February 16, 2012  


The meeting was called to order in ritualistic fashion by Commander Robert Sulger.


Other members in attendance were:


Bob Shaffer Ray Sulger Joe Long Howard Wolfe
Dale Keklock Justin Swan Frost Decker Bob Baker
Don Holdridge Doug Teeters Dave Teeters Scott Teeters


Guest:  Giovan Lisi


The minutes for the January meeting read and approved.  A motion was made to accept the minutes as read by Ray Sulger and 2nd by Dale Keklock.  All were in favor.


The financial report was read by Joe Long with the following information:

January ticket winner was Faye Carlisle

Help money was $227.00

7 members have still not paid dues

A motion to accept was made by Frost Decker and 2nd by Doug Teeters.  All were in favor



Frost Decker informed the Camp that the cost of upkeep of a grave at the Shawnee Cemetery in Plymouth was $25.00 per year.  It was decided that we would adopt one grave and that is for Lt. Nicholas VanBuskirk, who carried the Colors to safety at Gettysburg.  Renewal will be 2014.  He also mentioned that the Gunners Law Enforcement Motorcycle club is looking for members as well as volunteers on April 28th to help in the cleanup of Shawnee Cemetery.



Joe Long reminded the members that there is an Open House on February 18th and all who can make it should be there to help out.  He also mentioned the Appomattox Luncheon on April 21st and the upcoming Memorial Day Services.


Bob Baker (noted he was on time) informed the members that Tunkhannock will be hosting a 4th Friday event and they are looking for crafters and businesses to attend.  He also suggested members of the Camp be present for a Recruitment drive.


Dale Keklock has downloaded 199 Will Books from the Lackawanna County site.  He donated one such Will download to Camp, that of, Jackson Merriweather, a member of a USCT unit buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery.


Department Commander Wolfe reported that he attended the Lincoln Day Luncheon hosted by the Mt. Union Church Camp #502 in Somerset.  There were approximately 100 people in attendance.  They treated him well and had a home cooked turkey dinner.


Bob Baker reported that the “Home for Friendless Children” will be observing their 150th Anniversary on the 2nd or 3rd weekend in April.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.


Howard Wolfe reported that Camp #89 in Tyrone will be at the reenactment of the Battle of Kernstown, VA on March 22nd.  This was the first battle for General Jackson, which they lost.


Joe Long let the members know that Harrisburg Camp #15 and Sunbury Camp #503 are due to visit the Museum in the near future.  He will let us know when final arrangements are made.  Refreshments will also be served.


With no further business, questions or discussion, the meeting was closed in ritualistic manner.  


                          Respectfully submitted,

Robert C. Shaffer