Draft Meeting Minutes - April 2017

  
  
The meeting was called to order at 1900 hours on April 11, 2017 according to ritual and presided over by Commander Selso Cavazos.   
Roll Call: 12 Officers present or accounted for.
Guests:    Dr. Tim from New Life Chiropractic.  Spoke on Health issues/ Wellness
New Member Applications:  Lynda Marie Hirata (Afghanistan), Monique Corbin (Iraq), Daryl Hoard (Iraq, Afghanistan), Eric Andrew Duvoe(Iraq, Afghanistan).  Motion to accept new members by George Keillor.  Seconded by Tom Kocal.  Motion passed.
Minutes:  Minutes for March Meeting were emailed and read.  Motion to accept March minutes by Ritchie Adams, 2nd by Art Schmaltz.  Motion passed.
Quartermaster Report:  Given by Ken Lusk, we are within our budget.  Motion to accept Quartermaster Report by Ritchie Adams, 2nd by Art Schmaltz.  Motion passed.
Chaplain’s Report : Gene Shropshire surgery next week.  Selso Cavasos 2 yr. old grandson is having open heart surgery.  Michael Kings Mother died.  Our prayers go with Them.
Commander’s Report:   A lot of Annual Members are not paid up and many others will expire.  Please renew your membership timely, by doing so will avoid unnecessary expenditures on additional renewal mailings. 230 paid members, 11 unpaid members.  Military assistance adopt a unit program @ Beale AFB,  Headed by Ritchie Adams.  VOD Theme for next year : America’s History our Hope our future.  Patriot’s Pen Theme for next year: America’s Gift to our Generation. 
Sr. Vice.   No report
Jr. Vice.  No report
Honor Guard:   
Activity Chair:  
Service Officer.  
Membership Chair: 
Program Chair:  
Buddy Poppy Chair: Ritchie Adams discussed Buddy Poppy donation locations and dates.  Buddy Poppy donations will be May 26th, 27th, and 28th.  Locations: Walmart’s @ Lead Hill and Pleasant Grove, Sam’s Club, and Safeway @ Sierra College Blvd. E-mails for this will be forthwith.
Chaplain:  Remember our National Home Prayer.  Ron Harder
Unfinished Business:   Articles of Incorporation are still pending.  Citrus Heights Sylvan Cemetery has 27 Burial plots and 7 cremation plots that this post owns.  Sylvan Cemetery has offered us a price of $150.00 per plot if we want to sell them back.  Motion to Establish ownership, by Charley Peterson. Seconded by Mike Dreiling.   Motion passed.  Hyperbaric Chamber treatments still not scheduled for recipient yet. This motion will be rescinded next month if not acted on. 
 Post officer Elections were held as follows:
 Commander
Raquel Mangone 
Sr. Vice Commander                              Jr. Vice Commander 
Vaughn Gaither                                        George Keillor
Quartermaster                                         Adjutant
Ken Lusk                                                   Wayne Silvernagel
Chaplin                                                      Judge Advocate 
Ronald Harder                                        Selso Cavasos
First Trustee                                             Second Trustee 
Gwen Vergara                                         Ritchie Adams  
Third Trustee                                           Service Officer
  Art Schmaltz                                          Gene Shropshire
Motion to accept White ballot list of nominees by Ken Lusk ,  2nded by Royal Park.  Motion Passed

Correspondence:   None
Good of the Order:   Charley Peterson Discussed Electric Wheel Chair availability for Veterans.  Motion to buy 10 tickets @ $14.00 each for the April 22nd barbecue for Coutie roundup.  Motion for this by Charley Peterson.  2nd by Chris Martin.  Motion Passed.  Motion for $500.00 for Ixxxx Mxxxxx (name of minor withheld) to help with college expenses by Ritchie Adams.  2nd by Royal Park.  Motion Passed.
New Business:    Telephone Scam,  Caller asking for VFW donations.  Stolen Valor Heads up for Damien Cook.
UPCOMING EVENTS

EVENT                                                                                   LOCATION                                           DATE/TIMES
Easter Sunday                                                                                                                                   4/16/2017
Income Tax Day                                                          IRS/FTB                                         4/18/17 @ midnight
VFW Legislative Day                                        State Capital                                       4/19/17 @ 8 am – 7 pm
Lincoln Hills Adaptive Golf Clinic                   Lincoln Hills Golf Driving Range  4/19/2017 @ 10:00 am
Military Order of the Cootie Roundup               VFW Post 4647                                  4/22/17 @ 1:00 pm
Roseville Hall Board Meeting                                Roseville Memorial Hall                 5/1/17 @ 10:00 am
Loyalty Day                                                                  All Over                                                          5/1/17
Loyalty Day                                                               District [email protected] Post 4647                   5/6/17 @ 10:00 am
District 17 Meeting and Convention                  North Highlands Community Ctr5/13/17 @ 9:30 am
Mother’s Day                                                                     All Over                                                5/14/17
Women’s Army Corps Founded                                 U.S.                                                        5/15/1942
MOC State Convention                                          Lemoore, CA                                          5/18 – 5/21/2017
Armed Forces Day                                                            All Over                                                5/20/2017
Veterans Business Forum                                       Sacramento State                            5/23/17 @ 8:00 am
Buddy Poppy Distribution                            Roseville Area                         5/26-28/17 @ Various Times
Memorial Day Ceremony                              Roseville Community Cemetery         5/29/17 @ 11:00 am
D-Day Allied Invasion                                                     Europe                                                 6/6/1944
VFW State Convention                                             Ontario, CA                                         6/8/ - 6/12/2017
U.S. Army Founded                                                         U.S.                                                        6/14/1775
Father’s Day                                                                       U.S.                                                        6/18/2017
Pledge of Allegiance Recognized by Congress      U.S.                                                        6/22/1942
Korean War Began                                                           Korea                                                    6/25/1950

Motion to transfer $2000.00 from General Fund to Bldg. fund by Charley Peterson.  Seconded by Mike Dreiling.  Motion Passed. 

Closing prayer and retiring of the colors.
Meeting adjourned at 2030.   
There were 22 members present for the meeting.  Next meeting @ 9 May, 2017.
 Respectfully submitted by
Wayne A. Silvernagel
Adjutant, Roseville VFW Post 1487
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Event Calendar

  
EVENT                                                                                   LOCATION                                           DATE/TIMES
Easter Sunday                                                                                                                                   4/16/2017
Income Tax Day                                                                IRS/FTB                                                  4/18/17 @ midnight
VFW Legislative Day                                                        State Capital                                       4/19/17 @ 8 am – 7 pm
Lincoln Hills Adaptive Golf Clinic                                 Lincoln Hills Golf Driving Range  4/19/2017 @ 10:00 am
Military Order of the Cootie Roundup                     VFW Post 4647                                      4/22/17 @ 1:00 pm
Roseville Hall Board Meeting                                      Roseville Memorial Hall                   5/1/17 @ 10:00 am
Loyalty Day                                                                         All Over                                                5/1/17
Loyalty Day                                                                         District [email protected] Post 4647                    5/6/17 @ 10:00 am
District 17 Meeting and Convention                      North Highlands Community Ctr   5/13/17 @ 9:30 am
Mother’s Day                                                                     All Over                                                5/14/17
Women’s Army Corps Founded                                 U.S.                                                          5/15/1942
MOC State Convention                                                  Lemoore, CA                                       5/18 – 5/21/2017
Armed Forces Day                                                            All Over                                               5/20/2017
Veterans Business Forum                                             Sacramento State                            5/23/17 @ 8:00 am
Buddy Poppy Distribution  Times                               Roseville Area                                   5/26-28/17 @ Various Memorial Day Ceremony                                             Roseville Community Cemetery  5/29/17 @ 11:00 am
D-Day Allied Invasion                                                     Europe                                                 6/6/1944
VFW State Convention                                                  Ontario, CA                                         6/8/ - 6/12/2017
U.S. Army Founded                                                         U.S.                                                        6/14/1775
Father’s Day                                                                       U.S.                                                       6/18/2017
Pledge of Allegiance Recognized by Congress      U.S.                                                        6/22/1942
Korean War Began                                                           Korea                                                  6/25/1950
  





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The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall
Roseville 2015

The Moving Wall's appearance in Roseville is being sponsored by the Roseville chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW 1487) and the City of Roseville.
 "This is the only Northern California appearance of the Moving Wall this year" said Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia.  "We welcome everyone in the area to come to Roseville to pay tribute to those named on the wall."
 "It is real honor to be able to have The Vietnam Moving Wall come to Roseville," said Post Commander VFW 1487 Ret CMSgt, USAF John Norwood. "To the Vietnam Veteran who returned home with no one to greet you and to those who have friends on the Wall -  welcome home."
 A 300-rider motorcycle brigade will escort the wall to Royer Park for installation beginning at 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 27.  The procession will begin near East Roseville Parkway and Taylor Road.  It will travel south on N. Sunrise to Douglas Boulevard, west on Douglas Boulevard to Vernon Street, north on Vernon Street to Lincoln Street, west on Lincoln Street to Park Drive to Royer Park at 130 Park Drive.
 A Vietnam War-era Huey helicopter will also be on display.  The Gold Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is coordinating the reading of the names of the 2,100 Northern California Vietnam fallen soldiers beginning at 11:30 a.m., May 28 continuing through 4 p.m., June 1.  More than 400 volunteers will set up the wall and lighting, provide security and support the opening ceremonies.
 The wall has been touring the country for more than 30 years.  In 1982 John Devitt an Army veteran attended the Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedication in Washington D.C.  He vowed to share the experience with those who did not have the opportunity to visit Washington D.C.  The replica wall was first displayed in Tyler, Texas in 1984.  Two replica walls now travel the United States for display in communities across the county.
 

Gold Country Stand Down 2015
 

Roseville, CA -The Placer County Board of Supervisors voiced its support recently for a three-day event being organized to assist residents who are veterans or active-duty military personnel.
The event's primary goal is assisting homeless veterans and their families, but all veterans and active-duty personnel are invited. Experts estimate there are approximately 107,000 homeless veterans in the United States.
The Placer County Stand Down is scheduled to be held Sept. 27-29 at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville. The event is being sponsored by the Gold Country Chaplaincy.
The board approved a resolution supporting the event and commending the Chaplaincy at the urging of 1st District Supervisor Jack Duran.
In times of war, a Stand Down is an opportunity for exhausted combat units to leave battlefields and stay in secure base camps while they take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, receive and mail letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends.
"In the military, Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being," Supervisor Duran explained in a report to his board colleagues, noting that the Placer County Stand Down will extend the same opportunity to both veterans and active-duty military personnel.
Stand Down events are part of a grassroots, community-based intervention program.
At the Placer County Stand Down, participants will be offered a broad range of assistance, including food, clothing, haircuts, health care services, benefits counseling, substance abuse assistance, job counseling and referrals, housing services and camaraderie.
The resolution approved by the board Tuesday notes that many veterans suffer from depression, anxiety and other difficulties readjusting after they return home, and get frustrated coping with the red tape they encounter while trying to get the benefits they earned.
Stand Down events are organized to offer participants one-stop shopping for the resources, materials and contacts they need.
The resolution emphasizes that the Placer County Stand Down will assist veterans and active-duty personnel from Placer County and neighboring counties.
The resolution concludes by thanking "all Veterans for their service and sacrifice for the freedoms of this great Nation."