March 21, 1996


The meeting was called to order by Commander Russell P. Jones, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.


Other members in attendance were:

Joe Long Russ W. Jones Bill Lindberg Phil Jones
Bob Shaffer Mark Myers Carl Miller  


The minutes from the February meeting were read.  A motion to accept the minutes was made by Bill Lindberg and seconded by Russ W. Jones.  All were in favor.



Joe Long read the financial report with the following information:

     The Help Fund is now at $86.00

     63 Members have paid their dues and 27 have not.

     February’s ticket winner was Ted Lysack.


A decision was made to the effect that any unclaimed ticket will be held for one year and then that amount will be re-added to the checking account.


A motion to accept the Financial report was made by Bob Shaffer and seconded by Bill Lindberg.  All were in favor and the report was referred to the audit committee.



Commander Jones suggested that all members review the recommended changes to be made to the Department By-Laws.  Further discussion to be held.


Attempts to contact the family of Bob Price in reference to the Memorial Gift have been made, but have come up with no results.  Joe Long will pursue.


Secretary Shaffer reported making contact with the Sterling Voice about placing an ad.  A brief synopsis has been written up and will be taken to the editor.  Also, the business card size ad will cost $10.00 a month.


It was decided by the membership to accept Topics #1, 4, 6 and 11 for the Essay Contest.  Members of the Camp to participate in the judging will be Phil Jones and Russ P. Jones and also participating will be the English teacher from the school.  It was suggested by Commander Jones that a runner-up prize be awarded.  Joe Long proposed that certificates be awarded.


Carl Miller suggested a wreath be presented at the Memorial Day Services at Clarks Summit.  He will check on prices and get back to us in April.


Bill Lindberg and Commander Jones reported on the sound system at Radio Shack.  It is a karaoke machine with a dual tape deck and will cost either $99.00 or $179.00, which ever will be more practical.  It will also be brought up at the Memorial Association.


Bill Lindberg suggested sending out a questionnaire concerning events at the Camp.  The questionnaire will deal with programs, speakers and anything that will benefit the Camp and the Members.  A proposal will be formulated and discussed at the April meeting.  If need be, we would try to secure larger facilities such as a Church Hall or something of that nature.


Commander Jones asked for a volunteer to take over the Tombstone Project.  No takers.



Secretary Shaffer presented a bill for $53.00 for an ink kit for his printer.


With no further business, questions or discussion, a motion to adjourn was made by Bill Lindberg and seconded by Russ W. Jones.  All were in favor.


Respectfully Submitted,

Robert C. Shaffer