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September Post Meeting

Don Stapleton

September Speaker

At the September Post meeting, Don Stapleton, who chairs our Youth Essay and Scholarship Committee, spoke about the annual VFW Youth Essay contests, which include the “Youth Essay” for grades 3-5, “Patriots Pen” grades 6-8 and “Voice of Democracy for high school students.

The deadline for entries is Midnight, October 31, so if you know any eligible students, encourage them to get their entries in as soon as possible. Scholarship and cash awards total nearly$ 3 million at the State and National Levels.

Minutes of Sept Post meeting

The Ceremony was performed for Undraping the Charter which was draped last month for Comrade Jim Traner.

The minutes from the August meeting were read an approved by the membership.

The Quartermasters report was reviewed and approved by the membership.

The Payment of expenses including website services, mailing expense, district dues, the meeting meal expenditures were approved by the membership:Congratulations to immediate Past Post Commander Carl Kurfess and to all Post members for the Post’s 2022-23 All American Post award. It was moved by Mike Denton/2nd by Bryan Rowe and approved by the membership that the Post should purchase a VFW “All American” Black hat for Carl in recognition of the achievement.

Tickets for the Post Honor & Remember raffle were handed out after todays meeting. Commander Duane Bowman will be at the American Legion
hall from 4:30 to 5:30 every Wednesday to
collect money or hand out more raffle

It was proposed by Quartermaster Joe Gray that we move $2,000.00 from the Post Foundation Fund to the Post General Fund. By vote of the membership the funds will be transferred by the Quartermaster.

The next Post meeting is scheduled for October 18, 2023.

September Post Meeting

September Post Meeting 

September Post Meeting

Summary of minutes of September Post Meeting

  • Guest speaker Dean Olson talked about the need for volunteers to assist people with hearing disabilities at the Edmonds Waterfront Center. 
  • New member Chuck Smith was introduced. Member acceptance was moved by Jim Traner/and 2nd by Duane Bowman & accepted by vote. 
  • Zoom recording of the Post meetings are now available on the post website. Quartermaster’s report was reviewed and approved. Members authorized the payment of small outstanding bills. 
  • Senior Vice Commander Duane Bowman led a discussion of upgrades to the display materials for the tables that we use during our fund raising efforts. 
  • Veterans Day Poppy distributions will be held November 4 and 5. Members are urged to sign up early, at the October Post meeting. 
  • District 1 School of Instruction was held on Sept 10, 2022. It as announced that the Community Service Report will be done on an individual member basis, ONLY ON LINE. (Instructions in a separate article in this newsletter. 
  • Don Stapleton will manage the Essay contest. 
  • The Bylaw update is in progress. 
  • Will have a Veterans Day ceremony on 11-11-2022, @ the Veterans Plaza. We need to find a speaker. 
  • It was moved by Brian Rowe & 2nd by Cal Barnard the Post spend approximately $120.00 to get 2 plaques for Rose Gilliland & Dennis Peterson to be awarded for their devotion and hard work that they have given to the Post over the years. 
Sept.Speaker Dean Olson
Sept. Speaker Dean Olson

Dean Olson joined us to speak about the need for volunteers to assist people with hearing disabilities at the Edmonds Waterfront Center, one of the many programs offered at the EWC. If you missed his presentation and are interested in this program, contact Olson at [email protected]

At age 4, Olson began experiencing minor hearing loss that ultimately progressed until — as an adult — he became profoundly deaf, requiring bilateral cochlear implants. Olson serves as president of Washington State Communication Access and was instrumental in getting a Senate bill passed in the State legislature requiring closed-captions on televisions in all places of public accommodation in Washington state – which was unanimously adopted and signed by Gov. Jay Inslee May 10, benefiting people who are hearing impaired.