Sunday May 17, 2008
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS PRESENT
VICE-CHAIRMAN J. BLAIR
SECRETARY/TREASURER R. PORTUNE
OUTSIDE COORDINATOR J.B. WELLS
MEMBERS AT LARGE
NORTH BLOCK J. DIGGS
H-UNIT A. PARKER
Meeting was called to order at 1800 hrs. by Vice Chairman J. Blair. Roll was called. A quorum of 29 voting members were present, 13 members were excused and 0 members were absent. Appropriate sponsorship was present. Debra Sheldon, Vice Principal.
Members were asked to remove their hats for a moment silence for American Prisoners of War, those Missing in Action, those Killed in Action, and for our troops deployed around the world.
Members were asked to indicate if they received their minutes of the last meeting. A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes from the April 2008 meeting. A vote was taken and passed to accept the minutes.
TREASURER REPORT: (R. Portune) To date we have in our account $2,648.40. $200.00 is earmarked for the truck rental for the food sale. And $110.00 is earmarked for the Hat fund. That leaves us with $2,338.40 for charitable donations.
OUTSIDE COORDINATOR: (J.B. Wells)
|Airborne Static Line||Georgia
|Rev. Ray O. Dugdale
||Letter, Ridgefield, WA
|Col. J. Ross Franklin (USA-RET.)
||Letter, Pensacola, FL
||N.I.V.N., Ephrata, WA
|Mr. Frank Schoch
||Airborne Static Line
|CSM Rock Merritt
||508th Airborne Assn. North Carolina
|VVA Chapter #563
||Newsletter, Petaluma, CA
|VVA Chapter 20
|Hope & Help
||Prison Ministries CO.
|Richard G. Becker
||82nd Airborne Association
||Jeffery J. Brodeur
||KWVA National Director MA
||82th Airborne Assn. England
|The California Zephyr
|Harvest Vision Church
||Veterans Workforce Specialist CA
||187th Airborne Fort Campbell KY
|N.I.V.N. Tony Thompson
||Hays St. Prison-Trion GA
BYLAWS: Mr. Northrop - nothing to report.
FOOD SALE: Mr. Portune - gave a comprehensive report on the food sale.
SOCIAL: Mr. Portune - the social is on track. Portune asked if any member had any dietary concerns. Please notify him if you do.
COLOR GUARD: Mr. Caffale - nothing to report.
COMMARADERIE NIGHT: Mr. Stetler - Camaraderie night went well on the 17th of this month. All who came had a good time.
REAL CHOICE: Mr. Renteria - Nothing to report.
STAMPS FOR SOLDIERS: Mr. Schuhmacher - nothing to report.
GRANTS: Mr. Singler - gave a short synopsis as to why we may not be receiving grants.
SCHOLARSHIP: Mr. Leavitt - nothing new to report.
TAB'S FOR TOTS: Mr. Sanders - nothing to report.
Motion was made to allow the S.Q.T.V. to film our Annual Scholarship Social. The motion was voted on and passed.
A motion was made to adjourn the meeting, the motion was seconded. The motion passed.
The next meeting will be on May 29, 2008.
Robert Portune M.W. CRAMER
Secretary/Tresurer Correctional Lieutenant
V.V.G.S.Q. Chief Sponsor
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