October 21, 1999


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


Other members in attendance were:

Bob Yeager Joe Long Russ P. Jones Howard Lane Bob Shaffer
Ron Albert Mark Myers Russ W. Jones Dan Arthur  


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




Joe Long read the financial report with the following information:

      End Balance as of September - $2,555.07

     Help members fund $262.50

     Ticket winner for October - Frank Mesaris

     1 member was dropped and all other members have paid dues for 1999


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



Testimonial Dinner for Mary Jo Long will be held on October 30, 1999 at the Allied Services Corporate Center at 1:00 p.m.  There will be a Courtesy Room set up at the Hotel from 4 - 7 p.m.  The Museum will be open from 4 - 6 p.m. and will be staffed by Ron Albert.  A clean-up will be done by Russ P. Jones and Phil Jones and anyone else that wishes to lend a hand on Saturday morning October 23.


The Veteran’s Parade will be held on Sunday, November 7, 1999 in Scranton at 1:30 p.m.  Phil Jones and Mark Myers are tentative members to march.


Joe Long made a motion to give Attorney Frank Brier a 1 year Associate Membership in recognition for his services on the cannon case.  Bob Shaffer seconded and all were in favor.


Cannon - Russ P. Jones will get more information on the verdict on the case.  He also reported that all artifacts and records used by the Attorney’s have been returned to the Museum. 



Secretary Shaffer read the following correspondence:

     Mid-year meeting at Carlisle from Commander Young.

     Camp Communication from Commander Young

     Past Commander’s and Presidents Dinner from George Long


Secretary Shaffer also talked about buying CD’s from Broadfoot Publishing concerning Union and Confederate Veterans.  They were not completely finished, so further discussion to be held when project is complete.


Joe Long made a motion to donate $100.00 dollars toward the Life Membership of Secretary Shaffer for all the work he has done for the Camp inputting information into the computer.  Ron Albert seconded and all were in favor.


Joe Long showed a wooden box which was to have belonged to the Col. William Monies Post.  The box might have held the stone and gavel for the meetings.  He will present it at the Memorial Association Meeting for purchase at the cost of $100.00.


Treasurer Long also made mention that the Per Capita Tax will be increasing from$3.75 to $4.25 per member per quarter as of January 2000.  He stated that we should think about raising our dues somewhere in the 2001 time frame.  More discussion to follow.


The 50/50 drawing was won by Russ P. Jones. 


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


Respectfully Submitted,

Robert C. Shaffer