SFA 62 meets at VFW Post 7318 the first Saturday each month, 1800


 

MINUTES FROM THE MONTHLY MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2017

 

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT TOM GALBICSEK AT 1800.

THERE WERE 32 MEMBERS PRESENT AND WE ALL MADE A TOAST TO OUR FALLEN COMRADES.

 VICE PRESIDENT VIC ALLEN READ THE SPECIAL FORCES PRAYER.

 PETE KOFED WAS IN ATTENDANCE AND WILL BE TRANSFERRING TO OUR CHAPTER.

 BERNIE O’ROUKE, WHO HAD AN ANURYSM, IS NOW IN REHAB AND DOING WELL.  REMEMBER TO KEEP BERNIE IN YOUR PRAYERS.

 EDDIE GEORGE HAD A LIVER TRANSPLANT AND IS DOING WELL.  KEEP EDDIE IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

 SEAN KIRKWOOD REPORTED THE SNIPER COMPETITION PREP IS PROGRESSING WELL.  HIS LIST OF VOLUNTEERS WAS FINALIZED.

 RON KELLER REPORTED THAT CASINO NIGHT, TO BE HELD AT THE VFW ON APRIL 8, 2017, IS ON TRACK.  HE WILL NEED SOME HELP TAKING DOWN TABLES EARLY THAT EVENING AND SETTING TABLES BACK UP AFTERWARD, SO VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME IF YOU CAN.  THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, PRESIDENT GALBICSEK ADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 1820.

 V/R, GARY SMITH, CHAPTER SECRETARY

 

  

MINUTES FROM THE MONTHLY MEETING OF APRIL 1, 2017

 

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY VICE PRESIDENT VIC ALLEN AT 1802.

THERE WERE 32 MEMBERS PRESENT AND WE ALL MADE A TOAST TO OUR FALLEN COMRADES.

 VP ALLEN READ THE SPECIAL FORCES PRAYER.

 SEAN KIRKWOOD REPORTED THE SNIPER COMPETITION WAS A GREAT SUCCESS AND IS ALREADY PREPPING FOR NEXT YEAR.

 IT WAS REPORTED THAT JOE JORDAN COMMITTED SUICIDE.

 IT WAS REPORTED THAT SCOTTY WILSON HAS STAGE 4 CANCER.  PLEASE KEEP SCOTTY IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

 RON KELLER REPORTED THAT CASINO NIGHT, TO BE HELD AT THE VFW ON APRIL 8, 2017, IS ON TRACK.  HE WILL NEED HELP WITH TABLES THE EVENING OF THE EVENT.

 SECRETARY GARY SMITH READ AN EMAIL FROM JAMES WALLACE REFERENCE THE POSSIBILITY OF ATTENDING THE MATINEE RACES AT THE HARNESS TRACK IN PINEHURST AS ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE FOR THE STONEYBROOK STEEPLECHASE.  JAMES SAID HE WOULD LOOK INTO IT AND CHARLIE DUKES VOLUNTEERED TO LOOK INTO IT AS WELL.

 THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, VICE PRESIDENT ALLLEN ADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 1819.

 V/R, GARY SMITH, CHAPTER SECRETARY



MINUTES FROM THE MONTHLY MEETING OF FEBRUARY 4, 2017

 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT TOM GALBICSEK AT 1800.

THERE WERE 40 MEMBERS PRESENT AND WE ALL MADE A TOAST TO OUR FALLEN COMRADES.

 DAVE JENKINS IS TO HAVE BRAIN SURGERY ON FEBRUARY 7, 2017. PLEASE KEEP DAVE IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

 BERNIE O’ROUKE, WHO HAD AN ANURYSM, IS DOING BETTER, BUT  STILL NEEDS OUR PRAYERS.

BOB BALL’S FATHER IS NOT DOING WELL.  PLEASE KEEP HIM IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

SEAN KIRKWOOD REPORTED THE SNIPER COMPETITION PREP IS PROGRESSING WELL.  HE WILL NEED TO FINALIZE HIS LIST OF VOLUNTEERS AT THE MARCH MEETING.

 RON KELLER REPORTED THAT CASINO NIGHT, TO BE HELD AT THE VFW ON APRIL 8, 2017, IS A GO.  WILL NEED SOME HELP SETTING UP, SO VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME IF YOU CAN.

 SEAN RYAN UPDATED THE CHAPTER ON THE 2017 NATIONAL CONVENTION.  HE REPORTED THAT BUDWEISER IS GOING TO SUPPLY THE BEER.  STILL LOOKING FOR A SPONSOR CHAIRMAN.

PRESIDENT GALBICSEK MADE THE MOTION WE DONATE $1,000.00 TO A.J. JARED PANG-RIDDLE, THE FIRST MONTGNARD STUDENT TO ATTEND THE CITADEL, TO HELP WITH EXPENSES AT THE SCHOOL.  THE MOTION WAS VOTED ON AND CARRIED  UNANIMOUSLY.

 SECRETARY MARK CAREY PRESENTED THE MEMBERSHIP WITH THE PICTURE WHICH WAS THE PRIZE FOR DONATING THE MOST MONEY TO THE NATIONAL HQ TO HELP WITH REBUILDING AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW. 

 BILL DAWSON REPORTED THAT DOC KEATON HAD 10 ACRES OF LAND HE WANTED TO SELL AND TO CONTACT HIM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

 IVAN CASTRO REPORTED THAT HE PLANS TO CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO IN MARCH.  GOOD LUCK TO YOU, IVAN.

 THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, PRESIDENT GALBICSEKADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 1827.

V/R, GARY SMITH, CHAPTER SECRETARY    


MINUTES FROM THE MONTHLY MEETING OF JANUARY 14, 2017

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT TOM GALBICSEK AT 1801.  THERE WERE 28 MEMBERS PRESENT AND WE ALL MADE A TOAST TO OUR FALLEN COMRADES.

 VICE PRESIDENT VIC ALLEN READ THE SPECIAL FORCES PRAYER.

 PRESIDENT GALBICSEK REPORTED THAT MARK RAYMOR HAD TAKEN HIS LIFE.  HIS WISH WAS TO HAVE HIS ASHES SPREAD IN THE ANTARTICA AND PRESIDENT GALBICSEK MADE A MOTION THAT CHAPTER 62 DONATE $500.00 TO HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN.  MOTION SECONDED BY SEAN RYAN.  MOTION PASSED BY THE MEMBERSHIP.

IT WAS REPORTED THAT DANNY POWERS HAS BRAIN CANCER AND IS NOT DOING WELL.  PRAYERS GO OUT TO DANNY.

 IT WAS REPORTED THAT BERNIE O’ROURKE HAS SUFFERED AN ANEURYSM AND WAS HOSPITALIZED IN TAMPA, FL.  PRAYERS GO  OUT TO BERNIE.

IT WAS REPORTED THAT DAVE JENKINS HAS ANOTHER BRAIN TUMOR.  PRAYERS GO OUT TO DAVE.

AS A REPLACEMENT FOR THE STONYBROOK STEEPLECHASE,  TREASURER MARK CAREY SUGGESTED A CASINO NIGHT IN APRIL.  THIS WAS APPROVED BY A VOTE OF THE MEMBERS AND WILL OCCUR ON APRIL 8, 2017.

 TREASURER CAREY REPORTED THAT SEAN KIRKWOOD HAS THE UPCOMING SNIPER COMPEITION, WHICH OCCURS MARCH 19-25, 2017, UNDER CONTROL AND COMING TOGETHER WELL.

 SEAN RYAN UPDATED THE CHAPTER ON THE 2017 NATIONAL CONVENTION.  HE REPORTED THAT THE RANGE IS LAID ON AND THERE IS A NEED FOR A SPONSORSHIP LEADER.

 VICE PRESIDENT VIC ALLEN REITERIATED HE IS MAKING THE TRIP TO WASHINGTON FOR PRESIDENT ELECT DONALD TRUMP’S INAUGURATION.  GET WITH VIC IF YOU WANT TO JOIN HIM.

 DROP INPUT IS DUE NLT FEBRUARY 10, 2017.  SECRETARY SMITH WILL ASSEMBLE THE INPUT AND FORWARD TO PUBLISHER.

 THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, PRESIDENT GALBICSEK ADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 1834. 

                                                      V/R,

                                                      GARY SMITH        


MINUTES FROM THE MONTHLY MEETING OF DECEMBER 3, 2016

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT TOM GALBICSEK AT 1800.  THERE WERE 36 MEMBERS PRESENT AND WE ALL MADE A TOAST TO OUR FALLEN COMRADES.

 DAN GALLAHER REPORTED THAT MATT WOLFE HAD BROKEN ALL THE  PINS THAT HAD BEEN PLACED IN HIS LEG AND WAS MORE OR LESS BACK TO SQUARE ONE ON HIS REVOVERY.  KEEP MATT IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

 TREASURER MARK CAREY REPORTED THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY PREPARATIONS WERE GOING WELL AND ALL WAS A GO AT PINE NEEDLES GOLF COURSE ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBDR 13, 2016.

 SEAN RYAN UPDATED THE CHAPTER ON THE 2017 NATIONAL CONVENTION.  HE REPORTED THAT ALL IS COMING TOGETHER WELL.

 PAT O’DONNEL REPORTED THE RUN/CHILI COOKOFF WAS THE BEST EVER AND WE SHOULD SEE A CHECK OF $2,000.00 PLUS COMING OUR WAY.  THIS IS A GOOD ADDITION TO THE COFFERS FOR THIS EFFORT.

 VICE PRESIDENT VIC ALLEN REPORTED HE IS MAKING THE TRIP TO WASHINGTON FOR PRESIDENT ELECT DONALD TRUMP’S INAUGURATION.  GET WITH VIC IF YOU WANT TO JOIN HIM.

 RICK BOUCHER WON THE 50/50 DRAWING.

 THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, PRESIDENT GALBICSEK ADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 1833.

 V/R,

GARY SMITH        

CHAPTER SECRETARY

 

NOV MEETING _ NO NOTES TAKED


MINUTES FROM THE MONTHLY MEETING OF OCTOBER 1, 2016 

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT TOM GALBICSEK AT 1800.       THERE WERE 24 MEMBERS PRESENT AND WE ALL MADE A TOAST TO OUR FALLEN COMRADES.

DON McKAY REPORTED THE RUN, RIDE & DRINK/CHILI COOKOFF ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2016, AT O’DONNELL’S PUB WAS ON TRACK AND WILL HAVE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION AT THE NOVEMBER MEETING.

 TREASURER MARK CAREY HE WOULD BE THE LEAD FOR THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016, AT PINE NEEDLES GOLF COURSE.  MORE TO FOLLOW AT NOVEMBER MEETING.

 SEAN RYAN UPDATED THE CHAPTER ON THE 2017 NATIONAL CONVENTION.  HE REPORTS THAT THE WEB SITE IS NOW UP AND ALL IS COMING TOGETHER WELL.

 PRESIDENT GALBICSEK REPORTED THAT IVY HARTSOCK WAS HAVING A HARD TIME AFTER THE LOSS OF HER HUSBAND.  HE MADE A MOTION THAT WE PRESENT MRS. HARTSOCK $2,500.00 TO HELP HER THROUGH THIS HARD TIME.  THE MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED BY THE MEMBERSHIP.

 TREASURER CAREY REPORTED THAT OUR MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE, HELD ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2016, PUT +/- $300.00 IN THE COFFERS.  GOOD JOB BY VP VIC ALLEN.

 THERE WILL BE A $1.00 PER TICKET 50/50 DRAWING AT MEETINGS STARTING WITH THE NOVEMBER 2016 MEETING.  TREASURER CAREY WILL TAKE LEAD ON THIS ENDEAVOR.

 THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, PRESIDENT GALBICSEK ADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 1818.

                                                      V/R,

                                                      GARY SMITH        

                                                      CHAPTER SECRETARY


MINUTES FROM THE MONTHLY MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY VICE PRESIDENT VIC ALLEN AT 1802.  THERE WERE 22 MEMBERS PRESENT AND WE ALL MADE A TOAST TO OUR FALLEN COMRADES.

 THERE WERE TWO GUESTS PRESENT AND BOTH REQUESTED TRANSFER TO CHAPTER 62.  MITCH WILLIAMSON, FORMERLY WITH CHAPTER 7, AND JASON DRYDEN, FORMERLY WITH CHAPTER 4-24.

 DAVE JENKINS REPORTED THAT PRAYERS WERE NEEDED FOR MIKE THOMPSON WHO GOT SHOT IN TENNESSEE.

 VP VIC ALLEN REITERATED THE RUN, RIDE & DRINK/CHILI COOKOFF WOULD BE ON NOVEMBER 13, 2016, AT O’DONNELL’S PUB.  DON McKAY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND SO BOB BALL VOLUNTEERED TO TAKE THE LEAD ON THIS WITH MORE INFO AT FUTURE MEETINGS.

 VP ALLEN SUGGESTED THE CHAPTER PURCHASE A BARREL SLAT FLAG TO BE RAFFLED AT THE CHILI COOKOFF.  HE THEN PUT IT IN THE FORM OF A MOTION THAT THE CHAPTER SPEND $100.00 FOR THE FLAG.  MOTION WAS SECONDED BY DON McKAY AND PASSED BY THE MEMBERSHIP.

 SEAN RYAN UPDATED THE CHAPTER ON THE 2017 NATIONAL CONVENTION.  HE REPORTS THAT ALL IS COMING TOGETHER WELL AND SHOULD BE A GREAT CONVENTION.

VP VIC ALLEN REPORTED ALL WAS COMING TOGETHER WELL FOR OUR MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE TO HELD ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2016. THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE DISCUSSED AND DECIDED ON:

                  ALL VOLUNTEERS REPORT TO THE VFW AT 0900 HOURS

                  VP ALLEN WOULD PROVIDE COFFEE & DONUTS

                  TIME FOR RIDE – 1000 TO 1400                 

                  REGISTRATION TABLE TO BE RUN BY GARY SMITH & JOE LALLA                 

                  SPECIAL FORCES PRAYER TO BE READ BY GARY SMITH

 VP VIC ALLEN THREW OUT SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT.  HE

SUGGESTED THE CHAPTER APPOINT A CHAPLAIN AND THAT THE SPECIAL FORCES PRAYER BE READ AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH CHAPTER MEETING.

 JR OQUENDO REPORTED THAT THIS WOULD BE HIS LAST MEETING AS HE AND KIM WERE LOADING UP THE RV AND TRAVELING THE UNITED STATES.  1ST STOP IN SOUTH DAKOTA AND, THEN, TO KEY WEST, FL.  GOOD LUCK IN YOUR VENTURE.

 THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, VP ALLEN MADE THE MOTION THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED.  THE MOTION WAS SECONDED BY TONY RAPER, APPROVED BY MEMBERSHIP AND THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 1822.

                                                      V/R,

                                                      GARY SMITH        

                                                      CHAPTER SECRETARY