February 17, 2000


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


Other members in attendance were:

Howard Lane Joe Long Bob Yeager Ron Albert Russ P. Jones
Russ W. Jones Earl Folk John Conforti Chris Conforti  


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



Joe Long read the financial report with the following information:

     End Balance as of 20 January - $3,166.82

     Help members fund $237.50

     58 Members have paid their dues

     End Balance as of 17 February - $2,799.55

     74 Members have paid their dues

     Ticket winner for January 18 was Mary Schnider

     Joe submitted receipts for $128.16 to reimburse his expenses


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



Motion made by Russ P. Jones and seconded by Ron Albert to reimburse Joe Long $25.00 for expenses incurred to represent the camp at the funeral of Ed Walter.


Joe Long reported that the Scott Township Historical Society visited the Museum and later donated $50.00 to the Museum.


The cannon matter is still open.  The lawyers are pursuing Russ Pritchard and will get the court involved if he doesn’t respond soon.


Commander Jones presented the Camp with a large calendar on which to record important events relevant to the Camp.



The Department Commander awarded the Camp a new Membership Award for being among the camps in Pennsylvania that achieved the membership goal for the year.


The family of Carl Miller informed the Camp that they would be donating his collection of Civil War books and artifacts to the Museum.  On January 30, members including Joe Long, Bob Shaffer, Phil Jones, Russ P. Jones and Bob Yeager helped move the books into the Museum.


Joe Long purchased a stamp which will be used to stamp each book.  A motion was made by Russ P. Jones and seconded by Ron Albert to reimburse Joe $25.00 for the cost of the stamp.


Joe Long reported that Don Cahoon will step down as Secretary-Treasurer of the Memorial Association some time in the near future.


Joe Long made a motion that we take $18.00 from the help members fund to purchase a badge for Adam Lehosky, a mentally disabled member from Western PA.  Seconded by Russ W. Jones.  All were in favor.


Joe Long reported that he traveled with Mary Jo Long, National Auxiliary President, to lay a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial.


Memorial Day - There is a chance that Joe Long will not attend.  He suggested one of John Hart’s family to play Taps.  Alternatively Chris Conforti may decide to.  He will report at the next meeting.


The Camp took up a discussion of acquiring cabinets of some type for the Museum to display the new artifacts.


The 50/50 drawing was won by Ron Albert who donated his winnings to the Camp.


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


Respectfully Submitted,

Russ Jones for

Robert C. Shaffer