September 20, 2012  


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


Commander Sulger suspended the meeting at this time to initiate David Teeters as our newest member.  He was a Junior Member and now has reached the age to become a full member.  His membership badge was pinned on by his mom.  The meeting was then resumed.


Other members in attendance were:


Bob Shaffer Ray Sulger Joe Long Howard Wolfe
Craig Kelly Doug Teeters Dave Teeters Scott Teeters
Frost Decker Don Holdridge Giovan Lisi Joe Ferrara
Dale Kelock      


All Officers were present and accounted for.

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


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

No tickets sold in July

August 4 winner was Walter Serowinski

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



General Order #4 from the Commander-in-Chief changing the preamble to the National Constitution of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.  Department Order #5 from Department Commander Essenwein about reports for the mid-year meeting.



Joe Long asked for help for the upcoming Open House on September 22nd.  Anyone available should make every effort to attend.


Frost Decker went to Binghamton, NY to tour the Roberson Museum.  It had a great display of Civil War artifacts.


Joe Long reminded everyone that he will be collecting next years' dues in October.


Dale Keklock reported about an upcoming event in Archbald called "Death of An Innocent Man."  It is about a riot when men were being drafted for the war.  It will be held on October 13th, 2012 at St. Thomas Church, Church Street, Archbald on the actual spot of the riot.  Dale will be the man shot and more actors are needed.  Contact Dale if you are interested.


Ray Sulger commented on an upcoming Civil War movie (November timeframe) at Cinemark at Montage titled "Lincoln," which is about the last 4 months of his life.


Joe Ferrara and Giovan Lisi reported on their ventures in the last month.


50/50 drawing was won by Doug Teeters.


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


                          Respectfully submitted,

Robert C. Shaffer