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Minutes of December 4, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kim Leone   
Dec 04, 2017 at 12:00 AM


Minutes of Meeting on December 4, 2017. Meetings held at 23 Hutchison Street, Franklin, MA.

Mailing Address:  American Legion Post 75, P.O. Box 42, Franklin, MA 02038.

Website: http://www.mapost75.com/


Officer roll call:

Commander - John Milot


1st Vice - Ron Arpino


2nd Vice & Post Service Officer John Hefele


Adjutant – Kim Leone


Finance - Kent Belcher


SGT at Arms – Jim McNeil


Chaplain – Bob Markunis


Historian - Matt McGrath


Ø  11 members in attendance.

Ø  Minutes from November 2017 meeting accepted. 



1.     Post 75 – If you need a ride to one of our monthly meetings, PLEASE contact the Post Commander John Milot 508-520-8771.




1.     The Road Race Committee has begun meeting to discuss the 2018 road race.  Still trying to determine the right location for the 2018 race which will be held on June 23rd at 8:00 AM.


2.     Bob Markunis continues to book visits at Magnolia Heights, Atria and the Franklin Rehabilitation Center on Chestnut Street.  Magnolia Heights visits are every 2nd Wednesday at 3:00 PM.  On the next visit on 12/13/17 it will be a movie day with popcorn.  The movie is ‘Good Morning Vietnam’.  The next Atria visit is January 6th at 2:00. 





1.     No finance report.


2.     The Veterans Day ceremonies were a big success and well attended.


3.     Wreaths Across America will be on December 16th in Bourne.  Frank Coughlin will be leading the Post delegation.  Contact John Milot if you need a ride.


4.     John Hefele is on the committee for the Veterans Walkway on the town common.  Bricks will be for sale until they are sold out.  The bricks will display the honorees name and branch of service.  The honoree can be someone living or deceased.  The names will be laser engraved with the information.  The price is $100 per brick.  Applications can be found online on the post website or the VFW website.  Local businesses are assisting with the cost of the project by donating funds.


5.     Thanks to John Hefele for donating ear buds on behalf of the Post to patients at the Brockton VA Hospital.


6.     Thanks also to Bob Markunis for the snack for the meeting----delicious chicken wings!


7.     Members please remember that Bob Markunis takes prayer requests for the sick.


8.     If you know of any potential members, please direct them to the post website for membership information and an application.




1.     Post Strategic Plan. Dave Labonte and Matt McGrath  

a.     Dave & Matt are meeting to discuss this effort. All invited to assist. Contact Dave or Matt for details.


2.     Raffle committee - John Milot, Ron Arpino, Matt McGrath


3.     Road Race Committee – Doug Wahl, Frank Coughlin, Jim Gurganis, Dave Labonte, Kim Leone

4.     Franklin High School Scholarship committee. – Kent, Ray, Steve


5.     Public Relations committee -John Hefele, Steve S. and Bob M.

6.     Assisting/Visiting Veterans in Local hospitals. Matt McGrath leads this committee.  Next event - Date TBD.


7.     The American Legion Boys State program. Committee members: John Milot and Doug Wahl.

8.     Franklin Funeral Homes committee John M, Matt McGrath, Jim McNeil, John Hefele, George Ferguson, Bob Markunis, Kent Belcher, Dave Labonte, Jim Gurganis and Doug Wahl.

9.    Uniform Etiquette Committee Jim McNeil, John Milot, Steve S. and Bob Markunis

10.  Building Committee – Ron Arpino, John Milot, Jim McNeil and John Hefele.


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