December General Meeting
Held in the Library on January 30, 2011


EXECUTIVE OFFICERS PRESENT
Chairman Fernando Lemus
Vice-Chairman Duane S. Butler
Secretary/Treasurer John Warren
Outside Coordinator Jeff Langnese
North Block Member-at-Large Chris Schuhmacher



Chairman Lemus called the meeting to order at 0801 hrs. Roll was called: 30 members present, 4 members excused, 2 members absent - there was a quorum. Our Sponsor, Lt. K. Evans was present. Two of our outside sponsors were present: JLynn Manley (our webmaster) and Gloria Godchaux (Operation:Mom). Thank you all for joining us.

All present were asked to remove their hats for a moment of silence for those Missing-in-Action, those Killed-in-Action, and all other service members deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world.

All members were asked if they received the December 2010 General Meeting minutes. All members did receive their minutes and no corrections were requested. A motion to accept the minutes was requested by Mr. Spillman and was seconded by Mr. Vick. A vote was taken and the motion passed.

SECRETARY/TREASURER'S REPORT :
Mr. John Warren: We have $16.04 in our account as of 2/1/2011. We gave Operation: MOM $1,754.74, which included a $40.00 donation from a couple of lawyers. We received $10.00 from hat sales to members, $6.00 donated by Mr. Rooke, and $0.04 from an inmate that zeroed out his account.


OUTSIDE COORDINATORíS REPORT :
Mr. Jeff Langnese: We have received the following correspondence since our last meeting:

V.V.A. Chapter 201: Between the Lines Ė Publication. Rochester, NY.
V.V.A. Chapter 20: Observation Post - Monthly Minutes. San Jose, CA.
4th Infantry Div. Association: The Ivy Leaves - Winter issue. St. Peters, MO.
Sgt. Jack Anderson: 4th INfantry Division - Letter. Baxter, KY.
Col. J.R. Franklin, USA-Retired - Letter. Pensacola, FL.
Bill Anderson - N.I.V.N. - Letter. Ephrata, WA.
Sgt. Richard Taylor - 4th Engineer Battalion - Letter, assistant editor of The Ivy Leaves. Las Vegas, NV.




COMMITTEE REPORTS :


BY-LAWS:

Mr. Harry Barton: Nothing new to report.



FOOD SALE:

Mr. John Warren: Our next food sale is in May, with a delivery date of June 26. We are in the process of putting our list together. Suggestions are welcome.



SCHOLARSHIP:

Mr. David Basile: Working on getting the scholarship packets out.



VIP OFFICE:

Mr. Ronald Self: On Friday, January 17, we had a veteranís workshop. The following reps came:

James Merriken Incarcerated Veterans Reentry Specialist, Domiciliary Service VA Palo Alto Health Care System
George Kennedy VISN 21 Re-Entry Specialist, Domiciliary Service VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Herman Sally, Jr. Outreach Specialist, Domiciliary Service VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Marcy Orosco, MSW Program Director The Salvation Army Harbor House


These people came and met with 27 inmates, including 11 of our group members. It is requested that more of our members come out and support these programs. The next workshop is on February 18. On another note, I am trying to get VVGSQ fleece beanies approved for us to use. I am still collecting the dog tags and ribbons forms. I will place the order soon.



COLOR GUARD:

Mr. Stanley Baer: Waiting for the new clothing for our color guard, which will be stored in the archives.



TV RECEPTION:

Mr. Geo Caffale: Nothing new to report.



HISTORIAN/WEBSITE:

Mr. Kevin Hagan: Still bringing it up to date. We have some photos to scan.



ST. JUDEíS RANCH:

Mr. Stan Baer:We have received a few cards to date.



STAMPS for SOLDIERS:

Mr. Pete Rooke: Coming along fine.



CAMARADERIE NIGHT:

Mr. John Warren: Our next event will be on Saturday, February 26 at 1730 hrs. in Education bldg. C-1. The movie will be Red (2010), 1h 51m, starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker. It is an action movie with a touch of comedy that deals with a group of retired CIA field agents that have found life after the agency. Their existence is threatened when some of the retirees are being killed off by unknown persons. The movie will start playing no later than 1750 hrs. in order for our Close-B brethren to enjoy the whole movie.



R.E.A.L. CHOICES:

Mr. Harry Barton: We are on a holding pattern. We will be back next month.



TOY PROGRAM:

Mr. Kevin Hagan: Excused for the Holiday Toy Program. Mr. Warren: We have received the following donations so far:

St. Paul's Episcopal Church of San Rafael $500
Willie MacLean on behalf of the Hellís Angels $1,500
Ms. Jean Saya of Cal-Skate Roller Rink $250
Reaching Behind the Walls $500
Kid Street Learning Center 80 handmade dolls retailing for $2,000
Mrs. Monnica Thelen $20
Ms. Patricia Mulligan $20
Mr. Silas Geneson Various toys
USMCR Toys for Tots Program Assorted toys
Vietnam Veterans Group of San Quentin $1,714.73


Mrs. Megan Cramer was our toy shopper. Mr. Joe Pettiti helped us out with the distribution. This Holiday Season, we were able to help 210 children. Thank you so much to all of the donors, staff, and members who selflessly helped with the Holiday Toy Program. On a sad note, Santa Claus was missed by all! This committee is now stood down.



TAB'S FOR TOT'S:

Mr. Rooke: Everything is coming along fine.



PRESENTATION BOXES:

Mr. Chris Schuhmacher: Nothing new at this time.





OLD BUSINESS:


Chairman Lemus asked if there was any Old Business. There was none.


NEW BUSINESS

Chairman Lemus opened the floor to any New Business.

Gloria thanked the group for the generous donation. The check came and it will be put to use for the February 12 packing day. Golden Mom Misty Stumbleís other son is in one of the units that we will send packages to this time. We plan to pack some 100 boxes.
Thank you all for the personalized notes that you wrote. They were screened by the Lt. and will be sent out along with the packages.

Mr. Kaser put forth to the group that the Catholic Chapel is getting rid of three pews. They do not want these pews burned, so they contacted us to see if we wish to use the lumber off these pews for the making of presentation boxes. The group decided that this was a good idea. The Lt. will get them moved to the Hobby Shop for the purpose.

We have two new members joining us this morning: Mr. Joseph Ryan and Mr. Greg Sanders. Mr. Sanders was a previous member who returned to us from another place. Welcome guys!

On Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 0300 hrs., Mr. Joe Diggs passed away. Joe was an inspiration to all who knew him. He was an outstanding brother and a selfless veteran who was always willing to go out and help a fellow incarcerated veteran, regardless of whether or not he was a member. Joe has moved on and he will be missed. Take care brother and rest in peace, you have earned it!

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Mr. Hagan and was seconded by Mr. Barton. A vote was taken and the motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 0839 hrs.




NEXT CAMARADERIE NIGHT: Saturday, February 26, 2011.

NEXT GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Sunday, February 27, 2011.

SUBMITTED


(SIGNED)					        (SIGNED)		
J. WARREN				                DATE
T-86358						        
V.V.G.S.Q. Secretary/Treasurer	    	            	


NOTED

(SIGNED) (SIGNED) F. LEMUS DATE K-69511 V.V.G.S.Q. Chairman

NOTED

(SIGNED) (SIGNED) K. EVANS DATE Correctional Lieutenant V.V.G.S.Q. Chief Sponsor

Vietnam Veterans Group of San Quentin Chief Sponsor: Lt. K. Evans, (415) 454-1460 x 5716 San Quentin State Prison Co-Sponsor: Sgt. D. Moore, (415) 454-1460 x 5861 1 Main Street San Quentin, CA 94964

WEB SITE - http://vvgsq.tripod.com

Brothers Helping Brothers





UPCOMING EVENTS



February 12, 2011  Operation: MOM Packing Day in Education Bldg. B @ 0800 hrs.
February 18, 2011  Veteranís Workshop in Education Bldg. B-2 @ 1000 hrs.
February 26, 2011  Camaraderie Night in Education Bldg. C-1 @ 1730 hrs.
February 27, 2011  General Meeting in the Library @ 0800 hrs.

March 18, 2011	   Veteranís Workshop in Education Bldg. B-2 @ 1000 hrs.
March 26, 2011	   Camaraderie Night in Education Bldg. C-1 @ 1730 hrs.
March 27, 2011	   General Meeting in the Library @ 0800 hrs.

April 15, 2011     Veteranís Workshop in Education Bldg. B-2 @ 1000 hrs.
April 23, 2011     Camaraderie Night in Education Bldg. C-1 @ 1730 hrs.
April 24, 2011     General Meeting in the Library @ 0800 hrs.

May 1, 2011        Food Sale Fundraiser Begins, Lists Passed Out.
May 16, 2011       Deadline for Sponsor(s) to Receive Scholarship Applications.
May 20, 2011       Deadline for Scholarship Committee to Choose Recipients.
May 20, 2011       Veteranís Workshop in Education Bldg. B-2 @ 1000 hrs.
May 21, 2011       Camaraderie Night in Education Bldg. C-1 @ 1730 hrs.
May 22, 2011       General Meeting in the Library @ 0800 hrs.
May 31, 2011       Food Sale Fundraiser Ends, All Lists Due.

June 17, 2011      Veteranís Workshop in Education Bldg. B-2 @ 1000 hrs.
June 25, 2011      Camaraderie Night in Education Bldg. C-1 @ 1730 hrs.
June 26, 2011      General Meeting in Education Bldg. B @ 0700 hrs.
June 26, 2011      Food Sale Delivery in Education Bldg. B.

July 9, 2011       24th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet in Main Visiting @ 1630 hrs.




CURRENT ROSTER





NAME CDC # BRANCH OF SERVICE UNIT V.V.G.S.Q.
Arnold, Richard P-27171 U.S. Army 11-B10 Voting Member
Baer, Stan K-06285 U.S. Marine Corps HQSV Base Tel Color Guard Chair / Scholarship / Toy Program / Historian Website / VIG
Barton, Harry C-03120 U.S. Navy CVS 12, USS Hornet By-Laws Chair / R.E.A.L. Choices Chair / Color Guard / VIG
Basile, David C-70016 U.S. Army 3rd Brigade, 3rd Battalion Scholarship Chair / By-Laws / Toy Program / Historian Website / TV Reception / VIG
Beavers, Lawson P-14974 U.S. Army E Co., 407 Div. Color Guard / R.E.A.L. Choices
Botha, Gary D-88086 U.S. Army 72-B 20-P VIG
Butler, Duane D-91464 U.S. Army 15-D / 13-E VVGSQ Vice Chairman / VIG
Caffale, Giovanni D-97941 U.S. Marine Corps 353 Leopards, Sniper Sergeant-at-Arms / TV Reception Chair /Color Guard / Scholarship / Toy Program / VIG
Capell, Trenton E-91949 U.S. Army 31 Kilo Color Guard / Scholarship / VIG
Frye, Joe C-17337 Prob. 2/27/11 @ 5/22/2011 Meeting
Hagan, Kevin C-86518 U.S. Navy LPD7, USS Cleveland Toy Program Chair / Historian Website Chair / R.E.A.L. Choices / VIG
Hickman, Hugh K-32967 U.S. Marine Corps 0311 Voting Member
Jones, Malcolm J-04780 U.S. Navy USS Coral Sea VIG
Kaser, Robert D-41415 U.S. Army Old Guard VIG
Kess, Phillip G-62396 U.S. Army 13 Bravo, Fort Hood Voting Member
Langnese, Jeff D-38652 U.S. Army 11-B VVGSQ Outside Coordinator / VIG
Lemus, Fernando K-69511 U.S. Air Force 320th SPS VVGSQ Chairman / VIG
Morris, Darren K-36952 U.S. Air Force 50th Supply Sqdrn. Voting Member
Parker, Anthony D-20753 U.S. Navy Av. Mach. Mate, NAS Whidbey Isl. VVGSQ H-Unit Member-at-Large / R.E.A.L. Choices /Toy Program
Polley, Ahmad C-57727 U.S. Coast Guard Air Station S.F. Color Guard / VIG
Robinson, Joe K-52086 U.S. Army 12 Bravo - 10 Color Guard / R.E.A.L. Choices
Rooke, Pete C-76159 U.S. Army 57F20, 348 S&S Stamps for Soldiers Chair / Tabs For Tots Chair
Ryan, Joseph AC-7656 Probation 1/30/11 - 4/24/11 Meeting
Sanders, Greg E-05222 Prob 1/30/2011 @ 4/22/2011 Meeting
Schuhmacher, Chris T-31014 U.S. Air Force 311 TRS VVGSQ N/B Member-at-Large / Presentation Boxes Chair / Color Guard
Self, Ronald K-21055 U.S. Marine Corps 5th Pltn, 1st Force Recon. VIP Office Chair / VIG
Snider, James F-30077 U.S. Navy Boiler Tech, USS Blandy DD943 Voting Member
Spillman, Glen F-42695 U.S. Army 11B, 1/9 Ė 7th Inf. Div. Fort Ord By-Laws / Toy Program / Scholarship / Historian/Website / VIG
Stauffer, Paul T-80750 Voting Member
Torkelson, Edwin F-78693 U.S. Navy AQ, NAS Whidbey Island Voting Member
Trevino, Danny J-93154 Prob. 2/27/2011 @ 5/22/2011 Meeting
Tupling, Albert K-26855 U.S. Navy USS Midway Voting Member
Vick, Ernie P-59262 U.S. Marine Corps 0211, 1st Mar Div. VIG
Warren, John T-86358 U.S. Navy BM, NAS Lemore VVGSQ Secretary/Treasurer / Camaraderie Night Chair
Wells, James B. C-44955 U.S. Marine Corps 6613 - AE Probation 8/17/10 - 2/27/11 Meeting
Willis, Edward E-08652 U.S. Navy DLG 25, USS Bainbridge Voting Member











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