December 9, 2017 Membership Meeting Minutes
The December Social Meeting of the NHKWVA was held at the Sweeney American Legion Post in Manchester commencing at 1 pm with 13 members and 7 guests present. With the upcoming snow storm it was an amicable attendance.
Those present enjoyed an excellent lunch of soup and chowder, sandwiches, salads, coffee and dessert. The conversations and comradeship were abundant and enjoyable. Jeanne Perreault organized and directed a fun bag game.
Following the social Commander Heidenreich called the meeting to order at 1:50 pm with pledge of allegiance and a remembrance of our past comrades.
The minutes of the previous were presented and accepted.
The financial report was presented indicating that at present for 2017 the expenses are $1 074.99 with income of $2,049 (this is mostly from the Rose of Sharon and early 2018 dues) leaving the Chapter with $974.01 to the good. The report was accepted.
Membership: Something has to be done about membership for only 41 members paid the $10 dues for 2017 with 26 remaining unpaid. So far there are 27 members who have sent in their 2018 dues. Dues can be sent to NHKWVA, 177 Pako Ave., Keene, NH 03431.
It was moved, seconded and passed that the Chapter give the Sweeney Legion a $100 donation for allowing us to use their facilities.
The topic of The State Veterans Advisory Committee (SVAC), of which the Chapter is a member, was brought up. It was questioned if the Chapter should remain a member. Robert Desmond and Richard Moushegain spoke in favor of remaining. However, there is need for other member(s) to be the representative(s) on the board.
Bob and Dick also mentioned that they gave a presentation at the Plus Company.
Lionel Leblanc, while in rehab for an illness, presented an informational event about Pearl Harbor Day to some of the residents.
George Delorey mentioned that one day while grocery shopping someone, unknown to him, paid for his groceries in thanks for his service, a good sum. He also indicated that he is tired of the VA for they keep rejecting his claim of his frozen feet from his service in Korea.
The next meeting will be the second Saturday in April, the 14th, at the Sweeney Legion Post.
The February meeting is cancelled because many of our members go to warmer climates in the winter and because of unforeseeable bad weather.
Thanks to Jeanne and Conrad Perreault and Alan Heidenreich for their efforts in preparing the event.
Meeting adjourned at 2:15 pm.
Conrad Perreault, Secretary/Treasurer