Agenda for December 7, 2017

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

  • Opening Ceremony and Posting of Colors
  • Roll Call of Officers
  • Applications for Membership
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting – 11/2/17 Minutes
  • Correspondence
    1. Dept of NH Cmdt E-mails.
  • Paymaster Report
  • Sick and In Distress
  • Report of Officers
  • Report of Committees
    1. Activity Committee
      1. Scheduled and Pending Events
        • TBD – Poolee Function/Cookout
        • TBD – Uno’s Pizza Fund raising
      2. Other Events and Activities
        • TBD – Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area
        • Attend future Poolee Meetings, Thursdays at 5:00 PM at the Marine Recruiting Office, Loudon Rd, Concord
      3. AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee – Status Report
  • Unfinished Business
    1. Detachment Shirts (Undelivered shirts)
    2. Registration of trailer
    3. Toys for Tots collection/distribution
    4. Membership Roster
    5. Detachment Members Annual Dues Reminders
    6. Quad State Program Ad Design (1/2 page B&W)
  • New Business
    1. Installation of Detachment Officers
    2. Annual Audit of Paymaster’s records
  • Good of the League
    1. Awards
    2. Next Month’s Meal-1/4/18
  • Announcements
    1. Department of NH Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) – 1/14/18 @ American Legion, Concord
    2. Dec 16th – wreaths on veterans graves at Boscawen Cemetery from 10:30-12:00.
    3. 2018 Quad State Convention in Burlington, VT, April 20th-22nd, 2018
  • Closing Ceremony

Minutes of November 2, 2017 Meeting

Prior to the meeting, a traditional Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony was held – Cmdt Cody Dumont cut the cake, Bill Shaw was the oldest Marine and Mike Standafer was the youngest Marine present. Adjutant/Paymaster Bryan Westover read Gen Lejeune’s, the USMC Commandant’s and the MCL Commandant’s birthday messages.

  • Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1911 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish. 19 Detachment Members present and one prospect.
  • Roll Call of Officers: Jr Vice Steve Opett was excused. All other officers were present.
  • Applications for Membership: Member Bob Selig nominated his daughter, Emily Roy, as an Associate Member. After discussion and a unanimous vote by show of hands, Ms. Roy was accepted as an Associate Member.  Cmdt Dumont administered the oath of membership.
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting – 10/5/17 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership. Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Judge Advocate Liz Shaw, duly seconded by Reggie LaClair; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 
  • Correspondence:
    1. Dept of NH Cmdt E-mails: events from the emails are listed under Announcements on the Agenda.
    2. Info from 10/29/17 Dept of NH Meeting: Cmdt briefed A) New Transmittal Forms are to be used. B) Det to take action on the Membership List/Delinquent List. C) Fundraiser for the Dept of NH: Manchester marathon volunteers needed for November 12th. If we get 10 volunteers, the Dept receives $500. Volunteers to contact the Cmdt. D) The Dept has requested donations to their General Fund as their funds are running low and fundraising has not been successful. After a lengthy discussion of what the Dept expenses are and how funds are raised, LaClair made a motion to donate $200 to the Dept of NH General Fund, duly seconded by Chaplain Harnish. Further discussion consisted of the Detachment’s fund balance; motion passed by majority vote, with one Member opposed. E) To encourage participation in Dept events, Members will be given a raffle ticket at each event they participate in for a drawing of prizes at a later date.
  • Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed. Adj/Paymaster Westover briefed the report.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by Sgt/Arms Kiernan, duly seconded by Judge Adv Shaw; there was no discussion; motion passed
  • Sick and In Distress: Westover reported that Ray DeCorse is not getting around to well, but in good spirits. Liz Shaw’s mother has cancer and is currently in Concord Hospital.
  • Report of Officers: Westover reported on an Eagle Scout Ceremony on 10/28/17 in which he presented the award to a Scout who organized the cleaning of headstones and documented of all the graves at a Bow cemetery.
  • Report of Committees
    1. Activity Committee
      1. Scheduled and Pending Events: The below items were discussed:
        • TBD Poolee Function/Cookout: Cmdt invited Poolees and prospective Members for tonight’s Birthday ceremony and meeting. Unfortunately, none attended. Hopefully future events will be more successful.
        • TBD – Uno’s Pizza Fund raising: Not discussed.
      2. Other Events and Activities
        • TBD Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area. Not discussed.
        • Attend future Poolee Meetings, Thursdays at 5:00 PM, Marine Recruiting Office, Loudon Rd, Concord – Invitation is always open to us to attend.
      3. AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee – Status Report –Lindsey reported that ticket sales are slow right now – another $80 was collected. Drawing is not until November of 2018.
  • Unfinished Business
    1. Detachment Shirts (Undelivered shirts): Cmdt has been unable to reach the contact at the company to check on Bud Durling’s medium-sized shirt, which is already paid for but hasn’t received.
    2. Repair (welding) of trailer for the Iwo Jima float – Status Report: Sr Vice Standafer stated that expects to have the welding finished by next weekend. LaClair offered to donate lights, if needed.  An inspection will be required and Westover agreed to have it registered under his name, subject to reimbursement by the Detachment.
    3. Toys for Tots box distribution and flyers. Westover briefed drop off locations for collected toys and encourage members to participate as they are able.
    4. Membership Roster: Cmdt distributed a roster of “active” Members. Members asked to provide corrections. Some Members asked for complete roster of all Det Members.
    5. Detachment Members Annual Dues Reminders: Discussed earlier. Annual dues are $32 – all Members’ dues now expire every September.
    6. Dept of NH Scuttlebutt newsletter is now the Dept’s meeting agenda. Cmdt Dumont will forward future issues to all Det Members.
  • New Business
    1. Quad State Program Ad Design (1/2 page B&W): Cmdt and Westover will take for action.
    2. Detachment Rifle Inspections: Lindsley reported that all rifles have been inspected.
    3. Detachment Officer Elections and Appointments:

– the following nominations for elected positions were previously made: Cmdt-Cody Dumont; Sr Vice Cmdt-Michael Standafer; Jr Vice Cmdt- Mark Lindsley; (Judge Advocate-none);

– the following nominations for appointed positions were previously made Chaplain-Michael Harnish; Sgt-At-Arms-Bill Kiernan; Adjutant/Paymaster-Bryan Westover.

Reggie LaClair was nominated, and duly seconded, for Judge Advocate.

Due to no further nominations, and no contested positions, LaClair made the motion, seconded by Kiernan, for a single slate vote to elect: Cmdt-Cody Dumont; Sr Vice Cmdt-Michael Standafer; Jr Vice Cmdt-Mark Lindsley; Judge Advocate-Reggie LaClair; and appoint Chaplain-Michael Harnish; Sgt-At-Arms-Bill Kiernan; Adjutant/Paymaster-Bryan Westover. There was no further discussion; motion passed unanimously. Elected and Appointed Officers were encouraged to attend the Joint Installation next month.

  • Good of the League
    1. Awards: Cmdt Dumont issued the following awards:

-Distinguished Service Award-Bronze to Robert Selig, William Shaw, and John Finck as the “character” of the Det.

– Distinguished Service Award-Bronze to Mark Lindsley as a mentor and Past Cmdt

– Distinguished Service Award-Bronze and Community Service Ribbon to Bryan Westover for his work as Adjutant/paymaster and civic works.

– Personal Meritorious Commendation to Liz Shaw, Mike Standafer, and Reggie LaClair for participation in numerous events and assisting the Cmdt.

– Meritorious Service and Community Service Award to Donna Melanson and Carol McLaren for the numerous fairs, events, and community service.

– Detachment Marine of the Year Medal to Mike Harnish for his role as Chaplain, commitment to assisting Members, the Cmdt, and his community, plus his participation in numerous events.

– Elected and Appointed Officers were also presented the appropriate medal.

– Cmdt Dumont was presented with his Life Membership Gold Card.

  1. Next Month’s Meal-12/7/17: Donna Melanson, Carol McLaren, and Linda Banfill will bring the meal and dessert.  Kiernan was thanked for a great Birthday meal of SOS and Westover’s wife was thanked for the Birthday cake.
  • Announcements
    • Department of NH Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) – Date to be determined.
    • Nov 4 – Birthday Ball – Seacoast ball – American Legion, Rochester
    • Nov 10th – 0745 @ State House for Flag Raising, Concord
    • Nov 10th – 1100 Marine Brigade Luncheon, Executive Court Banquet Center, 1199 S. Mammoth Rd, Manchester NH
    • Nov 10th – 1100 Veterans Day Ceremony at the NH Veterans Home in Tilton
    • Nov 11th – Veterans Day Proclamation at the State House?– no known details.
    • Nov 11th – Veterans Day – Lay wreaths at various Concord locations?– no known details.
    • Nov 11th – 1100 Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans’ Cemetery Boscawen
    • Nov 18th (Saturday before Thanksgiving) – (0830 Line up, parade at 0930) Concord Holiday Parade, Float, and possible Color Guard if enough volunteer. Meet at DOT on Hazen Drive.
    • Dec 3rd – 1100 Joint Installation, Puritan Conference Center – 245 Hooksett Rd, Manchester NH – ALL Members are invited to attend.
    • 2018 Quad State Convention in Burlington, VT, April 20th-22nd, 2018

Additional Items:

-USMC Band performance at Concord High School was a great event.

-After some persuasion to provide the receipts and not to pay for items out of his own pocket,  LaClair made a motion to reimburse Cmdt Dumont $280.94 for expenses for all the awards, medals, ribbons, certificates, etc., that were presented this evening, duly seconded by Lindsley. There was no further discussion; motion passed unanimously.

  • Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting December 7, 2017. The meeting closed at 2022.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Warren Hastings for donating the 50/50 winnings totaling $52.)

Minutes of October 5, 2017 Meeting

 

  • Opening Ceremony: Acting Sgt/Arms Mark Lindsley opened the meeting at 1857 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish. 13 Detachment Members present.
  • Roll Call of Officers: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan was excused and Jr Vice Steve Opett was absent. All other officers were present.
  • Applications for Membership: No new Membership applications at this time, but we did receive a request for transfer to our Detachment – Regular Member Milton Pettengill from the Ash-Risley Det # 761.
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting -9/7/17 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership. Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Lindsley, duly seconded by Bob Selig; there were two corrections made; motion passed unanimously to accept the minutes as edited. 
  • Correspondence:
    1. Dept of NH Cmdt E-mails: discussed A) 990 Forms to be completed and accepted copy sent to Dept NH Paymaster. B) Annual Life Membership Audits need to be completed and forwarded to Dept NH Paymaster. C) Upcoming events for October and November.
    2. Info from 9/24/17 Dept of NH Meeting: Cmdt briefed that National will no longer send annual dues reminders to Members, it will be up to the Detachments. Dues have been recommended to be paid first by the Det and collected later from the Members. Cmdt will draft a letter for dues reminders.
  • Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed. Adj/Paymaster Bryan Westover briefed the report.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by Lindsley, duly seconded by Bob Selig; brief discussion on going over budget on AR-15 Raffle fundraiser expenses but have made a profit of over $500 so far; motion passed Motion made to expend funds to the AR-15 Raffle fundraiser by paying for future gun show table and entrance fees by Selig, duly seconded by Lindsley. There was no further discussion; motion passed unanimously
  • Sick and In Distress: Westover reported that Joe Shea is still getting treatments and had hoped to make it to tonight’s meeting. No others reported.
  • Report of Officers:
  1. a) Installation of Jr Vice Cmdt – Not discussed.
  2. b) Recent events:                                                                                                                                     i) Sept 9 & 10 – Everett Arena Gun Show, AR-15 Rifle Raffle Ticket sales and recruiting: Event went well, met Marines, and sold a good amount of raffle tickets.                                               ii) Sept 10 – Marine Monument for Cadets, 2017 Youth Training Day: Kudos were given to Bob Selig and Bill Shaw for manning the monument and answering questions.                      iii) Sept 10 – Rifle Detail for the 100 Nights of Remembrance: Cody Dumont and Reggie LaClair participated in the rifle detail.
  • Report of Committees
    1. Activity Committee
      1. Scheduled and Pending Events: The below items were discussed:
        1. TBD Poolee Function/Cookout: Cmdt to try to get Poolees and prospective Members here for our November meeting and Birthday Ceremony.
        2. TBD – Uno’s Pizza Fund raising: Not discussed.
      2. Other Events and Activities
        • TBD Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area. Not discussed.
        • Attend future Poolee Meetings, Thursdays at 5:00 PM, Marine Recruiting Office, Loudon Rd, Concord – Invitation is always open to us to attend.
      3. AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee – Status Report –Lindsley reported that the raffle is going good, and has collected another $80 in ticket sales since the Concord Gun Show.
      4. Detachment Marine of the Year (MOY) Committee to be created and meet – Choose Detachment MOY & a Department MOY nominee: Board of Trustees will meet immediately following tonight’s meeting.
  • Unfinished Business
  • Detachment Shirts: Costs are: S-XL $31.50, XXL $33.75, 3X-4X $36.25. Cmdt to check on Bud Durling’s medium-sized shirt, already paid for but hasn’t received.
  • Repair (welding) of trailer for the Iwo Jima float – Status Report: Opett to solicit businesses to donate steel for the repairs, however Sr Vice Standafer stated that he has enough steel to do the job. Standafer, Opett and Dumont will coordinate to get the trailer repaired before the November parade in Concord.
  • New Business
    1. Proposed Detachment Bylaw changes received by the Board of Trustees: None.
    2. Detachment Rifle Inspections: Tabled to November’s meeting for the 3 rifles to be inspected.
    3. Detachment Officer Nominations:the following nominations were made: Cmdt-Cody Dumont; Sr Vice Cmdt-Michael Standafer; Jr Vice Cmdt- Mark Lindsley; Judge Advocate-no nominations received; Chaplain-Michael Harnish; Sgt-At-Arms-Bill Kiernan; Adjutant/ Paymaster-Bryan Westover.
    4. Quad State Program Ad: discussed the 2018 Quad State in VT ad for program to help defray the costs; past ads; and Dept ad; ad format and costs. Upon completion of the discussion, Standafer made a motion for the Det to have a half-page black and white ad, cost of $75, duly seconded by Judge Advocate Liz Shaw. There was no further discussion; motion passed Ideas for ad design to be discussed at next month’s meeting.
  • Good of the League
    1. Next Month’s Meal-11/2: USMC Birthday Meal by Bill Kiernan & Bryan Westover will bring the Birthday cake. Cmdt and Chaplain will work together to invite Marines from local VFWs.  Standafer was thanked for providing a wonderful Mexican dinner.
    2. Donna Melanson briefed a letter from Operation Care For Troops (formerly Moore-Mart). Holiday stocking event will be 15-18 November. Adj to email details to Members.
    3. Members requested that we distribute a roster of Members and contact info.
  • Announcements
    1. Department of NH Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) – October 29, 2017 @ American Legion, Concord.
    2. Toys for Tots will start distributing boxes from Oct 17 through Nov 4: Cmdt would like boxes in Towns outside the Concord area in schools, etc – toy events and flyers home to get the Marine Corps League name out in the public. Members to email Cmdt Dumont with names of schools, churches, etc.
    3. Birthday Ball(s) – Seacoast ball – Nov 4 American Legion; others…
    4. Nov 10th – 0730 @ State House for Flag Raising.
    5. Nov 10th – 1130 Marine Brigade Luncheon in Bedford/Manchester area.
    6. Nov 11th – Veterans Day Proclamation at the State House.
    7. Nov 11th – Veterans Day – Lay wreaths at various Concord locations.
    8. Nov 11th – Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans’ Cemetery Boscawen.
    9. Saturday before Thanksgiving – Concord Holiday Parade (Nov 18th)
    10. Dec 3rd – Joint Installation
    11. 2018 Quad State Convention in Burlington, VT, April 20th-22nd, 2018
  • Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting November 2, 2017. The meeting closed at 1946.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Mark Lindsley for filling in as Sgt/Arms and to me (J ) for donating 50/50 winnings totaling $26.)

Minutes of September 7, 2017 Meeting

  • Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1835 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish. There were 14 Detachment Members present.
  • Roll Call of Officers: Jr Vice Steve Opett was absent. All other officers were present.
  • Applications for Membership: None at this time.
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting -8/3/17 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership. Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Judge Advocate Liz Shaw, duly seconded by Kiernan; there was a correction made; motion passed unanimously to accept the minutes as edited. 
  • Correspondence:
    1. Dept of NH Cmdt E-mails: discussed A) Sep 10th 100 Nights of Remembrance, Boscawen Cemetery: Cmdt Dumont, Sr Vice Mike Standafer and Reggie LaClair volunteered for rifle detail. B) Sept 28th Stand Down for Homeless Veterans, Nashua C) Sept 16th Manchester VA Medical Center Car Show. D) Oct 5th – 8th Vietnam Moving Wall at the UNH campus.
    2. Thank you letter from Frank Diekmann re: our Dreams for Marines donation.
    3. Request for new Marine Corps flag for across the street from Concord VFW: Donna Melanson volunteered to place American flags and USMC flags at the monuments across from the VFW and across from the Abbot-Downing School. Linda Banfill will donate the USMC flags and Bryan Westover will donate the American flags.
  • Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed. Adj/Paymaster Bryan Westover briefed the report.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by Kiernan, duly seconded by Bob Selig; no discussion; motion passed Cmdt Dumont announced that he received another anonymous donation of $100 for future Poolee functions.
  • Sick and In Distress:
  1. a) Marines in Houston – National MCL Disaster Relief fund: after much discussion there was a motion made to donate $200 to the Disaster Relief Fund by Kiernan, duly seconded by LaClair; no further discussion; motion passed by majority vote.
  2. b) Cmdt Dumont has a family friend he is sending supplies, their home and total loss at this point from the recent hurricane and is personally sending them requested items.
  3. c) Westover reported on Joe Shea’s and Jack Hachez’s current status – the Det wishes them both well.
  • Report of Officers:
  • a) Installation of Jr Vice Cmdt – Tabled.
  • b) Recent events:
  • i) August 12, Sat – Loudon Old Home Day Parade: Color Guard Members: Dumont, LaClair, Mike Harnish, Westover – special appreciation for Reggie LaClair for participating while injured – Color Guard was awarded a Trophy and the Cmdt will present it to LaClair for his grit and dedication. Bill and Mrs. Kiernan prepared and drove the Iwo Jima float.  Thanks also to all that manned the tent at the Old Home Days event.
  • ii) August 19, Sat – Poolee Family Event – Elm Brook Park: Unfortunately due to mis-scheduling by the Recruiting office, there was a low turnout of Poolees. Only two prospective members attended. However, there was lots of fun and food for Members and their families that attended.  Leftover food that could be saved (meats, buns, drinks, etc.) will be saved for future Poolee functions.
  • Report of Committees
    1. Activity Committee
      1. Scheduled and Pending Events: The below items were discussed:
        • Sept 9 & 10 – Everett Arena Gun Show, Loudon Rd, Concord. Volunteers needed for our table for AR-15 Rifle Raffle and recruiting: Sep 9th – Lindsley, Dumont, LaClair volunteered. Sep 10th – Lindsley, Dumont, Westover volunteered; All others welcomed. Motion made to reimburse any Member volunteering for the entrance fee, should they be charged by Lindsley, duly seconded by LaClair; no discussion; motion passed unanimously
        • Sept 10 – Marine Monument for Cadets
          • Marine(s) to man the U S Marine Corps Monument at the NHSVC from 2:00 to 4:00 on Sunday the 10th of September, as part of our 2017 Youth Training Day: Bob Selig and Bill Shaw volunteered
          • Rifle Detail on Sept 10: (discussed above)
        • (TBD) Poolee Function/Cookout – Cmdt stated that our plan is to support future big events.
        • TBD – Uno’s Pizza Fund raising. Not discussed.
      2. Other Events and Activities
        • Recruiting Dinner at locations TBD, outside Concord area. Not discussed.
        • Attend future Poolee Meetings, Thursdays at 5:00 PM, Marine Recruiting Office, Loudon Rd, Concord – Invitation is always open to us to attend.
      3. AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee – Status Report –Lindsley reported that approximately 47 of the 500 tickets have been sold so far; rules of raffle flyer is given to each ticket purchaser. Motion made to reimburse Cmdt Dumont for the $25 cost of printing of the rules flyers by Lindsley, duly seconded by LaClair; no discussion; motion passed
  • Unfinished Business
  • Detachment Shirts: Costs are: S-XL $31.50, XXL $33.75, 3X-4X $36.25. Standafer paid for his shirt and gave a little extra to the Detachment.
  • Repair (welding) of trailer for the Iwo Jima float – Status Report: Opett to solicit businesses to donate steel for the repairs. Opett and Standafer will work on repairs together.  Liz Shaw offered her husband’s assistance, if needed.
  • New Business
    1. Any proposed Detachment Bylaw changes to be submitted in writing to Board of Trustees prior to the October meeting. Adj/Paymaster to email current Bylaws to all Members for their review.
    2. 2019 Quad State Convention Location Proposal and Selection Committee: One-time committee meeting to be held at 1000, Sep 24th just prior to the Dept NH meeting.  Committee Members requested – contact Det or Dept Cmdt if interested.
  • Good of the League
    1. Mike Standafer to make next month’s (October 5th) meal and Lindsley to bring dessert. Members thanked Reggie LaClair and his wife for a wonderful lasagna meal.
    2. Linda Banfill made and purchased gifts for 2 Marines that recently graduated boot camp. Chaplain will bless them and the Detachment thanked her for her generosity.
    3. Cmdt Dumont was awarded his Life Member Pin.
  • Announcements
    1. 100 Nights of Remembrance – September 10, 2017 (Sunday) Ceremony at 6 PM
    2. Department of NH Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) – September 24, 2017 @ American Legion, Concord
    3. Bill Shaw stated his displeasure with National MCL’s recent procedural change on dues and their lack of responding to his letter. He further announced that he has to ill feelings with our Detachment, but he will resign from the MCL Sept 30th.
    4. Harnish announced that the Marine Corps Band will be in Concord on Friday, October 13th. Information and free tickets can be found online here: http://www.marineband.marines.mil/Calendar/ModuleID/41016/ItemID/4545/mctl/EventDetails/
  • Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting November 2, 2017. The meeting closed at 1920.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Big thanks to Reggie for donating the $46 collected for the meal and George Noel for the 50/50 totaling $24.)

Minutes of August 3, 2017 Meeting

  • Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1858 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish. There were 13 Detachment Members present.
  • Roll Call of Officers: Jr Vice Steve Opett was excused and Sr. Vice Mike Standafer was absent. All other officers were present.
  • Applications for Membership: None at this time.
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting -7/6/17 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership. Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Kiernan, duly seconded by Bob Selig; there was a correction made; motion passed unanimously to accept the minutes as edited. 
  • Correspondence:
    1. Email from Dept of NH 8/1/17 Memo: discussed A) National will no longer send dues notices, B) Dept NH bylaw change proposed for fundraising outside area of responsibility, C) Ash-Risley Det to disband, D) 2018 Quad State Convention in Burlington, VT.
    2. b) Dreams for Marines Golf Tournament fundraiser: After a lengthy discussion and confirmation of a sign showing our sponsorship of a hole, motion made $250 by Judge Advocate Liz Shaw, duly seconded by Mark Lindsley; there was no discussion; motion passed .
  • Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed. Adj/Paymaster Bryan Westover briefed the report.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by Reggie LaClair, duly seconded by Kiernan; Discussion consisted of Poolee funds and researching a form to provide benefactors for their “tax deductible” donations; motion passed
  • Sick and In Distress: Joe Shea recovering from surgery – Chaplain to send get well card.
  • Report of Officers:
  1. a) Installation of Jr Vice Cmdt – Tabled.
  2. b) Recent events:

i) July 8, Sat – Newbury Old Home Day (booth): Cmdt Dumont met more Marines and added names to the recruiting list. Bob Selig to research a group called the “Kearsarge Marines” from that area.

ii) July 22, Sat – Pittsfield Old Home Day (parade and booth): Bill Kiernan and his wife towed the float; there was no color guard; Lindsley, Harnish & Cmdt Dumont manned the booth = sold a couple of raffle tickets and a pin; no Marine contacts made.

  • Report of Committees
    1. Activity Committee
      1. Scheduled and Pending Events: The below items were discussed:
        • August 12, Sat – Loudon Old Home Day (parade @ 10AM & booth): Kiernan to (potentially) tow the float; color guard to be LaClair, Harnish, Westover & Dumon.  Opening Ceremonies at 11:00 AM. Others asked to man the booth.
        • August 19, Sat @ 10AM – Poolee Family Event – Elm Brook Park (Site #4) – All Hands On Deck, this is our big event for the year – Poolees/Recruiting/Fun/ Families! Expect ~50 Poolees and families plus others from the 120 flyers handed out. Prep work Friday at Cmdt’s house; Westover to coordinate games/activities but needs help from Det Members; Cmdt will man the grill.
        • August 26, Sat – Sunapee Cruise – Fun event for Members. Event may be cancelled – Cmdt will confirm next week.
        • Sept 9 (Sat)– Kiwanis Club Car Show @ NHTI, Concord: May not have booth.
        • OR Sept 9 – Danbury Old Home Day – No word back from them; Detachment Members opted not to participate.
        • Sept 9 & 10 (Sat & Sun) – Everett Arena Gun Show – Lindsley reserved tble to sell raffle tickets, volunteers needed – MCL uniform preferred or MCL polo shirt and khakis.
        • Sept 28 – Oct 1 (Thurs-Sun) Deerfield Fair – Cmdt can do all days except Oct 1st; Westover will cover Oct 1st: No word back yet from fair.
        • TBD – Uno’s Pizza Fund raising: Tabled.
  1. Other Events and Activities
  • Bowling – Boutwell’s Bowling Center, Concord – Tabled.
  • Recruiting Dinner at locations TBD, outside Concord area. Cmdt asked for recommendations/suggestions for the winter.
  • Attend future Poolee Meetings, Thursdays at 5:00 PM, Marine Recruiting Office, Loudon Rd, Concord – Invitation is always open to us to attend.
  1. AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee’s Status Report –Lindsley reported that the 500 tickets cost $85, gun show table is $75; $212 needed for additional parts; ticket costs are 1 for $10 or 3 for $20; he’ll keep 440 on hand for change; $230 in ticket sales so far.
  • Unfinished Business

Detachment Shirts: were paid for by the Det. Members to reimburse Det for the shirts they ordered. Costs are: S-XL $31.50, XXL $33.75, 3X-4X $36.25. Not discussed.

Color Guard Training – TBD.

Repair of trailer for float: Standafer and Opett to work on repairs/welding.

  • New Business  None discussed.
  • Good of the League

Carol Delbridge-McLaren took this opportunity to thank everyone for the flowers while she was in the hospital

  1. Awards/Presentations: None, but thanks were given to Carol and Donna Melanson for making dinner and to Kiernan for dessert.
  2. Reggie LaClair to make next month’s (Sep 7th) meal, and Liz Shaw to bring dessert.
  • Announcements
    1. Department Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) – September 24, 2017 @ American Legion, Concord: Cmdt encouraged Members to attend and to vote on the bylaw change for fundraising procedures.
    2. August 7th is Purple Heart Day.
    3. October 5th – 8th the Vietnam Moving Wall will be at the UNH campus courtesy of the VFW.
  • Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting August 3, 2017. The meeting closed at 2038.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you Mark Lindsley for filling in as Acting Sr Vice Cmdt. Big thanks to Carol and Donna for donating the $42 collected for the meal.)

Minutes of July 6, 2017 Meeting

  • Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1855 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish. There were 15 Detachment Members present.  The Dept of NH Cmdt Cherie Monnell and Miss NH Brianna Hayward were present as well.
  • Roll Call of Officers: Jr Vice Steve Opett was excused. All other officers were present.
  • Applications for Membership: 15 names have been collected from past events and have been invited to our August picnic.
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting – 6/1/17 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership. Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Kiernan, duly seconded by Reggie LaClair; there was no discussion; motion passed
  • Correspondence: 1) Email from Dept of NH soliciting NH locations for the 2019 Quad State Convention.  2) Korean War Vet Ceremony on July 28th at the NH Vet Cemetery.
  • Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed. Adj/Paymaster Bryan Westover briefed the report.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by Kiernan, duly seconded by Judge Advocate Liz Shaw; Discussion consisted of having one Member control the cash box at events and another $100 anonymous donation made for the Poolee Function; motion passed
  • Sick and In Distress: Bud Durling’s sister passed away – Det offered flowers and our prayers.
  • Report of Officers:

a) Installation of Jr Vice Cmdt – Tabled.

b) Recent events:

i) Fred Osgood’s funeral – Participated: Firing Detail Members: Mark Lindsley, Bud Durling, Reggie LaClair, Michael Harnish. Taps: Joseph Shea

ii) Louis Faucher funeral, Boscawen 6/19/17 – Participated: Firing Detail Members: Mark Lindsley, Bud Durling, Reggie LaClair, Cody Dumont

iii)        Carl Wyss, Jr. funeral, Boscawen 6/19/17 – Who participated Firing Detail Members: Mark Lindsley, Bud Durling, Reggie LaClair, Cody Dumont

iv) Concord Market Days – Overall profit $500, they would like us to come back next year for all 3 days [would need more volunteers, especially in the tank].

(1)       Dunk Tank – Dumont and Westover were thanked for their time getting dunked.  Costs for rental were recovered and was well attended by the crowd.

(2)       T-Shirt sales – went well, no risk, made profit.

(3)       Pin Sales – some sales, a couple were given to kids that went 3 for 3 at the dunk tank.

v) July 4th Andover Parade – Participated: Color Guard Members: Steve Opett, Michael Harnish, Cody Dumont, Michael Standafer. Jr Vice Cmdt Opett was commended for saving the day with truck for the float and last minute Color Guard member. Motion made to send in the $35 tent/space fee by Bob Selig, duly seconded by Reggie LaClair; there was no discussion; motion passed

  • Report of Committees
    1. Activity Committee
      1. Scheduled and Pending Events: The below items were discussed:
        • July 8, Sat – Newbury Old Home Day (booth). Set up at 8AM, Event from 10-3.
        • July 22, Sat – Pittsfield Old Home Day (parade and booth). Cmdt will send email on event details.
        • August 12, Sat – Loudon Old Home Day (parade @ 10AM & booth)
        • August 19, Sat – Poolee Family Event – Elm Brook Park (Site #4) ***All Hands On Deck*** This is our big event for the year – Poolees/Recruiting/Fun/Families!
        • August 26, Sat – Sunapee Cruise – Fun event for Members. Payment due at August meeting. Let Cmdt or Adj Westover know if interested.
        • Sept 1-4 – Hopkinton Fair – discussed in depth and decided not to do it.
        • Sept 9 (Sat)– Kiwanis Club Car Show @ NHTI, Concord (free booth)
        • OR Sept 9 – Danbury Old Home Day – Tabled for more info.
        • Sept 28 – Oct 1 (Thurs-Sun) Deerfield Fair – Cmdt can do all days except Oct 1st; Westover will cover Oct 1st. Discussed dunk tank option – too cold, not enough volunteers.  Motion made to have a tent space (but no dunk tank) for 4 days at a cost of approximately $350 by Kiernan, seconded by LaClair; there was no further discussion; motion passed
        • TBD – Uno’s Pizza Fund raising: not discussed.
      2. Other Events and Activities
        • Bowling – Boutwell’s Bowling Center, Concord – a fall date to be determined.
        • Recruiting Dinner at locations TBD, outside Concord area. Cmdt will search.
        • Attend future Poolee Meetings, Thursdays at 5:00 PM, Marine Recruiting Office, Loudon Rd, Concord – All are welcome to attend and share your knowledge. New Recruiter in Sep – will contact us with next poolee event.
      3. M-1 Fundraiser Committee’s Status Report – AR-15A2 rifle to be raffled off instead. Lindsley reported that the upper receiver is built, lower pending; will check with different printer for tickets; all set for sales at Concord Gun Show and Shriners.
  • Unfinished Business

Detachment Shirts: were paid for by the Det. Members to reimburse Det for the shirts they ordered. Costs are: S-XL $31.50, XXL $33.75, 3X-4X $36.25. Two shirts were handed out.  Need to pay the vendor for three shirts.

Fundraiser items to sell at events – U.S. Flag lapel pins. Cmdt paid for pins out of pocket at about $150. Would like to use the reimbursement towards his Life Membership dues of $400 along with a ~$300 check that the Dept of NH is reimbursing him for Memorial Day expenses. The detachment will profit by ~$50 – Discussed and agreed upon by the membership.

Color Guard Training – Will try to have one practice prior to July 22nd

Sam’s Club Car Show Fund Raising – Cmdt Dumont was asked to provide additional details. Too late for this year, but would like to do one next year.

  • New Business

Granite State Detachment has purchased a table to participate in a gun and knife show at Becktash Shriners in Concord on August 26, 2017. They want to keep their reservation, though they didn’t ask our permission and then follow the National Bylaws from then on. After a lengthy discussion, and assurance from the Dept Cmdt that this issue will be addressed in a Dept Bylaw change, Sr Vice Cmdt Standafer made a motion to allow it this one time, but have to ask in the future.  The motion was seconded by Mark Lindsley; there was no further discussion; Cmdt called for a show of hands vote: 11 in favor, 2 opposed, 2 did not vote – motion passed.

Bow Rotary is applying for a grant to make Old Town Hall handicap accessible (entry way and bathroom). They’re asking for a letter of support and labor. Adj Westover explained the request.  Motion made to provide a letter of support and offer labor of those interested by Kiernan, seconded by Standafer; there was no discussion; motion passed

NH Gold Star Families Monument, State Veterans Cemetery donation request. The email regarding donations towards their ~$50,000 monument was read and discussed.  Motion made to donate $250 to the NH Gold Star Families Monument by Lindsley, seconded by Standafer; discussion by some that the amount was too much;  Lindsley and Standafer amended their motion to $100, motion failed.  After more discussion and debate, Standafer made a motion to donate $250 to the NH Gold Star Families Monument, seconded by LaClair; there was no further discussion; motion passed.

Reimbursement of Chaplain’s expenses of $102.68 for various cards, postage, and Concord Market Days expenses. Lindsley made a motion to reimburse Chaplain Harnish $102.68, seconded by Joe Shea; there was no discussion; motion passed.

Cmdt briefed that George Noel will no longer be able to provide his trailer for the Iwo Jima float. Cmdt Dumont purchased a used trailer out of pocket and will donate it to the detachment, but it needs repairs.  He was given a quote of $700.  Members present would prefer to repair it “in house” as there a Members with welding experience or married to a master welder.  Tabled to next meeting.

Reimbursement of Liz Shaw’s Concord Market Days expenses of $14.98. Standafer made a motion to reimburse Liz Shaw $15, seconded by Bill Shaw; there was no discussion; motion passed

  • Good of the League
    1. Awards/Presentations: None, but thanks for Kiernan for the meal and Donna Melanson for dessert.
    2. Carol Delbridge to make next month’s (Aug 3rd) meal, and Kiernan to bring dessert.
  • Announcements
    1. Department Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) – September 24, 2017 @ American Legion, Concord
  • Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting August 3, 2017. The meeting closed at 2038.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Bill Kiernan for donating $22 of the funds collected for the meal. Thanks to Reggie LaClair, who won the 50/50 and donating his winnings, making the Detachment’s donation a total of $22.)

Minutes of June 1, 2017 Meeting

  • Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1847 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish. There were 11 Detachment Members present.
  • Roll Call of Officers: Sr Vice Mike Standafer, Jr Vice Steve Opett, and Judge Advocate Liz Shaw were excused. All other officers were present.
  • Applications for Membership: None at this time. Cmdt Dumont called the 6-7 names we got at the Kiwanis Fair.  He will call them again before the Concord Market Days.
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting – 5/4/17 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership. Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Kiernan, duly seconded by Ray DeCorse; there was no discussion; motion passed
  • Correspondence:
  • Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed by the membership. Adj/Paymaster Bryan Westover briefed the report.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by DeCorse, duly seconded by Je Shea; no discussion; motion passed
  • Sick and In Distress: Carol McLaren is recovering from surgery and appreciated the flowers the Cmdt sent her. Liz Shaw is under the weather.
  • Report of Officers:
  1. a) Installation of Jr Vice Cmdt – Tabled.
  2. b) Recent events:
  3. i) Kiwanis Fair – Many Det Members helped-thanks to all; collected $75 in donations; and 6-8 names of potential Members. Unfortunately the fair had a low turnout.
  4. ii) Flags at Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord – Mark Lindsley represented the Det. Shea replaced the 2 Marine Corps flags at monuments in Concord. (USMC Flags reimbursement pending).

iii)        Flags at Bow Cemeteries – Westover worked with Bow Boy Scouts; went well.

  1. iv) Concord Memorial Day Parade – Color Guard (Standafer, Harnish, Dumont, & Westover); Float – Noel; Decorated Truck – Kiernan.
  2. v) Bow Memorial Day Ceremony – Rain moved event indoors. Firing Detail was ready but not used.
  3. vi) Memorial Day Ceremony at Boscawen Veterans Cemetery – Firing Detail (Lindsley, Shea, Dumont, Harnish); other Members helped or were present.
  • Report of Committees
    1. Activity Committee
      1. Scheduled and Pending Events: The below items were discussed:
        • June 17 – Fred Osgood’s funeral, East Cemetery, Concord at 11:00 AM. His son has requested a firing detail. Lindsley, Shea, Harnish volunteered, Kiernan possible.
        • June 22 – 24 – Concord Market Days, downtown Concord. Booth/tent for all 3 days. Dunk tank on Saturday only.  Shirt and lapel pins for sale and recruiting event. Members asked to help with this event.
        • July 4 – Andover Parade – float, color guard, Cmdt offered his T-Bird to ride in and asked for volunteers. More info in a future email.
        • July 8 – Newbury Old Home Day (Color Guard for parade)
        • July 22 – Pittsfield Old Home Day (Color Guard for parade and booth)
        • August 12 – Loudon Old Home Day (Color Guard for parade & booth)
        • August 19 – Poolee Family Event – Elm Brook Park (Site #4) – Motion made to reimburse Westover $40 for site reservation fee by DeCorse, seconded by ReggieL LaClair; there was no discussion; motion passed There is $350 in funds available for food.  Flyers advertising the event to be distributed to VFWs and American Legions in the area, as well as Recruiters and Poolees.
        • August 26 – Sunapee Cruise – Fun night with Leaguers and Car Club. $37 per person. Payment to Cmdt by the August meeting
        • Sept 1-4 – Hopkinton Fair – Tentative; Pending outcome of Concord Market Days fundraising – estimated cost is $525.00
        • Sept 9 – Kiwanis Club Car Show @ NHTI, Concord (booth) OR
        • OR Sept 9 – Danbury Old Home Day
        • Sept 28 – Oct 1- Deerfield Fair – Cmdt is coordinating with other Detachment to split the time.  Cmdt can do all days except Oct 1st; Westover will cover Oct 1st.  Cmdt will check for any costs.
        • TBD – Uno’s Pizza Fundraiser. Cmdt will fill out application.
      2. Other Events and Activities
        • Bowling – Boutwell’s Bowling Center, Concord – a fall date to be determined.
        • Recruiting Dinner at locations TBD, outside Concord area.
        • Attend future Poolee Meetings, Thursdays at 5:00 PM, Marine Recruiting Office, Loudon Rd, Concord – All are welcome to attend and share your knowledge.
      3. M-1 Fundraiser Committee’s Status Report – AR-15A2 rifle to be raffled off instead. Lindsley will donate a $150 receiver and trigger group. Will need $250 for remainder of parts.  He will secure a spot at the September gun show.
  • Unfinished Business
    1. Detachment Shirts: were paid for by the Det. Members to reimburse Det for the shirts they ordered. Costs are: S-XL $31.50, XXL $33.75, 3X-4X $36.25. Additional shirts were ordered by Members.
    2. Fundraiser items to sell at events – U.S. Flag lapel pins. Discussed earlier.
    3. Color Guard Training – practice dates to be discussed after the meeting.
  • New Business
    1. Car Show Fund Raising – Cmdt Dumont briefed an opportunity to host a car show and explained how to do it and how profits are made. Motion made to have more details and discuss at next meeting by Kiernan, seconded by Lindsley; there was no further discussion; motion passed.
  • Good of the League
    1. Awards/Presentations: LeClair was presented his Membership Pin.
    2. Kiernan to make next month’s (July 6th) meal, and Donna Melanson to bring dessert.
  • Announcements
    1. Department Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) – June 11, 2017 @ Am Legion, Concord
  • Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting July 6, 2017. The meeting closed at 1947.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Cody Dumont for donating $30 of the funds collected for the meal. Thanks to Bill Kiernan, who won the 50/50 and donating his winnings, making the Detachment’s donation a total of $20; and toMark Lindsley for filling in as the Sr Vice.)

Minutes of May 4, 2017 Meeting

1) Opening Ceremony: Acting Sgt/Arms Mark Lindsley opened the meeting at 1902 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish. There were 10 Detachment Members present.
2) Roll Call of Officers: Sr Vice Mike Standafer absent; Jr Vice Steve Opett and Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan were excused. All other officers were present.
3) Applications for Membership: None at this time.
4) Minutes from Previous Meeting – 4/6/17 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership. Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Lindsley, duly seconded by Chaplain George Noel; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously.
5) Correspondence: Notice of a Free Veterans’ Benefit Seminar: Sat May 13th 0800-1200 Am Legion Manchester and we received $200 donation from Glen & Mary Dillon, parents of Gary, now in Ohio (there was no note enclosed).
6) Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed by the membership. Adj/Paymaster Bryan Westover briefed the report. Motion made to accept the report as presented by Judge Advocate Liz Shaw, duly seconded by Bob Selig; no discussion; motion passed unanimously.
7) Sick and In Distress: Steve Opett’s mother is very ill – Steve is spending time with her in NY. Ray DeCorse is still recovering from surgery.
8) Report of Officers:
a) Installation of Jr Vice Cmdt – Tabled.
b) Quad State Convention and Northeast Conference Report
i) 2017 Quad State Streamer awarded and added to our Det Colors; Det Financial Audit Committees; Recommended that an Eagle Scout Rep for each Det to contact all Troops with our area of operation; present American Flag Certificates to businesses; 2018 Quad in VT at Burke Mtn ski area.
ii) Reimbursement of Cmdt’s Room charges ($73.45) and Registration Fee ($25):
Motion to reimburse Cmdt Dumont $98.45 was made by Joe Shea and seconded by Selig; no discussion; motion passed unanimously.
9) Report of Committees
a) Activity Committee
i) Scheduled and Pending Events: The below items were discussed:
(1) May 18 – 21 – Kiwanis Fair, Everett Arena, Concord – We have a spot reserved for recruiting/information only, no sales. Cmdt will be there 19, 20 & 21; Liz Shaw will take the 18th. Other members are encouraged to assist at the following times:
Thurs, May 11th from 5 – 10pm; Fri, May 12th from 5 – 11pm; Sat, May 13th from
Noon – 11pm; Sun, May 14th from Noon – 6pm. Uniform will be MCL polo shirt and khakis or USMC t-shirt and jeans.
(2) May 20 – Bow Rotary Car Show, CANCELED – conflicts with Kiwanis Fair.
(3) May 13 at 0800 – Place Flags at Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord. Also need to replace flags at the Court House on Court St. across from the VFW and on South St. at the Marine Monument
(4) May 13 or 20 (Date/Time TBD) – Place Flags at Bow Cemeteries. Meet at Town Pond. Westover will coordinate and will be the only Member needed.
(5) May 29 (Monday) – Concord Memorial Day Parade – Meet at Burlington Coat Factory parking lot, Storrs St at 0830. Parade at 0900. Cmdt will assist Noel with float on the 28th. Color Guard will have practices in prep of the parade.
(6) May 30 (TUESDAY) – Boscawen Veterans Cemetery – Memorial Day Ceremony – Dept of NH MCL is in charge this year. Volunteers meet at 1000. Uniform: White Short Sleeve Shirt, Dress Blue Trousers, Cover & Red Satin Jacket. Ceremony begins at 11:00 AM.
(7) May 29 – Bow Memorial Day Ceremony at Gazebo near Fire Station: Firing Detail. Meet at Old Town Hall at 2:30 PM for practice. Event at 3:30 PM. Uniform: White Short Sleeve Shirt, Dress Blue Trousers, and Cover.
(8) June 17 – Fred Osgood’s funeral, East Cemetery, Concord. His son has requested a rifle detail. Not enough Dillon Members available to cover; Cmdt Dumont will contact the Dept of NH Cmdt for assistance.
(9) June 22 – 24 – Concord Market Days, downtown Concord – Main Street: Our space has been reserved – location to be determined. Unknown if we will be permitted to have a dunk tank. We will have shirts for sale, from a Veteran owned business – there are no upfront costs and we get 15-25% of the sales. Members were reminded that it will take manpower to make this successful.
(10) July 4 – Andover Parade – this year’s focus is on WWII and wars since. We will provide a float, Detachment Color Guard, and Cmdt is working on getting old military jeeps for other Members to ride in. Poolees not able to attend.
(11) July 8 – Newbury Old Home Day (parade) – Not discussed.
(12) July 22 – Pittsfield Old Home Day (parade and booth) – Not discussed.
(13) August 12 – Loudon Old Home Day (parade & booth) – Not discussed.
(14) August 19 – Poolee Family Event
We need to pick a park. Westover will check Elm Brook Park, Liz Shaw will check others. We are going to invite the Poolees and their families. This is the only date this summer that we can meet with Poolees. We would plan a nice big event with pie eating contest and other fun games like the USMC favorite, Dizzy Izzy. Cmdt Dumont has personally donated $250 for this event.
(15) August 26 – Sunapee Cruise – so far, Dumont, Selig, Harnish & Westover plan to attend.
(16) Sept 1-4 – Hopkinton Fair – Free only for one year – Est Cost is $525.00. This will be on hold, pending the fundraising from Market Days.
(17) Sept 9 – Kiwanis Club Car Show @ NHTI, Concord (booth)
(18) Sept 9 – Danbury Old Home Days – Not discussed.
(19) Sept 28 – Oct 1- Deerfield Fair: Cmdt is coordinating with other Detachment to split the time. Cmdt can do all days except Oct 1st, has a prior commitment. Westover will cover Oct 1st. Cmdt will check for any costs.
(20) TBD – Uno’s Pizza Fund raising. Cmdt will check on available dates.
ii) Other Events and Activities
(1) Bowling – Boutwell’s Bowling Center, Concord
1:00 PM on a Saturday in June, date to be determined.
(2) Recruiting Dinner at locations TBD, outside Concord area – Cmdt will check for a location in the Salisbury area.
(3) Lake Sunapee Dinner Cruise on Saturday, Aug 26th. Good family event!
$37.00 per person, we have 30 spots to fill between the MCL and Car Club. Contact Cmdt Dumont if you’re interested. (Discussed above)
(4) Attend future Poolee Meetings, Thursdays at 5:00 PM, Marine Recruiting Office, Loudon Rd, Concord. Not Discussed.
b) M-1 Fundraiser Committee’s Report – M-1 Fundraiser: Lindsley displayed an AR-15A2, which he can build for $450-$550 (M-1 would be ~$830). Discussion included the need to sell tickets at gun shows – If we get a table at the Everett Arena, it would cost $40, and other Detachments would need to be informed not to attend; timeframe; profit; ticket costs -~$80. In order for the Detachment to make a decision on this topic, Westover made a motion to spend up to $600 on the parts of the AR-15A2, tickets, and Everett Arena fee. Duly seconded by Lindlsey; there was further no discussion; motion passed by a hand count of 6 in favor, 1 opposed, and 2 abstained.

10) Unfinished Business
a) Detachment Shirts: were paid for by the Det. Members to reimburse Det for the shirts they ordered. Costs are: S-XL $31.50, XXL $33.75, 3X-4X $36.25. Shirts will be available for the Kiwanis Fair.
b) Fundraiser items to sell at events – U.S. Flag lapel pins. Not discussed.
c) Color Guard Training – May 4th before meeting; Thursdays at 6:30 pm @ Bow Old Town Hall on May 11th and May 25th. Members interested so far are: Dumont, Standafer, Opett, Lindsley, Westover, and Reggie LaClair. All others are welcome to participate.
d) New Email List – Cmdt briefed that the automated email list is not working. A standard group e-mail list will be used.
e) Tri-fold pamphlets – Pamphlets are ordered and will be available for the Kiwanis Fair and future recruiting events.
11) New Business
a) Request for contribution to the Post 31’s Children’s Fishing Derby. No interest from Members to support this event.
12) Good of the League
a) Awards/Presentations: Joe Shea was awarded his Ceremonial Guard Ribbon for past participation in parades and ceremonies.
b) Cmdt Dumont volunteered to make next month’s (June 1st) meal, and Lindsley offered to bring dessert.
13) Announcements
a) Department Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) – June 11, 2017 @ American Legion, Concord
14) Closing Ceremony was conducted and the next meeting is scheduled for May 4, 2017. The meeting closed at 2025.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover
Adjutant/Paymaster
(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Liz Shaw for donating $10 of the funds collected for the meal. Thanks to Liz’s father, Bill, who won the 50/50 and donating his winnings, making the Detachment’s donation a total of $22. A special thank you Mark Lindsley for filling in for both the Sr Vice and Sgt/Arms.)

Minutes of April 6, 2017 Meeting

  • Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1902 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish. There were 10 Detachment Members present.
  • Roll Call of Officers: Jr Vice Steve Opett was excused. All other officers were present.
  • Applications for Membership: Cmdt Cody Dumont and Sr Vice Mike Standafer are working on potential Members.
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting – 3/2/17 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership. Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Kiernan, duly seconded by Judge Advocate Liz Shaw; there was no discussion; motion passed
  • Correspondence: A thank you note from Jack & Louise Hachez was read.
  • Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed by the membership. Adj/Paymaster Bryan Westover briefed the report.  Motion made to accept the report as presented by Mark Lindsley, duly seconded by Kiernan; discussion confirmed that we are a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization; motion passed  Cmdt Dumont announced that he has received another anonymous $100 donation for Poolee functions.
  • Sick and In Distress: Ray DeCorse had surgery, is recovering, wishes us well and expects to be at next month’s meeting. Roland McLaren’s mobility is currently limited, but we hope to see him soon.  Chaplain Mike Harnish will send them cards.
  • Report of Officers: Sr Vice Mike Standafer and Judge Advocate Liz Shaw were duly installed by Cmdt Dumont.
  • Report of Committees
    • Activity Committee
    • Scheduled and Pending Events: The below items were discussed:
        • May 11 – 14 – Kiwanis Fair, Everett Arena, Concord – We have a spot reserved for recruiting/information only, no sales. Cmdt will be there all days.  Other members are encouraged to assist at the following times:  Thurs, May 11th from 5 – 10pm; Fri, May 12th from 5 – 11pm; Sat, May 13th from Noon – 11pm; Sun, May 14th from Noon – 6pm.  Uniform will be MCL polo shirt and khakis or USMC t-shirt and jeans.
          • May 20 – Bow Rotary Car Show, 8am – 2pm, 503 South St, Bow – confirmed for a recruiting and sales booth. Cmdt will be there, other members are encouraged to attend. Uniform will be MCL polo shirt and khakis or USMC t-shirt and jeans.
          • June 22 – 24 – Concord Market Days, downtown Concord – Main Street: Cmdt briefed associated costs and potential for recruitment and fundraising. Intent is to have a “Dunk a Marine” to raise money – Dunk Tank.  Discussion included water need, shirts and pins for sale, weather, and Members willing to assist. Motion by Lindsley to have a booth for the 3 days for $250 and a dunk tank for one day at $185, with the option for additional days if it makes money, seconded by Kiernan; discussion confirmed that shirts could be sold with no upfront costs; motion passed  Members were reminded that it will take manpower to make this successful.
          • July 4 – Andover Parade – this year’s focus is on WWII and wars since. We will provide a float, Detachment Color Guard, and hopefully poolees. Color guard training will be at 1000 this Sunday at the Old Town Hall.

      ***BELOW ITEMS WERE NOT DISCUSSED***

    • July 8 – Newbury Old Home Day (parade)
    • July 22 – Pittsfield Old Home Day (parade and booth)
    • August 12 – Loudon Old Home Day (parade & booth)
    • Sept 1-4 – Hopkinton Fair
    • Sept 9 – Kiwanis Club Car Show @ NHTI, Concord (booth)
    • Sept 9 – Danbury Old Home Days
    • TBD – Uno’s Pizza Fund raising.
    1. Other Events and Activities
      • Bowling – Boutwell’s Bowling Center, Concord. 1:00 PM on third Saturdays of the month.  Will try in May for first event.
    • Recruiting Dinner at locations TBD, outside Concord area – Not discussed.
    • Lake Sunapee Dinner Cruise on Saturday, Aug 26th. Good family event! $37.00 per person, we have 30 spots to fill between the MCL and Car Club.  Contact Cmdt Dumont if you’re interested.
    • Attend future Poolee Meetings, Thursdays at 5:00 PM, Marine Recruiting Office, Loudon Rd, Concord. MCL Members are invited to attend meetings.
    • Fundraiser items to sell at events – U.S. Flag lapel pins discussed. Estimated Price $1.50 per pin in quantity of 100. Could charge up to $5.00 per pin.  Cmdt volunteered to pay to the pins upfront out of his pocket, if needed.  Motion by Kiernan that the Detachment purchase 100 pins at $150, seconded by Standafer; there was a brief discussion regarding the Granite State Det having a booth at the Concord Gun Show without asking us first; motion passed.
    • Detachment collared Polo/Golf Shirts – Cmdt Dumont briefed the made in America shirts from Manchester company, Leatherneck for Life. Costs are: S-XL $31.50, XXL   $33.75, 3X-4X $36.25. Contact Cmdt Dumont to order.
    • Unfinished Business
    • M-1 Fundraiser: Lindsley briefed costs for the rifle (~$830) and raffle tickets ($80), he would like to wait for a lower rifle cost. Discussion included the need to sell tickets at gun shows; timeframe; profit; gun broker/auction website. A committee was formed: Kiernan, Standafer, and Lindsley – they will get together and report back at next meeting.
    • Department Dues Increase: The Dept voted to not increase their dues but are seeking donations to help support the Department’s work. There was a consensus that the Det will review the previous month’s fundraising efforts and decide how much of any profits should be donated to the Department of NH.
    • Color Guard Training – April 9th at 10 am @ Bow Old Town Hall – Members interested so far are: Dumont, Standafer, Opett, Lindsley, Westover, and Reggie LaClair. All others are welcome to participate.
    • New Email List – Cmdt asked if there was anyone who was not receiving the emails. He will send out a test e-mail during the weekend. Please acknowledge receipt or if no email is received by the following week, please inform him.
    • Life Member Dues Rates were provided, as requested at last month’s meeting. They are based on age: <36=$500; 36-50=$400; 51-64=$300; 65+=$200.
    • New Business
    • Det Recruiting/Information Tri-fold pamphlets: we are currently out of stock and we have upcoming recruiting events. They are only handed out to individuals who show interest in joining the League.  Cmdt provided the costs and Standafer made a motion to purchase 100 pamphlets at $83.24, seconded by Kiernan; discussion consisted on return on investment and confirmed that they have helped get new members; motion passed.
    • Good of the League
      1. Cmdt thanked all that helped with the poolee function cookout on March 18th. It was well received by the poolees, the recruiters and our Members; and it came in under budget. We will look to do something again in 2-3 months.
      2. Cmdt and Members thanked Chaplain Harnish for his letters of his support that he personally sent to all Det Members.
      3. Jack Hachez donated some of his uniform items: a total of $40 was collected so far from Members for some of those items. Thank you Jack!  We’re all thinking about you.
      4. Awards/Presentations: Lindsley was awarded his Ceremonial Guard Ribbon for past participation in parades and ceremonies.
      5. Liz Shaw volunteered to make next month’s (May 4th) meal, and Kiernan offered to bring dessert.
    • Announcements
      1. Granite State Spring Social – April 9, 2017, VFW Sweeney Post Manchester NH
      2. Quad State Convention and Northeast Conference (& Grand Growl) – April 21-23, 2017 @ Newport, RI. Those interested in carpooling can contact the Cmdt.
      3. BCMC Roadside Cleanup – Sat. April 22nd at 0800 at the Old Town Hall, Bow
      4. Boscawen Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony – MCL in charge this year. Monday, May 29th at 9am. Please attend and assist/volunteer if able.
      5. Other Memorial Day Events: Cemetery flag placements in Concord and Bow, Concord parade and Bow’s ceremony will be discussed at the May 4th Cmdt Dumont and Opett are working on a trailer to carry our Iwo Jima float for parades.
      6. Department Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) – June 11, 2017 @ American Legion, Concord
    • Closing Ceremony was conducted and the next meeting is scheduled for May 4, 2017. The meeting closed at 2035.

R/S
PDD Bryan Westover
Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Bill Kiernan for donating $15 of the funds collected for his amazing meal (his famous SOS!) Thanks again to Bill Kiernan who won the 50/50 and donating his winnings, making the Detachment’s donation a total of $18.  A special thank you to the anonymous donor for another $100 towards our poolee functions.)