2016 Minutes

Chapter 925 Meeting, November 1, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Rich Gregory, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Visitors:  -  3

Prayer:  by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

Roll Call -  Johnny, Rich, Lloyd, Charles, Gary, Bob, Jerry, Marilyn

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $ not on web  Motion passed. 

Membership:  100 VVA (70 Life members), 14 AVVA for 114 total.

Honor Guard - thank you card read.  Nov. 5th - 1:30 on Saturday

Nov 11 - Ceremony at 11.  In Memory plaque placed at 10:45 AM  

Nov 5 - white top, Nov. 11th - black top

Pelicans - May 13th, Saturday

Horry County ATA on November 9th

AVVA - nothing new

Chaplain - Mary Jo - knee surgery

Fundraising:  Sam’s Club Thursday 10 and Friday, 11th. Sign up

Old Business:  Andrew’s Parade - Rich and some others are going.  

Horry County Veterans Celebration - 11 AM

May 25th Dinner Dance

9 more Christmas Gift Cards available - looking to donate to Veteran’s Cafe

VA Clinic - looking to give 1 card to social worker

New Business:  Enhanced coverage for Agent Orange for other areas.

Nov 3 - flu shots at the Veteran’s Cafe through the VA

Wreathes Across America - motion for 10 wreathes for $150.  Motion passed

Coastal Carolina U - Movie night about veterans.  Free at 7 PM.  Tickets at Wheelwright.  

Get registered on Agent Orange.  Can affect up to 7 generations.

 Charles led God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM


Chapter 925 Meeting, October 4, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Rich Gregory, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Visitors:  -  1  Pat Ramsey, State Council President

Prayer:  by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

Roll Call -  Johnny, Rich, Lloyd, Charles, MJ, Gary, Bob, Jerry, Marilyn

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $ not on web   Motion passed. 

Membership:  98 VVA (70 Life members), 15 AVVA for 113 total.

Honor Guard - 2 funerals, 1 event.  3 new members, have uniforms

AVVA - thank all AVVA members who are present.  AVVA website on secondary PTSD.

Chaplain - Tom Middleton - not doing well, being evacuated to Columbia

Fundraising:  Sam’s Club, Nov. 10 and Nov. 11.  Card for business who donated In Memory plaque.

 Old Business: Veterans Day - Chapter In Memory plaque to be placed at the Vietnam Memorial in Conway, 11 AM  

POW/MIA ceremony - smallest one to date.  4 members from chapter.  

November 6 - Andrews Parade - 

November 12 -  Welcome Home carolina.com ceremony

May - Dinner Dance progressing.  

New Business:  

Veterans Cafe- Oct 23rd fundraiser for Welcome Home Center

Horry County ATA - November 9

USO donation - $100  Motion  passed

Christmas Walmart Cards - start thinking about recipients  10 - $250 gift cards approved.  1 card will go to Street Reach.  

Mission BBQ - 17 in North Myrtle Beach - good for veterans

Chapter will pay for Christmas meal.  Approved.

Charles will let anyone who has a boat, camper, who wants to store it from storm.

Pat Ramsey spoke on State Council meeting

Golf Tourney for Tom and Dee Middleton on Oct 31 at Wild Wing Golf Course

Chapter will sponsor 2 holes at total of $200.

Charles led God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:52 PM

Chapter 925 Meeting, September 6, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Rich Gregory, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Visitors:  -  5

Prayer:  by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

Roll Call -  Johnny, Rich, Lloyd, Charles, MJ, Gary, Bob, Jerry, Marilyn

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $not on web    Motion passed. 

Membership:  96 VVA (70 Life members), 15 AVVA for 111 total.

Correspondence - numerous - Scents for Soldiers, MB Yacht Club, etc., Andrews Parade 11-5-16

Stand down - Sept 29 National Guard Building across from VA Clinic

Honor Guard - 4 funerals this summer, Coastal Carolina wants us to do presentation of the colors, dates unknown.  Ceremony Sept 21 - Marine Reunion - Gary Thomas group at Litchfield.  Wednesday - 5 PM

AVVA -  Homeless veteran - group (ECHO) will pay for housing, electric, etc. for 3 months.  This is a grant.  Thank you letter for $300 donation to 

Chaplain - no info

Fundraising:  Sam’s Club…think it is Nov. 4 and 5  

Old Business: Veterans Day - Chapter In Memory plaque to be placed hopefully at the Vietnam Memorial in Conway, 11 AM  

New Business:   National POW/MIA Day - Friday, September 16th.  around 6 PM.

State Council Meeting

Contact At-Large Members in the area to see if they will join our chapter.

Talked about the Camp LaJuene water problem and disability

Election of State Council

Johnny Gossett will go to State Council on 9/11

Dinner Dance for Military Appreciation - Chapter approved our taking over the dance.

Charles led God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:53 PM

Chapter 925 Meeting, May 3, 2016

Minutes recorded by Ron Thornton

Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Rich Gregory, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Visitors:  -  3

Prayer:  by Charles

POW/MIA Memorial: none

Roll Call -  Johnny, Rich, Lloyd, Charles, MJ,  Bob, Jerry, Marilyn

Treasurer Report: $not on web. Motion passed. 

Membership:  93 VVA (70 Life members), 17 AVVA for 110 total.

Correspondence - Letter from Merchant Marines thanking Chapter 925 for its participation in the ceremony

Honor Guard - 5 events  Ron spoke about Embrace Veterans.  Friday, May 20 at Conway Peanut Warehouse 4-9 PM.  Honor Guard will do military ceremony.  Friday, April 8th - Warbird Park for dedication of Merchant Marine Memorial.  10 AM.  Parade - Market Commons.  Sunday, May 29 - Myrtle Beach Golf ceremony.  Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day ceremony.

Old Business:  Military Appreciation Day parade on Memorial weekend on the 28th in the Market Common.  Dinner Dance on May 14th at 6 PM.

New Business:    Gandy from MB Pelicans spoke about Military Appreciation Night. Honor Guard will do the colors.  All vets free.

$250 to Scents for Soldiers

Marilyn asked that Cathy Keister name be put on deceased VVA member plaque by the door of our meeting room in Golden Corral.

Charles led God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:43 PM

Chapter 925 Meeting, April 5, 2016

Minutes recorded by Ron Thornton

Meeting called to order at 7:02 PM by Rich Gregory, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Visitors:  - 

Prayer:  by Lloyd.  Charles Squires brother passed away.

POW/MIA Memorial: none

Roll Call -  Johnny, Rich, Lloyd, Charles, MJ,  Bob, Jerry, Marilyn

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $not on web. Motion passed. 

Membership:  95 VVA (70 Life members), 15 AVVA for 110 total.

Correspondence - Card and $100 donation from Diana Johnstone.  Honor Guard was at her husband, Jerry’s, memorial service.  He was a Vietnam Vet.

Honor Guard - ceremony at Vet Center in Myrtle Beach.  Ron spoke about Embrace Veterans.  Friday, May 20 at Conway Peanut Warehouse 4-9 PM.  Honor Guard will do military ceremony.  Friday, April 8th - Warbird Park for dedication of Merchant Marine Memorial.  10 AM.  Parade - Market Commons.  Sunday, May 29 - Myrtle Beach Golf ceremony.  Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day ceremony.

AVVA -  Sandy Steer elected as AVVA representative.

Chaplain - remember all who have passed or are sick

Fundraising:  Veterans Cafe April 17 for Quilts of Valor.  Starts at noon.  $10 for adult.  May 27, 28 at Sam’s.  Sign up.  Need to order more poppies.  Roy Licari ordered 175 more flag pins which were really popular.

Old Business:  Military Appreciation Day parade on Memorial weekend on the 28th in the Market Common.  Dinner Dance on May 14th at 6 PM.

New Business:    Card passed for people to sign for Cathy Keister’s family.  Terry spoke about Cathy.  Chapter 925 will donate $500 for the “In Memory” plaque in DC in memory of Cathy.

Terry gave a report on State Council meeting.  We can have 2 delegates  - 2 alternates.  Next meeting is June 12

Spoke to new members about how our Memorial Day works.

Charles led God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM

Chapter 925 Meeting, March 1, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Rich Gregory, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Visitors:  -  4

Prayer:  by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: none

Roll Call -  Johnny, Rich, Lloyd, Charles, MJ, Gary, Bob, Jerry, Marilyn

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $Not on web. Motion passed. 

Membership:  95 VVA (70 Life members), 15 AVVA for 110 total.

Correspondence - letter from girl running for SC.  Will be at Military Appreciation Day.  $100 for community appreciation page.

Honor Guard - did service for a Vietnam Vet in Oceanside Village.

AVVA -  Still taking in coupons.  Election at next meeting for AVVA representative

Chaplain - pray for our country and service men.

Fundraising: March 18, 19 at Sam’s Club.  8 AM - 5 PM  Sign up.  Veterans Cafe April 17 for Quilts of Valor.  Starts at noon.  $10 for adult

Old Business:  Military Appreciation Day parade on Memorial weekend on the 28th in the Market Common.  Dinner Dance on May 14th at 6 PM.

New Business:  Merchant Marine - we donated $500 for memorial in Warbird Park.  Asking the Honor Guard to participate in their ceremony.  April 8 at 11 AM..be there by 10:30

2 schools April 7 and week of April 11th.  Ocean Bay Middle School and North Myrtle Beach Middle School.

Ordering more Chapter shirts.  Golf shirts - Embroidery Screen Printing - off of 501.  Turn at Star Music.  

SC State Council on the 13th.  Terry, Cathy, Gary going.  Region 3 conference - 2018.  

Vet Center - PTSD counseling.  

Motion - Host Region 3 conference.  

Charles led God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:56 PM

Chapter 925 Meeting, February 2, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Rich Gregory, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Visitors:  -  some new members

Prayer:  by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: none

Roll Call -  Johnny, Rich, Lloyd, Charles, MJ, Gary, Bob, Jerry

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $5448.63  Motion passed.  Mileage checks were handed out.

Membership:   nothing in from National.  Called twice and got message.

Correspondence - letter from Cub Scout troop 899 thanking us for donation.  VVA 925 is their sponsor.

Honor Guard

AVVA - April meeting to elect a chapter representative.  Cathy Keister will be election chair.  Every AVVA member will get to vote.  Ballots will be made.  

Chaplain - none

Fundraising:  One coming up in March 19,20.  Signup.  Scents for Soldiers having Valentine dance to bring more warriors to MB. 

Pizza Inn put on hold for now.

Old Business:  Military Appreciation Days - in May at Market Commons.  Parade and picnic on May 28th.  Veterans March will be on Memorial Day on Ocean Blvd.  

New Business:   Region 3 notes - new election form and new finance form on website.  Membership questions - Khailila Hamilton, ext 120.  Membership rosters may be online soon.  

Sandy Steer - keep coupons coming

Education Outreach - 3 schools coming up.

Charles led God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:34 PM

Chapter 925 Meeting, January 5, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Rich Gregory, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Visitors:  -  1   Sgt. Wentworth spoke - house and gift card recipient  

Prayer:  by Charles

POW/MIA Memorial: none

Roll Call -  Johnny, Rich, Lloyd, Charles, MJ, Gary, Marilyn, Bob, Jerry

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $not on web

Membership:  92 members, 16 AVVA as of September

Note: Oct, 2009 - 49 VVA and 6 AVVA

Correspondence - card from Blue Star Mothers for donation.  Letter from VA for $300 donation to their people.  Letter from Community Kitchen for donations.

Honor Guard -  Jerry has been leader of this and he has stepped down.  Need to get a replacement.  Jerry recognized MJ and Don Hayes as always there.  Ron Thornton said he would help with the new.

AVVA -  thanked each member.  Welcomed Linda Mazzochetti.  Sandy Steer talked about the coupon program which we are going to do.  

Chaplain - not present

Fundraising:  Walmart grant for $1000 was given to chapter.  

Old Business:  Motion last month - $500 to the Merchant Marine Memorial in Myrtle Beach.  Plaque presented to Paul for his work as treasurer.  

New Business:  Board of Directors meeting - 

No one from our chapter made the meeting for State Council.  

50th Anniversary materials left so please help yourself.

Charles led God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:39 PM

 © Gary McCormick 2012