Meeting 12 October 2013

173rd Airborne Brigade Association, Chapter 18,


1300hrs, 12 October 2013

VFW Post 5263 General Lesley J. McNair Post

Lawton, Oklahoma 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.

Treasures Report, currently $2092.20 Savings and $150.99 in Checking. No outstanding bills at this time.

Old minutes read and accepted.


The floor was opened to old business:

Discussion on checking controls: Checks require dual signature. Lower signature is to be Account Authorized personnel signature only, currently Tim Austin and Gene Bland. While the upper signature is to be any current chapter officer other than the person signing on the lower line. Accepted and approved by members present. (Needs to be added to by-laws).

The Larry Pierce Scholarship fund is to be placed in a separate banking account, 10% of all new general fund deposits are to be added to the basic 10% of the general fund that was used to establish the account fund. 


Floor opened to New Business:


  1. Research of the change to the letter of corporation for Chapter 18, to the current Chapter Leadership, is assigned to the Chapter Secretary. 


  1. CFC fund contributions were discussed. No response as of yet from the membership.


  1. Poster of Larry Pierce framed by Ed Perkins Chapter VP is to be turned over to the quartermaster for possible hanging beneath our painted skull in the Chapter Home.


  1. Awaiting receipt of 100 St. Michaels Metals. Payment is authorized upon receipt.


  1. The 4th Annual Chapter Christmas Dinner is to serve as the December Chapter Meeting. 


Meeting closed at 14:00 hrs.


NOTE: Officer Elections for VP, Secretary and Chaplin are to be held at the December Meeting. Come prepared with your nominations.



Gene Bland

Chapter 18 Secretary






Next scheduled meetings are as follows:


14 December 2013, At 1800 Hrs.

Golden Corral Restaurant

1501 SW 74th St.

(West I-240 Service Road, between S Western Ave and S Pennsylvania Ave)

Oklahoma City, OK 73159

Phone: (405) 682-8345



8 Feb 2014, 1300hrs at:

VFW Post 1317 Melvon Carnes Memorial Post
811 E Mac Arthur St, Shawnee, OK 74804
Phone:  (405) 273-7098 or 273-3600



12 April 2014, 1300hrs at:

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



14 June 2014, 1300hrs at:

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



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