Wayne E. Marchand

THE AMERICAN LEGION
WAYNE E. MARCHAND POST 28
1934 ADANIYA
KITANAKAGUSKU-SON, OKINAWA, JAPAN 901-2316

 

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE MEETING – 21 July 2022

 

Commander Occomy called the Executive Membership Meeting of Wayne E. Marchand Post OK28, Department of the Philippines, to order at 1800 hours in the Post Home.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

The following Post Officers were absent from the meeting and were excused by Commander Occomy: 2nd Vice Cathey, Judge Advocate Young, Sgt At Arms Hoover, Historian Boggs.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:   

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MINUTES:

 

The minutes of the 16 June Executive Committee Meeting and 23 June Membership Meeting were available for review. And there being no additions, deletions, or corrections, to the 16 June Executive Committee Meeting they stood as read.

 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE:

 

The total Membership for 2022 was 335, the total Membership for 2023 is 103, broken down as follows: PUFL - 77; NEW - 7; RE-NEW - 19 TRANSFER-IN0

 

HOUSE COMMITTEE:

 

Two of the Air Conditioning units within the Canteen need servicing. Comrade Tafoya motioned to purchase two new air conditioners for the Canteen. It was seconded by comrade Linker; passed unanimously. Decision was made to service both latrine air conditioners, tabled pending further information. Additionally, the Smoke exhaust need servicing.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE:

 

The Financial statements were available for review.

 

POST SERVICES OFFICER:

 

Made contact Three Distressed Comrades (Health and Welfare checks):

Pappy Links/Kelley Anderson/Howard Schell. (All good)

 

Assisted Three Veterans in processing VA/BDD claims. Total Time 5 hours in direct support.

 

USNHO provided the following link in scheduling BOOSTER #2 Vaccines plus two attachments

 

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

 

FMP (Foreign Medical program) Health benefits for veterans travelling overseas and or residing overseas can apply for benefits if they have a service-connected disability. See Comrade KWONG for assisting in processing claims.

https://Youtu.be/eY6zyRRhk8E 

 

BDD (VA benefits Delivery at Pre-Discharge Program) between 180 and 90 days prior to Separation

https//www.va.gov/disability/how-to-file-claim/

VA office in Korea: DSN 757-2914; CML 050-3357-2914 KoreaBDD.vbapit@gov

HISTORIAN/CHILDREN/YOUTH/AMERICANISM: NSTR

 

BUILDING AND GROUNDS: NSTR

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

Comrade Tafoya, Comrade Cathey, and Comrade Kwong are currently leading the Office Renovation project. Current project suggestions includes replacing the flooring in the office area, purchase and installation of a TV, a zoom account, Wi-Fi upgrades for the American Legion, new display cabinet for sale items and trophy stand, new computer and desk for members use, new photo frames, new canteen bulletin board, improved traction for exterior stairs, 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), command board, and a dry erase board for Executive member taskers. Next report is to be presented at the next Executive meeting.

 

Priority of projects: Floor Tile, AC units, Furniture, TV and Cameras.

 

Received quotes from two companies for installation of tile with all costs included. 

 

NEW BUSINESS AND CORRESPONDENCE:

 

Johnny’s requested to use the land between the shed and trash bin to install a water tank.  The land is currently being paid by American Legion to the landowner in the amount of Yen 950,000 annually.  The Commander contacted Johnny’s to redo their contract to add rent for the land; pending response.

 

Upcoming significant events: Veteran’s Day Ceremony 11 November @ 1100; The National Commander is tentatively scheduled to visit Okinawa, Japan 12-14 December 2022 (Welcome/Support Committee TBD).

 

GOOD OF THE AMERICAN LEGION: Commander Occomy reported the following:

 

The Tomari International Cemetery clean-up will take place on Sunday, 31 July. If anyone is interested in participating, please meet at the Tomari International Cemetery at 0900 hours.

 

Since no further business came before this Committee, Commander Occomy adjourned the meeting at 1831 hours. The next Executive Meeting will be 1800 hours on 18 August in accordance with the Post Constitution and By-Laws.

 

 

Prepared By:                              Approved By:

 

 

G. R. Holguin                             L. T. Occomy