Minutes from Fall 2012 FODPAL meeting available

The meeting was called to order at 0730hrs by President Robert Fuelling with salute to the colors.

Prayer was given by Department of France Commander Ron Moore.

Pledge of Allegiance, and the Preamble by President Robert Fuelling.

Reading of Minutes from the Spring 2012 meeting. A motion was made by Doug Haggan and seconded by Jimmie Foster to accept the minutes with corrections. Motion Carried

Past National Commander Clarence Bacon introduced all guests.

Regular business was suspended so the Jeff Stoffer and his staff could present the new FODPAL Web Site to the body. The Members of FODPAL want the thank Jeff Stoffer and his staff for their outstanding work on developing the Website.

Past National Commander Clarence Bacon introduced National Commander Wong who gave us a great report on membership telling us that 3 FODPAL Departments are in the top three positions in membership. He also said he is looking for someone to step up and start a Legion Post in Seoul South Korea.

Past National Commander Clarence Bacon gave a report on Jake Comers wife and asked that we keep her and Jake in our prayers.

Treasures Report. PNC Jimmie Foster gave the Finance Report, he asked that if you haven’t paid your dues yet to please do so. A motion was made by Jimmie Foster and seconded by Doug Haggan to accept the Finance Report subject to audit. MOTION CARRIED. Finance Report attached to Minutes.

FODPAL Breakfast 2012. 2012 National Convention Breakfast in Indianapolis IN was an overwhelming success; a profit of $240.66 was made.

Unfinished Business.

Mailing privileges at US Embassy Resolution has been passed by National Convention and is on its way to Capitol Hill. OPEN

Earle Cocke Jr. Award rules for selection were presented to the body. A motion was made by Jim Pisa and seconded by John Miller to accept the rules for selection. MOTION CARRIED and SUBJECT IS CLOSED.

New Business.

FODPAL Debit Card: PNC/PFP Jimmie Foster made a motion and was seconded by PFP William Shetz to apply for a FODPAL Debit MOTION CARRIED

Establishing a new Post in South Korea was tabled for further study.

PFP Doug Haggan made a motion and was seconded by PNC/PFP Jimmie Foster to approve the new FODPAL emblem. MOTION CARRIED

Do to time constraints Department Reports were suspended. However the following Departments or Posts were in attendance.
Alaska, France, Hawaii, Mexico, Philippines, and China Post #1
Department of Puerto Rico was not in attendance.

After a closing prayer and honor to the Colors the meeting closed at 0845hrs


Doug Haggan (FR) PPF/FODPAL Secretary
Jim Pisa (AK) NEC/FODPAL 1st Vice President
Robert Fuelling (FR) FODPAL President
Clarence Bacon (MD) PNC/PPF/FODPAL Advisor
Bill Detweiler (LA) PNC/PPF
Jimmie Foster (AK) PNC/PPF/FODPAL Treasure
John Miller (FR) NEC
Mervin Siegeried (HI) ALT NEC
Maxwell Rice (FR) Department Adjutant
Mike Wood (MX) NEC/FODPAL Chaplain
Bill Shetz (MX) Department Adjutant/PPF/FODPAL Asst. Sgt at Arms
Tim Stern (MX) Department Commander
H Ownby (FR) ALT NEC/FODPAL 3rd Vice President
Ron Moore (FR) Department Commander
Herb Sholten (PI) NEC/PPF/FODPAL Asst. JA
Jake Comer (MA) PNC/PPF
Jeff Stoffer
Laura Edwards
Chris Bayliss
Holly Soria

Doug Haggan, FODPAL Secretary