Mustang Post 353

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POST OFFICERS

Commander
John Sears  405-650-4157

Adjutant
Don Kuntze 405-823-8979

Post 353 points of contact: 
   American Legion Post 353
   PO Box 551
   Mustang OK 73064 
   
   email: post353@coxinet.net

Webmaster:

Glenn Fast

fastgk@aol.com

CALL TWO ACTION
Greetings my fellow Legionnaires & Veterans, My name is Ronald L. Gott
(Ron). I am currently the Department Commander for The American Legion,
Department of Oklahoma. I am calling on you to help our fellow veterans,
their families and friends.
There are people and veterans in your community who mean enough to you that
you've saved their contact information in your phone. Please take some time
each day to call two of your phone contacts. Check on their status of
well-being. If you are calling a veteran, include the following statement:
"Thank you and your family for your service to our country. Is there
anything The American Legion can do to help you?"
I realize that some of us are not leaving home much and I understand that we
may not be able to help everyone, but I think if we all call two, we can
help some. Let's pull together and get through this difficult time in our
country's history.
For God And Country,
Ronald L. Gott
Commander
The American Legion
Department of Oklahoma


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March Minutes are as follow

Date 12 March 2020
Meeting called to order at 1900 by Commander Sears
Opening prayer by Chaplain Mitchell
POW/MIA chair cover placed
Pledge of Allegiance
Legion Constitution Preamble recited
Guests: Jim Whitcomb, Mike Blackwell (Big Boys Guns & Ammo)
Minutes of February meeting read and accepted.
Sick call: Karen Douthitt, Clarence Marcaurelle, Ralph Burton,George Kokendoffer, Virgil Haggy, John Knutson,
Taps: Al Black passed away this week
Finance officer report: Gen $7192.77, Savings $11010.57; Flag $6976.98; Americanism $9994.79
Service Officer report: No cases
Freddie Castro gave a brief report on the Oratorical Contest.
Poppy committee report: Conley Wicker reported 5000 poppies on hand. Next poppy day May 23, 2020.
Membership report: Adjutant Don Kuntze reported Post membership exceeded 104%.
Boys State/ Scholarship report: Adjutant will meet with school counselors and provide info for delegates.
Post awards chairman Paul Ray: provide him with nominations AND bio.
Constitution committee: Conley Wicker brought forward the first changes to the Post constitution: in Article XVII Section 17.02--strike the words ...submitted in writing... and read.... Motion to accept by Conley Wicker and second by Marie Enderton. Motion passed. Adjutant suggested that members make pen and ink change to the new copies. Approved. New constitution will be emailed to all members and printed copies will be available at the next meeting for vote of approval.
Public Affairs report: Adjutant reported on Washington Conference--met with Tom Cole, Jim Inhofe, James Lankford, Frank Lucas, Kevin Hern.
Boys State report: Adjutant to meet with High School Public Affairs Kirk Wilson and Counselors to discuss Boys State and scholarship programs.
Adjutant stated that in the recent years Post 353 has awarded Military Excellence and Scholastic Excellence medals to two JROTC Cadets, and have also presented each with a check for $100. Adjutant asked for a motion to present each $100 again this year. Motion by John Bishop to present each JROTC recipient with $100 check and that it be a perpetual presentation given annually. Second by Paul Ray. Motion passed. In each upcoming year, the JROTC Military Excellence and Scholastic Excellence recipients will also receive a check for $100.
Golf tournament report: Doug Gingerich--Next tournament will be at Choctaw Creek on 29 August, 2020. $65 entry fee, cost per player from course is $37 and $12 lunch.
Department requested a donation for a Tulsa resident, Mrs. Pollard. Department deeded her an old post building that is in need of repair. Exec committee recommended a donation of $100. Motion by Allen Bentley, second by Doug Gingerich. Motion passed.
Last meeting Steve Hendrix requested that the post donate a ceremonial bugle to an organization, Flagpoles For Veterans, that provided flagpoles for veterans.. The executive committee suggested that the organization solicit donations via facebook and social media and the post will check in a month or so to see if they were successful in receiving contributions.
Motion by Allen Bentley to purchase 50 AL coins at $9 each. Second by Doug Gingerich. These coins are presented to our member's family at their funeral and other special events. Motion approved.
Nominating Committee: Conley Wicker, John Traffanstedt, John Sherrick, Don Kuntze. Adjutant presented the first nominations for elections. Reminded that all positions are available for election. Asked for nominations from the floor--no additional nominations at this time.
Nominations: Commander--John Sears; Adjutant--Don Kuntze; 1st Vice Commander--Conley Wicker; 2nd Vice Commander--David (Freddy) Castro; Chaplain--Elmore Mitchell; Historian--John Bishop; Finance Officer--Marie Enderton; Sgt-at-Arms--John Sherrick; Service Officer--Doug Gingerich; Judge Advocate--Mickey White.
Announcements: Submit CPR info to Adjutant, sell raffle tickets, wear name tags.
Closing prayer by Chaplain
Meeting adjourned at 2020.


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The District 6 Conference scheduled for Saturday, March 21, is postponed until a date to be determined.  Please take care of yourselves and your families.  Do telephonic Buddy Checks on your friends and fellow legionnaires.

John G. Bishop

DEC 6A

405-414-2515