October General Meeting
Held in the Library on October 31, 2010
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 H-Unit Member-at-Large Anthony Parker
Chairman Lemus called the meeting to order at 0805 hrs. Roll was called: 25 members present, 9 members excused 2 members absent - there was a quorum. Our Chief Sponsor, Lt. K. Evans was present. One of our outside sponsors were present: JLynn Manley (our webmaster). Thank you all for coming.
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 Septmeber 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. Barton and was seconded by Mr. Spillman. A vote was taken and the motion passed.
SECRETARY/TREASURER'S REPORT :
Mr. John Warren: We have $121.47 in our account as of 10/28/2010. We have a donation of $64.00 from Mr. Langnese to post. After that, we will issue a check for $185.00 to pay for the last order of hats.
OUTSIDE COORDINATOR’S REPORT :
Mr. Jeff Langnese: We have received the following correspondence during the month of September:
Between the Lines This is a V.V.A. Chapter 20 publication, Rochester, NY. Thank you Chapter 20 for always mentioning us. V.V.A. Chapter 20: Letter from Ron Trovato: Mr. Trovato is the writer for the Incarcerated Report section of Between the Lines. Thank you Ron. Colonel W. E. Weber (U.S. Army Ret.) – Letter: Editor Airborne Quarterly, New Windsor, MD. Karen Stanley (Weber) – Letter: Karen is the writer for the And Some Are Not So Lucky section of the Airborne Quarterly and has written often about the V.V.G.S.Q. Thanks Karen. Sgt. James Smith – 4th Infantry Division – Letter: Hickory Valley, TN. Sgt. Jack Anderson – 4th Infantry Division – Letter: Baxter, KY. V.V.A. Chapter 201: Letter and Sep. & Oct. minutes, San Jose, CA. It was really good hearing from you. Colonel J. R. Ross (U.S. Army Ret.) – 2 letters: Pensacola, FL. Tony Thompson Active Vet – 2 letters, Oglethorpe, GA. N.I.V.N.: 2 letters and a card from Bill Anderson in Ephrata, WA. Thanks Bill. N.I.V.N.: 2 letters and a card from Rev. R. Dugdale in Ridgefield, WA. Thank you Ray. V.V.A. Chapter 190: The Eagle Speaks, Atmore, AL. Hang in there guys. G.O.G.I.: Multiple letters from Coach Mara and Coach Davida. The Veteran. This is the official publication of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
Thank you all for corresponding with us!
COMMITTEE REPORTS :
Mr. Harry Barton: We will discuss the proposed changes under Old Business.
Mr. Fernando Lemus: The last day for food sale forms pick up is today. The Trust forms will be submitted on November 9, not November 3 as printed on the forms. 10% of the net will go to the IWF. Some of the runners need to be more visible when going around picking up forms. We have some $32,000 in sales. The proceeds from this sale will be split 50-50 between the Toy Program and Operation Mom. The delivery day will be Sunday, December 5.
Mr. Ronald Self: No report, excused for a visit.
Mr. Stanley Baer: There is no Run-to-the-Pen event scheduled for this year, we have no commitments at this time. There is no news on getting new clothing for the Color Guard. On other news, Mr. Butler and our other comrades in the Machine Shop did a wonderful job of casting, shaping, and polishing our new eagle flag ornament. Thank you.
Mr. Caffale: The free staff is going on vacation and have not heard anything from our outside volunteers. The bids for replacing our outdated equipment have expired and they need to be redone. We need new quotes. In addition, the funds are on hold for now.
Mr. Kevin Hagan: Nothing to report at this time. Mr. Spillman has volunteered to be a part of this committee.
ST. JUDE’S RANCH:
Mr. Baer: The program is not going very well. We have received three cards to date. Posters are up in North Block and will be up in H-Unit as well.
STAMPS for SOLDIERS:
Mr. Pete Rooke: We have problems with the receptacles in North Block. I will set up a new plastic container like the one for the tabs.
Mr. John Warren: On Saturday, October 30, seven members watched Taking Chance. As a reminder, there will be a special camaraderie event for Thursday, November 11 at 1200 hrs. It is Veteran’s Day and it is fitting that we should get together on that day. The movie will be A Bridge too far. This is a 3-hour movie, so we will be starting the show no later than 12:30 pm. Lt. Evans will join us on that day.
Mr. Harry Barton: Nothing new to report.
TAB'S FOR TOT'S:
Mr. Rooke: We need new signs made. We have some 20 lbs. ready for shipping. Everything is looking good.
Mr. Kevin Hagan: The narrative for the 22nd Annual San Quentin Holiday Toy Program has been resubmitted for approval with the Santa suit paragraph removed. Letters to prospective donors have been mailed out. The toys will be distributed on December 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, and 25th.
Mr. Chris Schuhmacher: Let us start planning for Operation MOM.
Chairman Lemus asked if there was any Old Business.
Mr. Barton took the floor and introduced the proposed changes to the By-Laws. After much discussion and time, Lt. Evans asked that the matter be tabled and discussed at our next meeting. He was going to get together with the By-Laws committee and hash out the proposed language. Then Mr. Warren will type up the proposals and pass them out to all members for study prior to coming to the meeting. Note: Mr. Evans met with the By-Laws committee on Thursday, November 4. The language has been ironed out and Mr. Warren will have the proposals out to all members soon.
Chairman Lemus opened the floor to any New Business.
One probationary member was voted in by a majority vote. A big WELCOME ABOARD goes out to Mr. Paul Stauffer.
Chairman Lemus put forth a proposal to change the day of the meetings to Saturday. After a quick discussion and disapproval by our sponsor and volunteer present, the matter was removed from the floor.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Mr. Spillman and was seconded by Mr. Parker. A vote was taken and the motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 0950 hrs.
NEXT CAMARADERIE NIGHT: Thurday, November 11, 2010. Bring your snacks!
NEXT GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Sunday, November 21, 2010.
(SIGNED) (SIGNED) J. WARREN DATE T-86358 V.V.G.S.Q. Secretary/Treasurer
APPROVED / DISAPPROVED
(SIGNED) (SIGNED) F. LEMUS DATE K-69511 V.V.G.S.Q. Chairman
APPROVED / DISAPPROVED
(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
November 9, 2010 Money for the Food Sale goes to Trust Office. November 11, 2010 Armistice Day(1918) / Veteran's Day(1954) November 11, 2010 Camaraderie Day - @ 1200 hrs. November 21, 2010 Monthly Meeting @ 0800 hrs. in the Library. November 25, 2010 Turkey Day Holiday. November 26, 2010 Day After Turkey Day Holiday. December 4, 2010 Delivery of Food Sale Dry Goods. December 5, 2010 Food Sale Delivery to the General Population. December 11, 2010 V.V.G.S.Q. Toy Program in Visiting Rooms. December 12, 2010 V.V.G.S.Q. Toy Program in Visiting Rooms. December 18, 2010 V.V.G.S.Q. Toy Program in Visiting Rooms. December 19, 2010 V.V.G.S.Q. Toy Program in Visiting Rooms. December 25, 2010 V.V.G.S.Q. Toy Program in Visiting Rooms. January 6, 2011 Camaraderie Night – at 1700 hrs. or when the Lower Yard opens. January 7, 2011 December’s Monthly Meeting @ 0800 hrs. in the Library.
NAME CDC # BRANCH OF SERVICE UNIT V.V.G.S.Q. Arnold, Richard P-27171 U.S. Army 11-B10 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 Diggs, Joe J-82153 U.S. Army 6 AO VIG 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 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 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 Lott, Robert J-85191 U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Div. Morris, Darren K-36952 U.S. Air Force 50th Supply Sqdrn. 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 Robinson, Joe K-52086 U.S. Army 12 Bravo - 10 Color Guard / R.E.A.L. Choices / VIG Rooke, Pete C-76159 U.S. Army 57F20, 348 S&S Stamps for Soldiers Chair / Tabs For Tots Chair Schuhmacher, Chris T-31014 U.S. Air Force 311 TRS VVGSQ N/B Member-at-Large / Presentation Boxes Chair Self, Ronald K-21055 U.S. Marine Corps 5th Pltn, 1st Force Recon. Snider, James F-30077 U.S. Navy Boiler Tech, USS Blandy DD943 Spillman, Glen F-42695 U.S. Army 11B, 1/9 – 7th Inf. Div. Fort Ord By-Laws / Toy Program / Historian/Website Stauffer, Paul T-80750 Torkelson, Edwin F-78693 U.S. Navy AQ, NAS Whidbey Island Tupling, Albert K-26855 U.S. Navy USS Midway 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 / @ 11/21/10 Meeting Willis, Edward E-08652 U.S. Navy DLG 25, USS Bainbridge
FOOD DELIVERY CREW
GATE SQUAD COLLECTING CARDS
ORDER PULLING PAPERWORK SQUAD
CONDEMNED ORDER PULLING SQUAD
FIRST CHECK TABLE SQUAD
CUSTOMER DELIVERY TABLE SQUAD
Butler, Duane S.
SET-UP / CLEAN-UP