June 4, 2016 NHKWVA Membership Meeting Minutes
The meeting held at the Sweeney American Legion Post in Manchester was called to order by Commander Richard Moushegian at 2 pm with fourteen members present.
The pledge of allegiance was given followed by a moment of silence for our departed comrades.
All officers were present with the exception of James Slater and Lee Booker who were excused.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and accepted.
Financial Report: For the year to date, expenses are $601.47 and income of $723 with $121.59 to the good.
Membership report: The Chapter has 69 paid members with 9 who are still unpaid. There are also 5 members that owe National Dues. Look on your National Membership card or the Graybeard label for your date of National dues. The Chapter is always due on or before the 1st of January.
Rose of Sharon: The distribution of the Rose of Sharon fund raiser will take place on July 16th at the Market Basket on Amherst Street, Nashua, NH and the Market Basket at the intersection of route 114 and McDonald Street in Bedford, NH. We are allowed to be at the stores from 9 am to 3 pm. We need at least 6 members to sign up for a one or two hour shift at each of the stores. There will be a sign up sheet Richard Moushegian, 603-888-2880, will be in charge of the Nashua Store and Conrad Perreault, 603-352-5369, for The Bedford Store.
Commander Moushegian reported the naming of the bridge is still in committee but the memorial in Nashua will remain in front of City Hall.
Mike Lopez told us about his radio program on Wednesdays at FM 90.7 where he has a segment about Service to Veterans where veteran organizations can talk about their programs.
Mike also informed the members that the Veterans Cemetery is to construct a $350,000 building to act as a center for meetings etc. instead of using the maintenance building.
The topic of bylaws changes was brought which consisted of, the name change for the Chapter; increase the amount, $200, the Treasurer can spend without obtaining an ok from the Commander and the term limits for Commander, Sr. Vice Commander and Jr. Vice Commander. It was moved to be acted on these changes at the next Board meeting and then bring their recommendation to the members.
Commander Moushegian indicated he would be coming out with a Commander Message about the July 22nd (Friday) Korean – American Society event to be held at the Veterans Cemetery.
Election of Officers: The following officers and directors were elected and installed for the 2016-2017 year.
Commander: Richard Moushegian
Sr. Vice Commander: Richard Zoerb
Jr. Vice Commander: Robert Desmond
Secretary/Treasurer: Conrad Perreault
One Year Director: Donald Buskey for the Past Commander’s seat
Two Year Director: Michael Lopez
Two Year Director: Lionel Leblanc
One Year Director: Henry Dessert for the Secretary’s seat
Directors Robert Courtemanche and James Slater will be in their second year directorship.
The next meeting will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Time and place to be announced.
Meeting adjourned at 2:53 pm
Conrad Perreault, Secretary/Treasurer