April 15, 2004


The meeting was called to order by Senior Vice Commander Bob Baker followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.


Other members in attendance were:

Joe Long Ray Sulger John Hart Ron Albert
Bob Sulger Jr. Mike Grayson Jeff Krause Scott Teeters
Bob Baker Russ P. Jones Tony Brooks  


The minutes from the March meeting were read. A motion to accept minutes was unanimous.


On a sad note, it was reported that two of our members had passed away this month:  Russ W. Jones and John Harrison.  Both members will be missed.



Joe Long read the financial report with the following information:                   

     100 members have paid their dues

     March ticket winner was Jim Kuzmak

     Ending balance currently was $3,874.11

     8 members will be dropped if dues not received by annual report filing date


A motion to accept the financial report was made and then referred to the audit committee.



Joe Long made a motion to take out three ads in the Pennsylvania Department Encampment Book.  These will be for the Camp, Carl Miller and for Russ W. Jones.  Ray Sulger seconded and all were in favor.


Memorial Day – Attorney David Heisler will be the guest speaker.  We may have a member from the Black Diamond Band play Amazing Grace or Battle Hymn of the Republic.  John Hart will arrange for chairs to be loaned from the Antique Auto Museum.


John Hart would like 16 to 20 members from the Camp to agree to form a Sons of Veterans Reserve Unit.  The initiation fee is $2.00.  From this, 3-5 members will be needed for a Color Guard.    

John Hart offered that Dunmore Publishing would donate ½ of the $200.00 cost of uniforms to help defray the cost of outfitting the Color Guard.  John would like to form the unit and have it active before Memorial Day.


Department Commander Kern will visit on May 29th.  Joe would like to arrange a luncheon at the Radisson Hotel in Scranton.  The Department President may attend as well.


A letter of thanks and donation of $100.00 was received from the Bradbury Camp.



Joe Long made a motion the Camp donate $15.00 to the Department Patriotic Instructor for his Encampment fund.  John Hart seconded and all were in favor.


Joe Long made a motion to take the money from the Help Members Fund to pay for the $14.00 in tickets from Russ W. Jones and also $20.00 for a Junior Badge to be presented Russ’s grandson when he turns 9 years old in the fall.       


At 2:00 o’clock on July 4th, a service to re-dedicate the Civil War Monument in Montrose will be held.  Ron Albert asked to have the SVR Unit, if possible, and any other members who can attend to come to the ceremony.


On May 6th, at 6:15 p.m., all members are encouraged to meet at the Dunmore Cemetery for a detail to replace flags on the markers of Veterans graves.


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

Respectfully submitted,

Russ P. Jones for

Robert C. Shaffer