September 16, 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 Scott Teeters Douglas Teeters
Douglas Teeters David Teeters Howard Wolfe Frost Decker Bob Baker
Mike Grayson Chester Kowalski Bob Sulger Harold Bower Justin Swan
Dale Keklock Bob Gregory    


The minutes from the June meeting were read and a motion to approve was made by Frost Decker and seconded by Bob Sulger.  All were in favor.



Joe Long read the financial report with the following information:                    

     End Balance as of July -  $2,776.97

     End Balance as of August - $2,677.48

     End Balance as of September - 2,975.10

     Ticket Winner for July - Bernie Pieontek


A motion to accept the Financial Report was made by Bob Sulger and seconded by Bob Gregory.  All were in favor.



Joe Long reported that he is recovering well.  Joe gave a brief synopsis of his surgery and recovery.  Secretary Shaffer made a motion that we give Joe $50.00 from the help member’s fund.  Joe was appreciative, but really did not want to take the money.  Bob Sulger made a friendly amendment to the motion that we make a list of members and phone numbers who can help Joe with things he may need to get done and transportation if needed.  Justin Swan seconded and all were in favor.



Application for Membership for Robert Price Hamilton, grandson of deceased member Robert Price.  Frost Decker, Scott Teeters and Bob Gregory reviewed and accepted the application.



Secretary Shaffer  read the following correspondence:

1. Testimonial Luncheon for Ann McMillin

2. National Civil War Chaplains Museum

3. Department Secretary Charles Kuhn on the Per Capita increase

4. Department Commander’s General Order #1



There will be an Open House on Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 12:00 to 3:00.  Members are urged to come out and help.  The next monthly meeting will be held on October 21st, and the Open House will be held on October 23rd.  The meeting for the month of November will be held on November 11th and the Open House on November 13th due to many members going to Gettysburg for the observance of Remembrance Day, November 20, 2010.  There will be no meeting or Open House in December.


The meeting was then suspended to ask the Ladies to join us for a discussion on the Christmas Party.  It will be held on either December 2nd or 9th and will be catered at the Museum.  Cost to be determined.  The Auxiliary will furnish deserts.  A clean up of the Museum will be scheduled.



Joe Long commented on raising the Camp dues from $31.00 to $38.00 to cover the raise in Per Capita levied by Department and National.  We are only raising the $7.00 and no more.  He asked that we the membership pay on time when the notices are received.


Commander Sulger reported on the draping of the Charter.  Real Son Arthur Clark of Bangor, ME, passed away at the age of 94 years old.


Howard Wolfe checked for the availability of the traveling Civil War display for the State so that we may have it at the 2011 Department Encampment in Scranton.  It was noted that the display would be at the Everhart Museum on May 20th and in Monroe County at the time of the Encampment.  A check would be made to see if it would be available for the Encampment in 2012.



Chaplain Teeters reported that a sympathy card was sent to Mayor Doherty on the loss of his mother on September 2, 2010.


Commander Sulger reported that nomination of Officers for 2011 will be in October and election and swearing in of Officers will be held in November. 


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