Meeting Minutes 2020

Chapter 925 Meeting - March 3, 2020

Meeting called to order at 7 PM by Rich Gregory, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Rich

Visitors:


Prayer:
by Charles Squires

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

Roll Call - Johnny, Gary, Rich, Jerry, Charles, MJ, Bob, Marilyn

Reading of the Minutes- approved

Treasurer Report: $4844.22

Membership:
112 VVA (111 Life members)15 AVVA Members, 11 Life

Correspondence - USO - thankful for our donation

Honor Guard
- 3 events, 5 events coming up

AVVA - more ladies or gentleman to join…coupons, coupons
Coupons 2019 13030 coupons, value $24963.70 out to 6 foreign bases
Only manufactured coupons - must be within 4 months of expiration

Chaplain - nothing new

Fundraising: March 20 and 21 - at Sam’s. Week of the car show. Sign up next month.
May 22 - May 23 and Nov. 6 and 7

Old Business: Veteran magazine - picture of our Christmas gathering

New Business: Charles Davies, new member, is now Second VP for State Council and will do the State Newsletter
Next month is AVVA elections.

State Council - Terry - Sam Brick is president, John Gossett is treasurer.
Region 3 at Annapolis March 20, 21
Little discussion on VVA plan for dissolution
Chapters will only get membership checks once a year. Money may run out within 4 years.

Vet Center - March 27th Vietnam Experience
Frank from Congressman Rice’s office talked about VA, Blue Water Navy, new VA clinic
God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:31PM

Chapter 925 Meeting - February 4, 2020
Meeting called to order at 7 PM by Rich Gregory, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Rich

Visitors:
- 2 new members, 2 visitors

Prayer:
by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

Roll Call - Johnny, Gary, Rich, Jerry, Charles, MJ,

Reading of the Minutes- approved

Treasurer Report: $

Membership:
112 VVA (111 Life members)15 AVVA Members, 11 Life

Correspondence - Welcome Home Center - year end report
From Cordell Allen - thanks for the Christmas gift card
Thanks from concert program for our donation.

Honor Guard
- 3 events. One on Thursday. Bugle is ordered.

AVVA - get those coupons in

Chaplain - Charles - surgery tomorrow, Bob - prostate out today.

Fundraising: March 20 and 21 - at Sam’s. Week of the car show. Sign up next month.
May 22 - May 23 and Nov. 6 and 7

Old Business: Marilyn - gave the Walmart cards to their people. So thankful for them.
County office for Veterans Affairs moved to near J. Reuben Long center.

New Business: Charles Davies - new member - is taking over State Newsletter
Picture from Christmas may be in the Veteran soon. Chapter Elections are next year
6 PM Blue Star Mothers at a church in Longs - honoring Vietnam Vets

Using the Commissary and Base Exchange - 10% - 100 disabled can use. Must get card. VA or VVA website on how to get ID card for access to bases. For spouses as well.

Jerry - thanks to MJ and Don for their Color Guard work since forever
State Council - Feb 9. talking about dissolution of VVA National. May be tabled. Report next meeting.

Jaime - DAV 9th district conference - Honor Guard presented there. Thanks

God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:36 PM

Chapter 925 Meeting - January 7, 2020
Meeting called to order at 7 PM by Rich Gregory, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Rich

Visitors:
-

Prayer:
by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

Roll Call - Johnny, Gary, Bob, Rich, Jerry

Reading of the Minutes- approved

Treasurer Report: $

Membership:
112 VVA (111 Life members)15 AVVA Members, 11 Life

Correspondence - Thank you from the Community Kitchen, Welcome Home Center, and one family. Card from Camp Corral.

Honor Guard
- 29 events last year with only 8 funerals.

AVVA - Still doing coupons

Chaplain - Charles Squires in VA Emergency with a stroke

Fundraising: March 20 and March 21 for Sam’s. Signup sheet next meeting.

Old Business: November, Sam’s Club did well. Christmas dinner and gift certificates paid by chapter with that fundraiser. Legally we may not be able to pay for chapter member dinner as we advertise 100% going to help veterans in need.
Motion passed to everyone pays for their own dinner.

New Business: Usually give USO $100 each year. Motion - to continue this year.
Motion - chapter buy new bugle - passed
State Council - Feb 9th. Each chapter can only have 2 members voting. Election year -
Make sure you get your Real ID.

God Bless America by Gary

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM