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75st Anniversary - 2016


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Gerald A. Shonk
Chapter #70, Inc.

(Est. 1958)
our 57th year of service
for those who served

1039 North Paul Drive
Inverness, Florida 34450

This Chapter and the Auxiliary
welcome and appreciate donations.
a 501(c)(4)

The Chapter office is open on Tuesday mornings
9:00 AM to 11:30 PM for claim filing and processing.
Call 352 344-3464
or drop by - have some coffee and chat awhile

Joe Stephens

From The Commander

Pending upload
Sr. Vice Commander
Chuck Spikes

Jr. Vice Commander
Archie Gooding

Joe McClister


Dewey Drandy
Sgt. At Arms
Dewey Drandy

John Seaman

Ray Micheal
Officer of the Day
Ray Micheal


Joe McClister


Joe Stephens
Joe Stephens

Ken Bender


Dewey Drandy
Dewey Drandy

Ronald O'Keefe

The order in which these names are place as nothing to do with ranking,
all have the same training, the first two have just been at it longer

Will be in the Hall on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Evening from 5 PM to 7 PM
Call 352-344-3464 (machine) leave your name and number, we will get back to you
about your appointment - other times maybe arranged.

"Freedom isn´t Free"
The Price Is Still Being Paid

Meeting of 14 June 2016
Audio (41:05)

(14:00:00 )The opening ceremonies were held, there were 17 members present and two guest.

(00:01:40) The Commander asked the acting Chaplin (Richard Floyd) to call the roll of Officers, in the absent of the Chaplin, since we do not as yet have an Adjutant.
Sr Vice Chuck Spike is on sick call.
Chaplin John Seaman is on vacation.
Service Officer Rod O'Keefe is on vacation.
All other were present and/or accounted for.

(00:03:08) The Commander read the minutes of the last meeting of May 10, 2016,
a motion was made by Archie Gooding,
seconded by Al Hayes, to accept them.
The minutes were approved by all.

(00:10:30) The Commander asked for the treasurer report
The treasurer report was given by the treasurer.
A motion to approve the report was made Archie Gooding and seconded by Dewey Drandy, voted on and approved.
Commander made note of the 'van' - inso much that we were given donation to that fund.
He mention that he is working on attempting to set up a 'run' that will serve the western end of the county, Homosassa, Homosassa Springs, Crystal River, into Levy County to the cross roads at Otta Creek (route-24), then north to Gainesville,since there is no service on that end of the county.
Riders from that area must go to the clinic, being there by 06:00 hours to ride the van, so they have to get up and out by 05:00 hours since it may take them some time to come to the clinic.
The van will be stationed in Homosassa, and those wishing to ride that van will call the clinic for a ride, just as other do, but not have to come to the those pickup points now being serve.
The clinic as already stated they will handle the calls and rides.
The Commander noted he is attempting to enlist the assistance of five drivers, that he as the DAV TN training officer will train, from that area to drive just that van.
Mr Clark, head of Transportion in Gainesville and appoved the plan and once driver are 'in the pool' will let us have a 'loaner' van till funds are raise for that area.
Commander spoke about the DAV TN program again at some lenght.
Do to the nature of these reports - Chapter members may ask the Treasurer to see them at the meeting hall.
Under Section 4.6 of the Chapter By-laws "...The Treasurer shall make a report on finances at each meeting and records shall be open to any member in good standing when they request that record(s) in writing through the Executive Committee."

(00:21:08) The Commander asked Richard Floyd, to make the illness report.
No member have passed that we know of.
Sr Vice Chuck Spike it out, he was taken ill three days after our last meeting and was in the hospital, he is now in Cypress Cove (Crystal River).

(00:24:35) One new members, a transfer from 158, Crystal River, to 70, for the obligations.
Sgt at Arms bought John McGee before the group.
Commander gave the obligation.
(14:28:56) Chaplain presented the twenty year pin award.

(00:29:55) Communications:
No communications todate.
However, Service Officer Ken Bender gave a letter to the Commander about free dental work at Aspen Dental on June 25.

(00:31:50) Committee Reports:
(00:31:55) Commemorative Pin Committee:
No Report

(00:32:00) Election Committee:
No Report

(00:32:05) Grievance Committee:
Again, we do not have one as no one has any grievances.

(00:32:10) Unfinished (Old) Business:
Done that.

(00:32:15) New Business:
Done that.

(00:32:17) A Moment of Silence was held for our departed comrades.

(00:33:30) Good of the Order:
Richard Floyd mention Flag Day events at Inverness City Hall at 19:00 hours - he signed the Chapter up to be there.
Ray Michael mention the events at the Bushnell National Cemetery on September 14 for the 'Unattended'.
The 50/50 drawing was held the winner (?) turned the $20.00 over to the Sunshine Fund.
The Treasurer let the Commander know that we have a member who is need a vehicle,
Commander was looking for a motion to be make, (00:37:14) Richard Floyd suggested that we look to the Sheriff's Department to see if they would not give us a vehicle from their confiscated one for that.
That motion was Dewey Drandy, seconded by Al Hayes and carried.
Commander will check on that.
Another drawing was held, for a 'door prize' - Joe McClister won - Book, War Stories by Oliver North.

(00:39:12) A motion to adjourned made be Bob Kline - seconded by John McGee - voted on and approved.

Being no other business the Commander led the proper closing ceremony and declared the meeting of the Disabled American Veterans, DAV, Gerald A. Shonk, Chapter 70, Inc., Adjourned.

Our next meeting will be held on September 13, 2016 at 2 pm.

Joe Stephens, Webmaster on behalf of the Adjutant

(time on audio)

Photos for this meeting

"Freedom Isn´t Free"
the price is still being paid