Agenda for March 7, 2019

Camaraderie and meal at 6:00 PM, with business meeting beginning at 7:00 PM at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road, Bow, NH 03304

  1. Opening Ceremony and Posting of Colors
  2. Roll Call of Officers
  3. Applications for Membership
  4. Minutes from Previous Meeting – 2/7/19 Minutes
  5. Correspondence: Dept of NH Cmdt E-mails, & Others
  6. Paymaster Report & Reimbursement of Expenses
  7. Sick and In Distress
  8. Report of Officers 
    1. Armorer – M-1 Repair Status
  9. Report of Committees
    1. Activity Committee
      • Pending Activities: Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area
      • Upcoming Events:

– Mar 17 (Sun) 10:30 AM Breakfast Social, Appleseed restaurant, Bradford.

  1. Recent Events – after action reports:

– Feb 17 – Breakfast Social, Appleseed restaurant, Bradford.

      b)  Remington Rifle Raffle Fundraiser Committee

  1. Unfinished Business
    • Trailer / Float modifications [Tabled until Spring]
    • Marines Fighting Hunger food drive. [Tabled until Spring]
    • MCJROTC Washington DC Trip Donation
    • Concord Market Days, Deerfield Fair, and Hopkinton Fair Budget
  2. New Business
    • Color Guard for Quad State Convention
    • Volunteer activities at the New Hampshire Veterans Home
  3. Good of the League
    1. Awards
    2. Next Month’s Meal – 4/4/19
  4.  Announcements
    1. Mar 31 (Sun) 11 AM Dept NH Quarterly Meeting & Growls of the Pack & Pound, [includes election of officers], American Legion, 7 Perley St, Concord
    2. Apr 7 (Sun) 12 Noon – Quad State Planning Committee Meeting at The Backyard Restaurant, 1211 South Mammoth Road, Manchester
    3. Apr 26-28 (Fri-Sun) Quad State Convention & Grand Growl, Best Western Plus Executive Court Inn, 13500 South Willow St, Manchester, NH
  5.  Closing Ceremony

Minutes of February 7, 2019 Meeting

Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1850 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish.  12 Detachment Members and one guest were present.  Sr Vice Cmdt Mark Lindsley was Acting Cmdt for the meeting.

Roll Call of Officers: Cmdt Dumont was excused and Jr Vice Cmdt Winters was absent. 

Applications for Membership: None. [Former League Member Sean Heichlinger was a guest and may be interested in joining the Detachment.]

Minutes from Previous Meeting – 1/13/19 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership.  Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Kiernan, seconded by Judge Advocate LaClair; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 

Correspondence:  

-VA will hold a Facebook Live event on Ending Vet Homelessness on 2/12/19.

-Thank you letter from the Deerfield Food Pantry was read regarding our donation.

-Quad State Planning Committee update given by Adjutant Westover and Sr Vice Cmdt Lindsley.  The Chaplain was tasked with providing the Dept Chaplain with the names of Det Members that have died since last year’s Quad State Convention.  Joe Shea is the only one. Motion made to purchase a $100 half-page B&W ad in the Convention Program in memory of Joe Shea by Westover, duly seconded by LaClair.  There was no discussion; motion passed unanimously.  Adj Westover will prepare and submit the ad.

The Committee has asked each NH Det to donate $50 toward the hospitality room for the purchase of food and beverages.  Motion made to provide $50 for the hospitality room by LaClair, duly seconded by Sunny Ashburn.  There was no discussion; motion passed unanimously.  

This year there will be a special ceremony honoring all Vietnam veterans.  All Members were encouraged to attend the Convention this April in Manchester.

Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed. Paymaster Westover noted the  purchase of postage stamps for $55.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by Kiernan, duly seconded by LaClair.  There was no discussion; motion passed unanimously.  

There were no reimbursement requests.

Sick and In Distress: Members Richard Johnson and Roland McLaren’s health conditions were shared.  We wish them both a speedy recovery.

Report of Officers: None.

Report of Committees

Activity Committee:

Pending Activities: 

  • Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area: Tabled.

Upcoming Events:

Feb 17 (Sun) 10:30 AM Breakfast Social, Appleseed restaurant, Bradford.– All are encouraged to attend this strictly social event.  Westover will ask Selig will reserve a table.

Recent Events – after action reports:

– Jan 20 – Breakfast Social, Appleseed restaurant, Bradford. Was cancelled due to bad weather and unsafe road conditions.

b)   Remington Raffle Fundraiser Committee: Lindsley reported the need to prepare a Raffle Rules flyer; will register for the April gun show in Concord; will purchase 1,000 raffle tickets.

Unfinished Business

-Trailer / Float modifications: Tabled until spring.

-Marines Fighting Hunger food drive: Tabled until spring.

-M-1 Rifle Repairs: Lindsley reported that he was able to get spring and pins for free; still needs to purchase BFAs (blank firing attachments).

New Business:

– MCJROTC Washington DC Trip: A request from the Dept of NH to help support the cost to send 40-45 Cadets on their trip.  The MCJROTC have been very supportive of the MCL by providing color guards and manpower at numerous events.  After some discussion on a donation amount, Adjutant Westover was asked to contact the OIC for the cost would be to “sponsor” one Cadet.

– Concord Market Days, Deerfield Fair, and Hopkinton Fair: After some discussion on past success, expenses, and manpower needed, a Motion made for: Concord Market Days – 100% support for the space fee and dunk tank fee; Deerfield Fair – 100% support for the space fee by LaClair, seconded by Sunny Ashburn; discussion continued on the need for more information on the space fee for the Hopkinton Fair and to set a budget at the next meeting; motion passed unanimously. 

– CMP Rifle and Pistol Purchase options: Sr Vice Cmdt Lindlsey briefed what the Civilian Marksmanship Program is and the benefits are, especially the purchase of firearms.

Good of the League:  

-Awards: LaClair was presented with his “gold” Life Membership card.

-In memoriam: Adj Westover spoke of deceased Member Bobby Gallagher, as it is his birthday.

-Next Month’s Meal-3/7/19: Dan Fedor will provide the meal and Kiernan the dessert.

Announcements:

– Feb 24 (Sun) 12 Noon – Quad State Planning Committee Meeting at The Backyard Restaurant, 1211 South Mammoth Road, Manchester

– Mar 31 (Sun) 11 AM Dept NH Quarterly Meeting & Growls of the Pack & Pound, [includes election of officers], American Legion, 7 Perley St, Concord

– Apr 26-28 (Fri-Sun) Quad State Convention & Grand Growl, Best Western Plus Executive Court Inn, 13500 South Willow St, Manchester, NH

Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting March 7, 2019.  The meeting closed at 1940.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Mark for running the meeting; to Bill Kiernan for his famous SOS and scrambled eggs! and to Chuck Houston for the beverages; and Reggie for donating his winnings ($13) from the 50/50 raffle to the Det. 

Minutes of January 3, 2019 Meeting

Opening Ceremony: Acting Sgt/Arms Chuck Houston opened the meeting at 1850 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish.  15 Detachment Members and one guest were present.

Roll Call of Officers: All officers were present. 

Applications for Membership: Vietnam era Marine, Dan Fedor, sponsored by Harnish was duly voted in and DD 214 verified.  Dan was sworn in as a regular Member and welcomed by the Detachment. 

Installation of Officers: Dave Winters was sworn in as Jr. Vice Cmdt by Cmdt Dumont.  Winter was then presented his Detachment Marine of the Year medal, which was on back order.

Minutes from Previous Meeting – 12/6/18 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership.  Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Judge Advocate LaClair, seconded by Liz Shaw; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 

Correspondence:  

-VA Health Application Update press release was read.

-Thank you letter from the Dept of Florida for the donation we gave for hurricane relief efforts.

-First Battalion, 25th Marines Assoc plea for membership was read. 

Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by LaClair, duly seconded by Sunny Ashburn.  There was no discussion; motion passed unanimously.  

The required annual audit of the Detachment’s bank account was completed prior to the meeting by LaClair and Sr Vice Cmdt Lindley.  No discrepancies were noted.

There was one reimbursement request: Motion made to reimburse Cmdt Dumont $151.03 for his 11/16/18 purchase of food items for the Poolee BBQ/Concord Recruiter Farewell by LaClair, seconded by Winters; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 

Sick and In Distress: Sgt at Arms Kiernan is present for the meeting, but still recovering.  Charlie Frey (“Pending Member”) was unable to attend tonight due to his health.

Report of Officers:

– Commandant’s (AKA President’s) Appointment of other Officers
   Adjutant/Paymaster (AKA Secretary/Treasurer): Bryan Westover

   Chaplain: Michael Harnish

   Sgt at Arms: Bill Kiernan

Bob Selig agreed to stay on as the Past Cmdt member on the Board of Trustees.

– Toys for Tots: Westover reported that as a Detachment – 838 toys collected, 8 volunteer, 42 hours, and a thank you ad was in the Concord Monitor showing the Det’s involvement.

– Flowers for Gary Dillon’s mother’s funeral: Cmdt Dumont authorized Chaplain Harnish to purchase flowers. $72.97 was approved for reimbursement.  Cmdt Dumont gave the history of Capt Gary S. Dillon.

– Marine in Need $500 donation/loan: Cmdt Dumont briefed how former Member Steve Opett fell behind in payments on his truck while financially and physically supporting his parents.  His truck, which he needs for his job, was repossessed.  Cmdt sent out an email looking for support.  $2,500 of the $3,000 needed was received within 4 days. Cmdt, as is authorized by our bylaws, expended $500 of the Det funds to fill in the remaining money needed.  Cmdt Dumont named and thanked all those that donated, and has the receipts. Steve Opett thanked all for the support and has vowed to pay us back.  This is a great example of Marines helping Marines!

Report of Committees

Activity Committee:

Pending Activities: 

  • Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area: Cmdt asked for suggestions.

Upcoming Events:

Jan 20 (Sun) 10:30 AM Breakfast Social, Appleseed restaurant, Bradford.– All are encouraged to attend this strictly social event.  6 plan to attend, so far.  Selig will reserve a table.

Recent Events – after action reports:

– Dec 9 – Dept NH Joint Installation Dinner at Puritan, Manchester: Good turnout for Dillon Members, and a good time was had by all in attendance. Past Dept of NH Cmdt Frank Diekman was well enough to attend and was in good spirits.

– Dec 16 – Breakfast Social, Appleseed restaurant, Bradford.

– Dec 28 – Funeral Detail: Lindsley and Winters were in the firing detail – thank you both.

b)   New Rifle Raffle Fundraiser Committee – Proceed with new raffle or not? Cmdt Dumont presented the idea and informed the Det that he purchased the Remington M-7 308 bolt action rifle from Marshall Firearms in Boscawen at wholesale cost of $792.  It has a retail value of $1,000 and a lifetime warranty.  Cmdt Dumont stated that if the Det decides not to do the raffle, that’s fine with him and he’ll keep the rifle for himself.  After much discussion on costs, ticket prices, sales and potential profit, a motion was made by LaClair go forward with the raffle with the following budget: $795 for the rifle, $100 for tickets, and $405 for gun shows and other costs, for a total of $1,300, seconded by Liz Shaw; there was no further discussion; motion passed unanimously.  The consensus is to sell the tickets for $10 at Marshall’s and $10 a piece or 3 for $20 at gun shows.  The number of tickets was undecided.  Motion made to get a table at the April gun show in Concord by Ashburn, seconded by Liz Shaw; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 

Unfinished Business

-Trailer / Float modifications: Tabled until March/April.

-Marines Fighting Hunger food drive: Cmdt to contact with grocery stores.

-M-1 Rifle Repairs: Lindsley reported that he is trying to repair them at a lower cost.

New Business:

– Reserve Bow Old Town Hall for next year’s meetings; Cost of $10 is more than fair, and can be done without the need for a vote.

-Marine for Life (M4L) Business Cards: After some discussion on costs and needs, Motion made to purchase 5,000 business cards that can be used by all Members, at a cost of $115 by LaClair, seconded by Chuck Houston; there was no further discussion; motion passed unanimously. 

Good of the League:  

-Awards: Bill Kiernan was presented with a Meritorious Commendation for his service as the Sgt at Arms and the Quartermaster. 

Also, the Dept of NH awarded the Dillon Det the Meritorious Unit Commendation for all who were Members in 2018.

-Next Month’s Meal-2/7/19: Kiernan will provide the meal and Winters the dessert.

Announcements:

– Mar 31 (Sun) 11 AM Dept NH Quarterly Meeting & Growls of the Pack & Pound, [includes election of officers], American Legion, 7 Perley St, Concord

– Quad State Convention in Manchester, April 26-28

-Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for service dogs this Saturday in Boscawen

-Wreath pick up will also be this Saturday at the Boscawen Veteran Cemetery

Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting February 7, 2019.  The meeting closed at 1957.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Mark for the great meal (and the $45 collected), and Reggie, Bill, Dave, and others that brought dessert; Chuck for being the acting Sgt at Arms and for donating his winnings from the 50/50 ($38) to the Det.  And a special thank you to the anonymous donor that gave $100 to the Poolee Fund!)

Minutes of December 6, 2018 Meeting

Opening Ceremony: Acting Sgt/Arms Chuck Houston opened the meeting at 1907 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish.  13 Detachment Members and one guest were present.

Roll Call of Officers: Cmdt Dumont, Sr Vice Cmdt Standafer, Adj/Paymaster Westover, and Sgt at Arms Bill Kiernan were excused.  All other officers were present.  Jr Vice Mark Lindsley was acting Cmdt for the meeting. Chaplain Mike Harnish was Acting Adjutant.

Applications for Membership: Former Associate Member Susan Nickerson was duly voted in as an Associate Member.  Sue was sworn in by Acting Cmdt Lindsley.

Minutes from Previous Meeting – 11/1/18 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership.  Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Judge Advocate LaClair, seconded by Houston; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 

Correspondence:  None. 

Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by LaClair, duly seconded by Bob Selig.  There was no discussion; motion passed unanimously.  There were no reimbursement requests. 

Sick and In Distress: Kiernan is in still recovering and wished well by all.

Report of Officers: Harnish talked about a meeting he attended last night regarding storage and use of the Old Town Hall.

Report of Committees

Activity Committee:

Pending Activities: 

  • Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area: Tabled.

Upcoming Events:

Dec 9 (Sun) 11 AM Dept NH Joint Installation Dinner at Puritan, Manchester. – Lindsley and Harnish voiced that they will be attending.  Other Dillon Det Members plan to attend as well.

Dec 16 (Sun) 10:30 AM Breakfast Social, Appleseed restaurant, Bradford.– All are encouraged to attend this strictly social event.  Rides available upon request.

Recent Events – after action reports:

Nov 5 (Sun) Manchester Marathon – Route Marshalls. – Harnish briefed the event.

Nov 10 (Sat) State House for Flag Raising, then breakfast. – Lindsley briefed the events.

Nov 17 (Sat) Concord Holiday Parade – Float, Color Guard, & BBQ.– Good participation -Color Guard Members: Karen Barilani, Michael Harnish, Cody Dumont, Bryan Westover. Float: Reggie LaClair and Bob Selig (plus 2 Poolees); Poolee BBQ / Recruiter farewell: David Winters, Sunny Asburn and many others.

Nov 25: Breakfast Social at Appleseed restaurant in Bradford.

AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee – Status Report: Jr Vice Cmdt Lindsley briefed: Drawing event has held Nov 10th.  The rifle was transferred on Nov 26th to the winner, Mr. Dale Bishop.

[Adj/Paymaster Westover returned for a Toys for Tots event and assumed the Adjutant position for the remainder of the meeting.]

Unfinished Business

-Trailer / Float modifications: [Tabled until spring]

-Marines Fighting Hunger food drive: Cmdt to contact with grocery stores.

-Dues for 2019: Those that are due can pay by cash, check, and now charge card. 

-Toys for Tots: Adj Westover briefed that the final collection day is Dec 14th.

New Business:

– New Rifle Raffle: Reggie LaClair briefed a proposed new rifle raffle.  This time it would be a Remington 308. The owner of Marshall Firearms in Boscawen has offered to sell us one at wholesale cost of $792.  It has a retail value of $1,000. Has a lifetime warranty.  Recommends 300 tickets at $10 each, which would make over a $2,000 profit.  Marshall’s is willing to sell raffle tickets at their store.  After some discussion, no decision was made.

– Detachment Marine 4 Life Liaison: HQ MCL has reinstated the M4L program and needs Detachment Liaisons.  After an explanation of the program by Westover, Reggie LaClair volunteered to be our Detachment’s M4L Liaison.

Good of the League:  

-Former Members: Sue Nickerson suggested that the Jr Vice Cmdt contact former Members to see about re-joining the League, like her.  The Adj and Cmdt can help with those names.

-Birthday: Det Members sang Happy Birthday to Bob Selig to celebrate his special day today.

-Awards: Ceremonial Guard Ribbons were presented to: Mike Harnish, Reggie LaClair, and Mark Lindsley (2nd award).  

-Next Month’s Meal-1/3/19: Lindsley will provide the meal and LaClair the dessert.

-President’s Own Marine Band: Donna Melanson noticed the band Director is a NH native when watching President Bush’s funeral on T.V.

-Operation Care for Troops: Melanson read a thank you letter she received and briefed how 1,686 boxes were sent to the troops this year through this organization.

Announcements:

-Dec 9 (Sun) 11 AM Dept NH Joint Installation Dinner at Puritan, Manchester, NH.  Four Members present stated that they will be attending.

Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting January 3, 2019.  The meeting closed at 1958.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Carol & Donna for the great meal and the $40 donation to the Det from the money collected; Chuck for being the acting Sr Vice Cmdt & Sgt at Arms; and to LaClair for donating his winnings from the 50/50 ($17) to the Det.)

Minutes of November 1, 2018 Meeting

Prior to the meeting, a traditional Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony was held – Bill Shaw was the oldest Marine and Cmdt Cody Dumont was the youngest Marine present. Gen Lejeune’s and the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ birthday messages were read.

Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1900 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish.  14 Detachment Members and six guests were present.

Roll Call of Officers: Sr Vice Cmdt Standafer, Jr Vice Mark Lindsley, and Sgt at Arms Bill Kiernan were excused.  All other officers were present.

Applications for Membership: Karen Barilani and Charlie Frey were voted in, pending verification of their DD 214.  Karen was not present. Charlie was duly sworn in.

Minutes from Previous Meeting – 10/4/18 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership.  Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Judge Advocate LaClair, seconded by Bob Selig; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 

Correspondence:  Adj Westover briefed emails from the Dept NH Cmdt onthe upcoming Birthday Balls, Joint Installation Dinner, Quad State Convention and the Manchester Brigade Luncheon.

Request from the Cmdt Dept of Florida for assistance for members for relief from recent hurricanes.  After discussion of a donation and an appropriate amount, LaClair made a motion made to donate $500, seconded by Dave Winters.  There was no discussion; motion passed.

Thank you letter from Joe Shea’s daughter, Cindy, on the quilt the Detachment gave her.

Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed.  Adj/Paymaster Westover briefed the report.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by LaClair, duly seconded by Chaplain Mike Harnish.  There was no discussion; motion passed.

The following reimbursement requests were discussed:

-Reimbursement for flowers sent to Bill Kiernan, who is in the hospital.  Commandant purchased them as authorized per the Detachment Bylaws without the need for a motion or approval of the Membership.

Sick and In Distress: As just mentioned, Kiernan is in the hospital; Adj Westover’s Father-in-Law (WWII & Korean War Vet) passed away.

Report of Officers: None.

Report of Committees

Activity Committee:

Pending Activities:

  • Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area: Members encouraged to contact the Cmdt with restaurant ideas.

Upcoming Events:

Nov 5 (Sun) Manchester Marathon – Route Marshalls – Dept of NH Members earn $500.

Nov 10 (Sat) 7:30 AM @ State House for Flag Raising – Chap Harnish will bring the Det Colors; all others are invited to attend.  Breakfast at the Windmill restaurant immediately following the ceremony.

Nov 17 (Sat) 8:30 AM Concord Holiday Parade – T4T themed Float – Color Guard: Dumont, Harnish, Westover, and new member, Karen. Float: Pulled by LaClair, candy distribution by Poolees.  There will also be a cookout for the Poolee function, which is one of the recruiter’s last event.  Volunteers needed to assist the “Silent Grill Team”.

Nov 25 (Sun) 10:30 AM: Breakfast Social at Appleseed restaurant in Bradford – All are encouraged to attend this strictly social event.  Rides available upon request.

Recent Events – after action reports:

Oct 21: Breakfast Social at Appleseed restaurant in Bradford.– Members met and enjoyed good food and even better company.

AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee – Status Report: Drawing Event for Nov 10th was discussed.  Chuck Houston will provide a wheel to draw the ticket from.  Drawing will be conducted after the Flag Raising Ceremony.

Unfinished Business

-Trailer / Float modifications: The trailer will be decorated for the Concord Parade at Westover’s house the evening of Nov 16th.  Modifications will be made to the storage part of the trailer in the spring.

-Marines Fighting Hunger food drive: grocery store suggestions were provided to the Cmdt.  He will make contact with them for permission to collect food at their locations to donate to a local food pantry.

-Dues for 2019: More dues were collected before the meeting. Those that are due can pay by cash, check, and now charge card.

-Toys for Tots: All members are encouraged to participate in some way.  Westover will be the Detachment contact for more information.

New Business:

Detachment Officer Nominations & Elections: There were no further nominations. The following were voted in as one slate/single vote; Motion by Westover, second by LaClair and all voting in favor of these Officers – Cmdt: Cody Dumont, Sr Vice Cmdt: Mark Lindsley, Jr Vice Cmdt: David Winters, Judge Advocate: Reggie LaClair.  Term will take effect in January.

Good of the League:  

Awards: Comdt gave out the following awards in recognition of service during the past year:

Carol McLaren (Delbridge): Meritorious Commendation.

Mike Harnish, Sunny Ashburn, Bryan Westover: Distinguished Service Award.

David Winters: Det Marine of the Year

Next Month’s Meal-12/6: Carol & Donna will provide the meal and dessert.

Announcements:

-Nov 10 – Birthday Balls – MCL Lakes Region & Seacoast Detachments.

-Nov 10 (Sat) 9 AM Breakfast at Windmill Restaurant, 172 Loudon Rd, Concord.

-Nov 11 (Sun) 11 AM – Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans’ Cemetery, Boscawen.

-Nov 12 (Mon) 11:30 AM Marine Brigade Luncheon at Best Western Manchester.

-Nov 18 (Sun) 11 AM Quarterly Dept NH meeting and MODD Growl, American Legion, 7 Perley St, Concord.

-Dec 9 (Sun) 11 AM Dept NH Joint Installation Dinner at Puritan, Manchester, NH

Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting December 6, 2018.  The meeting closed at 1950.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to David Winters for the outstanding FREE meal; Chuck Houston for being the acting Sr Vice; and to Reggie LaClair for the being the acting Sgt at Arms.)

Minutes of October 4, 2018 Meeting

Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1855 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish.  16 Detachment Members and two guests were present.

Roll Call of Officers: Sr Vice Cmdt Standafer were excused.  All other officers were present.

Applications for Membership: Norman “Sunny” Ashburn was unanimously voted to accept his membership, then duly sworn in.

Minutes from Previous Meeting – 9/6/18 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership.  Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Kiernan, seconded by Bob Selig; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 

Correspondence:  Adj Westover briefed the DAV’s Mobile Service Office will be in Hooksett 10/18; Thank you letter from Meals for Wheels Car Show helped raise $2,400 and over 350 pounds of food; NH Vet Home Craft Fair on 11/3 needs volunteers.

Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed.  Adj/Paymaster Westover briefed the report.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by Liz Shaw, duly seconded by Kiernan.  There was no discussion; motion passed.

The following reimbursement requests were discussed:

-Reimbursement for Quilt for Joe Shea’s Daughter: Cody Dumont $387. Motion made to reimburse by Judge Advocate LaClair, seconded by Liz Shaw; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. [Quilt was presented to Joe’s daughter, Cindy, prior to the meeting.]

Sick and In Distress: None were reported.

Report of Officers: None.

Report of Committees

Activity Committee:

Pending Activities:

  • Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area: Members encouraged to contact the Cmdt with restaurant ideas.

Upcoming Events:

Nov 10 (Sat) 7:30 AM @ State House for Flag Raising – All are encouraged to attend.

Nov 17 (Sat) 8:30 AM Concord Holiday Parade – T4T themed Float – Color Guard: Dumont, Harnish, Westover, and prospective member, Karen. Float: Pulled by Kiernan, candy distribution by other Members.

Recent Events – after action reports:

Sep 8: Concord Gun Show @ Everett Arena.: Mark Lindsley reported that show was good, but slower than expected, $600 in ticket sales, another $40 tonight.  Thanked Cody & Sunny for their help.

Sep 16: Breakfast Social at Appleseed restaurant in Bradford.– Members met and enjoyed good food and even better company.

Sep 27 thru 30: Deerfield Fair – Event went very well, $600-$700 profit; $610 raised for a Deerfield food pantry and was anonymously matched (another $610) by a Dillon Det member; 30+ names were collected as potential members. Cmdt thanked the many volunteers: Selig, Bill Shaw, Carol Delbridge McLaren, Harnish, Winters, LaClair, Finck, and Westover.

Detachment Marine of the Year (MOY) Committee to be created and meet – Choose Detachment MOY, and, if appropriate, nominate a Department MOY.  Elected Officers will meet after the meeting to disccuss.

AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee – Status Report: Drawing Event for Nov 10th was discussed at length, with many options proposed.  Ultimately, a Motion made to hold the drawing outside the State House after the flag raising by Kiernan, seconded by Winters; discussion consisted of getting a basket for the drawing, which Houston will provide, motion passed unanimously.

Unfinished Business

-Trailer / Float modifications: The trailer will need to be decorated for the Concord Holiday Magic Parade.  Houston will provide a Christmas tree.  Motion made to purchase decorations and candy, not to exceed $250 by Kiernan, seconded by LaClair; there was no further discussion, motion passed unanimously.

-Marines Fighting Hunger food drive: grocery store suggestions provided to Cmdt.  He will start making contact with them for permission to collect food at their location to donate to a local food pantry.

-Dues for 2019: Those that are due can pay by cash, check, and now charge card.

New Business:

-Proposed Det Bylaw changes received by the Board of Trustees: None were received.

Detachment Rifle Inspections: Completed by Lindsley – all good.

Purchase of parts for Detachment’s M-1 rifles: Lindsley briefed how the rifles are malfunctioning during firing details at funerals, etc. Estimate the replacement costs to be around $345.  Motion made to purchase parts, not to exceed $345 by LaClair, seconded by Ashburn; there was no further discussion, motion passed unanimously.

Deerfield Fair deposit for 2019: Based on this year’s success, Members are willing to schedule this event again next year.  Would prefer a better location next year.  Motion made to pay the 50% deposit of $207.50 for a space and electricity by Liz Shaw, seconded by LaClair; there was further discussion on asking for a better location, motion passed unanimously.

Detachment Officer Nominations:  Nominations were made for the following – Cmdt: Cody Dumont, Sr Vice Cmdt: Mark Lindsley, Jr Vice Cmdt: David Winters, Judge Advocate: Reggie LaClair.  Any further nominations and elections will be at the November meeting.

Call Multiplier Service: Cmdt proposed using a service which records a message and then calls all members, up to 75, an unlimited amount of times for $205 for 12 months.  This will greatly assist getting information to those without email.  Motion made to approve the $205 service for one year by Chuck Winters, seconded by Winters; there was no discussion, motion passed unanimously.

Toys for Tots: Register drop-off site online & bring to Pod location: Westover briefed this year’s program and encouraged other members to participate however they can.

Good of the League:  

-Awards: Emily Roy was presented with her Associate Member pin.  Paymaster Westover announced that an anonymous donation of $100 for upcoming poolee events was received.

-Next Month’s Meal-11/1: USMC Birthday Meal volunteer: Kiernan will make the meal and  Westover will provide the USMC Birthday cake.

Announcements:

-Nov 10 – Birthday Balls – MCL Lakes Region & Seacoast Detachments.

-Nov 10 (Sat) 9 AM Breakfast at Windmill Restaurant, 172 Loudon Rd, Concord.

-Nov 11 (Sun) – Veterans Day Proclamation at the State House.

-Nov 11 (Sun) – Veterans Day – Lay wreaths at various Concord locations.

-Nov 11 (Sun) – Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans’ Cemetery, Boscawen.

-Nov 12 (Mon) 11:30 AM Marine Brigade Luncheon at Best Western Manchester.

-Nov 18 (Sun) 11 AM Quarterly Dept NH meeting and MODD Growl, American Legion, 7 Perley St, Concord.

-Dec 9 (Sun) 12 PM Dept NH Joint Installation Dinner: Elected and appointed Officers are requested to attend, however, all are welcome.

Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting November 1, 2018.  The meeting closed at 2012.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to David Winters for the outstanding meal and for donating the $75 that was collected for it.)

Minutes of September 6, 2018 Meeting

Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1903 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish.  12 Detachment Members and one guest, Matthew Wieczhalek-Seiler, were present.

Roll Call of Officers: Cmdt Dumont and Sr Vice Cmdt Standafer were excused.  All other officers were present.  Jr Vice Cmdt Lindsley was Acting Cmdt for the meeting.

Applications for Membership: None, but there are two prospects.

Minutes from Previous Meeting – 7/5/18 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership.  Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Kiernan, seconded by Judge Advocate LaClair; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 

Correspondence:  Adj Westover briefed the Veterans Home will have a Family Fun Day on Sep 29th; 2019 Quad State Convention info; thank you letters from Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry for our donation and two from the NH Veterans home for our donation and volunteering; and the Veterans Value Bucks programs for $20 monthly to vets for use at Farmers Markets.

Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed.  Adj/Paymaster Westover briefed the report.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by Kiernan, duly seconded by LaClair.  There was no discussion; motion passed.

The following reimbursement requests were discussed:

-Reimbursement for Poolee Picnic: Donna Melanson $25.03 for food items, Sunny Ashburn $28 for ice, Cody Dumont $515.67 for food, drinks, games, gear, etc. Motion made to reimburse all mentioned by LaClair, seconded by David Winters; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously.

-Reimbursement for National Convention Program Ad $17.50 to Mark Lindsley.  Motion made to reimburse the $17.50 by LaClair, seconded by David Winters; discussion included that Lindsley donated the other half of the $35 ($17.50); motion passed unanimously.

-Cmdt Dumont directed Chaplain Harnish to purchase diapers and clothing for the Concord Marine Recruiter’s new born baby, which the Cmdt is permitted to do under the Marine in need section of our By-laws.  No vote is needed.  Chaplain Harnish will be reimbursed the $28.12.

Sick and In Distress: None were reported [Adjutant forgot to report that Bill Shaw was not feeling well, so he and his daughter, Liz, will not did not attend the meeting.]

Report of Officers: None.

Report of Committees

Activity Committee:

Pending Activities: Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area: Members encouraged to contact the Cmdt with restaurant ideas.

Upcoming Events:

Sep 8 (Sat) 9 AM-5 PM & Sep 9 (Sun) 9 AM-2 PM, Concord Gun Show @ Everett Arena – Need volunteers at the table to assist Lindsley.

Sep 16 (Sun) – 10 AM Breakfast Social at Appleseed restaurant in Bradford for any and all that are interested.

Sep 27, 28, 29, 30 (Thurs – Sun) – Deerfield Fair– Need volunteers at the table.  Some Members volunteered to assist and will contact Cmdt Dumont for days and times.

Recent Events – after action reports:

July 14 – Pittsfield Old Home Day (parade and booth): Cody & family raised $42 for Pittsfield Food Bank.

Aug 2 – BBQ & Cruise Night – Tilton Veterans Home: Many Dillon Det helpers; Special thanks given to David Winters on the Grill.

Aug 11 – Poolee Cookout, Odell Park, Franklin

Kudos to Volunteers: David -cooking, beans, gas, watermelon, cleaned grill,  Sunny -cooking & prep, traffic cones, ice; Carol, Donna and Melissa – prep and serving; Carol – donated games; Chuck – tables and chairs; set up – Chuck, Reggie, Bryan, Jared; Event coordinators: Liz & Bill Shaw, Mike Harnish; Tents – Bryan, Cody, LeClair;

Aug 18 – Dunbarton Old Home Day – Westover pulled the float and Cmdt Dumont manned the tent in the rain.

 

AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee – Status Report: Drawing Event on Nov 10th?

Status Report given by Lindsley: Another $20 in raffle ticket sales were received. Approximately 170 tickets left to sell.  Next gun show is Sep 8-9.  Options for the Nov 10th raffle drawing were discussed, including Winters volunteering to cook a spaghetti and meatball dinner.  A decision will be made at the October meeting.

Unfinished Business

-Trailer / Float modifications: The trailer storage area needs to be enlarged to fit all the parts and equipment. Cmdt Dumont and Westover to work on it.

-Marines Fighting Hunger food drive – Need grocery store suggestions!  Also, Cmdt Dumont worked at a car show that helped raise $2,400 and hundreds of pounds of food for a local pantry.

New Business:

-Proposed Det Bylaw changes to be submitted in writing to Board of Trustees: Members informed that they must submit any proposed changes to the Board of Trustees before the Oct meeting.

-Quad State Convention (NH 2019) – Request each Det donate $50 for raffle: Instead of a raffle for the “wagon of booze” which is traditionally done, this year it will be a cash prize.  All Dets in the Dept are asked to donate towards it.  Motion made to donate $50.00 by LaClair, seconded by Harnish; no discussion; motion passed unanimously.

-Hometown Heroes Banners Presentation by Matthew Wieczhalek-Seiler: Matt briefed his very patriot program that honors veterans, both alive and deceased, by hanging banners in downtown streets including Concord.  He was not seeking donations at this time, just promoting the program and looking for community support and Concord veterans for the banners.  The banners cost approximately $125 each.

-Dues for 2019: Dues are $32 per year and due every August.  Cmdt will be sending an email with the option to pay electronically (which will have a surcharge) or can be paid by cash at a meeting or by check though the mail.

Good of the League:

-Next Month’s Meeting & Meal – 10/4/18: Dave Winters volunteered to make beef stew and dessert.

Announcements:

-Sep 9 (Sun) 6 PM – 100 Nights of Remembrance, NH Vet Cemetery, Boscawen

-Sep 15 (Sat) 9 AM – 1:30 PM – Rev it up for Heroes Car Show, Manchester VA

-Sep 23 (Sun) 11 AM – Dept NH Quarterly Meeting & Growl of the Pound, American Legion, 7 Perley St, Concord

-Sep 29 (Sat) 12 PM –Tilton Veterans Home’s Family Fun Day – Volunteers needed

Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting October 4, 2018.  The meeting closed at 2007.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Mark Lindsley for being the Acting Commandant; also thanks to Bill Kiernan for a great meal.)

Minutes of July 5, 2018 Meeting

Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1903 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish.  13 Detachment Members were present.

Roll Call of Officers: Sr Vice Cmdt Standafer was absent and Judge Advocate LaClair was excused.  All other officers were present.

Applications for Membership: We have two prospects.

Minutes from Previous Meeting – 6/7/18 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership.  Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Kiernan, seconded by Harnish; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 

Correspondence:  Adj Westover briefed the Manchester VA Open House email received from the Dept Cmdt; and the thank you email from LtCol Antonio of the Winnacunnet H.S. Marine JROTC unit for the $100 donation.  

Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed.  Adj/Paymaster Westover briefed the report.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by Kiernan, duly seconded by Liz Shaw.  There was no discussion; motion passed.

The following reimbursement requests were discussed:

-Cmdt Cody Dumont to be reimbursed for the trailer supplies and materials totaling $307.72.  Motion made to reimburse Cmdt Dumont $307.72 by Bob Selig, seconded by Kiernan; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously.  Cmdt Dumont directed that the entire reimbursement be donated to the Poolee Event Fund.

-Cmdt Dumont informed that the $35 fee for the Andover Independence Day booth was taken out of the cash box.  The fee was already approved at the April meeting, so no vote is required.

Sick and In Distress: None were reported!

Report of Officers. Quartermaster report: Kiernan stated that the collection did not go well.  He only collected the grill, some flags and the bullhorn.  The Iron Mike silhouette used for past floats is at Donna Melanson’s house – Cmdt Dumont will arrange to pick it up.

Report of Committees

Activity Committee:

Pending Activities:

  • Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area: Not discussed.

Upcoming Events:

July 14 – Pittsfield Old Home Day: We will use the float in the parade and Cmdt Dumont will set up the booth at 7 AM.  Others offered to assist.

July 15 – Breakfast Social at Appleseed Restaurant: 10 AM in Bradford.

Aug 2 – BBQ & Cruise Night @ Tilton Veterans Home: Cmdt briefed the event – car show and cookout for the resident veterans. Dillon Det could donate funds for food, cook, and assist residents see the cars. After some discussion, there was a motion made to donate $350 for food, with the proceeds to go the Veterans Home by Kiernan, seconded by Liz Shaw; there was no further discussion; motion passed unanimously.  Members volunteered to help cook, assist residents, and with registration.  Because this is on the first Thursday of the month, there will be no August meeting.

Aug 11 – 10 AM to 3 PM – Poolee Cookout: @ Odell Park, Franklin.  Cmdt was informed by the recruiters that this as a mandatory event for the Poolees, could be up to 150 people, so we need all hands to help.  Ideas for games, activities, structure, and volunteer needs were discussed.  Cmdt will send out an email to set up a committee meeting to finalize the details.

Aug 18 – Dunbarton Old Home Day: Not discussed.

Sep 8 & 9 – Concord Gun Show @ Everett Arena: Not discussed.

Sep 27, 28, 29, 30 (Thurs – Sun) – Deerfield Fair: Paymaster to send in the registration fee. We will be selling t-shirt from Leathernecks for Life, like was done at the Concord Market Days.

Recent Events – after action reports:

June 21-23 – Concord Days Booth & Dunk Tank: Thurs & Fri were great, Sat chilly – Sat the only day with dunk tank.  Next year reserve dunk tank for all 3 days.  Still made a profit.

June 24 – Dept of NH Meeting: Cmdt Dumont went over the highlights of the meeting:

*Building Dreams for Marines – The Dept of NH donated $250. After some discussion of how worthy the cause is, there was a motion made to donate $100 to Dreams for Marines by Liz Shaw, seconded by Selig; there was no further discussion; motion passed unanimously. 

            *Dept of NH Cmdt’s Raffle: Ticket stubs and funds collected so far are to be turned in.

*Membership dues are to be submitted to the Dept of NH by Aug 1st.  Cmdt will utilize “Square” software to allow members to pay electronically.

June 30 – Bradford Independence Day Parade: Thanks to Kiernan for pulling the float.

July 4 – Andover Parade & Booth: Sunny Ashburn (prospective member) pulled the float. Color Guard by Dumont, Harnish, Westover, & Karen (last name?) – prospective member.  Marines Fighting Hunger raised approximately $50 and some food for the Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry.  Members asked to provide other grocery store locations to the Cmdt.

AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee – Status Report given by Lindsley: Another $20 in raffle ticket sales were received. Next gun show is Sep 8-9.

Unfinished Business

-Trailer / Float preparation – Status Report: Cmdt briefed that Steve Opett, Bryan Westover, Sunny Ashburn, Bill Kiernan, Reggie LaClair, Cody, and his son got the float ready for the parades.

-Marines Fighting Hunger food drive: Discussed earlier.

New Business: None.

Good of the League:  -Awards: None.

-Next Month’s Meeting & Meal – 9/6/18: Bill Kiernan offered to bring the meal.

Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting September 6, 2018.  The meeting closed at 2012.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Mark Lindsley for being the Acting Sr Vice; also thanks to Donna Melanson for donating $23 of the money collected for the meal to the Det.; to Donna & Carol for the meal, and Dave and others for the desserts.  And a special thanks to our anonymous donor for another $100 for the Poolee Event Fund.)

Minutes of June 7, 2018 Meeting

Opening Ceremony: Acting Sgt/Arms Chuck Houston opened the meeting at 1851 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish.  15 Detachment Members, 1 prospective member (Norman “Sunny” Ashburn) and 1 visiting Leaguer (Paul Janes) were present.

Roll Call of Officers: Sr Vice Cmdt Standafer and Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan was excused.  All other officers were present.

Applications for Membership: Sunny Ashburn and Paul Janes introduced themselves and were welcomed.

Minutes from Previous Meeting – 5/3/18 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership.  Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Liz Shaw, seconded by Bob Selig; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 

Correspondence:  Adj Westover briefed the various emails on events received from the Dept Cmdt; thank you cards from the Shaw family including a $1,000 donation in memory of “Betty” Shaw – mother of Liz and husband of Bill (both Dillon Det Members); and The Winnacunnet H.S. Marine JROTC unit explaining their fundraiser to send two local Special Olympic athletes to the National Games in Seattle, WA at a cost of $4,000.  The JROTC students have volunteered over 700 hours to Special Olympic events.  Motion made to donate $100 to help defray their cost by Mark Lindsley, seconded by Liz Shaw; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 

Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed.  Adj/Paymaster Westover briefed the report.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by Liz Shaw, duly seconded by Lindsley.  There was no discussion; motion passed.

The following reimbursement requests were discussed:

-Cmdt Cody Dumont to be reimbursed for the Quad State Convention fee and room costs totaling $112.90.  Motion made to reimburse Cmdt Dumont $112.90 by Selig, seconded by Liz Shaw; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously.  Cmdt Dumont directed that the reimbursement be donated to the Poolee Event Fund.

-Cmdt Cody Dumont to be reimbursed for the Officer Cover Emblem (EGA) and express shipping for Joe Shea’s memorial service (which was not used, so will be held for a future service) at a cost of $53.04.  Motion made to reimburse Cmdt Dumont $53.04 by Westover, seconded by Harnish; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously.  Cmdt Dumont directed that the reimbursement be donated to the Poolee Event Fund.

-Chuck Houston purchased 10 American Flags and 10 USMC for monuments in the area or other appropriate uses.  2 of each were used for the two Marine monuments in Concord.  Chuck would not accept reimbursement and gave them as a donation.  He was thanked for the donation and putting out the flags at the monuments.

-Adj/Paymaster Westover rented the dunk tank on his credit card for the upcoming Concord Market Days at a cost of $260 (less a $50 security deposit).  He’ll submit next meeting for $210 when the security deposit is returned.

Sick and In Distress: Westover reported that Ray De Corse fell a few weeks ago and broke some ribs and his “mobility is curtailed”, as Ray put it, and may not be able to attend future meetings.  All wished him well and Westover will stay in touch with him and keep him up to date on Detachment activities.

Report of Officers. Quartermaster report: League items inventory will be held Sat. June 9th from 9 to 11 AM in the PARKING LOT at the Bow Old Town Hall to evaluate and inventory all the MCL gear and to put into storage.

Report of Committees

Activity Committee:

Pending Activities:

  • Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area: Members that live outside the Concord area are to look for restaurants and report back to the Cmdt with info – PLEASE.

Upcoming Events:

June 10 (Sun) 10:00 AM – Monthly Breakfast Social at Appleseed restaurant in Bradford. This will be purely a social event to get to know each other more and build camaraderie. –

June 21-23 (Thurs – Sat) – Concord Days Booth & Dunk Tank, Main St, Concord. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, especially for Saturday.  This is our big fundraiser for year – please support this.

June 24 (Sun) – Dept of NH Meeting (11 AM) & Growl (2 PM) @ American Legion, 7

Perley St, Concord. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Dept Meeting.

June 30 (Sat) 4:00 PM – Bradford Independence Day Parade (float and possible color guard).

July 4 (Wed) 12 Noon – Andover Parade & Old Home Day (booth and color guard)

July 14 (Sat) – Pittsfield Old Home Day (parade and booth)

Aug 2 (Thurs) – Dillon Det Cookout at the Veterans Home in Tilton – Fundraiser for the

Veterans Home (No Aug meeting) – Cmdt will provide more info at the July meeting.

Aug 11 (Sat) – Poolee Family Picnic – Cmdt will provide more info at the July meeting.

Aug 18 (Sat) – Dunbarton Old Home Day

Sep 8 (Sat) 9 AM-5 PM & Sep 9 (Sun) 9 AM-2 PM, Concord Gun Show @ Everett Arena

Sep 27, 28, 29, 30 (Thurs – Sun) – Deerfield Fair

Additional Events:

– Poolee Family Picnic will be Aug 11th (Sat) – Big Event: ~120 Poolees and their parents.  Some Members volunteered to research locations and get back to the Cmdt ASAP.  Funding for this was previously approved.  Member participation will be essential for this to be a success – food, games, logistics, etc.

Recent Events – after action reports:

-May 12 & 19 – Set out flags in Concord & Bow: No report on Concord. Westover reported that the Bow’s went well. He supervised – flags were set out by local scouts and their parents

-May 20 – Breakfast Social at Appleseed restaurant in Bradford – good turnout, good time.

-May 28 – Concord Memorial Day Parade: many Members participated with the float pulled by Bill Kiernan; Color Guard Members: Michael Standafer, Michael Harnish, Cody Dumont, Steve Opett.

-May 28 – Bow Memorial Day Ceremony: went well – Firing Detail:  Michael Harnish, Cody Dumont, Mark Lindsley, and Reggie LaClair.

 

AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee – Status Report given by Lindsley: No change since last month. Next gun show is Sep 8-9. Cmdt would like a spaghetti dinner or something like it when the winning ticket drawing is done Nov 10th.  Cmdt is looking for ideas – any suggestions?

Unfinished Business

-Detachment Shirts: Cmdt’s shirt order came in. Shirts are available for $33 each.  Some were sold at the meeting, many still available for sale.

-Ride Sharing Offer: Adj Westover notified the membership via email prior to the past two meetings that rides are available for those that need them.  No requests received.

-Trailer / Float preparation – Status Report: Cmdt briefed that Steve Opett is upgrading the trailer to include storage within the trailer, lights, and possibly replace the tires.  Opett will submit for reimbursement of materials when completed.

-Replace the USMC and American Flags at the 2 monuments in Concord: previously discussed.

-Marines Fighting Hunger food drive: Cmdt restated his idea to collect food at different grocery stores to provide food to various food banks and soup kitchens.  This would be done for a few hours on a Sat or Sun afternoon. Cmdt asked members to provide suggestions for locations

New Business: None.

Good of the League

-Awards: Cmdt presented Chuck Houston with his MCL Membership pin.

-Next Month’s Meeting & Meal – 6/7/18: Donna Melanson offered to bring the meal and Liz Shaw will provide dessert.  Thanks was given to Reggie LaClair for the great lasagna meal and for donating all the money collected ($38) to the Detachment!

Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting July 5, 2018.  The meeting closed at 1950.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Houston for being the Acting Sgt at Arms and Lindsley for being the Acting Sr Vice; also thanks to Bob Selig for donating $10 of his 50/50 winnings to the Det.,  and a special thanks to Joe Shea’s daughter Cindy for the donation of Joe’s MCL related items to Detachment Members and to John G.W. Finck for bringing the items to the meeting.)

Minutes of May 3, 2018 Meeting

Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1850 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish.  15 Detachment Members were present.

Roll Call of Officers: Sr Vice Cmdt Standafer was absent.  All other officers were present.

Applications for Membership: None.

Minutes from Previous Meeting – 4/5/18 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership.  Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Kiernan, seconded by Bob Arata; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 

Correspondence:  Adj Westover briefed the various emails on events received from the Dept Cmdt and others.

Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed.  Adj/Paymaster Westover briefed the report.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by Judge Adv Reggie LaClair, duly seconded by Liz Shaw.  There was no discussion; motion passed.  Thanks was given to Jr Vice Mark Lindsley for all the time he put into raising money through the AR-15 raffle.

The following reimbursement requests were discussed:

-Cmdt Cody Dumont to be reimbursed for the Quad State Convention fee and room costs.  He will bring the receipts next meeting.

Sick and In Distress: Liz Shaw is working with a woman Marine, who has brain cancer, to get her assistance, but can’t find her DD 214.  Liz was given suggestions from the membership.

Report of Officers

– Quartermaster report: Bill Kiernan briefed that Dave Winters offered the use of his waterproof shed.  A tentative date of May 26th has been set to Detachments items brought to the Old Town Hall for inventory and storage.

– Quad State Convention & New England Conference: Westover briefed the conference information and the business that was conducted.

Report of Committees

Activity Committee:   Pending Activities:

  • Monthly Breakfast Social: Starting in May, Members and their friends and families are invited to meet for breakfast at the Appleseed restaurant in Bradford on the third Sunday of every month at 10:00 AM. This will be purely a social event to get to know each other more and build camaraderie. Next breakfast will be Sunday, May 20th.
  • Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area: Members that live outside Concord are to look for restaurants and report back to the Cmdt with info.

Upcoming Events:

– May 5 (Sat @ 12:00), WWII Marine Funeral at Miller Cemetery, Temple, NH – Cmdt Dumont and Bob Selig will attend.

-May 12, Sat, 8 AM – Set out flags at Concord’ Blossom Hill Cemetery.

– May 18 & 19 (Fri & Sat), Kiwanis Spring Fair – Members volunteered for time slots. Cmdt briefed the money raised and the names gathered at last year’s Fair.

– May 19 (Sat) Eagle Scout Award Presentation in Pittsfield – No volunteers to present it.

– May 19, Sat, 9 AM – Set out flags at Bow Cemeteries: Westover will attend, others welcome.

– May 20 (Sun) – Spring Fling – social event put on by Granite State Det: Open to all.

-May – Replace the USMC and American Flags at the two monuments in Concord (Across street from Abbot-Downing School on South St, and across the street from the VFW on Court St): Chuck Houston volunteered to take action.

-May 28, Mon, 8:30 AM Concord Memorial Day Parade (@ Storrs St) then Ceremony at the State House. Det to provide float in parade, and possibly a color guard.

-May 28, Mon, 3:30 PM –Bow Memorial Day Ceremony: Rifle Detail, Info table: Det will provide a Rifle Detail of 3 to 5 members.

-May 30, Wed, 11 AM – Memorial Day Ceremony at Boscawen Veterans’ Cemetery.  MCL is not in charge this year, but are welcome to attend.

–June or August – Poolee Picnic:  A date is still to be determined.

-June 21-23 (Thurs – Sat) – Concord Days / Dunk Tank (Main St, Concord).  Last year we raised ~$1,200, mostly from the dunk tank.  USMC recruiters may join us at the tent and possibly in the dunk tank as well.

-June 24 (Sun) – Department of NH Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) @ Concord American Legion.

-June 30 (Sat) – Bradford Independence Day Parade (float).

-July 4, Wed, Andover Parade.

-July 14, Sat, Newbury Old Home Day (parade).

-July 14, Sat, Pittsfield Old Home Day (parade and booth).

– Aug 2 (Thurs) Hold Det Meeting at the Veterans Home in Tilton – Cmdt briefed that there will be a car show and proposed a cookout to raise money for the Veterans Home.  He will also invite the Lakes Region Detachment.  This will be held in lieu of the August meeting.

-August 11, Sat – Loudon Old Home Day (parade & booth).

-August 18, Sat – Dunbarton Old Home Day

-Sep 8 (Sat) 9 AM-5 PM & Sep 9 (Sun) 9 AM-2 PM, Concord Gun Show @ Everett Arena

-September 27, 28, 29, 30 (Thurs – Sun) – Deerfield Fair

 

AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee – Status Report given by Lindsley: Around 170 tickets left; around $1,700 profit so far.

 

Unfinished Business

-Detachment Shirts: Cmdt offered to order a shirt for De Corse (small) and Houston (XXL), plus others for sale.  Motion made by Kiernan to purchase shirts (2 Med, 2 Large, 2 XL), duly seconded by Arata.  There was no discussion; motion passed unanimously.

-Ride Sharing Offer: Adj Westover will notify the membership prior to all future meetings that rides may be available for those that need them.

-Trailer / Float preparation – Status Report: Westover will clean up the trailer and transport it to Cmdt Dumont’s house to prepare it for upcoming events.

New Business: Marines Fighting Hunger food drive.  Cmdt briefed his idea to collect food at different stores to provide food to various food banks and soup kitchens.  There was some support for this endeavor, so the Cmdt asked members to provide suggestions for locations.

Good of the League

-Soda Fund: At the request of Westover, Chuck Houston agreed to take over purchasing the soft drinks for upcoming meetings.

-Liz Shaw thanked the Det for the flowers and those that attended her Mother’s wake.

-Next Month’s Meeting & Meal – 6/7/18: LaClair offered to bring the meal and Kiernan will provide dessert.  Thanks was given to Bill Kiernan for his outstanding chili and to Emily Roy for the amazing bread pudding.

Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting June 7, 2018.  The meeting closed at 1945.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Lindsley for being the Acting Sr Vice and the anonymous donor for the $100 donation to the Poolee Fund.)