"New York State Legion Press Association"
New York State Legion Press Association Annual Meeting Minutes: July 20, 2007 > Meeting called to order by President Regina Davison > Salute to the Colors > Prayer by Robert Conway, Chaplain > Pledge to the Flag, Carl Griffith, Sgt. @ Arms > Roll Call by acting Secretary Annie Baglio, Dolores Reed was absent > Motion made by Mike Duggan to suspend the reading of the minutes of the Mid-Winter meeting because all present had a paper copy. Motion seconded and motion passed. > Finance report given by Timothy Kuhn. Motion by Carl Griffith to accept the motion and seconded and passed. > Michael Duggan proposed the budget and it was motioned by Jamie Brassard and seconded and motion passed. > Pres. Regina mentioned that the monthly raffle did not do so well. It has been steadily going down. Other ideas are welcome. > Mike Duggan thanked the audit committee. > Bob Albro handed out the awards. Journalistic Excellence; 1st — Westchester Legionnaire - Howard B. Heyel, Editor 2nd - George F. Johnson Post 1700 - Barbara J. Beebe, Editor Posts with fewer than 2,000 members 1st - The Legion Star-Malverne Post 44-Robert Fountain and Salvatore Canzoneri, Editors 2nd-The Cathedral Post Newsletter-Cathedral Post 1087-Roger Eastman, Editor Best Editorial lst-"We knew what had to be done & did it"-Harpursville Post 1596, Dorolyn O, Perry 2nd-"Public Expression of religion Act"-The Legion Star-Malverne Post 44, Robert E. Fountain Auxiliary Publication 1st - Scuttlebutt-Concord Unit 431, Anne M. Baglio, Editor SAL Publication 1st - The Liberty-Detachment of New York, J.Bruce Ruthven, Editor Computer Generated Publication 1st- Post 953 Newsletter-J. Carter Knapp Post 953, Ken Olkowski, Editor 2nd-Marne Post 270 Newsletter, Shirley F. Connolly, Editor > Membership report- about 275 members and 85 Legion Posts > Legion Posts should send $25 for our scholarship award > Mike Duggan suggested revising the categories on our awards. Bob Morrill put ideas in the last newsletter. > New President Jamie will appoint a committee to go over the suggestions and bring these to Mid-Winter conference. Bob Morrill will be the advisor. His Post has under written all the plaques. > Also suggested, that the President of NYALPA take care of the judging of the awards. Please offer any other suggestions. > Our Scholarship winner is Zachery Lashway from Lyon Mountain, NY. Mike Duggan will get in touch with the closest Post to him in order to present it to him. > Charles Mills reported that there was a large # of entries for the National awards this year. Al Paviglianti-Nominating Chairman: President: Jamie Brassard V. President: Carl Griffith V. President: Patricia Marso V. President: Eileen Yager V. President: Sandra Junker V. President: Howard B. Heyel Secretary: L. J. Button Treasurer: Michael Duggan Historian: Barbara Beebe Chaplain: Robert Conway Finance: Timothy Kuhn Public Relations: Ann Viverito Sgt. at Arms: Carl Griffith Judge Advocate: Charles Mills Director: Dorren Alien Director: Sandra Junker Director: Doralyn Perry Director: Anne M. Baglio Director: Ray Beebe > A motion made by Regina Davison and 2nd motion to cast one ballot to accept the nominations. Al Paviglianti installed the new officers President Jamie thanked Regina Davison for a great job as President. President Jamie thanked everyone for electing her as President. She would like to see this Press Association grow. > Closing Prayer by Chaplain Robert Conway > Salute to the colors led by Sgt. At Arms Carl Griffith Motion to adjourn by Mike Duggan Anne M. Baglio, Acting Secretary