December 12, 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 Phil Jones Bill Lindberg Mark Myers
Russ W. Jones Bob Shaffer Ron Albert Dennis Rightmire


The minutes from the November  meeting were read.  A motion to accept the minutes was made by Joe Long and seconded by Bill Lindberg.  All were in favor.



Joe Long read the financial report with the following information:

     Not much information because he had not received a statement.


A motion to accept the Financial report was made.   All were in favor and the report was referred to the audit committee.



The Camp received a Thank You note from the Lackawanna County Council of Veterans for the donation.


A second deposition is to be held January 3, 1997 at 2:00 if the offices of Oliver, Price and Rhodes.  This deposition is for Norma Reese, President of the Forest Hill Cemetery Association.


Joe Long reported that the monument for the Medal of Honor winners was only for veterans of World War II.  This seems to be a full reversal of what they had started out to do.  A discussion was held on whether we should give a donation.  Bill Lindberg stated that if we did decide to make a donation that we should also send a note stating that it should recognize all winners.  Joe Long will now check on the validity of the organization and whether this is a bonafide cause.  There will be further discussion in January.


Bill Lindberg reported that he has the updated changes to the Constitution and Regulations (changes).  He is trying to find the original.  Joe Long will contact Bud Atkinson to get a copy.


Inventory will begin on Saturday, January 18th at 8:00 in the morning and will go to noon that day or longer if anyone would like to stay.  More discussion to be held at the January meeting.



Bob Shaffer reported that he is in the process of trying to arrange the donation of three (3) computers to the Museum.  These computers will hold the database of old and new members as well  as the small cemetery database and the inventory.  More information in January.


Bob Shaffer also brought up the idea of starting a Camp project and Internet web page which would help other organizations find lost artillery.  This stemming out of the loss of our cannon.  It would take some time and cooperation from members as well as from other sources.  Bob also reported that he has two individuals who would help him design this web page.


Secretary Shaffer submitted a receipt for $50.00 to renew his petty cash fund.


With no further business, questions or discussion, a motion to adjourn and re-open nomination of Officers was made by Joe Long and seconded by Bob Shaffer.  All were in favor.


No further nominations were made.  A motion to close nominations was made by Bill Lindberg and seconded by Phil Jones.  All were in favor.


Bill Lindberg made a motion that the Secretary cast one ballot to elect the Officers.  Ron Albert seconded the motion.  The Secretary cast one ballot.  All were in favor.


Respectfully Submitted,

Robert C. Shaffer