Present: Judy and Gary Cross, David Billings, Jim Lynne, Marilyn Decker, Chuck and Brenda Loper, Clark Brubaker, Dave Brubaker, Greg Hoopes, Jim Christy, Bill Morris, and Larry Tholen.
Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chuck Loper and the meeting was called to order by Dave Billings at 9 a.m.
Judy Cross read the minutes of the last meeting and Larry Tholen made a motion to approve as Marilyn Decker seconded. The report was approved by the members.
Brenda Loper gave the Treasurer’s report. Jim Lynne moved the report to be approved and was seconded by Dave Brubaker. The Treasurer’s report was approved by the members.
New Business: We discussed the rally date and time and we all thought October 4th, the first week-end in October would be a good date. Friday would be a set-up time from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday would be a one day rally. Judy talked to Sally Luallen at the KAM and she is holding those dates for us and also said she would talk to the directors about having their open house again on that day to help out.
Old Business: The Articles of Incorporation was discussed and also the reasons for getting a 501c3. We decided to at least get the Articles of Incorporation changed to read “educational” to match our By Laws. Our committee, Richard, Dave, Larry, Judy and Brenda, is going to get it written out and then brought to the members to ok. The Articles were handed out for us to read.
Dave Billings said that the ones that come to our next meeting at Augusta, will start taking inventory of all our clubs assets and make a list.
Gary Cross reported on the business cards that were priced at Jet Printing. It was $56.95 for 500 or $40.25 for 250 cards, one sided. This includes set-up and in color and with anything on the front. Jim Lynne approved 500 and Dave seconded. We decided to ask all the members to send in their design for the cards and the officers would pick one as a winner.
Marilyn Decker was asked to report on the events. She said that the Peabody parade was not advertised very well, but she and Ron might go to represent our club. She has talked to the people with Resthaven Mortuary about the Memorial Day display and they said for us to be there by 9:30 a.m. On May 17th at 8:30 or 9:00 a.m., we are to arrive at the VA Hospital for their 75th Anniversary Jubilee. We decided to meet in the parking lot on the SE corner of Edgemoor and Kellogg to convoy in.
Other Business: Gary Cross passed around a news article on a Gentleman that collected old war relics and that one of the old cannonballs blew up and killed him. Discussion followed about other similar happenings. Larry Tholen told about going to a museum in Indiana that had 150 military vehicles and most all were WWII European vehicles.
We donated for a chance to win the great patriotic candy dish that Clark Brubaker made and Larry Tholen won. Also, Dave Brubaker reported on the “Last Patrol” winning the People’s Choice award at the River Festival parade on Friday. They won $1,000.00.
Our next meeting will be at the Kansas Military Museum of History in Augusta, at 9:00 a.m. The parade and Open House will follow.
Meeting adjourned at 10:45 and we convoyed to Walt’s.
Judy Cross, Secretary MKMVPA