Agenda for October 5, 2017

 

  • Opening Ceremony and Posting of Colors
  • Roll Call of Officers
  • Applications for Membership
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting – 9/7/17 Minutes
  • Correspondence
    1. Dept of NH Cmdt E-mails / Info from 9/24/17 Dept of NH Meeting.
  • Paymaster Report
  • Sick and In Distress
  • Report of Officers
    1. Installation of Jr Vice Cmdt
    2. Recent events:
      1. Sept 9 & 10 – Everett Arena Gun Show, AR-15 Rifle Raffle Ticket sales and recruiting.
      2. Sept 10 – Marine Monument for Cadets, 2017 Youth Training Day.
  • Sept 10 – Rifle Detail for the 100 Nights of Remembrance.
  • 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.
      4. Detachment Marine of the Year (MOY) Committee to be created and meet – Choose Detachment MOY & a Department MOY nominee.
  • Unfinished Business
    • Detachment Shirts: Costs are: S-XL $31.50, XXL $33.75, 3X-4X $36.25.
    • Repair (welding) of trailer for the Iwo Jima float – Status Report
  • New Business
    1. Proposed Detachment Bylaw changes received by the Board of Trustees.
    2. Detachment Rifle Inspections.
    3. Detachment Officer Nominations (Elected: Cmdt, Sr Vice Cmdt, Jr Vice Cmdt, Judge Advocate) (Elected or Appointed: Chaplain, Sgt-At-Arms, Adjutant/ Paymaster, and such other Officers as it deems necessary).
    4. Quad State Program Ad
  • Good of the League
    1. Next Month’s Meal-11/2: USMC Birthday Meal by Bill Kiernan (SOS) & Bryan Westover (Birthday cake).
  • 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
    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
    10. Dec 3rd – Joint Installation
    11. 2018 Quad State Convention in Burlington, VT, April 20th-22nd, 2018
  • Closing Ceremony

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.)

 

Minutes of March 2, 2017 Meeting

Minutes of March 2, 2017 Meeting

  • Opening Ceremony: Acting Sgt/Arms Bill Kiernan opened the meeting at 1905 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish. There were 14 Detachment Members present.
  • Roll Call of Officers: Sr Vice (Temporary) Mark Lindsley and Sgt at Arms Kevin Miller were excused. All other officers were present.
  • Applications for Membership: Cmdt Cody Dumont is working on potential Members.
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting – 2/2/17 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership. Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Liz Shaw, duly seconded by Jr Vice Steve Opett; no discussion; motion passed
  • Correspondence: A thank you note from Fred Osgood’s family was read.
  • Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed by the membership. Adj/Paymaster Bryan Westover gave a detailed explanation, motion by Opett to accept the Paymaster’s Report as presented, second by Bob Selig.  Discussion consisted of what a “poolee” is – a recruit awaiting departure to boot camp; motion passed
  • Sick and In Distress: Cmdt announced that Lindsley is sick/has flu. John Finck briefed the Det on Joe Shea’s wife’s, Nancy, grave medical condition and that Joe asked that we do not send cards or flowers – Cmdt stated that Joe’s desires will be respected but asked Finck to keep him informed of any changes and to inform Joe that he’s in our thoughts and we are here to offer any assistance that he may desire.
  • Report of Officers: Cmdt displayed the shadow box that he and Steve Opett made. It will be presented to Jack Hachez and the gift (Marine Wife coin) to Jack’s wife. A card was distributed and signed by Members, and kudos were given to the Cmdt and Opett on their wonderful job.
  • Report of Committees
    1. Activity Committee
      1. Proposed Event Dates: The below items were discussed:
        • Mar 3– Bow High School Basketball Game – Giving MVP awards: Event was cancelled – Cmdt did not hear back from the Coach with student names.
        • May 20 – Bow Rotary Car Show (recruiting and fundraiser): Westover tasked to make contact with Rotary to allow a booth again this year. Cmdt is willing to front the funds needed to purchase US Flag lapel pins to be used as fund raising until enough are sold to cover the initial purchase. There was a consensus of the Membership to sell lapel pins at upcoming events.
        • June 22 – 24 – Concord Market Days: Cmdt working on getting a booth.
        • July 4 – Andover Parade – this year’s focus is on WWII and wars since (float, color guard, poolees (?)): Would like to have a Det Color Guard in the parade – Dumont, Opett and Westover volunteered – need one more Member.
        • July 8 – Newbury Old Home Day (parade): Cmdt to coordinate/take action.
        • July 22 – Pittsfield Old Home Day (parade and booth): Cmdt to coordinate/take action.
        • Sept 1-4 – Hopkinton Fair: Recruiting and fundraising booth. Must be manned all 4 days from 0700 to 2100. Members asked to take shifts.
        • Sept 9 – Kiwanis Club Car Show at NHTI Concord (recruiting and fundraiser booth): Cmdt to coordinate/take action.
        • Kiwanis Fair in Concord? Cmdt to look into allowing a booth or dunk tank. Dunk tank could possibly be used at Hopkinton Fair as well.  Westover to research rental costs.
        • UNO’s fund raising event was discussed. Coupons are handed out for a specific day and a percentage of the meal cost of those that use the coupons are given to the Detachment. Cmdt will do more research.
      2. Other Things talked about
        • Bowling at Boutwell’s Bowling Center in Concord: After some discussion, Saturday afternoons would be best. Cmdt will look at reserving lanes for 1:00 PM on the third Saturday of the month. This would be a family and friends event and we may even try to meet for breakfast prior to bowling.
        • Recruiting Dinner at restaurant near Liz Shaw’s House: Liz briefed that the intended restaurant was not interested. Cmdt asked Members to look for a place outside the immediate Concord area to try to get a presence in the outskirts of our area of responsibility.
        • Marines Night Post 31, Penacook (Date TBD): Cmdt is working with VFW Staff for the mailing address of their members in order to send invitations.
        • Lake Sunapee Dinner Cruise (Date TBD): Cmdt will take for action for a family and friends event.
  • Farewell Dinner Planning for Poolees going to Boot Camp Saturday March 18

Poolee Function will at the National Guard HQ (near the airport) in Concord at 1:00 PM. Members volunteering asked to arrive at 1230 to set up grill, food, drinks, etc. Approximately 50 poolees from Concord North will be present.  Motion by Opett to expend up to $200 (in addition to the $100 already donated) to purchase food – hot dogs, burgers, buns, etc., second by Kiernan; discussed that we already have drinks leftover from last event; enter at the airport side gate; motion passed unanimously. Cmdt will send out an email with more information

  1. Attend future Poolee Meetings at Joint Recruiting Office on Loudon Rd, Concord
    • Thursdays at 5:00 PM (1700) – Dillon Det Members are invited to attend meetings meet and talk with poolees.
  • Unfinished Business
    1. Detachment Shirts: Cmdt expects to have a golf shirt as an example at next month’s meeting.
    2. Fundraiser items to sell at events: Discussed lapel pins earlier.
    3. Quad State Convention Program Ad: Membership decided to have the half-page ad be dedicated to Det Members that have died in 2016. Westover to take for action.
    4. M-1 Fundraiser: Westover read Lindsley’s email on details: $830 for M-1; $75 for 300 numbered raffle tickets; sell at $10 each from spring 2017 to fall 2018. Profit would be ~$2,000. There was a lengthy discussion on concerns and questions: who would pay for rifle; how and where to sell tickets; long selling time frame; change to a hunting rifle; have 2nd and 3rd place prizes – pistol or cash as examples. Cmdt will allow this item to be tabled for just one more month – April’s meeting will have to decide this to be a go or no go.
    5. Ceremonial Ribbon: Westover read the requirements and briefed the research that he and Joe Shea found on eligible Members (Lindsley, Shea, Finck, Selig, and Westover) and that others may be entitled, but they would need to provide information on qualified events. Detachment’s historical/photo album may be of help, but does not include every event Detachment Members participated in.  Cmdt presented Ceremonial Ribbons to Finck, Selig and Westover.  Shea’s and Lindsley’s will be presented at a future meeting when in attendance.  Adjutant will start recording qualified events and participating Members for future awards.
    6. Department Dues Increase:–Dept tabled this item until its March 26th meeting.
  • New Business
    1. Life Membership Costs: Members asked for information on the cost for Life Membership – Adj/Paymaster Westover to provide info at the next meeting.
    2. Donna Melanson has MCL uniform items that belonged to deceased Member Robert Gallagher (Red Satin Jacket, 2 shirts, trousers, and shoes) that she’d like to sell. After some discussion, Kiernan made a motion that the Det purchase the 5 items at $10 each ($50) and to sell them to new or existing Members at that cost, second by Opett.  There was no discussion; motion passed  Cmdt volunteered to store the uniform items until they are sold.
  • Good of the League
    1. Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Robert Selig (left) for duties as Judge Advocate and Bill Kiernan (center) for duties as Sergeant at Arms), by Commandant Cody Dumont (right).
    2. Cmdt announced an automated e-mailing system that will send an e-mail to all Members. He will send out a test e-mail on March 4th.  Members are asked to inform Cmdt Dumont if they do not receive an e-mail by March 5th.
    3. Kiernan volunteered to prepare next month’s meal and Liz Shaw will bring dessert.
    4. Donna Melanson and Carol McLaren were thanked for providing tonight’s meal and for donating $36 of funds collected.
    5. Cmdt announced and thanked Mike Standafer for accepting to fill the vacant Sr Vice Cmdt position.
  • Announcements
    1. Clarence Parker (former Member) funeral 1430 March 10, 2017 at Boscawen Veterans Cemetery: Members are invited to attend and the Chaplain will send a card to the family. Adjutant to provide the Chaplain with names and address.
    2. Department Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) – Mar 26, 2017 @ American Legion, Concord (Elections for Dept Officers & MODD Pack Officers): Cmdt encouraged ALL Members to attend, especially if they want a say in Dept dues and it being held nearby.
    3. Boscawen Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony – MCL in charge this year, Monday, May 29th. Volunteers needed for Color Guard and other details.
    4. Quad State Convention and Northeast Conference (& Grand Growl) – April 21-23, 2017 @ Newport, RI
    5. Granite State Spring Social – April 9, 2017, VFW Sweeney Post Manchester NH, and information of other events were provided in handouts on each table.
  • Closing Ceremony was conducted and the next meeting is scheduled for April 6, 2017. The meeting closed at 2035.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover

Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Bill Kiernan for filling in as Sgt at Arms and providing some extra desserts. Thanks also to Mike Harnish who won the 50/50 and donating his winnings, making the Detachment’s donation a total of $41. )

Minutes of February 2, 2017 Meeting

  1. Opening Ceremony: Acting Sgt/Arms Mark Lindsley opened the meeting at 1850 and opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mike Harnish. There were 13 Detachment Members present.
  2. Roll Call of Officers: Sr Vice Jacques Hachez and Sgt at Arms Kevin Miller were excused. Jr Vice Steve Opett was absent. All other officers were present.
  3. Applications for Membership: Cmdt Cody Dumont is working on two potential Members; one planned for tonight couldn’t make it; utilizing Concord Patch and Facebook as recruiting tools.
  4. Installation of Jr Vice, Judge Advocate, and Sgt at Arms: Tabled.
  5. Minutes from Previous Meeting – 1-5-17 Minutes: Minutes were distributed and reviewed by the membership. Motion made to accept the minutes as presented by Ray DeCorse, duly seconded by Lindsley; no discussion; motion passed
  6. Correspondence: None.
  7. Paymaster Report: Report was distributed and reviewed by the membership. Adj/Paymaster Bryan Westover gave a detailed explanation, motion by Judge Advocate Liz Shaw to accept the Paymaster’s Report as presented, second by Harnish.  There was no discussion; motion passed
  8. Sick and In Distress: Cmdt and Adj briefed the Det on Sr. Vice Jacques Hachez’s illness. Discussed providing meals, if family desires; showing appreciation for Hachez’s contributions to the Det and his many volunteer hours; motion by Lindsley to purchase and present him with a shadow box, second by George Noel; there was no further discussion; motion passed Others: Joe Shea’s wife is home now; Noel’s wife is doing okay; Donna Melanson is now recovering at home and hopes to attend the next meeting.
  9. Report of Officers
    1. 1/15/17 Department of NH Meeting Notes:Cmdt briefed the Dept of NH’s fundraising ideas – portions of Det fundraisers to go to Dept, doing joint ventures with multiple Dets to support Dept, Cmdt Dumont will now host the Dept website saving hundreds of dollars each year.
    2. Quad State Convention Program Ad – purchase a half-page ad from the Det and use it to honor Members Fred Osgood and Jacques Hachez.
  10. Report of Committees
    1. Activity Committee: Cmdt explained the Committee’s goal is to be seen and attract Marines.
      1. Dinner near Liz Shaw’s House: More info next meeting – restaurant/recruiting.
      2. Proposed Event Dates
        1. Mar 3– Bow High School Basketball Game – Giving MVP awards: last home game of season, awards for leadership. Uniform Red Blazer or MCL Casual uniform.
        2. May 20 – Bow Car Show (recruiting and fund Raiser): Members to provide Cmdt with ideas of items to sell – lapel pins, coins, etc.
        3. June 22 – 24 – Concord Days: have a booth at the fair.
        4. July 4 – Andover Parade – this year’s focus is on WWII and wars since (float, color guard, Poolees (?)): Kevin Miller’s family has a 1960’s era USMC Jeep that we can use to pull our Iwo Jima float [need to verify it has a 2” ball hitch]. Older Members can ride and younger Members can be a Color Guard.
        5. July 8 – Newbury Old Home Day (parade): Float and or Color Guard.
        6. July 22 – Pittsfield Old Home Day (parade and booth): Float and or Color Guard.
        7. Sept 1-4 – Hopkinton Fair: Recruiting and fundraising booth. Must be manned all 4 days from 0700 to 2100. Members asked to take shifts.
        8. Sept 9 – NHTI Concord Car Show (booth): Recruiting booth.
      3. Other Things talked about
        1. Bowling Night- Concord: Family events – one night a month during the 3rd or 4th week of the month. More info to come.
        2. Marines Night American Legion Post 31, Penacook (Date TBD): Recruiting event – “Sign here – free beer”. Motion by Shaw to purchase a roll of stamps for recruiting purposes, second by Lindsley; discussed benefits of “Forever” stamps; motion passed
        3. Lake Winnipesauke Dinner Cruise (~Aug): Not discussed.
  1. Farewell Dinner Planning for Poolees going to Boot Camp
    1. Mar 18 – Need confirm with recruiters: Old Town Hall has been reserved. $100 anonymous donation received for the meal. Cmdt will get with Recruiters.
    2. Attend future Poolee Meetings: More info to come.
  1. [NEW ITEM] – Discussed that the Yard Sale Committee will disband until it may be needed again. Discussed holding a pancake breakfast for fundraiser with portion to go to Dept. – item tabled.
  1. Unfinished Business
    1. Detachment Shirts: Cmdt awaiting reply from t-shirt company.
    2. Department Dues Increase – Dept tabled this item until its March meeting
    3. American Flag Certificates – now on hand: Members to provide Westover with names of companies or individuals to have certificates printed before the next meeting.
    4. [NEW ITEM] M-1 Fundraiser: Lindsley gave some info on the fundraiser that he’s willing to take charge of. Dumont made a motion and DeCorse seconded it to purchase an M-1 and print raffle tickets. Discussion asked for more details than could be provided right now.  The motion and second were rescinded – no vote taken.  Item tabled to March or April meeting to gather additional information.
    5. [NEW ITEM] Ceremonial Ribbon: Discussion held on the requirements, time frame, who may be eligible, the Dept’s request for a list. Shea and Westover will take action to determine eligibility and a list of qualified Members.
  2. New Business
    1. Key to Old Town Hall: Mike Harnish volunteered to sign for the key for our Detachment.
    2. Vice Cmdt: Jacques Hachez will not be attending future meeting. Cmdt asked for volunteer to fill the now vacant position.  Mark Lindsley volunteered, until there’s a permanent replacement.
  3. Good of the League
    1. Map of Dillon Detachment area of responsibility: Map was distributed. Cmdt explained how we will try to cover more of our area with future events.
    2. Next Month’s Meal: Carol McLaren volunteered herself and Donna Melanson to make next month’s meal and dessert.
  4. Announcements
    1. Department Meeting (1100) & Growl (1400) – Mar 26, 2017 @ American Legion, Concord (Elections for Dept Officers & Pack Officers): Info distributed and discussed. ALL Members are encouraged to attend.
    2. Boscawen Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony – MCL in charge this year, Monday, May 29th. Volunteers needed for Color Guard and other details: Please inform the Dept Cmdt Cherrie Monnell if you can help. Cmdt Dumont offered his help.
    3. Quad State Convention and Northeast Conference (& Grand Growl) – April 21-23, 2017 @ Newport, RI: ALL Members are encouraged to attend. Many Members voiced their pleasure at past Quad States. Cmdt will be attending and is willing to share his room – let him know if you’re interested.
    4. [NEW ITEM] Manchester H.S. daytime Memorial Day event on May 26 – honor guard volunteers needed. Contact the Granite State Det if interested.
  5. Closing Ceremony was conducted and the next meeting is scheduled for March 1, 2017. The meeting closed at 2030.

R/S

PDD Bryan Westover, Adjutant/Paymaster

(Adjutant’s note: Thank you to Mark Lindsley for filling in as Sgt at Arms.  Thanks also to Cody Dumont for providing tonight’s meal and donating the $39.50 that was collected for the meal, and to Mark Lindsley for bringing desert.  Additional thanks to Bud Durling who won the 50/50 and donating his winnings, making the Detachment’s donation a total of $17. Further thanks to Ray DeCorse for donating $20 to the upcoming “Sign here – free beer” recruiting event.)