2018 Minutes

Chapter 925 Meeting, May 1, 2018

Meeting called to order at  6:55 PM by Rich Gregory, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Visitors:  - 0

Prayer:  by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

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

Reading of the Minutes- read and approved

Treasurer Report: $10,754.88

Membership:  111 VVA (97 Life members), 16 AVVA (10 Life) for 127 total.  Highest total ever in chapter history.

Correspondence -  Community Kitchen - appreciation for the donation.  Letter also from USO thanks from donation.  Letter from Oceanside Village - thanks for being there and donating proceeds to Freedom Fido’s.  

Honor Guard - 1 funeral and Tom Middleton’s Memorial Service

Pelican game - May 12 - 2 Honor Guard are getting their card set.  Arrive by 4:30 PM…game start at 6 PM.  May 19th - color presentation at River Oaks.  Parade on 26th.  Memorial Day - May 28th at the old Conway….be there by 10:30…  Jerry - thanks for the memorial service for Tom

AVVA - a lot of coupons brought in tonight.  Please join AVVA if a spouse.

Chaplain -  Clyde moving into Assisted Living in Florida.  Glenn Johnson passed away.  MJ is still not doing well.  Bob Hawkins is on oxygen but getting along.

Fundraising: May 25, 26 - don’t sign up for Saturday for both as the parade.  

Old Business:  Parade - make sure your form is sent in.  Starting point - in Market Common.  Can see it on Military Appreciation website.  Last meeting in June.  No meetings in July and August. 

New Business:    Blue Star Mothers - May 19th - American Legion in North Myrtle Beach - we can’t go

We have to elect several delegates on even years.  Hector Ramos, Terry Steer, Bob McCray.  Need to send Election Report to National.  

Rick Power - VVA Benefits - privatization is on the back burner.  Talk about the benefits book.  Terry - talked about “Thank You for your service”.  

God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at  7:41 PM

Chapter 925 Meeting, April 3, 2018

Meeting called to order at  7 PM by Charles Squires, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Charles

Visitors:  - 4

Prayer:  by Lloyd

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

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

Reading of the Minutes- read and approved

Treasurer Report: $not on web

Membership:  109 VVA (96 Life members), 15 AVVA (10 Life) for 124 total.

1 signup and 1 transfer tonight

Correspondence - cards from Withoit family, Community Kitchen, $100 will be sent.  USO - $100 will be sent.  

Honor Guard - no funerals - one tomorrow.  Tom Middleton, April 21 at Whiskey Beach at the Galleria Shopping Center  - 2 PM - 5 PM.  

AVVA -  Coupons, Marilyn was re-elected as President 

Fundraising May 25, 26 at Sam’s Club

Old Business: Ocean Bay Middle School, good day there.  Parade on May 26 - sign sheets to be in.  May 12 - Pelicans Military Appreciation Day

Ceremony for Memorial Day - Old Court House

Sock Hop - our portion of the money we were to get was donated to Freedom Fidos.  

New Business:  Financial forms will be sent to the State of SC

April 14th - POW/MIA at Myrtle Beach Harley 

April 29 - Quilts of Valor fundraiser at Veterans Cafe

State Council report - $500 donated but we are waiting to see if we get it back.  Elections - no President for State Council, Johnny Gossett is running for First Vice-President

Public Affairs - Rick Power - VA head was fired.  Looking to privatize VA.  9 million people use VA service and will be dropped onto an overburdened medical system.  

Jerry - T-shirts will be ordered.  

Jerry has copy of VA disability payments.

Hector - talked about our VA rep - has not called back to our members.  Talked about the RAMP (Rapid Appeal Modification Program).  RAMP does not allow appeals.  

Jamie said you can appeal 3 times…have 125 days to adjudicate.  

God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at  7:48 PM


Chapter 925 Meeting, March 6, 2018

Meeting called to order at  6:57 PM by Rich Gregory, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Rich

Visitors:  - 1

Prayer:  by Charles

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

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

Reading of the Minutes- read and approved

Treasurer Report: $not on web

Membership:  110 VVA (92 Life members), 15 AVVA (10 Life) for 125 total.

Correspondence - Camp Corral for $500 contribution.

Honor Guard - 4 events - 2 funerals, memorial service, and golf outing.

AVVA - again, coupons, coupons, coupons.  Motion - $20 for mailing coupons.  Passed.  Nominations for AVVA - Marilyn - for president, unopposed.

Chaplain - Bob Hawkins - no active cancer but needs oxygen.  Clyde - spiral downhill.

Honor Guard appreciation for memorial service.  Nichols flood victim - got gift card and thanks.  

Fundraising: March 16, 17, Sam’s Club - sign up.

Old Business:  March 23rd, Ocean Bay Middle,  Sock Hop

New Business:   May 26, Military Appreciation Day parade  - Sign registration form from their website.  May 12th Military Pelicans game - 

Veterans Day is on Sunday - figure out what we are doing.  Region 3 cancelled and will see if we get our $500 donation back.

God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:27 PM


Chapter 925 Meeting, February 6, 2018

Meeting called to order at 6:52 PM by Rich Gregory, presiding

Pledge of Allegiance by Rich

Visitors: 

Prayer:  by Charles

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

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

Reading of the Minutes- read and approved

Treasurer Report: $not on web

Ron Elvis -  new VA officer in Conway.  Spoke to group about the office in Conway.  New software to help them track your claim.  

Membership:  103 VVA (92 Life members), 16 AVVA (10 Life) for 119 total.

Honor Guard - 1 funeral in January.  Feb 16 - Vet Center opening ceremony Arrowhead Golf Club

AVVA - Ask spouses to join AVVA.  Still collecting coupons.  Sandy read a certificate that she got showing 21,673 coupons a value of $36, 503.  National total 801,176 value $1,545,000.  Do manufacturers only, not store coupons and cut them out.  Make sure bar code and expiration is visible.

Chaplain -  Clyde is not doing well or his wife…neither can drive.  May be assisted living candidate.  Tom Middleton is basically bed ridden.  Mary Jo has been sick.

Fundraising: March 16-17 at Sam’s Club.  May 25-26 - Sam’s Club, Nov 9-10 at Sam’s.

Old Business: No donation to wall.  Region 3 conference is cancelled.

New Business:  Golf school for veterans at River Oaks Golf Club..free.  

Rick has sent another article as he is our Information Officer.

Movement to privatize all VA service.  All service organizations are opposed.

Education Outreach March 23 at Ocean Bay Middle School.

VVA Member book - costs about $180

God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:52 PM


Chapter 925 Meeting, January 3, 2018

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

Pledge of Allegiance by Rich

Visitors:  - 1

Prayer:  by Charles

POW/MIA Memorial: by Gary

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

Reading of the Minutes- read and approved

Treasurer Report: $11594.74

Membership:  103 VVA (92 Life members), 16 AVVA (10 Life) for 119 total.

Correspondence -   Letter from Camp Corral

Honor Guard -  over 20 events.  Funeral Saturday at Watson’s.  Looking to order flag holders.

AVVA -  Marilyn for AVVA President will be submitted in March.  Runs in opposite year from our elections.  Thanks for the Christmas Walmart cards.

Chaplain - Roy Gnirke - thanks for the card.  Nothing on Tom Middleton.  Bob Hawkins is on oxygen but still going.  Clyde is in therapy.  

Fundraising:  Charles will work on dates around Memorial Day.  Consider doing the Car Show weekend..we did well last time.  March 15-17

Old Business: New plaque - added 3 names:  Bruce Hutchison, John Quattlebaum, and George Wilhoit.  

New Business:  VA Clinic and Charleston until 12 on Thursday.  No service at DAV, no meeting Thursday night.  Cub Scout charter signed again.  Motion for Camp Corral $500 approved.  Gulf War memorial asking for donation…tabled until further research.  Hector talked about Rapid Appeal Modernizion Plan for VA appealing claim refusal.  Looking to clear the backlog through this.  

Terry - State Council report - Terry, Johnny, and Sandy Steer on Region 3 committee.  Conference is on Easter weekend.  State Council in need of president.  

Motion - Cover the cost for Terry, Sandy, and Johnny.  $1500 check for use.  Approved.

Rich will contact Amie Lee to get us in Memorial Day parade.  

God Bless America

Meeting adjourned at 7:36 PM

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