May 20, 2010 


The meeting was called to order by Commander Raymond Sulger in ritualistic manner followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a Roll Call of Officers.  


Other members in attendance were:

Bob Shaffer Joe Long Craig Kelly Douglas Teeters David Teeters
Dale Keklock Howard Wolfe Frost Decker Joseph Ferrara Bob Gregory
Bob Sulger Bob Baker Steve Thompson Russ Jones Scott Teeters


The minutes from the April meeting were read and a motion to approve was made by Dale Keklock and seconded by Bob Gregory.  All were in favor.



Joe Long read the financial report with the following information:                                    

     End Balance as of May -  $5,559.22

     Help Money - $200.00

     April Ticket Winner (Auxiliary) Mary Rose Sulger

     May Ticket Winner Mary Jane Bannon



Howard Wolfe reported he had contacted Gary Francis about covering the windows in the museum.  He in turn contacted a woman and she said it could be done and she would get back to him with a price.



Memorial Day – Joe will pick up the wreath and take it to the flower shop so they can dress it up.  He will also get the podium and sound system.  Scott Teeters will pick up chairs.  Joe has contacted the Band Director and asked if they had a bugler.  Commander Sulger stated that this is the 110th year a service has been held at the Dunmore Cemetery. Craig Kelly was contacted by the Girl Scout Troop Leader, Kathleen Lopez about directions.  Commander Sulger graciously volunteered his e-mail and cell phone number so she could contact him about turn by turn directions.


Joe Long reported that the Museum clean up went well.  Scott Teeters has hung the cabinets in the new coffee area and an electrician will be here next week to connect the wiring.


Dale Keklock reported that Homer Butler had an article in “Good Time for Seniors” about tracing your Revolutionary War ancestors.


Joe Long stated that anyone attending the Encampment in June should have a Registration Card, Membership Card and Badge with him to enter the room.


Scott Teeters and Joe Long are still in process of working out details about a bus trip.



Bob Baker reported that on June 19th, the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg is open for free that day.


Frost Decker asked if a collection could be taken to help the woman photographer who takes the SVR pictures to defray the cost of her travel to Kentucky to see her two sons graduate from their respective Army schools.  Both will leave for Afghanistan shortly.  A collection of $76.00 was taken.



Secretary Shaffer suggested that anyone interested in going up the chairs in the Order should take the Officer Training Course on-line at the Memorial University on the National Website.  It is free of charge.


Commander Sulger took the reins and did the first monthly talk about a Civil War subject.  He spoke on William C. Bloom, a founding member of Griffin Post #139.  He had a carriage manufacturing business in the city and produced the carriage for the cannon in the Museum.  He had a full military funeral with members of the Post participating.  There were 71 white roses on his casket, one for every year of his life.  Scott Teeters will talk in June.


The 50/50 drawing was won by David Teeters.


With no further business, questions or discussion, a motion to adjourn was made and the meeting was closed in ritualistic manner.



Respectfully Submitted,

                                                                                     Robert C. Shaffer