May Meeting Notes:
The May meeting was convened as scheduled on May 15 at 7:30 PM. Commandant Jerry Blanchette called the meeting to order with ten members in attendance. Motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes of the previous meeting as published. There was nothing to report from any of the officers. Paymaster Bill Costello reported on the detachment finances. Fiscally, the detachment continues to be in good shape. Motion was made and seconded to accept the Paymaster's report as presented.
Under new business, it was presented that the Scholarship Committee has awarded 3 scholarships to local high school graduates and three scholarships to internal candidates. This is in excess of the budgeted five scholarships. A motion was made and seconded to approve funding for the additional one scholarship on a one time basis. This was approved by vote.
It was discussed that the MA State MCL convention will be held from 31May to 2 June. the New Bedford Detachment has arranged numerous activities to offer something for everyone. Attending members will be able to vote.
It was also announced that dues are payable on 1 September. This is to comply with national requirements.
The Flag Day parade in Framingham will be held on 10 June. Commandant Blanchette thanked the detachment for the donation that was made on behalf of the detachment. Members are welcome to participate..
There being no further business, Commandant Blanchette adjourned the meeting at 8:05. The next meeting will be held on 19 June.