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AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF MINNESOTA
EIGHTH DISTRICT CONVENTION
June 6, 2020
(via Zoom Meeting: online or call in)
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by District Commander Anne Koskinen.
It was followed by the opening ceremony prescribed by Ritual.
WELCOME FROM: Commander Anne Koskinen
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS: Bob Locker, 8th-10th Dept. Vice Commander
ROLL CALL OF POSTS:
5 posts present (We need 10 for a quorum). Motion by Oliver, seconded by Pocrnich to wave the quorum requirements. Passed.
MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING:
Motion by Havlick, seconded by Braun to dispense with the reading. Passed.
Silver Bay: no COVID-19; have been getting masks; received T-shirts (Vickie Bibeau's project);
new television projection device being installed from Dept. Aux. Pres. Mary Hendrickson
Veterans on the Lake: 2 new golf carts from Dept. Aux. Pres. Mary Hendrickson; are open and accepting reservations
AMERICAN EDUCATION: Jennifer Havlick; no report
AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: Tom Coomb; no report
AMERICANISM: Larry Pocrnich; Americanism meeting June 26th at Waite Park
BLOOD PROGRAM: D. Marvin Hill; There's a poor response to donating blood.
BOY SCOUTS: Larry Pocrnich; CANCELLED
BOYS STATE: Larry Pocrnich CANCELLED
CHILDREN & YOUTH: Carl Hendrickson; 12 posts returned their annual report
CONSERVATION /ENERGY: Carl Hendrickson; no report
EMPLOYMENT: D. Marvin Hill; employment down on the Iron Range
LAW AND ORDER: Larry Pocrnich; no report
LEGIONVILLE AND SCHOOL PATROL: Carl Hendrickson; There's a new camp manager; All events canceled until September 1.
LEGISLATIVE: Wilson Spence III; no report
NATIONAL SECURITY/FOREIGN RELATIONS: Donovan Goblirsch; no report
ORATORICAL: Jennifer Havlick stated we had a candidate from the district from Deer River. Larry Pocrnich will get her name so Ken Oliver can send her a check for participating.
PUBLIC RELATIONS: Jennifer Havlick; no report
REHABILITATION: Wilson Spence III; no report
RESOLUTIONS: Marv Ott reported the resolution presented by Ely Post 248 which addressed the way the state authorized permits for motorized vehicles for handicapped veterans on Moose Lake near Ely, MN
SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION: Paul Malzac; no report
POST DEVELOPMENT: D. Marvin Hill; no report
Finance Officer: Ken Oliver gave his report. Motion by Havlick, seconded by Koskinen to accept the Finance report as given. Passed.
Judge Advocate: Wilson Spence III; no report
Historian: Jennifer Havlick; no report
Sgt.-At-Arms: Jennifer Havlick; no report
Chaplain: Bruce Braun; no report
Membership Director: Jennifer Havlick stated membership is down.
Border Area: Larry Pocrnich; have been calling Post Adjutants mainly on membership.
Mesabi-Itasca Area: Marv Ott; no report
Mesabi-Vermilion Area: D. Marvin Hill; no report
Lumberjack Area: Carl Hendrickson; little contact because posts are closed
Adjutant: Carl Hendrickson thanked everyone for attending.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none
NEW BUSINESS: Motion by Havlick; seconded by Pocrnich to send Don Claveau, Bruce Braun and Anne Koskinen to Legion College October 16, 17, 18 ($150.00 each). passed
GOOD OF THE LEGION:
Commander Koskinen set June 27th at 10:00 a.m. at West Duluth 71 to review the bylaws.
Chaplain Braun offered a closing prayer; colors were retired. Motion by Havlick, seconded by Pocrnich to adjourn the meeting. passed.