Wayne E. Marchand

THE AMERICAN LEGION

WAYNE E. MARCHAND POST 28

1934 ADANIYA

                                                            KITANAKAGUSKU-SON, OKINAWA, JAPAN 901-2316

 

 

MINUTES OF THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING – 25 April 2024

Commander Occomy called the 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 excused by Commander Occomy: Historian Quinn.

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MINUTES:

The minutes of the 21 March Executive Committee Meeting and 22 February Membership

Meeting were available for review and there being no additions, deletions, or corrections, they stood as read.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEELegionnaire Linker reported the following:

The total Membership for 2024 is 352, broken down as follows: PUFL - 81; NEW - 84;

RE-NEW - 182 TRANSFER-IN – 5

There were new members voted on during the meeting bringing our 2023 post membership total to 357.

HOUSE COMMITTEE: Legionnaire Cathey Nothing significant to report.

FINANCE COMMITTEECommander Occomy

The Financial statements were available for review.

POST SERVICES OFFICERLegionnaire Kwong

Please continue to check the bulletin board for Veterans updates.

HISTORIAN/CHILDREN/YOUTH/AMERICANISM: Legionnaire Quinn Nothing significant to report.

BALLOTING OF APPLICATIONSLegionnaire Linker

There were new applicants voted on. Legionnaire Laman motioned to accept the applicants as read. The motion was seconded by Legionnaire Gerena; passed unanimously.

There were 4 Members present to be sworn in.

BUILDING AND GROUNDS: Legionnaire Mooney Nothing significant to report.

UNFINISHED BUSINESSCommander Occomy

A vendor has conducted a survey of the remaining Canteen upgrades. we have since been provided with quotes and will share them with the Executive team at an upcoming meeting. I will likely recommend that we prioritize the remaining projects based on our budget.

The following items are still pending, an Executive Conference Table, improved display cabinet for sale items to include a trophy stand, Executive photo/info board, new picture frames, new Canteen podium and a portable podium with the American Legion logo/emblem for events, improved American Legion Flag Base (Stain), and kitchen cleaning/renovation.

On 1 July 2024, Post OK28 will raise dues for the 2025 membership year. Membership dues during the Early Bird Drive will be $35 and $38 for online and standard renewal. This is due to the National per-capita increase of $5 dollars.

The American Legion launched a new feature online which allows you to sign up at the current Dues for 3 years.

The new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Canteen is almost completed.

NEW BUSINESS AND CORRESPONDENCECommander Occomy

The Memorial Day ceremony will take place on the 27th of May at the Tomari International Cemetery. Following the conclusion of the ceremony we will proceed to the Peace Prayer Park to lay flowers.

GOOD OF THE AMERICAN LEGIONCommander Occomy

There was $120 donated to the widow’s fund; the winner donated back to the fund.

The Tomari International Cemetery clean-up will take place on Sunday, 19 May. If anyone is interested in participating at the cemetery or the clean-up around the post, please meet at the Tomari International Cemetery or in the post parking lot at 0900 hours.

Since no further business came before this Membership meeting, Commander Occomy adjourned the meeting at 1827 hours. The next Membership Meeting will be 1800 hours on 23 May 2024 in accordance with the Post Constitution and By-Laws.

 

 

Prepared By:                                                                                     Approved By:

 

G.W. Linker                                                                                        L. T. Occomy