June 7, 2014 Meeting Minutes
The meeting was called to order at 2:00 pm by Commander Robert Desmond with 14 members, 1 guest and 3 ladies.
The pledge of allegiance was given with a moment of silence for our parted comrades.
Commander Desmond introduced Dan Marcek from Vetflix who gave a talk on their production of veteran historical films through interviews with veterans of all ages. More information can be obtained from www.vetflix.org or calling 603-801-6943.
The following slate of officers for 2014-2015 was presented:
Commander: Robert Desmond
Sr. Vice Commander: Richard Moushegian
Jr. Vice Commander: Richard Zoeb
Secretary/Treasured: Conrad Perreault
Director for 2 years (2014-2016): Lee Booker
Director for 2 years (2014-2016): Paul Harris
Director for 1 year: Donald Buskey
Director for 1 year: Open
Directors to complete their second year: Norman Cobb and John LaPlante
It was moved and seconded to elect the slate. Motion carried
In order for the Chapter to become more active and take the load of the Commander, Sr. Vice Commander and the Secretary/Treasurer it was requested for volunteers to come forward to work on recruitment, Tell America Program, speaker list, locating alternate places to hold meetings and to fill appointed positions such as Sergeant of the Guard, Chaplain, Newsletter, Publicity, etc..
It was moved and seconded to have an Auxiliary open to wives significant others, daughters, granddaughters, husbands, sons, grandsons, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
A report was given in regard to the Saturday, June 28 “Welcome Home Korean War Veterans”. It will be held at the New Hampshire National Guard Hanger in Concord, NH from 2:00 pm to 5 pm. Pass the word to any Korean Vet that you know, that we want a great showing for this is the first time the State is giving recognition to Korean Vets. Family members and friends are welcomed to join you. Son Woo Park of the Korean-American Society and the Korea Council General from Boston will be present. We are the guest of honor. Newspaper announcements should be out in the near future, particular the Union Leader.
The topic of joining the NH Veterans Home Board of Managers was brought up and the Secretary was directed to submit a letter of application.
A question as to the Chapter hats was presented and explained that the Company is having difficulty with the main provider company. The Secretary will contact our company and see if this can be resolved soon.
The subject of the Korean War National Museum was discussed and it was moved, seconded and approved that the Chapter send a donation of $100 to the Museum.
A discussion on the frequency, day, and time of meetings was presented. It was decided that the Chapter meet every other month instead of quarterly on a Friday from 2pm to 3:30 pm. The first of these will be held in August. The date and location will be announced later. There will be a speaker, Keith Howard from Liberty House; this is a place for homeless veterans located in Manchester.
Refreshments were enjoyed by all before the meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 3:16 pm
Conrad Perreault – Secretary/Treasurer