October 2015 Newsletter

There were seven members at the meeting on September 30, 2015. Sr. Vice Commander Crocker took over the helm at the meeting. Adjutant/Finance Officer Ned Brooks read the minutes from the previous meeting which were accepted. Ned also reported $7,476.04 in the checking account.

Members voted to reimburse Commander Hargreaves for the last two Charron-Legion award plaques.

At the meeting, Sr. Vice Crocker took seven more orders for polo shirts with our embroidered badge on it. Update: The Commander recently placed an order for a total of twelve shirts so we could get a discount.

It was reported at the meeting that an organization called Veterans Count, which is associated with Easter Seals, uses only 10% of its gross revenue for operating cost and 90% goes to the cause. We will take another look at this organization and its mission before considering a donation.

At the next meeting, we will be discussing and possibly voting on raising our dues, which is based on National Headquarters raising it five dollars. If you wish to be heard on this matter you can attend the upcoming meeting or contact the Adjutant or Commander before the meeting.

Membership: We still have quite a few who have not re-upped yet. Please get your dues in soon so you can avoid a possible increase at the beginning of the year not to mention our goal of reaching 100% by the end of the year.

Attached is the Nomination Announcement for New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Please print a few of these and get the announcement into the hands of agencies that may have a candidate worthy of this award. The deadline for getting the nomination to us is January 1, 2016.

Member Jose Pequeno was reported to be in New Hampshire this month and was seen briefly on the news watching a parade.

The Roadside clean up on October 3rd in Epsom went very well. Nine people participated and we collected 18 bags in just over two hours. Those participating were Friend of our Post Wally Eaton, Post 21 Auxiliary Member Mary Donnelly, Past Adjutant/Past Service Officer Al Wagner and his grandson Griffin

McDonough, Past Finance Officer/Past Judge Advocate Nick Pishon, Judge Advocate Dennis O’Brien (who traveled from Keene), Chaplain Mark Lindsley, Service Officer Roger Ball and Commander Dave Hargreaves. Adjutant Ned Brooks came by to insure there was enough people and got us going.

On October 10, 2015, Past Adjutant/Past Service Officer Al Wagner and Commander Dave Hargreaves volunteered to drive shuttle trailers at the State Boy Scouting Jamboree held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway where over 5,000 people attended.

Upcoming Event: The Tractor Trailer course is Monday, October 26th at the Police Academy.

The exercise will begin shortly after 1:00 PM. If you want to have lunch with the troops, be there by 11:45 AM.

The Police and Fire Explorers Awards Banquet will take place on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 6:30 PM at Police Standards in Concord. Our Post typically makes a donation to this event. Members are invited to attend. The cost is $20.00 per person. Any questions, contact Commander Hargreaves.

Note: More than likely we will be moving the November Meeting from the day before Thanksgiving to the first week in December.

Next Meeting is Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Police Standards in Concord, NH.