Minutes from 23 June 2018 Summer Convention

June 23, 2018


The meeting was called to order by Shannon Wawruck at 2:03 pm.

Roll Call showed 14 members present and 2 officers excused; Nedra Beal, Vice President and Kay Bauer, Treasurer.

Motion by Ken Pierce and seconded to approve minutes as written.  Motion carried.

Treasurers report was read and filed for audit with $796.66.

The 2018 awards are as follows:

Class A “Best Publication” 1st Place Bob and Cari Ann Salamon – Editors

Edward C Headman Post #217

Newa & Views

2nd Place Carol Hopson – Editor

Groves Walker American Legion Post #346

Groves – Walker Bulletin

Class D “Best Publication” 1st Place Eric Nelson – Editor

5th District

Commander’s Corner

Class G “Best Publication” 1st Place Carol Hopson – Website Admin

Groves Walker Post #346


Ole Business: None

New Business:

Update on Nedra Beal – She fell and will be needing surgery on her arm which is injured in two spots.

Motion by Ken Pierce and seconded to send Nedra a potted plant at a cost of up to $50.  Motion Carried.

Election of officers was held with the following were elected:

President: Nedra Beal

Vice President: Suzanne Knapp

Secretary: Candie Chase

Treasurer/Membership: Shannon Wawruck

Trustee: Eric Nelson

Motion by Tim Hernandez and seconded to cast a unanimous ballot for the dslate of officers.  Motion Carried.

The following appointments were made:

Awards: Shannon Wawruck

Newslwetter Mark Sutton

The checking account will have the signatory authority  changes as well as a possible bank change.

A newsletter will go out in August with the new officers and contest winners.  If you have any suggestions, please let the President or editor know.

For the good of MALPA:

Motion by Tim Hernandez and seconded by Cari Ann Salamon to have a contest of who can sign up the most new MALPA members between 6/24/18 and 6/1/2019.  The winner will receive a free membership for the following year. In case of a tie, the winner will be drawn from a hat. Motion carried.

50/50 raffle winner was Shannon Wawruck for $20 and $20 to MALPA.

Meeting adjourned at 2:24 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne Knapp, Secretary

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