February 19, 2004


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


Other members in attendance were:

Joe Long Ray Sulger Ron Albert Jim McElroy Bob Shaffer
Bob Sulger Jr. Mike Grayson Bob Baker Phil Jones Russ W. Jones
Jeff Krause Scott Teeters David Teeters    


Commander Wolfe gave a brief synopsis as to how an Official Ceremony would be run.  We then had a roll call of Officers.  The minutes from the January meeting were then read.  A motion to accept the minutes made by Ron Albert and seconded by Bob Baker.  All were in favor.



Joe Long read the financial report with the following information:

   January ticket winner was Pat Mazzaccaro

     90 members have paid their dues, 1 may be dropped

     Deposit of $903.40 for dues and tickets

     Ending balance currently was $3,542.52

     Audit of the books will be held before the March meeting with the Council members doing the audit


A motion to accept the financial report was made by Ray Sulger and seconded by Ron Albert.  All were in favor.


At this time, PDC and PCC Joe Long installed the Officers for the upcoming year.



The Department Commander will be visiting the Camp some time in April.  Will discuss more at the March meeting.


Department Commander Kern visited the family of Brother Christopher Geiger who died while serving his country overseas.  The family was presented with a badge and certificate.


Secretary Shaffer read a resolution from the Department of Rhode Island backing Brother Leo F. Kennedy for the National Council of Administration.


Joe Long reported that his nephew Richard R. Long has become a full member.  He had previously been a Junior member.


Commander Wolfe appointed a membership committee consisting of Ray Sulger, Bob Sulger and Ron Albert to review the application of Mark Orshaw (Member) and Matthew Orshaw (Junior).  They were unanimously accepted.


Alan Sweeney, Camp member and President of the Lackawanna County Historical Society, sent Joe a letter requesting we think over the idea of participating in the refurbishment of the Soldier and Sailors Monument.  It was suggested we have Alan come to one of our meetings to preview his plans.  Commander Wolfe will also read over the letter and make his suggestions.


Bob Baker made a motion that the Camp back Ron Albert in applying for a grant from National for the restoration of the Civil War Monument in Montrose.  Ray Sulger seconded and all were in favor.



Commander Wolfe recognized new member Mike Cups and also presented him with a certificate.  Associate member Jeff Krause was also given a certificate.


It was suggested we consider a committee for Memorial Day.  We will also begin out monthly talks on the Encampment to be held in Scranton.


PDC Charles Kuhn and Junior Vice Commander Lee Walters were present in Summit Hill when the Court upheld a ruling to return the cannons to the rightful owners.  Joe Long was also present at the hearing in Jim Thorpe.  New member David Wargo is from Summit Hill and the whole Camp welcomes him.


Scott Teeters brought in the end caps for the tube housing the tattered flag and Commander Wolfe brought the plaque for the outside.


Joe Long nominated Bob Shaffer to Board of Directors (his term had expired).  Ron Albert seconded and all were in favor.


While Joe Long was helping Don Cahoon move, they found a kepi and certificate from his grandfather William E. Cahoon which he donated to the Museum.


At this time, being there were no other nominations; Russ asked that the secretary cast his vote to close the nominations by acclimation.  Secretary Shaffer then did so.



Respectfully Submitted,

Robert C. Shaffer