 in our 5K Fund account. Motion was made by George Koren to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned passed.

Membership –

To date 206 have renewed. We are currently at 103.0%. 36 members have not renewed. 

Chaplain Report – None

Service Officer Report – None

Sick and Distress: Jordan D. Raileanu 12/27/11 passed away.

5K Run Report: None 

Publicity & Boy Scouts & Facebook: Discussion on VA benefits, Four Chaplains, Southern Area Ball, Wounded Warriors, Military OneSource, Military Channel, National Legion website, IRS-Military specifics, and Military Times. Members can now post to site, add photos, videos, etc. Looking for dates for the next Applebee's fund raiser.

Legion Programs report: - We will be inviting this year's Boy State student in the next month or two.

Correspondence – Letter from the State Vice Commander on membership.

Vote on New Members – Carlos Martinez, Richard Grund, Harry Ruocco, Wynn Brandman, Col. Andres Anglade, Kenrick Raphael, Ralph Damato, William Davidson, Kenneth Green, Wesley Brock, Marshall W. Rosenthal. Motion to Accept was by James Tewes 2 nd by George Koren.

Old Business – Southern Area Ball this Saturday, February 11 th at Post 222. 

New Business – Motion to donate $50 to the VA for Veterans Appreciation Day February 15th.

Motion to Accept was made Carlos Garcia, 2 nd by Yolanda Santos

Ray Aguiar will introduce the new scholarship program for the Post.

Motion to Accept was made by Ray Aguiar, 2 nd Carol Fraser

Nominations of Officers for 2012-2013 –

Commander: James Tewes

Vice Commander: Albert Darby

Vice Commander: Vince Mancusi 

Good of the Post – Publix by Bergeron, February 18 th , confirmed, Bob Nagle will be in charge.

Publix at Westfork, Mar 10 th , Apr 14, and Jun 2 nd , all confirmed.

Wal-Mart dates are: Feb 25 th , Mar 24 th , May 26 th , Sept 15 th , Nov 10 th . All confirmed.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM. Next meeting scheduled for March 6, 2012, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Meeting opened at 7:00 PM

Attendance - 12 present. 8 officers, 4 members.

Minutes – Motion made by James Tewes to approve minutes, seconded by Yolanda Santos, motion passed. 

Financial Report –

We have $2,755.33 in our regular account, and $3,234.22 in our 5K Fund account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Ray Aguiar, motioned passed.

Membership –

To date 203 have renewed. We are currently at 101.5%. 39 members have not renewed. 

Chaplain Report – None.

Service Officer Report – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that all of its 152 medical centers are now actively represented on Facebook, the world's largest social networking site. VA currently has over 345,000 combined Facebook subscribers (or, “fans”). The Department's main Facebook page has over 154,000 fans and its medical centers have a combined subscribership of over 69,000. The Department plans to continue expanding its Facebook presence while also focusing on bringing Twitter to every VA medical center as well. **If for any reason you see or receive a notice from anyone that they received a Email from you that you did not send. Change your password to your Email account and it will stop it is called a Fishing Email?

Sick and Distress: None.

5K Run Report: Bob reported he has been checking out possible 5K sites for our next run, possibly C.B. Smith as one location. Still waiting on some items to see if they will sell. 

Publicity & Boy Scouts – Yolanda mentioned that our Facebook page is coming along nicely, also that we have been put into several newspapers; Sun-Sentinel mentioned our meeting this month.

Correspondence – Oscar from the Alexander Nininger, Thank You letter for Christmas gifts.

Also a letter from George Rafajko for his Southern Area Ball.

Vote on New Members – None

Old Business – None 

New Business – Post elections will be held in the April meeting. Next month we will begin with nominations. Four Chaplains ceremonies will be held Sunday, January 29 th at 2pm the Coast Guard Station in Dania. Request a $100.00 donation from the Post for the V.A. Golden Age Games.

Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by James Tewes, motioned passed. Request was made by Alberto Darby to donate $19.00 a month to the Wounded Warriors, motion was made by James Tewes for $218.00 for one year, 2 nd by Lorraine Angelotti, motion passed. 

Good of the Post – Publix by Bergeron, February 18 th , confirmed, Bob Nagle will be in charge.

Publix at Westfork, Mar 10 th , Apr 14, and Jun 2 nd , all confirmed.

Wal-Mart dates are: Feb 25 th , Mar 24 th , May 26 th , Sept 15 th , Nov 10 th . All confirmed.

Suggestion was made to start a Post Scholarship in the future.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM. Next meeting scheduled for February 7, 2012, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, December 6, 2011 

Meeting opened at 7:05 PM

Attendance - 12 present. 8 officers, 4 members.

Minutes – Motion made by James Tewes to approve minutes, seconded by Ray Aguiar, motion passed. 

Financial Report –

We have $2,867.97 in our regular account, and $324.00 in our 5K Fund account. Motion was made by Yolanda Santos to approve Financial Report, seconded by George Koren, motioned passed.

Membership –

To date 200 have renewed. We are currently at 100.0%.

We still need 1 member to renew for 100% + 1. 43 members have not renewed. 

Chaplain Report – None.

Service Officer Report – Debt collection via offset will automatically begin unless the claimant makes a written request for administrative relief within 30 days of date notification of debt by the VA. (To stop the VA from initially collecting from existing benefits) The VA can request the Treasury Department which is responsible for collecting the debts from other income including income tax, federal retired pay and Social Security. Just make sure you address any notification from the VA of any collection of debt with 30 days don't blow it off. ( etc, prescribed medication co-payments)

Sick and Distress: None.

5K Run Report: Report given on the 5K Run by Bob Nagle, it looks like me made a small profit of about $325.00. 

Publicity & Boy Scouts – Yolanda gave a report on future newspaper articles.

Correspondence – None

Vote on New Members – None 

Old Business – None 

New Business – Support Southern Area Commander George Rafajko with a ½ ad for his Area Ball in February 11 th 2012, $50.00. Motion to Accept made by Carol Fraser, 2 nd by Ray Aguiar, motion passed.

Permission to pay the membership of 1 member to reach the 100% plus 1, at a cost $21.00 on December 19 th . Motion to Accept James Tewes, 2 nd Bob Nagle, motion passed. 

Good of the Post – Get together tomorrow at Applebee's for dinner around 7pm.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM. Next meeting scheduled for January 3, 2012, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Meeting opened at 7:10 PM

Attendance - 15 present. 7 officers, 8 members.

Minutes – Motion made by James Tewes to approve minutes, seconded by Julian Smalkin, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $2,697.97 in our regular account, and $7,200.00 in our 5K Fund account. Motion was made by Yolanda Santos to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 185 have renewed. We are currently at 92.5%.

We still need 15 members to renew for 100%. 54 members have not renewed. 

Chaplain Report – Edward J. Bleyer has passed away. 

Service Officer Report –

Ray Aguiar gave a brief report on veterans and websites; he will be re-certified later this month. 

Sick and Distress: None.

5K Run Report: Report given on the 5K Run by Bob Nagle and assignment jobs to attending members. 

Legion Programs – Yolanda Santos gave a report about our meeting with the Scout Committee on ways we will be able to support them.

Correspondence –

Applebee's invitation to Veteran's Day at Dykes Rd and Sheridan, 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Veteran's Day at American Heritage School November 10 th at 8:30am.

Veteran's Day at the new Pembroke Pines Park on 10300 Pines Blvd and just west of City Hall at Noon.

Vote on New Members –

Luis A. Zayas, Army, 3 year Legion member

Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve new members, seconded by Stan Cohen, motioned carried. 

Old Business –

Wal*Mart dates November 12 th , at 9am. 

New Business – None 

Good of the Post – None

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM. Next meeting scheduled for December 6, 2011, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Meeting opened at 7:05 PM

Attendance - 13 present. 6 Officers and 7 members.

Our Boy State student made a brief appearance to talk about his experiences in Tallahassee this past summer.

Minutes – Motion made by James Tewes to approve minutes, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $2,445.27 in our regular account, and $3,850.00 in our 5K Fund account. Motion was made by Bob Nagle to approve Financial Report, seconded by Yolanda Santos, motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 161 have renewed. We are currently at 80.5%.

We still need 39 members to renew for 100%. 85 members have not renewed. 

Chaplain Report – Cooper Camp and Barrett Balsam have passed away. 

Service Officer Report – no report.

Sick and Distress: None.

5K Run Report: Report given on the 5K Run by Bob Nagle. We will also need several members to help out. We received two donations and the Seminole Indian Nation said the checks in the mail. Miami Dolphins donated a signed football as a fundraiser for the 5K Run, to be put on ebay. 

Legion Programs – Yolanda Santos has volunteered to be the new Boy Scout Chairman for the Post and Troop 228. We have a new Boy State student for this year from West Broward High School.

Correspondence – We received a 50% membership Certificate from Department of Florida..

Applebee's to come by for a free meal for Veteran's Day. There will also be free meals at all Golden Corals.

Veteran's Day invitation from American Heritage School on November 10th.

Vote on New Members –

Joseph Rizk, Korea, Post 400, 2 years

Leonardo Lucero, Vietnam, 2 years

William Dawkins , WWII, 2 years

Bernard Hollander, WWII, 2 years

Paul Herbstzuber, Vietnam, 2 year

Lorraine Angelotti, Korea, new member

Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve new members, seconded by James Tewes, motioned carried. 

Old Business –

Confirmed Wal*Mart dates November 12 th , we made $400 last month, great day. 

New Business –

Joe Motes presented a beautiful plaque to the manager at Wal-mart for our appreciation of letting us do our Poppies. We will be doing Poppies at Publix, Saturday, October 22, from 11am to 2pm. We only need 4 volunteers. Starting next year we will have a new Publix, located at 15700 Pines Blvd, near Costco. 

Good of the Post –

Joe Motes presented a beautiful plaque to the manager at Wal-mart for our appreciation of letting us do our Poppies.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM. Next meeting scheduled for October 4, 2011, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Meeting opened at 6:30 PM

Attendance - 17 present. 6 Officers and 11 members.

Motion made by Joe Motes to suspend the meeting until after the Installation of Officers, 2 nd by Carol Fraser , motioned carried.

Minutes – Motion made by James Tewes to approve minutes, seconded by Roy Schofield, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $1,826.76 in our regular account, and $3,600.00 in our 5K Fund account. Motion was made by James Tewes to approve Financial Report, seconded by Julian Smalkin, motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 150 have renewed. We are currently at 75.00%.

We still need 50 members to renew for 100%. 93 members have not renewed. 

Chaplain Report – Member Guy F. Walters, WW II, Navy, passed away May 3, 2011. William Spiekerman, Vietnam, passed away March 20, 2011. 

Service Officer Report – no report.

Sick and Distress: None.

5K Run Report: Report given on the 5K Run by Bob Nagle. We need several items such as water, fruits, etc. We will also need several members to help out. 

Legion Programs – Department of Florida is asking that every post try to sponsor at least one Boy Scout Troop the area. Looks like our next Boys State student will again be coming from West Broward.

Correspondence – Thank you letter from the Miami VA Hospital.

9/11 Ceremony this Sunday at 8:30am at the City Center.

Marlin Newsletter. Certificate of Appreciation from the Boca Raton Civil Air Patrol.

Vote on New Members –

Blain Reeves, Panama, Post 400, 2 years

Gary Maybury, Vietnam Era, New Member

Don E. Korn, Vietnam Era, Post 400, 1 year

Jeffrey J. Shapiro, WWII Era, Post 400, 2 years

John R. Carlson, WWII Era, Post 400, 1 year

Ernest Young, WWII Era, Post 400, 2 years

Warren L. Mull, WWII Era, Post 400, 2 years

Taylor J. MacLafferty, WWII Era, Post 400, 2 years

Raymond F. Cella, Vietnam Era, Post 400, 2 years

Stephen Baugh, Vietnam Era, Post 400, 2 years

Donald Woodward, WWII Era, Post 400, 2 years

Alan Fiengold, Vietnam Era, Post 400, 3 years

Anthony Petroro, Korea Era, Post 400, 3 years

Irwin B. Baron, WW II Era, Post 400, 2 years

Steven Hatch, Grenada Era, Post 400, 2 years

Pedro Pascual, Vietnam Era, Post 400, 2 years

Ed Schwartz, Vietnam Era, Post 400, 2 years

Robert McLaughlin, Persian Gulf Era, Post 400, 2 years

Joseph Alcure, Jr., Vietnam Era, Post 400, 2 years

Robert Tokar, Vietnam Era, Post 400, 2 years

Anthony Pinder, Grenada Era, Post 400, 2 year

Victor Ortiz, Korea Era, Post 400, 3 years 

Old Business –

We made $423.00 at Wal*mart on May 28 th . We will try to start booking next year's date for both Wal-marts. We made $150.00 at the 50/50 Marlin game on June 10 th .

Confirmed Wal*Mart dates September 24 th & November 12 th. 

New Business –

Motion for Ray Aguiar to go to Service Officer School for re-certification, we will pay hotel and gas.

Motion to Accept made by Roy Schofield, 2 nd James Tewes, motion carried.

Motion to buy a ½ ad for the 9 th District Ball for $45.00.

Motion to Accept made by Roy Schofield, 2 nd Carol Fraser, motion carried Motion to buy 7 Wreaths at $15 each ($105.00) for our members buried at South Florida VA Cemetery.

Motion to Accept made by Roy Schofield, 2 nd Julian Smalkin, motion carried

Yearly Donation of $50 to the VA Clinic Coffee Fund.

Motion to Accept made by Roy Schofield, 2 nd Carol Fraser, motion carried 

Good of the Post –

Our Boys State student will be our guest speaker next month to speak about Boys State.

James Tewes is now volunteering at the Sunrise VA clinic with the hat store, he will become the Broward County American Legion VAVS Deputy Representative.

Introduction of all members and guests attending the meeting.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM. Next meeting scheduled for October 4, 2011, at 7:00pm.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Meeting opened at 1900 PM

Attendance - 15 present. 6 Officers and 9 members.

Minutes – Motion made by James Tewes to approve minutes, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $1,033.18 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by James Tewes, motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 36 members have not renewed for 2011; and 197 have renewed. We are currently at 92.9%.

We still need 18 members to renew for 100%. 

Chaplain Report – Member Rene Kirouac passed away April 8 th .

Service Officer Report – VA Blog

Sick and Distress: None.

Legion Programs – JROTC Awards are: Everglades High May 5 th at 6:30pm, Flanagan High May 18 th at 5:30pm and

West Broward May 25 th at 6:00pm.

Alberto Darby and Joe Motes attended the West Broward 9-11 grades awards night and present our Boys State student with a medallion, certificate and Boys State cap.

Correspondence – None.

Vote on New Members – None 

Old Business – Confirmed Wal*Mart dates, May 28 th , September 24 th & November 12 th .

Report on 5K Run by Bob Nagle.

New Business – Roy Schofield mentioned that we should email all Florida Senators to vote passage on the Florida Driver's License for Veterans.

Yolanda Perez has requested and accepted the position of Post Media Public Relations.

Good of the Post –

Confirmed Wal*Mart dates, May 28 th , September 24 th & November 12 th.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 1945 PM. Next meeting scheduled for September 6, 2011, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Meeting opened at 1909 PM

15 members present, Joe Motes, Alberto Darby, Carol Fraser, Bob Nagle, James Tewes, Vince Mancusi, Stan Cohen, Julian Smalkin, George Koren, Gilbert Lenchus, Gilbert Napoles, Jorge Sandoval, Yolanda Santos, Lou Manfra and Daniel Mitchell.

Our guest this week was Robert Kaupp, our Post sponsored Boys State student, who spoke about himself and his future goals. 

Minutes – Motion made by James Tewes to approve minutes, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $885.78 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Julian Smalkin, motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 41 members have not renewed for 2011; and 193 have renewed. We are currently at 91.0%.

We still need 19 members to renew for 100%. 

Chaplain Report – None

Service Officer Report – None

Sick and Distress: None.

Legion Programs – None

Correspondence – Letter from Kelly Lewis that her husband Mark is on maneuvers and has just been promoted to Warrant Officer.

Vote on New Members –

•  Ronald K. Bauer, James L. Williams, James Shrouder, Kenneth Bialy, Arthur Barber, Rachelle Lans,

•  Elbert Armstrong, Jorge Sandover, Petra Guzman, Ruben Williams, George Koren, Alvin Trilling,

•  William Tirado, Frank Serio, Patrick Finn, Gilbert Lenchus, Jimmy Contreras, Edward Bleyer,

•  Victor Goldman, Benjamin Vega, Jr., and Brian Ford all from Post 400, 2 years

Motion to accept these new members made by James Tewes, 2 nd by Stan Cohen, motion carried. 

Old Business – Confirmed Wal*Mart dates, May 28 th , September 24 th & November 12 th .

We made $466.00 at our last Wal*mart last month.

I have opened two bank account for our post, one is for the general fund, the other for “ American Legion Post 385 5K Run Fund ”. Also, besides Bob Nagle and me, we need one more signature on both checking accounts.

The YMCA was very happy to receive the $150 and will be donation certificates for the 5K run.

Bob Nagle gave his report on the 5K Run, we still need more sponsors. Pembroke Pines City Commissioner Castillo will endorse the 5K Run.

Lou Manfra gave us an update on the new Park west of City Hall, the next Veterans Day ceremonies will be held there. The Memorial Day ceremonies will be moved from City Hall to the Fletcher Veterans Park on Johnson Street. Lou also gave us an update on the memorial brick program.

New Business – Nomination and Elections of Officers for 2011-2012 were held. Our new officers are:

Commander: Alberto Darby, James Tewes made a motion to make the vote unanimous, Bob Nagle 2 nd , motion passed.

Vice Commanders: Vincent Mancusi Jr., and James Tewes, Stan Cohen made a motion to make the vote unanimous, Carol Fraser 2 nd , motion passed.

I'm working on the newsletter; I need articles in the next two weeks.

JROTC Awards dates: Everglades High May 11 Wednesday 6:30pm, so far that is all.

The V.A. Sunrise clinic might ask us for a $50-$75 donation for the Summer Youth Volunteer Program.

Motion to Accept Bob Nagle 2 nd Carol Fraser, motion passed.

Good of the Post –

Confirmed Wal*Mart dates, May 28 th , September 24 th & November 12 th.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 2010 PM. Next meeting scheduled for May 3, 2011, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Meeting opened at 1905 PM

16 members present, Joe Motes, Alberto Darby, Carol Fraser, Bob Nagle, James Tewes, Vince Mancusi, Stan Cohen, David McDonald, Julian Smalkin. 

Minutes – Motion made by James Tewes to approve minutes, seconded by Alberto Darby, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $1,232.46 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Alberto Darby, motioned carried. We will open a savings account attached to this account for the 5K Run monies.

Membership –

To date 42 members have not renewed for 2011; and 202 have renewed. We are currently at 90.1%.

We still need 20 members to renew for 100%. 

Chaplain Report – None

Service Officer Report – None

Sick and Distress: Vincent Shevlin of Davie passed away.

Legion Programs – None

Correspondence – None

Vote on New Members –

•  Radames Robles, 2years, Post 400

•  Thomas Stadthagen, 2years, Post 400

•  Walter Russell, 2years, Post 400

•  Janette R. Chandler, 2 years, Post 400

•  Jairo Alvarez, 2 years, Post 400

•  Genaro Alvarez, 2 years, Post 400

•  Jose Cruz, 2 years, Post 400

•  Robert Antonucci, 2 years, Post 400

•  Bud Riezenman, 2 years, Post 400

•  Anthony Harris, 2 years, Post 400

•  Donald Rigg, 2 years, Post 400

•  Hector A. Castro, 2 years, Post 400

Motion to accept these new members made by Carol Fraser, 2nd by Stan Cohen, motion carried. 

Old Business – We will have a Poppies Walmart on the 12th of March, volunteers needed. Bob Nagle, reported on the 5K Run, we now have the Seminole Nation as a Silver donor.

Bob also gave a brief presentation on the Miami Fisher House and the Wounded Warriors.

Bob also mentioned the toner and old cell phones program.

New Business – Nominations of Officers:

Carol Fraser nominated James Tewes for Commander, Tewes accepted.

Stan Cohen nominated Alberto Darby for Commander, Darby accepted.

Stan Cohen nominated Vince Mancusi for Vice Commander, Mancusi accepted.

David McDonald gave a brief presentation on the new Housing Assistance program.

Alberto Darby reported he will be meeting with the Pembroke Pines City Commissioner concerning the 5K Run.

Joe Motes made a motion we donated $150 to the YMCA to offset their cost for having to pay their staff while we are meeting, 2nd by James Tewes, motion passed.

Bob Nagle mentioned that we should open another bank account for the 5K Run Fund.

Good of the Post – Joe Motes gave an explanation on our Post boundaries.

Bob Nagle will check on the CSI Caregivers Services to see if we want them as a future guest speaker.

Confirmed Wal*Mart dates, March 12th , May 28th , September 24th & November 12th.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 2000 PM. Next meeting scheduled for April 5, 2011, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Meeting opened at 1905 PM

16 members present, Joe Motes, Alberto Darby, Carol Fraser, Bob Nagle, James Tewes, Ray Aguiar, Vince Mancusi, Kelly Lewis, Mark Lewis, Daniel Mitchell, Stan Cohen, Benjamin Guerra, Carlos Garcia, Yolanda Santos, Gerardo Sepulveda, Gilbert Napoles. 

Minutes –

Motion made by James Tewes to approve minutes of November meeting with corrections, seconded by Mark Lewis, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $878.46 in our account. Motion was made by Mark Lewis to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carlos Garcia , motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 47 members have not renewed for 2011; and 184 have renewed. We are currently at 88.2%.

We still need 31 members to renew for 100%. 

Chaplain Report – None

Service Officer Report – Ray discussed the need to have a copy of service Bill like water, electric or any other bill with your home address on it. You will to have two ID's to verified your home address as the New Year starts, this will for travel pay. The V.A. will be going paperless which means, any monies will be going to your Checking Account or Banking Account. This is coming, so be ready for it.

Sick and Distress: Ray Aguiar and Alberto Darby recovering.

Legion Programs – None

Correspondence – None

Vote on New Members –

Gerardo Sepulveda, 1 year, DMS post

Motion to accept these new members made by Alberto Darby, 2nd by Carol Fraser, motion carried. 

Old Business – Our Boy State student from West Broward High School is Robert Kaupp.

Bob Nagle, reported on the 5K Run.

We will be transferring our bank account from Chase to Wachovia, no fees in the for seeable future.

Bob mention the toner program.

New Business – Our Oratorical student won and will go to Area competition, from Flanagan High School.

Next month is nomination of officers, with elects at our May meeting.

Request to buy a $50.00 ad for the Marine Corps League Detachment 755 20 th anniversary.

Motion to Accept by Carlos Garcia, 2 nd Gerardo Sepulveda, motion passed.

Good of the Post – Confirmed Wal*Mart dates, March 12th , May 28th , September 24th & November 12th.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 2015 PM. Next meeting scheduled for March 1, 2011, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Meeting opened at 1905 PM

13 members present, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Bob Nagle, James Tewes, Julian Smalkin, Vince Mancusi, Stan Cohen, George Wandover, Daniel Mitchell, Armando Mercado, Benjamin Guerra, Carlos Garcia and new member Jose Perez. 

Minutes –

Motion made by James Tewes to approve minutes of November meeting with corrections, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

November report $1226.39 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Robert Nagle , motioned carried.

December report $1243.13 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carlos Garcia , motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 54 members have not renewed for 2011; and 177 have renewed. We are currently at 85.0%. We still need 31 members to renew for 100%. 

Chaplain Report – None.

Service Officer Report – None.

Sick and Distress: None.

Legion Programs – None

Correspondence – Letter from Department Judge Advocate on approval of our By-Laws.

Vote on New Members –

Louis Manfra, 19 years, Post 321.

Ronald Noonan, 1 year, Post DMS

Edward Spiegel, new member

Jose M. Perez, 21 years, Post 311

Motion to accept these new members made by Daniel Mitchell, 2 nd by James Tewes, motion carried. 

Old Business – Paid $200 for Everglades and West Broward High Schools for the Legion Shooting Sports program.

Wreaths Across America was held at the National VA Cemetery on Dec 11 th , attended by Bob Nagle and Joe Motes.

Bob reported on the Saluting Veterans 5k Run for Sunday, Nov 6, 2011.  We have approval from Pembroke Gardens for the use of the shopping center. Info package is completed and has been sent to about 20 companies to ask for sponsorships, copies will be shown at next meeting. Bob attended the Rotary Club of Weston Fitness 5k on Dec 12th - it was well attended and lots of participants and about 20 to 25 sponsor tents.
Some were Florida Marlins, Memorial Hospital, a radio station, and main sponsor was Billy Beck Training Center of Sunrise. The Rotary had many members helping and they had a great breakfast for the runners.

New Business – Veterans Memorial Brick for Post, cost $95.

Motion to Accept by Carol Fraser, 2 nd by Ben Guerra.

Veterans Memorial Brick for Frank Dingfelder, cost $50.

Motion to Accept by James Tewes, 2 nd by Julian Smalkin.

Veterans Memorial Brick for Stewart Fraser, cost $50.

Motion to Accept by Armando Mercado, 2 nd by Julian Smalkin.

Everglades High JROTC wants to send 1 or 2 teams the American Legion Commander's Cup, $50 per team.

Motion to Accept by Carol Fraser for 2 teams, 2 nd by Julian Smalkin, $ 100.00.

We now have a student from West Broward who will be going to Boys State, $300 has now been paid.

We have dropped the AIM program, which was costing us $15 per month.

Starting February 1 st , we will now be charged a $15 a month service charge.

Good of the Post – Citation of Achievement from Department for 75% membership.

Approval for Joe Motes as Southern Area Commander.

Motion to Accept by Carol Fraser, 2 nd Robert Nagle

No further business, meeting adjourned at 2010 PM. Next meeting scheduled for February 1, 2011, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Meeting opened at 1915 PM

9 members present, Joe Motes, Alberto Darby, Carol Fraser, Bob Nagle, James Tewes, Julian Smalkin, Vince Mancusi, Stan Cohen, Joseph Pezzulo, and 6 District staff members.

Motion was made by Stan Cohen to delay the meeting for the Installation of Officers, 2 nd by Alberto Darby. 

Minutes –

Motion made by Julian Smalkin to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Bob Nagle, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $1790.64 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Julian Smalkin , motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 61 members have not renewed for 2011; and 169 have renewed. We are currently at 79.2%. We still need 43 members to renew for 100%. 

Chaplain Report – None. 

Service Officer Report – Ray Aguiar mention that there is now a new registration form for VA Claims.

Sick and Distress: Luis A. Soto passed away, was USA and Vietnam Veteran. 

Legion Programs – None

Correspondence – Letter from Applebee's about Veteran's Day.

Vote on New Members –

Hugo Gonzalez 1 years Post 400.

Motion to accept these new members made by Alberto Darby, 2 nd by James Tewes, motion carried. 

Old Business – We collected $253 at last month's Wal-Mart poppies, we had 7 members in attendance.

New Business – Wal-Mart Poppies is November 14 th and (Sunday) November 14 th at 11am, we need volunteers.

Yearly Donation of $50 to the VA Clinic Coffee Fund. Motion to Accept Carol Fraser and 2 nd Vince Mancusi. Motion to buy 6 Wreaths at $15 each ($90) for our 6 members buried at South Florida VA Cemetery. Motion to Accept Alberto Darby and 2 nd Julian Smalkin

Good of the Post – American Heritage School Veterans Day November 10, 2010 at 8:30am.

Carlos Garcia is now a Volunteer with the VA Clinic in Sunrise.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 1950 PM. Next meeting scheduled for

December 7, 2010, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Meeting opened at 1907 PM

17 members present, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Bob Nagle, James Tewes, Richard Homan, George Wandover, Julian Smalkin, Vince Mancusi, Stan Cohen, Mark & Kelly Lewis, Benjamin Guerra, Joseph Pezzulo, Carlos Garcia, Armando Mercado, James Beicher and new member Levi Rollins.

Minutes –

Motion made by Richard Homan to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Mark Lewis, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $1421.69 in our account. Motion was made by James Tewes to approve Financial Report, seconded by George Wandover , motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 82 members have not renewed for 2011; and 148 have renewed. We are currently at 70.0%. We still need 64 members to renew for 100%. 

Chaplain Report – None 

Service Officer Report – None 

Legion Programs – None

Correspondence – Thank You letter from the U.S.S. Jason Durham commissioning committee, and one letter from the City of Pembroke Pines inviting us to their Veteran's Day celebration at Veterans Park.

Vote on New Members –

Armando Mercado - 3 Years from Post 400

Levi Rollins – 1 year from Post 400

Motion to accept these new members made by Julian Smalkin, 2 nd by James Tewes, motion carried. 

Old Business – Bob Nagle reported on the 5K run we will be sponsoring next November 6, 2011 at the Shops at Pembroke Gardens the cost to put on will be roughly $10,000, so we will be needing sponsors. We will only have to put a small deposit down upfront and the rest will be due after the race. (Bob Nagle will front the deposit.)

New Business – Wal-Mart this Saturday at 10am to 1pm, several members volunteered to help out. Next November 14 th will be Sunday from 11am to 2pm.

The 9 th District Commander will make his official visitation at out next month meeting.

Election for Vice Commander was held, James Tewes was the only member running, voted in by all members.

Good of the Post – Motion was made by Carol Fraser and 2 nd by James Tewes to buy a ½ page ad for the 9 th District Ball book. Motion passed. Joe Moe Motes asked for 4 volunteers to help with calling members to update our email list. We have submitted a request to Wal-Mart for 3 days early next year, January, March and May. The Vietnam Wall has been retired to the VA Sunrise Clinic and the official day for unveiling is October 13 th at 10am.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 2010 PM. Next meeting scheduled for

November 2, 2010, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Meeting opened at 1905 PM

15 members present, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Bob Nagle, Alberto Darby, Jim Tewes, Richard Homan, George Wandover, Julian Smalkin, Vince Mancusi, Bill Armstrong, Stan Cohen and new members Mark & Kelly Lewis, Benjamin Guerra, Joseph Pezzulo.

Minutes –

Motion made by Jim Tewes to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Alberto Darby, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $914.13 in our account. Motion was made by Bob Nagle to approve Financial Report, seconded by Richard Homan , motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 88 members have not renewed for 2011; and 137 have renewed. We are currently at 65.0%. We still need 75 members to renew for 100%. 

Chaplain Report – Bob Nagle reported about an article about people impersonating vets at street corners. 

Service Officer Report – None. 

Legion Programs – None

Correspondence – Letter from Department about our 60% membership goal.

Vote on New Members –

Mark Lewis - 2 Years from NY

Kelly Lewis – 2 years from NY

Joseph Pezzulo – 3 year from NY

Benjamin Guerra – 1 year from PA

Motion to accept these new members made by Richard Homan, 2nd by Alberto Darby, motion carried. 

Old Business – None.

New Business – Walmart Poppy dates are October 9th and November 13th at 10am, we need volunteers.

There will be a stand down September 18 th at 10am to 4pm at the National Guard Armory in Fort Lauderdale on SR 84, volunteers are needed.

Bob Nagle brought up an idea to help sponsor a race telethon that could make us money, meeting will be held to check out feasibility.

Good of the Post - Member Carlos Garcia is now a VAVS Volunteer at the Sunrise VA Clinic.

Donation of $100 for the USS Jason Dunham commissioning. Motion was made Carol Fraser and 2nd by Bob Nagle, motion carried. The Commissioning will be on November 13th at Post Everglades at 10am.

Next month's meeting will have the District Commander official visitation.

Vince Mancusi mentioned that we should have a picnic at one of the local parks, Joe Motes will check out locations.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 2012 PM. Next meeting scheduled for October 5, 2010, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Meeting opened at 1905 PM

12 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Bob Nagle, Alberto Darby, Frank Dingfelder, Jim Tewes, James Beicher, Richard Homan, Stan Cohen, Daniel Mitchell, Ray Aguiar.

Minutes –

Motion made by Jim Tewes to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Alberto Darby, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $914.13 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Ray Aguiar , motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 32 members have not renewed for 2010; and 208 have renewed. We are currently at 92.0%. We still need 17 members to renew for 100%. 

Chaplain Report – Bob Nagle reported about an article about people impersonating vets at street corners. 

Service Officer Report – None. 

Legion Programs – None

Correspondence – Letter from Department Adjutant about Post By-Laws. Letter from Department about our 80% membership goal.

Vote on New Members –

Frank Mazzarella - 16 Years from N.J.

Mario Librizzi – 3 years from Post 400

Motion to accept these new members made by Alberto Darby, 2 nd by James Tewes, motion carried. 

Old Business – Archbishop McCarthy Civil Air Patrol, May 5 th Wednesday at 7:00pm

Cypress Bay High, May 8 th , Saturday

Everglades High, May 12 th , Wednesday

New Business – Pass in Review is Friday May 21 st at Lockhart Stadium in North Lauderdale.

Wal*Mart Poppies is May 29 th at 10am, we need volunteers.

Motion to pay for one night in Orlando for Ray Aguiar, changed to 2 nights.

Motion to accept by Alberto Darby, 2 nd by Richard Holman, motion carried.

Nominations and Elections: Commander Roy Scholfield, Vice Commanders Frank Dingfelder & Alberto Darby have been elected to serve 2010-2011.

Upcoming Events & Good of the Post – Yearend report, VA volunteer hours were 2142 for Dec 2008 – May 2010.

Frank reported on the Memorial Day upcoming celebrations. Alberto reported that his wife became a U.S. citizen and that he will be running for City Commissioner.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 1945 PM. Next meeting scheduled for September 7, 2010, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Meeting opened at 1900 PM

15 members present, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Bob Nagle, Alberto Darby, Frank Dingfelder, Jim Tewes, James Beicher, Jerry Tyler, James Kaufman, Farris Jammel, Richard Homan, Julian Smalkin, Stan Cohen, Daniel Mitchell and Robert Rudas.

Minutes –

Motion made by Jim Tewes to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by James Beicher, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $914.13 in our account. Motion was made by Julian Smalkin to approve Financial Report, seconded by Richard Holman , motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 34 members have not renewed for 2010; and 206 have renewed. We are currently at 90.6%. We still need 19 members to renew for 100%. 

Chaplain Report – Bob Nagle reported that we should honor those soldiers POW/MIA still missing from Florida on POW/MIA Day September 17 th. 

Service Officer Report – None. 

Legion Programs – None

Correspondence – Letter from Department Adjutant about Post By-Laws. Letter from Department about our 80% membership goal.

Vote on New Members –

Larry Lehtonen - 47 Years from Post 257

Farris Jammell - 2 years from Post 400

Stan Cohen - 16 years from Post 310

Motion to accept these new members made by Alberto Darby, 2 nd by Carol Fraser, motion carried. 

Old Business – Alberto Darby reminded us that Joe Motes messed up with the March meeting as we had no where to meet. Wal*Mart, we have one confirmed dates left on Memorial Day weekend, May 29, 2010 . Joe Motes met with Jacqueline here at the YMCA about our monthly meetings, we now have all confirmed to May 2011.

New Business – JROTC Award presentations:

Everglades High, May 12 th , Wednesday

Cypress Bay High, May 8 th , Saturday

West Broward High, April 27 th , Tuesday

Coral Springs CAP , April 29 th , Thursday

Pembroke Pines CAP , April 8 th , Thursday

Nominations and Elections: Commander Roy Scholfield, Vice Commanders Frank Dingfelder & Alberto Darby have been elected to serve 2010-2011.

Upcoming Events & Good of the Post – Edward Wagner donated $50 to the Post. Our next Rickey's get together is set for Saturday May 1 st.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 1945 PM. Next meeting scheduled for May 4, 2010 , at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, March 2, 2010 

Meeting opened at 1900 PM

13 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Bob Nagle, Alberto Darby, Ray Aguair, Frank Dingfelder, Daniel Mitchell, Jim Tewes, James Beicher, Jerry Tyler, Teddy Pomerantz and new member James Kaufman.

Minutes –

Motion made by Alberto Darby to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $1339.99 in our account. Motion was made by Frank Dingfelder to approve Financial Report, seconded by James Tewes , motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 43 members have not renewed for 2010; and 195 have renewed. We are currently at 86.6%. We still need 30 members to renew for 100%. 

Service Officer Report – I recently attended a Town Hall Meeting with Ms. Mary D Berrocal Director of Miami and Broward V.A. System. She also had Dr. John R. Vara Chief of Staff of the  Miami V.A.   Hospital  there also. The question of parking in Miami  was brought up. The Fisher House which took some of the parking in west lot will be up and running in August. The Grand Opening is in October. There will be about twenty suits for Vets families to stay close by their Vet. The believe is, a faster recovery for the Vet if his family is close by.

The Miami V.A. staff is being sent to a remote parking, opening up more parking for the Vets. You will be required when entering the West lot, to show I.D. and your appointment letter or card. I was there yesterday around 1pm and there was at least 100 open parking spaces at the west lot.

A Doctor is not required to write notes for veterans who need statement to help with their claims for benefits if eligible. But they can if they are willing, so ask. 

This month we helped two Veterans, 1; getting back into the V.A. system and the procedures to follow. 2; Assisting with death benefits and requirements from the V.A. 

Legion Programs – None

Correspondence – Congratulation membership letter of 85% from Department of Florida.

Vote on New Members –

James Kaufman, Manuel G. Lord, Sr. 3 Years. Motion to accept these new members made by Alberto Darby, 2 nd by Bob Nagle, motion carried. 

Old Business –

Wal*Mart, we have one confirmed dates left on Memorial Day weekend, May 29, 2010 .

We are now confirmed with the YMCA through May 2011.

New Business –

We collected $331 on February 6 th and $292 on February 20 th at Wal*Mart.

Request a donation for the VA Half & Half and Donut Fund of $50.00. Motion was made by Teddy Pomerantz to approve, seconded by Alberto Darby , motioned carried.

Donation request for Child Welfare Foundation, suggest $25. Motion was made by James Tewes to approve, seconded by Carol Fraser , motioned carried.

Upcoming Events & Good of the Post –

Rickey's – Saturday's March 13 th (new date) and May 1 st at Noon .

Would we like top start a 50/50 drawing every meeting, already approved a few years ago.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 1955 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for April 6, 2010, at 1930.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, February 2, 2010 

Meeting opened at 1910 PM

10 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Bob Nagle, Frank Dingfelder, Julian Smalkin, Daniel Mitchell, Jim Tewes, James Beicher, and Teddy Pomerantz.

Minutes –

Motion made by Julian Smalkin to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by James Tewes , motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $1339.99 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Bob Nagle, motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 49 members have not renewed for 2010; and 189 have renewed. We are currently at 84.0%. We still need 36 members to renew for 100%.

Service Officer Report – None 

Legion Programs – None

Correspondence – None

Vote on New Members –

Thomas Flynn 50 years, Post will buy a 50 year for this member $5.95

Dennis McCann 2 Years

Robert Rudas 1 Year

Roger Giordani 3 Years

Motion to accept these new members made by Bob Nagle, 2 nd by James Beicher, motion carried. 

Old Business –

Wal*Mart, we have 3 confirmed dates Feb. 6 & 20, and Memorial Day weekend, May 29, 2010 .

We are still waiting on news from the YMCA about our future meeting place.

New Business –

Buy a 40 year pin for Felix Giuffre $5.95

Our Post will order all the awards for this year, cost should be just under $900.00.

Our Post paid $61.25 Florida Division of Corporations for 2010.

We are updating our By-Laws to send to Department for approval.

Frank mentioned that the Four Chaplains is coming up on February 7 th in Margate.

Upcoming Events & Good of the Post –

Rickey's – Saturday's March 6 th and May 1 st at Noon .

No further business, meeting adjourned at 1955 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for March 2, 2010 , at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, January 5, 2010 

Meeting opened at 1905 PM

12 members present, Joe Motes, Alberto Darby, Carol Fraser, Bob Nagle, Frank Dingfelder, Julian Smalkin, Daniel Mitchell, Richard Homan, Jim Tewes, James Beicher, Bill Armstrong and Teddy Pomerantz.

Minutes –

Motion made by Richard Homan to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by James Beicher , motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $980.99 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Julian Smalkin , motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 55 members have not renewed for 2010; and 191 have renewed. We are currently at 79.1%. We still need 44 members to renew for 100%.

Service Officer Report –

Ray was able to get James Beicher 30% disability with the V.A. 

Legion Programs –

Juliana Martinez from Pembroke Pines Charter to participate in the Oratorical has dropped out.

Correspondence – None.

Vote on New Members – None 

Old Business –

Wal*Mart, we have 3 confirmed dates Feb. 6 & 20, and Memorial Day weekend, May 29, 2010.

New Business –

Jim Tewes mentioned that the website might be virus infected with virus 3 weeks before.

Upcoming Events & Good of the Post –

Rickey's – Saturday's March 6 th and May 1 st at Noon .

I was present for the unveiling of the Cleveland Clinic flag poles and also present was Cypress Bay JROTC.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 1925 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for February 2, 2010, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, December 1, 2009 

Meeting opened at 1900 PM

11 members present, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Bob Nagle, Frank Dingfelder, Julian Smalkin, Herman McBurrows, Richard Homan, Jerry Tyler, Jim Tewes, Yolanda Santos and Teddy Pomerantz.

Minutes –

Motion made by Richard Homan to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Carol Fraser , motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $1080.99 in our account. Motion was made by Richard Homan to approve Financial Report, seconded by Jim Tewes, motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 55 members have not renewed for 2010; and 191 have renewed. We are currently at 79.1%. We still need 44 members to renew for 100%.

Service Officer Report – None. 

Legion Programs –

Request from student Juliana Martinez from Pembroke Pines Charter to participate in the Oratorical.

Correspondence –

Letter from Stranahan High School JROTC.

Vote on New Members – None 

Old Business –

Wal*Mart, we have 3 confirmed dates Feb. 6 & 20, and Memorial Day weekend, May 29, 2010.

New Business – None

Upcoming Events & Good of the Post –

Rickey's – Our new date is December 5 th.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 1940 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for January 5, 2010, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, November 3, 2009 

Meeting opened at 1905 PM

16 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Frank Dingfelder, Ray Aguiar, Julian Smalkin, Herman McBurrows, Richard Homan, Jerry Tyler, Daniel Mitchell, Eric Sallons, David Schulsinger, Jim Tewes, George Wandover, James Beicher, and new member Estelle Kfare Lindsey.

Minutes –

Motion made by Julian Smalkin to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Richard Homan , motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $1198.76 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Ray Aguiar , motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 64 members have not renewed for 2010; and 172 have renewed. We are currently at 76.4%. We still need 53 members to renew for 100%.

Service Officer Report –

We discussed the new presumed diseases the VA concurred are from exposure to Agent Orange. We discussed the responsibility of the Post Service Officer which is to assist the VCSO not to replace him. The PSO assist the Veteran in the paper work which is forward to the VCSO (Veteran County Service Officer) for review, if OK, it's forwarded to the VA for processing. Discussed were the benefit of opening a claim and the downside of it. Anytime you open your claim you also open your record to the VA for review. This could increase or decrease any of your other claim if any. Several other personal questions were also answered.

Legion Programs –

Request from student Juliana Martinez from Pembroke Pines Charter to participate in the Oratorical.

Correspondence –

Letter from the City of Pembroke Pines .

Letter from Jim McGonagall, 9 th District Symphonic Band Conductor.

Letter from Americans Moms for Soldiers, we will discuss it next month.

Letter from Dianne Thibodeau campaign for Dept Vice Commander.

Vote on New Members –

Estelle Kfare Lindsey was voted as a new member into our Post.

Old Business –

Veteran's Day at Pembroke Pines Veteran's Park, we will need volunteers.

Wal*Mart, we have 3 confirmed dates Feb. 6 & 20, and Memorial Day weekend, May 29, 2010 .

New Business –

Motion to buy a half page ad for the 9 th District Ball, $45.00. Motion was made by Ray Aguiar to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser , motioned carried.

Motion to approve the $100 donation to Everglades High School for field Trip competition. Motion was made by Frank Dingfelder to approve Financial Report, seconded by Ray Aguiar , motioned carried.

The Vietnam Moving Wall will be in North Lauderdale November 6-8.

American Heritage School on November 10 th at 8:00am , please try and attend.

Upcoming Events & Good of the Post –

Rickey's – Saturday November 21 st at Noon . This date was canceled, the new date is December 5 th .

S.A.L Squadron membership in our Post will be $25.00, we need 10 for a charter, and shall we proceed? We have currently 5 interested members and family.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 2015 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for November 3, 2009 , at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, October 6, 2009 

Meeting opened at 1905 PM

12 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Alberto Darby, Robert Nagle, Carol Fraser, Frank Dingfelder, Julian Smalkin, Herman McBurrows, John Flukers, Bill Armstrong, Jerry Tyler and Daniel Mitchell.

Minutes –

Motion made by Alberto Darby to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Carol Fraser , motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $1626.57 in our account. Motion was made by Bob Nagle to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 155 members have renewed for 2010; 80 members have not renewed. We are currently at 68.4%.

Service Officer Report – None. 

Legion Programs –

Everglades and West Broward High Schools will be the only two schools participating in this year's JROTC Shooting Sports Program.

Correspondence –

Letter from Col. Armstrong, Broward JROTC Commander was read.

Vote on New Members –

The following members were voted and approved into our Post:

Motion was made by Frank Dingfelder and 2 nd by Bob Nagle to approve the new members, motioned carried. 

Old Business –

Wal*mart – we are on stand-by for any Sat & Sun openings through the end of the year if any become available. I have submitted a new request for every Saturday in January & February.

We have a date reserved for Publix but they now require a $3 Million insurance policy.

New Business –

Veteran's Day at Veteran's Park, we will need volunteers.

Stranahan High School JROTC has requested our help with sponsorship of the Shooting Sports program, since we are only doing two this year; we are able to help them. Motion was made by Alberto Darby and 2 nd Carol Fraser, motioned carried.

Motion to buy 5 wreaths for Wreaths Across America at South Florida VA Cemetery, motion made by Julian Smalkin, 2 nd by Frank Dingfelder, motioned carried.

Motion to donate $50 to the Sunrise VA Clinic Coffee Fund, motion made by Carol Fraser, 2 nd by Herman McBurrows, motion carried.

Upcoming Events & Good of the Post –

We would like to start a S.A.L Squadron in our Post, we need 10 for a charter; membership is $25 yearly.

Installation and Initiation set for October 11 th , 2009 at 2PM .

West Broward High School JROTC will have a Spaghetti Dinner Wednesday October 14 th at 7PM at the school. Cost is $7.50 at the door.

Next Rickey's will be Saturday November 21 st at Noon .

Endorsement for Joe Motes for Southern Area Commander, motion made by Alberto Darby and 2 nd by Julian Smalkin, motion carried.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 2015 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for November 3, 2009, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Meeting opened at 1900 PM

10 members present, Joe Motes, Robert Nagle, Carol Fraser, Richard Homan, Ramon Aguiar, George Wandover, Vince Mancusi, Tom Floyd and new members Robert Lester and James Beicher.

Minutes –

Motion made by Carol Fraser to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Ramon Aguiar, motion carried. 

Financial Report –

We have $1819.64 in our account. Motion was made by George Wandover to approve Financial Report, seconded by Ray Aguiar , motioned carried.

Membership –

To date 143 members have renewed for 2010; 87 members have not renewed. We are currently at 63.5%.

Service Officer Report –

Three Veterans were assisted as follows: WWII Veteran, new claim; Iraqi Veteran involved in an accident, gave options; Gulf War Veteran, Knees, awaiting return of claim form to submit. 

Legion Programs –

We have one request from West Broward High School for Boys State ; cost to Post will be approximately $450.

All 4 High Schools have received Oratorical and Boys State information packets; we now have Debate & Speech counselor's contacts for all our high school. 

Old Business –

Post name change to Pembroke Pines has been approved by Department & National.

New Business –

Wal-mart request for November 11 th , Veteran's Day, declined, only Sat & Sun, and all are taken until the end of the year. We are on stand-by for any Sat & Sun through the year that becomes available.

Will submit Publix request for November 7 th and is on hold, but we need to buy a 3 million insurance policy.

Upcoming Events –

Veteran's Day at Veteran's Park, we will need volunteers.

Correspondence –

Wreaths Across America will be held December 12 th , 2009 at Noon , we plan to attend at the South Florida VA Cemetery.

Good of the Post –

We would like to start a S.A.L Squadron in our Post, we need 10 for a charter, and shall we proceed.

Installation and Initiation set for October 11 th, 2009.

Rickey's – Saturday November 21 st at Noon.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 2015 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for October 6, 2009, at 2015.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, May 5, 2009 

Meeting opened at 1920 PM

10 members present, Joe Motes, Alberto Darby, Robert Nagle, Frank Dingfelder, Carol Fraser, Julian Smalkin, Jerry Tyler, Emanuel Ward, Eric Sallons, Felix Giuffre and Richard Homan.

Guest: Ludlow Dawes was introduced to the members and gave a small example on his Oratorical lecture.

Financial Report – We have $432.90 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Alberto Darby , motioned carried.

Minutes – Motion made by Julian Smalkin to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Frank Dingfelder, motion carried.

Membership – To date 219 members have renewed for 2009; 65 members have not renewed. We are currently at 129.5%.

Old Business – We will be at Wal-mart for Poppies on May 25 th Memorial Day from 10:00am to about 2:00pm .

The letter has been mailed out to Department for our change of city name.

New Business – Elections of Officers, the following will be our 2009-2010 Officers:

Commander – Roy Schofield

1 st Vice Commander – Alberto Darby

2 nd Vice Commander - Frank Dingfelder

Upcoming Events –

We will be at Wal-mart for Poppies on May 25 th Memorial Day from 10:00am to about 2:00pm .

Rickey date is set for Saturday, April 11 th .

JROTC awards – Cypress Bay this Saturday, May 9 th; Everglades May 12 th; West Broward May 14 th; Flanagan Mar 23 rd.

Memorial Day at City Hall at 9:00am, we need volunteers.

No meetings during June, July and August. Our next meeting after summer break is September 8 th, 2009.

Correspondence – None

Good of the Post – Julian Smalkin spoke on his attendance at the JROTC Pass in Review.

We will be setting another date at Rickey's for June 2009.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 1940 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for September 1 st, 2009, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, April 7, 2009 

Meeting opened at 1905 PM

10 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Robert Nagle, Joe Mora, Frank Dingfelder, Carol Fraser, Julian Smalkin, Jerry Tyler, Eric Sallons, and Richard Homan.

Financial Report – We have $846.95 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Richard Homan , motioned carried.

Minutes – Motion made by Jerry Tyler to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Julian Smalkin , motion carried.

Membership – To date 214 members have renewed for 2009; 70 members have not renewed. We are currently at 126.6%.

Old Business – We are still trying to get a date at Wal-mart for Poppies.

New Business – Nominations of Officers:

Commander – Roy Schofield

1 st Vice Commander – Alberto Darby

2 nd Vice Commander - Frank Dingfelder

Upcoming Events –

Rickey date is set for Saturday, April 11 th.

No meetings during June, July and August. Our next meeting after summer break is September 8 th, 2009.

Cadet of the Year at the Broward School Board, April 17 th at 1:00pm.

Pass in Review at Lockhart Stadium, April 24 th at 4:00pm.

Still waiting on JROTC dates for our schools.

Correspondence – None

Good of the Post – A donation has been made to our Post, no information available pertaining on the amount and who made it.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 1935 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for April 7th, 2009, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Meeting opened at 1915 PM

9 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Robert Nagle, Frank Dingfelder, Ramon Aguiar, George Wandover, Alberto Darby, Felix Giuffre, and new member Eric Huskey.

Financial Report – We have $442.45 in our account. Motion was made by Alberto Darby to approve Financial Report, seconded by Ramon Aguiar , motioned carried.

Minutes – Motion made by George Wandover to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Alberto Darby , motion carried.

Membership – To date 206 members have renewed for 2009; 75 members have not renewed. We are currently at 126.3%.

Old Business – We are still trying to get a date at Wal-mart for Poppies.

New Business – Nominations of Officers:

Commander – Roy Schofield

1 st Vice Commander – Alberto Darby

2 nd Vice Commander - Frank Dingfelder

Upcoming Events –

Next month we start our presentation of the JROTC awards, members should participate at these awards.

JROTC Pass in Review will be held April 24 th at 4pm at Lockhart Stadium.

Joe Motes will check with Rickey's for another Saturday Noon luncheon, will advice via email.

Correspondence – None

Good of the Post – A donation has been made to our Post, no information available pertaining on the amount and who made it.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 2010 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for April 7th, 2009 , at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, February 3, 2009 

Meeting opened at 1915 PM

17 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Robert Nagle, Frank E Dingfelder, Ramon Aguiar, George Wandover, Julian Smalkin, Alberto Darby, David Izquierdo, Phyllis Giuffre, Felix Giuffre, Eric Sallons, David McDonald, Jerry Tyler, Bill Armstrong and Daniel Mitchell.

Guests – Flanagan High School student Ludlow Dawes and his mother were present. Ludlow is our Oratorical participant.

Financial Report – We have $191.45 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by G eorge Wandover , motioned carried.

Minutes – Motion made by Alberto Darby to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Bob Nagle, motion carried.

Membership – To date 201 members have renewed for 2009; 80 members have not renewed. We are currently at 118.9%.

Old Business – We still have Boys State 50/50 tickets, unsold tickets will be bought by the Post.

New Business – We have decided to change our location name from Weston to Pembroke Pines , motion made by Alberto Darby and 2 nd by Bob Nagle. M otion carried.

Joe Motes will be placing an order for all JROTC awards this month, total is $291.00.

Next month we will start our nomination process for Post elections, elections will be held in April.

We are still awaiting a date from Wal-mart for Poppies.

Upcoming Events –

This Saturday, February 5, 2009 will be the American Legion JROTC Drill Meet at Taravella High.

February 14 th is the District Oratorical competitions.

February 15 th is the 4 Chaplains at the Coast Guard station; we need for members to carry our Colors.

Joe Motes will check with Rickey's for another Saturday Noon luncheon, will advice via email.

Correspondence – Joe Motes is now the new Deputy Representative at the Broward Sunrise V.A. Out-patient Clinic.

Our Post received a Congratulation letter from Department for obtaining over 100% membership.

Good of the Post –

Ramon Aguiar will be our new Service Officer and will be attending Service Officer School at the summer convention in Orlando.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 2000 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for March 3 rd, 2009, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, January 6, 2009 

Meeting opened at 1900 PM

9 members present, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Robert Nagle, Frank E Dingfelder, Ramon Aguiar, George Wandover, Julian Smalkin, David Izquierdo and guest Howard Kolcheum, Vice Cmdr Post 972 NY.

Financial Report for September, we have $463.67 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Ramon Aguiar , motioned carried.

Motion made by Carol Fraser to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Bob Nagle, motion carried.

Membership: To date 192 members have renewed for 2009; 88 members have not renewed. We are currently at 113.6%.

Discussion on the Southern Area Ball February 21 st.

Motion made to buy an ad for the Southern Area Ball. Motion approved.

Motion made to buy all remaining Boys and Girls State Transportation tickets. Motion approved.

Motion made to buy postcard stamps to mail Renewal Notice Reminder Cards.

Tribute to the Military; 5K Run & Fitness Walk, Sunday February 8, 2009; to be held in Coral Gables.

Ramon Aguiar spoke to the membership about the benefits we might be entitled to from the V.A.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 1945 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for February 3 rd, 2009, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, December 2nd 2008 

Meeting opened at 1900 PM

9 members present, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Robert Nagle, Frank E Dingfelder, Ramon Aguiar, George Wandover, Robert Hsu, Julian Smalkin, and new member Jerry Tyler.

Financial Report for September, we have $422.67 in our account. Motion was made by Bob Nagle to approve Financial Report, seconded by Ramon Aguiar , motioned carried.

Motion made by Ramon Aguiar to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion carried.

Membership: To date 188 members have renewed for 2009; 92 members have not renewed. We are currently at 111.8%.

Wal-mart donations this past weekend, November 30 th went considering we were in competition with the Salvation Army. We plan to apply for a February date and Memorial Day next year.

Frank E Dingfelder and Ramon Aguiar discussed the Veteran's Day ceremonies at American Heritage School . Frank read the schedule and the Thank You letter he received from the school.

Joe Motes mentioned that this weekend, December 6 th is the Christmas party with the veterans at Nininger V.A. Home.

Ramon Aguiar spoke to the membership about the benefits we might be entitled to from the V.A.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 1940 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for January 6 th, 2009, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, October 7th 2008

  Meeting opened at 1900 PM

8 members present, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Robert Nagle, Albert Darby, Frank E Dingfelder, Ramon Aguiar, Felix Giuffre.

Financial Report for September, we have $634.01 in our account. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve Financial Report, seconded by Alberto Darby, motioned carried.

Motion made by Alberto Darby to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Bob Nagle , motion carried.

Membership: To date 153 members have renewed for 2009; 125 members have not renewed. We are currently at 90.5%; we need 16 more renewals to obtain 100%.

Motioned that we hold our Installation / Initiation this weekend October 12 th at 2:00pm , and buy foods and refreshments for the occasion, postcards were sent to everyone announcing the even.

Reminder about the VA clinic official ceremonies this Monday, October 13 th.

Reminder about the distribution of Poppies to be on the following:

November 10 th is the Heritage School ceremonies at 8:30am .

Wal-Mart on 184 th Street ; Labor Day weekend, November 8 th, 9 th or 11 th. Still awaiting approval.

It was suggested we check on a Thursday or Friday date for Publix.

Veteran's Day ceremonies with the City of Pembroke Pines on November 11 th , at Noon at the Veteran's Park.

Reminder about the Nininger Veteran's Christmas party is coming up on November 16 th Sunday at 10am . It was suggested we each buy separate gifts for the Veterans.

There is a new Historical Museum in Pembroke Pines located at 6700 SW 13 St next to Pembroke Airport.

Upcoming Events:

Fall Auxiliary Picnic; October 19, 2008 Sunday at Post 36

Past Commanders & Presidents Ball November 15, 2008 Saturday Post 222 6:00pm tickets are $15.00.

No further business, Motion to close meeting, motioned carried. Adjourned at 1940 PM

Next meeting scheduled for December 2nd , 2008, at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, September 2nd 2008 

Meeting opened at 1915 PM

13 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Robert Nagle, Albert Darby, Frank E Dingfelder, Ramon Aguiar, George Wandover, and new member Felix Giuffre.

Financial Report for May, we have $944.55 in our account. Motion was made by Ramon Aguiar to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned carried.

Financial Report for August, we have $1077.40 in our account. Motion was made by Bob Nagle to approve Financial Report, seconded by Ramon Aguiar , motioned carried.

Motion made by Carol Fraser to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Ramon Aguiar , motion carried.

Membership: We start on July 1 st with 277 members, after dropping 40+ members for non-renewal. To date 149 members have renewed for 2009; 128 members have not renewed. We are currently at 88.1%; we need 20 more renewals to obtain 100%.

Joe Motes Recap report for the last 3 months; we awarded 6 Americanism Medals, 6 School Medals, 16 ROTC Medals with in 8 High Schools, 4 CAP Squadrons and 1 Naval Sea Cadet unit. We were awarded 4 trophies and 2 plaques mostly for Membership from District and Southern Area and one was for ROTC.

Motioned was made that we hold our Installation / Initiation within the next 4-8 weeks here at our regular meeting place when available either on a Saturday or Sunday after, and buy foods for the occasion , send out a postcard to everyone announcing the even. Cost for the postage postcards and labels would be about $100. Carol Fraser and Frank E Dingfelder 2 nd the motion, motion carried.

Motion was made to donate $100 to Flanagan High School for a Memorial to those students that have past away during the current conflict. Alberto Darby and Bob Nagle 2 nd the motion, motion carried.

Motion was made to buy a ½ ad in the 9 th District book as we did last year, Carol Fraser and George Wandover 2 nd the motion, motion carried.

Motion was made that we pay for a Life membership, (not a PUFL) for any Post Commanders after they have served their 3 rd year as Commander, this would only apply as long as that Commander remains with Post 385. The cost to the Post would be $21annually. Alberto Darby and George Wandover 2 nd the motion, motion carried.

Reminder about the distribution of Poppies to be on the following:

Wal-Mart on 184 th Street ; Labor Day weekend, November 8 th or 9 th .

Joe Motes will check for 2-3 future Publix dates, as Publix would bring us about $200 each time and Wal-Mart about $600.00

Roy Schofield mentioned that the Ninninger Veteran's Christmas party is coming up on Nov 16 th Sunday at 10am . We need to start collecting money or items as gifts for our Vets.

Upcoming Events:

Voiture 890 Bar-B-Que; September 21 Sunday at Noon – $5.00

Fall Auxiliary Picnic; October 19, 2008 Sunday at Post 36

Past Commanders & Presidents Ball November 15, 2008 Saturday Post 222 6:00pm tickets are $15.00.

Ninninger Christmas Party; November 16, 2008 Sunday at 10am Sunday, we need gifts for our veterans.

No further business, Motion to close meeting, motioned carried. Adjourned at 2020 PM

Next meeting scheduled for October 7 th , 2008 , at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, May 6th 2008

Meeting opened at 1915 PM

13 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Carol Fraser, Robert Nagle, Albert Darby, Frank E Dingfelder, Ramon Aguiar, George Wandover, Eric Sallons, David Izquierdo, David McDonald Robert Lee Greene, Sr., and Joe Mora.

Financial Report, we have $141.05 in bank. Motion was made by Joe Mora to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned carried.

Motion made by Joe Mora to approve minutes of last meeting with corrections, seconded by Albert Darby, motion carried.

Elections were held and the following members were elected:

Roy Schofield - Commander

Joe Mora - 1 st Vice Commander

Alberto Darby - 2 nd Vice Commander

The following members were appointed to the following officers:

Joe Motes - Adjutant

Chaplain - Robert Nagle

Sgt-at-Arms - George Wandover

Service Officer - Peter Moore

It was brought up about the Memorial Day festivities at Pembroke Pines City Hall at 9am to be followed by the Poppies at Wal-Mart.

Reminder about the distribution of Poppies to be on the following:

Wal-Mart on 184 th Street on Memorial Day…………May 26th

Publix on 194 th Street on Sheridan …across from Bergeron…….June 7th

Publix on 184 th Street across from Wal-Mart………August 30th.

Reminder on the upcoming presentations of JROTC awards as follows: (Times generally from 6-7 PM )

Everglades High………….May 7th ………. Wednesday

Cypress Bay ………………May 9th ………..Friday

Flanagan High…………..May 23rd ……....Friday

Arrangements have been made for another Get-together at Rickey's on May 10th . Hope to see you all there.

Joe Motes reminded everyone about the District Constitution on June 1 st at Post 321 in Cooper City , please try and make an effort to attend.

Roy mentioned about the brochure passed out for the CHRISTMAS IN JULY for SHOEBOXES for Overseas Troops, he will contact the lady in charge.

No further business, Motion to close meeting, motioned carried. Adjourned at 1945PM

Next meeting scheduled for September 2nd , 2008 , at 2000.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, April 1st 2008

Meeting opened at 1920 PM

6 members present, Roy Schofield, Carol Fraser, Robert Nagle, Albert Darby, Frank E Dingfelder, & Ramon Aguiar .

Financial Report, we have $129.05 in bank. Motion was made by Robert Nagle to approve Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motioned carried.

Motion made by Carol Fraser to approve minutes of last meeting, seconded by Albert Darby, motion carried.

Cdr Scholfield advised we did send out a letter endorsing Joe Motes for District Commander to Department and believe it is posted on their web-site.

Cdr Scholfield and Joe Mora are working on firehouse deal and requested Albert Darby's help in talking to Commissioner Angelo Castillo on April 8 th regarding possible forever lease or at least 25/50 year lease at best.

Distribution of Poppies to be on the following:

Wal-Mart on 184 th Street on Memorial Day…………May 26th

Publix on 194 th Street on Sheridan …across from Bergeron…….June 7th

Publix on 184 th Street across from Wal-Mart………August 30 th .

Flyers to be given out explaining our purpose for the Poppy collection.

Presentation of JROTC awards as follows: (Times generally from 6-7 PM )

Everglades High………….May 7 th ………. Wednesday

Cypress Bay ………………May 9 th ………..Friday

Flanagan High…………..May 23 rd ……....Friday

Tickets are available for Post 304 Boys State Fun Raiser BBQ. If anyone wishes to buy tickets, 10 are available at a cost of $10 per person, April 26 th 3-7PM .

Arrangements have been made for another Get-together at Rickey's on May 10 th . Hope to see you all there.

We did get our Corporation paperwork and are now a non-profit Corporation.

Brochure from IRS passed out regarding eligibility of veterans on disability or survivor beneficiaries for the STIMULUS PAYMENT.

Brochure passed out for the CHRISTMAS IN JULY for SHOEBOXES for Overseas Troops.

No further business, Motion to close meeting, motioned carried. Adjourned at 1945PM

Next meeting scheduled for May 6 th , 2008 , at 1900.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, March 4th 2008

Open meeting at 1915.

7 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Frank Dingfelder, Carol Fraser, Robert Nagle, David Izquierdo, visiting guest Howard Kalachmon and 9 th District Commander Bill Gemayel.

Financial Report, we have $215.95 in the bank. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve the Financial Report, seconded by Frank Dingfelder, motion carried.

Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve the minutes of the last meeting, seconded by Robert Nagle, motion carried.

It was mention that we should by some Forever Stamps since the postage it going up again May 1 st .

Roy Schofield brought up an Endorsement to Approve Joe Motes to run for 9 th District Commander, it was approved by all present.

Roy Schofield discussed the old fire station at Holiday Park on US 27 that we will start approaching the Commissioners and Mayor soon with our request for the use of the building.

Next month we will start nominations of Officers for 2008-2009, with nominations again in April and nominations and elections in May.

Roy mentioned that he would like a SAL unit in our Post sometime in the future, as he has a son that would be interested in joining.

Joe Motes will follow up with the Poppies Program at Publix and Wal-Mart and will have a report for next month.

It was mentioned that Sunday March 9 th is the Grand Opening Ceremonies of the new South Florida Cemetery .

Our next meeting is scheduled for April 1 st , 2008 at 1900.

Meeting adjourned at 1955.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, February 5th 2008

Open meeting at 1905.

10 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Ramon Aguiar, Frank Dingfelder, Carol Fraser, George Wandover, Robert Hsu, Joe Mora, Robert Nagle, and David McDonald.

Financial Report, we have $215.95 in the bank. Motion was made by Joe Mora to approve the Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion carried.

Motion was made by Robert Nagle to approve the minutes of the last meeting, seconded by Ramon Aguiar, motion carried.

Membership Report, we are currently at 310 active members. We are currently at 125.8% statewide. 10 members renewed their membership in the past month. We lead Southern Area with the highest percentage.

A $500 donation from the American Legion was donated to Phillip Rosen by Commander Roy Schofield at the 9 th District meeting held at Post 321 on January 24 th , 2008 .

Reminder: that we will have our get together at Rickey's on February 9 th and an email reminder will be sent out to our members. So far we have about 13 members and family.

Reminder: that the Four Chaplains will be February 10 th at the Fort Lauderdale First Baptist Church . It will be attended by all high school JROTC's, the Broward Sheriff's Color Guard, plus others. An email will be sent out to our members.

Roy Schofield and Joe Mora discussed the old fire station at Holiday Park on US 27 which will still be in use through most of 2009. We should be approaching the Commissioners and Mayor soon with our request for the use of the building.

Meeting adjourned at 2020.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, January 8th 2008 

Open meeting at 1910.

8 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Ramon Aguiar, Frank Dingfelder, George Wandover, Robert Hsu, David Izquierdo, and William Armstrong.

Financial Report, we have $678.55 in the bank. Motion was made by Frank Dingfelder to approve the Financial Report, seconded by George Wandover, motion carried.

Motion was made by George Wandover to approve the minutes of the last meeting, seconded by Frank Dingfelder, motion carried.

Membership Report, we are currently at 308 active members. We are currently at 119% statewide. 90 members have yet to renew their membership and most will not as they are first year members from DMS.

Roy Schofield mentioned he will call those members that have several years with the American Legion.

We will have a get together at Rickey's on February 9 th and we will reserve Rickey's for get together every 3 months, an email will be sent out to our members.

William Armstrong mentioned that the old fire station at Holiday Park on US 27 will still be in use through most of 2009, so we will not have an answer anytime soon as a future location for our Post.

It was mentioned that when High School LLL opens, our Post will be supporting 4 high school in the county if they get a JROTC unit.

$500 donation from the American Legion will be donated to Phillip Rosen at a time and place to be determined.

Joe Motes mentioned that there will be 2 Four Chaplains ceremonies this year, the first will be hosted by the District Chaplains on December 3 rd and the second will be the regular yearly one which is attended by all high school JROTC's, the Broward Sheriff's Color Guard, plus others. An email will be sent out to our members.

Meeting adjourned at 2020.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, December 4th 2007  

Open meeting at 1910.

5 members present, Joe Motes, Ramon Aguiar, Frank Dingfelder, Carol Fraser, and Robert Hsu.

Financial Report, we have $365.55 in the bank. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve the Financial Report, seconded by Ramon Aguiar, motion carried.

Motion was made by Frank Dingfelder to approve the minutes of the last meeting, seconded by Ramon Aguiar, motion carried.

Membership Report, we are currently at 306 active members. We are currently at 107% statewide. 90 members have yet to renew their membership and most will not as they are first year members from DMS.

Frank Dingfelder reported on the American Heritage School and our appearance there by himself and Joe Motes.

Ramon Aguiar reported on the Ninninger Veterans Home Christmas party, we had 3 Post members in attendance.

Joe Motes reported on the new VA Outpatient Clinic which is now scheduled to be opened around June 2008.

Meeting adjourned at 2015.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, November 6th 2007  

Open meeting at 1900.

12 members present, Joe Motes, Bob Nagle, Ramon Aguiar, Frank Dingfelder, Carol Fraser, George Wandover, John Sneed, Vince Mancusi, Stanley Rubinstein, Robert Downey, David Izquierdo, Joseph Reynolds, Robert Greene, Jesus Moure, Dennis Teitge, guests Col Scott Slater, cadet Devin Villa and parent Dino Villa.

Financial Report, we have $864.10 in the bank. Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve the Financial Report, seconded by George Wandover, motion carried.

Motion was made by Bob Nagle to approve the minutes of the last meeting, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion carried.

Col. Scott Slater and Cadet Devin Villa from Flanagan High School were our guest speakers and spoke on the ROTC program at the school.

The Nininger Veteran's Christmas Party is set for Saturday December 1 st . We should all meet there about 10am.

The 9 th District Ball will be held on November 17 th at Post 222, this is about the biggest function the District hosts every year. Tickets are $10.00 per person.

We will be participating in the Pembroke Pines Veteran's Day festivities at the Donnith H. Fletcher Memorial Park at 12 noon.

Our next meeting will be held at the Pembroke Falls Aquatic Center, on Tuesday, December 4 th , 2007 at 7:00 PM.

Col Dennis Teitge requested our help in starting a shooting competition here in Broward County with $200 for the awards. Motion was made by George Wandover to approve the $200 when the time comes, seconded by David Izquierdo, motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 2020.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, October 2nd 2007

Open meeting at 1900.

12 members present, Joe Mora, Joe Motes, David McDonald, Ramon Aguiar, Frank Dingfelder, Carol Fraser, Alberto Darby, George Wandover, John Sneed, Vince Mancusi, Kirk Davis & Stanley Rubinstein.

Financial Report, we have $1172.93 in the bank. Motion was made by Stanley Rubinstein to approve the Financial Report, seconded by Ramon Aguiar, motion carried.

Motion was made by Alberto Darby to approve the minutes of the last meeting, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion carried.

Membership Report, we are currently at 274 active members. 15 members were transferred into our Post from Post 400 by mistake; we will wait to see what happens upon renewal time. So far 129 members have paid up, and we are currently at 104% statewide. 95 members have yet to renew their membership.

Our installation was held at the Golden Coral in Tamarac, on September 23 rd , there were about 50 members and guests, we did experience problems with the restaurant we might do our own next year in our area locally.

The Nininger Veteran's Christmas Party is set for Saturday December 1 st . If you will not be able to attend, please bring your gifts to next month's meeting. We should all meet there about 10am .

The 9 th District Ball will be held on November 17 th at Post 222, this is about the biggest function the District hosts every year. Tickets are $10.00 per person.

We will be participating in the Pembroke Pines Veteran's Day festivities at the Fletcher Park at 12 noon . We will also want to sell Poppies at Wal-mart afterwards. We will need some volunteers.

We wrote a check for $240 to the American Legion to sponsor our 3 high school's ROTC Shooting program. Each school will have 8 shooters for 2 teams.

We are still waiting to see if we will have a Rickey's get together on October 20 th , will notify via email.

Our next meeting will be held at the Pembroke Falls Aquatic Center , on Tuesday, November 6 th , 2007 at 7:00 PM .

Alberto Darby made motion to adjourn, seconded by Carol Fraser.

Meeting adjourned at 2000.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, September 4th 2007

Open meeting at 1900.

Meeting opened with Prayer led by Frank Dingfelder and the Pledge of Allegiance.

10 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, David McDonald, Ramon Aguiar, Frank Dingfelder, Carol Fraser, Bill Armstrong, George Wandover, Robert Downey & Marshall Darden.

Financial Report, we have $1436.67 in the bank. Motion was made by Ramon Aguiar to approve the Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion carried.

Installation of Officers will be held on September 23 rd at 3pm at the Golden Coral located on University Drive and Commercial Blvd.

Motion was made by Carol Fraser to approve the minutes of the last meeting, seconded by Frank Dingfelder, motion carried.

Membership Report, we are currently at 262 active members. This past month we transferred in 42 members from Post 400. So far 129 members have paid up, and we are currently at 104% statewide. 95 members have yet to renew their membership.

Roy Schofield mentioned we need to start collecting items for the Nininger Christmas Party to be held on the 1 st weekend of December, We will get an updated list of items in need by our veterans living there. An email will be sent to our members with all the details.

New members Robert Downey and Marshall Darden were introduced to the members.

Poppies discussed, we would sell Poppies at the Super Walmart in Pembroke Pines .

Rickey's dates 9/21, 10/6, 10/20

Robert Downey ROTC Lt Col Chet Baker for next month.

Our next meeting will be held at the Pembroke Falls Aquatic Center , on Tuesday, October 2 nd , 2007 at 7:00 PM .

Carol Fraser made motion to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 2030.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, August 7th 2007

Open meeting at 1915.

Introduction of guests; 10 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Bob Nagle, Alberto Darby, George Wandover, David McDonald, Malcolm Curcio, Ramon Aguiar, Jr., Frank Dingfelder & Stanley Rubinstein..

Motion was made by Albert Darby to approve the minutes of the last meeting, seconded by George Wandover, motion carried.

Financial Report, we have $578.35 in the bank. Motion was made by George Wandover to approve the Financial Report, seconded by Bob Nagle, motion carried.

Membership Report, after dropping 19 unpaid members from last year, we started with 205 members on July 1 st , we have transferred 15 from Post 400 plus 12 members from Post 400 awaiting their signatures.

Starting this week all that is now required is a simple yes without the signatures to transfer members from Post 400. So far 102 members have paid up, and we are currently at 88.2% statewide.

Joe Motes mentioned that he visited Flanagan High School and mew the new Commander, and that they will definitely have shooting teams this year and that we will definitely support them. Also, both instructors are planning to join our Post as members.

Joe Motes made a request to buy a ½ page ad in this year's Past Commanders and Presidents Ball to be held on November 3 rd at Post 222, the cost of the ad is $45. The motion was made by Ramon Aguiar and seconded by Bob Nagle, motion carried. . An email will be sent to our members with all the details.

Joe Motes made a request for this year's funding of out School ROTC and School Award medals and baseball team, if there is to be one this coming year, for a total of $1206. A motion was made by Alberto Darby and seconded by Frank Dingfelder, motion carried.

Frank Dingfelder mentioned we should sell Poppies at Wal-Mart this coming Veteran's Day, and we will check into buying the Poppies.

Roy Schofield mentioned we need to start collecting items for the Nininger Christmas Party to be held on the 1 st weekend of December, We will get an updated list of items in need by our veterans living there. An email will be sent to our members with all the details.

Our Installation of Officers is set this year for September 23 rd at the Golden Coral in Tamarac , located University and Commercial. We will be installed at the same time with Post 365 and Post 220. An email will be sent to our members with all the details.

It was brought to the members that we should plan another get together at Rickey's in the next couple of months. We will start check for dates soon.

There will be no meeting in July and our next meeting will be held at the Pembroke Falls Aquatic Center , on Tuesday, September 4 th , 2007 at 7:00 PM .

Meeting adjourned at 1950.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, June 5th 2007

Open meeting at 1915.

Introduction of guests; 8 members present, Roy Schofield, Joe Motes, Joe Mora, Bob Nagle, Alberto Darby, William Armstrong, George Wandover, & David McDonald.

Motion was made by Albert Darby to approve the minutes of last month's meeting, seconded by Joe Mora, motion carried.

Financial Report, we have $578.35 in the bank. Motion was made by Alberto Darby to approve the Financial Report, seconded by Joe Mora, motion carried.

Membership Report, we are currently at 224 members for 2007. Our post is still number one in the State with 375% in membership renewals, 25 members have yet to renew.

Joe Motes mentioned that ROTC and School Awards have been concluded with our three high schools; all that is left is the Civil Air Patrol in Pompano Beach and the Navy Sea Cadets coming up in the next two week.

Joe Motes mention that the 9 th District Constitution is coming up on June 10 th and asked that members attend if possible, that our Post is up for several awards.

Joe Motes mention that he will be attending the American Legion Department Convention in Orlando and that our Post has a voting strength of 4.

Elections were held for the office of 2 nd Vice Commander and David McDonald was elected, there was no other office in the running. George Wandover was asked if he would want to be Sgt-at-Arms, he will let us know in the immediate future.

There will be no meeting in July and our next meeting will be held at the Pembroke Falls Aquatic Center , on Tuesday, August 7 th , 2007 at 7:00 PM .

Meeting adjourned at 1950.

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, May 1st 2007

Open meeting at 1910.

Introduction of guests; 6 members present, Joe Motes, Bob Nagle, Carol Fraser, Frank Dingfelder, Peter Moore and David McDonald.

Financial Report, we have $628.35 in the bank. Motion was made by Peter Moore to approve the Financial Report, seconded by Carol Fraser, motion carried.

Membership Report, we are currently at 224 members for 2007. Our post is still number one in the State with 375% in membership renewals, 25 members have yet to renew.

Joe Motes mentioned that ROTC and School Awards reported that all ROTC and School Awards for our 3 high schools are coming up in the next few weeks.

Nominations for Officers were opened, the only one to be challenged is 2 nd Vice Commander, David McDonald will run for that office. It was asked that Joe Motes email all officers to see if anyone is interested in running. Elections will be help next month June 5 th .

Our next meeting will be held at the Pembroke Falls Aquatic Center , on Tuesday, June 5 th , 2007 at 7:00 PM .

Meeting adjourned at 1950.