June 19, 2003


The meeting was called to order by Commander Ron Albert, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.


Other members in attendance were:

Ron Albert Joe Long Bob Shaffer Howard Wolfe
Phil Jones Mike Grayson Russ W. Jones Russ P. Jones


The minutes for the May meeting were read. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Phil Jones and seconded by Russ W. Jones. All were in favor.


Joe Long read the financial report with the following information:

     End balance for June - $979.84

     Ticket winner for May 31, 2003 - Not Available


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


It was reported that Memorial Day went very well despite the rainy and overcast conditions. It was noted that a Committee comprised of Camp Members and Ladies will be setup in the March timeframe to discuss and prepare for Memorial Day activities. The Ladies tour of the cemetery went very well. Channel 16 was present to report on our services. Joe Long suggested we try to get more coverage for next year.


4th of July - As it stands: Joe Long will carry the G.A.R. Flag and Howard Wolfe will represent the Camp. Members to carry the Spanish American Flag and the Camp Flag are still needed.


A general discussion was held concerning the Encampment which is to be held in Scranton in 2005. It was stated that we need to get Committees organized to proceed with the details of the Encampment, that is, Encampment Booklet, Banquets, Rooms, Entertainment, etc. It was also suggested that we contact local businesses about ads in the booklet and maybe we could organize to Steamtown, the Trolley Museum and the Coal Mine Tour. It was suggested that we take a ½ hour session with the Ladies at our September meeting to discuss what goes on. A letter will also be sent to the membership notifying them of this meeting and asking all members to attend.


Secretary Shaffer reported he had no correspondence.


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

Respectfully submitted,

Robert C. Shaffer