MICHAEL R. HILBERT, USMC
VVA CHAPTER PI 887
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
BOX RC V
November 5, 2015
Subject: VVA 887 Chapter GMM Minutes for Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
1. Chapter President Jim Lary opened the monthly GMM of VVA Chapter PI 887 on
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 @ 2:08 PM in our meeting room in the MRW 1-Stop
2. CP Lary followed the established ritual with the posting of the colors,
Pledge of Allegiance and opening prayer by Chaplain John Gordy.
3. ROLL CALL: The Roll Call of Chapter officers was conducted by the
Secretary. All officers were present except Sgt-@-Arms Silvernale who was
excused and Webmaster Mac-Mac who was absent. There were 16 members in
4. INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS: VVA Region 9 Director Dick Southern (who needed no
introduction) was in attendance. Welcome back Dick!
5. READING OF PREVIOUS MINUTES: Secretary Ray Jones made a motion, which was
seconded by Don Donaldson to accept the Oct 2015 GMM minutes as posted on the
DAV /VVA 887 Bulletin Board, VVA 887 Web Site and distributed to all members
with an E-Mail address, subject to correction. There was no discussion and the
6. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS: Emails received on following: USAF Recruiter
Visit at RAO and Veterans Day Flyer from VFW Post 2485.
7. TREASURERíS REPORT:
a. Treasurer L-Don read the 3 Finance Reports for Oct 2015. L-Don made motions
that were seconded by Verne Grant and VSO Rhett W. to accept the reports as
submitted and audited. There were no discussions and all motions passed
b. Any Outstanding Bills: None.
8. MEMBER OR FAMILY OF A MEMBER IN DISTRESS: LM Ron Burrus is on dialysis
twice a week, LM Mike Jugan is on dialysis 3 times a week and has been put on
a kidney transplant list, LM Eugene Flauntroy recovering in the U.S. Charter
LM Dick Lannon passed away on Sat, Oct 17th in AUF MC. A combined VSO Memorial
(VVA 887, DAV 3 and A.L. Post 123) was held in the Sta. Maria Mortuary on
Thurs, Oct 22nd and he was buried in Clark Cemetery on Fri, Oct 23rd. Sec.
Jones remarked on the lack of attendance of our local VSOs at memorial
services. Please remember all these comrades in your prayers.
9. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
a. Membership (Ray Jones): Received the membership roster dated 9/30/15 for
our chapter from VVA National. We had a total of 116 VVA members; this is 1
more than the previous monthís report. The AVVA had a total of 11 members,
which is 1 less than the previous report. The VVA has a special offer on Life
Memberships from now until Dec 31, 2015, dues are only $ 100 for anyone that
is eligible (DD 214 required). Anyone interested in going Life, see Ray. There
were two (2) applications for membership at this meeting. Ray made a motion to
accept Tom Stephens and Richard Gaspard as Life members (pending their DD Form
214) and it was seconded by Rhett W. No discussion and the motion passed.
b. Community Activities (Jim Lary): Jim will deliver our monthly donation
later this week. Plans for our Christmas Party for them will be discussed
under Old Business.
c. Veterans Affairs (Rhett Webber): See attached VSO Report.
d. Audit Committee (BOD): Audit was performed and Treasurerís report was found
to be in order.
e. Web Site (Mac-Mac): No Report.
f. Social Committee (Norm Macon): This monthís social will be at the Thi-Hi
Bar on Thurs, Nov 19th from 2-4 PM. Hope to see you there!
g. Sundry Sales (Larry Wade): No report.
h. AVVA Affairs (Vacant): No report.
10. OLD BUSINESS:
a. Porac Home Christmas Party: Jim discussed with Sister Inez at the Home
concerning the Party. It is scheduled for Sat, Dec 5th at Noon, here in the
MRW 1-Stop. A motion was made by Verne G. and seconded by John Sullivan to
spend no more than P 50,000 for the Christmas Party for gifts and food. There
was no discussion and the motion was approved. Item pending.
b. Dick Southern Visit: He has arrived!
11. NEW BUSINESS:
a. Aussie Day Event: Need more info, so this was deferred until the Dec GMM.
b. DVD is available (donations accepted) on the Origins of the VVA. See Sundry
Sales Chairman Wade.
12. GOOD OF THE CHAPTER/ANNOUNCEMENTS:
a. The next DAV Chapter 3 GMM will be Fri, Nov 13th at 11 AM in the VFW Post
2485 Essary Room. .
b. A. L. Post 123 GMM is Wed, Nov 18th in their Post Home @ 10 AM (Note: the
date was changed from Nov 11th so as to not interfere with Veterans Day
activities). Their social will be in the Body Shop Bar on Thurs, Nov 12th,
from 2-4 PM.
c. The next VFW 2485 GMM is Wed, Nov 4th at 2 PM in their Post Home meeting
d. The Beagles Organization GMM will be Sat, Nov 14th at 11 AM in the Dog
e. A.L. Post 10 GMM is Tues., Nov 10th at 11 AM in their Post Home.
f. Gift Presentations: Made by CP Lary to PCP Macon and Tony & Wilma for their
inspiration and help. Congrats!
g. The 50/50 raffle drawing was won by Dick Southern (go figure) for P 2,100
with the same amount going to the Chapter.
13. MEETING ADJOURNED: CP Lary closed the GMM in accordance with the
established ritual at 3:06 PM. The next VVA Chapter PI 887 GMM will be
Tuesday, Dec 1st @ 2 PM in our meeting room in the MRW 1-Stop Cafe.
S/ Ray Jones S/ Jim Lary
Ray Jones Jim Lary
Chapter Secretary Chapter President