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April 2019 General Meeting

Northeast South Dakota Vietnam Veterans of America
Chapter 1054 General Meeting Minutes

Meeting of 18 April 2019
Meeting called to order by: Phil Braeger
Prayer and pledge conducted.
Welcomed distinguished guests and visitors.  Dennis Brenden, and Gary Stoltz
Roll call of officers taken.  Officers present were:
Officers                          Office                                  Present

Jack Kempter President

Phil Braeger VP

Daryl Berning 2nd VP

Don Zafft Chaplain

Bob Frink Treasurer

Sherry Janssen Secretary

The VP gave us an update on our President Jack Kempter.  We wish him well. Several thank you cards were read.

 Secretary read minutes of last meeting.  Approved.

Treasurer’s report:  Grant possibly received for $4300 TransCanada?  Balance: $99,964.67.

Gave a breakdown of income and expenses.  Provided a screen shot of 2019 budget.  We are currently on track to what was budgeted.  Report approved.

Pictures were shown of the Scholarship awards.  Congratulations!

Committee reports:

By Laws – motion made to the modified by laws.  Passed.  No discussion required as members had 3 months to make comments.

Membership – 568, including AVVA.  New members introduced tonight will put the VVA membership over 500 members.

Wash DC – $500 needed to hold spot for the trip.  There will be an organizational meeting this summer.  The first fundraiser will be the pigeon race.  Cost is $20.00.  Pick your # with Kay and possibly win a $100!

Ford Ride & Drive – 6/15 at Montgomery Furnitures.
6/8 will also be handing out flags.
Elk Hunt tickets are basically sold now.

Honor guard – Denny said 2 funerals done.  May 4th is the Izaak Walton League convention of which we will provide honor guard.  Floyd said Milbank did not have any funerals.  Also mentioned a pistol course is available for concealed weapon carry.

Seeking to form a committee to update addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.

Committee members include Earl Cass, Bob Frink, Dennis Solberg, Don Zafft, Doug Modica and Sherry Janssen.  Floyd and Kay also volunteered.

VVA National Convention 7/15 – 20th  in Spokane, WA .  We are authorized 10 delegates.

Warriors Never Give up fishing trip in June.  Sign up sheet is available.  8 places have been reserved.  Must have a fishing license.

Welcome Home Veterans display at the Library was successful and appreciated.

Memorial Day – Denny gave appreciation to those who helped place flags last year.  Motion made to purchase 2000 flags to be placed on the graves at all of the surrounding cemeteries.  Other organizations have donated to the cost of the flags. Volunteers needed to place the flags the weekend before Memorial Day.  Motion passed.

President:  Jack Kempter
VP: Phil Braeger
2nd Vice:  Darrell Berning
Secretary:  Mary Modica
Treasurer:  Bob Frink
Chaplain (appointed):  Don Zafft
Board Members:  Glenn Folk, Dean Halajain, Ed Timm

VP administered the Oath of Office to the new members.

50/50   $333.00/$169.00    ($69 donated back)

77 members present

Motion made to give President Jack a $100 gas card.




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