General Meeting
Sunday July 27, 2008


                                      EXECUTIVE OFFICERS PRESENT
              
                                    CHAIRMAN                  K. HAGAN   
                                    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 8:00 hrs. by Chairman K. Hagan. Roll was called, 42 members were present; a quorum, 4 members were excused and 1 members was absent and an appropriate sponsorship was present. Debra Sheldon SAI, Sergeant Schroeder, Gloria Godchaux, and Dotty Selmeczki from Operation Mom's.

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 months meeting. A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes from the June meeting. A vote was taken and passed to accept the minutes.

TREASURER'S REPORT: (R. Portune) the expenditures were explained. We have a balance of $139.00.


OUTSIDE COORDINATOR: (J.B. Wells)
VVA Chap. 20 >"Between the Lines" Publication-Rochester, NY
N.I.V.N. Tony Thompson Hays State Prison Trion, GA
N.I.V.N. Bill Anderson Ephrata, WA
N.I.V.N. Chaplain R. Dugdale Ridgefield, WA
VVA Chap. #190 Craig McLaren Atmore, AL
"Airborne Quarterly" magazine New Winsor, MD thanks Bill
"Army Echoes" Army Retirement Service Alexandria, VA
Jeffrey J. Brodeur KWVA National Director 2 letters and photos
Colonel William E. Weber (USA-Ret.)
Robert E. Gagnon Secretary/Treasurer card and photos 82nd Airborne Golden Gate Chapter
Richard L. Talbott, M.S. Regional Manager Department of Veterans Affairs
The Graybeards Korean War Veterans
Harvest Vision Church
Ketteth J. (Rock) Merritt 508th Airborne
Mr. Frank Schoch Veterans Corner
Mr. Richard G. Becker, Past National President 82nd Airborne Division Association
VVA Chapter #20 New York
Bob Hayes 508th Airborne Letter and photos
82nd Airborne Association Paraglide
Hope & Help Prison Ministries Gerret & Wilma
Sgt. Maj. Millard R. Ball US Army Ret. 187th Airborne Association
The Rakkasan Shimbun 187th Airborne Regiment Association
Luis J. Gutierrez Command Sergeant Major U.S. Army Special Forces (Ret.)
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Cutting 82nd Airborne Golden Gate Chapter Assn.
Mr. Chuck Massey 82nd Airborne Golden Gate Chapter Assn.
Gy. Sgt. Lanning VMFA (AN) Unit 78530 FPOAE 09503-8530
Operation Mom's Dotty & Gloria Thanking us for our donation to Mom's




COMMITTEE REPORTS:


BY-LAWS: Mr. Northrop: We have submit new By-Laws.

FOOD SALE: Mr. Portune: The food sale is on stand down till next year.

SOCIAL: Mr. Portune: nothing to report

COLOR GUARD: Mr. Caffale: meeting after this meeting.

SCHOLARSHIP: Mr. Leavitt: is on stand down till next year.

STAMPS FOR SOLDIERS: Mr. Schuhmacher: we would like to clarify that the stamps for soldiers program is used stamps still on envelops. These stamps are peeled off envelops, and are used as therapy for wounded soldiers. We will send out a box of stamps this week. Mr. Northrop ask the group for permission to send certificates of appreciation to the lady's from the San Francisco museum of fine arts.

COMMARADERIE NIGHT: Mr. Stetler: working with Debra Sheldon to set up a date for this event. Remember to bring some snacks.

REAL CHOICE: Mr. Renteria: Nothing to report.

GRANTS: Mr. Singler: discussion will be held with the new Executive Body.

TAB'S FOR TOTS: Mr. Sanders: nothing to report.

OLD BUSINESS:


No Old Business...

NEW BUSINESS

Two new members have joined the group. They are Mr. Byars and Mr. Holloway. They made a short statement regarding their service and were welcomed to the group. These gentlemen have started their probationary period.

The motocycle poker run that we are sponsoring will donate all the money they make to our Toy Program and Operation Mom's. The group was asked which pin we would like to be presented to each person who participates in this poker run; a vote was taken and we will present a Spooky Pin to each participant. Mr. Northrop is funding the cost of these pins and will make them in the group's name.

Gloria from Operation Mom's made a proposal to have a packing day for our troops on the first of November. A vote was taken and passed.

EXECUTIVE BODY ELECTIONS: all new members were reminded they can not vote. Secret ballots were passed out by the Sergeant of Arms and collected. The two sponsors counted the votes. The results are:

Chairman Mr. Northrop
Vice-Chairman Mr. Singler
Secretary/Treasurer Mr. Portune
Outside Coordinator Mr. Lemus
Member at Large North Block Mr. Baer
Member at Large H-Unit Mr. Parker


The new Executive Body gave brief thank you(s)

Chairman Mr. Hagan thanked Debra Sheldon, Sergeant Schroeder, Gloria Godchaux, and Dotty Selmeczki for sponsoring our meeting.

Chairman Hagan thanked the group.

A motion to adjourn was made and seconded. Motion was passed.
Meeting adjourned at 0848 hrs

NEXT MEETING
August 31, 2008. Ducats will be sent.




Robert Portune                                         M.W. CRAMER
Secretary/Tresurer                                     Correctional Lieutenant
                                                       V.V.G.S.Q. Chief Sponsor





NOTE FROM NEW CHAIRMAN:
If you would like to be considered to chair a committee, please submit your name and committee title to the Secretary/Treasurer in cell 2-N-32 no less than 10 days before our next meeting on August 31st. Thank You.



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