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Devil Dogs Pound 192 Officers, 2017-2018

We meet on the 5th Thursday at 7:30pm twice a year at American Legion Post 157 in Margate FL. For the next Growl, call 954-559-3202.

Military Order of the Devil Dogs Website

Florida Pack Official Website

Poundkeeper Joe Motes
Sr Vice Poundkeeper Open
Jr Vice Poundkeeper Gad Aflalo
Watch Dog

Tony Gutierrez

Smart Dog Open
Dog Trainner Open
Mad Dog Cliff Handerhan
Police Dog Angelo Norberto
Barking Dog Open
Dog Robber Ramon Arriaga
   

Military Order of Devil Dogs - Pound 192 - Growl Scratchings

Scratching of March 24, 2016 Growl

1940 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers : 4 Devil Dogs present.

Growl Scratching: None available.

Members in Distress: None.

Financial Report: We have 1041.33 bones in our account. Cliff Handerhan motioned to accept, George Rafajko 2 nd , motion passed.

Applications for new members: None

Report of Officers: None.

Old Business: None.

New Business: Adam Falise motioned to donate 25 bones to the V.A. Coffee Fund, Cliff Handerhan 2 nd , motion passed.

Joe Motes mentioned we should have two Growls per year, in April and November, Adam Falise made the motion and 2 nd by George Rafajko, motion passed.

Good of the Pound: None.

Announcements: The Fall Conference will be held on Oct 29- Nov 1 st at Palm Beach Gardens Marriott.

Post 142 has a SuperBowl tickets, winner will get a trip to the SuperBowl or will win either $5000, $1000 or $500.

Installation of Officers: Past Pound Keeper Cliff Handerhan installed the Officers for 2015-2016.

Pound Keeper Joe Motes

Dog Trainer George Rafajko

Mad Dog Cliff Handerhan

Police Dog Angelo Norberto

Dog Robber Ray Arriaga

Watch Dog Adam Falise

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on October 22 nd , 2015 at 1930.

Scratching of August 27, 2015 Growl

1940 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers : 4 Devil Dogs present.

Growl Scratching: None available.

Members in Distress: None.

Financial Report: We have 1041.33 bones in our account. Cliff Handerhan motioned to accept, George Rafajko 2 nd , motion passed.

Applications for new members: None

Report of Officers: None.

Old Business: None.

New Business: Adam Falise motioned to donate 25 bones to the V.A. Coffee Fund, Cliff Handerhan 2 nd , motion passed.

Joe Motes mentioned we should have two Growls per year, in April and November, Adam Falise made the motion and 2 nd by George Rafajko, motion passed.

Good of the Pound: None.

Announcements: The Fall Conference will be held on Oct 29- Nov 1 st at Palm Beach Gardens Marriott.

Post 142 has a SuperBowl tickets, winner will get a trip to the SuperBowl or will win either $5000, $1000 or $500.

Installation of Officers: Past Pound Keeper Cliff Handerhan installed the Officers for 2015-2016.

Pound Keeper Joe Motes

Dog Trainer George Rafajko

Mad Dog Cliff Handerhan

Police Dog Angelo Norberto

Dog Robber Ray Arriaga

Watch Dog Adam Falise

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on October 22 nd , 2015 at 1930.

Scratching of January 29, 2015 Growl

1930 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers : 5 Devil Dogs present.

Growl Scratching: Accepted.

Members in Distress: none.

Financial Report: We have 1251.32 bones in our account.

Applications for new members: None

Report of Officers: none.

Old Business: None.

New Business: P.D.D. Joe Motes mentioned upcoming elections.

Good of the Pound: none.

Announcements: March S.E. Conference in Orlando March 26-28 and Dept. Spring Conference in Safety Harbor April 9-11.

Nominations of Officers:

Pound Keeper Joe Motes

Dog Trainer George Rafajko

Mad Dog Cliff Handerhan

Police Dog Angelo Norberto

Dog Robber Ray Arriaga

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on April 30 th , 2015 at 1930.

Scratching of October 23, 2014 Growl

1945 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers : 5 Devil Dogs present.

Growl Scratching: Accepted.

Members in Distress: P.D.D. Tony Gutierrez had shoulder surgery.

Financial Report: We have 1046.04 bones in our account.

Applications for new members: None

Report of Officers: P.D.D. Tony Gutierrez reported on upcoming events for Veterans.

Old Business: None.

New Business: P.D.D. Joe Motes reported on the American Legion Post 142 drive to send goody packages to Veterans overseas.

P.D.D. Tony Gutierrez made motion to donate 100 big bones to the cause.

Good of the Pound: P.D.D. Tony Gutierrez dedicated this Growl to to P.D.D. Ken Travis.

Announcements: None.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on January 23 rd , 2015 at 1930.

Scratching of July 24, 2014 Growl

1945 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 4 Devil Dogs present.

Growl Scratching: none.

Members in Distress: Joe Motes had surgery 2 weeks ago, now recuperating. He was well enough to attend the Growl.

Financial Report: We have 1177.36 bones in our account.

Applications for new members: None

Report of Officers: None.

Old Business: None.

New Business: Elections were held and the following Officers for 2014-2015 are as follows:

Pound Keeper: Joseph Motes

Sr. Pound Keeper: Ed Johnson

Dog Robber: Ray Arriaga

Dog Trainer: George Rafajko

All other positions are open.

Good of the Pound: No news on the Marine Corps Ball later this year.

Announcements: We made a contribution of 25 big bones back in January to the V.A. Coffee Fund at the Sunrise Outpatient Clinic. We received a Thank You letter for this contribution.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on October 23 rd , 2014 at 1930.

Scratching of April 25, 2013 Growl

1935 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 6 Devil Dogs present.

Growl Scratching for January 2013, motion by Tony Gutierrez to accept, 2 nd by Mike Addesso, motion passed.

Members in Distress: None

Financial Report: We have 979.88 bones in our account.

Applications for new members: None

Report of Officers: None.

Old Business: None.

New Business: Installation of new Pound Officers, Pound Keeper, Joe Motes; Sr. Vice Pound Keeper, Ed O'Donnell; Jr. Vice Pound Keeper, Tony Gutierrez

Good of the Pound: None

Announcements: Mike Addesso asked for volunteers to participate in Flag Day ceremonies for the Knights of Columbus on June 15 th , 2013 at Paradise Gardens Section III.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on July 25 th , 2013 at 1930.

2045 Growl Closed. Dues collected: 12.00 bones, Fines collected: 17.00 bones, Merchandise Sold: 19 bones.

Respectfully Submitted

Ramon Arriaga

Ramon Arriaga – Dog Robber

Scratching of January 24, 2013 Growl

1945 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 4 Devil Dogs present.

Growl Scratching for October 2012, motion by Tony Gutierrez to accept, 2 nd by Ray Arriaga, motion passed.

Members in Distress: None

Financial Report: We have 1118.13 bones in our account.

Applications for new members: None

Report of Officers: None.

Old Business: None.

New Business: Tony Gutierrez motion to table nominations and elections for April Growl.

Good of the Pound: Ray Arriaga suggested we run the Growl in accordance to the Devil Dog order, Tony Gutierrez 2 nd , motion passed.

Announcements: None.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on April 25 th , 2013 at 1930.

2030 Growl Closed. Dues collected: 8.00 bones, Fines collected: 15.00 bones, Merchandise Sold: none.

Scratching of October 27, 2012 Growl

1945 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 6 Devil Dogs present and one new member, Adam Falise.

Growl Scratching for April 2012, motion by Ed Johnson to accept, 2 nd by Ray Arriaga, motion passed.

Members in Distress: None

Financial Report: We have 1074.13 bones in our account.

Applications for new members: None

Report of Officers: None.

Old Business: Intracoastal Detachment is working on getting the MC Ball set for Post 142, jacket and cover, no tie, Nov 10, $15.00.

New Business: January, nomination of officers, elections in April. Intracoastal to approach new members for the Pound.

Good of the Pound: Adam Falise spoke to the Pound about himself.

Announcements: None.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on January 24 th , 2013 at 1930.

2130 Growl Closed. Dues collected: 12.00 bones, Fines collected: 9.00 bones, Merchandise Sold: 3.00 bones.

Scratching of July 26, 2012 Growl

1955 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 6 Devil Dogs present and one new member, Adam Falise.

Growl Scratching for April 2012, motion by Tony Gutierrez to accept, 2 nd by Ray Arriaga, motion passed.

Members in Distress: None.

Financial Report: We have 858.13 bones in our account.

Applications for new members: Adam Falise, Tamarac Detachment 755.

Report of Officers: None.

Old Business: None.

New Business: Intracoastal Detachment is working on getting the MC Ball set for either Gallupi's or Post 142, date and time TBA.

Good of the Pound: Adam Falise spoke to the Pound about himself.

Announcements: Tony Gutierrez will be attending the National Convention in Mobile, AL and the Fall Convention, Oct 18-20, at the Hilton Garden, in Brandon, FL.

The Officers of Pound 192 have affirmed the principles of the Devil Dogs as Officers until our Installation in October.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on October 25 th , 2012 at 1930.

2050 Growl Closed. Dues collected: 14.00 bones, Fines collected: 16.00 bones, Merchandise Sold: None.

Scratching of April 26, 2012 Growl

1950 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 8 Devil Dogs present and one new member Martin Winston and new transfer member Ramon Arriaga.

Growl Scratching for January 2012, motion by Tony Gutierrez to accept, 2 nd by Robert Coleman, motion passed.

Members in Distress: Ed Weber still under the weather and losing weight.

Financial Report: We have 920.38 bones in our account.

Applications for new members: Martin Winston.

Report of Officers: Joe Motes visited the Law Enforcement Detachment on December 15 th at 4:30pm at Post 304.

Old Business: Intracoastal Detachment attended the Wounded Warriors at the Pompano Beach Racetrack this weekend, January 27-29th. Intracoastal Detachment will be holding their Marine Corps Ball on November 9 th at Gallupi's at 7pm, price TBA.

Motion made by Bob Coleman and 2 nd by Ed O'Donnell to by an Ad with the Tamarac Detachment for the Spring Conference Book.

New Business: Intracoastal will be holding their M.C. Ball on November 10 th at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club, price TBA. Discussions to be held at our next Growl concerning advancement in the Devil Dogs.

Good of the Pound: Initiated new members George Rafajko, Trevor Wharton and Martin Winston. New and transferred members introduced themselves to the Pound.

Announcements: Tony Gutierrez mentioned he attended the Spring Conference, any interested in advancing to Devil Dog must submit application by June 1 st . Advancing to Pedigree, must submit application by June 30 th , both to Stephen Joppa. By-Law changes concerning pre-registration 15 days before and new procedures to the terms of office for District Vice Commandants. Ed Johnson spoke to Intracoastal Detachment about recruitment, was able to recruit new member Martin Winston.

Elections:

Poundkeeper: Ed Johnson

Sr. Vice Poundkeeper: Joe Motes

Jr. Vice Poundkeeper: Ed O'Donnell

Smart Dog: Tony Gutierrez

Dog Robber: Ramon Arriaga

Police Dog: Robert Coleman

Mad Dog: Cliff Handerhan, Jr.

Dog Trainer: George Rafajko

Watch Dog: Trevor Wharton

Barking Dog: open

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on July 26 th , 2012 at 1930.

2050 Growl Closed. Dues collected: 18.00 bones, Fines collected: 18 bones, Merchandise Sold: None.

Scratching of January 26, 2012 Growl

1935 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 7 Devil Dogs present.

Growl Scratching for October 2011, motion by Cliff Handerhan to accept, 2 nd by Tony Gutierrez, motion passed.

Members in Distress: Bob Powell & Ed Weber.

Financial Report: We have 1192.63 bones in our account.

Applications for new members: Louis M. LaBarbera and Harold Loewy.

Report of Officers: Joe Motes visited the Law Enforcement Detachment on December 15 th at 4:30pm at Post 304.

Old Business: none.

New Business: Intracoastal Detachment will be attending the Wounded Warriors at the Pompano Beach Racetrack this weekend, January 27-29th. Intracoastal Detachment will be holding their Marine Corps Ball on November 9 th at Gallupi's at 7pm, price TBA.

Motion made by Bob Coleman and 2 nd by Ed O'Donnell to by an Ad with the Tamarac Detachment for the Spring Conference Book.

Good of the Pound: We will be attending the Intracoastal Detachment meeting on February 16 th , 2012.

Announcements: Law Enforcement Detachment will be holding a picnic on Sunday April 15 th starting at 12 Noon.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on April 26 th , 2012 at 1930.

2015 Growl Closed. Dues collected: 14.00 bones, Fines collected: 14 bones, Merchandise Sold: None.

Scratching of October 27, 2011 Growl

2000 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 7 Devil Dogs present.

Growl Scratching for July 2011, motion by Ed O'Donnell to accept, 2 nd by Bob Coleman, motion passed.

Members in Distress: None.

Financial Report: We have 1192.63 bones in our account.

Applications for new members: None.

Report of Officers: Louis Gewirtz reported on the Fall Conference.

Old Business: We will visit the Law Enforcement Detachment on November 17 th at 4:30pm at Post 304 and Intracoastal Detachment at 7:00pm afterwards.

New Business: M.C. Balls: Law Enforcement Detachment November 11 th at Post 304 at 6:00pm, cost $45. Intracoastal Detachment November 11 th at 6:00pm at Post 142, cost is free. Post 142 Birthday Party at 2:00pm November 11th. Tamarac Detachment November 11 th at Sharkey's at 6:00pm.

Good of the Pound: None

Announcements: None

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on January 26 th , 2012 at 1930.

2035 Growl Closed. Dues collected: 14.00 bones, Fines collected: 15 bones, Merchandise Sold: None.

Scratching of July 28, 2011 Growl

1945 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 6 Devil Dogs present.

Growl Scratching for January 2011, motion by Tony Gutierrez to accept, 2 nd by Cliff Handerhan, motion passed.

Members in Distress: Marine Jim Ruggiero not feeling well, still recovering from several medical problems.

Financial Report: motion by Tony Gutierrez to accept, 2 nd by Cliff Handerhan, motion passed.

Applications for new members: Nabil “Bill” Gemayel, Trevor Wharton and George Rafajko, motion by Tony Gutierrez to accept, 2 nd by Cliff Handerhan, motion passed.

Report of Officers: Ed Johnson read several email pertaining to the flee market and the negative response.

Old Business: None.

New Business: We should visit the different Detachments to recruit new members for our Pound. Visits should be in the Fall. We will visit Law & Order Detachment November 3 rd at 4:30pm at Post 304.

Motion made to donate $25 to the VA Clinic Coffee Fund, motion by Tony Gutierrez to accept, 2 nd by Ed O'Donnell, motion passed.

Motion made to share a full page ad with Tamarac Detachment for $50, motion by Tony Gutierrez to accept, 2 nd by Ed O'Donnell, motion passed.

Good of the Pound: None

Announcements: Intracoastal Detachment M.C. Ball is still being decided. Law & Order Detachment M.C. Ball will be Thursday November 10 th at Post 304. Law & Order Detachment is planning a trip to Parris Island sometime next year, detail will be forth coming.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on October 27 th , 2011 at 1930.

2100 Growl Closed. Dues collected: 12.00 bones, Fines collected: 15 bones, Merchandise Sold: None.

Scratching of April 28, 2011 Growl 

1940 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 6 Devil Dogs present.

Growl Scratching for January 2011, motion by Ed Johnson to accept, 2 nd by Tony Gutierrez, motion passed.

Members in Distress: Marine Cliff Handerhan under medication, not feeling well, Marine John Palermo fell again and has stitches in his head.

Financial Report: No report available.

Applications for new members: Nabil “Bill” Gemayel.

Report of Officers: None.

Old Business: Ed Johnson needs an official letter of solicitation for the Festival Flee Market. Joe Motes will make up the letter and email to Ed Johnson.

New Business: Motion was made by Ed O'Donnell to buy all Scholarship Raffle for the Department, 2 nd by Tony Gutierrez.

Good of the Pound: None

Announcements: Tamarac will be celebrating its 20 th Anniversary at the Marriott North Lauderdale, on May 14 th ; all past Commandant are expected to attend. Tamarac will also be hosting the Department Summer Convention at the same location on June 16-19, 2011.

Installation: Past Pound Keeper Jim Ruggiero installed those officers present for 2011-2012.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on July 28 th , 2011 at 1930.

2015 Growl Closed. Dues collected: 10.00 bones, Fines collected: 9 bones, Merchandise Sold: None.

Scratching of January 27, 2011 Growl 

1940 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 10 Devil Dogs present.

Growl Scratching for October 2010, motion by Ed Weber to accept, 2 nd by Tony Gutierrez, motion passed.

Members in Distress: None.

Financial Report: We have 1245.87 bones / mini-bones.

Applications for new members: Trevor Wharton

Sick and Distress: Marine John Palermo fell and has stitches in his head.

Report of Officers: None.

Nomination of Officers for 2011-2012:

Pound Keeper Ed Johnson

Senior Vice Pound keeper Joe Motes

Junior Vice Pound Keeper Ed O'Donnell

Smart Dog Jim Ruggiero

Dog Robber Joe Motes

Police Dog Robert Coleman

Mad Dog Tony Gutierrez

Dog Trainer Ed Weber

Watch Dog Dave Benner

Old Business: None.

New Business: A motion has been made to closing our account with Chase Morgan Bank and switching to Wachovia Bank as there is no service fee currently involved.

SE Division Conference in Orlando, hosted by the Florida Devil Dog Pack, March 3-6, 2011. Motion was made by Jim Ruggiero to buy a ½ page ad for the Division Conference, 2 nd by Tony Gutierrez, motion passed.

Motion was made to donate $50 to the Florida Pack for their Hospitality Room, motion passed.

Department Spring Conference scheduled for March 31-April 3, 2011, Motion was made by Jim Ruggiero to buy a ½ page ad for the Division Conference, 2 nd by Tony Gutierrez, motion passed.

Good of the Pound: Joe Motes made a motion to buy a bone and urinal, Ed Weber mentioned he might be able to pick both up saving and save us money, will let us know my March, motion passed as amended.

Announcements: Tamarac will be celebrating its 20 th Anniversary at the Marriott North Lauderdale, on May 14 th ; all past Commandant are expected to attend.

Ed Weber mentioned that only 4 Marines attended the Wreaths Across America at South Florida VA National Cemetery, this is a function that should have been attended by more Marines.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on April 28 th , 2011 at 1930.

2035 Growl Closed. Dues collected: 20.00 bones, Fines collected: 32 bones, Merchandise Sold: None.

Scratchings of October 28, 2010 Growl

1945 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 7 dogs & 3 Guests including Pack Chief Devil Dog present.

Growl Scratching for April 2010, motion by Tony Gutierrez, 2 nd by Louis Gewirth, motion passed.

Growl Scratching for July 2010, motion by Tony Gutierrez, 2 nd by Louis Gewirth, motion passed.

Members in Distress: None.

Financial Report: We have 1278.17 bones / mini-bones.

Applications for new members: None

Sick and Distress: Marine John Pugliese Son has passed away, apparent suicide.

Report of Officers: None.

Old Business: None.

New Business: Motion was made by Ed Johnson to buy a ½ page ad for the Fall Conference, 2 nd by Ed O'Donnell, motion passed.

Good of the Pound: Intracoastal will be holding their Marine Birthday Ball on Saturday November 6 th at the Marriott Hotel in North Lauderdale. West Palm Beach Marine Corps Reserve Anglico will also be holding their Ball on November 6 th in West Palm Beach.

Announcements: Ed Weber mentioned there will be a bus chartered to take Vets to Homestead to see the Blue Angels perform, Louis Gewirth made a motion to donate 2 seats at $25 each, 2 nd by Tony Gutierrez, motion passed. Lou Calleja mentioned that Detachment 1045 will be renamed in honor of LCpl Justin J. Wilson who lost his life in Iraq. Lou also mentioned that the Spring Conference will be hosted again in Lake Buena Vista and that the FL Pack will be hosting the Growl at the SE Division Conference.

The schedule of the week's event for the USS Jason Durhan was discussed.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on January 27 th , 2011 at 1930.

2045 Growl Closed.

Scratchings of July 22, 2010 Growl

1935 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 5 dogs present.

Growl Scratching for April 2010 were not available, they will be read at the October Growl.

Members in Distress: None.

Financial Report: We have 1061.17 bones / mini-bones.

Applications for new members: None

Report of Officers: None.

Old Business: None.

New Business: Motion was made by Ed Johnson to buy a ½ page ad for the Fall Conference, 2 nd by Ed O'Donnell, motion passed.

Good of the Pound:

Announcements: Intracoastal will be holding their Marine Birthday Ball on Saturday November 6 th at the Marriott Hotel in North Lauderdale. West Palm Beach Marine Corps Reserve Anglico will also be holding their Ball on November 6 th in West Palm Beach.

There will be a ship commissioning in Post Lauderdale on November 12 th , more details forthcoming, contact Tony G. to sign on.

Dog Robber Joe Motes will be sending our annual donation to the Kennel for $29 bones.

Starting next Growl, notifications will also be going out via email.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on October 28 th at 1930.

2000 Growl Closed.

Dues collected: 10.00 bones, Fines collected: 00 bones, Merchandise Sold: None.

Scratchings of April 22, 2010 Growl

1950 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 5 dogs present.

Growl Scratching for January 2010. Motion to accept by Cliff Handerhan; seconded by Bob Coleman. Motion carried.

Members in Distress: None.

Financial Report: We have 1061.17 bones / mini-bones.

Applications for new members: None

Report of Officers: None.

Old Business: None.

New Business: None.

Good of the Pound: Jim Ruggiero will be attending this month's Miami Detachment meeting and will try to find out why they are not attending Growls.

Any thoughts on doing a Conference in the future to be hosted by our Pound and the Palm Beach Pound.

Announcements: Navy Appreciation Week, Intracoastal Detachment 1058 will be hosting some of the sailors and Marines at the St. John Restaurant at Bayview Drive between Oakland Park Blvd and Sunrise Blvd.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on July 22 nd at 1930.

2015 Growl Closed.

Dues collected: 10.00 bones, Fines collected: 0.00 bones, Merchandise Sold: None.

Scratchings of January 28, 2010 Growl

1940 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 9 dogs present.

Growl Scratching for October 2009. Motion to accept by Ed Weber; seconded by Cliff Handerhan. Motion carried.

Members in Distress: None.

Financial Report: We have 1466.88 bones / mini-bones.

Applications for new members: None

Report of Officers: None.

Old Business: None.

New Business: The Spring Conference, motion made by Ed O'Donnell to donate 25 bones to help out with their Bar, 2 nd by John Palermo, motion carried.

Summer Convention in Fort Lauderdale by Detachment 755, we need help. There will be a Leadership Training on the 18 th .

On Friday, February 6 th , we need help with our Wounded Warriors in Islamorada. Ed Weber made motion to donate 150 bones for the Pig Roast, 2 nd by Ed Johnson, motion carried.

Good of the Pound: None.

Announcements: Joe Motes asked for a donation of 25 bones for VA Sunrise Clinic Coffee Fund, Dave Benner made motion, 2 nd by John Palermo, motion carried.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on April 22 nd at 1930.

2015 Growl Closed.

Dues collected: 18.00 bones, Fines collected: 8.00 bones, Merchandise Sold: None.

Scratchings of October 8, 2009 Growl

1935 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 10 dogs present.

Guest: Lou Calleja, Department of Florida Pack Leader.

Growl Scratching for July 2009. Motion to accept by Ed Weber; seconded by Ed O'Connell. Motion carried.

Members in Distress: None.

Financial Report: We have 1624.88 bones / mini-bones.

Installation of Pack 192 was conducted by Lou Calleja, Department of Florida Pack Leader.

Applications for new members: None

Report of Officers: None.

Old Business: None.

New Business: None.

Good of the Pound: From Lou Calleja: Starting with the Fall Conference Growl, Oct 23, we will be bringing back pizza and beverages after the Growls. Bylaws for Pack have been written and are on our web site for our Dogs review. We will be voting on accepting them at the Oct 23 Growl. A budget will be ready for the membership's vote in June, during the Grand Growl. Coming-up in a few weeks is our Oct. 23rd Growl, please make an effort to attend and support your Pack.

Announcements: The Marine Corps Ball will be held Friday, November 6 th at the Pompano Beach Elks Club. Miami will be held November 7 th . West Palm Beach will also be held November 7 th.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on January 28 th at 1930.

2025 Growl Closed.

Dues collected: 20.00 bones, Fines collected: 22.25 bones, Merchandise Sold: None.

Scratchings of July 23, 2009 Growl

1950 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 8 dogs present.

Reading of Scratchings for April 2009. Motion to accept by Vito Rao; seconded by Bart Reno. Motion carried.

Members in Distress: James Ruggiero has been sick lately.

Financial Report: None was given.

Applications for new members: None

Report of Officers: Joe Motes read an email by Florida Pack Leader Lou Calleja.

Old Business: We will have 4 growls during the next year. John Palermo, Cliff Handerhan, Joe Motes, Ed O'Donnell and Ed Johnson will make visits to all 10 th District Detachment to recruits new Pubs.

New Business: Nominations and Elections were held for the following offices.

Pound Keeper – James Ruggiero

Sr. Vice – Cliff Handerhan, Jr.

Jr. Vice – Joe Motes

Police Dog – Bob Coleman

Dog Trainer – Ed O'Donnell

Smart Dog – Dave Benner

Mad Dog – Ed Johnson

Dog Robber – Joe Motes

Dog Robber Joe Motes cast one vote for each of the officers.

Good of the Pound: None

Announcements: The Marine Corps Ball will be held Friday, November 6 th at the Pompano Beach Elks Club.

Our next growl will be held at Post 142 on October 22 nd at 1930.

2035 Growl Closed.

Dues collected: 16.00 bones, Fines collected: 16.00 bones, Merchandise Sold: None.

Scratchings of April 23, 2009 Growl

2000 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 8 dogs present.

Reading of Scratchings for January 2009. Motion to accept by Bob Coleman; seconded by Bart Reno. Motion carried.

Members in Distress: Bob Beale's girl friend has beast cancer.

Financial Report: Joe Motes reported 1421.63 bones in the account. Motion to accept by Ed O'Donnell; seconded by David Benner. Motion carried.

Applications for new members: None

Report of Officers: Nothing to report.

Old Business: Still waiting to see which ship on Fleet Week will have the detachment of Marines.

New Business: During the October meeting of Detachments, we would like to run a combine meeting of the Tamarac & Intracoastal Detachment on October 21, 2009 , location to be determined.

Nominations of Officers:

Pound Keeper – open

Sr. Vice – Cliff Handerhan, Jr.

Jr. Vice – Joe Motes

Police Dog – Bob Coleman

Dog Trainer – Ed O'Donnell

Smart Dog – Dave Benner

Mad Dog – Ed Johnson

Good of the Pound: None

Announcements: None

Our next meeting will be held at Post 142 on July 23 rd at 1930.

2040 Growl Closed.

Dues collected: 16.00 bones, Fines collected: 7.00 bones, Merchandise Sold: 42.00 bones.

Scratchings of January 22, 2009 Growl

1945 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 8 dogs present.

Reading of Scratchings for September 2008.

Motion to accept by Bob Coleman; seconded by Ed Johnson. Motion carried.Members in Distress: John Palermo, James Ruggiero, and Peggy Bolender passed away.

Financial Report: Joe Motes reported 1463.46 bones in the account. No motion to accept was made.

Applications for new members: Bart Reno, Robert Powers and Chris Bolender.

Report of Officers: Nothing to report.

Old Business: It was decided this year's meetings will be: April 23 rd , July 23 rd and October 22 nd.

New Business:

Discussions on the upcoming Air/Sea Show.

Bob Coleman mentioned that Intracoastal Detachment has moved their meetings to Post 142 in Pompano.

Bob Coleman suggested that we should move our Pound meetings to Post 142 also.

Cliff Handerhan announced that our April Growl is Nominations for Officers and in our July Growl will have nominations and elections of Officers.

Good of the Pound:

Ed O'Donnell suggested we should have two combined meetings a year with the Tamarac and Intracoastal Detachments.

Announcements: Memorial Services for Peggy Bolender on Saturday 9:00am at St. Sebastian Church.

Our next meeting will be held at Post 142 on April 23 rd at 1930.

2045 Growl Closed.

Dues collected: 10.00 bones, Fines collected: 2.00 bones, two new memberships 70.00 bones.

Respectfully Submitted

Scratchings of September 25, 2008 Growl

1940 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 8 dogs present.

Reading of Scratchings for March.

Motion to accept by Ed Weber; seconded by James Ruggiero. Motion carried.

Financial Report: Joe Motes reported 1328.46 bones in the account. We wrote a check for 75 bones to the Pack from our dues collected this past year. No motion to accept was made.

No applications for new members.

Old Business: John Palermo reported no meeting in November, Ed Weber will bring to the floor at the Conference that the 10 th District hold a Growl at weekend, David Benner requested that we mail out reminders prior to the Growls, James Ruggiero requested that we visit each Detachment to promote our Pound and recruit new members. It was decided our next year's meetings will be: January 22 nd , April 23 rd , July 23 rd and October 22 nd . Motioned was made by Dave Benner, seconded by James Ruggiero for these future dates.

John Palermo mentioned that we took a full page ad for our Pound for the Detachment Conference Journal.

Members in Distress: No members reported.

New Business:

Cliff Handerhan mentioned that we are now in compliance with our EIN. Ed Johnson mentioned that the Intracoastal Detachment will be holding its annual Marine Corp Ball on November 8 th , tickets are $40.

Good of the Pound: Nothing to report.

Our next meeting will be held at Post 222 on January 22 nd at 1930.

2030 Growl Closed.

Dues collected: 16.00 bones, Fines collected: 17.00 bones.

Scratching of May 29, 2008 Growl

1940 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 7 dogs present.

Reading of Scratchings for March.

Motion to accept by Ed Weber; seconded by James Ruggiero. Motion carried.

Financial Report: Joe Motes reported $395.24 bones in the new account. We have a check for $1137.98 bones to be deposited from the old account. No Motion to accept was made.

No applications for new members.

John Palermo reported that the Tamarac Detachment has landed the Fall Conference and that we need to let the other Detachments aware so they will support us.

James Ruggiero suggested that we should hold meetings in the months of September and November and at our January meeting discuss which months we would hold the 2009 meetings.

Members in Distress:

Ed Johnson's wife is sick.

John Palermo's sister has breast cancer.

New Business:

James Ruggiero suggested we have a District meeting at the Summer Convention and that we should visit each Detachment to recruit new members.

Ed Webber brought back to the table the dues increase that was tables at the last meeting.

James Ruggiero motioned that we increase the dues for new members to $35 bones and renewals to $30 bones. Motioned was seconded by Ed Webber. Motion was carried.

A letter will be mailed to all members concerning the dues increase and the meeting dates.

Good of the Pound: Nothing to report.

Our next meeting will be held at Post 222 on September 25 th at 1930.

2030 Growl Closed.

Dues collected: $14.00 bones, Fines collected: $15.00 bones.

Scratching of March 27, 2008 Growl

1940 Opening Ceremonies

Roll call of Officers, 8 Dogs present.

Reading of Scratchings for January.

Motion to accept by Cliff Handerhan; seconded by Ed Webber. Motion carried.

Financial Report: Joe Motes reported $1678.98 bones in the account. We have opened a new bank account and we need to have an audit of the current account.

Motion to accept by Ed Weber; seconded by Cliff Handerhan. Motion carried.

No applications for new members.

Cliff reported that the 10 th District meeting will be held on May 2-4, 2008 in Marathon . We will also have a Growl.

Members in Distress:

James Ruggiero is still recovering.

New Business:

Joe Motes mention we now have the paper work from the IRS with our EIN. We are also incorporated with the State of Florida .

Cliff Handerhan mentioned we need to have a meeting to bring up the Dues increase from $25 to $35. Ed O'Donnell express that we should first consider getting new members to join the Devil Dogs and look at raising the dues later in the year.

John Palermo motioned that we should buy 100 forever stamps for $41.00 bones, seconded by Ed O'Connell, motion carried.

Good of the Pound: Nothing to report.

Our next meeting will be held at Post 222 on May 27 th at 1930.

2020 Meeting Closed.

Dues collected: $16.00 bones. Fines collected: $23.00 bones.



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