Agenda for October 4, 2018

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 – 9/6/18 Minutes
  • Correspondence: Dept of NH Cmdt E-mails & Others
  • Paymaster Report & Reimbursement of Expenses
  • Sick and In Distress
  • Report of Officers
  • Report of Committees
    1. Activity Committee
      1. Pending Activities: Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area
      2. Upcoming Events:

– Nov 10 (Sat) 7:30 AM @ State House for Flag Raising.

– Nov 17 (Sat) 8:30 AM Concord Holiday Parade – T4T themed Float.

  • Recent Events – after action reports:

-Sep 8: Concord Gun Show @ Everett Arena.

-Sep 16: Breakfast Social at Appleseed restaurant in Bradford.

-Sep 27 thru 30: Deerfield Fair.

 

  1. Detachment Marine of the Year (MOY) Committee to be created and meet – Choose Detachment MOY, and, if appropriate, nominate a Department MOY.
  2. AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee – Status & Report: Drawing Event on Nov 10th
  • Unfinished Business
    1. Trailer / Float modifications
    2. Marines Fighting Hunger food drive – Need grocery store suggestions!
    3. Dues for 2019
  • New Business
    1. Proposed Detachment Bylaw changes received by the Board of Trustees.
    2. Detachment Rifle Inspections.
    3. Purchase of parts for Detachment’s M-1 rifles.
    4. Detachment Officer Nominations (Cmdt, Sr Vice Cmdt, Jr Vice Cmdt, Judge Advocate).
    5. Toys for Tots: Register drop-off site online & bring to Pod location.
  • Good of the League
    1. Awards
    2. Next Month’s Meal-11/1: USMC Birthday Meal volunteer (Bryan Westover will provide the USMC Birthday cake).
  • Announcements
    1. Nov 10 – Birthday Balls – MCL Lakes Region & Seacoast Detachments.
    2. Nov 10 (Sat) 9 AM Breakfast at Windmill Restaurant, 172 Loudon Rd, Concord.
    3. Nov 11 (Sun) – Veterans Day Proclamation at the State House.
    4. Nov 11 (Sun) – Veterans Day – Lay wreaths at various Concord locations.
    5. Nov 11 (Sun) – Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans’ Cemetery, Boscawen.
    6. Nov 12 (Mon) 11:30 AM Marine Brigade Luncheon at Best Western Manchester.
    7. Nov 18 (Sun) 11 AM Quarterly Dept NH meeting and MODD Growl, American Legion, 7 Perley St, Concord.
    8. Dec 9 (Sun) 12 PM Dept NH Joint Installation Dinner
  • Closing Ceremony

 

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.)

Minutes of April 5, 2018 Meeting

Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1902 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish.  13 Detachment Members, two guests, and one prospective member were present.

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

Applications for Membership: Judge Advocate LaClair sponsored a prospective member, Charles “Chuck” Houston.  Chuck attended our last meeting and would like to join. Chuck was voted in by unanimous vote and was sworn in by Cmdt Cody Dumont and Adjutant Bryan Westover.

Minutes from Previous Meeting – 2/1/18 Minutes (No Meeting in March): 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 various emails on events received from the Dept Cmdt and others.

There was also a request from the Dept Cmdt to vote on a location for the 2019 Quad State Convention due to price change since the Dept Meeting held last month. After review of the proposals and a brief discussion, the vote was 7 for Portsmouth and 2 for Manchester.

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 Judge Adv Reggie LaClair.  There was no discussion; motion passed.

The following reimbursement requests were discussed:

-$50 for stamps to Chaplain Harnish. Motion to approve the $50 reimbursement by LeClair, seconded by Selig.  There was no discussion; motion passed.

-$35 for a new Member MCL cover & EGA to Cmdt Dumont. Motion to approve the $35 reimbursement by LeClair, seconded by Lindsley.  There was no discussion; motion passed.

-$15 for a storage totes for organizing our meeting items stored at the Old Town Hall to Sgt/Arms Kiernan. Motion to approve the $15 reimbursement by LaClair, seconded by Lindsley.  There was no discussion; motion passed.

Sick and In Distress: John Finck briefed Joe Shea’s medical status – pending surgery, but spirits are up.  Dave Winters and others offered assistance to our Members in need due to sick/distressed.  Bob Selig stated that Bill Shaw’s wife/Liz Shaw’s mother is in hospice and will get more information and report back to the Cmdt ASAP.  Cmdt gave kudos to LaClair for his assistance in a snow storm to take care of the Cmdt’s driveway while the Cmdt was out of state.

Report of Officers

– Quartermaster report: Bill Kiernan would like to schedule a Saturday at the end of May to have any Member with any Det owned item to bring it to the Old Town Hall to be documented, sorted and stored or disposed of, if necessary.  Item to be placed on the May Agenda.

– Report from March 25th Department Meeting: Previously reported on (above).

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 10:30 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.
  • Poolee Picnic: Cmdt briefed that the new recruiter in Concord will be providing the Cmdt with info monthly on their event and would like to do a picnic again this year.  More info to come.
  • Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area: Tabled.

Upcoming Events: Cmdt briefly described the events on the agenda that we have scheduled this coming year.  He proposed that instead of voting on each and every expenditure, e.g. parade fee, table fee, dunk booth, food, equipment, etc. for each event separately that a single motion be made to fund all of these events.  Cmdt estimated that they should not cost more than $1,300.  Motion to approve the spending of $1,300 for the events listed on the agenda was made by Kiernan, seconded by LaClair.  Paymaster Westover stated that he will track all expenditures and will include a spreadsheet of such with the monthly paymaster report.  There was no further discussion; motion passed unanimously.

-April 7, Sat, 10 AM – POW Recognition Day at Boscawen Veterans’ Cemetery: all are invited to attend as guests, recommend wearing MCL uniform or cover.

-April 14, Sat 9 AM to 5 PM & April 15, Sun 9 AM to 2 PM – Concord Gun Show @ Everett Ice Arena: Volunteers are needed both days to sell the AR-15 raffle tickets and be there to advertise the MCL and hopefully recruit new member.

-April 20 – 22 (Fri-Sun) – 2018 Quad State Convention in Burlington, VT: Dept Cmdt asked for a list of those attending. Dumont, Westover, Finck, Lindley, Melanson, Carol McLaren, and LaClair plan to attend the Convention. Dumont, Westover, Finck, Lindley, and possibly LaClair plan to attend the Growl.

-Apr/May (Date/Time?) – Cleanup at Boscawen Veterans’ Cemetery: Info forthcoming.

-May (Around 3rd Sat), 8 AM – Set out flags at Concord’ Blossom Hill Cemetery: Info forthcoming.

-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):Dillon Det to take action. Tabled to May meeting.

-May (Date/Time?)  – Set out Wreaths at Boscawen Veterans’ Cemetery: Info forthcoming.

-May 28, Mon, 8:30 AM Concord Memorial Day Parade (@ Storrs St) then Ceremony at the State House, then Lay wreaths at various Concord locations: Det to provide float in parade – discuss further at May’s meeting.

-May 28, Mon, 3:30 PM –Bow Memorial Day Ceremony: Rifle Detail, Info table: Det will provide a Rifle Detail – 4 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 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 the dunk tank as well.

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

-July 4, Wed, Andover Parade.

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

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

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

-August 18, Sat – Dunbarton Old Home Day

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

 

AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee – Status Report: Lindsey briefed that there were no events or ticket sales since the last meeting.  He will look into getting a table at the Bektash Shrine Center Gun and Knife Show in Concord on Aug 25th.

Unfinished Business

-Detachment Shirts: Cmdt will order a shirt for De Corse (small) and Houston (XXL).

-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 reported that the trailer is registered and at his house. Float to be worked on after the Quad State Convention. Table to May agenda.

New Business

Appoint a Past Commandant as a Trustee: There is currently a vacancy on the Board of Trustees for the Past Cmdt position. Any Past Cmdt is eligible. Past Commandants present were asked if interested. Bob Selig stated that he would be willing to serve. By a unanimous vote, Bob Selig was elected to serve as the Past Commandant on the Board of Trustees.

 

Good of the League

-Awards: Dave Winters was presented with his MCL Membership pin.

-Next Month’s Meeting & Meal – 5/3/18: Kiernan offered to bring the meal and Emily Roy will provide dessert.  Thanks was given to Winters for a wonderful meal, including dessert.

Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting May 3, 2018.  The meeting closed at 2007.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover, Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to David Winters for donating the $49 raised from the meal to the Detachment, and to Emily Roy who donated her share of the 50/50, which combined with the Det share, totaled $51.)

Minutes of February 1, 2018 Meeting

  • Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1845 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish. 11 Detachment Members and one prospective member were present.
  • Roll Call of Officers: Cmdt Cody Dumont was excused. All other officers were present. Sr Vice Cmdt Michael Standafer took charge the meeting.
  • Applications for Membership: Judge Advocate LeClair introduced a prospective member – Chuck Houston. Chuck introduced himself and said that he would attend the meeting and then decide whether to join.
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting – 1/11/18 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership. Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Kiernan, duly seconded by Joe Shea; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 
  • Correspondence:
    • Dept of NH Cmdt E-mails: 1) National’s Dues are reduced from March through August from $20 to $15. 2) Dept of NH Quarterly Meeting for Jan 14th was cancelled. 3) MODD (Devil Dogs) meeting for elections will be Feb 18th.
    • Donations received.
      • Cmdt Dumont donated his purchase of an officer’s EGA for Jack Hachez’s funeral ($45.99) and food and items for the Jan 13th Poolee event ($112.10), both to be credited to the Poolee Function designated funds.
      • We received another anonymous $100 donation to the Poolee Function fund.
  • 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 Harnish.  There was no discussion; motion passed.
  • Sick and In Distress: Ray DeCorse doing better, stopped by before the meeting and paid his dues, but couldn’t stay due to another commitment.
  • Report of Officers:
    1. Recent Events:
      1. Jan 13th Poolee event – provided lunch. David Winters and Jr Vice Cmdt Mark Lindsley reported that it went well, was motivating and educational.  Poolees were very thankful.
      2. Jan 28th breakfast at the Appleseed in Bradford. Lindsley reported that six Members attended and enjoyed the buffet and camaraderie.  Another patron of the restaurant generously paid for their meals.
  • Report of Committees
    1. Activity Committee
      1. Scheduled and Pending Events
        • Feb ???? (Sun) 10:30 AM: breakfast at the Appleseed restaurant. Tabled.
      2. Other Events and Activities
        • TBD – Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area. Tabled
      3. AR-15A2 Fundraiser Committee – Status Report –Lindsey explained the legal aspect of the fundraiser; another $40 collected in ticket sales; 261 tickets still to be sold; next gun show is at the Everett Arena in Concord in the May-June timeframe.
  • Unfinished Business
    1. Detachment Shirts (Undelivered shirts): Ray DeCorse’s shirt is final one to be delivered and paid for.
    2. Registration of trailer – Status Report: Westover reported that the trailer is registered in his and the Detachments names. Registration through August was $18.
    3. Membership Roster. Copies were provided to Members in attendance.
    4. Detachment Members Annual Dues Reminders. Cmdt pland to contact/visit those who are past due on their dues.
    5. Cmdt’s reimbursement for officer EGA given at “Jack” Hachez’s funeral. Discussed above.
    6. Quartermaster report of awards, etc. on hand by the Adjutant. Bill Kiernan volunteered to be the Quartermaster.  Any Member currently holding any Detachment owned item is to report it to the Quartermaster.

New Business

  1. Installation of Detachment Officers: Sr Vice Cmdt Michael Standafer was installed by Past Cmdt Westover.  All officer have now been installed.
  • Good of the League

    Bud Durling, center, receiving award.

    1. Awards: Bud Durling was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his funeral support and photography.
    2. Next Month’s Meeting & Meal – 3/1/18: LeClair offered to bring the meal and David Winters offered will provide dessert again.
    3. Kiernan offered his services to provide rides to and Members in the Penacook area to and from meetings. Other Members offered the same service.  Adjutant to inform the Membership of this offer.
  • Announcements
    1. Mar 25th – Department of NH Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) @ American Legion, Concord
    2. April 20th -22nd – 2018 Quad State Convention in Burlington, VT – Registration forms are available online or with the Adjutant.
  • Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting March 1, 2018. The meeting closed at 1925.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Mike Standafer for filling in for the Cmdt.  Great meal and dessert from Mark Lindsley and David Winters – $42 collected and donated to the Detachment.  Mark Lindsley also donated his share of the 50/50 which totaled $28.)

Minutes of January 11, 2018 Meeting

  • Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1845 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish. 11 Detachment Members and one prospective member were present.
  • Roll Call of Officers: Sr Vice Cmdt Michael Standafer was absent. All other officers were present.
  • Applications for Membership: Harnish nominated David Winters as a Member. After discussion and a unanimous vote by show of hands, he was accepted as a Member.  Adjutant Westover administered the oath of membership.
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting – 12/7/17 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership. Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Bob Selig, duly seconded by Judge Advocate Reggie LaClair; there was no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 
  • Correspondence:
    1. Dept of NH Cmdt E-mails: 1) Dept of NH Quarterly Meeting agenda for Jan 14th. 2) Proposed change to Dept Admin Procedure on Marine of the Year Award – Proposed that Members cannot nominate themselves. 3) Proposed change to Dept Admin Procedure on Dues – Change the anniversary date to August 30th.
    2. Donation received. Jack Hachez’s wife gave a $100 donation.  Adj Westover wrote her a thank you note and offered the Detachment’s assistance should she ever need any.
    3. Fund raising request from the MCL Auxiliary was read. Info available for any Member that may wish to purchase a raffle ticket.
    4. The rental fee to the Town of Bow is due for the Old Town Hall for 2018. Paymaster Westover will submit the $10 fee.
  • 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 Selig.  There was no discussion; motion passed.
  • Sick and In Distress: Westover gave a report on Ray De Corse. He’s not walking very well sometimes gets dizzy, fortunately, he’s doing very well mentally.
  • Report of Officers: None.
  • Report of Committees
    1. Activity Committee
      1. Scheduled and Pending Events: The below items were discussed:
        • Jan 13 (Sat) 2:00 PM: Poolee event – we are supplying lunch for around 60 people. Winters offered to help and bring a grill. Cmdt Dumont and perhaps a couple of others to help. There’s $195 set aside for Poolee functions, so no vote is necessary to expend the funds.
        • Jan 28 (Sun) ~10:00 AM: breakfast at the Appleseed restaurant. $9.50 per person for the buffet.
      2. Other Events and Activities
        • 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, $20 collected for ticket sales and Cmdt Dumont returned the $65 check that was issued to him for Concord Parade float decorations in exchange for raffle tickets. There was a brief discussion as why it’s too late to get permission and attend the Lebanon Gun Show.
  • Unfinished Business
    1. Detachment Shirts (Undelivered shirts): Ray De Corse’s shirt is final one to be delivered and paid for.
    2. Registration of trailer – Status Report: Westover will work with the Cmdt to get the trailer registered.
    3. Toys for Tots Reports: Selig reported that 180 toys were collected in Bradford.  Westover reported 899 collected in Bow.
    4. Membership Roster: Cmdt and Adjutant to work on complete and current roster.
    5. Detachment Members Annual Dues Reminders: Cmdt and Adjutant to work on procedure to collect dues from past due Members.
    6. Cmdt’s reimbursement for officer EGA given at “Jack” Hachez’s funeral: Tabled.
    7. Quartermaster report of awards, etc. on hand by the Adjutant. Westover to provide a report at next meeting.
    8. Annual Audit of Paymaster’s records. Prior to tonight’s meeting, Jr Vice Cmdt Mark Lindsley and Judge Advocate LaClair conducted the audit and reported that all appeared to be accurate.
  • New Business
    1. Installation of Detachment Officers: Sr Vice Cmdt Michael Standafer still to be installed.
    2. Membership / Recruiting: Breakfast in Bradford – Cmdt will provide Selig with some fliers to post at the restaurant and around town.
  • Good of the League
    1. Awards: There’s one award to be presented, but that member is not in attendance.
    2. Next Month’s Meeting & Meal-2/1/18: Cmdt stated that he’s not available 2/1/18 – Membership decided to still be hold the meeting that date. Mark Lindsley will bring the meal and David Winters offered to bring dessert.
  • Announcements
    1. Jan 14th – Department of NH Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) @ American Legion, Concord: Members are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
    2. 2018 Quad State Convention in Burlington, VT, April 20th-22nd, 2018

-Members thanked the Cmdt for getting the meeting done early.

  • Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting February 1, 2018. The meeting closed at 1930.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Lindsley for filling in for the Sr Vice Cmdt.  50/50 Det share was $13.)

Minutes of December 7, 2017 Meeting

 

  • Opening Ceremony: Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1910 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish. 14 Detachment Members and two guests were present.
  • Roll Call of Officers: Sr Vice Cmdt Michael Standafer was absent. All other officers were present.
  • Applications for Membership: Associate Member Donna Melanson nominated Michael Drago as a Member. After discussion and a unanimous vote by show of hands, Drago was accepted as a Member.  Cmdt Dumont administered the oath of membership.
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting – 11/2/17 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 no discussion; motion passed unanimously. 
  • Correspondence:
    1. Dept of NH Cmdt E-mails: 1) Dept of NH 2018 Scholarship: discussed qualifications/requirements and applications were handed out. 2) Dept of NH 50/50 Raffle: Dept fundraiser, drawing in Dec 2018 for $500 or 50% collected, Detachment selling winning ticket gets a cash reward.
  • 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; lengthy discussion on the amount that was donated to the Dept on whether the motion last month was for $200 or $250 – it was decided to leave the donation at $200; motion passed unanimously to accept the report as presented.

Kiernan made a motion to reimburse Cmdt Cody Dumont $65 for decorations for the Det float in the Concord Holiday Magic Parade, duly seconded by Bob Arata; discussion on how the majority of the Board of Trustees decision to expend the funds between meetings and how the Bylaws supported it, and how the Membership vote is a courtesy; motion passed unanimously.

At next meeting, Cmdt Dumont will present the receipt for reimbursement for the Officer EGA emblem that was presented at Jacques “Jack” Hachez’s funeral.

  • Sick and In Distress: Liz Shaw gave an update on her mother, who is not doing well.
  • Report of Officers:
    1. Cmdt reported that most of the Dillon Officers were installed at the Joint Installation Dinner. More information will be given under the Awards section of the agenda.
    2. Cmdt briefed Jack Hachez’s memorial ceremony. It was well attended, Cmdt Dumont and Chaplain Harnish conducted the ceremony and Det Members Lidsley, LaClair and Westover were part of the rifle detail.
  • Report of Committees
    1. Activity Committee
      1. Scheduled and Pending Events: The below items were discussed:
        1. Poolee event this Saturday. Cmdt will email the details.
        2. TBD – Uno’s Pizza Fund raising: Not discussed.
      2. Other Events and Activities
        • Recruiting Dinner at locations outside Concord area. Discussed possible locations: Capelli’s in Boscawen, and Appleseed inn in Bradford – tentative for brunch at ~9 Am on Sunday, Jan 7th, will discuss at Jan 4th meeting.
        • 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, no current events, next event in Feb-March, drawing is not until November of 2018 for choice of rifle or $600.
  • Unfinished Business
    1. Detachment Shirts (Undelivered shirts): (former) Member Bill Shaw donated his unopened shirt for Bud Durling.  Ray DeCorse’s shirt is final one to be delivered and paid for.
    2. Registration of trailer – Status Report: Work on it will continue in the spring; will be stored at Westover’s house; estimated cost to register is $35. Liz Shaw made a motion to reimburse Westover to register the trailer in his or the Detachment’s name, duly seconded by Reggie LaClair; no further discussion; motion passed unanimously.
    3. Toys for Tots collection deadline is Dec 14th.
    4. Membership Roster: Cmdt and Adjutant to work on complete and current roster.
    5. Detachment Members Annual Dues Reminders: Annual dues are $32 – all Members’ dues now expire every September.
    6. Quad State Program Ad Design (1/2 page B&W). An ad with a memorial to Jack Hachez, similar to last year’s ad, was approved by the Cmdt and submitted. The $75 cost was previously approved.
  • New Business
    1. Installation of Detachment Officers: Sgt-At-Arms-Bill Kiernan was installed by Cmdt Dumont.  Sr Vice Cmdt Michael Standafer still to be installed.
    2. Annual Audit of Paymaster’s records. Per our Bylaws, two Elected Officers to conduct an audit.  Lindsley and LaClair were appointed.  Paymaster will coordinate with them for a date/location.
  • Good of the League
    1. Awards: Cmdt Dumont announced the following awards that were presented at the Joint Installation:

-Meritorious Unit Commendation (Department Level) to the Gary S. Dillon Det Members for 2017.  Cmdt will purchase ribbons for Members. – This started a discussion of ribbons, etc. that the Det currently has on hand (held by the Adjutant) and the need for a Quartermaster.  Westover to make a list of items on hand.

– Dumont, LaClair, Finck, and Lindsley were given an award for their participation in the Manchester Marathon traffic control detail (& fundraiser).

Cmdt proposed some type of award to be given to the McDonalds in Penacook for the items they donated for handouts at the Concord Holiday Parade.  The award would be used for others that support us as well.  This spurred a lengthy and somewhat heated discussion on what we are permitted to do as League Detachment.  The Cmdt and Judge Advocate will research options.

  1. Next Month’s Meal-1/4/18: Bill Kiernan will bring the meal and Westover the dessert.
  • Announcements
    1. Dec 16th – wreaths on veterans graves at Boscawen Cemetery from 10:30-12:00.
    2. Jan 14th – Department of NH Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) @ American Legion, Concord. Cmdt encouraged Members to attend and vote.
    3. 2018 Quad State Convention in Burlington, VT, April 20th-22nd, 2018

Additional Items Discussed:

-Veterans Day Wreath Laying – currently lack of volunteers and members of the Concord Veterans Council.

-USMC and American flag at the two Marine monuments on South St and Court St.  Kudos to Donna and Linda for finding the relocated monument that was on Court St due to construction.

-Poolees – why continue to support them if they don’t show up at our events? – They are our future and hopefully their parents will become involved in the League as well.

  • Closing Ceremony conducted; next meeting January 4, 2018. The meeting closed at 2043.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover, Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Donna & Carol for the great meal, and to (????) for donating the 50/50 winnings totaling $29.)

 

 

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.)