Meeting 13 April/June 2013

June 2013 meeting, in Shawnee, OK,  Not enough for a quorum.

173rd Airborne Brigade Association Quarterly Meeting

Chapter 18, MEETING MINUTES, 1300hrs

13 April 2013, VFW Post 5263, Lawton, Ok 73507.

Meeting was brought to order by President, Don Walton.

Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was rendered by all members present.

Chaplin Perez cited the opening prayer.

Old minutes read and accepted.

Finance report given by Ed Perkins $1,838.77.


The floor was opened to old business:

No outstanding old business.


Floor opened to New Business:

1.  President- Don Walton, needs to be on bank signature cards. ( to be mailed in)

Treasure – resigned for personal reasons


2. Treasure: Tim Austin attentively accepts position. Will contact tax expert on updating chapter exemption status.


3. Tim informed us that there were zero applicants in Germany for the Association from their recent trip to visit the active units from the brigade.


4. Tim also brought back a flag that was flown on 9/11/2012 over Firebase Airborne. All present agreed that it should be retained for the Chapter Home, Tim Austin to be reimbursed for the purchase price of $30, from chapter general fund.



Meeting closed at 14:18 hrs.


Gene Bland

Chapter 18 Secretary






Next scheduled meetings are as follows:

10 August 2013, 1300hrs at:

VFW Post 9265 A J “Rock” Hudson Post 4605 S Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73119 Phone: (405) 604-0264

12 October 2013, 1300hrs at:

VFW Post 5263 General Lesley J. McNair Post 103 NE 20th St, Lawton, OK 73507 Phone: (580) 248-0713

14 December 2013, 1300hrs at:

VFW Post 1317 Melvon Carnes Memorial Post 811 E Mac Arthur St, Shawnee, OK 74804 Phone:  (405) 273-7098

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