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Minutes 01/29/2021

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 Shall One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another”

 

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President, Board Member

Manfred(Manny) Edenhofer

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Board Member

Raymond Orahblo

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

Jay Marksheid

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

Philip Scanlan

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Board Member

Donald Fedynak

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Press Relations, Board Member

Michael O'Kane, PP

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Board Member

Appointed Chaplain- Thomas VanEttan

Board of Directors Meeting

Please Note: Due to the complexity of the Virtual Meeting Platform; as well as numerous individuals'  technical issues and difficulties; the overall meeting was realigned as a free form meeting. This change had a very positive effect on the Social aspect as well! 

BOD meeting began: January 29, 2021; 08:15P.M.

  1. The attendance was taken. See Chart Above.

  2. Pres. Manny Edenhofer:  addressed a VVA National issue regarding NATIONAL (VIRTUAL)  MEETING with regard to voting rights as opposed to live.

  3.  National Incorporated in N.Y. State possibly pertinent to determination.


Board meeting ended at: January 29, 2021; 08:15P.M.

Statement of Founding Principle.Please see above.
Roll Call. Present: John de: Polish American Post; Len; Jay Marksheid; Don Fedynak;  Danny Seaman;  Bob Bucks; Russ; Allen; Al Ranni; Bill Ellis

  1. Acceptance of Minutes: NO CURRENT MINUTES AVAILABLE TO ACCEPT.                                 Motion by: ……N/A………… Second by:…N/A……………

  2. Budget Report.

    1. As a substitute for Annual Holiday Party during the Pandemic and to support a well known local business, Franks Maspeth Deli and Catering, the Treasurer initiated funding for free, complete dinners for themselves, family and other known Veterans.
    2. The Treasurer managed several work details in support of the move from Bayside to Maspeth locations. This effort included moving / disposing of / gifting /or donating Chapter property in concert with the Chapters Management Team.
  3. Discussions of Covid-19 Vaccination availability and distribution or difficulties were reflected in the membership. Location of Primary Care Physicians (PCP)  in VA Facilities - vs - Vaccination Distribution at Non-VA locations was the prevalent issue.

  4. Other difficulties were State-Local-Federal VA supply chains. Also a concern or opportunity were the several possible cancellations, vaccine expirations within hours and surpluses etc.

  5. Discussion of VA determination of Disability and significance of Extensive Medical Records submitted by previous doctor as bearing considerable weight.
  6. Paul discussed use of web resources for American Fighting Ships History, and importance of Med Cruises vs Agent Orange Exposure for Disability Determination.
  7. Discussion of Importance of VSO role and its relevance in particular issues of Stents, Aneurysms and Carotid.
  8. Interim Secretary Phil Scanlan (AKA Newbie) Logo shirt drew comments and questions. Logo reflected AFTAC, with such specialties as Seismology to detect Nuclear Detonations in adherence to Nuclear Test Ban Treaties. Adjoining the is the new Space Command. "In God We Trust, All Others We Monitor"

  9. Bill Ellis joined meeting and with regard to a family situation a number of years ago expressed very sincere appreciation to Chapter 32 for its' response to his family situation.

  10. Secretary Report.

    1. Minutes to include Survey to determine future meeting Day of Week and Time of day.
    2. ​Correspondence received from School Teacher with drawings from students to veterans. Response being develop as template including cc's to include  Press Relations, Signature etc.

 
 

       The General Meeting Ended at: January 29, 2021; 10:02P.M.


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