Wayne E. Marchand

THE AMERICAN LEGION
WAYNE E. MARCHAND POST 28
1934 ADANIYA

KITANAKAGUSKU-SON, OKINAWA, JAPAN 901-2316

 

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE MEETING – 20 October 2022

 

Commander Occomy called the Executive Membership Meeting of Wayne E. Marchand Post OK28, Department of the Philippines, to order at 1801 hours in the Post Home.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

The following Post Officers were absent from the meeting and were excused by Commander Occomy: Historian Boggs, Sergeant-at-Arms Hoover, Adjutant Holguin, Executive Committeeman Mooney, 2nd Vice Cathey.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:   

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MINUTES:

 

The minutes of the 15 September Executive Committee Meeting and 22 September Membership Meeting were available for review and there being no additions, deletions or corrections, they stood as read.

 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Commander Occomy

 

The total Membership for 2023 is 222, broken down as follows: PUFL - 76; NEW - 22; RE-NEW - 124; TRANSFER-IN – 0

 

HOUSE COMMITTEE: Comrade Tafoya

 

Two AC and Smoke exhausts were cleaned and serviced.

Men’s bathroom door will be repaired by Comrade Young and Comrade Linker.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE: Comrade O’Brien 

 

The Financial statements were available for review.   

 

POST SERVICES OFFICER: Comrade Kozlesky

 

Made contact with two distressed Comrades (Health and Welfare checks):

Howard Schell is doing fine, No response from Kelley Anderson.

 

Assisted two Veterans in processing VA/BDD claims. Total Time 4 hours in direct support. PACT signed by the POTUS August 2022; promises to address comprehensive Toxic issues for Veterans.

 

es on Vaccine availability (Booster)

https://okinawa.tricare.mil for an appointment at USNHO.

Flu shots now available walk-in basis

USNHO provided Updates on Vaccine availability (Booster)

https://okinawa.tricare.mil for an appointment at USNHO.

Flu shots now available walk-in basis

USNHO provided updates on vaccine availability. Please visit the following link:

https://okinawa.tricare.mil for an appointment at USNHO.

 

FLU shots are now available at USNH (Bldg 972) via walk-in.

 

Foreign Medical Program (FMP): Veterans traveling to or residing overseas can apply for benefits if they have a service-connected disability. View the following link (https://Youtu.be/eY6zyRRhk8E) and contact Comrade Kwong for further assistance. 

 

VA Benefits Delivery at Pre-Discharge (BDD) Program: Eligible military members that are between 180 and 90 days prior to Separation can file disability claims via the Korea VA Office. Call DSN 757-2914 or CML 050-3357-2914 and visit the following link for more information KoreaBDD.vbapit@gov- https//www.va.gov/disability/how-to-file-claim/

 

HISTORIAN/CHILDREN/YOUTH/AMERICANISM: No Report

 

BUILDING AND GROUNDS: No Report

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Commander Occomy

 

Current completed project tasks: Floor tiles, office desks/chairs, Executive Committee dry erase and calendar tasks boards, Wi-Fi upgrade, zoom account, and improved traction for exterior stairs. Remaining priorities: TV/video camera.

 

The remaining project tasks are as follows and based on budget: New display cabinet for sale items and trophy stand, new computer and desk for members use, new photo frames, new canteen bulletin board, kitchen renovation, updated Preamble poster, repair of current podium top, a portable podium with the American Legion logo/emblem for events, improved American Legion Flag Base (Stain), Canteen Leadership photo board.

 

Johnny’s Auto Sales has requested to use the land between the shed and trash bin to install a water tank. The land is currently being paid annually by American Legion to the landowner in the amount of Yen 950,000. The Commander has informed Johnny’s that this cost will be included in their land lease if they elect to pursue; pending follow-on response from Johnny’s.

 

NEW BUSINESS AND CORRESPONDENCE: Commander Occomy

 

Upcoming significant events held at the Post: Veteran’s Day Ceremony 11 November @ 1100; Thanksgiving Day dinners on 24 November from 1200-1700; Amerasian Christmas Party date/time TBD; Legion kid’s Christmas party date/time TBD.

 

Coordination’s are being made to have a Santa at the Christmas events.

 

The National Commander is tentatively scheduled to visit Okinawa, Japan 9-15 December 2022 (Welcome/Support Committee TBD). Plans to host a Veteran Town Hall event and a meet and greet at the Post.

 

Comrade Tafoya motioned to increase the staff’s bonuses and a salary increase as noted herein.  There was no second to the motion, therefore the motion will be tabled until the next executive meeting. For Bonuses: Keiko (From Yen 75,000 to Yen 115,000), Miko (From Yen 55,000 to Yen 60,000), Erika (From Yen 25,000 to Yen 30,000), Lani (From Yen 15,000 to Yen 25,000), Rainbow (Yen 15,000) totaling Yen 245,000.  For salary increases: Erika (Yen 200), Lani (Yen 200), and Rainbow (Yen 100).   

 

GOOD OF THE AMERICAN LEGION: Commander Occomy

 

The Tomari International Cemetery clean-up will take place on Sunday, 30 October. All are invited to meet at the Tomari International Cemetery at 0900 hours.

 

Since no further business came before this Committee, Commander Occomy adjourned the meeting at 1848 hours. The next Executive Meeting will be 1800 hours on 17 November in accordance with the Post Constitution and By-Laws.

 

 

 

 

Prepared By:                                      Approved By:                             

 

 

G. R. Holguin                                     L. T. Occomy