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February 2021

Manhattan American Legion Post 935
Minutes  for Feb 18, 2021 Post Meeting

Meeting convened at 7 PM at the Manhattan Village Meeting Room. (14 attendees)
Led by Jim Romain – Vice Commander  (Bob Metzger was delayed in snowstorm traffic)

Opening prayer by John Kestel – Chaplain

Adjutant Larry Musson unable to attend due to hospital release this week

Finance Officer Roger Bradley report total of $30,769 in all accounts

$20,000 former Cert. of Deposit funds are now in checking acct.  Discussion to put these into some interest bearing account.  Roger will contact Frank Forsythe for advice.

Thank you to members of Honor Guard for ALNC coverage from last summer through Tuesday Feb 16
We have additional ALNC coverage requests for Friday Feb 26 and Friday March 5th.

VAC Activity – VAC is moving to building next to Old Silver Cross Hospital location.

We are meeting at the Village Meeting Room for an indefinite timeframe due to the Township Building closure because of cleaning concerns of COVID protection.  Village gave us an electronic key for a $20 deposit.  This was covered by barter of one of our flags rather than cash.

Proposal to make Hyatt (Medal of Honor recipient at ALNC) an honorary member of our post.  Motion approved by all present members.

7 additional M1 rifles on the way to our post from Department of Army to enhance our ability to do more than one ceremony at a time.  That make our total of 15 rifles the maximum allowed.

Pig Roast at Kestel’s farm tentatively on July 3rd to replace Christmas party.  We will invite our Post members and the Legion Auxiliary members.  Proposal to invite all veterans was tabled until March meeting.

All current officer positions extension until July of 2022 was motioned and voted for unanimously.  This eliminates the need for nominations and voting this year.

There is no POW/MIA table at the Meeting Room.  We will place a back cover on a chair for future meetings.

Meeting adjourned at 8 PM.

Pizza and soft drinks donated by John and Barb Kestel was provided following the meeting.