Legion Post 340 meets Thursday

HERMANSVILLE – The Floriano-Stecker American Legion Post of Hermansville will be meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the club rooms at 6 p.m.

The Post faced a heavy agenda when they met for their Jan. 10 meeting.

Commander James Wash presided at the meeting. The POW/MIA flag was placed in proper order. Commander Wash gave the opening and closing prayers. He led the membership in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Joseph Bouchard, post adjutant, read the minutes of the previous meeting.

Dennis Trudell, finance officer, gave the financial report. It included the Posts’ finances, the July 4 funds, and Christmas funds. The Sons of the American Legion account is in escrow.

Trudell gave the Christmas program report and it included the soliciting of funds which provided 485 bags of candy for the Hermansville and Faithorn programs. Approximately 800 persons packed the north Central Elementary School gym for the two programs.

Bouchard gave the membership report and it shows 85 paid up members. The Post is optimistic in meeting membership goals for 2013. Bouchard sent letters to those who have not paid their 2013 dues.

The mail included a Christmas card from LeRoy St. Onge of Buena Park, Calif. extending holiday greetings. St. Onge’s father is a charter member of the Post, which started in 1934.

The service officer reported no one on the sick list at this time.

Ted Gurgall reported on the visit of Mike Dellisse, Menominee County Veterans service officer on Jan. 2 at the hall. Dellisse comes to Hermansville the first Wednesday of every month. His services are free and veterans and widows should make use of Dellisse trip to the north end of the county. Dellisse returned on Feb. 6.

A letter from Don Palmer, superintendent of schools, was read thanking the American Legion Post for the candy they provided for the North Central Elementary Schools’ two Christmas programs. He praised the post for providing the candy for the past 78 years.

Approved was a donation to the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. The Post does this every year.

Also read a letter on the “Walk for Warmth” in Menominee County and the Post voted to make a donation.

Bouchard reported that the Korean War veterans of Post 340 have received their certificates of appreciation. There are 22 Korean War veterans in Post 340.

Volunteer workers took care of the sign on the premises and it is a big improvement.

Ted Gurgall is hall rent chairman. He can be reached by calling (906) 235-4842. The hall can accommodate upwards to 125 persons with excellent kitchen facilities and also the lounge.

A letter from the Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts was read on the mid-winter conference which was held at the Reino American Legion Post 21 of Stambaugh on Jan. 18-19. James Wash and Frank Rodman attended the meeting.