Help For Veterans Meets

Chairman Johnnie Daniels called the meeting to order and gave the prayer.
Seventeen members present gave the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
Chairman Daniels introduced the guest speaker, Mr. Kenneth Smith.
Mr. Smith is with the Disaster Preparedness Program- Long Term Recovery.
Kenneth started that the Long Term Recovery Program was started in Dillon County in 2016.
Kenneth reported that several citizens of Dillon County were getting assistance from the program and that many were in serious need of assistance.
Kenneth was born in New Jersey but moved to Dillon in 1980 and attended school here.
Kenneth talked about his life in Dillon and was proud of his family and education experience but was most proud of his relationship with Christ.
Kenneth started his military experience with the National Guard and later joined the U.S. Navy and served with the U.S. Marines in the medical field.
Kenneth gave details about his military experience and his work with long- term recovery.
Chairman Daniels thanked Kenneth Smith for taking time from his busy schedule to be our guest speaker.
Treasurer Cathorine Price reported on bills paid and the current amount of money in the bank. A motion was made seconded and approved to accept the treasurer’s report.
Craig Brown read the minutes from the January 17, 2019 meeting.
A motion was made seconded and approved to accept the January 17 meeting minutes.
Vice Chairman Gerald Berry ask if members were willing to assist the Dillon Historic School Foundation in the sales of B-B-Q tickets with proceeds to assist both organizations.
Guest speaker Kenneth Smith made a donation.
A motion was made seconded and approved to discuss the sale of tickets two weeks from the nights meeting.
Chairman Daniels acknowledged Abbott Shelley in attendance of the meeting.
Nine patrons have signed up for the fall Health Fair.
No new news on a van for transporting veterans.
Member Nell Vincent made comments about a program that was training dogs to assist disabled veterans. Chairman Daniels stated that the next meeting will be March 21, 2019 at 7 p.m. Members are asked to bring cans of cut green beans. Chairman Daniels thanked Lonnie and Julie Daniels for providing refreshments for the meeting and thanked the American Legion for the use of their building. A motion was made seconded and approved to adjourn.