May 16, 2013  


The meeting was called to order in ritualistic fashion by Commander Frost Decker.


Other members in attendance were:

Bob Shaffer Joe Long Howard Wolfe Dale Keklock
Craig Kelly Doug Teeters Dave Teeters Scott Teeters
Giovan Lisi Dan Kachinski  


Guest: Chris Carty, PA Department Patriotic Instructor


The minutes for the February meeting read and a motion was made to accept the minutes as read by Craig Kelly and seconded by Dale Keklock.  All were in favor.


Commander Decker then deviated from the normal meeting to hold the Ceremony of Departed Brothers as hosted by Dave Teeters, the Patriotic Instructor.  The Ladies were also asked to attend.  Those honored were as followed:

Charles Smith, 1946 W. W. House, 1948 Eugene H. Samson, 1948 Ernest I. Paine, 1949
Robert Stevens, 1949 Warren C. Arnold, 1951 Frederick R. Leber, 1951 D.L. Jones, 1952
Delbert Race, 1952 Claude H. Ames, 1953 John Hammer, 1954 Donald B. Cahoon, 1960
William Widenor, 1964 Bernard B. Ames, 1967 David R. Brooks Sr., 1983 Franklin B. Gelder, 1988
Howard W. Long, 1989 William S. Gilbert, 1994 David W. Morris, 1994 James D. Turnbull, 1994
Arthur H. Reeser, 1995 Kenneth A. Rhodes, 1995 Robert Price, 1996 Robert H. Reese, 1996
John E. Thomas, 1996  


The meeting was then continued and opened.


The minutes for the April meeting were read and approved.  A motion was made to accept the minutes as read by Dave Teeters and seconded by Craig Kelly.  All were in favor.


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

     Per Capita for Camp has been paid but check has not been cashed

     Help money was $225.00.  Joe paid the dues ($38.00) of member Stephen Cahoon who has medical problems and because he has been a member for so long. 


A motion to accept was made by Craig Kelly and seconded by Dan Kachinski.  All were in favor.

Commander Decker welcomed guest, Chris Carty, who is the Department Patriotic Instructor.



Stephen Cahoon - Chaplain Teeters to send card.



Department Orders #12 and 13 and Local History Day at the Library in Hamlin



Joe reported that there will be 120 students from North Pocono High school coming to the Museum on May 31st.  He asked for help with a clean-up on Saturday at or after Open House on Saturday, May 18th.  He will explain to the Mission of the SUVCW and show artifacts.  We will also be hosting the Adult Education Class from Marywood in October.  Joe and Scott will also be giving a presentation in Tunkhannock in August - October timeframe.



Craig brought up three suggestions for discussion.  Meeting night change, Christmas Party or picnic during the summer and swap a summer meeting night (July/August) for a winter night (January/February).  Lengthy discussions were held on all subjects, but were all tabled until the meeting in September so that members have a chance to think things over.


It was also discussed to try and get more members to attend functions.  Howard suggested we have a program or speaker to help raise attendance.  Scott suggested we charter a bus to go to a historic site.  We will have further discussions at upcoming meetings.



Secretary Shaffer donated a Woman's Relief Corps flag stand to the Museum.


Craig reported that the Flag Detail went well and that the cannons, stands and plaques have all been cleaned and painted.


The drawing for the Civil War plate was won by Craig Kelly.


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


                          Respectfully submitted,

 Robert C. Shaffer