3rd District Association

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May 3rd, 2020

 

Zoom Meeting

 

Roll Call: Present were Commander Duane Miller, 1st Vice Brian Mohlman, 2nd Vice Sonja Patrick, Treasurer Dave Riley, Historian Andrew Mohlman, Sgt-at-Arms Dan Osborne, Judge Advocate Clifford Rose, County Commanders: Ron Petty, Jim Saur, Mike Yost, Ralph Gottschalk and Adjutant Jim Jennings.

 

Posts Present were 36-1, 48-2, 52-1, 53-1, 54-1, 55-2, 79-2, 196-3, 207-2, 257-4, 280-1, 298-2 and 465-2.

 

Quorum of 13.

 

Financial Report by Riley. One check written to Sonja for Web Site. All dues are in giving a balance of $8562.04. Nothing else to report.

Motion to accept Report subject to audit by Saur. Supported and Carried.

 

County reports:          

Ron Petty. No Report.               

Ralph Gottschalk: All Posts are Closed.

Mike Yost: 54 no report. 55 had their election in the parking lot. 79 are continuing with officers. 257 is having a bottle and can drive and another blood drive. 

Jim Saur: Only outside stuff in climax.                      

 

Minutes of the April 15 meeting were E-mailed earlier. Motion by Gottschalk to accept the minutes as corrected. Supported and Carried.

 

Reminder: Consolidated Post Reports will be due June 30. Keep updating monthly. Posts 222,280 and 360 have not updated CPR.

 

Motion made by B. Mohlman to have next Meeting July 12th, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Again a Zoom type. Supported by Sheila Overholts and Carried.

 

At National Cemetery in Augusta; No ceremonies, no Honor Guards. So says Clifford Rose.

 

FYI: Harris brought up the MVAA press release.

 

FYI: No acceptance of By-Laws as yet.

 

FYI: Need of a Hillsdale County Commander replacement. 

Meeting Adjourned at 1:50pm. Respectfully Yours Jim Jennings Adjutant

         

 


January 5, 2020 District meeting @Post 52 (COLDWATER)

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January 5th 2020


Coldwater Post 52 hosted Meeting. Meeting called to order at 1300 hours by

Commander Miller.

After Salute, Pledge and Preamble

Prayer was led by Temp. Chaplain Charles Baker.

Roll Call: Present were Commander Duane Miller, 1st Vice Brian Mohlman, 2nd Vice Sonja Patrick,Treasurer Dave Riley,  Service Officer, Jerry Schmidt and Adjutant Jim Jennings.

Also present were the County Commanders: Branch Co. Ralph Gottshalk, Calhoun Co. Mike Yost, Kalamazoo Co. Jim Saur, Eaton Co. Ron Petty

Absent: Sergeant-at-Arms Dan Osborne,Chaplain Bob Berger, Judge Advocate Clifford Rose ,Historian Andrew Mohlman, and Hillsdale Co. Sidney Michael.

Posts Present and Number: 36-1,42-2 48-1, 54-1, 55-2, 79-4, 196-4, 207-2, 257-1, 280-1, 298-2, and
465-1. 12 Posts present, Quorum declared.


Copies of the Minutes of the November 3rd meeting were supplied. Motion by Post 79 to accept the
November 3rd, 2019 minutes as supplied. Seconded by Post 257 and Carried.

Dave Riley gave the Financial Report. He said he wrote 2 checks. One to Wilwin for $500.00 as per Last
meeting Motion. Also he wrote a check to Jim Saur. Balance in account is $5676.--. Dave passed out the
yearly notices to all posts present and will mail those not present.


Motion by Post 257 to forgive the yearly notice of Post 118’s of $16.00. Supported by Post 79 and
Carried.


Jerry Schmidt of Southwest Michigan Relief Fund Applications are on Facebook. Call 269-224-3993
Chuck Baker from Post 79 reports there is in Calhoun County Emergency funding for Vets in need.
County Reports were given. Details are on 3rd District web Page in about a week.

FYI: Remember-A-Vet (Battle Creek Enquirer) program is being run by BCVA. Building 10, 269-223-
5497, Todd Greenman.

Sonja Patrick reports about the Kalamazoo Art Fair.

Duane Miller gives a reminder to posts in district that have not registered into MyLegion.org.

Unfinished Business

By-Laws: Copies were passed out at last meeting to study.


Sonja Patrick has concern that maybe the By-Laws should have a provision for liaisons for the Riders
and SAL.


Motion by Post 79 to adopt the By-Laws presented by the Committee in November 2019. Supported by
Post 280
. Carried.


Brian Mohlman hands out to each post that is there a list of all the Post225 members in a 20 mile
radius of each post.


Redistricting and rezoning: Options 1 and 2. February Winter Conference will decide on which option
to present at the convention in June. Post 280 Motions that the Commander is to Vote his choice. The
Motion is supported by Post 79 and Carried.


FYI: CPR is active again so adjutants start imputing info into. Remember, you can update as you go.

New Business
Motion by Post 298 to move a Cobra & a Tank to Post 298 from Onondaga. Supported and Carried.

Good of the Legion:


Reminder of the Oratorical Contest: 5 Contestants.

After Closing Prayer, Meeting Adjourned at 14:29 hours.

Respectfully Yours Jim Jennings Adjutant
Third District Meeting Minutes Dated Jan 5th 2020

 

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March 1st 2020

Union City Post 196 hosted Meeting at The Bucket. Meeting called to order at 1300 hours by Commander Miller.

 

 

                              After Salute, Pledge and Preamble

                              Prayer was led by Chaplain Bob Berger.

Roll Call: Present were Commander Duane Miller, 1st Vice Brian Mohlman, 2nd Vice Sonja Patrick, Treasurer Dave Riley, Chaplain Bob Berger , Historian Andrew Mohlman, Judge Advocate Clifford Rose and Adjutant Jim Jennings. Also present were the County Commanders: Branch Co. Ralph Gottshalk, Calhoun Co. Mike Yost,  Eaton Co. Ron Petty

Absent:  Sergeant-at-Arms Dan Osborne, Service Officer  Jerry Schmidt , County Commanders: Kalamazoo  Jim Saur and Hillsdale Sidney Michael.

Posts Present and Number: 48-1, 54-1, 55-2, 79-4, 196-8, 207-3, 257-2, 280-1, 298-2, 460-1 and 465-2.  11 Posts present, Quorum declared.

Copies of the Minutes of the January 5th meeting were supplied. Motion by Post 79 to accept the January 5th,  2020 minutes as supplied. Seconded by Post 280 and Carried.

Dave Riley gave the Financial Report. He wrote checks to County Commanders and Handed out to those present. Berger made Motion to accept Financial Report. Supported by Andrew Mohlman and Carried.

Brian Molhman gave report on Membership. Recruiting new members- Post 257 have their own Brochure that explains why you should join the American Legion. It has pictures of the involvement with the community and lists the four Pillars of the Legion. Even an application. Also meeting times. Brian says to maintain the members you have—make sure you keep them informed, newsletters phone calls and or Emails. You can make your own brochure with Microsoft Publisher.

Unfinished Business: 

Duane: After last meeting’s reminder about CPRs—some Posts have responded—Good. Keep on CPR’s.

Duane: FYI By Laws are pending. Should not be a problem. Also he tells about renewals by Post print out.

Rezoning: Option #2 was okayed at Winter Conference. District #3 would be changed if passed at Convention this June. District 3 would lose counties Kalamazoo and Hillsdale and would gain  Barry county. Get signed up for Committee. Delegates for voting

Sonja Patrick makes plea for more information for Booklet. Need Post’s units (Auxiliary, Riders, SAL) Officer Phone numbers and Email addresses.

County Reports were  given by Ralph Gottschalk, Ron Petty and Mike Yost.  Details of those written reports will be on 3rd District web Page in about a week or so.

SAL Liaison: Terry Youman

Riders Liaison: Andrew Molhman

New Business:           

FYI: Post 79 is having a Veteran Appreciation Event July 11, 2020. 3 bands, Something for Kids and also a Beer Tent.

Battle Creek National Cemetery is in need of Honor Guards. M-F.

Good of the Legion:

John Knox speaks of importance of renewals and introduces Richard Dubay, candidate for Department Commander for 2020-2021.

Richard Dubay speaks of declining membership and how he is going to improve that.

Documents of Appreciation for Posts 196 of Union City, Post 52 of Coldwater and Battle Creek Posts 54 and 298 for hosting the District meetings this past year.

Nominations:

Commander: Duane Miller and Sonja Patrick

1st  Vice: Andrew Mohlman

2nd  Vice: Don Kujawa

Finance Officer: David Riley

After Closing Prayer, Meeting Adjourned at 14:29 hours.

Respectfully Yours Jim Jennings Adjutant                                                                                                                        Third District Meeting Minutes Dated March 1st  2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Click here to view the minutes for all meetings in District 3 for 2018-2019

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