December 13, 2014 Membership Meeting Minutes
The December Social Meeting of the NHKWVA was held at the Sweeney American Legion Post in Manchester commencing at 1 pm. Commander Robert Desmond and Secretary/Treasurer Conrad Perreault welcomed the 18 members and 14 guests.
Those present enjoyed an excellent lunch of homemade soup and chowder
along with sandwiches, salads, coffee and a variety of desserts. The conversations and comradeship were abundant and enjoyable. Jeanne Perreault organized and directed a fun Yankee Swap. Also, many pairs of gloves, socks, etc. were collected to be donated to Liberty House.
Angela Roberts of the Nashua Harbor Homes which is dedicated to providing housing, employment services; health care and financial assistance for New Hampshire homeless and low income veterans and their families spoke and answered questions about the program.
A short business meeting the followed:
The first order of business was to fill the vacant Directors position. Alan Heidenreich was nominated and elected.
It was announced that Donald Labrie, a faithful member, passed away. Also, it was mentioned that we have a new member, Mervyn Frink from Keene.
Conrad informed the members that the check for the hats was sent to the vender and the hats are officially ordered. In as much as this has taken a long time the original cost of $30 will be honored.
Commander Desmond emphasized that it is important that, we as members of the NHKWVA when out in the public have some sort of indicator, such as a hat, that show that we are Korean Veterans.
The financial year for the Chapter runs from January 1 to December 31 meaning that the 2015 Chapter dues of $10 are now being accepted. A check can be made out to NHKWVA and sent to NHKWVA, 177 Pako Ave., Keene, NH. There are 8 members that are still outstanding for their 2014 Chapter dues. Also, check your National Membership card to determine when your National dues need to be submitted.
The Chapter’s financial report was presented. So far this year we have expended more than received… This is in part to the payment for the hats which should be reimbursed when they are sold. The Chapter still has sufficient amount in the account.
It was moved, seconded and passed that the Chapter donate $100 to the Sweeney Post for allowing the use of their facility.
There was a discussion as to what day is best for the meetings, Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. It was passed, by a large majority, that Saturdays are best. Therefore, the next meeting will be the second Saturday in April. The February meeting is cancelled because many of our members go to warmer climates in the winter and because of unforeseeable bad weather.
A thank you was given to Jeanne and Conrad Perreault for their effort in preparing the meal and the Yankee Swap.
Meeting adjourned at 2:45 pm.