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Minutes June 23,2021

 

Secretary's Corner

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61-57 Maspeth Ave.

Maspeth N.Y. 11378

 718-746-3160


E-mail  VVAChapter32@AOL.com


Founding Principle:


“Never Again Will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another”

 

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President, Board Member

Manfred(Manny) Edenhofer

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Press Relations, Board Member

Michael O'Kane, PP

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Board Member

Raymond Orahblo

P V.P. , Board Member
Douglas Williams. Webmaster_
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Board Member

Don Fedynak

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Board Member

Jay Marksheid

A 2nd. V.P. , Board Member
Michael Daughtry
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Secretary

Phil Scanlan

A Board Member
Kenneth Trautman
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Treasurer, Board Member

Paul. A. Feddern 

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Board Member

Thomas (Milk) Bullaro_

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Appointed Chaplain- Thomas VanEttan

 
Board of Directors Meeting


BOD meeting began: June 23, 2021; 1P.M.

 

 

  1. The attendance was taken. See Chart Above and Roll Call: John Rowan (Guest),Tom McElhenney, Peter Becker, Daniel Angeles, Len William, Wm Hartnet and George Savastide as Xfer from Chapter 623, Fred Grundel (PLAV), Russel Feddern, Rubens Galchin, Mike Porcaro, Howard Bonsaing and Al Ranni.
      

  2. Pledge of Alegience. Statement of Motto and query regarding members in need.

  3. Doug opened meeting with recent visits to Vietnam Memorials within Queens, laid wreaths. Reference to desecration of the Elmhurst Memorial and subsequent cleanup. Arrest was made of an individual KB, 41yo career criminal with extensive RAP sheet, in 2 states NY and CA. Mutt failed to make $3500 bail and was remanded to jail. 
    Further discussion regarding cameras has support but NYC Parks refuses. Lighting is best defense. Closing is not in Veterans best interests. Next court date is July 6th and possibility of Mutt being sent to Rikers Island. Likelihood of Vets attending hearing is presumed.

  4. National Convention is in planning stages, venue is in Greensboro, NC. 

  5. Election results were prepared pending Secretary Position and Delegates to the convention. (Following the meeting Election Results were completed and submitted as required.)

  6. General discussion of teamwork as Paul had requested since he is significantly overloaded.
     

  7. General discussion of AED training planned for June 30, 2021 (Later cancelled due to death of PLAV member).

  8. Various DMV, EZPass and NYS Thruway discounts for Veterans with disabilities.

  9. Informed of PLAV Lottery sales and July 3rd BBQ.

  10. Discussion of 'Emergency Contacts' with inforrmation developed at last meeting

  11. Indigent Flag Distribution being planned with implemention due in a couple of months. Rules regarding treatment and responsibilities of flag sponsorship.

  12. American Legion is designated to control funding of support services expenses. Mike O'Kane planning effort to simplify process. 
     

  13. Mike O'Kane reviewed mentoring programs.
  14. Funding is available ror items such as wheel chairs, walkers, as well as duffel bags for members.
  15. John Rowan, Nat'l President VVoA; Southern District Director was present.

  16. Pau Advised of $100 from donation Elmhurst Veterans Association (annual).

 
 

       The General Meeting Ended at: JUN 23rd 2021 @ 3:00  P.M.


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