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Colonel William E. Weber, Chapter #142,
K.W.V.A. of Frederick County, Maryland, Inc.
- Meeting Minutes -


Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting
Col. William E. Weber Chapter 142, KWVA
May 2, 2017

In Attendance: Commander Mount, Vice Commander Becker, Treasurer Eader, Chipley, Rinehart, Malavenda, Cody and Kephart
Unable to Attend: Secretary Wienhoff, Knoebel and Fox
Member Attending: Murphy

Commander Mount called the meeting to order at 11:30 am.

Minutes of the April 4, 2017 meeting were presented by Acting Secretary Chipley and were approved on a motion by Cody, second by Malavenda.

The Treasurer’s Report consisting of the Balance Sheet for April 30, 2017 and Income and Expense Report for April 2017 and the First Quarter of 2017 was presented by Treasurer Eader. After review, the report was approved on a motion of Malavenda, second by Becker.

Commander Mount reviewed the following items:

An invitation has been received From Legion Post 11 inviting our Chapter to provide a Color Guard for the Ceremony at Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29th. It was decided to not provide a color guard but members can attend individually.

A new organization for Korean Defense Veterans (KWDV) has been formed and will be headed by General Sharp. They will start with 3 chapters, one in Northern Virginia and two in Korea.

Nine members of Chapter 142 attended a joint Chapter 313, 312 and 142 meeting at the Winchester, VA on April 11, 2017. A great meal was provided by Chapter 313. KWVA Executive Director Jim Fisher briefed the attendees on current KWVA plans and encouraged our participation in upcoming events. He thanked the attending Chapters for participating in National events.

The Frozen Chosin Monument Dedication will take place on May 4th at Quantico. Seventeen Chapter members and wives are attending.

On May 6 there will be a Korean Traditional Arts performance to which we are invited. Korean War Veterans wishing to attend should be in front of the Annandale Kmart at 4:00 pm and transportation will be provided from there to the event. The performance is two hours long with a light meal presented at intermission. No one has signed up.

The Woodsboro Parade will be held on May 28, 2017. Be at meeting area in Woodsboro at 12:30 pm. Planning is for four convertibles and Murphy’s truck.

Bus transportation will be provided to participate in the Washington Memorial Day Parade and subsequent event at KWVA Memorial on May 29, 2017. Leave Urbana Park and Ride at 10:30 am. Commander Mount, Dr. Kim and Kyu Tae Chang are signed up to go.

On May 29th there will be a field of Honor presentation of over 400 3X5’ flags by the Knights of Columbus at the corner of Prices Distillery Road and Route 80 in Ijamsville, MD. The event will start at 10:30 am.

On June 3rd we have been asked to present the Colors for a Veterans History Project event at Country Meadows. Sign up and be there no later than 11:30 am.

On June 23rd at 9 am the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation and Korean Embassy will conduct a Memorial Ceremony at the KWV Monument in Washington followed by a lunch at the Ambassador’s Residence. The Embassy will provide a bus. Eight members have signed up so far.

Our Color Guard presentation for the opening ceremony of the Golden Gears Car Club is scheduled for 10:00 am June 24th at Keys Stadium parking lot. Be there at 9:45 in class A uniform with Jacket to carry a flag. The Club has named our chapter to sponsor for the car show.

There will be a guest speaker from Maryland relay who will tell us about free services available for those who cannot hear well on the phone.

On July 26 the Army Twilight Tattoo at Fort Myers salutes Korean War Veterans. There will be a reception at Fort Myers officers club at 5 pm with the Twilight Tattoo at Whipple Field, Ft. Myers at 6:30 pm.

On July 27th there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Korean War Memorial at 10:00 am. A bus will be provided if a group of us wants to attend.

The KWVA National Convention is being held in Norfolk, VA on October 4 - 8. Information on attending is in the Graybeards or the KWVA website if you wish to attend.

The KWVA will be the honored unit at the Veterans Day Ceremony at Arlington Cemetery on November 11, 2017. There will be 180 seats at the Amphitheatre reserved for Korean War Veterans and there will be a reception at the Women in Military Museum after the Ceremony and at 4 pm there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Korean War Memorial. A bus will be available.

Old Business: - none

New Business:

Eader mentioned that the Honor Flight Organization will provide help to veterans to visit monuments in Washington, DC and that Chapter members may be able to participate. He will follow up to get further information.

On June 10, Springfield Winery at Springfield Manor in Thurmont will have a special veterans’ event.

Picnic plans are progressing which will be held at Dutch’s Daughters in September.

Commander Mount announced there are 5 members who have not paid their 2017 dues.

There being no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn was made by Rinehart, second by Chipley. Meeting adjourned at 12:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Charles Chipley, Acting Secretary

Approved 6/6/17


Minutes of Member Meeting
Col. William E. Weber Chapter 142, KWVA
May 10, 2017

Commander Mount called the meeting to order at 2:30 pm.

Chaplain Rinehart offered the opening prayer and the members pledged allegiance to the flag.

Minutes of the April 12, 2017 meeting were read by Secretary Wienhoff and were approved by motion of Kephart, second by Malavenda.

The Treasurer’s report was presented by Treasurer Eader consisting of the Balance Sheet and Income and Expense for April 2017. After review, the report was approved by motion of Col. Weber, second by Malavenda.

Welfare Chairman Reinhart reported no activity the past month.

Commander Mount reported on the following matters:

  • Joint meeting with Chapters 312 and 313 at Winchester was an enjoyable event. Ten members from our Chapter attended. Jim Fisher, Executive Director of National KWVA was guest speaker.
  • The May 4th trip to the Frozen Chosin Memorial dedication was well attended with a surprise guest being Bill Fox’s Pastor Ann Ritonis who served as a Major in the Marine Corps.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 28 - Woodsboro Memorial Day Parade will be held. Meet at entrance to cemetery at 12:30pm. Four convertibles and Murphy’s truck will be available.
  • May 29 - National Memorial Day Parade will be in Washington, DC. Bus from Urbana Park and Ride, time not yet determined. It will be a long day with parade and wreath laying at DC Korean War Memorial.
  • May 29 - Field of Honor event will be conducted at St. Ignatius Church in Ijamsville.
  • May 29 - Legion Post 11 will conduct a Ceremony at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 12 noon.
  • June 3 - Present Colors for Veterans History Project event at Country Meadows. Be in place at 11:15 am.
  • June 23 - Ceremony will be conducted at Korean War Veterans Memorial by KWV Memorial Foundation and the Korean Embassy followed by a lunch at the Ambassador’s residence. Bus will be available. Departure time is unknown at this time. Seven members have signed up so far.
  • June 24 - Chapter 142 Color Guard to present Colors for Golden Gears Car Club opening ceremony for car show at Harry Grove Stadium. Be in place by 9:45 am.
  • At our July 12th Meeting we will have a speaker from Maryland Relay who will tell us of free services available for those who cannot hear well on the phone.
  • July 26 - There will be an Army Twilight Tattoo saluting Korean War Veterans at Whipple Field at Ft. Myers at 6:30 pm with a reception at the Ft. Myers Officers club prior to the event at 5pm.
  • July 27 - Wreath Laying Ceremony at DC Memorial at 10am. Bus departure time is to be determined.
  • October 4 - 8 Dates of the National Convention being held in Norfolk, VA. Look in Graybeards or the National website for full details.
  • Nov. 11 - Ceremony at Amphitheater at Tomb of Unknown at Arlington Cemetery and a reception will follow at Women in Military History Museum and wreath laying at DC Memorial. Bus will be provided. KWVA is the host organization this year.

New Business:

  • The 2017 Picnic will be held at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant on September 16 at noon. Menu to include salad, fried chicken, pulled pork BBQ, rolls & cornbread, potato salad, cole slaw, coffee, tea, soft drink and apple crunch for dessert. Cost will be $15 per person.
  • Col. Weber reviewed information regarding a “410” potential fundraising program for the wall of remembrance. He provided informational handouts concerning the program.
  • Treasurer Eader as Officer Nominee Chairman placed the names of all current officers to serve another term.

Ted Carlson won the 50/50 and donated his share back to the chapter

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Col. Weber, seconded by Fox and the meeting was adjourned at 4 pm with a salute to the flag.

Respectfully Submitted
Glenn Wienhoff, Secretary

Approved 6/14/17

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