Minutes, 21 February 2013
Call to Order, 1805.
Pledge of Allegiance (Fink
Moment of Silence for POW/MIAs.
President, Gary Fink
Vice, John Sheets
Secretary, Bill Baines (acting)
Treasurer, Bob Marshall
Randy Bright; Bill Drummond
Motion to approve minutes, Miller; Second, Martin. Passed.
Treasurer’s Report: Marshall
Chapter Balance, $6,341.44
$374.00 check for Rick Shuster; $112.00 deposit rebate
$200.00 check for Adopt-A-Vet
$10.00 donation check for earring sale
Report accepted: Miller; Wedlake, 2nd
Petty Cash Report: Fink
$11.25 paid out; $125.99 Balance
President’s Report: Fink
Call for nominations for election of officers
State President’s Report: Sheets announced film, Bravo, at UNR, 12 March, 1830. Khe Sanh documentary; will eventually be on DVD; expenses, $600, state VVA to donate $300; Sheets moved that Ch. 989 donate $300; passing hat on the night of show discussed at some length; Miller seconded Sheets motion; motion approved.
7 June 1800 meeting of State Council at The Bunker
8,9 June, pre-convention confab of Regional at Silver Legacy re. National agenda (no action at this time)
National VVA: Florida in August; 3 delegates needed; discussion ensued about whether expenses to be paid by chapter or State Council; no action
State Council Report : Sheets
Bylaws formulated (2 pages) ref’d. National model (constitution); second reading scheduled; Chapter 989 needs to work on same;
State will no longer reimburse delegate expenses; extensive discussion, Sheets.
Outreach Report: Billau
Planning outreach, no date set; call for volunteers’ phone numbers; outreach donations help chapter treasury.
Horticulture Committee Report: Bolton
Garden cleaned of last season’s debris
Interested helpers contact Bolton
Billau discussed gardening’s role in ameliorating PTSD
NN Vets’ Coalition: Brill
Fernley Vets’ Cemetery – Vietnam Memorial, sponsored by Ghost Soldiers; Brill moved that 989 donate $500 to support effort; Miller seconded. Motion passed.
Chapter 388 Report: Arnold
388 donated $500 to Ghost Soldiers; further donations discussed.
30 March, 50th Anniversary of the start of VietNam War; remembrance set on that date at 1700 at Mills Park with no-host bar afterwards at High Sierra Brewing Co., 302 N. Carson St.; Ch. 17 organizing ceremony in Vegas.
Call for nominations for officers; President: Fink declined, Sheets declined, Baines declined, Drummond declined (ineligible at this time), Hanson nominated, not present. Vice: Sheets nominated and accepted. Secretary: Nolan nominated, not present. Treasurer: Billau declined; Fink accepted.
Action set for next meeting.
Holiday Dinner, 20 December: extensive discussion Motion to canvass
Membership (Hanson; Miller seconded; passed)
Announcements: Radiothon, Atlantis, 2 March, 1000-1600.
Sperry discussed Camp Le Jeune water problem re. Those who served there in 1950s.
Birthdays: Babb, Ganz, Graham, Kittrell, Martin, Ward
For the good of the chapter: Kelley thanked 989 for support in deaths of his wife and brother.
Call for adjournment moved and seconded, Fink