Oct. 19 Amets minutes
Post 333 Sept 21, 2017 Minutes
AMVETS MEETING MINUTES…. September 21, 2017
3:05 Meeting opened at our new and permanent meeting place, the Dennis Police Station
with salute to flag, pledge, and invocation and by Cmdr. Fallon.
All officers present.
Total attendance of 13: (Fallon, Watling, Copp, Hawkesworth, Spellman, L’etoile,
Maceachern, Archambault, Gingras, Von Hone, Cobb, Fontaine, Mahoney.)
of June 15 meeting were distributed by email or paper copies and approved.
Sr. Vice Hawkesworth
Hawkesworth gave the financial report. A balance of $3,636.44 remained in Post’s 333
checking account as of 8/31/2017. A motion was made to accept the report, seconded and
The Sr. Vice gave his activity report for July and August, highlighting his service officer work, an
overview of the status of the Dennis Field of Honor (FOH) program’s activity; sales and financial
That prompted an overall discussion about the FOH and the Barnstable DAV’s promise to
return any money remaining (approx. $3,400.00) in their FOH account which Commander Fallon
had requested by letter. The agreement with the DAV was for one year (2016) only. The Sr. Vice
then detailed the structure and requirements of the FOH patent holder, Colonial Flag
Foundation which is a 501( C )3 non-profit. After some discussion, member Ken Gingras made a
motion that “the money returned to the AMVETS should be contributed to the FOH account as
a Sponsor’s donation from the Post and therefore would eliminate any potential conflict with
AMVETS National Bi-laws and the Colonial Flag Foundation rules. Additionally, the FOH program
should be run by their Committee as a totally separate entity from the Post or any other
veteran’s organization. Separating the two would allow for an unrestricted donation back to the
Post after the event thus, satisfying both Colonial Flag and the charitable needs of Post 333. The
FOH Committee would also have sole discretion as to all disbursements to qualified community
causes. The motion was seconded and passed by unanimous vote.
The current FOH program at Kelley Park Nov 10-12 is going nicely with around 100 of the 250
flag pledges memorandum already received back. Beneficiaries in 2016 included Operation
Delta Dog, Emerald Hollow Therapeutic Riding Center and Operation Flags for Vets at Bourne.
Jr. Vice Commander Watling
Harry reminded Dennis committee meeting members to contact Laurie Barr at town
offices ASAP if they wished to attend the annual volunteer Appreciation Brunch at the Sea View
Restaurant at 8:30
am on Thursday October5. He also invited members to attend the Camp
Edwards annual open house this coming weekend. He will man a post there himself on Sunday.
Post 333 June 15, 2017 meeting minutes
Post 333 in West Harwich meeting for June 15, 2017
AMVETS MEETING MINUTES…. May 18, 2017
3:10 Meeting opened
with salute to flag , pledge, and invocation and by Cmdr. Fallon.
All officers present. Total attendance of 10: (Fallon, Hawkesworth, Watling,
von Hone ,Copp, Clen, Authelet, Burchsted ,Archambault, Kelley).
of April 10 meeting were distributed by email or paper copies and approved.
Sr. Vice Hawkesworth
summarized his monthly report,(distributed) of his personal involvement
in veterans claims, AMVETS paymaster work, & info on Field of Honor .
Brian also is still working on filing the regular IRS filing required for our post. He mentioned
slow progress in updating the post’s IRS status. But a DAV van will be at the DPD on Ausust 14
and 15 from 9-3pm for proving counseling and info for veterans.
Brian also asked for assistance for posting 100 flags at Patriots Square on Friday May 26 at 9am.
: Presented, by Brian,( as substitute paymaster ),and approved, with the
AMVETS current total balance at April 30, 2017 at TDBank being $4,956, after a payment of
$102 for Sheriff’s Dept. and printing bill from 2016 and $2 for TBBank’s paper fee.
Jr. Vice Commander Watling
Recommended: Susanne Capra’s hearing aid service on route
134 Dennis. and also announced the Northside Methodist Church is now offering ”Helping
Hands” to elderly, handicapped and families for assisting in personal or household needs, at
minimal cost. He also said the old DPW depot on Bob Crowell Rd. will be the location of our
storage container when it comes from Job Lot after Fallon makes the purchase for Amvets and
two other posts.
Carl mentioned the Troops in the Spotlight program at Kmart plaza on Sunday,
May 28 at 11:30am continuing until noon Memorial Day. This worthy program supplies overseas
troops with useful packages and deserves our support .
requested support for the usual Yarmouth Greys park picnic on Wed. June 21 at
10:30 am and a donation of $125 from AMVETS. (Subsequently a motion was made and was
approved for this donation and a check was presented to Tom by Brian.)
Walter von Hone
invited veterans to attend the Memorial Day Program at Dennis town hall
starting at 10 am following a march from Wixon school.
provided info on the CCVets annual fishing boat ride and dinner for about 100 vets
starting at Falmouth on June 12, and funded by $5,000 from his group. He also showed a new VA
card for veterans and thought their services have improved some.
will go ahead and place an order for an 8×10′ shed to hold extra flag boxes
and used flags to be located at the former Crowell Rd .DPW location …Joe heard dissatisfaction
with the post being locked out of its meeting room 3 times. Unanimous vote from those present
was made to move meetings to Dennis Police station and cancel July and August meetings.
(No discussion was made about changing the Claddagh June 15 Amvet meeting location.)
4:30 pm meeting closed
by Commander Fallon .
Minutes prepared by Adjutant Carl Copp