May, 2017                                                                                               Next meeting June 7, 2017
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Hello Comrades,

    We had a good turnout for our meeting. 14 members were present, 7 of them past
commanders. Our meal was supplied by Terry Rollins.

      Tonight we swore in our newly elected officers. Our officers for the coming year are as
follows:

Commander: Tom Sancrant                                                Adjutant:  Chris Stark
Sr. Vice Commander: Terry Rollins                                     Surgeon: Dick Brazeau
Jr. Vice Commander: Joe Joly                                             1 year Trustee: Ed Weaver
Quartermaster: Tom Merce                                                2 year Trustee: Floyd Martin
Judge Advocate: Mike Santure                                           3 year Trustee: Don Ellison

Congratulations to all the incoming officers. I hope that everyone will continue to support
these officers like they have supported me the past 2 years so that we can continue to be a
strong and successful post.

    The hiring of a lawn service was discussed. We will be using Cutting Edge from LaSalle
starting May 11, 2017.
 
    We also made updates and changes to our Post bylaws to make our yearly dues current
and to change the wording of men’s and women’s auxiliary to just auxiliary.

    It is no longer necessary for the Commander to cosign the checks since it is done online
by the Quartermaster.

     We were honored to be asked to be honor Guard for the Special Olympics again this
year. It will be on May 12th. Hopefully we will have a good turnout from our Post.

     Buddy Poppies days will be May 11, 12, 13. Hopefully many of you will be able to
volunteer.

     We will be placing flags on Veteran grave sites on Saturday, May 27th. We will meet at
the Post at 9:00.

    This Memorial Day we will be honoring the grave site of Ed Sulier. He was a Past
Commander. The ceremony will be Monday May 29th at 11:30 at St. Joseph Cemetery in
Erie. We will meet at the post at 11:00. There will be a lunch afterwards.

Our post has been recognized and congratulated by our National, State, and District
Commanders for achieving 100% membership. That is quite an honor. Good job Comrades!

Upcoming Events:

  May 20th : District Picnic; Kensington Park. Bring a dish to pass and a lawn chair.
  May 22nd :Department Testimonial; Sterling Heights
 June 1-4: Department Convention, Flint
                                                                                                          Respectfully submitted,
                                                                                                               Terry Rollins
                                                                                                                Commander
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