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Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting

October 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Minutes – October 13, 2023
Present: Justine Bachman, Steve Bachman, Donald Christ, Willard Dellicker, Harold Handwerk, Ron Jerdon, Bill Mantz,

  1. MINUTES: The Sept 30, 2023 minutes were approved. Motion by S. Bachman, 2nd W. Mantz
  2. TREASURER’S REPORT:   Balance as of Sep 27, 2023 is $25,565.05.  No change from last meeting
  3. WEBSITE: Website is up-to-date including both of the Memorial Day videos from 2022 and 2023 are on-line along with the announcement of the Veterans Day Food Truck fundraiser.
    • Chris Brown completed a drawing that shows the stone wall and eight segments of granite caps which will be used for future engraving of names.
    • Ron Jerdon printed a large drawing of the proposed expansion for display at the Veterans Day event.
    • When Chris Brown completes a detail construction drawing of the granite cap segments it will be sent to Wenz and Womer for pricing.
    • After construction costs are estimated the committee will decide whether to construct either two or four sections of the perimeter for the next phase of the memorial site.
    • Bill Dellicker will get the latest list of new names submitted for engraving and determine how many spaces are left under each war for future adds.
    • We need to think about how to layout the names, wars and quotes on the new granite caps.
    • Saturday November 11, Time 11AM – 4PM
    • Food trucks committed are 1) J Rads Pizza, 2) Up in Smoke BBQ, 3) Nesting box, 4) Iron Grille
    • Chris Noll will provide live music entertainment.
    • 8 Oaks has donated two bottles of Veterans Cut Bourbon for an OVER 21 raffle.
    • Justine has lined up an engraved pillow and a fall decoration for an UNDER 21 raffle.
    • Advertisement – Justine on social media, TV and Radio, flier for the NWPress.
    • NWL Middle School will have a “Scavenger Hunt” for their students to learn about the memorial.  Veteran attendees may be asked questions about their service.
    • Ron Jerdon has provided a large concept drawing of the future memorial expansion.
    • Committee members should arrive about 10:00AM to set up
    • Please put yard signs advertising the memorial in prominent locations
    • Please put fliers in businesses churches and other locations
    • Discussed possible venues for wine and/or beer tasting fundraisers at local wineries and 8 Oaks.
    • Justine suggested sending a fundraising email to all previous donors showing the plans for expanding the memorial and the projected cost.  We need to develop a write-up with pictures, costs and schedule after more discussion.
  7. NEXT MEETING: TBA, Will schedule before the end of the year to begin Memorial Day Plans.
  8. ADJOURN: Motion to adjourn by W. Mantz, 2nd J. Bachman


October 13, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Eight Oaks Farm Distillery
7189 PA-309
New Tripoli, PA 18066 United States