Minutes for July 2021 Meeting

Monday, 12 July, 2021, at 1900, Post Commander Ed Harwood called to order the monthly (second Monday) meeting of William E. Dillard American Legion Post 104, Inc., at the American Legion Hall, 915 West Main St., Sylva, NC. Present were nineteen post members and one guest.

Opening Ceremony

Sergeant of Arms, Ron Short marched the colors to the front of the room- posted them in their stand and Commander Harwood led the members in a hand salute. Chaplain Burrus Jones offered the opening prayer. Commander Harwood read the American Legion statement to honor all missing U.S. POW and MIA’s. Members viewed the empty POW and MIA logo embossed black chair on display. The Commander led those present in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the American Legion Constitution.

Previous Minutes

Adjutant Larry Agle summarized the minutes of the June 2021 meeting (available at www.sylvalegion.org/minutes/) which received approval by a voice vote, with Marty Childers making the motion and seconded by Bill Loucks.


Adjutant Larry Agle presented the current financial report. The report received approval by a voice vote, Jim McGill making the motion and seconded by Judy Cariveau.

Membership and Recruiting Report

Membership Officer Larry Agle gave report and there are currently 8 members who have paid their dues for 2021 – 2022 fiscal year. The 2022 dues (1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022) are now due and members can renew by mail, in person, or online. Dues are $35.00, with the Post keeping $7.50 and the balance going to the Department of North Carolina ($9.00) and the National American Legion ($18.50). Mail payments to American Legion Post 104, at P. O. Box 104, Sylva, NC 28779. Members can pay their annual dues on line at the National Headquarters web site https://www.legion.org/renew. To complete this action, have your American Legion membership number and a credit card available. As you finish, you can print off a temporary membership card plus a receipt to serve as “proof of membership” until Membership Officer Agle mails or gives you a permanent card.

Business and Announcements

Prior to starting the regular meeting, the post members along with the Auxiliary members performed a Post Everlasting ceremony. The following members were recognized:

  1. Ernest Bumgarner
  2. Randall “Red” Murff
  3. James Luther Taylor
  4. Sam Beck

Funeral Details

Vice Commander Roy Burnett was not present for the meeting. We performed one funeral since the last meeting. He also provided the names of three other veterans that passed away;

  1. James Taylor, USMC, two tours in Vietnam
  2. Ricky Church, USAF
  3. Dillon Moore, 22 years old, U.S. Army
  4. William Allen, U.S. Navy

Sick Call

Please keep these folks and their families in your prayers.

Closing Ceremony

After Chaplain Jones offered the closing prayer, Commander Harwood led the group in a hand salute and declared the meeting adjourned at 20:02 hours.

Respectfully presented,

Larry Agle, Adjutant

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