October 16, 2003


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


Other members in attendance were:

Joe Long Bob Shaffer Phil Jones Russ W. Jones Russ P. Jones
Howard Wolfe Bob Baker John Schaefer Ray Sulger Bob Sulger Jr.


The minutes from the September meeting were read.  A motion to accept minutes made by Howard Wolfe and seconded by Russ P. Jones.  All were in favor.



Joe Long read the financial report with the following information:

     End balance for October $1,528.07

     August ticket winner - Jim Kuzmak

     Renewed a CD for 9 months


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


The clean-up day at the Museum was on October 4th at 9am.  Members in attendance for the day were Joe Long, Mike Grayson, Bob Baker, Ray Sulger, Scott Teeters and his sons.

Joe Long and Bob Shaffer met members of the Bradbury Camp #149 on Saturday, October 11th at the museum.  There were about 8 members and 3 ladies that toured the museum.  All went well and everyone praised our displays.

A very good time was had by all who attended the Ceremony at South Gibson Methodist Church on Sunday, October 12th.  The weather was sunny and bright.  After some patriotic songs sung by member Andy Lefko, Reed Howard spoke about his grandfather.  There was also a stained glass window in the Church with the Resseguie name on it plus a GAR window.  Members attending the ceremony were: Bob Shaffer, Joe Long, Bob Baker, Ray Sulger, Bob Sulger and Camp Commander Ron Albert.  Secretary Shaffer also read a thank you he received from Reed Howell to all those Camp members attending.

Commander Albert reported that he contacted Ken Juroski about making a flag case.  Ron will call Joe Long and set a date to meet with Ken.  Will most likely be the second week in November.  Joe will also ask for other suggestions for other artifact cases or shelves.



Joe Long reported that he will start sending out dues notices for the upcoming year.  Those who don't pay will be dropped.  Nomination of Officers for the year 2004 will be in November and election of Officers will be held in December.  The financial books of the Camp will be audited in January.

Senior Vice Commander Howard Wolfe discussed news, articles or activities for the upcoming Department Newsletter.  Any information should be sent to Secretary Shaffer no later than 31st of December 2003.  We should also ask the Auxiliary for any news of interest.

Secretary Shaffer presented bills totaling $77.66 which would be replenishing his expense fund.  A motion to replenish the fund was made by Russ P. Jones and seconded by Joe Long.  All were in favor.

Encampment Planning Session - Joe and Mary Jo Long discussed items that would have to be accomplished to guarantee a successful Encampment.  Items discussed were: (1) Planning the campfire, (2) Setting up the banquet, (3) Entertainment, books, programs and badges for the campfire and banquet and (4) Someone to be in charge of the Program book.  A general information session was held, and more meetings will be forthcoming.


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


Respectfully Submitted,

Robert C. Shaffer