Help For Veterans Meeting Held

Minutes from
March 15, 2018 Meeting
Chairman Johnnie Daniels opened the meeting with prayer.
Thirteen members present gave the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Member James Leslie stated that a bell was needed for a special service for Veterans at the National Cemetery.
Chairman Daniels stated the Dillon County VA Office had a bell that it might release for the event.
Members Lloyd Brown and Laverne Hayes stated that they would contact the VA Office about the use of the bell.
Treasurer Cathorine Price stated that $3, 314.04 was in the account, but the bank stated that $3484.84 was in the bank as some deductions were yet to be made.
A motion was made, seconded and approve by members present to accept the treasures report.
Secretary Craig Brown read the minutes from the February 15 meeting.
A motion was made, seconded with all present approving the minutes from February 15.
A brief recess was given to members for refreshments consisting of German Chocolate cupcakes and coffee.
Chairman Daniels stated that the Dillon Wellness Center would be open for the Health Fair on October 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chairman Daniels added that entertainer James Stephens was willing to provide his service provided that it did not interfere with his schedule.
A motion was made, seconded and approved by all present to have James Stephens provide entertainment between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. if his schedule allowed.
Members discussed a special prize to be given away at the Health Fair. Items brought forth included a TV, a gun or a weekend at the beach.
The cost of a motel room at the beach would be looked into and discussed at the next meeting.
Members discussed door prizes and seeking local merchants for donations.
Chairman Daniels stated that van drivers to transport veterans to the hospitals would not be available until we get a van or SUV.
Chairman Daniels stated that State Representative Jackie Hayes was working to get us a van.
Member and City Councilman Johnnie Eller stated that he had also contacted State Senator Kent Williams on the van issue.
Chairman Daniels thanked Nell Vincent and Mildred Mishue for the desserts and coffee for this meeting.
Mr. Al Agnew is scheduled to be the guest speaker for the April 19 meeting.
A motion was made, seconded and approved to adjourn the meeting.

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