On Nov. 12, Commander Curt Froyen called the meeting to order of the American Legion Baty-Tucker Post 168 with 12 members present.
Jack Spaur gave an overview of last month’s meeting minutes, membership reports and finance reports, all of which were approved. There was no new business or concerns by the clubroom committee.
Dale Mallory gave a recap of recent and past activities of the Boys Scouts. They included fly fishing, fall cleanup at Camp Collins, a haunted house outing and a tour of the aviation museum in Omaha.
Conrad Nelson gave an update on Boys State, awaiting their acceptance letter. He also commented that he, Jack Spaur and Emory Riseley had manned the American Legion sign-up table at the Hy-Vee breakfast. Materials were provided about what the Legion does to make sure continued benefits are provided for the veterans who have served this country.
Emory is working on having coins made that can be used at the Legion clubroom. They can be redeemed at a later date when it's good for the individual.
Steve Hatch was the master of ceremonies at the Quilts of Valor presentation, held at the high school on Nov 9th. Legion members that received them include Dean Shinn, Gary Hudson, Steve Hatch, John Nichols and Dick Reed. This is a wonderful gesture, presenting quilts to the veterans.
Emory informed the group that Wreaths Across America would be arriving on Dec 14.
Curt Froyen said that the 5th grade Flag Essay contest is taking place and a ceremony will take place in January.
Conrad asked that Commander Curt Froyen get in touch with Jake Beaver VFW Commander and jointly place a thank you in the Knoxville Journal-Express and Marion County Tribune, thanking them for the breakfast they provided on Veterans Day at the Armory.
A big thank you is extended to Teresa Spaur who made repairs to many of the flags that are flown at the Graceland Cemetery.
The Legion honor guard, assisted the Runnels Legion in providing graveside honors for Robert Parker, WW2 veteran who was 102 years old.
There will be no meeting in December. The next meeting will be Jan 14, 2020, at 5 p.m. in the old recreation center. Meeting adjourned.