OCTOBER 30, 1992
Meeting called to order: 1900 hours.
Members present : Seventeen (17), a quorum.
Meeting adjourned: 2045 hours.
Wright: Called the meeting to order.
Willlams: Took roll call.
A1: On October 25, 1992, the Board of Directors held a
special meeting, in which Williams will read the
minutes from that meeting to the general membership.
Williams: Al, Chairman calls meeting to order. Mr. Secretary
place the following named Board Members in the
minutes, Al Haseltine Chairman V.V.G.S.Q. / David
Williams-Secretary/Treasurer, Sonny Hill-Member at
large/ Bo Hulbert-Outside Coordinator.
Members Present four (4), Mr. Secretary this
constitutes a quorum of the executive body of the
V.V.G.S.Q. minus the Vice Chairman & Member At Large
H-Unit who could not attend due to no fault of their
own. Also, two (2) members of good standing. The
purpose of this meeting is to bring fourth formal
charges of non-conformity of the By-Laws &
Constitution of the V.V.G.S.Q. Formal charges set
fourth against a Brother of long standing, namely one
Arnold Brown. Mr. Secretary the floor is now turned
over to the Outside Coordinator, Bo Hulbert who will
set fourth formal charges as Acting Vice Chairman. On
7/24/92 it was brought before the V.V.G.S.Q. Board Of
Directors attention that Arnold Brown's Military
Service was in question. Mr. Brown was placed on
ninety (90) days leave of absence as of 10/24/92
no such proof was given according to Cheif Sponsor,
Skip West, Sgt.
Opening purpose for Executive Body of the V.V.G.S.Q.
meeting is as follows. (1) To bring one of our
Brother's up for termination for not coming under the
Articals as set fourth in our Charter. In that.
Arnold Brown, a member of long standing has come
under question as to his Military records, (DD-214)
fcr being a qualified member under the qualification
for membership in the V.V.G.S.Q.
Mr. Chairman and fellow Soard Members, what is in
question pertains to Article IV, Membership Paragraph
B, Sub-Paragraph 1 Service, which states as follows,
to have a member of the U.S. Military Service and
served in and/on about Vietnam or it's
water/airspace, theater of operations during the
period of conflict of the Vietnam War and that person
meets the requirements of the VFW Rules and
Guidelines of the "Hostile US Military engagements",
or the member must have been a Vietnam Era Veteran.
The first question is our brother Arnold Brown so
To answer this question brother Arnold Brown had been
placed on a ninety (9) day leave of absence to whit it
would be given time for Mr. Brown to bring fourth a
copy of his DD214.
In attendance is our Chief Sponsor Sgt. Skip West. I
request permission from the Chairman to ask the Chief
Sponsor if Mr. Arnold Brown has so submitted his DD-
214 to this date?
Skip West, (Answer is no)!
Mr. Arnold Brown was not in attendance at this Board
of Directors meeting as it was offered to him to be.
Mr. Chairman and fellow Board of Directors it becomes
my duty as Outside Coordinator to notify each of you
that our Brother Arnold Brown brings fourth no
acceptable proof of his Military Service and with a
heavey heart I must ask this board to bring fourth a
date for termination of Arnold Brown, and that the
Chairman along with the Chief Sponsor collect all
hat's with affixed V.V.G.S.Q. logos on them and
that his name be removed from membership and inactive
lists fourth with.
Al: To sum up Arnold Brown has been terminated due to non-
conformity of the V.V.G.S.Q. By-Laws & VFW guidelines.
Sonny: How will this be taken care of if it comes up agaln?
Al: When a new member is first voted in, that member has
ninety days to obtain his DD-214. At the end of this
period, the member can be suspended for a period of
ninety days. During this time, he can not attend
meetings or any functions held by the V.V.G.S.Q. At
the end of this period, if the members still doesn't
have his DD-214, then the members can terminate his
Bo: When a member is voted in he should automatically send
and get his DD-214 and hopefully this will alleviate
future problems in having to get verification at a
Al: What we had to do Sunday night none of us happy about
and I am refereeing to the termination of Arnold
Bo: His hat's etc. have been confiscated and put up.
Al: According to our By-Laws we have to hold nominations
and elections for a new Vice Chairman even thou-gh we
have a temporary at present.
Sonny: I'd like to nomimte B. Grombaugh, Seconded by Bo.
Russell: I'd like to nominate our temporary W. Wright, Seconded
A1: After the votes were taken I'm happy to say we have a
new Vice Chairman and that is Mr. Grombaugh.
Here is some good news, Bob Ruiz is setting for Ido
Neinhuis is taking our paperworK to Mr. McVicar and
has aone so and it has been approved for us to have
our fund raiser. Also he said there should be no
problem in having our Christmas Banquet. On the food
sale the dates are, start it 12/1/92 end it 12/13/92
turn trust withdrawls in 12/21/92, checks cut to
vendors 12/30/92, call in orders 12/31/92, delivery
of fund raiser food items 1/16/92. On the photo shoot
part of the sale the photo's will be took on 1/9/92
and they should be ready for distribution on 1/30/92.
The monies for this sale will be took off of Novembers
Rose: Are we allowed to have any type of religouse ceramony
at our Banquet?
A1: On visitors, for our banquet's such as Christmas types
etc for members you can have anyone on your approved
visiting list come and that is all, unlike our
Scholarship Award Banquet where we can have outside
guests come other then just imediately approved
visitors. These are the only two (2) types of ways
visitors and our banquets work.
One member showed up (Spider).
Al: Those who saw Rebecca and would like to again, we need
to get another Sponsor to cover or we'll have to
cancel, because Skip won't be available, if we can't
he'll inform her for us that we have to cancel.
Roseveare : Us people that don't have anyone are we allowed to
invite another inmate?
Bo: No only approved visitors.
A1: Between now and real soon, xe need to find a Santa
Claus. Also, we've got to get Sponsors tc cover for
the Banquet, so lets get to checking it out and we've
got to have five Sponsors who will work that night.
So, lets get with our Sponsors first off, And then we
can check into other staff coverage. We also need to
get with our Sponsors on the food pick-ups for the
fund raiser. The candy is set to be picked up on the
13 or li of January, 1993, pepsi will be picked
on tne 15 of January, 1993.
This year, we'll do the paper work, to get H-Unit
brought up on the hill, to pick up their food.
Sonny: I have an application from inmate Kebs, H-42737 and
would like to make a motion to except him as a member
pending his DD-214. He was in the Navy from 7/23/68 to
Seconded by Rose, carried. DD-214 has already been
Inmate Cook tabled from last meeting we need to table
Once again so that Skip can look into his applicetlon.
I've got a list of stuff dealing with what Susie Ryde
is assisting our members with. Also if you want to
apply for a home loan I have the forms so you can pick
them up from me after the meeting.
Our member on the row has some of our important
pamphlets can they be got back?
Skip: I’11 look into it.
Miller: What about the pins, ribbons, etc.?
Skip: David get a list to me and I'll see about getting what
all is needed.
Williams: I'll get one put together as soon as I can and get it
Wayne: Can we get these meetings adjourned by 2100 hours cr
earlier so we can make our lock-ups?
A1: We'll do our best.
Russell : I make a motion to adjourn, seconded by Miller,