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P.O. Box 233, Vonore, Tennessee

Tellico Lake Post 256

www.tellicolakepost256.org

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 1 March 2018

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                 ATTENDANCE   TIME                                                                                                                                                     GUESTS: 1          CONVENED    0900 

         MEMBERS: 56    ADJOURNED 1025

 

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Commander Vickery read the American Legion Preamble. The Chaplain offered the opening prayer.

 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

  • 29 March has been designated Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day.
  • This year’s Mountain Man March is 13/14 April.
  • Second District Commander Dave Howard was in attendance.

 

GUEST SPEAKER: The guest speaker for this month’s meeting was Former Tennessee Highway Patrol Sergeant Lowell Russell.  He spoke about his work related accident suffered in 2012.

 

CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper     ceremony at 1025 hours.

 

SIGNED:___/s/___

James E. Mc Neece - Adjutant – American Legion Post 256               

 

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING 

THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 1 February 2018

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander         ATENDANCE   TIME

                                                                                 GUESTS: 6          CONVENED    0900 

         MEMBERS: 49    ADJOURNED 1020

 

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Commander Vickery read the American Legion Preamble. The Chaplain offered the opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER: The guest speaker for this month’s meeting was Dick Cross, CIA Security Officer.  He spoke on the events and conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald.  He has authored several papers and books on this event.

CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper ceremony at 1020 hours.

 

SIGNED:___/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant – American Legion Post 256  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 4 January 2018

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                 ATTENDANCE

                                                                                 GUESTS: 3          CONVENED    0900 

         MEMBERS: 44    ADJOURNED 1040

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Member Linda Ullom read the American Legion Preamble. The Chaplain offered the opening prayer.

 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Post 256 member, Jim Warner.  He spoke about Honor Air.

 

Commander Vickery

·         The eagle with the broken wing on the Post flagstaff was replaced with a new one which was donated by members Linda and Bob Ullom.

·         The February meeting will have Dick Cross as the keynote speaker.  He has written two books on the assassination of President Kennedy.

·         There are still openings for guest speakers for the 2018 agenda.

·         The keynote speaker for the April general membership meeting will be the FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Knoxville office, Renae McDermott.

·         The keynote speaker for June will be Rachel Thompson who wrote the life history of General George Marshall.

·         Trying to coordinate the placement or Wreaths for America and Memorial and Veterans Day flags in local cemeteries with other area Posts.

·         1st Vice Commander Haldi is working on a field trip for 2018.

·         If anyone is interested in being an officer for next year please indicate your interest to one of the Post officers.

·         Please respond to meeting notices promptly so that the proper breakfast arrangements can be given to the caterer.  The head count is due to the caterer on Monday of the week of the meeting.

·         Member Mike Trost’s wife, Stephanie, gave a presentation on her and Mike’s experiences with his combat injuries and how the Yellow Ribbon Fund was able to help.  She has established a chapter locally and are having a fundraiser on 10 February, 2018 at the Tellico Village Community Church.  The keynote speaker is Curt Fields doing his impersonation of General Grant.  Tickets are $10 and are available from Ron Lockhart.

 

CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper     ceremony at 1040 hours.

 

 

SIGNED:___/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

 

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

                                                                     THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 2 November 2017

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                                           ATTENDANCE  

                                                                          GUESTS: 6          CONVENED    0900 

                                   MEMBERS: 57    ADJOURNED 1100

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Member Linda Ullom read the American Legion Preamble. The Chaplain offered the opening prayer.

 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKERS:  Boys/ Girls State Attendees. 

Commander Vickery

·        New members of Post 256 were initiated at this general membership meeting.

·        This general meeting was different than past meetings.  The meeting stressed comradeship amongst members.

·        There were patriotic songs and buddy war stories.  The patriotic songs were sung by member Harry Mc David.

Finance Officer Tony Adams

·        125 members out of 153 are paid up.

Legion Riders Director

·        There are several veterans’ events on or close to Veterans Day.  They will be posted as received.

Good of the Legion

·     Commander Vickery received the Quilt of Valor.  Well deserved.

CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper ceremony at 1100 hours.  Harry Mc David sung Amazing Grace to close the meeting.  The next meeting will be held on January 4, 2018.

SIGNED:______/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256       

www.tellicolakepost256.org

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 5 October 2017

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                 ATTENDANCE   TIME

                                                                                 GUESTS: 1          CONVENED    0900 

         MEMBERS: 99    ADJOURNED 1100

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Member Bob Ullom read the American Legion Preamble. The Chaplain offered the opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Dr. Curt Fields, Jr. who portrayed General Ulysses S. Grant.

Commander Vickery

·         New members of Post 256 will be initiated at the November general membership meeting.

·         There will be a memorial service for deceased member Dave Pittman at the Tellico Village Community Church on 6 October 2017.  Members are encouraged to attend.

·         The November general meeting will be different than past meetings.  The meeting will stress comradeship amongst members.  There will be patriotic songs and buddy war stories.  

Chaplain

·         There were two sick calls last month.

Legion Riders Director

·         A replica of the Vietnam Veterans wall is available for viewing in Knoxville.

·         Wednesday 4 October was the 25th Honor Air Flight.

CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper     ceremony at 1100 hours.

 

SIGNED:____/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

ww.tellicolakepost256.org

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

                                                                     THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 6 September 2017

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                 ATTENDANCE   TIME                                                                                                                                                       GUESTS: 1          CONVENED    0900 

         MEMBERS: 50    ADJOURNED 1030

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Member Linda Ullom read the American Legion Preamble. The Chaplain offered the opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Tim Guider, Sheriff of Loudon County, TN.

 

Commander Vickery

·         New members of Post 256 will be initiated at the November general membership meeting.

·         There will be a memorial service for deceased member Dave Pittman at the Tellico Village Community Church on 6 October 2017.  Members are encouraged to attend.

·         There will be a fundraiser for the Smoky Mountain Service Dog organization on 7 October 2017 at the Venue in Lenoir City.

·         Member Jim Rogers brought in an exhibit of materials from the 9/11 event.

 

CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper     ceremony at 1030 hours.

 

SIGNED:___/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256        

 

 

 

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

                                                                    THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 4 August 2016

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                 ATTENDANCE   TIME                                                                                                                                                     GUESTS:            CONVENED    0900 

         MEMBERS: 58    ADJOURNED 1130

 

            CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Fernando Sanchez.  His presentation was on Cuba and the Bay of Pigs invasion.

Commander Vickery

Commander Vickery asked the membership for ideas for fund raising because of the dues increase by national and department impact.

Beginning in November any new members will be given an American Legion Certificate of Initiation.

7 August is National Purple Heart Day.

Commander Vickery asked that the membership write their Congressman, Senators and the Army Times about the recent article on veteran suicides.  This is a problem that needs major addressing.

Finance Officer Haldi

Finance Officer Haldi will provide a 3 year financial analysis report in the near future. 

Good of the Legion

Member Arlen Bee was given an award by Commander Vickery for his continuing support of Post 256.

Member Warren Sanders requested members to consider joining the Veterans Honor Guard.  The Honor Guard has officiated at 55 funerals so far this year.  They are short of members.

 CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper    ceremony at 1130 hours.

SIGNED:____/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

            

 

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www.tellicolakepost256.org

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

                                                                      THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 6 July 2017

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                 ATTENDANCE   TIME

                                                                                 GUESTS: 6          CONVENED    0900 

         MEMBERS: 57    ADJOURNED 1041

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was General Doug Brown (US Army Ret.) former commander of Special Operations Command.

 

Commander Vickery

·         Member Bob Ullom is out of surgery and recovering.

·         4th Vice Commander collected unused medications for destruction

·         A thank you note was received from Greenback High School students who participated in the last Boys/Girls State activity.

·         Commander Vickery reiterated that it was important for members to respond when membership meetings are announced so that the caterers know how much food to prepare.

·         Post Officers for the 2017-2018 term were installed.

 

Legion Riders Director Warner

·         Membership is at 7.

 

CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper     ceremony at 1041 hours.

 

SIGNED:___/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256         

 

 

 

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING      THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 4 May 2017

APPROVED BY: Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                 ATTENDANCE        GUESTS: 2          CONVENED    0900 

         MEMBERS: 48           ADJOURNED 1100

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Member Linda Ullom read the American Legion Preamble. The Chaplain offered the opening prayer.

 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Dr. Robin Tricoli, President of Hiwassee College.

Commander Vickery

·         Commander Vickery passed out ballots for the election of officers for the 2017-2018 term.  There were no nominations from the floor. 

·         The Post 256 Memorial Day flag raising ceremony will be held at Rarity Bay at 8 a.m. on 29 May.

·         Arlen Bee was named Post 256 Legionnaire of the Year for his many contributions.

·         Member Mike Trost was awarded the Silver Star Banner.

4th Vice Commander Brooks

·         4th Vice Commander Brooks reminded members to bring old medications to the next meeting for disposal.

CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper     ceremony at 1100 hours.

 

SIGNED:____/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

 

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

                                                                      THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 2 March 2017

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                 ATTENDANCE   TIME

                                                                                  GUESTS: 4 CONVENED    0900 

         MEMBERS: 36    ADJOURNED 1100

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Mike Colacone who spoke on International Fraud and its impact on America.

 

Commander Vickery

·         Tony Adams was introduced as the new Post Finance Officer.

·         Commander Vickery reiterated that DD214’s are necessary to receive veteran benefits.  Veteran family members should know the location of this important document, and if desired, the Post Adjutant maintains a file for members.

·         The next monthly general membership meeting will be held at the Tellico Village Baptist Church.

·         Interviews for Boys/Girls State begin in March.

·         Nominations and election of Post officers for the following year begin soon.  Anyone interested in a position, let the Commander know.

·         Donations were made to the following organizations:

            TAP - $100.00

            Village Quilters - $250.00

 

1st Vice Commander Gruber

·         Post 256 is at 100% membership goal.

·         Loudon County Day is scheduled for 20 April, 2017.

·         Several Veterans activities will take place during the month of May.

2nd Vice Commander Haldi

·         Long sleeve Post shirts are ready to be ordered.  Delivery is scheduled for the October meeting.

3rd Vice Commander Patterson

·         The quarterly Post social event is scheduled for 16 March, 2017, but may have to be rescheduled due to event conflicts are the Tellico Village Yacht Club.

Legion Riders Director Warner

·         Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Day is scheduled for 29 March 2017, 10 a.m. at World’s Fair Park.

·         The next Honor Air flight is scheduled for 5 April, 2017.

Sergeant-at-Arms Kahr

·         A military honor at veteran’s funerals has to be requested by the deceased veteran’s immediate family.

Good of the Legion

·         Mike Shack, now in charge of the Loudon County Veterans Honor Guard, attended the meeting and requested that members consider joining the group.  Post 256 has the most members and more are needed

 

CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper     ceremony at 1100 hours.

 

SIGNED:____/s_____

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 2 February 2017

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                 ATTENDANCE   TIME

                                                                                 GUESTS: 5         CONVENED    0900 

         MEMBERS: 30    ADJOURNED 1108

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Scott Barker, Editorial Page Editor for the Knoxville News Sentinel.

 

Commander Vickery

A Certificate of Appreciation and an American Legion coffee cup was given to Don Schmid of the Tellico Village Woodworkers for making the speaker’s podium.

 

Commander Vickery displayed the flag display case to be presented to the family of member John Girardeau who recently passed.

 

CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper     ceremony at 1108 hours.

 

 

SIGNED:____/s/____

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

 

 

 

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

                                                                             THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 5 January 2017

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                 ATTENDANCE   TIME

                                                                                 GUESTS: 4         CONVENED    0900 

         MEMBERS: 25    ADJOURNED 1043

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speakers were Toni and Herb Hinsch, Hospice chaplains.

 

Commander Vickery

Member John Girardeau is in University of Tennessee Hospital after suffering from a fall.  He is in room 1026.

 

Chaplain Ross Licata is recovering from knee surgery.

 

Member Jim Miller is recovering from knee surgery.

 

Commander Vickery is trying to organize a field trip this year to the University of Tennessee Forensic Laboratory.

 

Anyone interested in becoming an officer for the 2017-2018 term, please step forward.

 

 

First Vice Commander Gruber

The membership goal assigned to Post 256 is 139.  Official membership number is 134.  We should meet this goal with the addition of new members and transfers in process.

 

Loudon County Day is tentatively scheduled for 20 April 2017.  A guest speaker is needed.  Post 256 is this year’s sponsor.

 

Sergeant-at-Arms Kahr

Be careful of charity scammers soliciting donations for the victims of the Gatlinburg fires.  Check Charity Navigator for legitimate charities.

 

Finance Officer Haldi

Speakers are needed for some of this year’s meetings. 

 

The Post has had several anonymous donations from members for sponsorship of students to Boys/Girl State.  Thank you all.

 

The Cross County Patriots donated $700 to be used to send students to this year’s Boys/Girl State.

 

Service Officer Edmands

Arrangements are being made for the presentation of medals and awards at the school in Bitburg, Germany

 

Good of the Legion

Member Lockhart spoke about the monthly visit to the Tennessee Veterans home.  Anyone interested in going, contact him.

 

CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper     ceremony at 1043 hours.

 

 

SIGNED____/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

                                                                     THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 3 November 2016

APPROVED BY: Vick Vickery, Commander

                                                                                 ATTENDANCE     TIME                                                                                       GUESTS: 8         CONVENED    0900 

         MEMBERS: 36    ADJOURNED 1130

         

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speakers were Sergeant Scott Newman of the City of Loudon Police Department and this year’s attendees at Boys/Girls State.

Finance Officer Haldi

Finance Officer Haldi reminded the membership that the minimum order for Post shirts is 12.

 CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper    ceremony at 1105 hours.

SIGNED:____/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

                                                                      THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 10/6/16

APPROVED BY: Vic Vickery, Commander                                                                                                                                                                          

ATTENDANCE:  GUESTS: 7        

TIME: CONVENED    0900 

                                    MEMBERS: 30    ADJOURNED 1110

         

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.  Linda Ullom read the Preamble.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Ed Junod.  His presentation was on Suicide Prevention.

Commander Vickery

The next Post 256 social will be held at the Tellico Village Yacht Club on 17 November 2016.

Preparing programs and speakers for 2017.  A field trip is being considered.

There will be a Veterans Day dinner at Rarity Bay on 11 November.  Contact Tom Simcox for details and reservation.

The Veterans Honor Guard needs members to cover all of Veterans Day activity.  Contact Warren Sanders.

Finance Officer Haldi will serve as the interim 2nd Vice Commander.

The attendees at this year’s Boys/Girl State  will be guests and speakers at the November meeting.

Good of the Legion

The new Monroe County Veteran Service Officer, Suzanne Wilson will attend the November General Membership meeting.

 CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper    ceremony at 1110 hours.

SIGNED:_____/s/____

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant                                        DATE: 4 August 2016

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander                                        ATTENDANCE   TIME

     GUESTS:            CONVENED    0900 

                                        MEMBERS: 58    ADJOURNED 1130

 

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Fernando Sanchez.  His presentation was on Cuba and the Bay of Pigs invasion.

Commander Vickery

Commander Vickery asked the membership for ideas for fund raising because of the dues increase by national and department impact.

Beginning in November any new members will be given an American Legion Certificate of Initiation.

 

7 August is National Purple Heart Day.

 

Commander Vickery asked that the membership write their Congressman, Senators and the Army Times about the recent article on veteran suicides.  This is a problem that needs major addressing.

Finance Officer Haldi

Finance Officer Haldi will provide a 3 year financial analysis report in the near future. 

Good of the Legion

Member Arlen Bee was given an award by Commander Vickery for his continuing support of Post 256.

Member Warren Sanders requested members to consider joining the Veterans Honor Guard.  The Honor Guard has officiated at 55 funerals so far this year.  They are short of members.

 CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper    ceremony at 1130 hours.

SIGNED:____/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

 

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

                                                                       THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 7 July 2016

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander         ATTENDANCE   TIME

                                                                                  GUESTS: 8         CONVENED   0900 

         MEMBERS: 32    ADJOURNED 1100

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Doug Ottinger, Administrator of the Ben Atchley State Veterans Home.

Commander Vickery

Membership renewals are coming in and it is especially easy for all concerned if they are done on-line.

Commander Vickery introduced Michael Shack from Post 120 who is now the officer in charge of the Loudon Veterans Honor Guard.  The Honor Guard needs members.  He left a notice to be sent to the membership explaining what the Honor Guard is.

Finance Officer Haldi

Finance Officer Haldi provided a financial report.  Status of funds going into the new fiscal year beginning 1 July, 2016 is good.

Good of the Legion

Legion Riders Director Jim Warren swore in the newly elected Post officers for the 2016-2017 fiscal years.

Finance Officer Bob Haldi was named the Legionnaire of the Year and was given an award by Commander Vickery.

 CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper    ceremony at 1100 hours.

SIGNED:____/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

                                                                     THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 5 May 2016

APPROVED BY: 1st Vice Commander Gruber

                                                                                 ATTENDANCE   TIME

                                                                                  GUESTS: 2         CONVENED   0900 

         MEMBERS: 28    ADJOURNED 1055

            

CALL TO ORDER

 

First Vice Commander Gruber opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. First Vice Commander Gruber led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered the opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: First Vice Commander Gruber had visitors introduce themselves to the membership.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Post 256 Service Officer Edmands. His presentation was on German WWII Vengeance Weapons. .

1st Vice Commander Gruber

There are several veteran activities during the month of May.  Emails will be sent out informing the membership as notices are received.

The Post 256 Annual Memorial Day remembrance will be held on 30 May 2016 at Rarity Bay at 8:00 AM.  Members are requested to wear the blue Post shirts if you have them.  Tom Simcox is lead person on this event.

The annual Loudon County Memorial Day remembrance will be held at 10:00 AM at the Loudon County courthouse.

Lenoir City Memorial Day remembrance will be held at Lakeview Cemetery also at 10 AM.

St. Thomas Catholic Church Memorial Day remembrance will begin at 11:00 AM.

The Run for the Wall is scheduled to come through TN on 24-25 May 2016.  Post 256 is asked to cover an overpass in Lenoir City.  More details to follow.

Six students from both Greenback and Sequoyah High Schools will attend this year’s Boys/Girl State.  This will happen the last week of May.

2nd Vice Commander Lockhart

Area American Legion and Veteran of Foreign War Posts need help in flagging graves for Memorial Day.  Post 256 has 17 graveyards that they have to place flags on.  About 700 flags.

There will be an Armed Forces Day Program at the Community Church at Tellico Village.  Keynote speaker will be Major General Fred Womack, a member of Post 256.  Event starts at 1:00 PM and the program is at 2:00 PM.

3rd Vice Commander Patterson

No Report.

Service Officer Edmands

Junior ROTC medals and certificates will be presented at the military dependents high school in Bitburg, Germany to those students who were nominated for scholastic and military excellence.  Service Officer Edmands will make the presentation.

Finance Officer Haldi

No Report.

Legion Riders

United Veterans of Blount County’s 52nd Memorial Day Program will take place at 11 a.m. on 28 May 2016 at the Blount County Courthouse.  The program will conclude with a groundbreaking ceremony to restore the War Dead Memorial.

There will be a car wash at the Blount County Chamber of Commerce Building on 28 May 2016.

Good of the Legion

Member Warren Sanders reiterated that hands are needed to help flag graves.

Post 256 Election of Officers

The results of the election of Post 256 officers for the term of 2016-2017 were:

All candidates on the proposed slate were elected with the exception of First Vice Commander.  Write in candidate Rich Gruber was elected as First Vice Commander.

 CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper    ceremony at 1055 hours.

SIGNED:_____/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

 

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

                                                                     THE AMERICAN LEGION                                                                                                       

                                                                 DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 3 March 2016

APPROVED BY: Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                ATTENDANCE   TIME

                                                                                GUESTS: 1          CONVENED   0900 

        MEMBERS: 57    ADJOURNED 1110

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. Commander Vickery led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  Guest speaker was Edward Reinhold, Special Agent in Charge of the Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

Commander Vickery

If any member has an idea for a meeting speaker, please coordinate with Commander Vickery and 2nd Vice Commander Lockhart.

ROTC medals have been given to Service Officer Edmands for presentation to Bitburg High School in Germany.  Adjutant McNeece will have the certificates prepared.

Commander Vickery sent an email to the membership about upcoming election procedures for next year’s officers.  Anyone desiring to become an officer contact the nominating committee when it is announced.

Ralph Pubillones will be taking care of retired flags.  Collection boxes are at Rarity Bay, Tellico Village and Kahite.

Legionnaire magazine is now available online at www.tnlegion.org.

1st Vice Commander Gruber

If anyone is interested in supporting the Junior shooting program in Loudon and Monroe counties, let 1st Commander Gruber know.

Post 256 met its membership goal for this year.

The Tellico Lake Lakeshore clean up is scheduled for 19 March in Tellico Village.  Member Arlen Bee is the point of contact for Rarity Bay.

2nd Vice Commander Lockhart

2nd Vice Commander Lockhart has proposed starting a Blue Star recognition program to recognize those families who are members that have a member on active duty.

The April meeting speaker will be from the CIA.

4th Vice Commander Brooks

Boys/Girls State interviews will begin the end of March.

Chaplain Licata

Get well cards has been sent to members Herb West, Ralph Pubillones, John Gerardo, Sam Carpenters son and Commander Vickery’s  brother, Rick.

Adjutant McNeece

National Headquarters is cautioning members not so post anything disparaging about the American Legion or fellow members on social media.  Also, members have been shown on television wearing their Legion caps at political rallies.  This is prohibited.

CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper     ceremony at 1110 hours.

SIGNED:____/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

 

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 4 February 2016

APPROVED BY: 1st Vice Commander Gruber      ATTENDANCE:     GUESTS: 1           CONVENED:   0900 

        MEMBERS: 35    ADJOURNED 1030

            

CALL TO ORDER

1st Vice Commander Gruber opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The 1st Vice Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: 1st Vice Commander Gruber introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  Guest speaker was member Ernest Yost, retired, USCG who gave a presentation on his service on an ice breaker.

1st Vice Commander Gruber

1st Vice Commander Gruber informed the membership that a nominating committee will be formed for the election of officers for the term 2016-2017.  Anyone who would like to be an officer of Post 256 is encouraged to step forward.

Membership goal for Post 256 has been met for this year.

The month of May will be a busy month for veteran activities.

2nd Vice Commander Lockhart

2nd Vice Commander proposed starting a Blue Star recognition program to recognize those families who are members that have a member on active duty.  This will be further discussed at the next Post Executive Committee meeting.

4th Vice Commander Brooks

The keynote speaker for the March Post general membership meeting will be FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Knoxville Division, Edward Reinhold.  He will give an overview of events within the FBI at the local and national level.

Sergeant-at-Arms Kahr

There will be a Super Bowl party at VFW Post 5150.

Chaplain Licata

A get well card has been sent to member Hartman who just had knee replacement.

Legion Riders Director Jim Warner

The meeting time for Legion Riders has been changed to Sundays.

Rolling Thunder will have a chili cook off on 5 March 2016.  All are invited to attend whether to eat or enter.  The event will be held at the Moose lodge in Knoxville.

CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper ceremony at 1030 hours.

SIGNED:___/s/__

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 7 January 2016

APPROVED BY: Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                 ATTENDANCE   TIME

                                                                                 GUESTS: 1         CONVENED   0900 

         MEMBERS: 38    ADJOURNED 1130

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Harry McDavid and his presentation was on Internet Security.  His presentation will be furnished to members upon request.

Commander Vickery

At the beginning of this year, Post 256 has 136 paid members. 

The memorial service for Post 256 member Diane Fiorentino will be held at the Tellico Village Community Church on 19 January 2016 at 11 a.m.

The Post 256 Social will be held at the Tellico Village Yacht Club on 21 January, 2016 at the Tellico Village Yacht Club beginning at 1700 hours.

1st Vice Commander Gruber

1st Commander Gruber provided status of membership.  We are 10 members short of this year’s goal.

2nd Vice Commander Lockhart

2nd Vice Commander Lockhart showed the membership a wreath that is put on military graves by the Wreaths Across America organization.

Finance Officer Haldi

Finance Officer Haldi provided a financial report.  Status of funds going into 2016 is good.

Legion Riders

Director Warner said that Legion Rider meetings will now be held on Sundays.

Good of the Legion

Sergeant-at-Arms Kahr reminded the membership to read military community magazines and papers to stay abreast to what is happening in the active military and veterans.

Member Trost advised that a veteran soldier from Albania will be visiting the United States and is arriving on 24 January, 2016 at 2200 hours at Knoxville Airport.  See Stephanie Trost’s email that was sent to the membership on this event for details.

 CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper    ceremony at 1130 hours.

SIGNED:___/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant                                  DATE: 4 June 2015

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander                                   ATTENDANCE   TIME

                                                                                GUESTS: 2          CONVENED   0900 

                                    MEMBERS: 31    ADJOURNED 1050

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Rochelle Cordova of Woodman of the World.  She spoke on flag history and etiquette of the United States flag.

Commander Vickery

Commander Vickery thanked 3rd Vice Commander Patterson for his public relations efforts with the Mountain View paper and the Post web site.

Commander Vickery thanked the membership for the good turnout at the Memorial Day event at Rarity Bay

Flag Day is 14 June, 2015.  Member Ralph Pubillones is the Post point of contact for flag retirement.

The 2015-2016 slate of Post officers was presented to the membership.  There were no nominations from the floor and slate of officers was elected by unanimous vote.  They will be sworn in at the July general membership meeting.

Please keep commander Vickery or Adjutant Mc Neece about any email address changes.

2nd Vice Commander Bee

Next month’s speaker will be Service Officer Don Edmands who will give a presentation on the World War II German Second Panzer Division.

4th Vice Commander Brooks

Boys State graduation was today.  Help is needed next year for fund raising, interviewing and presentations at schools.

5th Vice Commander Cesaretti

The United States faces danger from within and without our borders.  Stay alert.

Finance Officer Haldi

There are a few extra shirts available of both colors for sale.

Sergeant-at-Arms Kahr

Thanks to all the members who helped put flags on graves this Memorial Day.

 CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper    ceremony at 1050 hours.

 

SIGNED:____/s/____

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

 

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 5 May 2015

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander                                   ATTENDANCE   TIME

                                                                                GUESTS: 1          CONVENED   0900 

                                    MEMBERS: 29    ADJOURNED 1100

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Mark Warren.  He spoke about his career with Saudi Aramco and Middle East culture..

Commander Vickery

Next month will be the election of Post officers for 2015-2016.

There is a pancake breakfast for veterans and spouses at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church on 16 May at 9 a.m.  Preregistration is required.

Post 256 will continue to collect flags which need to be retired.

Don Whiteman continues to collect books and magazines for the Ben Atchley East Veterans Home.

1st Vice Commander Gruber

May is a very busy month for veteran’s events.

The 2nd District Convention will be held on 9 May at Post 13, Maryville.

The Run for the Wall will pass at Highways 321 and I75 on 20 May.  All who can attend are encouraged to be at the overpass in Lenoir City to wave flags.

On 23 May, 2015 there will be a fund raiser at the Blount County Courthouse to raise funds to restore the veteran memorial.  Commander Vickery will be the keynote speaker.

The annual Memorial Day event will be held at Rarity Bay on 25 May, 2015 at 8 a.m.

The Smokies Salute to Veterans baseball game will be held on 30 May, 2015.

Finance Officer Haldi

Pick up shirts that have been ordered.  There are a few extra available for sale.

Legion Riders

Director Warner gave a list of veteran’s events for the May time period. 

Good of the Legion

Member Simcox stated that will be a veteran’s memorial mass at St. Thomas on 25 May, 2015 at 100.

 CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper    ceremony at 1100 hours.

 

SIGNED:___/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

 

 

 

www.tellicolakepost256.org

MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 2 April 2015

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                                            ATTENDANCE   TIME

 GUESTS: 1          CONVENED   0900 

                                     MEMBERS: 27    ADJOURNED 1055

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was William Koprince and his topic was Wreaths across America.  Wreaths Across America places wreaths on veterans graves across the country.   The organizations web site is Wreathsacrossamerica.org.

Commander Vickery

The donation by members of Post 256 to the Tennessee Veterans Treatment Court was $755.

Commander Vickery will be the keynote speaker on 23 May 2015 for the Blount County Day of Remembrance.

The annual Dining Out is scheduled for 16 May 2015.  The fee is $30 per person.

Commander Vickery received a request from Sequoyah High School for speakers from the American Legion to talk about patriotism, flag etiquette, etc.

Commander Vickery will be out of town for the month of April.  He can be reached on his cell phone if needed.

1st Vice Commander Gruber

Loudon County Boys/Girls County Day is scheduled for 16 April, 2015.

Post 256 has met its membership goal for the year.  Two new members have joined Post 256.

There will be several Veteran activities in May.  They will be sent out to the membership as they are received.

2nd Vice Commander Bee

Mark Warren will be the speaker for the May general membership meeting.  His topic will be Middle East culture.

Finance Officer Haldi

The second order of Post 256 shirts have been shipped and will be available for pickup at the May membership meeting.

Service Officer Edmands

Service Officer Edmands will be in Germany to present the achievement certificates and medals to the Bitburg High School on 15 May 2015.

Chaplain Ross Licata

Chaplain Licata visits Don Burgett frequently.  He encouraged members to visit him and give him some magazines if you have them.

Legion Riders

Director Warner gave a list of veteran’s events for the April/May time period.  Some of those are:

 

 

 

 

  • 10/11 April is Mountain Man March in Gatlinburg.Post 256 sponsors a gold star family.

  • 15 April 2015 is the spring Honor Air Flight.If you can turn out to welcome the attendees home that evening.

  • 4 May 2015 is the TBart Bratfest.

  • 19/20 May is the Run for the Wall

  • 30 May 2015 is the Smokies Salute to Heroes

  • 14 June 2015 the Applebee’s Restaurant across from the Knoxville Airport is having a fund raiser.

    Good of the Legion

    Member Lockhart visited the Ben Atchley East Tennessee Veterans Home.  They have a lunch on the third Monday of each month.  Visit if you can.

     CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper    ceremony at 1055 hours.

    SIGNED:___/s/____

    James E. Mc Neece

    Adjutant

    American Legion Post 256    

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MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  Rich Gruber for the Adjutant       DATE: 5 March 2015

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                ATTENDANCE   TIME

                                                                               GUESTS: 3            CONVENED   0900 

        MEMBERS: 22    ADJOURNED 1045

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery asked visitors and guests to introduce themselves.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was not going to be at meeting because of inclement weather in area, said he would speak at a future meeting.

Commander Vickery

Commander Vickery and Chaplin Licata gave an update on the health status of Don Burgett.

1st Vice Commander Gruber

Loudon County Boys/Girls County Day is scheduled for 16 April, 2015.

Post 256 has met its membership goal for the year at one hundred and thirty-seven.

Chili Chili Bang Bang is going to held march 14 at the Knoxville Moose Lodge #1560 to benefit Rolling Thunder TN Chapter #3.  See Rich for details.

2nd Vice Commander Bee

Will sent out e-mail on April guest speaker when finalized. 

3rd Vice Commander

No Report at this time. 

4th Vice Commander Brooks

Boys and Girls State programs are being worked on by the High Schools.  Cost for Boys  is $250 and for Girls is $350 plus a donation from the Post for each person.  Interviews are going to happen over the next two weeks.  Still looking for sponsors to help defray cost to the Post.  Still will have students report back to membership in the fall of 2015 at a meeting.

Finance Officer Haldi

Donations for this year’s Boys/Girls State sponsorship are needed. Final shirt order will be sent this month.

Service Officer Edmunds 

Will be going to Europe with ROTC Medals and Certificates from Post 256 for students at Airbase as done for the last few years.  Waiting for the names at this time. 

Commander Vickery

Commander Vickery informed the membership that the Flag Day Ceremonies at TV Fire department will not happen this year.  Flag collection will happen as in the past.

May 16th - Pancake Breakfast - free- will be held at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church along Hwy 72 - looking for people to send a photo of yourself in service uniform then and a photo of you now.  Call church at 865-458-9407 for reservations and photos.

Ron Lockhart has put out a challenge to membership to donate monies for  TN Judicial District Veterans Treatment Court - Veteran Mentor Program.

Members should send address or e-mails updates to either Vic or Jim McNeece.

Dining Out is still scheduled for May 16th - notice will be out soon. 

Good of the Legion

Member Warren Sanders suggested that a jar be setup at sign-in table for members to donate for Boys/Girls State students costs.

Member AC Maher told about his duty in Thailand during Vietnam Era as a service person to interface with the USO.  His duty included a tour at that time by Bob Hope doing one of his many tours.  It was a good feeling duty to him at that time.

 CLOSING: With no further business to address, the meeting was adjourned with the proper ceremony at 1045 hours.

SIGNED:______/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

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MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 5 February 2015

APPROVED BY:  Vic Vickery, Commander

                                                                                                            ATTENDANCE   TIME

                                                                                GUESTS: 4          CONVENED   0900 

                                    MEMBERS: 25    ADJOURNED 1100

            

CALL TO ORDER

Commander Vickery opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: Commander Vickery introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  The guest speaker was Frank Vollmer, Senior Mentor for the Knox County Veterans Treatment Court.

Commander Vickery

Commander Vickery gave an update on the health status of Don Burgett.

Don Edmands will be going to Germany again this year to present scholastic and military achievement awards.  Medals and Certificates of Achievement will be ordered and prepared.

The annual Dining Out will be on 16 May, 2015 at the Rarity Bay clubhouse.

Commander Vickery and member Simcox gave a summary of Veteran’s events for the remainder of the year.

A new member initiation ceremony held once a year will be considered at the next Executive Committee meeting.

Commander Vickery will issue a call to the Post membership for members to consider being a Post officer for the next year.

Keep Adjutant Mc Neece informed of any address, email or phone number changes so that the membership list can be kept current.

1st Vice Commander Gruber

Loudon County Boys/Girls County Day is scheduled for 16 April, 2015.

Post 256 has met its membership goal for the year at one hundred and thirty-seven.

2nd Vice Commander Bee

The guest speaker for March will be Jack Berry and his topic will be funerals for homeless veterans.

Finance Officer Haldi

Donations for this year’s Boys/Girls State sponsorship are needed.

An order for the blue Post 256 shirts will be sent in shortly.  A minimum or twelve shirts are needed to make up an order.

Good of the Legion

Member Warren Sanders emphasized the need for new members in the Loudon County Honor Guard.

Member Sanders recommended reading “Bringing Home a Hero”.  This is a story about refurbishment of a WWII LST

Member Wayne Schnell informed the membership that a Veterans Day breakfast will be held at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church on 16 May, 2015.

 CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper    ceremony at 1100 hours.

SIGNED:______/s/___

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

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MINUTES OF

POST NO. 256 REGULAR MEETING

                                                                      THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

 

COMPILED BY:  James Mc Neece, Adjutant       DATE: 8 January 2015

APPROVED BY: 1st Vice Commander Gruber

                                                                                ATTENDANCE        TIME

                                                                                 GUESTS: 4              CONVENED   0900 

        MEMBERS: 20        ADJOURNED 1030

            

CALL TO ORDER

1st Vice Commander Gruber opened the meeting with appropriate ceremony and declared the regular monthly meeting of Tellico Lake Post 256 of Tennessee convened. The Commander led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Chaplain offered an opening prayer.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS: 1st Vice Commander Gruber introduced visitors and guests.

GUEST SPEAKER:  Guest speaker was Andy Houck who gave a presentation on Neurobics – Exercise Your Brain.

1st Vice Commander Gruber

1st Vice Commander Gruber informed the membership of the Second District meeting to be held on 10 January, 2015 at Post 53 in Harriman.

State membership numbers are down.

Some Post 256 members have yet to renew and which means the Post is not at one hundred per cent.

The Department Mid Winter Conference will be held in Murfreesboro 22 through 25 January, 2015.

2nd Vice Commander Bee

The February membership meeting will be held on 5 February 2015.  He is still working on obtaining a speaker.

3rd Vice Commander Patterson

Working on updating the Post web site.

Finance Officer Haldi

Another order for those members that ordered the blue Post tee shirts will be sent in shortly.

Legion Riders Director Jim Warner

There will be an air show in 2016 at the McGhee Tyson Airport.

Good of the Legion

Member Dan Callan proposed that the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony be reinstituted and scheduled for Veterans Day.  He stated that some other Post members and other Posts are willing to participate.  This will be discussed at the next Executive Committee meeting.

Members Warren Sanders and Sergeant-at-Arms Kahr stated that new members are needed for the Loudon County Honor Guard.   The unit is extremely short handed.

CLOSING: With no further business to conclude, the meeting was adjourned with the proper     ceremony at 1030 hours.

SIGNED:______/s____

James E. Mc Neece

Adjutant

American Legion Post 256    

 

                                         

 

 

 

 

 

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