August 12, 2017 Membership Meeting Minutes
The meeting was held at the Sweeney American Legion Post in Manchester. It was called to order by Commander Alan Heidenreich at 2 pm with 11 members and 4 guests
The pledge of allegiance followed by a moment of silence for our departed comrades was conducted.
All officers were present except for Jr. Vice Commander Richard Zoerb and Director Mike Lopez.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and accepted.
Financial Report: For the year to date the expenses are $536.99 with income of $1,386 giving $1,159.01 to the good. Report accepted.
Membership: There are 40 paid Chapter members for the year with 26 unpaid. Also, there are 4 who need to send in their National dues. Since our inception 21 of our members have gone to their last muster. Financial aid is available from an anonymous donor. Contact Conrad – all matters are confidential.
Discussion followed in regards to new members. There are still many Korean War Veterans and many Korean Defense Veterans that we need to encourage joining. The question arose in regards to joining the Chapter without joining the National Organization. It was pointed out that in as much as we are chartered through National, that their bylaws and the Chapter’s bylaws state that our members must also be members of the National KWVA.
Rose of Sharon: The Rose of Sharon fund raiser was held on July 15th at Market Basket in Nashua and July 22nd at the Bedford Market Basket with both being very successful, $615.55 at Nashua and $586 at Bedford. Thank you goes to Dick Moushegian, Bob Desmond, Jim Slater, Joanne Slater, Conrad Perreault, Jeanne Perreault, Rose Connor-Allard, Richard Zoerb, Jack Meisel, and George Poulin.
Korean-American Society annual event: Commander Heidenreich gave a report on the event indicating that it was well attended and received with an excellent meal that followed. He showed the necktie he received following his talk. Also, all veterans present received a like tie.
Vetflix: It was reported that Dan Marcek from Vetflix will be sending a grant requesting funds to the NH Charitable Foundation.
Chapter Name Change: It was pointed out that in the May-June Graybeards the amount of work that is involved in a chapter name change. Commander Heidenreich will look into seeing if we could keep the name as is but, indicate it to be in honor of.
October Meeting: The holding of the next meeting is to be on October 14th, the second Saturday. There will be an attempt to hold the meeting at the Veterans Home in Tilton. If unable to do so it will be at the Sweeney Legion Post. An announcement will be sent out.
A motion was made and seconded that if the meeting is held at the Veterans Home we make a donation of $500. Motion passed.
Meeting adjourned at 2:48 pm.
Conrad Perreault, Sec. /Treas.