El Cajon Post 303
May 16, 2018
At 1800 - Post members to include Mike Wilson, Bill Fuller , Ronny Murphy and Ken Bevill prepared and decorated the tables and setup the boardroom for the dinner and meeting with assistance from Kay Wilson and several others.
At 1815 - Dinner started with plenty of Pizza from COSTCO ordered and picked up by Rob Tade. Also, there were several side dishes and desserts that were donated by Post members. These included, salad from Gladys, a fruit bowl from Joe & Bea Brunner, cookies from Wes, dinner supplies from Rob and a May birthday cake ordered and picked up by Mike Wilson.
Numerous items were donated for the opportunity drawing which is used to fund the dinners.
May birthday member Ronny Murphy, then WW II and Korean War Era Veterans were invited to come to the head of the line for dinner. The attendance sign-in sheet was passed around, and all present were annotated.
There were 50+ members and guests in attendance at the May meeting.
Opportunity drawing tickets were sold prior to the meeting which are used to help pay for the meal each month. The Post Commander urged people to buy tickets and stated this is how we get our “free” meals. Enough tickets were sold so as to be able to pay for the meal and to give two small cash prizes.
1900 - American Meeting Legion Post 303 was called to order by Post Commander Wes Schermann.
Acting Chaplain Mike Wilson offered an Opening Prayer and then we recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to American Legion Constitution.
The Post Commander pointed out the POW table to members.
Officers Roll Call was conducted by the Sergeant at Arms
Wes Schermann-Post Commander-Present
Mark Goodman-1st Vice Commander-Present
Mike Wilson-2nd Vice Commander-Present
Eddie Murphy-3rd Vice Commander-Present
Rob Tade-Jr. Past Commander-Present
All officers were present or accounted for to begin the meeting.
A Happy Birthday was wished for members with May birthdays.
Visitors and new Post members introduced themselves.
Visitors were recognized.
Wes congratulated the Post members on all their activities which included:
AFROTC Awards Ceremony attended by Post Commander Wes and Rob Tade .
NROTC Pass in review
Boys State Orientation meeting
Recruiting Booth at Wall Mart staffed by Roger West, John Atkinson, Rob Tade and Wes Schermann.
Main Street Flag maintenance program conducted by Dal, Ronny, Ken, George, Jack and Rob.
Congratulations to Post 303 members for exceeding 100% in membership and making the Post look good at District 22 meetings.
Post Commander Wes reminded Post members to not talk or take cell phone calls during the guest speaker’s presentation. Also asked to pick up any food that falls on the floor.
2nd Vice Commander – Mike Wilson introduced Captain Scott Mulevhill who gave a truly outstanding talk on the Naval Base Coronado and the life of an F18 pilot. This was followed by numerous questions.
Bea Brunner gave a highly informative and interesting talk on the American Legion Poppy Program.
1st Vice Commander - Mark Goodman gave the membership report which indicated that we are over 100%.
Gave a report on the upcoming ceremony at the Fletcher hills Elementary School and urged members to attend.
The following new members were voted into Post 303 from Post 1000:
George A. Schmuttermair
2nd Vice Commander - Mike Wilson. Mike gave a report on the upcoming
El Cajon America on Main Street Program.
S/A Fernando Huerta, Calif. Attorney General’s Office, Bureau of Investigations Dept of Justice will speak on Human Trafficking will be the June speaker.
Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione, CEC, USN (Ret), a former Commander of Camp David will be the July speaker.
3rd Vice Commander - Eddie Murphy – Gave an update on compliance regulations.
Chaplain - gave an update on the health of a couple of members.
Finance Officer - Anne Turschmann gave an update on the post finances which are doing well.
There was enough money raised from the Opportunity Drawing to pay for the meal and give two cash prizes.
Post Service Officer - Roger West –Roger stated there was an upcoming food drive and that members would have to register in advance.
Adjutant - Rob Tade discussed:
Boys State Orientation meeting.
Main Street Flag program.
Stars in Education event.
Memorial Day event
Duncan Hunter Golf event for Wounded Warriors.
Upcoming WD Hall event
Rob then conducted the third and final round of nominations for the 2018-2019 slate of Post officers with the following results.
3rd Vice-Eddie Murphy-nominated and accepted.
2nd Vice-Mike Wilson-nominated and accepted.
1st Vice-Mark Goodman-nominated and accepted.
Post Commander-Wes Schermann-nominated and accepted.
The third round of nominations concluded and vote was conducted. Since there were no opposing candidates all the nominees were voted in by acclimation.
Post Commander - Wes Schermann’s report:
Thanks to Mike Wilson for the cake.
Thanks to Rob Tade for the pizza.
Stated we needed a new Chaplain.
Memorial Day event.
Fletcher Hills School event.
America on Main Street event
Stressed the need to attend Post events and support Post members who are putting on the events.
Thanks to all who brought food and the need to clean up.
Saturday breakfast-Omelet Factory and Brunch on Thursday at Bonny’s.
New Business-John Atkinson discussed new recruiting card for members to give out which list the Thursday breakfast location.
Good of The Legion- Michael Silverman informed the members of a mental health program being conducted by the VA
The POW Flag was retired, and a Closing Prayer was offered by Acting Post Chaplain Mike Wilson then the meeting was adjourned.
An opportunity drawing was conducted by John Atkinson while the boardroom was cleaned up and supplies put away.