October 21, 2004


The meeting was called to order in ritualistic fashion by Commander Howard Wolfe.


Other members in attendance were:

Bob Baker Ray Sulger Mike Grayson John Hart Joe Long
Russ P. Jones Frost Decker Scott Teeters Al DeNinno  


The minutes from the October meeting were read and approved.



Joe Long read the financial report with the following information:

     Balance for September was $2,305.42

     September ticket winner was Jim Kuzmak

     October ticket winner was Jim Kuzmak


A motion was made to accept report and all were in favor.



John Hart reported there was no band competition on October 16th because of short notice.  Todd O’Malley recommended that it be postponed for 1 year.


On April 2, 2005 there will be a Grand Ball at the Watrous Armory.  John Hart will contact SVR Regiments to participate in the parade and the Ball.  He will start to organize the program in January.  John is also working on organizing a junior cadet of the SVR Corp.  A meeting is scheduled for next Thursday (October 26).  He also plans to launch an effort to organize a Fife and Drum Corp and is recruiting young people from Lackawanna County.


Bob Baker reported that his home computer crashed and as such, he has not been able to update the website.


The Christmas Party at Cosgrove’s will be a buffet – more information will be sent in the newsletter.


There are still positions open for the Encampment.  John Hart is organizing the entertainment which will probably include a train ride and/or trolley ride.  Further discussion was held regarding the open positions.  Most are under control and everything appears to be on-line.


A discussion was held about the long standing policy of the Camp paying the registration fee for the Encampment.  Being that the Encampment is in Scranton, the matter was tabled until January.



Joe Long mentioned that we should consider nomination of Officers for 2005.


Commander Wolfe received a notice from Bob Shaffer, Department Newsletter Editor, that items are requested for the Department Newsletter.  Ray Sulger submitted an article about the cannon taken from Shawnee Cemetery.  The deadline for articles is December 15, 2004.


The Civil War Roundtable sent an agenda for speakers during 2004-2005.  Joe Long suggested that the Camp take out a membership in the Civil War Roundtable to support them in their activities.  He will contact them and report back at the future meeting.


John Hart reported that Jim Florence has agreed to recondition the drums in the Museum for $90 to $100 dollars.


Joe Long made a motion to adjourn the regular meeting and open nomination of Officers.  Mike Grayson seconded and all were in favor.

Nomination of Officers are:

Commander: Howard Wolfe

Sr. Vice: Bob Baker

Jr. Vice: John Hart

Secretary: Bob Shaffer

Treasurer: Joe Long


With no further business, questions or comments, the Camp was closed in ritualistic fashion at 8:30 p.m.




Respectfully Submitted,

Russ P. Jones for