May 20, 1999


The meeting was called to order by Senior Vice Commander Phil Jones, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.


Other members in attendance were:

Bob Yeager Joe Long Russ P. Jones Bob Shaffer
Mark Myers Earl Folk Russ W. Jones  


The minutes from the April  meeting were approved as read.  A motion to accept the minutes was made by Russ P. Jones and seconded by Mark Myers.  All were in favor.  



Joe Long read the financial report with the following information:

     End Balance as of May 5th - $2,478.53

     Help members fund $252.50

     94 Members have paid dues

     April winner was Gene McCanwell

     May winner was Bill Lindberg

     Balance as of May 13th - $2,688.53


Camp #273 members donated $20.00 after visit to Museum.  They also turned over most of their Camp records to the Museum.


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


At this time, Secretary Shaffer read a Letter of Resignation from Commander Bill Lindberg.  No reason was given, just said it was personal.  We then proceeded to give Phil Jones the Camp Commander’s badge and install him as the interim Camp Commander.  Ron Albert moved from Junior to Senior Vice Commander.  Mark Myers was unanimously voted by the Camp Council to fill the Junior Vice Commander vacancy.



Joe Long reported that his presentation and award ceremony for the essay contest went well.  The only entry for the seventh grade was a very good essay, so it was decided to award the full first prize to Jacquelyn Harris.  Eighth grade winners were: (1st) Julie Zaleski, (2nd) Jennifer Cerra and (3rd) Dorothy Grill.  It was also decided by the teacher that only 8th grade would participate next year.


Memorial Day - All set to go.  Joe will get the flags and podium there.  Russ P. Jones and Bob Yeager will pick up the chairs at 9:30.  Russ P. Jones will also check out the sound system.


Soldiers and Sailors Monument - Joe Long reported that Al Sweeney contacted him and said that the monument had been checked out.  Cost was minimal and a grant was put up to cover most of the amount.  It was asked that the Camp consider contributing the remainder which was $350.  Al Sweeney would be contacted by letter or asked to come to the next meeting for verification.


Cannon - Russ P. Jones reported that Judge Nealon has been appointed to the case.  He asked both Attorney’s to submit all their facts.  He then had 30 days to issue his decision.


By-Laws and inventory tabled to a later date.



Joe Long presented a bill for $154.27 to replenish his operating expenses.  A motion to pay Joe was made by Bob Yeager and seconded by Russ P. Jones.  All were in favor.


July 4th - Joe Long and Russ P. Jones will carry flags.  Need one more person.  Commander Jones will represent the Camp.  All members are urged to attend.


Secretary Shaffer presented a bill for $59.40 to cover the cost of the Memorial Day banners.  A motion to pay the bill was made by Russ P. Jones and seconded by Mark Myers.  All were in favor.


A discussion was held on miscellaneous funding to cover expenses incurred by the Secretary and Treasurer.  They will think it over and give their feelings at the June meeting.


Joe Long once again stressed the issue of getting more members involved at the Department Encampments. 


Earl Folk won the 50/50 drawing and donated his winnings to the Help Members Fund.


With no further business, questions or discussion, a motion to adjourn was made by Bob Yeager and seconded by Bob Shaffer.  All were in favor.


Respectfully Submitted,

Robert C. Shaffer