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June 2016 Meeting Minutes

posted Jul 10, 2016, 8:12 PM by Atcm Designer

The Alaska Territorial Cavalry (Motorized) held the monthly meeting in June on Wednesday the 15th. We met at the Denny’s Restaurant on Denali Street in Anchorage. In attendance were Mark & Sue Strumsky, Don and Linda Oliver, Joe Leong, Larry S. Wilkinson, Fred Scharper, Dennis and Diane Allen, Dick Stevenson, Todd A. McCabe, Richard Napoleon, Paul Williams, Roy W. Pace, and Steven Strube. I thought we had 16 people at the meeting, so someone may not have signed in.

     Larry Wilkinson, our club vice president, called the meeting to order at 7pm. He said our president, John Goodman, was not able to attend. Larry said we had a quorum. There were no new guests at the meeting. We had no awards or recognitions either. Everyone present said they had received the May newsletter and that it was very good, so the minutes were approved. 

Larry said we had some new correspondence from Rex Close. He is a long time member of the ATCM (#087). Rex lost his wife Shirley recently and wanted to donate $500 to the club half track fund in memory of her. We all offer our thanks and condolences to Rex. We then moved on to committees. Larry asked for new bills to be handed in. He noted that Dave Hewko was not present, so he would get them to Dave. No bills were handed it. We also didn’t have a Treasurer’s report. Sue Strumsky, the membership chairperson, had nothing to report. We did not get a gaming committee report either, but Fred Scharper said Bingo South was closed at the moment and he wasn’t sure why. He said they owe us $700 and may reopen in the next 90 days. There were no half track committee members present, therefore we had no report. So we moved on to events. 

Everyone seemed to have a good time at the Car show at the Northway Mall and Colony Days parade in Palmer. We discussed the possibility of doing a display next year after the parade. Larry told us there’s a $60 fee for the club to participate in the Anchorage 4th of July parade. We will meet up in the parking lot of Peggy’s Café about 9am. We can’t throw candy or use our horns or sirens. Diane Allen told us the Chugiak 4th of July parade is free and there is free food for all parade participants. We will meet up the same place as last year, at the bus lot, across from the Chugiak fire station on the Old Glenn Highway. We need to be there by 1230 and the parade will start at 2pm. You can throw candy, blow horns and use your siren. 

We moved on to old business. Fred Scharper made a motion to let Don Oliver be the caretaker of the club jeep (M38A1). It was seconded, discussed, and approved. Don will be driving the AMVETS national commander in the Anchorage 4th of July parade again this year. 

Under new business, Larry said that we have a 20 foot connex we need to sell. JBER will not allow a connex in the base storage lot any more. Ours will need to be removed and sold. Larry then noted the next club meeting would be on July 20th. We did a short round robin. I mentioned the wonderful service and great price I got on a new battery at the East Penn battery shop. They are a wholesaler, but the ATCM has a cash only account with them. They are located in the Huffman Business Park. I would recommend that you check with them the next time you need a new battery. The split the pot was $48 this month and Roy won $24. The meeting was adjourned at 7:45.