October 14, 2017 Membership Meeting Minutes
The meeting was held at the New Hampshire Veterans Home Tilton, NH. Prior to the business meeting a tour of the Home was given by Jennifer Mitchell a Recreation Therapist at the Home. It was very enlightening.
The business meeting was called to order by Commander Alan Heidenreich at 2:55 pm. There were 12 members and 3 guests present.
All officers were present with the exception of Henry Donovan, James Slater and Mike Lopez who were excused.
The pledge of allegiance was conducted followed by moment of silence for our departed comrades especially Wilfred LeBlanc, a chartered member, who passed away on 7/27/17.
The Minutes of the previous meeting were presented and accepted.
The financial report, for the year to date, was presented indicating that the expenses of $536.99 and income from dues, donations and other (including $1201.00 from the Rose of Sharon fund raiser) gives a total of $1,239.01 to the good.
Membership and Dues: The Chapter membership stands at 41 of the 67 members paid for 2017. It is now time to submit your 2018 dues for our new year begins on January 1, 2018. Nine members have already paid up for 2018. Make your check out for $10 to NHKWVA and mail it to: NHKWVA, 177 Pako Ave., Keene, NH 03431. There are also 7 members in the arrears for their National dues. Check your National membership card for your dues date and send the $25 to the National Office: The Korean War Veterans Association Inc., P.O. Box 407, Charleston, IL 61920-0407
Vetflix: The Vetflix program is still in the works for there is need of its financial report to be submitted. The Chapter does not have any financial obligation to the program.
Bob Courtemanche mentioned that there will be a Veterans Day parade in Nashua and that it would be nice if members of the NHKWVA would like to participate. No walking, cars will be available.
It was announced that Wright Museum in Wolfeboro will be hosting in 2018 a special photographic exhibit called “The Forgotten War, Korea 1950”. The 40 plus photos by the 1951 Pulitzer Prize winner Max Desfor will be on exhibit from June 24 to August 12, 2018. It was suggested that a letter be sent to the museum director, though we are not financially able to be co-sponsor, we would like to have at the opening, a representative present.
The Secretary/Treasurer made a request to have a member as a backup to signing the checkbook account if some reason something happens and he is not able to. He also mentioned, in as much as he is holding two positions, that to reduce his work load it would be appreciated if someone would accept one of the positions.
The Chapter presented a check for $500 to the Home for the Resident Benefit Fund. This is to provide quality life activities for the residents.
Robert Desmond announced that he had a few of the Korean War map available for $1 with the money going to the Chapter.
The next meeting of the NHKWVA will take place at the Sweeney Legion Post on December 9, 2017. It is to be a luncheon. More information will be coming out later.
Meeting adjourned at 3:15 pm
Conrad Perreault, Secretary/Treasurer
Thank you to Bob Desmond, Alan Heidenreich and Jeanne and Conrad Perreault for the lunch goodies.