VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 3646
Meeting: January 25, 2007
Opening Prayer by Chaplain Reyes
Pledge of Allegiance
Meeting opened by Commander Dale Smith at 1920 hrs
Attendance: 19 members
Roll Call of Officers:
Senior Vice Ellis excused. 2-yr Trustee Dicello excused (Comrade Roger
Fogelman to act as temporary trustee.)
Minutes of last meeting:
Junior Vice Bill Reed made a motion to accept the minutes of the 19
October 2006 meeting and the minutes of the special 17 December 2006
meeting as published. 2nd by Comrade Earl Gardner. Approved
Beginning balance 3705.67
Current balance: 6957.17
Comrade Henry Hibbert made a motion that the quartermaster report be
accepted as read pending the trustee audit. 2nd by Comrade Bill Kenyon.
Service Officer report:
v 1. Cmdr Smith reported that the last Veterans Outreach Day (on 12 Oct
2006) was a success and that another will probably be scheduled soon.
Report of Comrades in Distress:
1. Cmdr Smith reported that post members had pitched in to help Comrade
Sam Blackwell (who was burned out completely) and family, helping them
move, etc. Cmdr Smith also help fill out a grant request for the
Blackwell’s that was brought to our attention by Tom Ressler,
the State Service Officer. That grant has already been approved and
disbursed. The post also provided the facilities to a successful fund
raiser this past Saturday.
2. Quartermaster Holloway reported that Comrade Bruce McGaw was
hospitalized at St Lukes with an undetermined ailment. Cmdr Smith will
check into this.
National Home Remembered by Chaplain Reyes
1. Comrade Henry Hibbert updated information about the
Veteran’s Home in Boise. They are accepting VCR’s
and TV’s, but they have to be less than two years old.
1. Cmdr Smith congratulated Comrade Gary Nelson, and gave him a
certificate recognizing his appointment as National Deputy Chief of
2. Membership Awards. Cmdr Smith explained the recruiting program and
recognized Junior Vice Bill Reed for recruiting five new members and
for his appointment to the national convention. Bill will be going to
D.C. for the Communities Activities and Legislation Conference.
Quartermaster Don Holloway recruited five new members, Cmdr Smith
recruited five new members and Senior Vice Gary Ellis recruited three
new members. The post is now at 112% for membership, the top in the
3. The post has received the money from Bud Boones estate (originally
brief during the September 21, 2006 meeting). A discussion was held on
various possibilities for best honoring Bud Boone, while wisely
utilizing the monies. Comrade Bill Mitchell made a motion to put the
monies into a Certificate of Deposit (CD) and use part of the annual
interest to fund the first place award for the Patriot Pen Competition.
2nd by Comrade Earl Gardner. The floor was again opened for additional
discussion. Following more discussion, Cmdr Smith called for a vote. -
Cmdr Smith then appointed a committee consisting of Quartermaster Don
Holloway, Comrade Earl Gardner, and Adjutant Gary Nelson to find out
the best interest rate and to complete the CD transaction.
4. Comrade Charles Printz made a motion to buy the back page (of the
Dept of Idaho VFW 75th Annual Convention 2006-2007 booklet) at the cost
of $150.00. 2nd by Comrade Henry Hibbert. - Approved
5. Cmdr Smith briefed that volunteers would be needed to help out with
things like registration at the state convention. Don Holloway had been
appointed as the events chairman for the Convention. Comrade Holloway
announced that the cancer auction would be held on a Monday night along
with the Western Bar-B-Que.
6. Cmdr Smith then requested a volunteer to be the computer expert for
the post. Adjutant Nelson volunteered.
Good of the Order
1. Comrade Roger Fogleman provided flyers and briefed the Mountain Home
AFB Valentine Banquet on 15 Feb 2007, welcoming all members sign up and
Closing prayer by Chaplain Reyes
Meeting closed by Commander Smith - 1936 hours
The next regular VFW meeting will be 22 February 2007 at 1900 hours
The next District 6 meeting will be on 25 February 2007 in Gooding at
Submitted by Gary Nelson, VFW Post 3646 Adjutant