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November Post Meeting 

Heather Peterson,volunteer coordinator for Continuum Hospice
Peterson provides member Phil Sacks with contact information 

Heather Peterson, volunteer coordinator for Continuum Hospice. spoke to our November Post meeting about their program. She is looking for Veteran volunteers to meet with Veteran Hospice members so they can talk Veteran to Veteran. No set schedule, volunteer as much or as little as you like. https://continuumwa.com/ 

When you have a chronic illness, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed as your disease progresses. Continuum Palliative Resources provides home-based palliative care, you will be assigned a Nurse Practitioner to provide home visits to enhance your daily lifestyle through education, medication management and necessary medical tools to support your management of your advanced disease. 

Highlights of Business Meeting

  • One new member, Eric Baum was accepted & one transfer, Jim Armstrong from Post 1040. (We will introduce these member in detail when they have attended their first meetting) 
  • Minutes from the October Meeting were read & approved with no changes. 
  • Quartermaster’s report was reviewed. The following expenditures were approved by the membership. $29.68 for pre-meeting meals, $39.17 for soft drinks. 
  • Community Service Reporting. According to Don Wischmann (District 1 Quartermaster) the reporting is going well. He suggested that we work on combining repeating activities into one report. (As an example, if you you spent 3 hours per day for 3 days during the month you should submit one (1) report for the month showing the total hours.) 
  • Relief Fund was reviewed and is in good shape to meet budgeted commitments. 
  • Service Officer Report. Alden has received several requests for assistance & has been busy directing folks to the help that they need. 
  • We received 3 essays (youth/patriots pen) that will be reviewed and forwarded on to District. 
  • Don Wischmann the District 1 quartermaster did an audit of our post financials found everything in order 
  • The Post Charter was draped for Dick Simmons & Norm Goldstein. 

January Post Meeting 

Membership Chair Jim Traner announced a new potential member, David Wells, a USN veteran of 1968-70, who we hope to be able to induct at the February meeting. 

Data from the old Plaza kiosk is in the process of being transferred to the Post Web site.

Poppy Chair Duane Bowman is proposing some changes in our site set-up which will be discussed at the next staff meeting for further announcements at the Post meeting in February. 

The Post needs some volunteers in leadership & committee roles: 

  1. A VFW jacket Committee to help in ordering new Post jackets for members 
  2. Safety/Law Enforcement Committee to select Law Enforcement & Fire Fighter of the year awardees. 
  3. Identify and invite potential Post meeting speakers. 
  4. Reach out to older and ill veterans to check on their status. 
  5. The Edmonds VA Clinic is now open 
  6. Veterans pins available at Heroes Cafe 
  7. Planning is underway for Memorial Day ceremonies at Edmonds Cemetery. 

Talk to the commander if you are interested in any of these activities. 

January Post Meeting Was Cancelled

The snow storm the week of January 15 caused the January meeting to be cancelled by Commander Rose Gililand, in the interest of the safety of our members and guests. 

The program for that meeting was to have featured our student essay winners and our Teachers of the year. That program has been shifted forward to the February meeting. Our meal will be provided by the post Auxiliary. 

Don’t miss it.