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John F. Derby Post #43

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JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc.

Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – September 20th, 2017 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 18 members’ present and no guest.

The Adjutant read the minutes of the previous meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti and seconded by Mike Haggerty to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Report was given by Martin. Frank Page made a motion and seconded by Gus Bosetti, motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT – Going along

OLD GLORY REPORT – This flag is doing well.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We have 90 members who have paid putting us at 55%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – We are planning on getting active in the parade business. The next parade is Oct 7th in Girard, PSU on the 14th, Maple Leaf in Carthage on the 21st and Neewollah on the 28th. We got a thank you card from the Asst. State Adjutant for our donation of canteen coupon books.

OLD BUSINESS – We need to really get serious about fixing our floor.

NEW BUSINESS - Adam would really like to see us continue calling members about the meeting. Adam used the Hall for a funeral and realized our tables are getting old and they are very heavy, we could ask the community businesses to sponsor the purchases. The new National Commander, Denise Rohan, will be at Pittsburg Post #64 on September 25th at 6:15.

Sick Call – Duke is still having problems and may need a pace maker.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:40 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc. Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES –August 16th, 2017 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 17 members’ present and 1 guest.

The Adjutant read the minutes of the previous meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti and seconded by Mike Haggerty to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Report was given. Tony Simone made a motion and seconded by Duane Barber, motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT – Going along

OLD GLORY REPORT – This flag has been flying since Memorial Day, it is doing well.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We have 81 members who have paid putting us at 49%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – Kayla Meyers sent us a letter thanking us for her scholarship. We need to fill out a report on our rifles.

OLD BUSINESS – Our baseball team was very young but still did very well. Sam Habjan presented us with a trophy they won in the Chanute 16 and under tournament. Are we still interested in Sunday Bingo? Tabled.

NEW BUSINESS - Jacob gave a presentation on how things went with the ROTC in the Bataan Death March. He presented the commander with a plaque thanking us for our support. We had a great time at the Arma Homecoming parade! We are looking into joining several other parades.

Sick Call – Duke is still having problems and may need a pace maker, Dick Fog.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:40 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc. Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – July 19th, 2017 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by Vice CMDR Martin at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 14 members’ present and no guest.

The Adjutant read the minutes of the previous meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti and Frank Page to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – No report.

BINGO REPORT – Duane Barber stepped up to help, still need a few more.

OLD GLORY REPORT – No report.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT –

OLD BUSINESS – 5 members were in the Old Soldier and Sailors parade in Erie.

NEW BUSINESS - We will be participating in the homecoming parade, we will meet here around 8:00. Rupert would like to see us take back over the PSU Memorial Day for 2018. Rupert made a motion to give $75.00 to put up a plaque for J.J. Richards (who was from Frontenac and was Barnum and Bailey Circus band leader) seconded by Gus Bosetti. Motion passed unanimously.

Sick Call – Dick Faliso, no one is sure how Duke is doing.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:30 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc. Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – June 21st, 2017 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 16 members’ present and no guest.

The Adjutant read the minutes of the previous meeting. A motion was made by Jack and seconded by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Bill Schwenker gave the financial report, motion made by Mike Haggerty and seconded by Herb Wolfington to except the report, motion passed unanimously. We made $53.00 on our Pulled pork at home coming.

BINGO REPORT – We had 50+ people play Bingo on Saturday of homecoming. We REALLY need some workers for Bingo

OLD GLORY REPORT – Flags are doing well.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We currently have 124 members paid putting us at 82%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – July 15th is the Old Soldier and Sailors parade in Erie, we are planning to attend.

OLD BUSINESS – Homecoming went well, all things considered. Martin talked about redoing our scholarship applications.

NEW BUSINESS - Martin made a motion to purchase Pretzels to sample for selling next year at homecoming Charlie seconded the motion, motion passed unanimously. Baseball team played in a very hard tournament and did very well. They lost, but competed against a very high level of competition. Melvin gave a report on the PSU Memorial, he is going to the next meeting to try and get the next speaker to come. Are we interested in helping to run it next year? The ROTC is still involved, they were a complete pain in the BUTT the last time we worked with them.

Sick Call – Duke is not doing very well, Dan Morey was killed in a car accident.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:45 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc.

Frontenac, KS MEETING MINUTES – May 17th, 2017 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 15 members’ present and 0 guest.

The Adjutant read the minutes of the previous meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti and seconded by Frank Page to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Bill Schwenker gave the financial report, motion made by Tony Simone Haggerty and seconded by Frank Page to except the report, motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT –We still could use a couple of workers, especially one more caller.

OLD GLORY REPORT – Flags are doing well. We need to change out our MIA flag here at the post.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We currently have 124 members paid putting us at 82%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – We received a thank you card from the kids we helped send to Washington D.C.. A letter was received detailing the PSU Memorial Day activities.

OLD BUSINESS – We are on the calendar to do Bingo on Saturday June the 10th at 2:00 to 4:00, we could use all the help we can get. We will do an installation of officers next year.

NEW BUSINESS – We are meeting over at John’s Court at 9:30 for the Memorial Day. Trey said he would clean all the rifles before. We will start putting out the flags at 4:00 on Sunday and the main flags at 6:00 am on Monday. The Legion baseball team is registered and they should have schedules out later this week. They will play 20 games this year plus tournaments.

Sick Call – Frank Simoncic passed away and Dan Morey was killed in a car wreck.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:45 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc.

Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – April 19, 2017 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Commander Morey said the prayer with 13 members’ present and 1 guest.

The Adjutant read the minutes of the previous meeting. A motion was made by Adam Lusker and seconded by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Bill Schwenker gave the financial report, motion made by Mike Haggerty and seconded by Adam Lusker to except the report, motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT –We still could use a couple of workers, especially one more caller.

OLD GLORY REPORT – Flags are doing well.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We currently have 124 members paid putting us at 82%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – We only have Blake Adelmen interested in going to Boys State and there is no real interest from any of the girls in going.

OLD BUSINESS – New lighting has been installed on the building! Next week the light, to light up the garage area, should be installed as well.

NEW BUSINESS - We elected Post Officers, Adam Lusker made a motion to keep all current officers in place, Gus Bosetti seconded, motion passed unanimously.

Sick Call – Jim Rhumes passed away and Melvin Rupert is back home and doing better.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:45 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc. Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – March 15, 2017 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 15 members’ present and 1 guest, Mike McCulla a former member of post 64.

The Adjutant read the minutes of the previous meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Mike Haggerty to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Martin Dupslaff gave the financial report, motion made by Mike Haggerty and seconded by Tony Simon to except the report, motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT – The old BINGO machine is gone! We have decided to postpone Sunday BINGO until September, as it was we were scheduled to start the day after the opening of the new casino. Martin discussed the new BINGO games. Duke asked his last question (so he claims).

OLD GLORY REPORT – Flag was flying at half-mast.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We currently have 123 members paid putting us at 82%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT –

OLD BUSINESS – As of today we have NO scholarships turned into us. Lights up working out front and Commander Morey will purchase new address numbers. We are looking at putting up a new light, lighting up the garage

NEW BUSINESS - We need to elect Post Officers next month. We have been asked to replace the flag at the Catholic cemetery. Martin Dupslaff made a motion to purchase a solar power light for no more than $120 to put on Bob Krumsek flag pole, Charles Becker seconded, motion passed unanimously.

There is 21 boys willing to play on the American Legion Team they will play around 28 games in the MO-KAN league.

Sick Call – Marion Kutz passed away. Melvin Rupert is in Galena Rehab Center, Jim Rhumes and Frank Simonic.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:45 PM POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc.

Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – February 15, 2017 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 15 members’ present and no guest.

The Adjutant read the minutes of the previous meeting. A motion was made by Mike Haggerty and seconded by Gus to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – The annual report was given by Martin Dupslaff Motion made by Tony Simon and seconded by Frank Page to except the report, motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT – Had 52 or 53 people play last week, several new faces as well as some old faces we haven’t seen in a while. We need to get our old BINGO machine (it needs a power supply to work).

OLD GLORY REPORT – Ordered a new flag today for $745.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We currently have 122 members paid putting us at 82%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – The flag light is out, the commander purchased 2 new LED lights. We will replace the lighting up front.

OLD BUSINESS – The floor needs to be repaired.

NEW BUSINESS - We have been asked to do BINGO for homecoming. Do we to form a committee for a chili feed? No.

Should we consider having an extra Bingo day each month? We could hold it on a Sunday afternoon. It would nice if we could play different games, Martin will see about having Allen from K.C. come down and help with that. Let look at the 2nd Sunday of the month starting at 3:30, starting on April 9th.

Should we limit how much money we give to Boys/Girls? Martin Dupslaff made a motion to pay for up to 4 boys and 4 girls to go to State, seconded by Frank Page, motion passed unanimously.

Tom Moody informed me that if we provide a letter stating we are a 501c, we would receive funds from the casino, Martin gave Trey the letter who will give it to Tom Moody.

Sick Call – Marion Kutz

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc.
Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – January 18, 2017 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 17 members’ present and 5 guest.

The Adjutant read the minutes of the previous meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti and seconded to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – The annual report was given. Motion made by Tony Simone and seconded by Frank Page to except the report, motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT – We have picked up some new players due to the fundraiser we did. Bingo is slowly dying and we need a couple more workers.

OLD GLORY REPORT – New flag was put up today.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We currently have 121 members paid putting us at 82%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – We need to have a committee to address fund raising. We need to try to get in more parades and promote ourselves. Recruitment! Ask anyone eligible. Read a couple of thank you’s received.

OLD BUSINESS – None.

NEW BUSINESS - A presentation was given about the Baton Death March by the ROTC. This year there will be 9 members and 2 cadre participating in this year’s march forming both a male and female team. This will be the first year for a female team at Pitt State. Todd Amershak gave a presentation for the American Legion baseball team. They raised $3200 last year and still have roughly $1800 left in their account. Frank Page made a motion to give $500 to the Baton Death March, seconded by Eugene Kmiec, motion passed unanimously. Contributions, do we want to pre-approve our annual contributions? Motion was made by Martin Dunslap to contribute to the same amount to the standing annual contributions seconded by Frank Page, motion passed unanimously.

The Black horse troop will be in presidential inauguration parade.

Sick Call – Marion Kutz

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc.

Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – November 16, 2016 (DRAFT)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 15 members’ present.

The Adjutant read the minutes of the previous meeting. A motion was made by Adam Lusker and seconded by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – We made just under $200 at our breakfast.

BINGO REPORT – No Report

OLD GLORY REPORT – Flag is up and flying.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We are currently having 112 members paid putting us at 69%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – The Neewollah parade was outstanding! If you weren’t there you truly missed out!

OLD BUSINESS – Do we still want to keep having the breakfast? Trey mentioned the KofC breakfast started off slowly as well, but they made a commitment to doing it for 1 year. 5 years later it is very successful. Tony Simone, talked about having a chili feed, people could get to go orders, etc.

NEW BUSINESS - Need to start looking at scholarships.

Sick Call – Sid Mendicki pasted away. Martin Dunslaff has the flu.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:30 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




POST 43 DIST. III, DEPT of KANSAS: MEETING MINUTES – Oct 19, 2016 (APPROVED)
Frontenac, KS

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 14 members’ present with 1 guest. Guest Bret Bedene, a candidate for County Register of Deeds, spoke to the members expressing his qualifications and asking for our support.

The Adjutant read the minutes of the previous meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Frank Page to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – No Report

BINGO REPORT – No Report

OLD GLORY REPORT – Flag is up and flying.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We are currently having 110 members paid putting us at 69%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – We had a walk through for Bill Pinamonte and had a flag folding for Bob James as well. We do need to take the bugle with us for any funeral. We had a good crowd and fairly full trailer for the PSU parade.

OLD BUSINESS – Neewollah parade is October 29th, need to be there between 8-9:00, so we will meet here at 6:45. Veteran’s day at the school is on Friday the 11th at 9:30 and we will have a luncheon catered by Gephart’s afterwards.

NEW BUSINESS - None.

Sick Call – Duke Locke continues to have medical issues and Sherly Clilcha.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:30 PM POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




POST 43 DIST. III, DEPT of KANSAS: MEETING MINUTES – September, 2016 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 14 members’ present with 1 guest. Guest Bret Bedene, a candidate for County Register of Deeds, spoke to the members expressing his qualifications and asking for our support.

The Chaplain read the minutes of the previous meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti and seconded by Frank Page to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Martin Dupslaff reported. A motion to accept the report was made by Gus Bosetti and seconded by Herb Wolfington. Motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT – Martin Dupslaff gave the bingo report and shared the results of the State Auditor’s visit. There were no major problems, only a few minor adjustments are needed.

OLD GLORY REPORT – Flag is up and flying.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We are currently have 101 members paid putting us at 67%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – None reported.

OLD BUSINESS – Legion baseball team plans to play again next year. Upcoming parades: Girard – Oct 1 PSU Homecoming – Oct 8 Columbus – Oct 10 Neewollah – Oct ???

NO pancake feed for Festa.

NEW BUSINESS - We will have a pancake feed on Saturday November 12th from 8-11:00. Prepare sausage at 9:00 am at Tony’s.

The Post 43 Scholarship Application Form has been finalized and was given to all members present. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Tony Simon to accept the Scholarship form. Motion passed unanimously.

Melvin Rupert will paint the hand railing on the steps of the Post Home.

Sick Call – Duke Locke continues to have medical issues but is at home.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:55 PM POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




POST 43 DIST. III, DEPT of KANSAS: MEETING MINUTES – August 17, 2016 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 13 members’ present with no guests.

The Adjutant did not have the minutes but they have been posted on our web site for the July meeting. A motion was made by Adam and seconded by Gene to approve the electronic minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Bill Schwenker reported. A motion to accept the report was made by Adam Lusker and seconded by Wayne. Motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT – Every Thursday! We need some more workers! Attendance is down, income is down as well, and we gave away the jackpot of $480.

OLD GLORY REPORT – Flag is flying, one is in for repair and one needs to be destroyed.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We are currently have 96 members paid putting us at 65%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – Several members rode in the Arma parade this past Saturday, we lead the parade just behind the colors. Do we need to refund the Prichard Funds excess? We have done it for four years and have spent well over the extra $2000 we have left over.

OLD BUSINESS – Legion baseball is over, they are looking for a better start next year.

NEW BUSINESS - We would like to have a hamburger dinner for those past due members. Are we going to have a pancake feed for Festa? It would be Sept 24th, there will be a meeting on 9/7/2016 at 6 pm to set up.

We should be able to re-rock the parking lot for around $1500-2000, Adam will start redoing the parking lot!

Sick Call – Duke Locke is unable to drive over to the meetings.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:40 PM POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




Meeting Minutes for JULY 20, 2016 (APPROVED)

Commander Don Morey called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. and led the Flag Salute. Chaplain Charlie Becker said a prayer, and then Commander Morey led the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were twelve members present.

Martin Dupslaff read the minutes for the June 15, 2016 meeting. A motion was made by Gene Kmiec and seconded by Frank Page to approve the minutes as read and the motion passed unanimously.

A financial report was not given due to the absence of the Finance Officer.

Sick Call: Gus Bosetti is scheduled to have eye surgery and Duke Locke has been diagnosed with a brain aneurism. Sib Mendicki is improved and at home. Ray Bezinque is out of the hospital and in Westridge Assisted Living.

The State Adjutant’s letter was read. Membership was reported at 57 for 39%.

Ole’ Glory Flag: Tony Simon reported the large flag needs repaired or replaced as it is ripped up pretty bad.

Sam Habjan reported that American Legion Baseball did well and the boys got some good experience.

Unfinished Business: The parking lot improvements have not been started due to the weather.

New Business: The Arma Home Coming parade is Saturday, August 13th at 1000. Line up at 0930 in the lot across from Horton’s. Tony will have the jeep and trailer ready for anyone who wants to ride. A revitalization dinner was discussed. A thank you letter was received from the state assistant adjutant for the $1,200 donation for canteen books made by Post 43.

The meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff for Trey Coleman, Adjutant




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc.

Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – JUNE 15, 2016 (missing )




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc.

Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – May 16, 2016 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 16 members’ present with 2 guests

The Adjutant read the minutes from the April meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Gus Busetti to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Bill Schwenker reported we are back in the black. A motion to accept the report was made by Adam Lusker and seconded by Tony Simone. Motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT – We need some more workers! Attendance is down and income is down as well.

OLD GLORY REPORT – We have over $8k in the account, with several donations coming in including around $2900 from Floyd’s funeral..

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We are currently have 127 members paid putting us at 79%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – Josh and Daniel came back and reported on how the PSU ROTC team did in the death march. They finished 13th out of 64 teams, they truly appreciated our support, giving each member a very memorable trip.

We really need to improve our membership!

OLD BUSINESS – PSU Memorial Day, is going well! The Joplin Globe will be running a story coming up. Commander Morey made up a poster that can be distributed. The programs have been printed and are ready to be picked up.

NEW BUSINESS - For the up coming Pancake feed on June 11, we need to make sausage and on June the 10th will mix the dry mix. If we could be here at 7:00 to start getting ready that will be great. The parade is at either 4 or 4:30. We need to put out the flags for Memorial Day, plant flags and poles on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 and Monday morning at 6:00 we hang the large flags (weather permitting) then form up at 9:45 on St. John’s Court. The poles come down at 5:00.

We should be able to re-rock the parking lot for around $15-2000, Adam will start redoing the parking lot. We really need new speakers!

Adam talked about how Name’s and Numbers is wanting to present to us and if they get any referrals we would receive $1000, maybe we could look into it.

Sick Call – We lost Floyd Simone, Marion Kuntz still not doing well.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc.

Frontenac, KS

Meeting Minutes for April 20, 2016 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 11 members’ present with 0 guests

The Adjutant read the minutes from the January meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti and seconded by Martin Dupslaff to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Bill Schwenker reported on the bills and deposits. We are currently in the hole, money was transferred over to the account to cover. A motion to accept the report was made by Adam Lusker and seconded by Martin Dupslaff. Motion passed unanimously. All donations where discussed and determined which donations would be made. We have lost $135 since February in the Bingo concessions, we

BINGO REPORT – We need some more workers! Attendance is down, income is down as well.

OLD GLORY REPORT – Everything is going good, everything is flying. Adam Lusker made a motion to by 2 3x5 flags funding by the Old Glory fund. Motion passed unanimously.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We are currently have 127 members paid putting us at 79%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – PSU memorial day meeting is tomorrow (4/21). Officers elections, motion was made by Adam Lusker and seconded by Martin Dupslaff all officers to stay in place with Martin Dupslaff as Vice Commander. Motion passed unanimously. We need a service officer and a new building manager.

OLD BUSINESS – Pancake feed on Saturday May 14th from 8-11 am. Money will go towards the scholarship funds. We need to try and increase advertising. We will meet May 13th at 12:30 for set up.

NEW BUSINESS - We need to re-evaluate how we give scholarships, Trey will get a copy of the Knights of Columbus scholarship form for us to look at. A motion was made by Martin Dupshaff to set the scholarship money at $1000 for this year, with a committee of Trey, Martin, Adam, and Bill to determine the qualification for the scholarships, seconded by Adam Lusker, motion passed unanimously. Martin made a motion to pay all donations from last year, minus the Wound Warrior and the Elks golf, seconded by Adam Lusker, motion past unanimously.

Sick Call – We lost Sandy DeVoss, and we still have Duke, Floyd Simone, Marion Kuntz

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:150 PM POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc.

Frontenac, KS

Meeting Minutes for March 16, 2016

Commander Don Morey called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led the Flag Salute, a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirteen members and one new member, Ken Griffing present.

Martin Dupslaff read the minutes for the February 17, 2016 meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page to approve the minutes as read, the motion was seconded by Gus Bosetti and the motion passed unanimously.

Acting Finance Officer Martin Dupslaff gave the financial report for February 1 to February 29, 2016. Gus Bosetti made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Frank Page seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Floyd Simon and Marion Kutz were reported on Sick Call.

The State Adjutant’s letter was read. A membership report was not given due to the absence of the Adjutant.

Commander Morey reported on Memorial Day activities at PSU and that ROTC will be assuming the responsibilities for 2017. Rupert reported that on Sunday, May 29th at the Bicknell Fine Arts Center, the Director of Horsemanship from Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana will present a program on horsemanship and the cavalry.

The Pancake Feed on April 9th was discussed and Commander Morey requested items to be donated or for members to solicit businesses for items to be raffled off during the pancake feed.

Frontenac Homecoming is June 11th and the parade will be at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Post 43 will provide the color guard and Tony Simon will have his jeep and trailer in the parade for those who prefer to ride, rather than march. Post 43 will host a pancake feed Saturday morning and it has not been decided what to do with the proceeds.

The meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff for Trey Coleman, Adjutant




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc.

Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – February 17, 2016 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 18 members’ present with 7 guests

The Adjutant read the minutes from the January meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Mike Haggerty to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Martin Dunslap and reported on the bills and deposits. A motion to accept the report was made by Duke and seconded by Gus Busetti. Motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT – $500 Jackpot tomorrow! We really could use 1 more caller as a backup.

OLD GLORY REPORT – Everything is going good.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We are currently have 125 members paid putting us at 78%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – Received a letter from Paula Ketterman with all of this year seniors for scholarships. Post 170, Chanute is raffling off a 4-wheeler. We have additional Legion plates for sell ($10).

OLD BUSINESS – Pancake feed on Saturday April 9th. Looking at making homemade sausage and pancakes. We have discussed having this every month. Pancake committee meeting will meet this month.

NEW BUSINESS - Todd Amershak talked about the Legion Baseball in this area, entry fee is $500. Legion baseball is still has several really good teams, in this area. This league will be played every Tuesday and Thursday. The Pitt State ROTC Batan Death March squad came to talk about the March. This year’s team has dedicated themselves to pay respect to the 75,000 prisoners who were forced to march. The best time for any of the PSU teams is 6 hours and 30 minutes, this year’s goal to come in around the 6-hour mark. They are training extremely hard this year and focusing very hard on hydration. Frank made a motion to give the team $500, motion seconded by Gus, motion passed unanimously.

Sick Call – Sandy DeVoss, Floyd Simone, Marion Kuntz

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:40 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc.

Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – January 20, 2016 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 13 members’ present.

The Adjutant read the minutes from the November meeting. A motion was made by Gus and seconded by Frank Page to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Martin Dunslap read the report. A motion to accept the report was made by Frank Page and seconded by Gus Busetti. Motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT – 2 weeks ago we gave away our largest jackpot! $500. We could still use some more workers; lost a couple, really need 2 more workers! We had a good week last week.

OLD GLORY REPORT – Everything is going good, one flying and one in for repair.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We are currently have 116 members paid putting us at 73%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – Received the letter for Boys State, Cmd Morey will contact Paula.

OLD BUSINESS – We need to get new tile to fix the floor.

NEW BUSINESS - Mrs Kotzman, Marc McCully’s grandmother in law past away, she asked for donations to be sent to us. We have received $300. Kansas Gas shut off our gas to our furnace today, CDL fixed it temporally and will fix it when the part comes in. Are we still interested in hosting a Valentine’s Day dance? Interest is less than enthusiastic! Pancake feed! Are we up to it? First day April 9th.

Sick Call – Sandy DeVoss, Floyd Simone, Marion Kuntz

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:40 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc.

Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – November 18, 2015 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 15 members’ present with 3 guests.

The Adjutant read the minutes from the October meeting. A motion was made by Gus and seconded by Frank Page to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – All bills except for the utility bills have been paid for the year. Martin Dunslap read the report. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Duke. Motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT – 2 weeks ago we gave away our largest jackpot! $500. We could still use some more workers; lost a couple, really need 2 more workers! We had a good week last week.

OLD GLORY REPORT – Football is finished. The flag is flying at half-mast for the terrorist attacks in France.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We are currently have had 116 members pay putting us at 69%.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – We had to cancel the Neewalloh parade due to rain. Gave a thank you to Frank Grilz and Tony Simone for fixing several lights in the building.

OLD BUSINESS – Todd Polivier, Todd Amershak and Anthony Brown, talked about the American Legion Baseball team. Although they are not asking for any money, they are working on coming up with some fund raising ideas, possibly a Post 43 dinner dance night at the Senior Center.

NEW BUSINESS - We have a new member Bud Handshy, welcome.

Sick Call – Sandy DeVoss and Floyd Simone

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman

JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc. Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – October 21, 2015 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 17 member’ present.

The Adjutant read the minutes from the August meeting. A motion was made by Gus and seconded by Frank Page to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously. FINANCIAL REPORT – Martin Dunslap read the report. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Gus. Motion passed unanimously. We need to watch what we are spending. BINGO REPORT - We could still use some more workers; lost a couple, really need 2 more workers! We had a good week last week. OLD GLORY REPORT – We bought a new flag last week and a 20 x 38 flag is being repaired. POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We are currently have had 112 members pay putting us at 68%. POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – We got a lot of attention in the Pitt State parade, so we have entered the Neewallah parade. Anyone who would like to ride with us are welcome, we have a total of 10 seats available. We will leave around 7:00 am on 10/31. We have a possible speaker (Ed Little), but since it is so early, we are waiting to confirm. OLD BUSINESS – Melvin Ruppart is planning on getting the flag up at PSU. We have sent in $1200 for the Canteen Coupons. We have never received a quote for rocking the parking lot. NEW BUSINESS - Veterans Day is coming up, Frontenac wants us to participate again. Rick Simonic wants to honor our WWII veterans during the program. We are going to try and get all of our WWII vets there. We will have a lunch afterwards, catered by Gephart’s at 11:30. Motion was made by Martin and seconded by Marion Kutz to raise our annual dues for 2017 to $40. The motion passed unanimously. Sick Call – Sandy DeVoss and Floyd Simone MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman

JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc. Frontenac, KS MEETING MINUTES – September 16, 2015 Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 20 members’ present and 3 visitors. The Adjutant read the minutes from the August meeting. A motion was made by Tony Simone and seconded by Martin Dunslap to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously. FINANCIAL REPORT – Financial Secretary read the report. A motion was made by Mike Haggerty and seconded by Martin Dunslap. Motion passed unanimously. We need to watch what we are spending. BINGO REPORT - We could still use some more workers; lost a couple, really need 2 more workers! OLD GLORY REPORT – Put up a new flag, the storm that came through shredded the flag. POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We are currently have had 102 members pay putting us at 66%. POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – We had 2 baseball players come and thank us for supporting their team going to Indianapolis. We have a possible speaker (Ed Little), but since it is so early, we are waiting to confirm. At 3:30 tomorrow, Marc McCully is being promoted to E-8 and at 4:00 we are accepting the $4500 check at BMI bank. We received a thank you note from Brice Barto for his scholarship. OLD BUSINESS – Melvin Ruppart is planning on getting the flag up at PSU. We have sent in $1200 for the Canteen Coupons. We have never received a quote for rocking the parking lot. NEW BUSINESS - The National Commander will be in Chanute on September 28th and all members are invited. Finished the display of our Medal of Honor memorial on the wall. Clifford Cherry and Bob Regan both received 60-year plaques from Frank Grilz and Commander Morey. We would like to have a presents in the Pitt State homecoming parade, Tony Simone will have his Jeep in it and members can ride on a trailer. Sick Call – Sandy DeVoss MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




MEETING MINUTES – August 19, 2015 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 20 members present; Paul Troop is a new member.

The Adjutant read the minutes from the July meeting. A motion was made by Mike Haggerty and seconded by Martin Dunslap to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Financial Secretary read the report. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Gus Bussetti. Motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT - We could still use some more workers; lost a couple.

OLD GLORY REPORT – Flag is flying and looking good, 30’ x 60’ is in for repair. The current flag has been flying since early July.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. We are currently have had 88 members pay putting us at 57%. Out of the 88 members, 51 members have paid the additional $10.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – We received the $4500 for the Memorial Day ceremony. Bill has looked into having all Vietnam veterans issued their Vietnam War Medals during the ceremony. Read a thank you letter from Nathan Hemby for his scholarship.

OLD BUSINESS – Can we see if we can start the Axillary back up? What can we do to increase membership? We need to team up and go out and try to sign members back up, we will get together after the meeting to set the teams. Maybe we should have a dinner for all members who have paid their dues by Sep 15th.

NEW BUSINESS - None.

Sick Call – Sandy DeVoss

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc. Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – July 15, 2015 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 19 members present.

The Adjutant read the minutes from the June meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Gus Bussetti to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – The financial report did not make it here in time, so there is no report.

BINGO REPORT - We could still use some more workers; we are still doing well bringing in around $400 per week.

OLD GLORY REPORT – Flag is flying and looking good.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was left at home, so no reading of the letter could be done. National has screwed up our dues statements. A motion was made by Trey, seconded by Martin to except payment of $25 as paid in full, but the Adjutant will send out a letter explaining the mix up and see if they will send in the additional $10. Motion passed unanimously.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT – We will be installing new speakers.

OLD BUSINESS – Arma has officially backed out of the Memorial Day. We cannot continually doing the ceremony each year, we really need to get with Pittsburg to have them help out.

NEW BUSINESS - Commander Morey had a picture taken of the Medal of Honor plaque and Duke had it framed, they placed it on the wall. The American Legion Baseball team still needs the form signed but they are still looking for a coach. Ernie Hebenstriet, an old Frontenac’r passed away and the family asked us to preform a flag folding ceremory.

Sick Call – Sandy DeVoss

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc. Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – June 17, 2015 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 16 members plus 1 new member present and 3 guests.

The Adjutant read the minutes from the May meeting. A motion was made by Martin Dunspaff and seconded by Adam Lusker to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – The financial report given by Bill Swanker for May 2015. A motion was made by Frank and seconded by Gus to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously. Money is not coming in as it has in the past.

BINGO REPORT - We could still use some more workers; we are still doing well bringing in around $400 per week.

OLD GLORY REPORT – Kay Pyle sent us $50 to celebrate Father Tom and Tom Sera family gave us $30 as well. The Wattlet family gave $40 also.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. Current Membership is 148 and 85% of Quota. Dues to be sent in have gone up to $30 per member.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT - Memorial Day was very successful despite the weather, it was held in PSU Bicknell Center. The cemetery activities had to be cancelled but the luncheon at the hall was very nice. Arma is supposed to take over next year but it is doubtful if they will actually do this. We are not going to let this drop; if necessary we will do it again next year. A grant for $4500 has been applied for next year. We are going to talk to Pittsburg Post to see if they can rotate with us.

OLD BUSINESS – We have been looking for bids to re-rock the parking lot, Adam Lusker can also do this and he would only charge us for the rock. We still need to see if Quality Flooring can match our flooring tile.

NEW BUSINESS - Todd Amershack talk to us about sponsoring an American Legion baseball team. We finally have enough kids to field a team, they are not looking for money, and they really just want to represent the Frontenac American Legion. All they are asking for is our blessing to use our Legion as a sponsor. A motion was made to sponsor a Frontenac American Legion team for next year by Martin and seconded by Frank, motion passed unanimously. Adam Lusker made a motion to raise our dues to $35 per year, seconded by Marc motion carries unanimously.

Sick Call – Sandy DeVoss

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc. Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – May 20, 2015 (APPROvED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 20 members present, 4 guest.

This year’s PSU ROTC Batan Death March Team presented a plaque of appreciation for our support of the team. This year’s team finished 11th in the ROTC category.

The Adjutant read the minutes from the April meeting. A motion was made by Martin Dunspaff and seconded by Gus to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – The financial report given by Bill Swanker for May 2015. A motion was made by Frank and seconded by Gus to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously. Money is not coming in as it has in the past.

BINGO REPORT - Bingo is doing well, Martin believes he should be able to transfer some money over to the Legion.

OLD GLORY REPORT – Re-strung a new rope in the flag. We have a 30 x 60 in a box ready to go, with a few needing repair, we are just waiting for their schedule to open up.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. Current Membership is 146 and 85% of Quota. Motion made by Duke seconded by Dwayne Barber to pay for the 5 members who are on Active Duty dues, 16 for, 1 opposed, motion passed.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT - We need to start recruiting harder! Commander Morey would like to start working on this.

OLD BUSINESS – We need to see if we can find tile to replace the floor tile, we will call Quality Flooring.

NEW BUSINESS - Frontenac Memorial Day activities. If it is raining or looks likes rain we will not put out the big flags. The PSU events will take place inside the Bicknell Center in the event of rain. Junior explained we need 8 leaders in the Catholic cemetery and 3 in the City cemetery. Meet at 5 pm on Sunday to put out small flags at the Catholic cemetery. On Monday we will meet at 6 am. We need to be out at PSU at 2:00. Martin got a bid to rock the parking lot, we are looking for more.

Sick Call – Sandy DeVoss

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc. Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – April 15, 2015 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Martin Dupslaff said the prayer, with 17 members present, no guest.

The Adjutant read the minutes from the March meeting. A motion was made by Mike Haggerty and seconded by Duke to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – The financial report given by Bill Swanker for Mar 2015. A motion was made by Frank and seconded by Gus to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT - We have pick up some new workers but still need a few more to ensure no one needs to work more than once per month.

OLD GLORY REPORT – Smaller flag is flying and looks good. The Post’s POW flag needs to be replaced.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. Current Membership is 141 and 80% of Quota. Motion made by Duke seconded by Dwayne Barber to pay for the 5 members who are on Active Duty dues, 16 for, 1 opposed, motion passed.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT - We had 2 boys sign up for State, Gage White and Darrin Grosstephan. We voted last month to pay for 5 girls and we had 6 girls apply. Don called the city and asked if the city would pay for the 6th girl, which they did. It is getting close to scholarship time, what are we going to do? Frank made a motion we give all 9 boys and girls who went to state last year scholarships, Gus seconded, motion passed unanimously. Arma is having an installation of officers on Monday May 4th at 7 pm at the Pittsburg Legion, all are welcome to attend.

OLD BUSINESS – We need to see if we can find tile to replace the floor tile, we will call Quality Flooring.

NEW BUSINESS - PSU memorial has a band set up to play which will pay tribute to the veterans. The bell has been mounted and looks great! This is our last year, hopefully but we want to see it continue. Martin made a motion to keep all officers in place for the following year. Frank seconded, motion passed unanimously. Motion was made to donate $500 Colmery memorial by Frank and seconded by Dwayne, motion passed unanimously.

Sick Call – Sandy DeVoss, George DeVee and

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc. Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – March 18, 2015 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 18 members present and 2 guest.

The State Master of Arms, Robert Munsion campaigned for our vote as he is running for State Vice Commander

The Adjutant read the minutes from the November 19th, 2014 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Busetti and seconded by Mike Haggerty to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – An short version of the financial report given by Martin Dunslap for Feb 2015. A motion was made by Mark McCully and seconded by Duke to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT - We need about 5 more workers to ensure no one needs to work more than once per month.

OLD GLORY REPORT – A deposit of $279.00, from the Poker Night was put into the Old Glory fund. The flag is holding up well, it has been flying for a couple of months now and still looks good. Martin made a motion and seconded by Frank to donate our extra flag that was given to us to the National Guard. Motion passed unanimously.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. Current Membership is 139 and 80% of Quota.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT - Would like to start showing a DVD to the HS Juniors which explains exactly what the Boys State is all about to try to increase interest. We need to clean up the storage room. Do we want to hook the stove up to the stove? We have to pay taxes on the purchase of the Medal of Honor Memorial.

OLD BUSINESS – No old buisness.

NEW BUSINESS - Cadet Jacob Fatic, is the captain of the Baton Death March team at Pitt State, who would like our support of his team. Gus Busetti made a motion to donate $500 Mark McCully Seconded, motion passed unanimously. Martin Dunslap made a motion to fund up to 6 boys and 5 girls to Boys State, seconded by Gus Busetti, motion passed unanimously.

Sick Call – Sandy DeVoss

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc. Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – February 18, 2015 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 15 members present and 0 guest.

The Adjutant read the minutes from the November 19th, 2014 meeting. A motion was made by Mike Haggerty and seconded by Frank Page to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Report given by Martin Dunslap for Jan 2015. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Gus Busetti to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT - Bingo made around $25,000 for our Post this last year. Thank you to Marion Kutz for the new microphone.

OLD GLORY REPORT – A deposit of $279.00, from the Poker Night was put into the Old Glory fund. The flag is holding up well, it has been flying for a couple of months now and still looks good. Martin made a motion and seconded by Frank to donate our extra flag that was given to us to the National Guard. Motion passed unanimously.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. Current Membership is 137 and 79% of Quota.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT - The Medal of Honor memorial is complete and looks great.

OLD BUSINESS – No old buisness.

NEW BUSINESS - We need to get some guys together to go out to passed due members and see if they will pay their dues. Boys/Girls state, we need to get together with the school. The time is drawing near to select scholarship winners.

Sick Call – Sid Mendicki, George Cameron and Sandy DeVoss

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F DERBY POST #43, Inc. Frontenac, KS

MEETING MINUTES – January 21, 2015 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 16 members present and 0 guest.

The Adjutant read the minutes from the November 19th, 2014 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Busetti and seconded by Frank Page to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Report given by Martin Dunslap for Nov – Dec 2014, plus a recap of 2014 expenses and income. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Gus Busetti to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT - Bingo made around $25,000 for our Post this last year. Thank you to Marion Kutz for the new microphone.

OLD GLORY REPORT – A donation of $50 was made to the Post which was put into the Old Glory fund.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. Current Membership is 133 and 77% of Quota.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT - Would like to have a nice party for all past and present Bingo workers.

OLD BUSINESS – No old buisness.

NEW BUSINESS - Floyd Simone made a motion that we send a lunch tray, amended to chicken (limited to $40) to any member who passes away seconded by Martin Dunslap. Motion passed unanimously. We are discontinuing the fruit baskets. A motion was made by Martin Dunslap and seconded by Frank Page to issue a credit card to Trey Coleman and Charles Becker, motion passed unanimously. A motion was made by Trey Coleman and seconded by Gus Busetti to pay our annual contributions.

Sick Call – Sandy DeVoss and George Devee

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF November 19, 2014 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 20 members present and 0 guest.

The Adjutant read the minutes from the October 15th meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Gus Busetti to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Report given.

BINGO REPORT - Still going good.

OLD GLORY REPORT – 30 x 60 has been repaired. This smaller flag has been flying since July and only has a small tear. Still have one cable in need of repair.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. Current Membership is 122 and 71% of Quota.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT - Discussed raising the weekly increase of bingo blackout jackpot from $10 to $25.

OLD BUSINESS – Rupert is trying to get a write up on our Memorial, we had paid to bring in the reporter and the story focus on the Code Talker and very little on our Memorial.

NEW BUSINESS - No meeting in December, moved by Gus and seconded by Frank Page, passed unanimously. Motion was made by Gus and seconded by Frank Page to donate up to $500 for any Frontenac school kids in need of winter coats (Project Warmth).

Sick Call – Duke Locke and George Cameron

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF October 15, 2014 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 15 members present and 1 guest.

The Adjutant read the minutes from the September 17th meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Gus Busetti to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – No report given.

BINGO REPORT - Still going good.

OLD GLORY REPORT – Has just a small tear in it, flew at half mast for Firefighters nationwide.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. Current Membership is 106 and 63% of Quota.

OLD BUSINESS – We would like to get an estimate of how many people will be attending the Veterans Day luncheon by November 5th. Need to check with the school to see if they are doing a veterans day program.

NEW BUSINESS - Morgan Peak, came to see if she could host a poker tournament to hopefully involve more of the youth at PSU. She would handle all aspects of the fundraiser for us, which would also help her with her class.

We need more space in the shed for our medical equipment, removing the shelves might help.

Sick Call – Duke Locke

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF May 21, 2014 (DRAFT)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 15 members present and no visitors.

The Adjutant read the minutes from the April 16th meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti and seconded by Martin Dupslaff to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Report for Apr 1-31, was read. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Martin Dupslaff to approve finance report. Motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT - The City of Frontenac has complained about the cleaning after Bingo, we are making sure all of the cleaning procedures are being completed. We are still making money.

OLD GLORY REPORT – We made $390 from the Old Glory Car Wash.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. Current Membership is 152 and 85% of Quota.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT - Read letter from PSU, thanking everyone for buying pavers for Father Kapaun and the National Commander.

OLD BUSINESS – Need to make sure to increase the advertisement of the Code Talker. KOAM and the Joplin Globe were going to do stories as well.

NEW BUSINESS - Motion was made by Martin Dupslaff to purchase 25 headbands for the girls softball team. Seconded by Adam Lusker, motion passed 16 yea – 1 nea.

- Motion was made by Gus Bosetti to sponsor a hole for the Rotary Golf Tournament. Seconded by Frank Page, motion passed unanimously.

- Motion was made by Floyd Simon to give Bailey Flora an athletic scholarship for $250. Seconded by Adam Lusker, motion passed unanimously

- Motion was made by Adam Lusker to buy a youth league banner for $100. Seconded by Floyd Simon, motion passed unanimously.

Sick Call – Gene Maransani and Herb Wolfingtion.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF Apr 16, 2014 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM, followed by the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer, with 15 members present and no visitors.

The Adjutant read the minutes from the March 19th meeting. A motion was made by Martin Dupslaff and seconded by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Report for Mar 1-31, was read. A motion was made by Frank Page and seconded by Martin Dupslaff to approve finance report. Motion passed unanimously.

BINGO REPORT - Bingo is going well, we are averaging around $500 per week. Trey and Kelly Coleman have signed up to work.

OLD GLORY REPORT – The new smaller flag (20’ x 38’) is currently flying, although it already has a tear in it. One light is still out, working on getting it fixed.

POST ADJUTANT REPORT – The State Adjutants Letter was read. Current Membership is 152 and 85% of Quota.

POST COMMANDER’S REPORT - Jack Evans was appointed Sergeant of Arms. Discussion about Charlie Nigchs, since he has never been a member of Post #43 we are not planning on paying his dues.

OLD BUSINESS – We will have the editor from National to cover the Memorial at PSU and here in Frontenac. 5 Boys and 3 Girls went to State. Discussion on coupon books, need to know where to send the money. Discussion of scholarship committee members.

NEW BUSINESS – Martin Dupslaff thought we should buy pins for our members with 55 years or more of service. Marc McCully made a motion, which was seconded by George DeVee. Motion passed unanimously.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:45 PM

POST ADJUTANT: Trey Coleman




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF Mar 19, 2014 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge Allegiance to the Flag, and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer. With 20 members present and 1 visitors.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Feb.15, 2014 meeting. A motion was made by Don Murray to approve the minutes as read. Motion 2nd by Gus Bosetti. Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Report was read by Martin Dupslaff. Motion by Mike Hagerty to approve the Finance Report. 2nd by Trey Coleman Motion passed unanimously.

Bingo Report by Martin Dupslaff. Bingo still doing well but still need workers.

Membership Report. 145 paid 81% of quota.

.Discussion Veterans Memorial at College Meet on Sunday May 25 at Pittsburg High school Auditorium for program. Meet next day on Monday 26 at 2;30 at Veterans Memorial at College for Memorial Day program.

Discussed to honor Nicky Patrick for service to our Post.

Post election time. A Motion by Herb Wolfington to elect Trey Coleman for Adjutant. Motion second by Martin Dupslaff Motion carried. Gus Bosetti made motion to keep same officers in by Acclamation Motion was second by Mike Hagerty motion passed unanimously.

MEETING ADJOUNED AT: 8.00

POST ADJUTANT; Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF Feb 19, 2014 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge Allegiance to the Flag, and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer. With 17 members present and 2 visitors.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Jan. 15, 2014 meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page to approve the minutes as read. Motion 2nd by Gus Bosetti. Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Report was read by Martin Dupslaff. Motion by Mike Hagerty to approve the Finance Report. 2nd by Tony Simon.Motion passéd unanimously.

Bingo Report by Martin Dupslaff. Bingo still doing well but still need workers.

Membership Report. 145 paid 81% of quota

.Discussion Veterans Memorial at College

Election of officers at next meeting.

Discussion on forming a SAL unit for our post

Allie Moody of Frontenac High school gave a presentation of her speech on the Preamble to the Contatution; she is candidate for the American Legion Oratorical Scholarship for our Post...

Linda Grilz President of SEK Gaming Ass. said they were disbanding and would give the remaining $1000 in their treasurer to the Frontenac American Legion Old Glory Flag Fund. We give a big thank you for that.

The Frontenac Rotary contacted Commanded Morey on joining our Legion Post on Bingo. Motion by Marc Mccully not to do so second by Tony Simone. Motion passed unanimously.

MEETING ADJOUNED AT: 7:40

POST ADJUTANT; Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF Jan 15, 2014 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge Allegiance to the Flag, and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer. With 13 members present

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Nov. 20, 2013 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read. Motion 2nd by Frank Page. Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Report was read by Martin Dupslaff. Motion by Duke Locke to approve the Finance Report. 2nd by George Davee.Motion passéd unanimously.

Bingo Report by Martin Dupslaff. Bingo doing good.

Sick Call: Jim Rhuems is home from hospital.

Membership Report. 142 paid 79% of quota

CMDR Morey read letter from National CMDR thanking our post for our hospitality and present we gave him at his visit to our post.

Discussion on Old Glory flag on finance and repairs.

Motion by Marc Mccully second by Floyd Simom to pay for up to 8 girls and 8 boys to girls and boys state, Motion passed unanimously we hope we get that many to go. Pittsburg Legion

Post 64 is hosting a benefit for a soldier who lost both leg in Afghanistan and is riding a Bicycle across the USA, benefit for Wounded Warriors Project Motion by Marc Mccully second by Frank Page to give $100 to the benefit. Motion passed unanimously

Motion by Marc Mccully second by Martin Dupslaff to increase the limits on credit card transactions on our Legion account at Labette Bank in Frontenac Ks. To $1000 on each transaction and monthly limit to $2500. The following are authorized to use credit Cards. Donald Morey, Martin F. Dupslaff and William F. Schwenker. Motion Passed unanimously

MEETING ADJOUNED AT: 7:50

POST ADJUTANT; Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF Nov 20, 2013 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge Allegiance to the Flag, and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer. With 21 members and 1 visitor present.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Oct. 16, 2013 meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page to approve the minutes as read. Motion 2nd by Martin Dupslaff. Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Report was read by Martin Dupslaff. Motion by Trey Coleman to approve the Finance Report. 2nd by Don Murray.Motion passéd unanimously.

Bingo Report by Martin Dupslaff. Bingo doing good but still need helpers.

Sick Call: Floyd Simone and Jim Rhuems.

Membership Report. 137 payed 76% of quota.

Commander Don Morey demonstrated new bugle with recorder. Cost $551.94 . Bath Naylor Funeral said hey would pay ½ cost of bugle and City Mayor Jim Kennedy said the City of Frontenac would pay the other half

Gus Bosetti brought up Boys State and after discussion Motion byMartin Dupslaff to send 6 or 8 boys to Boys State. Motion 2nd by Adam Lusker motion carried. We hope we can get the boys to go.

After discussion of Forrest Robertson a soldier killed in Afghanistan, he was a former member of Post #43. Adam Lusker made a motion to put a flag pole in the city cemetery like our other poles with his name on it motion 2nd by Martin Dupslaff Motion Passed unanimously

MEETING ADJOUNED AT: 7:50

POST ADJUTANT; Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF Oct 16, 2013 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 23 members present.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Sept. 18 2013 meeting. A motion was made by Gene Kmiec to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Frank Page and Motion passed unanimously

Finance Officer Bill Schwenker gave the Finance Report from Sept 18, 2013 to Oct.16, 2013, Motion by Mike Hagerty to accept the finance report as given, second by Martin Dupslaff. Motion passed unanimously

.The State Adjutant letters for Oct. 2013 was read by Adjutant...

Bingo Report. We still need Bingo workers.

Membership Martin Dupslaff has been receiving dues. Current membership at 127 71%, Quota 178

Discussion of Veterans Day

Commander Morey out line plans for National Legion Commanders visit. The 21 of Oct.

Floyd Simone talk about having a Legion dinner.

A Motion was made by Marc Muccully to have a Legion dinner, second byAdam Lusker motion carried unanimously. No date was set.

Motion by Marc Mccully to give $100 each for 3 thanksgiving Baskets for the needy families at Frontenac Schools $300 total. Also 3 Christmas baskets $100 each for needing families at Frontenac Schools Total $300 total, Also to give.$100 each to Wesley House, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army and Safe House. Motion second by Mike Hagerty motion passed unanimously.

Motion by Martin Dupslaff to buy Bugle with recorder to play taps. est. cost $500/ second by Adam Lusker, Motion passed unanimously.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00pm

POST ADJUTANT; Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF Sep 18, 2013 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 22 members and several guest.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Aug. 21, 2013 meeting. A motion was made by Martin Dupslaff to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Adam Lusker and Motion passed unanimously

Finance Officer Bill Schwenker gave the Finance Report from Aug 21, 2013 to Sept. 18, 2013 , Motion by Mike Hagerty to accept the finance report as given, second by Martin Dupslaff. Motion passed unanimously Bill Schwenker explained that years 2011 and 2012 payments to Frontenac Education Foundation “Degree of Life: were not payed and the $600 in this month report included those 2 years. We give $200 a year for 5 years and we have 2 more years to go.

.The State Adjutant letters for Sept 2013 was read by Adjutant...

Bingo Report. We still need Bingo workers. Bingo is our only income coming in.

Membership Martin Dupslaff has been receiving dues. Current membership at 125, 705

Sick Call: Floyd Simone will be coming home from Hospital tomorrow.

Gerald Falletti is in the Hospital and is very Ill.

The city attorney Jennifer Brunetti talked on city parks being improved with various items and wanted to know if the Legion would like to donate money for something. Frank Page made a motion to buy a park bench to be put in Sports complex east of town. At a cost of $300 to $450. Motion second by Gene Kmiec .Motion passed unanimously.

The Frontenac Highs School Girls soft ball team who we had made a donation to was present to thank the Legion for the help. They placed second over all. They had a very good year.

We discussed the IRS ruling on member’s records. Commander Don Morey will be collecting the information so see hat you gets your records to him as soon as possible...

Adam Lusker gave report on Old Glory Flag.

Membership Drive at Pittsburg Post 64 on Oct. 3-4-5 at 9:00 AM to 5: PM to call on Pass due Members and also former Members.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:55 pm

POST ADJUTANT; Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF Aug 21, 2013 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 18 members .

The Adjutant read the minutes for the July, 2013 meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Martin Dupslaff and Motion passed unanimously

Finance Officer Bill Schwenker gave the Finance Report from June 18, 2013 to Aug. 21, 2013 , Motion by Frank Page to accept the finance report as given, second by Martin Dupslaff. Motion passed unanimouly

.The State Adjutant letters for Aug.... 2013 was read by Adjutant...

Bingo Report. We still need Bingo workers. Bingo is our only income coming in.

Membership Martin Dupslaff has been receiving dues. Current membership at 85.

Sick Call: Floyd Simone is in Hospital

Discussed Bingo snack bar problems.

Motion by Marc Mccully, second by Martin Dupslaff to send $50 Hole Sponser for the Frontenac Booster Club Golf Tounament. Motion passed unanimously

$5500 from the Prichit trust for the veteran’s memorial will be presented to Post 43 on Sept. 12 at 4:00 at BMO/HARRIS Bank at 5th and Broadways in Pittsburg , Ks.

.Cherokee Post parade on Sep. 7 at 11:00:meet on Cedar St .

Thank you note from School scholarship awards students.

Motion by Martin Dupslaff second by Marc Mccully to appoint Marc Mccully,Trey Coleman. And Bill Schenker to the Finance Commette..Motion Passed unanimously.

Motion by Marc Mccully second by Don Morey to invest in Frontenac Brokers. Motion Carried.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:05 pm

POST ADJUTANT; Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF July 17, 2013 (APPROVED)

Meeting was called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag,And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Herb Wolfington said the prayer. 18 members were present .

The Adjutant read the minutes for the June 19 2013 meeting. A motion was made by Don Murray to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Gus Bossetti and Motion passed unanimously

No finance Report.

The State Adjutant letters for July... 2013 was read by Adjutant...

Bingo Report. We still need Bingo workers. Bingo is our only income coming in.

Membership Martin Dupslaff has been receiving dues.

Sick Call: Gerald Falletti is in Hospital

Mary Ann Wivel has medical problems and we don’t how long she will be disabled...

.Motion M.R. Rupard to send Mrs. Wivel a fruit Basket. Motion second by Martin Dupslaff. Motion Passed unanimously.

.Motion by Marc Mccully to form a finance committee. Second by Don Murray. Motion passed 17 Yeas and 1 Nea. Votes.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:00 pm

POST ADJUTANT; Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF June 19, 2013 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Herb Wolfington said the prayer With 17 members .

The Adjutant read the minutes for the May 15, 2013 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bossetti to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Mike Hagerty and Motion passed unanimously

. Finance officer Bill Schwenker read the finance report From May 15, 2013 to June 18 2013 . Motion by Frank Page to accept the financial report as given, second by Don Murray motion passed unanimously

.The State Adjutant letters for June... 2013 was read by Adjutant...

Bingo Report. We have our new bingo machine, quite a change Cost $6500.

Membership Martin Dupslaff has the new Membership cards

Motion by Gus Bosetti to give $50 to Frontenac Roary Club for Golf Tourament. Second by Frank Page. Passed unanimously

M.L. Ruppard talk about the Pritchit Fune They had no meeting this month. .

.Adam Lusker talk about putting a piece in the paper thanking people who have gave to the Flag

.After some discussion M.L. Ruppard made a Motion to put %20 of Bingo income a Month in a Money Market Fund for future investments.with Edward Jones. Second by Gene Kmiec. Motion passé unanimously .

Motion by Mike Hagerty to keep a minimum of $5000 in Post saving Account and balance in a Money Market Account with Edward Jones Motion second by M.L. Ruppard.Motion Passed unanimously.

Motion by Frank Page to take $5000 out of Bank checking account and put a Money Market Account with Edward Jones. Second by M.L Ruppard Motion Passed unanimously.

The following girls went to Girls State.Erika Carson, Kylie Baima, Rylegh McCartney and Allie Moody.. .

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:50 pm

. POST ADJUTANT; Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF May 15, 2013 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 17 members and 1 guests present .

The Adjutant read the minutes for the April 15, 2013 meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Mike Hagerty and Motion passed unanimously

. Finance officer Bill Schwenker read the finance report From Mar. 20April 17, 2013 to May 15, 2013 .

Motion by Martin Dupslaff to accept the financial report as given, second by Frank Page motion passed unanimously

.The State Adjutant letters for May.... 2013 was read by Adjutant...

Bingo Report. Doing well

Membership Report by Martin Dupslaff. 171 members paid. 25 non renewals:, 87% of Quota

.Sick Call. Floyd Simone not doing well,Tony Simone and Sandy Devoss have problems

Bingo was audit 2 weeks ago some problems with Bingo reports to be corrected..

.Motion by Marc Mucculy to put Commander Don Morey, Finance Officer Bill Schwenker on the Post credit card. Motion Second by Martin Dupslaff, Motion carried.

Motion by Adam Lusker to put Commander Don Morey, Finance Officer Bill Schwenker and Marc Mucculy/ on Edward Jones Account. Second by Frank Page. Passed unanimously.

Motion by Martiln Dupslaff to take $2500 out of our Bank checking account and Start a Money Market account with Edward Jones. Second by Adam Lusker. Motion Passed unanimously.

Motion by Marc Mucculy to spend up to $10,000 for a new Bingo machine. Motion second by Adam Lusker. Motion Passed unanimously

M.L.Rupard gave report on Veterns Memorial day. If its rains we can use the auditorium. Will need help to put up chairs

John Varsolona thank us for renting our Hall to him to use for his Driving School

He gave us a check for $1200 for a years rent.

Motion by Marc Mucculy to give the $1200 to the Old Glory fund. Second by Martin Dupslaff. Vote count of hands. by Commander Morey. Motion Failed.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:20 pm .

Herb Wolfington, POST ADJUTANT;

APRIL 15 minutes MEETING MINUTES OF March 20, 2013 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 21 members and 8 guest present .

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Feb. 27 2012 meeting. A motion was made by Adam Lusker to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Mike Hagerty and Motion passed unanimously .

Finance officer Marc Muccully read the finance report From Feb. 27, 2013 to Mar. 20, 2013 . Motion by Gus Bosetti To accept the financial report as given, second by Adam Lusker motion passed unanimously .

The State Adjutant letters for Mar.. 2013 was read by Adjutant...

Bingo Report. Doing well

No Membership Report: .

Frontenac 7th & 8th grades soft ball team, who were State Champs 2 yrs. in row were present and their coach also to ask for money for travel ,lodging and other expenses to go to State Meets Frank Page made Motion to give the team $1000, second by Adam Lusker, Motion passed unanimously. .

We had report on the Old Glory Flag project by Adam Lusker .

Our Third District Convention will be held at Pittsburg Post #64, April 6& 7. Frontenac Post #43 should try to have a good attendance. Delegates are Gus Bosetti, Herb Wolfington, Charle Becker, Marc Mccully and Frank Page . Motion to accept the Delegates by Adam Lusker Second by Mike Hagerty, Motion Passed unamimously.

Only one boy signed up for Boys State , Chase Turner and possably one otherGarret Tackkett. Motion to send boys to boys state was made by Marc Mccully, seconded by Gus Bosetti motion passed unamimously

Meeting Adjourned at 7:50

Post Adjutant: Herb Wolfington.




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF February 27, 2013 (APPROVED)

(note: meeting scheduled for Feb 20 was postponed 1 week due to weather problems.)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 20 members and 5 guest present .

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Jan 16, 2012 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Martin Dupslaff and Motion passed unanimously .

Finance officer Marc Muccully read the finance report From Jan 16, 2013 ending Feb 27, 2013 Motion by Martin Dupslaff To accept the financial report as given, second by Charlie Becker motion passed unanimously .

The State Adjutant letters for Feb.. 2013 was read by Adjutant...

Bingo Report. Doing well Have 2 new worker George and Chuck

Membership Report: Current Membership: 169 Quota 89% %

Sick Call. Floyd Simon. Has back trouble

We had thank you letters from the Safehouse, Wesley House and The Salvation Army. for our donation.

. Discussion on memorial at College. Bob Serra donated $100 for food for the Memorial Day luncheon at the post.

Motion by Marc Muccully to give $500 to the College ROTC for Bataan March contest, second by Frank Page, Motion passed unanimously. We had 5 ROTC member present .

We had report on the Old Glory Flag project by Adam Lusker .

Our Third District Convention will be held at Pittsburg Post #64, April 6& 7. Frontenac Post #43 should try to have a good attendance.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:50

Post Adjutant: Herb Wolfington.




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF January 16, 2013 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 17 members .

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Nov. 21, 2012 meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Martin Dupslaff and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance officer Marc Muccully read the finance report From Nov. 21, 2012 ending Jan 11, 2013 Motion by Martin Dupslaff To accept the financial report as given, second by Don Murray motion passed unanimously. The State Adjutant letters for Dec. 2012 and Jan. 2013 was read by Adjutant...

Bingo Report. Doing well

Sick Call. Ron Wattelet passed away. .

Discusstion on memorial at College.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:55 Post Adjutant: Herb Wolfington.




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

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JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF October 17, 2012 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 22 members and 1 visitor present.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Sept. 1 2012 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Martin Dupslaff and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance officer Marc Muccully read the finance report From Sept 19, 2012 ending Oct.17, 2012 Motion by Don Murray To accept the financial report as given, second by Mike Hagerty, motion passed unanimously. The State Adjutant letters for Sept. and Oct,2012 was read by Adjutant... Bingo Report by doing well but need workers.

Member Ship Report by Martin Dupslaff. 156 paid 82%.

Sick Call. Sib Mendicki recovering from Heart Attach.

Adam Lusker spoke about the committee meeting to discuss the dedication of The Flag Old Glory

The City of Frontenac Offered to pay for the plaque at Old Glory Flag base.

Superintendent Dale Slagle said Veterans Day at school would be Monday Nov. 12 meet at 9:30 program at 10:00 o’clock..

Martin Dupslaff made motion to give $1200 a year for Canteen Books for are veterns In Hospitals and waiting for Va. Appointments and other needs. That is beyond are other $200 we have already gave for Canteen Books. Bill Swhenker second the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Raymond Vail District Commander spoke on membership. We need to work harder on renewable and getting new members.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:05

Post Adjutant: Herb Wolfington.




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF September 19, 2012 (APPROVED)

The meeting was called to order by commander Don Morey. Chaplin Charles Becker said the opening prayer. Adjutant Herb Wolfington was absent and Charles Becker was acting Adjutant.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and accepted as read by unamious vote.

Finance Officer Marc McCully was also absent and so no finance report was read.

Martin Dupslaff reported that we continue to need workers for bingo so the same people don't have to work every week.

Martin Dupslaff gave the membership report which is at 142 with 13 more to turn in, which equals 155.

Members discussed cleaning the hall. It appears that the hall is being cleaned on a regular basis. Will chick on this.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

The Home Coming parade will be held on 9/29/2012. Members will meet at the water tower at 9:30am. Legion members will lead the parade and a trailer will be provided for those wishing to ride.

NEW BUSINESS:

M. Ruppard presented information on the Code Talkers and their role in WWII. He and other members discussed getting the CODE TALKER for this coming Memorial Day or next year. After the discussion, he agreed on looking into the possibility of getting htem for the 2014 Memorial Day program at the PSU VETERANS MEMORIAL program.

Members discussed who should be on the savings and checking accounts at Labette Bank. Adam Lusker made the motion to have the same names: Mark McCully, Don Morey, Sandy DeVoss, and Martin Dupslaff on the accounts. Motion was seconded by Sandy DeVoss and passed by unamious vote.

Meeting was adjourned.

Acting-Adjunt Charles Becker.




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF August 15, 2012 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, and the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 27 members and 1 visitor present.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the June 20, 2012 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Mike Hagerty and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance officer Marc Muccully read the finance report From July 18 2012 ending Aug 15, 2012 Motion by Ron Wattelet To accept the financial report as given, second by Martin Dupslaff, motion passed unanimously.

The State Adjutant letter for Aug. 2012 was read by Adjutant...

Bingo Report by doing well but need workers.

Member Ship Report by Martin Dupslaff. 122 paid 50%.

Sick Call. Gerald Pile is critical condition Tom Serra is using a walker.

Adam Lusker spoke about the committee meeting to discuss Old Glory Flag. A motion by Ron Wattelet to spent $5000 for start up money to start the ball rolling for flags and etc. Second by Martin Dupslaff motion passed unanimously. Bank account for the Flag was discussed and will research it on how to set it up.

Motion by Ron Wattelet to give a $100 to each of the following, Frank Layden Elementary School –Needy Children’s Fund, Frank Laden Elementary School-Operation Wrap-up. Frank Layden Elementary School 3 Christmas Baskets $100 each, Frank Layden Elementary School 3 Thanksgiving Baskets $100 each. Motion was second by Gus Bosetti. Motion passed unanimously.

Motion by Gus Bosetti to send $200 to Kansas American Legion- Canteen Books. Second by Ron Wattelet. Motion passed unanimously.

Motion by Marc Muccully to give $100 each to the Wesley House, Safe House . Ronald McDonald House and Human Society.

Martin Dupslaff said we needed to update our names on Legion checking accounts.

Named to Legion Post account are Marc Mccully, Martin Dupslaff, Don Morey and Ron Wattelet.

Named to Legion Bingo account are Martin Dupslaff, Raymond DeVoss, Charles Becker, and Marc Mccully.

Legion Membership account are Martin Dupslaff, Raymond DeVoss sand Don Morey

Meeting Adjourned at 8:15 PM

Post Ajutant: Herb Wolfington.




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF July 18, 2012 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 22 members and 1 visitor present.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the June 20, 2012 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Martin Dupslaff and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance officer Marc Muccully read the finance report From May 16, 2012 ending June 20, 2012 Motion by Mike Hagerty. To accept the financial report as given, second by Don Murray, motion passed unanimously.

The State Adjutant letter for July. 2012 was read by Adjutant...

Bingo Report...Martin Dupslaff will take over Bingo Officer

Motion by Adam Lusker to pay rest home veterans their Legion dues, second by Don Murray,motion pass unanimously.

We received a nice Card from our boys state participants. They all signed it.Tanner Craig, Ross Edge, Nick Fufuta. Jacob Teats. Caleb Coulter and Blake Barto

General Taffenelli will be our speaker at next Years 2013 Pittsburg Veterans Memorial Event.

Floyd Simon spoke on a way to support the big flag at Skips car wash.Motion by Marc Muccully to form a committee to look at a way to support the play second by Gus Bosett. Motion passed. Floyd Simon and Marc Mccully are on committee others unknown.

Meeting Adjourned at 8.00 PM. Post Adjutant Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF June 20, 2012 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 21 members and 1 visitor present.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the May 16, 2012 meeting.

A motion was made by Frank Page to approve the minutes as read, The motion was second by Don Murray and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance officer Marc Muccully was not present so no finance report.....

The State Adjutant letter for June. 2012 was read by Adjutant...

Don Murray gave Bingo report, number of people is up and we are doing well.We finally got the Bingo machine back...

Sick Call. Gene Maransanti is not good.

Pittsburg Veterans Memorial was discussed.

Meeting Adjourned at 8.00 PM. Post Adjutant Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF May 21, 2012 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 21 members and 1 visitor present.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the April 18, 2012 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read, The motion was second by Mike Hagerty and Motion passed unanimously.

Commander Don Morey read the financial report by Finance Officer Marc Mccully for April 18, 2012 , ending May 16, 2012 . Motion by Mike Hagerty to accept the financial report as given, second by Adam Lusker, Motion passed unanimously. ..

The State Adjutant letter for May., 2012 was read by Adjutant...

Don Murray gave Bingo report, number of people is up and we are doing well.No machine yet...

Sick Call. Ron Wattlet

Motion by Sandy Devoss to go with Illinois stock with John Ison at Edward Jones, second by Charles Becker, Motion passed.

Memorial Day events was discussed. Frank Grilz gave report on flag pole holes & etc. Good job to Frank.

Pittsburg Veterans Memorial was discussed.

A Bingo problem was discussed.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:15 PM.

Post Adjutant Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF APRIL 21, 2012 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 20 members present

The Adjutant read the minutes for the March 21, 2012 meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Gus Bosetti and Motion passed unanimously.

Commander Don Morey read the financial report by Finance Officer Marc Muccully for Mar. 21, 2012 , ending April 18 2012 . Motion by Frank Page to accept the financial report as given, second by Sandy Devoss, motion passed unanimously. ..

The State Adjutant letter for April., 2012 was read by Adjutant...

Don Murray gave Bingo report, number of people is up and we are doing well.No machine yet...

Martin Dupslaff gave membership report. 175 collected. Or 87%,

Sick Call. Ron Wattlet

Motion by Frank Page to sponsor a hole for $50 at the Kid First Day Care annual Golf tournament second Don Murray. Motion passed unanimously.

Boy Scouts was discussed. Not enough boys turned out to join.

Motion by Frank Page to have Martin Dupslaff order 24 ball caps for the post. Second by Don Murray, motion passed unanimously.

ELECTION RESULTS

Motion by Martin Dupslaff to elect all returning officers by acclamation second by Sandy Devoss motion passed unanimously.

Motion by Gus Bosetti to elect M.L. Rupard to the office of Vice Commander motion seconded Don Murray. M.L. Rupard was elected by a unanimous vote.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:50 PM. Post Adjutant Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF MAR. 21, 2012 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 22 members present The Adjutant read the minutes for the FEB 15, 2012 meeting. A motion was made by Mike Hagerty to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Frank Page and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Marc Mccully read the financial report for Mar. 1, 2012 , ending Mar. 21 2012 . Motion by Gus Bosetti to accept the financial report as given, second by Sandy Devoss, motion passed unanimously. ..

The State Adjutant letter for Mar., 2012 was read by Adjutant...

Don Murray gave Bingo report, number of people is up and we are doing well...

Martin Dupslaff gave membership report. 178 collected. or 88.5%,

Motion by Gus Bosetti to approve sending 6 High School Boys to Boys State , second by Sandy Devoss. Motion passed unanimously.

Motion by Frank Page and second by Gus Bosetti to become Charter Members for Boys Scouts, motion passed unanimously. Committee on Boys Scout is Martin Dupslaff. ,Frank Page, Sandy Devoss, Floyd Simon and Gus Bosetti.

Gus Bosetti, Melvin Rupard, Chris Daugherty, Frank Page and Marc Mccully will help with the Veterans Memorial begging in 2013.

Motion by Sandy Devoss to buy a pitching machine for the youth league, second by Gus Bosetti, motion passed unanimously.

Meeting Adjourned at 8 ; 10 PM.

Post Adjutant Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF FEB 15, 2012 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 24 members present.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Jan. 18, 2012 meeting.

A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Don Murray and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Marc Mccully read the financial report for Jan 12, 2012 , ending Feb. 15 2012 .

Motion by Martin Dupslaff to accept the financial report as given, second by Frank Page, motion passed unanimously. ..

The State Adjutant letter for Feb. 2012 was read by Adjutant...

Don Murray gave Bingo report, number of people is up and we are doing well...

Martin Dupslaff gave membership report. 175 collected. or 87%, we gained one new member.

Sick Call: Ron Wattelet is still in bad health.

Thank you cards from the following: .Children’s Miracle Network ,Salvation Army

Jerry Pile gave report on getting started on the Boy Scouts.5 month to start.

Motion by Gus Bosseti to have a dedication at the City Cemetery for the veteran’s memorial second by Frank Page, motion passed unanimously. No date has been set. for it.

Were still working on a way to operate The Bingo concession stand

Meeting Adjourned at 8;00 PM.

Post Adjutant Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF JAN .18, 2012 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 20 members present.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Nov.16, 2011 meeting. A motion was made by Don Murray to approve the minutes as read. The motion was second by Martin Dupslaff and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Marc Mccully read the financial report for Dec and Jan. 13, 2012 , ending Jan 17, 2011 . Motion by Sandy Devoss to accept the financial report as given, second by Frank Page motion passed unanimously. ..

The State Adjutant letter for Dec..2011 and Jan 2012 was read by Adjutant...

Bingo still doing well...

Martin Dupslaff gave membership report. 169 collected. Or 84%, We gained two new members.

A Happy Birthday to Tom Serra who turned 96.

Sick Call: Gene Maransani

Two thank you cards from Methodist Church for food mixer.

Received two letters from Third District Adjutant John Melvin , one was on Heroes to Hometown Committee which will be discussed at next meeting.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:45M.

Post Adjutant Herb Wolfington

JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.
MEETING MINUTES OF Nov. 16, 2011 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 19 members

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Oct. 20, 2011 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Mike Hagerty and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Marc Mccully read the financial report for beginning Oct 20, 2011 , ending Nov.16, 2011. Motion by Sandy Devoss to accept the financial report as given, second by Frank Page motion passed unanimously. ..

The State Adjutant letter for Nov...2011 was read by Adjutant...

Bingo still doing well...

Martin Dupslaff gave membership report. 149 collected. Or 78%,

It was suggested that a committee be formed to help collect dues. Volunteers were Herb Wolfington, Floyd Simon Gus Bosetti, Don Morey, Don Murray and Mike Hagerty

Discussion on sons of Legions for Frontenac Post..

Frontenac Methodist Women’s Group asks to buy our Kitchen Aid mixer. Motion by Floyd Simon to give it to them and we could barrow it if we need it. Second by Frank Page Motion carried unanimously.

Discussion on parade signs and jeep for parades and other events...

Motion by Gus Bosetti to not have Dec. meeting because of Christmas second by Sandy Devoss Motion carried.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:45M.

Post Adjutant Herb Wolfington







JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS. MEETING MINUTES OF Oct.. 19, 2011 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 22 members and one guests present The Adjutant read the minutes for the Sept, 2011 meeting. A motion was made by Mike Hagerty to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Martin Dupslaff and Motion passed unanimously.

Acting Finance Officer Frank Papish read the the financial report for beginning Sept. 21, 2011 , ending Oct. 19, 2011 . Motion by Sandy Devoss to accept the financial report as given, second by Martin Dupslaff motion passed unanimously. ..

The State Adjutant letter for Oct...2011 was read by Adjutant...

Sick Call: Gus Bosetti and Ron Wattelet

Bingo still doing well...

Martin Dupslaff gave membership report. 132 collected. Or 69% had 1 new member, Marion Kutz who was present.

Motion by Sandy Devoss to send $48 for 12 bumper stickers from Team Johnson Motorsports, Legion Racing to get more exposure for The American Legion and POW-MIA cause, second by Martin Dupslaff Motion carried..

Dr. Slagle our school Superintendenth was present and invited all the veterans to the high school on Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2011 at 10:00

Meeting Adjourned at 7:30 PM. Post Adjutant Herb Wolfingto




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF Sept. 21, 2011 (DRAFT)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 22 members and no guests present

The Adjutant read the minutes for the July 20, 2011 meeting. A motion was made by Marin Dupslaff to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Don Murray and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Marc Mccully read the the financial report for beginning Aug 17, 2011 , ending Sept 21, 2011 . Motion by Gus Bosetti to accept the financial report as given, second by Mike Hagerty motion passed unanimously. ..

The State Adjutant letter for Sept..2011 was read by Adjutant...

Sick Call: Winfred Hamm went Mayo Hospital

Bingo still doing well..

Martin Dupslaff gave membership report. 120 collected. Or 62% had 4 new members

Motion by Sandy Devoss to send $50 to Kansas American Legion Canteen Books and $10 to Eisenhower Pilgrimage for one memorial Rose Second by Gus Bosetti, passed unanimously.

Motion by Charles Quenoy to put new flag on Post flag pole, second by Martin Dupslaff passed unanimously.

Discussion on phone tree

Motion by Sandy Devoss to have Shalon Jameson to clean Legion Hall once a month

For $75 second by Martin Dupslaff passed unanimously.

Motion by Martin Dupslaff to raise yard mowing cost from $25 TO $30, second by Sandy Devoss, passed unanimously.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:45 PM. Post Adjutant Herb Wolfington




MEETING MINUTES OF Aug.17, 2011 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by Vice CMDR Frank Papish at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 19 members and no guests present

The Adjutant read the minutes for the July 20, 2011 meeting. A motion was made by Mike Hagerty to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Gus Bosetti and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Marc Mccully read the the financial report for beginning July 20, 2011 , ending Aug 17, 2011 . Motion by Martin Dupslaff to accept the financial report as given, second by Sandy Devoss motion passed unanimously. ..

The State Adjutant letter for Aug. 2011 was read by Adjutant...

Sick Call: Albert Kozjek went to Sunset Manor rest home.

Martin Dupslaff gave the Bingo Report. Bingo doing well.

Martin Dupslaff gave membership report. 114 collected. Or 60% had 4 new members

Motion by Gus Bosetti to pay Legion dues for members in Rest Home, second by Sandy Devoss.motion passed unanimously.

Motion to add names to Veterans Memorial at city hall if they went to Frontenac School

Citizen of city or member Post 43, all others, post members will decide. Motion made by Bill Schwenker, second by Martin Dupslaff. Motion passed unanimously

Motion by Charles Quenoy. To give $50 to Booster Club golf tournament, second by Sandy Devoss Motion passed unanimously

Motion by Mike Hagerty to buy 3 flag poles for the City Cemetery , second by Frank Grilz, motion passed unanimously

Oct. 1 is Girard Homecoming parade.

. Meeting Adjourned at 7.35 PM. Post Adjutant Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF July 20, 2011 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 21 members and no guests present

The Adjutant read the minutes for the June 15, 2011 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Martin Duplaff and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison has resigned because of illness. Commander Don Morey read the finance report for beginning May 19, 2011 , ending June 15, 2011 . Motion by George Cameron to accept the financial report as given, second by Martin Dupslaff motion passed unanimously. Commander Don Morey read the finance report for beginning June 16, 2011 , ending July 20, 2011 . Motion by Martin Dupslaff to accept the financial report as given, second by Gus Bosetti motion passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Martin Dupslaff to appoint Marc Mccully as the Finance Officer, second by Sandy Devoss, motion passed unanimously.

The State Adjutant letter for July 2011 was read by Adjutant...

Sick Call: Albert Kozjek, Bud Parkison, Charles Quenoy, and Sib Mendicki are on the sick list

Bingo has been doing real well.

Martin Dupslaff was collecting for the 2012 membership dues.

Thank you cards from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals , Matt Bonner and Zach Palumbo.

Marc Mccully spoke on the Frontenac 12yr old softball team which has won the Kansas State First place title. And are going on to Indianapolis , In. to represent The State of Kansas. Marc said they needed some extra funds and ask Post 43 to help out. Motion by Sandy Devoss to give them $550, Martin Dupslaff second the motion and motion passed unanimously. And a Big Good Luck to our Frontenac Team.

We discussed Flag folding again .Marc Mccully said his out fit could possibly help out.

Gus said, He, Melvin Rupard and Martin Dupslaff attended the Erie Old Soldiers reunion.

We got an invite to the Arma Homecoming parade Aug. 13, 2011 ; Gus said we should have a good showing for that one.

. . . Meeting Adjourned at 8:00 PM. Post Adjutant Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF JUNE 15, 2011 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 20 members and no guests present

The Adjutant read the minutes for the May 19, 2011 meeting. A motion was made by Mike Hagerty to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Charles Quenoy and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison, was sick and unable to attend, The finance report will be read next meeting .

The State Adjutant letter for June 2011 was read by Adjutant...

Sick Call: Albert Kozjek, and Bud Parkison are on the sick list

Motion by Gus Bosetti to give $200 to the Local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Joplin which is Freeman Hospital of Joplin Mo. Second by Sandy Devoss, motion passed unanimously.

We are invited to the 138th old soldier reunion by the Erie , Ks Post Sat. July 16.Meet at the Catholic Church at 9:45to10:00 Parade at 10:30 .

. Meeting Adjourned at 7:35 PM. Post Adjutant Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS. MEETING MINUTES OF May 19, 2011 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 24 members and no guests present.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the April 20, 2011 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Don Murray and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial reports for April 21, 2011 to May, 18, 2011 . Martin Dupslaff made Motion to accept the financial report as given, second by Robert Serra Motion passed unanimously.

The State Adjutant letter for May, 2011 was read by Adjutant...

Sick Call: Albert Kozjek is still having problems

Membership Report by Martin Dupslaff of 177 members collected or 88.5 % same as last month.

Don Murray gave Bingo Report and we are doing well.

Senator Bob Marshall of Fort Scott was a visitor...

The roofing project on Post is completed, A big thanks to High school trades class, teachers and others and Marc McCully. Bob Dittman and Allied Insurance came thru with a hail damage check on both roofs. So a big thanks to Bob Dittman for his help on the cost.

Motion by Bud Parkison to give Frontenac Police Department $200 for their Indigent Fund. The motion was second by Gus Bosetti, passed unanimously.

Motion by Frank Page to void the Motion on April 20, 2011 to buy a flag and solar light for the Shirley Cemetery because they found other funding. Motion second by Martin Dupslaff, motion passed.

We received a thank you card from Kids First Day for our funding

We had a discussion on the Memorial Day Activities..

Gus Bosetti gave report on the 93rd Annual State of Kansas American Legion Convention in Topeka , Ks.

. . Meeting Adjourned at 7:35 PM.

Post Adjutant Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at MEETING MINUTES OF April, 20, 2011 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 22 members and no guests present

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Mar..16, 2011 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Martin Dupslaff and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial reports for Mar. 17, 2011 to April, 20, 2011 . Sandy Devoss made Motion to accept the financial report as given, second by Mike Hagerty Motion passed unanimously.

The State Adjutant letter for April, 2011 was read by Adjutant...

Sick Call: Ron Wattelet is still sick, Walt Marlier went in to Sunset Manor, Tom Serra and wife were hurt in a auto and truck wreak.

Membership Report by Martin Dupslaff of 177 members collected or 88.5 %

Don Murray gave Bingo Report and we are doing good.

Principle Joe Martin from the High School said the Buildlng and Trade Class from High School with teachers and other helpers would tear off the Post roof and put new shingles on. Motion by Charles Quenoy second by Don Murray to buy shingles and other material Motion Passed unanimously.

Motion by Frank Grilz to buy a new POW Flag Second by Mark McCully Motion Passed Unanimously.

Motion by Jack Evans to order a new cover for POW chair, second by Martin Dupslaff. Motion passéd unanimously.

Motion by Charles Quenoy to buy a flag and solar light for Shirley Cemetery north of town. Second by Mark McCully. Motion passed unanimously.

Chris Daugherty was present and presented the Post with the flag that was flown in Afghanistan on the aniversity of 911. A Big thanks to Chris. For a job well done.

Motion by Mark McCully to have Scott Fields to mow the Post lawn this year, second by Sandy Devoss motion passed unanimously

Motion by Herb Wolfington to give the Frontenac Methodist church. $50 for annual Golf Tourament second by Sandy Devoss motion carried.

. Election:

Motion by Gus Bosetti elect Don Morey as Commander, second by Sandy Devoss Motion pass unanimously.

Motion by Mark McCully and second by Sandy Devoss to keep all positions the same as last year. Motion passed unanimously.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:55 PM. Post Adjutant Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS. MEETING MINUTES OF MAR 16, 2011 (Approved)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 24 members and no guests present

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Feb.16, 2011 meeting. A motion was made by Frank Page to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Gus Bosetti and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial reports for Feb. 17, 2011 to Mar. 16, 2011 . And Charlie Quenoy made Motion to accept the financial report as given, second by Don Murray Motion passed unanimously.

The State Adjutant letter for Mar., 2011 was read by Adjutant...

Sick Call: James Hurt has cancer and a motion was made by Sandy Devoss and second by Gus Bosetti. to pay his dues .Motion passed unanimously

Membership Report by Martin Dupslaff of 177 members collected or 88.5 %

Don Murray gave Bingo Report and we are doing good. He also thanked all the Bingo workers for the hard work to make it possible,

Four Boys have filled out application to go to Boys State . Motion by Gus Bosetti and second by Mike Hagerty .Motion carried, to pay $300 per student to go. Students going are.

Keegan Brown

Travis Cleffman

Luke Dainty

Kyler Vena

Chris Daugherty, who is a member of our post, gave us a flag that was flown in Afghanistan on the anniversity of 911.

The Commander encouraged ever body to attend next meeting night because it is election night.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:25 P.M.

Post Adjutant: Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF Feb. 16, 2011 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 23 members and no guests present.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Jan. 26, 2011 meeting. A motion was made by Mike Hagerty to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Don Murray and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial reports for Jan. 20, 2011 to Feb. 16, 2011. And Charles Quenoy made Motion to accept the financial report as given, second by Frank Page Motion passed unanimously.

The State Adjutant letter for Feb, 2011 was read by Adjutant..

Sick Call: Ron Wattelet was about the same, Jim Adcock was in St. Johns Hospital , for Stint in kidney. Frank Grilz had eye surgery, Shirley Galichia.reported sick.

Thank you cards from Gerald Falletti and Frontenac Education Foundation

Membership Report by Martin Dupslaff of 175 members collected or 87 of total. 200

Arma Post No. 182 invited Frontenac Post to their installation of newly elected officers

For the coming year. The installation will conducted by Girard Post No. 26 on March 17th, 2011 at 7:30pm . At the Arma Post, doors open at 6:00pm .

Commander Don Morey discussed Memorial Day Events.

Discussed Legion Hall roof, maybe Building and Trade Class at School could help .

Meeting Adjourned at 7:25 P.M.

Post Adjutant: Herb Wolfington




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.

MEETING MINUTES OF JAN. 26, 2011 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 23 members and no guests present.

The Adjutant read the minutes for the Nov. 17, 2010 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Martin Dupslaff, and Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial reports for Nov. 18, 2010 to Dec. 15, 2010 . and Dec 16, 2010 to Jan. 19, 2011 Martin Dupslaff made Motion to accept the financial report as given, second by Don Murray Motion passed unanimously. The State Adjutant’s letters was read by the Adjutant for Dec. 2010 and Jan. 2011.

Sick Call: Albert Kozjek, Terry Moody, Lefty Hamm, Charlie Quenoy, and Ron Wattelet were all reported sick..

Membership Report by Martin Dupslaff of 173 members collected or 86 ½% of total. 200

Martin Dupslaff reported the garage roof is done.

Commander Don Morey discussed Cadet Law Academy Application also Oratorical Contest. Frank Grilz reported flags are ready for Memorial Day.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:30 P.M. Post Adjutant: Herb Wolfington




POST 43 DID NOT HOLD A MEETING IN DECEMBER 2010




JOHN F.DERBY POST #43, INC. at FRONTENAC, KS.
MEETING MINUTES OF NOV. 17, 2010 (APPROVED)

Meeting called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM: and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer With 23 members and no guests present The Adjutant read the minutes for the Oct. 20, 2010 meeting. A motion was making by Frank Page to approve the minutes as read, the motion was second by Bud Parkison, and Motion passed unanimously. Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for Oct, 21, 2010 to Nov. 17, 2010. Martin Dupslaff made Motion to accept the financial report as given, second by Charlie Quenoy. Motion passed unanimously. The State Adjutant’s letter was read by the Adjutant. Sick Call: Gerald Falletti is back in the hospital. Bingo Report: by Don Murray. Bingo still doing good. Membership Report by Martin Dupslaff of 167 members collected or 83 ½% of total. 200 Martin Dupslaff discussed bids on the two roofs. Motion by Don Murray second by Sandy Devoss to roof the Garage only and Martin to finalize the bid at his discretion Motion passed unanimously. Commander Don Morey discussed Cadet Law Academy Application also Oratorical Contest. Motion by Gus Bosetti second by Sandy Devoss to cancel December Legion meeting because of the Holidays. Motion passed unanimously FRANK VILLAMARIA . a retired Navel officer and surgeon and a member of our Post gave talk on the Fort Hood Massacre. The Fort Hood shooting that took place on Nov. 5, 2009 , on the most populous US installation in the world, located just outside of Killen , Texas in which a gunman killed 13 people and wounded 30 others.The accused perpetrator I Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S.Army Major serving as a psychiatrist. He was shot by Department of the Army Civilian Police Officers, and is now paralyzed from the chest down. Hasan has been charged with attempted murder under the uniform Code of Military Justice. The incident, which lasted about 10 minutes, resulted in 30 people wounded, and 13 killed , 12 soldiers and one civilian; 11 died at the scene, and two died later in the hospital. 10 of the wounded was taken to Scott & White hospital near Temple , Texas where Doctor Frank Villamaria was on staff. He received the first wounded soldier, with two wounds to the chest, two to the stomach and one in the leg. He survived. All 10 wounded brought to this hospital survived. Dr. Frank Villamaria retired from the U.S. Navel Reserves as Full Commander. He was born and raised in Frontenac Ks. And attended School there. His father Frank D. Villamaria a WW11 veteran is also a member of our Post. Meeting Adjourned at 7:50 P.M. Post Adjutant: Herb Wolfington




MEETING MINUTES OF OCT. 20,2010 (APPROVED)

Meeting Called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM ; and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. .Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer. With 26 members and guests present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the Sept. 22, 2010 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti To approve the minutes as read, the motion was seconded by Sandy Devoss .Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for Sept. 16, 2010 to Oct. 20, 2010 . Martin Dupslaff made Motion to accept the financial report as given, second by Charlie Quenoy.Motion passed unanimously

The State Adjutant’s letter was read. By Adjutant

Sick Call: Gerald Falletti is out of hostpitaland Ken Brock wife Passed away

Bingo Report by Don Murray .Bingo still doing well

Membership Report by Martin Dupslaff of 159 members collected or 79%

Martin Dupslaff discussed bids on the two roofs

Bus Hill discussed about Legion having a Foot Locker of WW11 articles to rent to schools for History teaching of WW11.

Dr. Dale Slagle, Superintendent of Frontenac Schools was present to invite all Legion members to The High school to honor all veterans on Veterans Day at 10:00 Nov. 11. 2010

Letter from relative of John F. Derby was received as following and will be read at our next Post meeting.

Jack Hollingsworth’s grandson. Alex Hollingsworth. 19, is an E-3 in the Marine Reserves and is on active duty now at Marine Corp Base Camp Pendleton, CA.,training to deploy to Afghanistan at the end of March or first of April 2011. Alex volunteers to go to Afghanistan .. Alex Hollingsworth is from Tulsa , OK .

Carl Burton, grandson of Marguerite Derby Fadhl, who was ill and not able to come to the reunion is In the Army. Carl is a Private First Class and he is finishing his basic training at Fort Knox , Kentucky Carl’s full name I Carl Albert Burton,111, and is from Danville , Ca.. E-3 Alex Hollingsworth, 19, Camp Pendleton . Ca. PFC Carl Burton , 24, Fort Knox , KY Both are the great-grand nephews of John F. Derby. The reason I am writing about these young men is to ask you to mention their service the next post meeting or pass the word on to the appropriate person.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:50 Pm. Post Adjutant: Herb Wolfington




MEETING MINUTES OF Sep 22 ,2010 (APPROVED)

Meeting Called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM ; and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. .Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer with 28 members and guests present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the Aug 18, 2010 meeting. A motion was made by Charles Quenoy to approve the minutes as read, The motion was seconded by Sandy Devoss. Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for Aug 20, 2010 to Sept.15, 2010. Martin Dupslaff made Motion to accept the financial report as given, second by Don Murray.Motion passed unanimously

The State Adjutant’s letter was read. By Adjutant

Sick Call: Doug Poncil has had back surgery

Motion by Gus Bosetti to send $250 to American Legion State Headquarters Canteen Contribution for Ks. State V.A. Hospitals. Second by Sandy Devoss passed unanimously.

Motion by Gus Bosetti to sent $10 to 2010 Eisenhower Pilgrimage Memorial rose. Second by Sandy Devoss Motion passed unanimously

Motion by Floyd Simon and second by Charlie Quenoy to Contact Dan Brunetti and tell him the Legion will sponsor the Frontenac Baseball team in name only, no money involved. Motion carried.

Motion by Marc McCully second by Don Murray to give $200 per year for Five years for a total of $1000 to the Frontenac Education Foundation Fund Raiser. Motion carried.

Bingo Report by Don Murray. Bingo is still doing well.

Motion by Don Murray second by Marc McCully to give $50 to the Booster Club Golf Tournament at Country Side Golf Course. Motion Carried.

State Legion Officers will have their annual Coffee Tour on Oct 11. And will be at Post 43 on Monday Oct ll from 3:40pm to 4:10pm to answer questions about the V.A. coffee and cookies will be served.

Motion by Martin Dupslaff to give to Frontenac School for Operation Wrap-up $300, Needy children $300, 3 Thankgiving Baskets $100 each, 3 Christmas Baskets $100 each. Second by Gus Bosetti. Motion carried:

Post Adjutant: Herb Wolfington




MEETING MINUTES OF Aug 18 ,2010 (APPROVED)

Meeting Called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM ; and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Acting Chaplain Gus Bosetti said the prayer.

With 26 members and guests present

The adjutant read the minutes for the July 21, 2010 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti

To approve the minutes as read, the motion was seconded by Don Murray .Motion passed unanimously

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for July 22, 2010 to Aug 18, 2010 . Charles Quenoy made Motion to accept the financial report as given, second by Frank Page.Motion passed unanimously

The State Adjutant’s letter was read. By Adjutant

Sick Call: Frank Ciardullo was still in the rest home

Motion was made to give a donation of $250 to Festa Italiana by Frank Page second by Gus Busetti. Motion carried.

Martin Dupslaff gave membership report at 73% collected.

Motion by Martin Dupslaff to get bids on the garage roof, second by Mike Hagerty .Motion carried.

Motion made by Martin Dupslaff to pay Legion Membership for any soldier deployed in war zone. All

Others would pay their own and we would continue paying veterans dues in rest homes. Motion second by Sandy Devoss. Motion carried

Post Adjutant

Herb Wolfington..





MEETING MINUTES FOR JULY 21, 2010 (APPROVED)

Meeting Called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM ; and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Acting Chaplain Gus Bosetti said the prayer.

With 34 members and guests present

The adjutant read the minutes for the June 16, 2010 meeting. A motion was made by Martin Dupslaff

To approve the minutes as read, the motion was seconded by Gus Bosetti ,motion passed unanimously

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for June 17,2010 to July 21, 2010 . Don Murray

made a motion to accept the financial report as given, seconded by Jack Lemon motion passed

Unanimously. The State Adjutant’s letter was read.by Adjutant

Sick Call: Ron Wattlet is home from the Hospital and Mike Haggerty was Reported as sick.

Thank you card from Sacred Heart Church for the use of Legion hall for funeral dinner.

Don Murray gave the 2nd Quarter Bingo Report, Bingo is doing Good

The Lon M. Helm Jr. Post 182 invited our Post to participate in 64th annual Arma VJ Day Homecoming parade on Sat Aug. 7th at 10:00 Are to Line up between 9:15 & 9:30 corner of Washington and West St .

Police Chief Karl Flora gave report on city policy on disturbances.

Mark CuCully made motion to keep rental of Legion Hall same as always second y Floyd Simon Motion

Carried with 26 for and 2 opposed.

Thank you to Duke Locke for cleaning and rearranging the storage room.

Paul Hutsey talked on Fund raising for educational Club.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05

HERB WOLFINGTON: Post Adjutant




MEETING MINUTES FOR JUNE 16, 2010 (APPROVED)

Meeting Called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM ; and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Acting Chaplain Gus Bosetti said the prayer With 34 members and guests present

The adjutant read the minutes for the June 16, 2010 meeting. A motion was made by Martin Dupslaff To approve the minutes as read, the motion was seconded by Gus Bosetti ,motion passed unanimously

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for June 17,2010 to July 21, 2010 . Don Murray made a motion to accept the financial report as given, seconded by Jack Lemon motion passed Unanimously. The State Adjutant’s letter was read.by Adjutant

Sick Call: Ron Wattlet is home from the Hospital and Mike Haggerty was Reported as sick.

Thank you card from Sacred Heart Church for the use of Legion hall for funeral dinner.

Don Murray gave the 2nd Quarter Bingo Report, Bingo is doing Good

The Lon M. Helm Jr. Post 182 invited our Post to participate in 64th annual Arma VJ Day Homecoming parade on Sat Aug. 7th at 10:00 Are to Line up between 9:15 & 9:30 corner of Washington and West St .

Police Chief Karl Flora gave report on city policy on disturbances.

Mark McCully made motion to keep rental of Legion Hall same as always second by Floyd Simon. Motion Carried with 26 for and 2 opposed.

Thank you to Duke Locke for cleaning and rearranging the storage room.

Paul Hutsey talked on Fund raising for educational Club.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05

HERB WOLFINGTON: Post Adjutant.




MEETING MINUTES FOR JUNE 16, 2010 (APPROVED)

Meeting Called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM ; and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Acting Chaplain Martin Dupslaff said the prayer.

With 19 members and guests present

The adjutant read the minutes for the May,19, 2010 meeting. A motion was made by Don Murray to approve the minutes as read, The motion was seconded by Martin Dupslaff ,motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for May 20,2010 to June 16, 2010 . Don Murray made a motion to accept the financial report as given, seconded by Charles Quenoy, Motion passed Unanimously.

The State Adjutant’s letter was read.

Sick call : Frank Ciardullo has went to Sunset Manor

.Martin Dupslaff talked on New membership cards and wanted a good turn out for next meeting night with money to pay for their cards. He also wanted $493,89 to bring the membership account back up to $1000. to start with. Charles Quenoy made motion to do so and Mike Hagerty seconded it, motion passed unanimously. Martin also reported membership 96.6% 200 out of 207 members.

.Flag pole needed to carry flag in parade,and putting up flags next year were discussed.

The Telephone Call List was went over and it was to stay the same.

The Old Soldiers and Sailors days at Erie , Ks. July 17, 2010

Duke Locke gave police report on trouble at Legion hall at Home coming. Discussion on renting hall was discussed nothing was decided. But the By Laws will be reviewed at a latter date.

The meeting was adjourned 7:50

Herb WOLFINGTON: Post Adjutant.




Meeting Minutes for May 19, 2010 (APPROVED)

Called to order by CMDR Don Morey at 7:00 PM ;and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance And Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Charles Becker said the prayer. 29 members and guests were present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the April 21, 2010 meeting. A motion was made by Martin Dupslaff to approve the minutes as read, the motion was seconded by Sandy Devoss and the motion passed unanimously.

Motion to accept Frank Papish as Vice Commander by Ron Wattelet, seconded by Gus Bosetti motion Passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for April 22,2010 to May 19, 2010 . Martin Dupslaff made a motion to accept the financial report as given, seconded by Don Murray motion passed Unanimously.

The State Adjutant’s letter was read.

Post Officers pictures were taken by Duke Locke. Thank you Duke.

A gift of $100 from Bob Serra for food for Memorial Day dinner

Sick call as following. Leon Jursche, Frank Ciardullo and John Spigarelli. And Service Officer Don Murray sent fruit baskets to all.

Thank you cards from Kids First Day Care and John Spigarelli.

Frontenac Post was invited to attend Pittsburg Veterans Memorial Day service at 2;00 PM

We talk about putting up flags at the cemeteries for Memorial Day. We will seek help from Boys Scouts And girls scouts.

Marc McCully asks for help with 9 & 10yr, girls’ ball team. Motion to give $200 to them by Marc McCully second by Sandy Devoss motion carried. Marc also asks for Dan Brunetti if we would sponsor a Legion ball team in name only, no money involved. Tabled for more information.

Discussions on legion bingo and the concession stand.

The meeting adjourned 7:50pm

Respectfully submitted,

Herbert J. Wolfington, Post Adjutant




Meeting Minutes for April 21, 2010 (DRAFT)

Commander Marc McCully called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Gus Bosetti said a prayer. There were twenty-five members.

The adjutant read the minutes for the March 17, 2010 meeting. A motion was made by Mike Hagerty to approve the minutes as read, the motion was seconded by George Johnson and the motion passed unanimously. The State Adjutant’s letter was read.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for March 18 to April 21, 2010. Gus Bosetti made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Frank Page seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Charlie Quenoy and Bob Dittman’s wife were reported on Sick Call and it was announced that Tom Butler passed away. The post will walk through at 6:20 on Thursday at Brenner’s.

Martin Dupslaff reported current membership is 199, quota is 207, putting us at 96.6% of quota.

Commander McCully presented George Cameron a certificate and pin for 50 years continuous membership in The American Legion. Gus Bosetti was presented a Gold Star pin for obtaining fifty-three membership renewals and recruiting one new member. Buzz Hill was presented a Silver Star pin for getting twenty-six renewals signed.

Ron Wattelet gave the Bingo report. He stated Bingo is doing great, we had 90 players two weeks ago and we are selling lots of Specials.

Ron Wattelet reported on scholarships and made a motion to award $250 scholarships to Ryan Zafuta, Ethan Ketterman, Kyle McCollam and Patty Mulherin. Bud Parkison seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

Police Chief Carl Flora made a presentation on the Helping Hand Indigent Fund Program. The program is managed by the Frontenac Police Department with referrals coming from the local churches and others. Ron Wattelet made a motion to give HHI $200, Gus seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

Floyd Simon made a motion for the post to have all awards framed for the recipients. Ron seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. Gus reported immediate past Department Finance Officer Ron O’Leary retired for health reasons officially on December 31, 2009 after nearly 27 years of faithful employment to The American Legion Department of Kansas. Ron indicated he does not wish any type of gift for himself, but granted his permission to establish a fund in his name to help sponsor future Boys’ Staters who do not have the funds to attend Kansas Boys State. Ron made a motion to give $200, Buzz Hill seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

The nominating committee comprised of Gus Bosetti, Sandy DeVoss and Floyd Simon presented a list of nominees for 2010 – 2011 Post Officers. The nominees are Don Morey, Commander; Herb Wolfington, Adjutant; Bud Parkison, Finance Officer and Charlie Becker, Chaplain. Ron Wattelet moved to accept the nominees by acclimation. Buzz seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant




Meeting Minutes for March 17, 2010 (APPROVED)

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for March 18 to April 21, 2010. Gus Bosetti made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Frank Page seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Charlie Quenoy and Bob Dittman’s wife were reported on Sick Call and it was announced that Tom Butler passed away. The post will walk through at 6:20 on Thursday at Brenner’s. Martin Dupslaff reported current membership is 199, quota is 207, putting us at 96.6% of quota. Commander McCully presented George Cameron a certificate and pin for 50 years continuous membership in The American Legion. Gus Bosetti was presented a Gold Star pin for obtaining fifty-three membership renewals and recruiting one new member. Buzz Hill was presented a Silver Star pin for getting twenty-six renewals signed. Ron Wattelet gave the Bingo report. He stated Bingo is doing great, we had 90 players two weeks ago and we are selling lots of Specials. Ron Wattelet reported on scholarships and made a motion to award $250 scholarships to Ryan Zafuta, Ethan Ketterman, Kyle McCollam and Patty Mulherin. Bud Parkison seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. Police Chief Carl Flora made a presentation on the Helping Hand Indigent Fund Program. The program is managed by the Frontenac Police Department with referrals coming from the local churches and others. Ron Wattelet made a motion to give HHI $200, Gus seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. Floyd Simon made a motion for the post to have all awards framed for the recipients. Ron seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. Gus reported immediate past Department Finance Officer Ron O’Leary retired for health reasons officially on December 31, 2009 after nearly 27 years of faithful employment to The American Legion Department of Kansas. Ron indicated he does not wish any type of gift for himself, but granted his permission to establish a fund in his name to help sponsor future Boys’ Staters who do not have the funds to attend Kansas Boys State. Ron made a motion to give $200, Buzz Hill seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. The nominating committee comprised of Gus Bosetti, Sandy DeVoss and Floyd Simon presented a list of nominees for 2010 – 2011 Post Officers. The nominees are Don Morey, Commander; Herb Wolfington, Adjutant; Bud Parkison, Finance Officer and Charlie Becker, Chaplain. Ron Wattelet moved to accept the nominees by acclimation. Buzz seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m. Respectfully submitted by, Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant




Meeting Minutes for March 17, 2010 (APPROVED)

Commander Marc McCully called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Gus Bosetti said a prayer. There were twenty-seven members and 3rd District Adjutant John Melvin present.

John reminded us the 3rd District convention is in Coffeyville on April 26, 27 and 28 and he thanked the post for our $100 raffle ticket purchase. He invited the post to Arma for their installation of officers on Thursday at 7:30. John then told about the recent 3rd District Oratorical Contest that gave a $500 scholarship to the only entrant, there was no competition and was awarded by default.

The adjutant read the minutes for the February 17, 2010 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read, the motion was seconded by Don Murray and the motion passed unanimously. The State Adjutant’s letter was read.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for February 18 to March 17, 2010. Ron Wattelet made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Charlie Quenoy seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Leon Jursche, Tom Serra, Tom Butler and 3rd District Commander Bert Kelley were reported on Sick Call.

Martin Dupslaff reported current membership is 198, quota is 207, putting us at 95.6% of quota.

Jerry Pile talked about Boy Scouts and said they had five urgent things they required: 1) sponsor 2) secure location for a file cabinet 3) 4’ X 8’ box trailer 4) meeting place and 5) two charter partner representatives. Jerry said the sponsor owned all the equipment and requested the BS be able to use our Post for their meeting place and a parking place for their equipment trailer. The Quartermaster will inventory all their property and make a report to the Post. George Johnson and Marc McCully volunteered to be the charter partners and Martin Dupslaff agreed to be on the troop board.

Kansas House Bill 2549 and Senate Bill 476 were discussed. The bills would impose state sales tax on non-profit organization’s dues, charitable fund raising, and Bingo and we were urged to contact our representative and senator and tell them to vote “no” on this legislation.

Ron Wattelet made a motion to spend $1,500 five young men to Boys State and one to Cadet Law Enforcement Academy. Gus seconded the motion and the motion passed. Bob Terlip and the City of Frontenac made donations to the Post in support of these programs. Alex Spigarelli, Matt Bonner, Brandon Wright, Zach Palumbo and Michael Budenhagen are going to Boys State and Keaton Brown is going to Cadet Law.

Don Murray reported he had filed the Post Service Officers Report and had mailed 81 cards and sent 18 fruit baskets in 2009.

Drew Polen made a motion to have Carl Flora make a presentation to the Post about the indigent fund managed by the Frontenac Police Department. Don Murray seconded and the motion passed.

George Cameron made a motion to sponsor a hole at the Frontenac Kids 1st Day Care golf tournament for $50. George Johnson seconded and the motion passed.

Discussion about providing custom flower arrangements for funerals with Frontenac American Legion in the arrangement was tabled until additional information and costs obtained.

Ron Wattelet filed the Children and Youth Activity Report saying the Post spent $6,000 and aided over 200 children.

Floyd Simon moved to postpone the election and installation of officers until the April meeting, Gus seconded the motion and the motion passed.

The meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant




Meeting Minutes for February 17, 2010 (APPROVED)

Commander Marc McCully called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Gus Bosetti said a short prayer. There were twenty-six members and seven guests present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the January 20, 2010 meeting. A motion was made by George Johnson to approve the minutes as read and was seconded by Drew Polen, the motion passed unanimously. The State Adjutant’s letter was not received and therefore not read.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for January 21 to February 17, 2010. Drew Polen made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Buzz Hill seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Charlie Quenoy, Tom Butler, Leon Jursche, George Cameron, Steve Merando, Tom Serra and 3rd District Commander Bert Kelley were reported on Sick Call.

Martin Dupslaff reported current membership is 196, quota is 207, putting us at 94.6% of quota.

LTC Don Stoner made a brief presentation on the Bataan Memorial Death March to be held on March 21st at White Sands New Mexico and requested a donation to assist the PSU team with travel expenses to the event. A team of six ROTC cadets will run with 35 pound rucksacks in the 26.2 mile marathon, their names are Matthew Boyd, A. J. Glowacki, Sean Gilbert, Stephan Cuff, Brenden Matthews and Jared Bayer. Buzz Hill made a motion to sponsor them for $300, Gus Bosetti seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

As a follow up to the January meeting discussion, Jerry Pile was invited to make a presentation on the Boy Scouts of America. Jerry told us he started Boy Scouts in Frontenac in 1962 and was involved with Post 43 for two pancake feeds in the early 1980’s. He believed they made $700 at each one. When he moved away, the scouts gradually disbanded and this is when the camping equipment disappeared and he apologized for that. Jerry returned to Frontenac several years ago and is the Boy Scout leader of the troop at the Frontenac Methodist Church. Jerry said that nationally, the American Legion sponsors over 72,000 Boy Scouts and requested that we reconsider supporting the Boy Scouts. Mike Hagerty made a motion to donate $500 to the Frontenac Boy Scout troop, the motion was seconded by Bud Parkison and the motion passed.

The 3rd District is raffling off a $750 prepaid debit card at the district convention on March 27 and requested Post 43 sell tickets for the raffle at $2 per ticket. Mike Hagerty made a motion to buy all 50 tickets for $100, Drew Polen seconded the motion and the motion passed. Martin will handle filling out and mailing the tickets to 3rd District.

Rupert reported Big Al’s is selling out, Al has treated Post 43 well and we should go by and see if there is anything we need to support him.

Post 43 members on active duty in Iraq and are reported to be doing great are Chris Daugherty, Kurt Chance and Brian Burke.

The Post election of officers was discussed. Gus Bosetti, Floyd Simon and Sandy Devoss volunteered to serve as the nominating committee and will put together a list of nominees for the March election.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant

 




Meeting Minutes for January 20, 2010 (APPROVED)

Commander Marc McCully called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Gus Bosetti said a short prayer. There were twenty-four members present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the November 18, 2009 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read and seconded by Frank Papish. The motion passed unanimously. The State Adjutant’s letter was read.

Acting Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for November 19, 2009 to January 20, 2010. Frank Page made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Charlie Quenoy seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Steve Merando and Tom Serra were reported on Sick Call.

Martin Dupslaff reported current membership is 196, quota is 207, putting us at 94.6% of quota.

Applications for Cadet Law Enforcement Academy are due before March 31st with the $300 registration fee. American Legion Scholarship information for 2010 is available from Martin or Ron.

A thank you card was received from the family of Donna Fox, Don Murray’s and Bud Parkison’s sister-in-law. Several members attended her memorial service in Walnut.

Pete Gammaitoni passed away yesterday and Post 43 will be the pall bearers. The walk through and funeral details are being finalized.

Robert “Skip” Robinson sent a letter announcing his candidacy and requesting the Post support him in his bid for 3rd District Vice Commander. Gus made a motion to support Robert. Rupert seconded the motion and the motion passed.

Gus talked about the upcoming Post election of officers. Marc asked if anyone was interested in being nominated for a particular office. The election will be held at the March meeting.

On December 23rd, Ron and Duke presented a framed poster to Joanne and Dorothy Griglione in memory of Bob’s many accomplishments and hard work for Frontenac American Legion. The poster was created by Kris Cerone. The Boy Scouts of America will celebrate their 100th anniversary on February 8, 2010. There was some discussion about scouting and past history with the post. Gus said we should support Boy Scouts in any way possible. Herb is going to see if Jerry Pile, scout leader at Frontenac Methodist Church will make a presentation to the post.

Walt informed the post we need to find a new lawn service. Marc said his daughter Mollie would mow the grass. Frank Papish made the motion, Gus Bosetti seconded and the motion passed to accept Mollie McCully as our lawn service.

The By-laws need to be reviewed to ensure we are operating within their guidelines.

The disaster in Haiti was discussed. Rupert reported the main program for Memorial Day activities at PSU Veterans Memorial will be themed around 3 SE Kansas families that each had 5 family members on active duty service during World War II. The meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.

The meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by, The meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant




THERE WAS NO DECEMBER 2009 MEETING.


Meeting Minutes for November 18, 2009 (APPROVED)

Commander Marc McCully called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Gus Bosetti said a short prayer. There were thirty-four members and four guests present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the October 21, 2009 meeting. A motion was made by Mike Hagerty to approve the minutes as read and seconded by Gus Bosetti. The motion passed unanimously. The State Adjutant’s letter was read.

Acting Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for October 22 to November 18, 2009. Ron Wattelet made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Frank Page seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Steve Merando and Alfred Gitner were reported on Sick Call.

Martin Dupslaff reported current membership is 184, quota is 207, putting us at 88% of quota.

Marc thanked the honor guard for serving at John Kotzman’s funeral and said Evelyn was surprised and very pleased with the turnout for John’s service.

Charlie Quenoy made a motion to purchase in memory of Bob Griglione a flag and pole for The Avenue of Flags and to name a FHS scholarship in Bob’s honor. Frank Page will have a case made for Bob’s presentation flag. The motion was seconded by Sandy DeVoss and was approved.

Frank Grilz talked about the medical equipment the post has to loan and asked to be notified when someone has a need to borrow an item. Ron Wattelet thanked Frank for taking on this responsibility and the work he has done on The Avenue of Flags.

Marc reminded Drew, Dallas and himself they needed to pay for their Legion caps.

Lt. Col. Don Stoner thanked the post for helping sponsor PSU Army ROTC’s travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in a 10-mile run. He thanked the post members for their service and said that they allowed his generation to receive the honor that they receive. LTC Stoner then presented a plaque to the post from the PSU Army ROTC 10-Miler Team which finished 14th in a field of 58 teams running. The team members are Cadets Matthew Boyd, Jason Lacer, Rachel Friedman, Dustin Hanna, Brenden Matthews, David Hanson, Justin Dillow and LTC Stoner. At the Frontenac HS Veterans Day program, Dr. Slagel presented to Marc and Ron a plaque thanking the post for its support of Frontenac schools.

Drew reported that Sgt. Chris Daugherty will deploy to Afghanistan in December.

The meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant




Meeting Minutes for October 21, 2009 (APPROVED)

Commander Marc McCully called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Gus Bosetti said a short prayer. There were thirty-four members present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the September 16, 2009 meeting. A motion was made by Mike Hagerty to approve the minutes as read and seconded by Buzz Hill. The motion passed unanimously. The State Adjutant’s letter was read.

Acting Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for September 17 to October 21, 2009. Charlie Quenoy made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Frank Papish seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Bob Griglione, Alfred Gitner, and John Kotzman were reported on Sick Call.

Superintendent of Frontenac Schools Dr. Dale Slagel invited the members of the post and auxiliary to the Veterans Day program at the school.

There was much discussion about bingo and everything that Bob did for Post 43. Ron Wattelet will maintain the supplies, with Don Morey and Don Murray handling the reports. Rupard will schedule the workers. Martin will assume membership responsibilities.

Floyd Simon spoke of his friend and Post 43 member Ted C. Veatch who passed away in Topeka. Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Carson-Wall in Girard with burial at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Girard city cemetery.

Marc reminded everyone about the free $1,000 accidental death life insurance and encouraged everyone to sign up for it.

Gus made a motion to donate $300 to Justin Pryor who is raising $10,000 to take stem cell treatments in Germany. Justin, a 14-year veteran of the Frontenac police department was paralyzed in an accident on October 14, 2008. The motion was seconded by Sandy DeVoss and passed unanimously.

Adam Lusker’s act of heroism was discussed.

Walt Marlier informed the post we will have to find a new lawn service for next year. Scott Fields and Bill Lollar were named as possible replacements.

The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant





Meeting Minutes for September 16, 2009 (APPROVED)

Past Commander Ron Wattelet called the meeting to order at 6:58 p.m. and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. Chaplain Bob Griglione said a short prayer. There were thirty-three members present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the August 19, 2009 meeting. A motion was made by Mike Hagerty to approve the minutes as read and seconded by Gus Bosetti. The motion passed unanimously. The State Adjutant’s letter was read.

Acting Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for August 20 to September 16, 2009. Frank Page made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Don Morey seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Ron Wattelet requested a note be recorded in the minutes recognizing action taken by the Executive Committee at its September 4 meeting to approve a $250 donation to Festa Italiano.

Bob Griglione reported August was a good month for Bingo and thanked everyone for their assistance.

Steve Merando and Jim Kennedy were reported on Sick Call.

Bob reported we had turned in 155 renewals or new memberships; our quota is 190, which places us at 81% of quota.

A thank you was received from Operation Wrap-up and Frank Ciardullo sent a thank you note. Gene Kmiec stood and thanked the Post for the fruit basket he received.

The Executive Committee decided to reschedule the flag disposal ceremony for Flag Day, June 14, 2010.

Bob Griglione made a motion to purchase a $10 rose for the Eisenhower Pilgrimage and to spend $200 for the purchase of Canteen Coupon Books for the veterans in Kansas VA hospitals. Gus Bosetti seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Gus made a motion to make a $50 donation to the Frontenac High School Booster Club; Buzz Hill seconded the motion and the motion passed.

Buzz Hill made a motion to donate $200 to the PSU ROTC to help cover their travel expenses to Washington D.C. to participate in a 10-mile run.

The Post received a certificate, the Special Children and Youth Citation for dedicated service to our nation’s children and youth for 2008 – 2009 from headquarters.

Ron Wattelet spoke about the upcoming ALVA tour and based on their lack of response to questions in the past, recommended we do not provide them dinner and we tell them not to come to Frontenac. Martin Dupslaff agreed to inform the tour master.

The meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant




Meeting Minutes for August 19, 2009 (APPROVED)

Post Commander Marc McCully called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirty-three members and one guest, Dr. Dale Slagle present. Dr. Slagle is Superintendent of Frontenac schools.

The adjutant read the minutes for the July 15, 2009 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read and seconded by Frank Page. The motion passed unanimously. The State Adjutant’s letter was read.

Acting Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for July 16 to August 19, 2009. Mike Hagerty made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Don Murray seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

John Kotzman, Gus Bosetti, Al Susnik, Bud Ciardullo, Bob Griglione and Steve Merando were reported on Sick Call.

Ron Wattelet reported on bingo in Bob Griglione’s absence. July was a good month and August is off to a good start.

There was not a membership report given.

A thank you was received from The PSU Veterans Memorial for our help with the Memorial Day program.

The flag disposal ceremony was discussed and the date moved to October 10th. Tony Simon volunteered to cook. Marc thanked Sandy and Jack for burning the flags already disposed of. Boy Scout Troup 151 and the City of Mulberry are interested in helping with and participating in the flag disposal.

Dennis Kay spoke about the National World War II Veterans Memorial and World War II Registry. Dennis volunteered to enter the information for anyone who wanted to get registered. The memory of America's World War II generation is preserved within the physical memorial and through the World War II Registry of Remembrances, an individual listing of Americans who contributed to the war effort. Any U.S. citizen who helped win the war, whether a veteran or someone on the home front, is eligible for the Registry. Names in the Registry will be forever linked to the memorial's bronze and granite representations of their sacrifice and achievement. There is no charge for registering and there is an option to include a picture for a $10 fee. The website is located at www.wwiimemorial.com.

Ron Wattelet made a motion to make our normal donations to the needy children, Thanksgiving food baskets, Christmas food baskets and Operation Wrap Up, $300 to each, $1200 total. Gus Bosetti seconded the motion and the motion passed.

Duke posted the newspaper articles from the Derby Family Reunion and presented to Marc McCully a video of the reunion donated by the family to the Post.

The meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


Meeting Minutes for July 15, 2009 (APPROVED)


Post Commander Marc McCully called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirty-three members and one guest, Joe Pucci present. Joe donated some of his father’s things to the Post and he talked about many fond memories he has from growing up around Post 43.

The adjutant read the minutes for the June 17, 2009 meeting. A motion was made by Don Murray to approve the minutes as read and seconded by Frank Grilz. The motion passed unanimously. The State Adjutant’s letter was read.

Acting Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for June 18 to July 15, 2009. Ron Wattelet made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Mike Hagerty seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Jim Kennedy, Gerald Felletti and Gus Bosetti were reported on Sick Call.

Bob Griglione reported we have 90 renewals turned in to date and our quota is 190 putting us at 47% of Quota.

Commander McCully announced the parade on July 18 for the 136th Old Soldiers & Sailors Reunion in Erie sponsored by Erie Post 102.

Drew Polen wants to work with the Boy Scouts and have them take Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates for each veteran’s grave in the Catholic and City cemeteries as an aid in locating the graves.

Commander McCully is looking into the school award medal program.

Ron Wattelet will invite Dr. Dale Slagle, Superintendent USD 249 to our next meeting in order to meet the members and address the Post.

Marc requested that all members wear their American Legion caps to our monthly meeting and any special meetings that may be held.

There was a discussion on holding a ceremony to dispose of unserviceable flags.

Marc reported on the Derby Family reunion. Chris Cerone sent a very nice thank you letter to the Post and a $300 donation on behalf of the family. Buzz Hill made a motion to purchase pizza for the Ladies Auxiliary annual pizza party. Drew Polen seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

Marc reported he sent all the thank you letters agreed to last month.

A thank you letter was received from Kevin McCollum for sponsoring him at Boys State.

Ron Wattelet talked about all of the medical equipment we have to loan to members and their families subject to its availability and requested help in keeping track of who had borrowed what and when. Marc McCully and Martin Dupslaff volunteered to be responsible for issuing these items. Ron thanked Frank Grilz for helping with this in the past and for repairing some of the equipment.

Don Murray made a motion to have a licensed electrician install a new security light on the garage. Ron Wattelet seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. Don will get this taken care of.

The meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant

Meeting Minutes for June 17, 2009 (APPROVED)


Post Commander Marc McCully called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led the Flag Salute, the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirty-one members present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the May 20, 2009 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read and seconded by Drew Polen. The motion passed unanimously.

Acting Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for May 21 to June 17, 2009. Charlie Becker made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Don Murray seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Bob Griglione was absent and there was no Bingo report.

M. L. Rupard was reported on Sick Call.

Drew Polen reported the nameplates are ready.

Gus said the Frontenac Veterans Memorial is complete and it is beautiful. He recommended we send the city a thank you letter. Duke Locke said Adam Lusker, a member of Post 43, did the masonry work and asked that we send him a thank you too.

Duke reported the plaque to be presented to the Derby family at their reunion was not large enough for the number of names to be placed on it and the larger plaque cost $135 more. Duke made a motion to spend the additional money for the plaque, Bud Parkison seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. Duke said post members should stop in and say hello and meet the family at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27th. Senator Bob Marshall will be the guest speaker and Mayor Jim Kennedy will present the family with a proclamation from the city.

Bud Parkison suggested we send Bob Serra a thank you letter for his contribution to the post.

Commander McCully asked if anyone was interested in taking over the duties of Finance Officer. Bud was filling in for Ron Wattelet who resigned for health reasons and we need to fill the position for the remainder of the year. There were no takers at this time.

Frank Papish requested that all building rental fees be submitted to him so that he could keep track of who had and who had not paid for the use of the building. Gus Bosetti said it was only necessary for the post officers to wear Legion caps at our monthly meetings, but all members should wear the cap for any special meeting. Commander McCully is encouraging all members to wear their American Legion cap.

Martin Dupslaff presented a picture of a U.S. Veteran Grave Marker Decal he found in the Legion Emblem Catalog. They are black and gold, 1” in diameter and feature the American eagle seal and say U. S. Veteran. Designed to be placed on the grave markers for easy identification, making Memorial Day decoration much simpler and cost $12 per 100. Drew Polen made a motion to purchase 400 stickers; Ron Wattelet seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

A thank you note was received from Kevin Roach for his scholarship and sponsoring him at Boys State. Dorothy LaForte sent a thank you for the walk-through at Don’s rosary and flag folding at the funeral.

Ethan Ketterman sent a very well written and sincere thank you letter for his trip to the Cadet Law Enforcement Academy. He said it was a great experience, motivating, fun and he learned a lot. Ron Wattelet said the letter was the best he had read in the 10 or 12 years he has been involved with Frontenac High School.

Gus spoke about the American Legion Oratorical Contest and talked about how great this program is and the large scholarships awarded to the winners at each level. Pat McKee got an Arma HS student a $1,500 scholarship recently.

Floyd Simon talked about how wonderful Ronald McDonald House is and that it only cost $10 per day to stay there. His granddaughter Susie Simon-Collins and her husband Cameron are staying there while their twin babies mature and grow.

The meeting adjourned at 7:42 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


Meeting Minutes for May 20, 2009 (APPROVED)


Post Commander Duane Hill called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m., led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were twenty-four (24) members present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the April 16, 2008 meeting. Motion made by Don Murray to approve as read, seconded by Bob Griglione. The motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for the period April 17 to May 21. Motion made by Gus Bosetti and seconded by Bill Hall to accept the financial report as given. Motion passed unanimously.

Bob Griglione reported that Bingo attendance is way down which he believes is due to the economy. The last three weeks there were 52, 43 and 49 in attendance.

Ron Wattelet was reported to have been in the hospital for 5 or 6 days with low blood pressure and low blood count, with the doctor planning to do a bone marrow biopsy.

Floyd Simon thanked the Post for the fruit basket sent to him by the Post upon his return home from his recent hospital stay.

Bob Griglione reported the current Post membership is 207, our quota is 210 and that places us at 99 % of quota.

A thank you card was received from Anna Krusic for all the Post has done and for putting up the flag she and the family purchased in memory of Norman. Frontenac United Methodist Church sent a thank you card for the Post donation to the building fund.

Commander Hill called everyone’s attention to a new picture of the Viet Nam Wall hanging on the north wall. Jack Evans donated this picture to the Post, Buzz thanked him for this generous donation and the members responded with a round of applause.

Buzz apologized for the short notice and reported that 7 members attended a presentation at 6:00 p.m. this evening at Sunset Manor, at which Representative Bob Grant recognized Frank Bozick as “Kansas’ oldest living veteran”. Bob presented Frank with a framed copy of the Kansas House of Representatives Resolution proclaiming him Kansas’ Oldest Living Veteran.

Martin read the State Adjutants letter and reported he has filed the following reports: on April 1, Annual Post Data Report; on April 12, 2008-2009 Post Officers; on April 29, Kansas Secretary of State Not for Profit Annual Report, and on May 19, Consolidated Post Report.

Gus Bosetti reported he enjoyed the 90th Annual State Convention in Great Bend on May 16, 17 and 18 and informed us that National has suspended “direct mail service” in 2009 to reduce expenses. National Headquarters will not mail out any 2009 renewal membership cards this year, renewal cards will be hand delivered to each post. Convention seating is by membership, so with the Third District last in membership, Gus said they almost sat in the parking lot, but it was a good convention.

Commander Hill talked about Memorial Day activities. Floyd said he is unable to get the Gator this year because of his health. Gus said, Joe Gebhardt had previously offered to loan a Gator to us. Some discussion about who had trucks, trailers, and Bob Dittmann’s Jeep. Buzz handed out the schedule for all the Memorial Day activities and discussed each item. He asked to implement the calling tree to request Post members’ assistance putting up and taking down the flagpoles and flags. There was some discussion about what to do in case of rain or inclement weather. Bob Griglione reported we have 116 flags in the Catholic cemetery after adding Don Ford, Owen “Cobb” O’Hara and Norman Krusic and 28 flags in the City cemetery after adding Danny Bottero and Joe Stephan Milano.

Duke Locke reported he had escorted John F. Derby’s 87-year-old nephew Jack Hollingsworth around town on his recent visit to Frontenac and took him to meet Frank Bozick. When they first met, but before being introduced, Frank said, “You look just like a Derby.”

Charlie Quenoy recommended we all go see the Veterans’ Memorial in the Frontenac city cemetery. After much discussion about chairs and seating for the cemetery shelter house, Charlie made a motion to purchase 8 chairs for the Frontenac city cemetery with American Legion emblems indicating they were provided by the Post. The motion was seconded by Sib Mindicki and passed 12 votes for and 10 votes against.

Don Murray made a motion to send Ron Wattelet a fruit basket, seconded by Gus Bosetti, the motion passed unanimously.

Martin reported on “Proud to be a Veteran” t-shirts for sale at $6.95 each plus shipping and said he would take and place the orders and collect for them at the next meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


Meeting Minutes for April 15, 2009 (APPROVED)

Post Commander Marc McCully called the meeting to order at 6:59 p.m. and led the Flag Salute. Chaplain Bob Griglione offered a prayer. Commander McCully then lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirty-five members and one guest, Capt. George Johnson present. Capt. Johnson just returned from Iraq.

The adjutant read the minutes for the March 18, 2009 meeting. A motion was made by Buzz Hill to approve the minutes as read and seconded by Gus Bosetti. The motion passed unanimously.

Acting Finance Officer Bud Parkison thanked Frank Papish for assuming the duties of Finance Officer during his illness and gave the financial report for March 16 to April 15, 2009. Charlie Quenoy made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Don Murray seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Bud is acting as Finance Officer during Ron Wattelet’s illness.

Ron Wattelet was reported on Sick Call.

Bob Griglione gave the Bingo report. March was a good month and April has started out good with attendance over 50.

Bud Parkison made a motion to open a new checking account with $1,000 just for membership. This will allow the Membership Chairman to make deposits and write checks only to the Department of Kansas without having to continually run down the Finance Officer for deposits and checks for membership. There was considerable discussion about the dollar amount needed to fund the account and the number of Post Paid Memberships. The motion was seconded by Sandy DeVoss and passed 32 yea to 3 no.

Drew Polen reported the Memorial Day program at PSU Veterans Memorial would begin at 1400 and last approximately 55 minutes with guest speaker Major General George P. Lampe, USAF (retired). General Lampe received his B.A. from Pittsburg State University in 1965. There will be a Black Hawk helicopter flyover and the Topeka West High School Junior ROTC drill team will perform. Rupard added that PSU would have a 14-piece band play for 12 minutes. Drew will bring the complete itinerary to the next meeting.

PSU sent a letter to the Post requesting a flag bearer at the Veterans Memorial for the Memorial Day program. Bud Parkison nominated Jack Evans and Jack graciously agreed to represent the Post and carry our colors. Marc thanked Jack.

Commander McCully thanked everyone for wearing their American Legion cap and requested members who do not own a cap to purchase one if possible. A Legionnaire is considered to be in uniform if wearing an official American Legion cap and we will wear them at all future meetings.

Marc asked Past Commander Buzz Hill to come forward and presented him with a Commander Award Plaque for his loyal, devoted service and leadership during his two terms as Post Commander 2007 - 2008 and 2008 – 2009. Buzz received a hearty round of applause and thanked the Post. Buzz said he was surprised and certainly did not expect anything. He praised Marc for already doing a great job.

Commander McCully presented Gus Bosetti with a Gold Star Membership Pin and a Century Club pin for working membership renewals and achieving 88 points for his efforts. Buzz Hill was presented with a Gold Star Membership Pin for his work on membership renewals and earning 33 points.

Floyd Simon asked if the Post was going to be open after the Memorial Day activities at the cemeteries? The answer is yes, just like in years past. The flags will be put up early on Monday morning with breakfast provided by the Post immediately following. The memorial services will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. with an open house and lunch following at the Post Home. Then at 2:00 p.m. we have the program at PSU Veterans Memorial and in the evening we take down and put away all of the flags and flagpoles. The complete schedule will be reviewed and volunteer work assignments made at the May 20th meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 7:36 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


Meeting Minutes for March 18, 2009 (APPROVED)

Post Commander Hill called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirty-six members and one guest, Dennis Kay in attendance.

The adjutant read the minutes for the February 18, 2009 meeting. A motion was made by George Cameron to approve the minutes as read and seconded by Don Murray. The motion passed unanimously.

Acting Finance Officer Frank Papish gave the financial report for February 17 to March 16, 2009. Ron Wattelet made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Bud Parkison seconded, the motion passed unanimously.

Bob Griglione gave the Bingo report, stating February was a good month and March is off to a good start. We paid the $300 Blackout and still made $349 for the first two weeks play.

Bill Samuels was reported on Sick Call.

The certificate of deposit with Edward Jones Investments is due for renewal. Ron Wattelet, Don Murray and Don Morey will investigate and handle getting it renewed.

Ron Wattelet reported on Post 43 scholarships and made a motion to award three $300 scholarships to Frontenac High School graduating seniors Jace Johnson, Kevin Roach and Fernando Martinez.

Commander Hill and the members thanked Alan Drenik for his work on the ladies’ restroom and the hot water.

Ron Wattelet stated he had purchased for the Post several 3’ X 5’ polyester American flags and made a motion to be reimbursed for their cost. Bud Parkison seconded the motion and the motion passed.

Silver Dollar’s family sent a thank you card to the Post, thanking us for everything we did for them when Silver passed away.

An invitation was received from Lon Helm Post 182 inviting the Post to their installation of officers.

George Cameron made a motion to donate $50 to the 8th Annual Kids 1st Day Care 4-person Scramble Golf Tournament. Bob Griglione seconded the motion and the motion passed. Rupard spoke with Jim AuBuchon about the band for the Memorial Day program at PSU and progress is being made.

Marc McCully requested that anyone interested in being a part of the honor guard or flag folding detail to give him your personal contact information.

Robert “Skip” Robinson, Commander Independence Post 139 sent the Post a letter announcing he is a candidate for 3rd District Executive Committeeman.

Commander Hill announced this is election night and requested nominations for Post Commander. Drew Polen nominated Marc McCully and Ron Wattelet seconded the nomination. Marc McCully nominated Drew Polen for Vice Commander and George Cameron seconded the nomination. Bob Griglione nominated Martin Dupslaff for Adjutant and Gus Bosetti seconded the nomination. Frank Page nominated Ron Wattelet for Finance Officer and Bud Parkison seconded the nomination. Ron Wattelet nominated Bob Griglione for Chaplain and Gus Bosetti seconded the nomination. Gus Bosetti made a motion to cease nominations, suspend the normal rules of order, accept the list of nominees by acclimation, and have the Adjutant cast a unanimous vote for all nominees for their respective office. The motion was seconded by Bob Griglione and the motion passed unanimously. Duke Locke was appointed Sergeant-at-Arms by Commander Hill.

Commander Marc McCully introduced himself to the Post saying he has lived in Frontenac since he was 2 years old and grew up at Grasshopper Corner. He is now an Army National Guard recruiter. He really cares and wants to help Frontenac and Post 43. Marc said, “ Mr. Quenoy, my first house was your rental.” Marc said he would do his best and he would do a good job as commander for which he received a round of applause.

Commander Hill thanked the Post for allowing him to service as commander for two years, he enjoyed very much and appreciated all of the help he received. Buzz received a round of applause. Ron Wattelet commented about the wonderful job Buzz did working with the government officials during Frank Bozick’s recognition, and said he is a tremendous asset to Post 43. Buzz received a round of applause.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


Meeting Minutes for February 17, 2009 (APPROVED)

Commander Duane Hill called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirty-three (33) members present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the January 21, 2009 meeting. A motion was made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read and seconded by Mike Hagerty. The motion passed unanimously.

Acting Finance Officer Frank Papish gave the financial report for January 17 to February 17, 2009. Bud Parkison made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Frank Page seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. January Financial Report attached.

Ron Wattelet gave the Bingo report in Bob Griglione’s absence. Ron said we made $419 for the first two weeks in February and “black out” this week is 57 numbers.

Bill Samuels sent a thank you card for the fruit basket he received from the Post saying, “It was almost too pretty to eat. My wife and I really enjoyed it”. Terri Merando sent a thank you letter for Operation Wrap Up saying this is the 15th year for the project. The need for assistance is increasing with school enrollment up to 850 in grades K – 12. Operation Wrap Up gave assistance to 40 Frontenac families this year. There were personal thank you notes from 8 families included with Terri’s letter.

Commander Hill reported Duke Locke has made and posted several flyers around town actively seeking the names of Frontenac veterans that may not, for whatever reason, have been included on the Veterans Memorial. We want all Frontenac veterans included, it was never intended to be for Legion members only, and it is for all Frontenac veterans, from all eras. If you know of a name not included on the Frontenac Veterans Memorial please call Carol Swigart in the City Clerk’s office (620) 231-9210.

Buzz reported he received a thank you from his son Brady on behalf of Gus Bosetti for Gus speaking to his history class at Carl Junction High School about World War II. Brady is now working to get John Kotzman to speak about his experience in Viet Nam.

Christy Knaup with the Ladies Auxiliary sent Commander Hill a letter requesting the Post and the Auxiliary do something to assist Brian Claeys, a Private First Class in the US Army Third Armored Cavalry Regiment and Pittsburg native, who suffered moderate brain injuries in a roadside bomb blast in Iraq and has been medically discharged. Brian attended Frontenac schools for several years although he is a 2006 graduate of Pittsburg High School. Buzz believes they are thinking about financial assistance. Drew Polen and Marc McCully both spoke up and said he will be fine financially, he will draw a full pension, with full GI Bill benefits and his tuition will be paid. Ron Wattelet made a motion to make Brian a life-long Post Paid member of Post 43; Charlie Quenoy seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. There was some additional discussion about what assistance to offer and in partnership with the Auxiliary and it was decided to table the matter for future discussion and possible action.

The Post received a request for a donation from Project Graduation. Ron Wattelet made a motion to send them a $50 donation; Mike Hagerty seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. Project Graduation is an alcohol free celebration for the Frontenac High School grads to be held on May 16th.

The official call to the annual Third District Convention in Arkansas City on March 27, 28 and 29, 2009 is hereby called in conformity with the action of the District Executive Committee.

Ron Wattelet asked for and made a motion for Post 43 to sponsor not more than 4 young men from Frontenac High School to attend Boys State and 1 to attend the Cadet Law Enforcement Academy. Frank Page seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. The tuition is $260 per student and the student pays $40 for their shirt.

Floyd Simon requested that we re-establish our honor guard and asked Frank Grilz to head this effort up. Frank is willing but wants training and help in organizing a team. Drew commented that there is an honor guard team in Topeka, but Floyd really wants Frontenac Legion members to do this. Don Morey has offered to play the bugle. Marc McCully volunteered to step up and organize the Frontenac American Legion Post 43 Honor Guard.

Ron Wattelet talked about getting an American flag and pole with lighting installed in the Catholic cemetery so the flag can be flown 24 hours per day. He is working with the Dan Brunetti and the Church to get this done.

Frank Grilz asked about flag folding and wants some additional training on how to do it and conduct the ceremony at the funeral. Drew said that the honor guard shows up 1 hour before the funeral and they practice folding the flag for the upcoming funeral. Marc will organize this along with the honor guard.

Jack Evans donated a map of The Weir Pittsburg Coal Fields to the Post. Buzz thanked him and he received a round of applause.

The State Adjutant’s letter was read.

The meeting adjourned at 7:42 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant

Meeting Minutes for January 21, 2009 (APPROVED)

Post Commander Duane Hill called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirty-two (32) members and one (1) guest present, Major Don Stoner, United States Army. Third District Commander Dale Allen was also present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the November 19, 2008 meeting. A motion was made by Don Morey to approve the minutes as read and seconded by Gus Bosetti. The motion passed unanimously.

Acting Finance Officer Frank Papish gave the financial report for November 19, 2008 to January 17, 2009. Gus Bosetti made a motion to accept the financial report as given, Frank Page seconded it and the motion passed unanimously. November Financial Report attached.

Bob Griglione reported on Bingo. We made $452 in December and $10,888 for the year. In 2008 the total number of players was down 20% and net profit was down 32% compared to 2007.

George Cameron, Bill Samuels, Bill Shock and Don Murray were reported on Sick Call.

Bob Griglione reported current membership is 193 or 89% of our quota of 217.

A thank you card was received from Herb Wolfington for the fruit basket sent by the Post.

Commander Hill asked for help working Bingo on Thursday nights. We need members to help sell tickets and call if they are so inclined and also their wives to join the Auxiliary and help sell snack foods and drinks at the snack bar. Vice-Commander Ron Wattelett said it is very critical for some of our younger members to step-up and help with Bingo because we need 10 to 12 thousand dollars to continue to operate like we are now. Bingo is our only means of fund raising and it allows us to send FHS young men to Boys State, it enables us to send money to the many charities we support and it allows us to purchase holiday food baskets, school supplies and clothing for needy families in Frontenac. Many of our bingo workers are 80 to 90 years of age and have given up working bingo for health reasons and others are sure to follow. Please consider helping with bingo one Thursday per month from 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. We have a schedule so everyone knows when he has to work and we have fun too.

Third District Commander Dale Allen addressed the meeting and said except for his home post of Chanute, Frontenac has the largest attendance of any post in Third District and most only have the officers in attendance. He said we are losing a lot of members and we are not replacing them as fast as we are losing them, he said “I am a kid compared to most of our members.” Dale mentioned the Third District Oratorical Contest was to have been in Chanute on January 17, but was canceled because nobody entered. He believes the speech teachers take their students to competitions where they receive media attention and the American Legion Oratorical Contest doesn’t have this at this level. Dale said our best tool to sell Boys State is the young men who attended last year. Their candidate last year told the assembled boys he was speaking to, that if they did not do anything else this summer, they should attend Boys State and they would regret it if they didn’t. They had 4 girls attend Cadet Law and they loved it. Third District is in last place for membership, but we have to continue to work membership, we just must. Baxter Springs has one member, Neodesha turned in their charter, Walnut has no young vets; the small towns are just going away.

Commander Hill thanked Drew Polen for recruiting the new members he has brought into our Post.

Letters announcing their candidacy were received from Bert Kelley, Girard Post 26 for 3rd District Commander and Richard Williams, Girard Post 26 for 3rd District Vice Commander.

The Third District Convention will be held in Arkansas City on March 28, 29 and 30, 2009. There will be a memorial service for our departed members on March 29th.

Duke Locke spoke about the “Gift of Life” and encouraged all of us to give whole blood, platelets or plasma. Frank Grilz received a certificate of recognition from the American Legion for his many donations by submitting his blood donor card to Department Headquarters and they sent out the certificate. This recognition is available to all Legion blood donors.

Duke gave an update on the John F. Derby family reunion to be held on June 27, 2009 at the Post. Kris Cerone who visited our Post several years ago and Jack Hollingsworth who visited here recently and is a nephew of John F. Derby’s brother and also related to Frank Bozick will attend. Duke requested the Post to sponsor the reunion dinner to be held at the Post. Ron Wattelet made a motion to spend up to $200 for the dinner; Bud Parkison seconded the motion and the motion passed. Duke and Sandy Locke will attend and represent the Post and see that all goes smoothly. Duke will contact the media and he has talked with Dan Brunetti about getting a proclamation and a key to the city for the reunion.

Duke reported that the Frontenac Veterans Memorial will not be relocated and is staying in front of City Hall. If your name does not appear on the memorial, please submit your name to Doug Sellers or Carol Swaggert in the Frontenac City Clerk’s office so that engraved nameplates can be made an installed.

Duke requested that we have a flag disposal ceremony when the weather gets nicer to clean up the flags we have stored around the post awaiting proper disposal.

Rupard told us he had a friend he went to school with named Frederick Williams who was a Buffalo Soldier. Rupard said he took a lot of crap from everybody because he was black, but Rupard was kind to him. Fred attended the dedication of the Buffalo Soldier Memorial at Fort Riley and he had a painting of the memorial. Rupard assumed Fred had passed away because he lost contact with him and one day the painting arrived in Rupard’s mail. Fred remembered Rupard’s friendship with the gift of the painting and now Rupard is downsizing his home and thought the picture would be a nice gift to the Post, an appropriate place for the painting to be displayed. Buzz thanked him for the gift and requested Duke hang it. Rupard received a round of applause.

Ron Wattelet expressed his enjoyment over working with USD-249 the last 10 years as the liaison officer between Post 43 and Frontenac High School. February, March and April are very important because Boys State, Cadet Law, and the scholarship applications are all due during this period. Boys State is held at KSU and the Cadet Law Enforcement Academy takes place in Salina both begin on May 31 and end June 6 with applications due in by March 31st. Paula Ketterman’s son is very interested in going to the Cadet Law Academy. Ron requested that Don Morey, Don Murray, Duke Locke and Bud Parkison serve with him on the selection committee for the scholarships and Boys State delegates like last year. They all agreed.

Rupard reported we are going to need help setting up the chairs on Memorial Day at PSU Veterans Memorial. Rupard has asked Post 64 for assistance and Drew is working on the getting help from the football team.

Sandy DeVoss said we needed hot water and Alan Drenick has been contacted to install a new water heater. After some discussion, Charlie Quenoy made a motion to replace the fixtures in both restrooms in addition to replacing the water heater with no limit on the project cost. The motion was seconded by Sandy DeVoss and passed unanimously.

Two young ladies from Frontenac High School Jessica Ziesenis and Mandy Black were recognized for joining the Auxiliary and working the snack bar at Bingo. They were unaware that you did not have to be 21 years of age to play bingo. Anyone can play bingo there is no age restrictions.

Drew Polen reported two units will be deploying from his battalion and one of our own Sgt. Chris Daugherty will be deploying to Afghanistan before the end of the year and wants us to be prepared to support these units like we did the 891st. They really appreciated what we did for them.

Don Morey is seeking information and pictures to put on the Post web site. You may call him, bring it to the next meeting or e-mail him at don@morey.com.

Charlie Quenoy suggested we advertise bingo on Cox Channel 21. Buzz is going to investigate.

The State Adjutant’s letter was read.

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


Meeting Minutes for November 19, 2008 (APPROVED)

Post Commander Duane Hill called the meeting to order at 6:59 p.m. led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirty-two (32) members present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the October 15, 2008 meeting. Bob Griglione made a motion to approve the minutes as corrected, seconded by Charlie Quenoy. The motion passed unanimously.

Acting Finance Officer Frank Papish gave the financial report for October 15 to November 19, 2008. A motion was made by George Cameron to accept the financial report as given, seconded by Bob Griglione. The motion passed unanimously. November Financial Report attached.

Bob Griglione reported on Bingo and stated the total attendance so far in November is 230 for an average attendance of 46; this is 7 less that October.

Ron Wattelet, Don Murray and Herb Wolfington were reported on Sick Call.

Bob Griglione reported current membership is 191 and our quota is 217 putting us at 88%.

Commander Hill thanked Marc McCully and Drew Pollen for acquiring and installing the PA system in the hall. Touchton Electric repaired the outside lights, the fixture had a broken prong and the bulb was burned out. Buzz expressed his thanks to everyone who attended the reception at Post 43 for National Commander Dave Rehbein with a special thank you to Duke Locke for arranging the police and fire departments escort and for mobilizing the media. Buzz noted we had a good turnout for Veterans Day and thanked everyone who attended.

Martin Dupslaff read an update on the Defense Authorization Act of 2009 issued by National which states in part, “The American Legion has opposed the saluting of the U.S. Flag when it is being raised, lowered or is in passing by those who are not in uniform. At its National Convention in Phoenix last August, the Legion passed a resolution against the practice, saying that it ‘causes confusion leading to breaches of flag etiquette with regard to proper conduct during the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.’ Traditionally, members of veterans service organizations have rendered hand-salutes during the national anthem, and at events involving the flag, while wearing their organization’s official headgear.”

Drew and Rupard reported on the Memorial Day planning meeting attended by Jim Aubuchon, Dr. Ron Seglie, Ken Brock, Senator Bob Marshall, Rupard and Drew. Jim Aubuchon will be the master of ceremonies, the 35th Infantry Division band will perform, the American Legion Riders will appear, we hope to have a Blackhawk fly-over, the Marine Corps Jr. ROTC silent drill team from Topeka West High School will perform, Drew’s unit will perform a memorial ceremony honoring fallen service members, ROTC will provide the color guard and a cannon salute detail. General George Lampe will be the guest speaker. PSU is responsible for promoting the event. The program will begin at 1400 on Memorial Day.

The Kansas American Legion has made arrangements with CVS Systems of Indiana so Legion Posts and members can purchase flags and flag related items at wholesale prices and Department Headquarters will receive $1.00 per flag contribution for each flag purchased for its Capital Improvement Fund. If you are interested in purchasing a flag, see Martin for the details.

Information has been mailed to all high schools and Post explaining the Oratorical Contest in which over $138,000 in scholarships will be awarded. See Martin for additional details.

The State Bowling Tournament will be held at North Rock Lanes in Wichita on January 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 2009. See Martin for additional details.

We have a limited number of red tee shirts silk-screened with an eagle and ‘Proud to be a Veteran’ across the chest, John F. Derby, Legion Post 43, Frontenac, Kansas is printed on the left sleeve. Medium, large, and extra large are $8.30 and 2 extra large are $11.30.

Kris Cerone, great niece of John F. Derby has requested the use of Post 43 legion hall in June or July for their family reunion. Duke made a motion to allow the family to use the hall without the usual rental fee. Charlie Quenoy seconded the motion and the motion passed.

Rupard asked if the Post would be interested in a picture he has of the Buffalo Soldier statue at Fort Leavenworth provided no one in his family wants it. Buzz said we would be honored to have it and display it.

Duke reported than Don Morey made many changes to the Post website. Duke then said, Ron asked him to report that he has all of the information on this year’s Boys State.

There will not be a meeting in December.

Gus talked about how great the oratorical contest and cadet law enforcement academy are and believes we should purse FHS students to participate in these programs. The only student he remembers ever going is Amy Jones and he sponsored her. She is now a Frontenac police officer. Buzz is going to give the information on both programs to Ron to present to the school. Buzz will call on them if Ron is unable to do so.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


Meeting Minutes for September 17, 2008 (DRAFT)

Post Commander Duane Hill called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirty-three (33) members and one guest present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the August 20, 2008 meeting. Motion made by Melvin Hohl to approve the minutes as read, seconded by Gus Bosetti. Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for August 21 to September 17, 2008. Motion made by Ron Wattelet to accept the financial report as given, seconded by Don Morey. The motion passed. September Financial Report attached. Ron thanked Bud for doing a great job with our finances and welcomed him back from his illness. Bob Griglione explained about a $245 memorial to Frank Bozick given to the Post.

Bob Griglione reported we paid out $300 last Thursday and bingo is doing fairly well in spite of the economy and attendance being down.

Raymond Bezinque was reported to be on Sick Call.

Bob said Maj. Neil Smith sent in his renewal forgetting he was “post paid”. Bob mailed his $25 back to him and included our web address. Buzz sent him an email with a link to our website.

Rupard and Drew met and discussed Memorial Day activities at PSU Veterans Memorial. Rupard then talked with Ken Brock and checked with PSU to see if the Memorial is available on Memorial Day 2009. The idea is for Post 43 to take the lead and the area American Legion posts to hold a Memorial Day program at PSU Veterans Memorial. Drew made a commitment to furnish the color guard and Rupard is contacting Culver Military Academy about their equestrian team performing. Drew might possibly arrange for a Blackhawke fly over. Bob Marshall mentioned that Topeka High School has an excellent Marine Corp JROTC drill team that finished second in national competition. Rupard asked if Bob would see if they are available and the requirements for them to perform. Rupard is also going to check on the availability of the PSU band. Melvin Hohl volunteered to assist this group.

Drew apologized and stated he does not have the surplus sound equipment he thought he had and is unable to install a PA system in the hall at this time. If the post will purchase equipment, then Drew said he would install it. Don Murray made a motion to solicit bids for a sound system for the post with the cost not to exceed $500. Jack Evans seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Kansas Boys State sent a thank you letter expressing their appreciation for our continued support of Boys State and informing us the registration fee is going to $300, a $50 increase. Frank Bozick’s family sent a thank you note and stated they wanted to donate some of Frank’s uniforms and military memorabilia to the post.

Don Murray asked that he be notified by who ever discovers one of our members is ill so that he can send them a card and fruit basket.

The Third District ALVA tour will be in Frontenac at Post 43 from 12:00 to 13:00 for lunch and to answer questions about VA benefits.

Post 43 will host a reception for National Commander Dave Rehbein in Frontenac on Monday, October 20, 2008 from 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. at the post home. Dave will be the fourth national commander to visit our post.

The 27th annual Eisenhower Pilgrimage is October 11th. Buzz said the Post has in the past purchased one memorial rose for the wreath laying ceremony. Gus moved we send $10 for one rose, Rupard seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Buzz stated it was time to purchase canteen coupon books for veterans in the hospital or awaiting appointments at VA Medical Centers. Gus said this is for veterans and that is what the American Legion is all about, helping veterans. Gus moved we send $300 to purchase canteen coupon books for veterans in Kansas VA hospitals. The motion was seconded by Bob Griglione and passed unanimously.

Commander Hill brought up for discussion a list of tentative charitable contributions for the remainder of the year. Ron Wattelet explained that Operation Wrap-Up is the program in which the teachers identify needy children and then take them shopping to purchase a Christmas present for their parents. Ron then explained what the Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets actually are. The teachers identify needy families, and then the teachers take the family to Wal-mart so they can purchase food for their holiday meals and the teachers can ensure the money is spent appropriately. All three programs are for Frontenac families. A motion was made by Don Murray and seconded by Michael Hagerty to send $300 to each of these three programs. Motion passed unanimously. Bob Griglione made a motion to delete the Catholic and Methodist Church building funds and leave the other donations the same as last year. The motion was seconded by Bud Parkison and passed unanimously. Sandy Devoss suggested that we cease sending donations to any organization that does not acknowledge our contribution.

Gus spoke up and said we need to work membership, we are at about 80% and we need to get on it. Buzz said we need some of the others to step up and work on renewals. The list was read off and the renewal cards were distributed.

A discussion was held about opening a separate checking account for membership transactions only and it was decided to just let Bob have one blank check at a time and replace it with each use. Then there is not another account to balance.

Ron Wattelet made a sales pitch for the website, suggested it be updated and request members submit pictures and stories to be included on the site.

Floyd Simon asked about fruit baskets for out of town members. Buzz said we would send all members a fruit basket if we were notified when they are ill.

Don Murray asked why the meeting minutes do not get posted on the website until the day before the monthly meeting. Martin told him it was because he did not have time to write them up any sooner and would work on it.

The meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


POST #43 MEETING MINUTES FOR August 20, 2008 (Approved Sept 17, 2008)

Post Commander Duane Hill called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirty-six (36) members and one guest Col. Bob Marshall present. New member Tom Butler was introduced.

The adjutant read the minutes for the July 16, 2008 meeting. Motion made by George Cameron to approve the minutes as read, seconded by Frank Papish. Motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for July 17 to August 20, 2008. Motion made by Charlie Quenoy to accept the financial report as given, seconded by Michael Hagerty. The motion passed. August Financial Report attached.

Gerald Falletti, Leon Jursche, Bud Parkison and Ron Wattelet were reported to be on Sick Call.

Bob Griglione reported bingo was doing well in spite of the economy and attendance being down.

Membership Chairman Bob Griglione said he had sent in 147 renewals to the Department and ranked us #3 for renewals of the 332 posts in Kansas. Our quota for 2009 is 217 and we are at 68.

Buzz told us about Frank Bozick passing away and thanked Duke Locke for all of his time and effort he put forth in getting Mr. Bozick the thanks and recognition for his service. The many accolades Frank received were a direct result of Duke’s letter writing, e-mails and telephone calls to many officials from the Frontenac mayor’s office to The White House. Duke received a round of applause. Gus Bosetti, Sandy DeVoss and Bob Griglione were thanked by Commander Hill for performing the flag folding ceremony at Mr. Bozick’s graveside funeral service.

Commander Hill introduced Colonel Bob Marshall, USMC retired and a Life Member of Post 45 in Fort Scott. Bob is a candidate for the Kansas Senate District 13 and spoke briefly about VFW, American Legion and veterans issues and activities in SE Kansas. He thanked and applauded us for our service to our country.

Floyd Simon thanked the Post for the fruit basket he received during his recent illness.

Gerald Brunskill of Arma wants to donate to Post 43 his father’s books on World War II.

Rupard reported Jim Aubuchon is very concerned about the PSU Veterans Memorial and supporting Memorial Day activities there. Rupard and Drew are going to meet and start planning something for Memorial Day 2009 to present to the Post. Bill Carson volunteered to assist with this project.

Tom Serra thanked Buzz for keeping us informed about Frank Bosick.

Don Morey talked about the website and ways it might be improved. He asked for pictures that could be included on the site.

Bob Griglione stated that Bill Shock need help moving a lawn mower that was stuck and Drew Polen volunteered to take care of it. Buzz thanked him.

Duke made a motion to donate $300 to the Frontenac school needy school children’s fund. The motion was seconded by Gus Bosetti and passed unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 7:34 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


POST #43 MEETING MINUTES FOR July 16 , 2008 (APPROVED August 20, 2008)

Post Commander Duane Hill called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were forty-four (44) members present.

Buzz asked Drew Polen to introduce the 2 new members he recruited: Sgt. Mark McCoy and Spc. Curt Chance, both are full-time National Guard and Curt is the son of Post member Roger Chance.

The adjutant read the minutes for the June 18, 2008 meeting. Motion made by George Cameron to approve the minutes as read, seconded by Ron Wattelet. Motion passed unanimously.

Bud Parkison, Financial Officer, gave the financial report for June 19 to July 16, 2008. Motion made by Don Murray to accept the financial report as given, seconded by Gus Bosetti. Motion passed unanimously. July Financial Report attached. Bud reported we saved $20 on our safe deposit box when Labette Bank took over Miners’ State Bank, because Labette does not charge 1st year customers a safe deposit box rental fee.

There was not anyone reported on Sick Call.

Bob Griglione reported bingo was doing well in spite of the economy and attendance being down. We did pay out $300 for Blackout last week. Bingo Report attached.

Bob reported that Rinaldo Geldhof has moved to Lenexa and is living with his daughter and son-in-law. Bob joined the VFW there to be with his son-in-law and he is renewing his American Legion membership at Post 43. He expressed his thanks to everyone who “walked through” for Tony Russell tonight and he said it meant a lot to him because it shows to the families that Post 43 cares. Bob told Drew Polen he was sending him a man, Rudy Belew who is currently in the USAF and going to attend PSU for a year and be in the Guard Unit here.

Bob Griglione reported that he had submitted 2 turn-ins totaling 55 renewals and he had 11 more to be turn in.

Buzz asked Drew Polen to introduce 2 new members who came in late: Sgt. Chris Dougherty and Cadet Adam Neely. Sgt. Dougherty was in Iraq with Lee Taffinelli and is full-time NG. Cadet Neely deployed to Iraq with Drew and is currently serving as his XO. Buzz said it is really great to see the young people joining our Post, because they are the future.

The Post is invited to the 135th Annual Reunion of The Old Soldiers and Sailors Post in Erie on July 18th and 19th. There is a Veterans Memorial dedication at 5:00 p.m. with the State Commander on Friday, the bean feed begins at 6:00 p.m. Friday and the parade is at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. This is a great event where they cook 1400 pounds of beans in cast iron kettles over an open fire, it is a really big deal for the city and American Legion.

John Moriconi’s family sent a thank you for the touching service honoring John. Roger Chance sent a thank you to all Post 43 members for the fruit basket we sent him. Joe Pucci donated to the Post, a 1946 John F. Derby Post 43 commemorative beer stein that belonged to his father. Buzz will build a Plexiglas box and Duke will get a shelf to display the stein.

Commander Hill reported that twenty-five members of Post 43 “walked through” at the wake for Tony Russell at Bedene’s Funeral Home earlier this evening and expressed his thanks to everyone who made it. The funeral is at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow at the Fort Scott National Cemetery.

Buzz asked about providing pizza for the Ladies Auxiliary like has been done in the past. Ron Wattelet made a motion to buy them enough pizza for their meeting, Bud Parkison seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

The Ladies Auxiliary asked Ron about where the Post donation is for the Children’s Miracle Network. The Post has in the past matched the Ladies donation. However, it is a matching donation and not a straight automatic donation, it is approved every year. In the past we have announced at Bingo that we are matching the Ladies Auxiliary profits from the snack bar for a CMN donation. Bob Griglione made a motion to match the Ladies Auxiliary donation to the Children’s Miracle Network, Ron Wattelet seconded and the motion passed.

The meeting adjourned at 7:24 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


POST #43 MEETING MINUTES FOR June 18 , 2008 (APPROVED)

Post Commander Hill called the meeting to order at 6:59 p.m., led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirty-one (31) members present.

The adjutant read the minutes of the May 21, 2008 meeting. Motion made by Gus Bosetti to approve as read, seconded by Don Murray. The motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for the period May 22 to June 18. Motion made by Mike Hagerty and seconded by Bob Griglione to accept the financial report as given. Motion passed unanimously.

Bob Griglione reported we had a record low for bingo attendance of 30 people and believes the economy is hurting our bingo.

Roger Chance had surgery and Frank Vena were reported on Sick Call.

Bob Griglione reported the current Post membership is 207, our quota is 210 and that places us at 99 % of quota.

Thank you cards were received from PSU “Friends of the Veterans Memorial” for the Post’s donation and Chad Gobel, Brett Marshall and Brandon Long for their scholarships.

Commander Hill asked if we had seen the letter to the editor “Praise for Patrick” in The Morning Sun on June 15, 2008 written by Duke Locke. In it, he praised and thanked Nikki Patrick for her 22 plus years of coverage which he summed up in one word as “commitment” to the United States military, veterans and veterans service organizations, John F. Derby Post 43, and Post 43 members Frank Bozick, Gus Bosetti, Tom Serra, Bob Griglione, Douglas Locke and Duke Locke. This commitment resulted in Mrs. Patrick being awarded, for the second year in a row, the American Legion Department of Kansas Fourth Estate Award. Gus Bosetti accepted the award at the state convention and brought it back to Pittsburg for Nikki.

Commander Hill presented to Don Murray his framed Department of Kansas Service Officer of the Year Award for 2008.

Commander Hill thanked everybody for helping with the Memorial Day activities and reported that 11 members rode in the Homecoming Parade behind Bob Dittman’s Jeep. Ron Wattelet expressed his regrets for being unable to make the Memorial Day events and expressed his sincere thanks to Frank Grilz, Al Drenik, Bob Griglione, and Mike Hagerty for all the preparatory work they did for the Avenue of Flags leading up to Memorial Day. He also stated Commander Hill did a great job handling the events and the changes required due to inclement weather and he thought we received great television coverage. Buzz said he received a real nice e-mail from Judge Serra about Memorial Day and a cash donation. This is the first year that anyone can remember the Avenue of Flags was rained out.

Floyd Simon asked about whom we walk-through for at their wake. Buzz said we walk-through for members and immediate family members of members and that not attending Mrs. Neary’s wake was a mistake and apologized. Commander Hill asked that anyone who could go to the funeral tomorrow, to please wear your hat and be at the Catholic cemetery by 10:00 a.m.

The Proud to be a Veteran tee shirts are on back order due to an overwhelming response to the offer. They are supposed to ship sometime after June 13. The cost is $7.92 each.

The meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


POST #43 MEETING MINUTES FOR May 21 , 2008 (APPROVED)

Post Commander Duane Hill called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m., led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were twenty-four (24) members present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the April 16, 2008 meeting. Motion made by Don Murray to approve as read, seconded by Bob Griglione. The motion passed unanimously.

Finance Officer Bud Parkison gave the financial report for the period April 17 to May 21. Motion made by Gus Bosetti and seconded by Bill Hall to accept the financial report as given. Motion passed unanimously.

Bob Griglione reported that Bingo attendance is way down which he believes is due to the economy. The last three weeks there were 52, 43 and 49 in attendance.

Ron Wattelet was reported to have been in the hospital for 5 or 6 days with low blood pressure and low blood count, with the doctor planning to do a bone marrow biopsy.

Floyd Simon thanked the Post for the fruit basket sent to him by the Post upon his return home from his recent hospital stay.

Bob Griglione reported the current Post membership is 207, our quota is 210 and that places us at 99 % of quota.

A thank you card was received from Anna Krusic for all the Post has done and for putting up the flag she and the family purchased in memory of Norman. Frontenac United Methodist Church sent a thank you card for the Post donation to the building fund.

Commander Hill called everyone’s attention to a new picture of the Viet Nam Wall hanging on the north wall. Jack Evans donated this picture to the Post, Buzz thanked him for this generous donation and the members responded with a round of applause.

Buzz apologized for the short notice and reported that 7 members attended a presentation at 6:00 p.m. this evening at Sunset Manor, at which Representative Bob Grant recognized Frank Bozick as “Kansas’ oldest living veteran”. Bob presented Frank with a framed copy of the Kansas House of Representatives Resolution proclaiming him Kansas’ Oldest Living Veteran.

Martin read the State Adjutants letter and reported he has filed the following reports: on April 1, Annual Post Data Report; on April 12, 2008-2009 Post Officers; on April 29, Kansas Secretary of State Not for Profit Annual Report, and on May 19, Consolidated Post Report.

Gus Bosetti reported he enjoyed the 90th Annual State Convention in Great Bend on May 16, 17 and 18 and informed us that National has suspended “direct mail service” in 2009 to reduce expenses. National Headquarters will not mail out any 2009 renewal membership cards this year, renewal cards will be hand delivered to each post. Convention seating is by membership, so with the Third District last in membership, Gus said they almost sat in the parking lot, but it was a good convention.

Commander Hill talked about Memorial Day activities. Floyd said he is unable to get the Gator this year because of his health. Gus said, Joe Gebhardt had previously offered to loan a Gator to us. Some discussion about who had trucks, trailers, and Bob Dittmann’s Jeep. Buzz handed out the schedule for all the Memorial Day activities and discussed each item. He asked to implement the calling tree to request Post members’ assistance putting up and taking down the flagpoles and flags. There was some discussion about what to do in case of rain or inclement weather. Bob Griglione reported we have 116 flags in the Catholic cemetery after adding Don Ford, Owen “Cobb” O’Hara and Norman Krusic and 28 flags in the City cemetery after adding Danny Bottero and Joe Stephan Milano.

Duke Locke reported he had escorted John F. Derby’s 87-year-old nephew Jack Hollingsworth around town on his recent visit to Frontenac and took him to meet Frank Bozick. When they first met, but before being introduced, Frank said, “You look just like a Derby.”

Charlie Quenoy recommended we all go see the Veterans’ Memorial in the Frontenac city cemetery. After much discussion about chairs and seating for the cemetery shelter house, Charlie made a motion to purchase 8 chairs for the Frontenac city cemetery with American Legion emblems indicating they were provided by the Post. The motion was seconded by Sib Mindicki and passed 12 votes for and 10 votes against.

Don Murray made a motion to send Ron Wattelet a fruit basket, seconded by Gus Bosetti, the motion passed unanimously.

Martin reported on “Proud to be a Veteran” t-shirts for sale at $6.95 each plus shipping and said he would take and place the orders and collect for them at the next meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


POST #43 MEETING MINUTES FOR APRIL 16 , 2008 (APPROVED)

Post Commander Hill called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm, led by the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble of the Constitution of the American Legion. There were 33 members and one guest present.

Adjutant read the minutes for the March 19th meeting. Motion made by Charlie Quenoy and seconded by Mike Hagerty to accept the minutes as read. Motion Passed unanimously.

Financial report was read by Financial Officer, Bud Parkinson for the period March 20th thru April 16th. Motion made by Gus Bosetti and seconded by Walt Mrlier to accept the financial report as read. Motion passed unanimously.

Bingo report: Bob Griglione reported that bingo continues to do very well.. March was a very good month and , thus far it is continuing to do well. Even though we were hit for a $300.00 blackout in March we still had a very good month.

Sick Call: Ron W. reported that Mike Noscroy apparently is doing much better now and unofficial information is that he is going to Colorado to visit his family. It was also noted that John Moriconi is not doing well and his brother “Chuck” is assisting him. Ron W made a motion to give him a “fruit basket” as in the past he was very active in support of our Post. The motion was seconded by Gus Bossetti and passed unanimously.

Membership: Bob Griglione reported that the Post Membership was now at 207. Based on membership cards provided, our membership goal is 210.

Thank You: Frank Grilz stated that he would like to express his appreciation to the Post and all post members who participated in the “Walk Thru” at the funeral home upon his Mother-in-Law’s passing this past week.

The ROTC Cadets who participated in the “Annual Memorial Bataan Death March” activities in Arizona that we supported presented the Post with a framed picture of the members. They advised that the had finished 9th in the competition which included some 4600 participants and 150 teams. They thanked us for our financial assistance. The two members presenting the picture were Tyson Patrick and Jason Riesig.

Commander Hill advised that the Sunset Manor requested our assistance in raising the flag on May 12th at 1000am during their activities on that day, the beginning of “National Nursing Home Week.”. Cdr Hill requested those members who could attend to please do so.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE: Duke Locke, the Chairman of the Committee reported that 8 individuals recommended by the FHS for scholarships had been interviewed by the committee. All member of the committee were extremely impressed with all candidates. The committee recommended that each of these individuals be given a $250.00 scholarship bringing the total cost for the Post to $2,000.00. The individuals to receive the scholarships are: Zach Krumsick, Chad Gobl, Brandon Long, Kadin Mendicki, Boone Pyle, Kris Mitchell, Bret Marshall and Ethan Edwards. A Motion was made to approve this expenditure, motion made by Gus Bosetti and seconded by Bob Griglione. Motion passed unanimously.

MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES: Commander stated that these activities would include the Avenue of Flags and the flags on individual graves, approximately 150 flags in the avenue and 350 flags on individual graves. The ceremony will be on Monday May 26th at both cemeteries. On Sunday, May 25th the large Poles will be placed and the individual grave flags also placed. The Post Members and Auxilary will meet on Ford Street at 0930, May 26th. Further specific times and actions to be accomplished will be provided by the commander at a later date in the form of an agenda.

Commander solicited additional comments. None were forthcoming . Meeting adjourned @ 7:43pm

Respectfully submitted by Martin F. Dupslaff, Post adjutant.


POST # 43 MEETING MINUTES FOR MARCH 19, 2008.

Post Commander Hill called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm, let by the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble of the Constitution of the American Legion. There were 36 members and 8 guests present. (Guest included the 7 Cadets and Nickki Patrick from the Pittsburg Morning Sun.

The ROTC Cadet Team representing PSU in the “ Annual Memorial Bataan Death March” in honor of those veterans forced to participate in the unholy event during WWII were present for the meeting. Those cadets were: Jason Riesig, Miles Riesig, Tim Brinkman, Tyson Patrick, Dustin Drilling, Jason Werner and Kevin Reggin. This is a competitive event held near White Sands, N.M. and participants come from ROTC programs all over the US. Some teams from Europe also participate. Last year there were 4000+ participants. The elevations on the course has a range of from 0 ft to 1600 ft. The team members gave a presentation covering their preparation and it has been a arduous 6 day a week voluntary training program carrying 35 lb packs and a 20 pound “bar of pain”. The actual event takes place later this month and the 7 members of this team are all volunteers. The cadets have been soliciting donations to help with expenses for the trip to White Sands N.M. and return. After the cadet presentation, a motion was made by Ron Wattelet, seconded by Don Murray and passed unanimously to donate another $200.00 to help the team with their expenses. This brings Post # 43’s total donation to the team to $300.00

The Adjutant read the minutes for the February 21st meeting. Motion made by George Cameron and seconded by Mike Haggerty to accept the minutes as read. Motion pass unanimously.

Financial Report was read by Finance Officer, Bud Parkison for the period February 21st, 2008 to March 19th . Motion made by Bob Griglione and seconded by Don Murray to accept the financial report as read. Motion Passed unanimously.

There was a discussion about Cobb O’Hara’s memorial services and it was clarified that the “Post Walk Through” would be at 0545 pm Thursday March 4th before the rosary at 6:00pm. The memorial mass at Sacred Heart Church will be at 10 am on Friday March 28th.

Bob Griglione gave the bingo report for February. He advised that so far in March attendance has been good, last week having 63 players. We are expecting another good month IF we are not hit for Blackout.

Duke reported on the Scholarship committee appointed by CDR Hill. They are Duke Locke, chair, Don Murray, Don Morey and Bud Parkison members. Vice Cdr has made himself available as may be required to answer any questions that may surface. One does NOT have to be a Boys State attendee to qualify for a scholarship. FHS provided 8 names to the Post for consideration. It was noted that Duke rearranged the many honors received by the Post regarding Frank Bozick, our “Senior Veteran” at age 106, who has been recognized as the oldest living WWII veteran in the State of Kansas.

CDR advised members of the following: l. Post 182, Arma will install there new officers for the year 2009 at their home on March 20th. 2. Thank you from Carmen Flottner for the use of medical equipment. 3. Thank you from Ray Beqinque for the fruit Basket.

Motion made by George Cameron to sponsor a “hole” at the United Methodist Church annual fund raiser at Girard Golf Course for the “Kids First Day Care. Cost of a “hole sponsor” is $50.00. VCDR Wattelet seconded the motion noting that we have been supporting this effort for the past several years. The motion passed unanimously.

CDR Hill advised that it was that time of year to accept nominations for new officers for the Post. Following a moment of silence, or several moments of silence, Duke Locke made a motion that the current members continue to serve in their same capacity for the upcoming year 2009. The members all indicated approval if that was the desire of the post membership. Mike Haggerty seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Officers for 2009 will be same as 2008.

CDR Hill had received a letter from Dale Allen of Chanute Post # 170 stating he was seeking the 3rd District CDR position for 2009 and requested our support. CDR Hill had also received a letter from Bert L. Kelley Post # 26, Girard stating he was seeking the position of Vice Cdr for District #3 and also requested our support.

CDR Hill advised that the State Golf tournament will be held July 12, 13. Adjutant has the details, anyone interested contact him.

VCDR Wattelet pointed out that Memorial Day is just around the corner and that we have 350+ flags to install on the individual graves and 144+ flags and poles to put up for Memorial Day. We will need all the help we can get to accomplish this task.

CDR Hill solicited any additional comments regarding Post matters. None came forward. The meeting was adjourned at 7:42 pm. Go forth and enjoy the free food and drinks and the camaraderie.

Respectfully submitted by Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant



John F. DerbyAmerican Legion Post 43, P. O. Box 915

Frontenac, Kansas 66763-0915

Meeting Minutes for February 20, 2008

Post Commander Duane “Buzz” Hill called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirty-two (32) members and six (6) guests present. New member Rex Terry and guest Dallas Ripper were introduced.

Our other guests were introduced. Shannon and Zack Wiseman and their mother Judy, Keaton Brown and Vincent Thompson representing Skate Park of Frontenac were in attendance to describe their plans to continue development and expand the skateboard park in Frontenac. Keaton reported the group has raised $6,000 by selling raffle tickets for tires and a Segway and selling energy drinks at Homecoming. Two ramps have been completed and are located near the basketball court and swimming pool, the concrete provided by a grant obtained by Dan Brunetti. Frontenac Recreation will match funds with Skate Park of Frontenac and plans are to raise another $6,000. The skate park is located on city property; therefore the City of Frontenac is responsible for any legal or liability issues that may arise over its use and operation. After numerous questions and some discussion, Ron Wattelet made a motion to donate $500 to Skate Park of Frontenac. Charlie Quenoy seconded the motion and the motion passed. Keaton made a nice presentation and was commended by several Post members.

The adjutant read the minutes for the January 16, 2008 meeting. Motion made by Gus Bosetti to approve the minutes as read, seconded by George Cameron. Motion passed.

Bud Parkison gave the financial report for January 17 to February 20, 2008. Motion made by Ron Wattelet and seconded by Mike Hagerty to accept the financial report as given. Motion passed. February Financial Report attached.

Bob Griglione gave the Bingo report for January, saying we played only two nights in January due to the broken machine, however attendance was 64 last week and 57 the week before. Our income continues to be good despite low player numbers. Report attached.

Bob Griglione, membership chairman, reported current membership is 203 and our quota is 211, placing us at 97 % of quota.

Sick Call. Cobb O’Hara has pneumonia, Silver Dollar is home from the hospital recovering from pneumonia, Norman Krusic is in KC Veterans Hospital, Winferd Hamm is still at Mayo Clinic and Gerald Falletti is convalescing at home.

A thank you letter was received from Frank Layden Elementary School for the Post’s contribution to Operation Wrap Up. Commander Hill presented to Floyd Simon a certificate recognizing him for his fifty years of membership in The American Legion. Buzz will deliver fifty-year membership certificates to Forest Dittmann and Pete Gammaitoni.

On February 11, Buzz and Martin traveled to Topeka for the reading of Kansas Senate Resolution No. 1812, introduced by Senator Jim Barone, honoring Frank Bozick as the oldest living World War II veteran in the state of Kansas and thanking him for his service. Jim was trying to get Governor Sebelius to sign a picture for Frank. Buzz and Martin accepted the resolution on Frank’s behalf and will present it to him.

Don Murray reported that ninety-six (96) get-well cards were sent to members last year. Don told us about his efforts to purchase fruit baskets and said Ron’s IGA was the only store that would prepare and deliver them. Don requested that we establish a dollar amount to be spent for each fruit basket. Ron Wattelet moved that we spend no more than $35 per basket, Don Murray seconded. Motion passed.

George Cameron made a motion to change our meeting start time to 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m. There was some brief discussion, Walt Marlier seconded and the motion passed. Buzz will contact the Pittsburg Sun to have notice placed in the community events column, the telephone call committee will call and remind everyone of the time change and it will be posted on the web site.

Drew Polen reported Nick Smith, son of Chuck Smith, is in the Marine Corp on active duty.

A list of “care package” items was passed out and it was requested that you bring something from the list to the next meeting to be packed up and mailed to our hometown troops overseas. Major Neil Smith is the only one known to be serving “in country” at this time. Ron reported that when the Post put together care packages for the 891st, “Big Al’s” donated most of the items. He thought we should start there and said Al’s son-in-law had taken over the business since Al’s passing and was a potential American Legion member. Rupard said he would go talk to Big Al.

Ron Wattelet stated there are two young men who wish to go to Boys State and who meet the eligibility requirements from Frontenac High School. He moved the Post pay $220 each for Fernando Martinez and Kevin Roach to attend and participate in Boys State 2008.

Drew Polen reported that a nine-man team of Pittsburg State University ROTC cadets would travel to White Sands New Mexico to take part in the Bataan Memorial Death March on March 30. They are going to drive down, participate in the march and drive home. The nine cadets are in need of donations to purchase food for the trip as they plan to alternate drivers, eat some MRE’s and just go for the least expensive way possible. They said they would need $1200 to cover their expenses for the trip. Don Murray made a motion to give them $100. Ron Wattelet seconded the motion and the motion passed. The nine cadets will be at the March meeting to talk about their upcoming trip and accept the donation.

Ron Wattelet reported he represented The American Legion and the City of Frontenac at Frank Bozick’s 105th birthday celebration at Chicken Mary’s. At this dinner celebration he presented Frank with a plaque from the city.

The meeting adjourned at 8:13 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


Meeting Minutes for January 16, 2008

Post Commander Duane “Buzz” Hill called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirty-three (33) members present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the November 21, 2007 meeting. Motion made by Gus Bosetti to approve as read, seconded by Don Murray. Motion passed. A December meeting was not held because of all the Christmas holiday activities.

Bud Parkison, Financial Officer, gave financial reports for November 22 to December 19, 2007 and December 20, 2007 and January 16, 2008. Motion made by Mike Hagerty to accept the financial reports as given, seconded by Bob Griglione. Motion passed. December and January Financial Reports attached.

Bob Griglione gave the Bingo report for December, reporting we played only two nights and attendance was light, averaging 33; however, 2007 was a very good year for bingo. Report attached.

Bob Griglione, membership chairman, reported current membership is 203 and our quota is 211, placing us at 97 % of quota.

Sick Call. Norman Krusic is still in rehab in KC. Winferd Hamm is at Mayo Clinic and Gerald Falletti is convalescing at home.

Commander Hill presented Gus Bosetti with a Gold Star and a Century Club Pin, Ron Wattelet with a Gold Star, and Cobb O’Hara with a Gold Star. Frank Papish and Commander Hill each received Silver Stars. These awards are earned for signing up renewal members or by signing up new members. Mr. Bosetti signed up forty-seven (47) renewals and two (2) new members for a total of fifty-one (51) points. The Gold Star, the “most coveted award in Kansas American Legion,” is awarded to individual Legionnaires who score 30 points or more before February 5, 2008 and received at Department Headquarters by February 15, 2008.achievement earned him the Century Club Pin. The Century Club Pin is awarded for obtaining 50 points or more for Posts with 201 to 300 members.

Commander Hill reported receiving a letter from Post 64 inviting us to a joint meeting to discuss sponsoring joint events or activities and sharing ideas. There was brief discussion.

Bob Griglione reported the CD was due for renewal at Edward D. Jones. After brief discussion, Bob moved to renew the CD with Edward D. Jones for one year. Ron Wattelet seconded, motion passed.

Frank Grilz reported that he has refurbished a second motorized wheelchair that was donated to the Post by Bob Dittman. It is ready to run, except for batteries. Frank moved that he be authorized to purchase new batteries when the need arises, rather than now and have them set and deteriorate. Mike Hagerty seconded, motion passed.

Vice Commander Ron Wattelet brought up for discussion the fruit baskets sent by the Post to sick members. Floyd Simon started this program several years ago, but the practice was discontinued for several reasons: i.e. his health, the time involved and nobody stepped forward to take it over. Ron said that this was a very nice gesture and was unaware of another Post having such a program. After some brief discussion, Ron asked if anyone was interested in taking on this program. No one spoke up at this time, but we hope someone will come forward to take on this project.

Thank you’s were received from Class Ltd. and Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center Care Van for our recent donations.

Floyd Simon brought up for discussion the proposed Frontenac skateboard park and stated he read in the Pittsburg Sun there is a group raising funds and working to construct a park in Frontenac with the support of the city. He thought we should support the kids however and whenever we get a chance and wants to make a donation to them. Martin Dupslaff moved to invite the group to make a presentation to the Post at our next meeting and then discuss the donation. Ron Wattelet seconded, the motion passed. Martin will invite the city and group.

Commander Hill discussed holding a “recognition dinner” and requested volunteers for a committee to plan the event. Volunteers for the planning committee are: Buzz Hill, Martin Dupslaff, Charlie Quenoy, Ron Wattelet, Drew Polen, Bud Parkison and Mike Hagerty.

Martin Dupslaff requested the names of Post members on active duty for the purpose of sending care packages. Captain Drew Polen stated he had two soldiers stationed in Arizona providing border security and six men in Iraq working as civilian contractors; however, he did not believe they needed anything and were doing very well. Sergeant Neil Smith is “in country” stationed in Afghanistan and is in need “personal comfort” items. Martin wants to gather up care package items and send to the troops.

Comrades transferred to the Post Everlasting are William A. Humphreys, William Starchich, and Wayne E. Stevenson.

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


Meeting Minutes for November 21, 2007 APPROVED 1/16/2008

Post Commander hill called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m., led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble of the Constitution of the American Legion. There were 24 members and l guest present. Attendance was somewhat low since it was Thanksgiving Eve.

The Adjutant was out of town and in his absence, Vice Cdr. Wattelet read the minutes for October 17 meeting. Motion made by Cobb O’hara, seconded by Don Murray. Motion passed.

Bud Parkison, Financial Officer, gave the financial report for October 18 to November 21, 2007. Motion made by Gus Bosetti to accept the financial report as given, seconded by Charlie Quenoy. Motion passed. November Financial Report Attached.

Vice Cdr Wattelet, reported on Bingo and Membership for Bob Griglione. He advised that November was another good month for Bingo, and that next week Blackout for the $300.00 was for 61 numbers or less and anticipated a very large crowd. On membership he advised that it was going quite well, The Post currently being at 199 which included a couple more new members and a couple transfers. All members who have NOT yet renewed are being sent a packed compiled by Bob G which includes a letter from the Commander encouraging them to renew their membership as soon as possible.

SICK CALL: Norman Krusic is still in Kansas City recuperating. Jack Lemon was in the hospital and is now home. John Moriconi also was in the hospital, but was present for the meeting. Don Murray, our Service Officer discussed briefly that he is NOT being notified when members are ill and requested that he be notified as soon as possible if a member is hospitalized so that he can take appropriate action in mailing them a card from the Post.

The Commander expressed his gratitude to all who participated in the Veterans Day Program at Frontenac School and those that also went to Sunset Manor Nursing Home following the school program. He also expressed his appreciation to Duke Locke and Ron Wattelet for their efforts and perseverance which ultimately let to Frank Bozick being “officially” recognized by the Governor as the oldest Veteran in the State of Kansas. He pointed out that this matter had been picked up by at least 27 other news agencies throughout the US. The Commander also gave special thanks to Duke Locke for his actions in keeping the interior walls of our meeting room current with “up to date” framed items of special interest.

Vice Commander Wattelet took a few moments to discuss the Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas Baskets and Operation Wrap-Up. He pointed out that we donate $900.00 to these 3 efforts but wanted to give special recognition to the School Nurse, Terry Merando and the other members of the school staff and teachers that really do the work to see this effort to completion. Without their efforts, these programs would not be a success. They identify the needy, accompany them on the shopping trip at Walmart, and follow up after the fact. He recommended that the Commander forward a letter expressing our gratitude to these ladies for their efforts.

The Post Web Cite was discussed by the Webmaster, Don Morey. During the discussion, it was noted that recent additions include l. Bulletin Board, 2. Current Post Activities, 3. Guest Book, 4. Guest Comments, 5. “Hits Counter”-- and note the expansion and participation by our “Ladies Auxiliary” on this Web. In addition several new items have been added to the “Patriotic” section that are really worth your time to check out.

The Commander’s “Brother-in-Law, Gerald Green was a guest. He has assisted the Post on Memorial Day with the “Avenue of Flags”. The Post has had difficulty every year with the Avenue’s holes to insert the flag poles into the ground. The Post has tried many alternatives to correct the problem. Gerald Green, our guest, developed a possible solution and for that, we are grateful. He is taking it upon himself to provide us with approximately 150 devices which will assists in eliminating the problem. We have the utmost of confidence that these will work and want to express our sincere appreciation in his offer to provide them to us. Thank you Gerald.

Before Closing, it was emphasized that the Post will NOT have a meeting in December, that the next meeting will be January 16th, same time, same place.

Final Comment before closing, the Vice Commander made a special plea for a couple of Volunteers to come forward and help as a CALLER for bingo, pointing out that without the money from bingo we would NOT be able to continue to function in the manner that we have grown accustomed to functioning.

The meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm

Respectfully submitted by Vice CDR Ron Wattelet, substituting for Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


Meeting Minutes for October 17, 2007

Post Commander Duane “Buzz” Hill called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were twenty-eight (28) members present and one (1) guest, Frontenac Fire Chief John Zafuta.

Frontenac Chief of Police Carl Flora and Fire Chief Zafuta made a presentation on the proposed new police station, fire station improvements and city hall remodel and restoration that will be funded by the proposed bond issue to be voted on in the election next Tuesday.

The adjutant read the minutes for the September 19, 2007 meeting. Motion made by Cobb O’Hara to approve as read, seconded by Bob Griglione. Motion passed.

Bud Parkison, Financial Officer, gave the financial report for September 20 to October 17, 2007. Motion made by Bob Griglione to accept the financial report as given, seconded by Don Murray. Motion passed. October Financial Report attached.

Bob Griglione reported that October has started out to be a good month for Bingo and attendance has been good. September Bingo Report attached.

Bob Griglione, membership chairman, reported current membership is 189 and our quota is 211, placing us at 89.5 % of quota. Two new members reported they joined up as a result of having the Internet website.

Sick Call. Norman Krusic is going to re-hab in KC and staying with his daughter. Ron Wattelet had knee surgery yesterday and is reported to be doing well.

Thank you cards or letters were received from Wal-mart Community Grant Program, Mirza Shrine Transportation Fund, Crisis Resource Center, Sacred Heart Building Fund, St. John’s – Mercy Regional Foundation, The American Legion Department of Kansas, Frontenac United Methodist Church, and Ronald McDonald House.

John F. Derby Post # 43 received a certificate of recognition from national headquarters for our continued contribution to children and youth. Duke volunteered to have it framed. We also received an “Early Bird” plaque for 2008 membership turn in.

Commander Hill announced the annual Veterans Day Remembrance at Frontenac High School will be Thursday, November 8 at 10:00 a.m. All veterans and Auxiliary members are invited to attend and should report to Gus Bosetti in the cafeteria by 9:30 a.m. for registration. Don Morey will sing the National Anthem and Frank Bozick will be recognized as Kansas Oldest Living Veteran during the ceremony. Please wear a white shirt and your AL cap.

Post 43 received an invitation to a Veterans Day reception at the Franklin Civic Center on November 10 and an invitation to the 3rd District Legion Family Homecoming on October 20.

The gas appliance connector on the little furnace has been replaced because it was a safety hazard.

Rupard voiced his concerned about the baluster spacing and his desire to correct the situation. He has a couple of ideas and is pursing them.

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


Meeting Minutes for September 19, 2007

Post Commander Duane “Buzz” Hill called the meeting to order at 7:29 p.m., led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were 40 members present. Duke Locke introduced Post Members Bob Serra, Tom’s son who lives in Kansas City and Jean Morey, Don’s uncle who transferred from Post 64.

Vice Commander Wattelet shared his American GI Bear that plays Proud to be an American by Lee Greenwood.

The adjutant read the minutes for the August 15, 2007 meeting. Motion made by Cobb O’Hara to approve as read, seconded by Michael Haggerty. Motion passed.

Bud Parkison, Financial Officer, gave the financial report for August 16 to September 19, 2007. Motion made by Bob Griglione to accept the financial report as given, seconded by Gus Bosetti. Motion passed. September Financial Report attached.

Bob Griglione reported that August was a good month for Bingo and attendance was 65 one night and 63 another. August Bingo Report attached.

Bob Griglione, membership chairman, reported current membership is 185 and our quota is 211, placing us at 88 % of quota.

Mike Noscroy and Norman Krusic remain on Sick Call.

Thank you cards were received from Edie Hobson for use of a wheelchair, Frontenac Education Foundation for the $250 donation, Brandon Long for sponsoring him at Boys State, Mark Alai for the donation to purchase school supplies for needy children, and Betty Page for use of a wheelchair.

Commander Hill announced the American Legion Veterans Affairs Tour is stopping at Post 43 for an informational meeting and coffee from 3:40 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. on October 1, 2007. We need to invite all veterans and family members, Legionnaires and VFW members to attend.

Commander Hill was very excited about the wonderful website Don Morey has created for the Post and thanked him for his efforts. After the meeting adjourned, the website was projected on a screen and demonstrated for the members. There are four other posts in Kansas with websites at this time.

Ron Wattelet announced the Post would be invited to Frontenac High School for a Veterans Day program.

Rupard informed us that the handrail does not meet OSHA specs and asked Bob Dittman if our insurance would cover us should something happen. Bob said, “If we are legally liable then we are covered.”

Duke Locke said there were thirty-six members who walked through for Lonzo Wood plus the Auxiliary.

Bob Griglione made and motion to purchase twelve 4’ X 6’ flags and after some discussion asked to withdraw the motion. Ron Wattelet then moved to purchase 12 flags: 6, 3’ X 5’, 3 nylon and 3 poly and 6, 3’ X 6’, 3 nylon and 3 poly. Bob seconded and the motion passed.

There was some discussion about displaying the Post colors in the hall.

The meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m.

Martin F. Dupslaff,

Post Adjutant


Meeting Minutes for August 15, 2007

Post Commander Duane “Buzz” Hill called the meeting to order at 7:29 p.m., led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were 35 members present. New member, Neil Smith, Major USA active duty was introduced, presently assigned to the ROTC at PSU, he will deploy to Afghanistan in the near future.

The adjutant read the minutes for the July 18, 2007 meeting. Motion made by Cobb O’Hara to approve as read, seconded by Michael Haggerty. Motion passed.

Bud Parkison, Financial Officer, gave the financial report for July 19 to August 15, 2007. Motion made by Ron Wattelet to accept the financial report as given, seconded by Frank Papish. Motion passed. August Financial Report attached.

Bob Griglione reported that on the night of July 26th there were 75 bingo players in attendance. July Bingo Report attached.

Bob Griglione, membership chairman, reported three new members: Roger Bezinque, Elbert Morey and Neil Smith. Current membership is 183 and our quota is 211, placing us at 86.7% of quota.

Mike Noscroy, Norman Krusic and Rosemary Bosetti were reported on Sick Call. Don Murray will send each one a get-well card.

The Commander talked about the post website. Floyd Simon reported the City is not supporting the construction of a skateboard park for liability reasons and asked to drop the item from any further discussion. Floyd Simon brought up for discussion an issue with life insurance premiums increasing that were supposed to be guaranteed. The insurance policy was taken out in the 1940’s and it appears no one else is aware of this matter.

Bob Griglione made a motion to have Alan Drenick replace the post water heater. Cobb O’Hara seconded, motion passed.

There was considerable discussion about the post website. Don Morey reported that for $60 per year we could purchase the domain name “Frontenac American Legion.org”. Ron Wattelet made a motion to buy this domain name for sixty dollars per year. Bob Griglione seconded and the motion passed.

Bob Griglione said he had written a letter telling about The Avenue of Flags and the new post officers, which he included with each membership renewal form mailed out to members who have not yet renewed for 2008.

Ron Wattelet reported on Festa Italiano and said Paul Hutsey had asked if the Legion would rather participate by cooking instead of operating bingo since bingo did not make much money. After a brief discussion and no one volunteering for any cooking, Bob Griglione made a motion we donate $250 to Festa in lieu of cooking and sponsoring bingo. Mike Hagerty seconded and the motion passed.

Commander Hill presented a list of activities and organizations to which Post 43 made cash donations in the past and the amounts donated. The listed totaled $2,950.00. During discussion, Ron Wattelet noted that several of these benefactors had not cashed the previous donation and suggested we not donate to them again this year. Frontenac H. S. Booster Club (sports) and Frontenac H. S. Band Booster Club were removed from the list. Ron Wattelet made a motion to donate $2,975.00 with the designated amount going to each group on the revised list. Cobb O’Hara seconded and the motion passed. See Frontenac American Legion Post #43 Contributions for 2007 list attached.

Duke Locke informed us he will submit Frank Bosick for the honor of “Oldest Veteran” to the Sunflower Legionnaire.

The meeting adjourned at 8:06 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


Meeting Minutes for July 18, 2007

Post Commander Duane “Buzz” Hill called the meeting to order at 7:28 p.m., led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were forty-three (43) members present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the June 20, 2007 meeting. Motion made by Gus Bosetti to approve as read, seconded by Michael Haggerty. Motion passed.

Bud Parkison, Financial Officer, gave the financial report for June 21 to July 18, 2007. Motion made by Gus Bosetti to accept the financial reports as given, seconded by Ron Wattelet. Motion passed. June Financial Report attached.

Commander Hill requested new members and returning members: Frank Villamaria, Bill Carson, Don Warwick and Chuck Clinton to stand and introduce themselves.

Bob Griglione reported bingo was doing well in spite of the economy, with an average attendance of 67 per week. June Bingo Report attached.

Martin Dupslaff reported current membership is 210, our quota is 226, placing us at 92 % of quota.

Norman Krusic, John Moriconi and Don La Forte were reported on Sick Call. Don Murray will send each one a get-well card.

The Commander talked about creating a “post website”. Cobb requested the post pay Don La Forte’s membership. Floyd Simon suggested we make a donation to the Frontenac Skateboard Park group, which turned into a request to have them make a presentation to the Post before we discuss a donation.

Dave Hribar completed the repairs to the ladies restroom floor and it looks very nice.

Ron Wattelet made a motion to give three hundred ($300) dollars to Frontenac Elementary School so they may purchase school supplies for needy children in the community. Gus Bosetti seconded, motion passed.

The meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant


Meeting Minutes for June 20, 2007

Post Commander Duane “Buzz” Hill called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. led the Flag Salute, Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. There were thirty-two (32) members present.

The adjutant read the minutes for the May 16, 2007 meeting. Motion made by Cobb O’Hara to approve as read, seconded by Michael Haggerty. Motion passed.

Bud Parkison, Financial Officer, gave the financial report for May 16, 2007 and June 20, 2007. Motion made by Don Murray to accept the financial reports as given, seconded by Gus Bosetti. Motion passed. Copies of financial reports attached.

Due to the absence of Bob Griglione there was not a Bingo report for June.

Martin Dupslaff reported current membership is 210, our quota is 226, placing us at 92% of quota.

No one was reported to be on sick call. Don Murray reported sending 12 sympathy cards and 2 condolences through June 20, 2007.

The Commander expressed his appreciation and thanks to everyone who worked and participated in the Memorial Day activities. Thank you cards were received from James Cameron and Chad Goebel for sending them to Boys State. A “thank you” letter was mailed to Dan Brunetti expressing our thanks to the city for boring the holes for the new flags in the cemeteries. We received invitations to the 134th Old Soldiers and Sailors Reunion Parade in Erie on July 14th and to the “Salute to Veterans” at the Franklin Centennial on June 23, 2007. A memorial was given to the Post for Steve Milano. Gus Bosetti received a “thank you” from the National Commander after Gus sent him pictures of Chicopee Kansas to compare to his hometown of Chicopee, Massachusetts. A “thank you “ letter was sent to Francie Buche for the use of his John Deere Gator in the Memorial Day parade.

Cobb O’Hara moved that we contact Dave Hribar about repairing the rotted out floor in the ladies restroom. Charlie Quenoy seconded, motion passed.

Charlie Quenoy moved that we have Dave Hribar proceed with repairing the floor if he wants the job. Cobb O’Hara seconded, motion passed. Gus Bosetti will contact Dave.

Gus Bosetti made a motion to match the Auxiliary’s gift of $200 to the Children’s Miracle Network. Seconded by Frank Papish, motion passed.

The meeting adjourned at 8:01 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Martin F. Dupslaff, Post Adjutant