Post 2 in Salem NH January Commander’s Column

, NH ($2200.00).  We erected and dedicated a Memorial Bench at the veteran’s cemetery, in AMVETS – Post 2 – Commander’s Column

Jan. 1, 2019        Issue 19 – 1

Good Morning:

Our next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 3 , 2019.

Today is New Years Day, I hope you had a Holy Christmas and enjoy a Happy New Year.

The year 2018 has been a very busy year for our post, we have assisted/donated to 39 different people and charities, some on multiple ocassions.  We have voted to increase our three scholarships from $500.0 to $1000.00.  We also voted to fully fund the veteran’s brakfast at the Woodbury School.   Donated $10.00 to each of the  residents at the Veteran’s Home, in TiltonBoscawen, NH.  We held our third Memorial Service at our Memorial Stone in Pine Grove Cemetery. Placed wreaths at each of the seven flags at the Veteran’s Memorial, placed a wreath at our Mmorial Stone and a wreath at each of the graves of two of our deceaded commanders ( this was all at the Pinr Grove Cemetery).  We then went to Mt. Pleasant cemetery and placed wreaths on the other two past commanders.

Our By-Laws, Article III, Section 2 indicate that there are three types of meetings, the general meeting, special meeting and annual meeting.                                                             

Article III, Section 4 “Nominations for officers shall be entertained and an announcement of the business to be considered at the annual meeting will be made at the General meeting one month preceding the annual meeting”.

It further states in Article IV, Section 2, “The election of officers shall be held at the General meeting one month preceding the Annual meeting, between May 1 and June 30.

Our Annual meeting for the year 2019 will be held on May 2, 2019, at which time we will elect our officers for the coming year.   Nominations will be held one month earlier, April 4, 2019.                                   Final nominations and election of officers will be at the May meeting, which is on May 2, 2019.                              The officers to be elected are:  Commander – 1st Vice Commander -2nd Vice Commander – Adjutant – Finance Officer – Provost Marshall – Judge Advocate and three Trustees. The Commander will then appoint the following officers: Chaplain – Historian – Service Officer.

The officers will assume their responsibilities of office at the June meeting.

I will be stepping down as AMVETS – Post 2 – Commander.  I want you to know that it was an honor and a privilege to serve as your Commander, but now it is time for a new commander.  I will be taking a year away from all offices (AMVETS – VFW – K of C). Dennis Coleman has said that he will take over the coordinating of our White Clover Program, give him the support you have always given me.

Now is the time to consider becoming an officer of your post.

We still have only one member who has not paid his dues.

For your information:

Jan. 1, 1776:     During the American Revolution, George Washington unveiled the Grand Union Flag, the first National Flag in America.                                                                                                

Jan. 1, 1892:     Ellis Island, in New York, was opened.

Jan. 3, 1959:     Alaska was admitted as our 49th state.

Jan. 4, 1790:     George Washington delivered the first State of the Union address.

Jan. 28, 1915:   The U. S. Coast Guard was created, combining the Life Saving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service.

Jan. 28, 1986:    The U. S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, 74 seconds into its flight.

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