May 15, 2003


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


Other members in attendance were:

Joe Long Bob Shaffer John Schaefer Russ P. Jones Phil Jones
Mike Grayson Russ W. Jones Bob Baker Scott Teeters Howard Wolfe


The minutes for the April meeting were read. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Russ P. Jones and seconded by Bob Baker. All were in favor.


Joe Long read the financial report with the following information:

     End balance for May - $879.48

     Per Capita Tax paid was $2,212.50

     Ticket winner for May 3, 2003 - Vivian Dickson


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



Acting Commander Wolfe reported he was unable to gather any information about the sound system. Discussion was tabled until the next meeting.


Acting Commander Wolfe reported that the same Scout that delivered the Gettysburg Address last year would like to do it this year also.


The list of Essay Contest winners was not available at this meeting. Joe Long will bring them in June.


Secretary Shaffer will contact Bob Schweitzer from the Everhart Museum to set up a meeting to show him the current cataloging system for the artifacts, books, weapons, etc. in the Museum. A further discussion will be held as to how we can better this system when new items are donated, purchased or acquired by any other means.


Memorial Day Program is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. on the 26th of May and all members should be there by 10:30 a.m. Secretary Shaffer brought in a sample of the Program and a lengthy discussion ensued as to if any type of photograph should be placed on the cover. It was decided that no photo of any kind will be placed on this Program. It was also decided that the Camp and Auxiliary form a Memorial Day Committee for next year so that all ideas may be taken into consideration.



G. Reed Howard from the Bradbury Camp #149 in Exton has set up a ceremony to honor his Civil War ancestor 1st Sergeant George R. Resseguie, Company F, 141st PVI. The Ceremony will be held at the South Gibson Methodist Church in Susquehanna County. Brother Howard is asking for Camp #8 support and as many members from the Camp attend as possible.


Secretary Shaffer brought in programs from the Wyoming Valley Civil War Roundtable. Members can browse the information at any time.


Secretary Shaffer reported on the following Correspondence: 1. Department Patriotic Instructor on the importance of Memorial Day and how we should contact our State Representatives to put Memorial Day back on its set date. 2. Department Order #5 from Department Commander Kuhn reporting on Baker/Fisher Camp #101 being back in good standing. 3. Proposed change to the Department By-Laws on the storage of records and artifacts from the Camps in the Department. A discussion on this will be held at the Department Encampment in June.


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

Respectfully submitted,

Robert C. Shaffer