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General Meeting Minutes

General Meeting Minutes


Posted on September 8, 2015 at 2:20 PM



AUGUST 13, 2015


Executive Officers Directors

Election Committee


□ President – John Scaduto □ Donald Sacco □ Dave Hugus

□ Vice-President – Bob Lough □ Louis Rothenstein □ Donald Sacco

□ Secretary – Tina Sansouci □ Calvin Haggen □ Richard Walker

□ Asst. Secretary – Tom Walls □ Neil Johnson

□ Treasurer – Anthony Pinkard □ Mitchell Roach □ Richard Walker – Chaplain

□ Sgt.-At-Arms – Paul Scott □ State Delegate – Dan Bounds □ State Delegate Alternate – Richard Keirn


1) Opening: Meeting called to order at 7:40 p.m.

a) Salute to the Colors by Paul Scott

b) Prayer by Don Sacco


2) Roll Call of Officers:


a) Present:

John Scaduto

Bob Lough

Tina Sansouci

Tony Pinkard

Paul Scott

Donald Sacco

Louis Rothenstein

Cal Haggen

Neil Johnson


b) Absent:

Mitch Roach

Dan Bounds

Tom Walls


3) Introduction of Guests:


a) Jerry Thompson, USAF, Vietnam 1971 – 1972.

b) Randy Koenig, US Army, Vietnam April 1968 – June 1969.

c) Ken Kaneshiro, U S Army, Vietnam 1969 – 1970.

d) RIck Hillis presented Certificate of Appreciation to Chapter 1076 from “One Hero at a Time”. He also presented framed pictures of Specialist Bryan Jacobs taken at the ‘One Hero at a Time” ceremony.


4) Secretary’s Report


a) Motion to accept made by Bob Lough and seconded by Bob Serge.

b) Motion to accept Secretary’s report voted on by the membership and accepted.


5) Financial Report


a) Balance $14,993.82

b) Deposits $ 6,377.00

c) Expenditures $ 1,657.77

d) Totals $21,370.82

e) Ending Balance $19,713.05

f) Motion to accept Treasurer’s Report made by Bob Lough and seconded by Eugene Palmer. Motion to accept Treasurer’s report voted on by the membership and accepted.


6) Committees:


a) Agent Orange: Fred Hagenbeek, Chair; Pat Sakurai; Neil Johnson: They have put together notebooks and are ready to start doing presentations. Notebooks cost $45.00 to copy. Cards and donation pins are ready for distribution at the gun shows. Trial presentation to be sometime in September


Board of Director’s decided to donate $500.00 in startup funds to the Agent Orange Committee. Agent Orange will have their own separate account for Agent Orange funds in anticipation that they will become self-sustaining.


Possible balloon release at a later date was also discussed.


b) Benevolence/Cemetery: Don Sacco, Chair; Ken Vieth; Tom Walls; Dixie Thompson: Don Sacco reminded members of the services for homeless veterans at the Veterans Cemetery every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Don also mentioned the Veterans Home was in need of keyboards at which time Gerald Thompson donated one keyboard. Motion was made by Don Sacco to donate $425.00 toward the purchase of keyboards. Motion seconded by Jim Croft. Motion voted on by

Membership and accepted.


c) Budget: David Hugus, Chair; Anthony Pinkard; Cal Haggen: Cal Haggen stated that everything about the Budget is in the Financial Report distributed by Tony Pinkard.


d) Fundraising: Jack Constantine, Chair; Daniel Bounds; Eugene Palmer: Date of next fundraiser is September 25-27, 2015.


e) By-Laws: David Hugus, Chair: Nothing to report.


f) Gun Shows: Neil Johnson, Chair; Lance Ryness; Al Lopez; Fred Hagenbeek: Twelve people have signed up to volunteer at the Henderson Gun. There is another gun show on August 29-30, 2015, at the Cashman Center.


Neil Johnson and Paul Scott to be reimbursed $25.00 for the cost of 10 cases of water donated to the Vet Center at Stephanie & Warm Springs.


g) Election: David Hugus, Chair; Don Sacco; Richard Walker: As elections aren’t until April 2016, there was nothing to report at this time.


h) Historian: Fred Hagenbeek, Chair; Louis Rothenstein: Nothing to report.


i) Membership: Tom Walls, Chair; Don Sacco; Daniel Bounds: Tom Walls unable to continue as Assistant Secretary. Fred Hagenbeek is taking over Tom’s duties. There is a Life Membership price special of $100.00 from now until December 31, 2015.


j) Parade: Eugene Palmer, Chair; Cal Haggen; Jack Constantine: Eugene Palmer stated is going to meet with the General Manager at Mercedes. Eugene needs to know specifically how many vehicles and people will be involved. It was determined we will need three vehicles.


k) Public Affairs: Bob Lough, Chair; Richard Walker; Fred Hagenbeek: Bob Lough and Neil Johnson to get together for Agent Orange Awareness Month.


l) Special Events: Bob Lough, Chair: Hawaiian Festival, September 12 and 13, at the Henderson Pavilion on Water Street starting at 9:00 a.m. Chapter 1076 will have a table and set up will be on September 11. Volunteers needed for September 11-13.


m) State Delegate: Daniel Bounds, Chair; Richard Keirn (National VVA Convention): Dan went to the meeting in Reno. No one went to National meeting.


7) Old Business:


a) Update on ICE information: Paul has received 49 responses out of 108 possible responses. Process of obtaining this information is ongoing.


b) Update on Chapter Activities Fund: Don Sacco reported a total of $987.50 in the Chapter 1076 Activities Fund.


c) Status of purchasing underwear/socks for distribution at Veterans Service Fair on Wednesday, October 7: Board of Director’s decided the Chapter will donate socks at the Service Fair. The sum of $500.00 was budgeted for procurement of socks. We go a good deal from Goodwill and so far $445.51 has been spent on socks.


Neil Johnson also mentioned that if members had a coat in good useable condition that they wished to donate that they could drop it off at the VFW or at the next Chapter meeting.


d) Michael's Angels Paws will have a presentation with the three veterans and their dogs that the Chapter has sponsored. Presentation to be at the September monthly membership meeting.


e) Plans for Vietnam Veteran’s Day/Nam Jam 2016: March 29th of each year is Vietnam Veteran’s Day. Chapter 1076 would like to do a Nam Jam in 2016. Bob Serge discussed previous Nam Jams and what is involved with one. He is going to try to partner with One Hero at a Time. Currently in the preliminary stages of planning.






8) New Business:


a) Date set for December 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. for the appreciation lunch at VA SE clinic


b) Andy LeDuc, VVA Chapter 17, presented Chapter 1076 with a plaque from National VVA Headquarters. Plaque was for most membership growth in the 25-50 member category.


c) Bob Lough mentioned the Shriner’s Golf Tournament in Summerlin on October 17-25, 2015. Chapter has sold tickets for the last couple of years. Tickets are $30 each and we keep the $30. Veteran’s tent will be set up on the ninth tee. Motion made by Bob Lough and seconded by Bob Serge that Chapter 1076 sell tickets for the golf tournament. Motion voted on and passed by membership.


9) Announcements:


a) Neil mentioned Palms Mortuary is holding a meeting to answer questions regarding what forms are required for a deceased veteran to receive a plot, a flag and a headstone.

b) Lou Rothenstein informed members of the VFW fish fry on October 3. Tickets for sale here for One Hero at a Time.

c) Lou Rothenstein informed membership of the Spirit of ‘45 show is this weekend, August 14-15 at the Silverton.

10) 50/50 Drawing: Total funds collected: $100.00. Winner of $50.00 was Eugene Palmer.


11) Salute to the Colors by Paul Scott.


12) Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.



Christine Sansouci




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