September 19, 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 Justin Swan Harold Myers


Guest: Harry Mertz


The minutes for the May and June meetings read and approved.  A motion was made to accept the minutes as read by Craig Kelly and seconded by Dale Keklock.  All were in favor.


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

     Help money was $231.00

     June Ticket Winner - Kelly Denicola

     July ticket winner - Dorothy Kelly

     August Ticket Winner - Robert Leputa


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


It was mentioned that PDC Charlie Kuhn has some medical issues.



Harold Myers, cousin of member Mark Myers.


Commander Decker then suspended the meeting to have PDC Howard Wolfe initiate new member Harold Myers.


The Ladies were then accepted in to discuss plans for the Christmas Party.  More discussion at the October meeting.


The meeting was then resumed.



Department Order #3 and Joe Long's Lifetime Achievement Award



Craig Kelly resumed his talk on three suggestions.  First, Christmas Party is being discussed.  Withdrew second suggestion to change meeting night.  Third, change one monthly meeting to another month.  More discussion in October.




Commander Decker introduced the local Commander of the 143rd Pennsylvania Re-Enactment Regiment, Justin Swan.  They are located in Luzerne County.  He invited our Color Guard to attend and drill with his unit.


Joe Long reminded everyone about the Open House on Saturday, September 21st.  he asked everyone who could attend to do so.  He also mentioned that on October 16th, he, Scott Teeters and Howard Wolfe will be having a Civil War presentation at a Church in Tunkhannock.  And on November 7th, the Adult Education Class from Marywood would be touring the Museum and after the first of the year, they will do a presentation at the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Club.


Patriotic Instructor David Teeters then, in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, read about the battle.



Scott Teeters reported that there is a Chaplains Museum on the Campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.  They have a website and he urged all to have a look at it.


Commander Decker then recognized guest, Harry Mertz.


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


                          Respectfully submitted,

 Robert C. Shaffer