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Minutes of February 6, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kim Leone   
Feb 06, 2017 at 12:00 AM


Minutes of Meeting on February 6, 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 – Bob Markunis


Chaplain – George Ferguson


Historian - Matt McGrath


Ø  11 members in attendance.

Ø  Minutes from January meeting reviewed and accepted. 

Ø  Next Meeting:  March 6, 2017, 7:00



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.     Poker Tournament news – We are waiting for dates for the next tournament. 


2.     The Building Committee continues to look at property options.  The Building Committee members are:  John Milot, Ron Arpino, Jim McNeil and others are welcome to join if interested in this topic. 



1.     Finance Officer Report – Finance Officer reported on bank balances and balance of scholarship account.  $100 was paid to Camp Sunshine and a disbursement was made for the wreath for the town common.  Motion made to approve report.  Seconded and approved.


2.     Raffle was discussed – Tickets were handed out at the January meeting. The raffle will be drawn at the May meeting.  Jim G. has purchased the television for the raffle and has been reimbursed. Other raffle items include the Roomba vacuum, a Bose radio, Sherwin Williams paint and a few other items.   It is not too late to donate additional raffle items. The order of the drawing in May was discussed.


3.     Road Race will be held on June 17, 2017…. Spitler has been reserved for this date.  Volunteers always needed and welcome.  The Road Race Committee continues to meet regularly. 


4.     Sr. VC Michael Davis Appreciation Day will be held at 1:00 on 4/22/2017 at Beverly Post 331.  Tickets are $30.00


5.     Boys State will be held June 17 through June 23, 2017 at Stonehill College.  We have received no applications for this   


6.     On March 25, 2017 7th Annual Family Bowling Fundraiser Tournament in Holbrook.  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM - $20.00 per person, $10 for non-bowlers. Food is included


7.     Elections will be held in June.  Nominations need to be made in April and closed in May.


8.     Next Brockton VA visit- Possibly will be in April.  Matt will reach out to the VA to book this.


9.     Scholarship Applications are due in April.   Kent will send information out to the schools in February.


10.  Franklin Downtown Partnership renewal is in – Fee is $175.00.  Should we renew?  A motion was made to renew.  This was seconded, voted on and approved.


11.  Post business cards have arrived.  See Ron Arpino if you want some.


12.  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.     Poker Tournament Committee: Members – Kent, Kim, John M, Jim Mc. and Dave Labonte


3.     Fund Raising Committee. New fundraisers under discussion for 2017. 

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


5.     Road Race Committee – Doug, Dave, Kim, Jim G. and Frank

6.     Scholarship Committee. – Kent, Ray, Steve


7.     Public Relations Committee John Hefele 

8.     Assisting/Visiting Veterans in Local hospitals. Matt McGrath leads this committee.  


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

10.  Franklin Funeral Homes committee John M, Matt McGrath, Parker Vetrano, Paul Kennedy, Jim McNeil, John H., Bob Markunis and George Ferguson.

11.  Local School Flag Transfer Committee: Matt McGrath and Jim McNeil.

12.  Building Committee:  John Milot, Ron Arpino, Jim McNeil

13.  Uniform Committee:  Bob Markunis, Steve S. and Jim McNeil


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