Vietnam Veterans of America

Michigan State Council

Who we are

We are 4,000 Michigan Veterans of the Vietnam conflict.  Our members include all military services.  We have over 30 Chapters in Michigan.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide support to all Veterans regardless of age, creed, orientation, National origin or service dates with outreach programs in regard to Agent Orange, homelessness, PTSD and substance abuse, POW/MIA, incarceration and more.  We provide VA claims support through our Veterans Service Officer (VSO) program to Veterans of all Era's, surviving spouses and children if qualified. 

 

VVA.org

Our next State Council meeting will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Best Western Hotel in Sault Ste Marie, MI.  Twenty-five (25) rooms have been blocked until May 1, 2019.  The room rate is $80.99 and reservations can be made by calling 800-528-1234.  Please let me know if you can't attend.

 

 

 

  BOD – Plymouth VFW

March 16, 2019

AGENDA

 

Call to Order                                                                                       John Riling

Approval of the agenda                                                                       John Riling

   Change general agenda to move President after Treasurer   (reminder)

Approval of the minutes                                                                     John Riling

Roll call                                                                                               Gary Estermyer

   John        Ken        Tom        Gary        Floyd       Kathy        Tim     

 

President’s report                                                                                John Riling

    Service Office     -     Coalition     -     MVAA    

    Selfridge ANG project

    Funding resolution

      

1st Vice President’s report                                                                  Ken Rogge

   Website; www.VVAMSC.org

   Vietnam Veterans of Michigan Foundation, Inc. (VVMFI)

   Membership

 

2nd Vice President’s report                                                                  Tom Meinhardt

   GLNC

   Incarcerated

   MVAA meeting

 

Secretary’s report                                                                                Gary Estermyer 

   Current, blank chapter election reports and financial reports have been emailed to all chapters.

   Copies of them will be available at tomorrow’s meeting. 

   Will mail copies to all chapters not in attendance at tomorrow’s meeting.  Need 20-30 of Floyd’s business cards.

   Have been attending weekly VSO directors meetings as office manager.

   Continuous phone problems since move to new office (old MCL office)

  

Treasurer’s report                                                                               Floyd Carmichael

   Review general account       

   ADP

   Finance Committee – FY 19 Budget / MSC & Service Office

   Service office grant

   Fort Custer

 

AVVA President                                                                                Kathy Driscoll

   Annual meeting tomorrow

   50/50 at meetings

 

Ambassador                                                                                           Tim Driscoll

   VAVS

   Ann Arbor VA Hospital

 

Unfinished Business / VVA & AVVA upcoming meetings

   March 16, 2019 – 10 AM – BOD meeting @ Plymouth VFW

   March 17, 2019 – 10 AM – General Membership meeting @ Masonic Temple, Detroit 9

   May 16 or 18, 2019 – 10 AM – BOD meeting @ Plymouth/Sault Ste. Marie ??

   May 19, 2019 – 10 AM – General Membership meeting @ Sault Ste. Marie

   August 15, 2019 – 10 AM – BOD meeting @ Plymouth VFW ??

   August 18, 2019 – 10 AM – General Membership meeting @  Howell  ???

   October 17, 2019 – 10 AM – BOD meeting @ Plymouth VFW  ??

   October 20, 2019 – 10 AM – General Membership meeting @  Howell  ??

   November 28, 2019  -  Happy Thanksgiving

   Dec. 5, 2019 – 10 AM – BOD meeting @ Plymouth VFW ??

   Dec. 8, 2019 – 10 AM – General Membership meeting @ Howell ??

                                   

New Business

   March 14, 2019 – Legislative breakfast @ Lansing

   April 10-13, 2019 – CSCP / Nat. BOD meeting @ Silver Spring, MD

   June 7-8, 2019 – Region 5 pre-convention meeting @ Indianapolis, IN

   July 16-20, 2019 – VVA / AVVA National Convention @ Spokane, WA

   Oct. 9-12, 2019 – CSCP / Nat. BOD meeting @ Silver Spring, MD

 

Adjournment

 

 

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