Minutes for November 2020 Meeting

Monday, 09 November,2020, at 1903, 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 fifteen Post members.

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

Meeting substitute Adjutant Rick Blomgren summarized the minutes of the October 2020 meeting (available at www.sylvalegion.org/minutes/) which received approval by a voice vote, with Jim McGill making the motion and seconded by Burrus Jones.

Finances

Rick Blomgren presented the current financial report, including a report that the Post and the Auxiliary Unit each received $173 from the proceeds of a garage sale last month. The report received approval by a voice vote, Debra McGill making the motion and seconded by Phil Haire.

Membership and Recruiting Report

Ed Harwood gave report in the absence of Linda Nee and there are currently 118 members who have paid their dues for 2020 – 2021 fiscal year. This represents 66% of total membership and on track where the Post should be for ½ of the reporting year. The 2020 dues (1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021) 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 http://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 Nee mails or gives you a permanent card.

Business and Announcements

Funeral Details

Vice Commander Roy Burnett reported the post performed one funeral detail plus one remembrance this past two months.

Sick Call

As always let’s keep these folks and our vets around the world in our thoughts and 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 1953.

Respectfully presented,

Rick Blomgren, Meeting substitute Adjutant

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