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VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
PO BOX 60358
SAVANNAH, GA 31420
Minutes of Meeting
August 11, 2014
Meeting Started at 7:00 PM
Meeting was called to order by President Allen Harvey at 7:00 pm in American Legion Post 184.
Moment of silence for POW/MIAs was observed by all present.
Opening prayer was given by Chaplain Leroy Pace
Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all members.
Minutes from the June were read by Secretary Bob Stark and approved by all.
Treasurer's report was given by Vice President Enfinger with approximately $9,627.65 currently in the general fund.
Balance in commemorative brick account: $1150.00.
Balance in dog matching fund account: $500.00.
Membership dues for the POW/MIA League of Families was reported as not paid.
Room for guest speaker Capt Tommy Clack for the POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony has been obtained
and taken care of.
The guest speaker for this evening was Mr. Alvin Townley. Mr. Townley is an author of a book 'Defiant' about POW's in the Vietnam War. His books were made available for purchase.
Motion was made by Henry McGowan and seconded by Stephan Nash to pay $500.00 scholarship for Ms. Denisha Green, grand-niece of Leroy Pace. This motion was approved by all.
Poppy drives sign up sheets were passed around to get volunteers to pick a shift.
ROTC Committee - Chairman Jerry Walker announced that the ROTC awards are in progress as of this time.
Tee Shirt - Designs for this year's Tee Shirts were submitted by Jerry Emsweller and Jerry Walker. Jerry Walker's design was decided to be this year's shirt. We will issue a $50.00 gift card to a Applebee's restaurant for the best tee shirt design.
Veterans Council - Report was given by Bob Stark for the August meeting, however because of an illness, he was not able to give a report for the July meeting. Next meeting will be September 8, 2014. The meeting date was changed due to the Labor Day holiday. We will be given full attendance because of the change to our meeting night.
Events and Fundraising -
Poppy drives for September will be held at Pooler Walmart on the 13th.
Good of the Order
Earl Sheppard gave a report on the progress of the American Legion Post 135 re-opening.
Henry McGowan gave a report on his assistance given to veterans in his role as VVA's service officer.
A report was given by Mike Jones on this year's leadership conference held in Wichita, Ks.
Next month's meal will be prepared by Allen Harvey.
Flag was saluted by all.
Closing Prayer was given by Chaplain Pace.
Meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm
- Meeting Agenda September 8, 2014