2017 Minutes

Chapter 925 Meeting, June 6, 2017

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

Pledge of Allegiance by Rich

Visitors:  - 2

Prayer:  by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

Roll Call -  Johnny, Rich, Gary, Jerry, Charles, Marilyn, Mary Jo

Reading of the Minutes- not read as we were in a really noisy room

Treasurer Report: $not on web

Membership:  103 VVA (88 Life members), 16 AVVA (10 Life) for 119 total.

Correspondence -

Honor Guard - very busy.  A lot of outings.  June 16 opening ceremony at TPC

AVVA -  none

Chaplain -  Lois Witt., Tom Middleton, Bob Hawkins - cancer

Fundraising:  Good day at Sam’s

Old Business:. Memorial Day - good days

New Business: Provision in new budget looking at 100% disabled.  May reduce payments. May impact property taxes that are forgiven due to 100%.  Please contact your congressman.  

Terry - going to State Council.  Will VVA become a last man’s club or do we become something else.  There is a committee looking at this on the national level.  Discussion followed.

HR. 1162 - No Hero Left Untreated.  Take a look at it…about PTSD and MRI treatment

God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:32 PM


Chapter 925 Meeting, May 2, 2017

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

Pledge of Allegiance by Rich

Visitors:  - 2

Prayer:  by Charles

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

Roll Call -  Johnny, Rich, Gary, Jerry, Charles, Marilyn, Mary Jo

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $Not on web

Membership:  103 VVA (88 Life members), 16 AVVA (10 Life) for 119 total.

Correspondence - VVA National - we now can 3 delegates at conventions

Charlie Hobbs - soliciting support for election

Honor Guard - April 21 - Rich Singleton funeral  

May 13 Pelican Game - present the colors, tap, weapons.  6 PM arrival

May 25 - Dinner Dance 6 PM be ready  

May 27 - Parade -arrive at 9 AM

May 29 - Memorial Day  9 AM

This Saturday - Embrace Hospice - 14 free tickets

AVVA - still collecting coupons, card for Ray Witt and his wife as she has cancer

Fundraising: May 27 and May 29. Make sure you stay behind table and just collect donations.  

Old Business:.  Dinner Dance discussion

New Business:  Getting bombarded with USO.  Motion to donate $100 each year.  Motion passed.

Roy reported on supplies for Fundraisers

Little River Marine Corp League - Wednesday.  Someone from Florence Memorial Garden.

God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:37 PM


Chapter 925 Meeting, April 4, 2017

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

Pledge of Allegiance by Rich

Visitors:  - 0

Prayer:  by Charles

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

Roll Call -  Johnny, Rich, Gary, Jerry, Bob, Charles, Marilyn, Mary Jo

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $ not on web

Membership:  103 VVA (88 Life members), 16 AVVA (10 Life) for 119 total.

Elections - keep the current slate in.  Terry Steer nominated for Board of Directors.  Gary cast vote and election report will be filed.  2 year term

Honor Guard - no funerals

AVVA - still collecting coupons

Chaplain - Tom Middleton

Fundraising:  May 27 and 29 - signups

Old Business: $500 check to Golden Corral for Kids Camp.  Article written by Rich but not published.  Still waiting to see if the reporters can come to dinner.  

Dinner Dance - get your tickets.  We will have gift basket giveaways and special gift bag giveaways for the Scents for Soldiers

Education Outreach - great day at Ocean Bay Middle School

New Business: March 29 is National Vietnam Veterans Day

Epipen recall - FYI

Lou and Rhonda - Veterans Cafe - May 7 Angelo’s 3 - 6 PM

Chapter to donate $500 to Lou and Rhonda

Terry - State Council - Region 3 - Greenville and Charleston

Veterans Voice - link on our page

Welcome Home Veterans Festival - Chapter 994 at Cherokee, Sept 21-23

Will attend next meeting in June

Terry, Bob McCray, and Johnny Gossett are delegates to State Council

Steve Chesebro - check for $3000 from Scott and Linda Keller

God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM

Chapter 925 Meeting, March 7, 2017

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

Pledge of Allegiance by Rich

Visitors:  - 4

Prayer:  by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

Red Cross volunteer spoke to the chapter

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

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $ not on web

Membership:  103 VVA (88 Life members), 16 AVVA (10 Life) for 119 total.

Honor Guard - 1 funeral.  Ron ordered new uniforms, black short sleeve shirts.  Pelican game - present colors.  

AVVA - thanks all the AVVA members for cards.  Still collecting coupons

Chaplain - MJ, Marilyn.  Lloyd commended Honor Guard for outstanding job at his cousin’s funeral.

Fundraising:   May 27, Saturday, Memorial May 29th

Old Business: Dinner Dance - Motion to sponsor press for $120.  Passed.

Education Outreach - March 29…have 9 signups.  Motion to continue with current board members.  Will open it up again to the floor.  

Parade for Military Appreciation Day - filled out paperwork for it.  

New Business: 

$100 hole sponsor for MOAA golf tournament

Delegate report - Terri -make sure your wife knows where your DD-214 is.  Veterans cemetery burial is free.  Use PaperSafe to store documents.  Talked about liver flukes…get checked for Hepatitis.  Terri is going to State Council next week.

August 8 - VVA National Convention in New Orleans

Ocean Bay Middle School March 29.  

Election in April for Officers.  

SignWorks will sponsor 100 Pelican tickets.  

God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM


Chapter 925 Meeting, February 7, 2017

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

Pledge of Allegiance by Ron

Visitors:  -  4

Prayer:  by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

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

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $ not on web

Membership:  103 VVA (88 Life members), 16 AVVA (10 Life) for 119 total.

Correspondence - Andrews Veterans Organization - thanks for attending parade

Honor Guard -  2 funerals.  May - Dinner Dance - Honor Guard will present colors.

Present colors at Pelicans ball game in May.  Could always use more members.

AVVA -  Sandy - coupons still coming in.  16360 coupons sent last year.  $17,793.95 in value.

Chaplain -  Marilyn had knee surgery.  Bob McCray recovering.

Fundraising:  April fundraiser - will do sign ups in March.  

Old Business:  Dinner Dance still on May 25th - need sponsors. 

Region 3 in 2018 - committee meeting last week.  Terri Steer talked about it and we won’t do it this time around.  

Ron Kim - Sam’s Club - 

New Business:  Chapter Shirts - New Wave, 738 8th Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 843-916-8283

Donation to Golden Corral Kids Club - Motion $500  Passed.

Ocean Bay Middle School March 28 or 29.  

Election in April for Officers.  

God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:32 PM

Chapter 925 Meeting, January 3, 2017

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, Jerry, Marilyn

Reading of the Minutes- minutes read and approved

Treasurer Report: $12821.52 Motion passed. 

Membership:  101 VVA (86 Life members), 16 AVVA (10 Life) for 117 total.

Correspondence - 3 thank you cards and letters

Honor Guard - last event was Nov. 11.  Nothing since.

AVVA - still collecting coupons. Marilyn read thank you cards

Chaplain - David Eaddy passed away last week

Fundraising: $1065 and $2005.64.  Entertainment books - we will not sell.

Need more participation.  

Old Business: Dinner Dance still on May 25th - need sponsors.  Woodsman of the World voting on buying 5000 flags again for parade.  Our Cub Scout pack will hand them out on the parade route.

New Business:   David Eaddy’s widow - motion for $250 to be sent.  Amended to $500. Passed.

Myrtle Beach, Greenville, Charleston - in running for Region 3 convention.  125 rooms, meeting rooms, entertainment.  3rd or 4th week of April, 2018.

Election in April for Officers.

Terri reported on Dec. 12 State Council meeting - possible 2 new chapters - Anderson and Dillon.  10 September - 925 is responsible for food .  vvasc.webs.com for newsletter.  

 Charles led God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:49 

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