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01-26-2010 Las Cruces Veterans Advisory Board Minutes of January 2e 2010 Pledge of Allegiance: Charlie Revie led in the pledge of allegiance Roll Call: American Legion Post 10 Larry Orvis Present DAV Chapter 10 Dan Banks Present MOAA Frank Geisel Excused Marine Corps League Jack Petrowsky Present Reserve Officers Association Robert Lory Absent Special Forces Association Mike Burleson Present VFW Post 3242 Cosme Padilla Present VFW Post 6917 Bobby Irish Absent VFW Post 10124 Dee Angel Present Vietnam Veterans of America Fred Schneider Present Member at Large# 1 Charlie Revie Present Member at Large#2 No Representative Vacant Introduction of Guests: Robert Ramsey Community of Hope, staff J.R. Turner N.M. Dept. of Veteran Services, Dolores Connor Councilor, Las Cruces City Council Melanie Goodman Field Representative for U.S. Sen. Bingaman Cathy Mathews Landscape Architect, City of Las Cruces Ed Verploegh Sundial Designer Lester Palmer D.A.V. Chap 38 Reading of Minutes: Time was allowed to read minutes of previous meeting(Nov. '09)which were for information only. The minutes for Oct. '09 will be included for Feb. meeting Program/Presentation of the Month: A Raised Sundial is being proposed for installation in Veterans Memorial Park. Presented by Mr. Ed Verploegh&Cathy Mathews Mr. Verploegh made a presentation of how sundials can be used for a number of reasons and why this could be an asset to V.M.P. Cathy Mathews explained the possible funding of this project from within the city's resources. Some discussion took place and Mike Burleson made a motion to recommend this project to the Parks&Recreation Dept. Commission. Fred Schneider made a second. Motion passed 100% Old Business: Plans for 2010 : Number of items were listed on agenda to work on for the upcoming year including but not limited to: Veterans Corner update and keep the website current. Walk o_f Hanor The new brochure was reviewed and comments made on how to improve it to make less confusing with the so called Memorial Wall. Pictures in the W. of H. brochure will only show pavers or Veterans and not a shot of the Memorial Wall. Holiday Flag Schedule Distribute the schedule for 2010 Page Two of VAB minutes of January 26th 2010 Old Business continued: United Veterans Council : In Frank's absence the Chair asked Cosme Padilla to give an update on the upcoming event which will be a fundraiser for the UVC. Cosme shared the plans for a Roast Beef dinner to be done at VFW 3242 on Feb 21St. The$5 donations will be used to purchase Flags to be used to honor graves of Veterans on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Calendar of Events: We need to submit events early as possible to get the most coverage that we can and to support each others activities. The calendar for 2010 is open for input to list events and activities that we schedule on an annual basis. Chair now has the key to the locked display box at Veterans Memorial Park and we will use that to advertise our upcoming events. Items that were almost historical in the case were removed. Please submit your organization's flyer or information as soon as possible so that they can be posted there and listed on the web page. New Business: Chair asked each representative to identify any upcoming activities. Support the U.V.C. Roast Beef Dinner of Feb.2Ist Good of the Veterans: Melanie Goodman mentioned HR Bill_ That would have the V.A. pay for emergency medical treatment at a community hospital if the veteran can't get to a V.A. facility Holiday Flag Schedule: Upcoming holiday for Holiday Flag raising is: Presidents Day on Feb. 15"' Close Meeting.... Next meeting will be at 9 am on the fourth Tuesday of February which is the 23th. Minutes submitted by: Dan Banks,Chair of VAB Las Cruces Mayor's Veterans Advisory Board Agenda for January 26th 2010 Pledge of Allegiance: Roll Call American Legion Post 10 DAV Chapter 10 MOAA Marine Corps League Reserve Officers Association Special Forces Association VFW Post 3242 VFW Post 6917 VFW Post 10124 (vacant) Vietnam Veterans of America Member at Large# 1 Member at Large#2 (vacant) Introduction of Visitors and Guests. Reading of minutes. Minutes for October 2009 need to be read and approved. (the minutes for November 2009 will remain informational only) Presentation. Raised Sundial proposed for Veterans Memorial Park Presented by Mr Verplioeu, Cathy Mathews, Facilities Dept. City of Las Cruces Plans for 2010• This board has several items to address and resolve if we plan on having a successful upcoming year The following list are some but not all of the items we need to address in the near future 1) Should the November meeting also need to be eliminated as the December one is? 2) Vice Chair 3) Secretary 4) 2nd Member at Large organization 5) Committees 6) Reports 7) 8) Partial list of committees we have talked about establishing: Title of Committee Description ofpurpose or duties of committee Veterans Corner- Provide design or layout of how the site will be viewed by public, Update listings of organizations listed on the site, Provide updates to current and upcoming events, Veterans Memorial Park: Plan and or coordinate events promoting Patriotism&pride in the history of our military and their service to our country (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Armed Forces Day, Veterans Day) Review all proposed changes to the park, (i.e. new memorials) Monthly assignment of Veteran organizations policing the park Page Two of Agenda for VAB meeting of January 2010 Title of Committee Description ofpurpose or duties of committee Walk of Honor- Review and make recommendations on development of the W of H. Holiday Flag: Promotion of citizens to join Veterans in posting the Colors&retreat. Expand distribution of schedule to more locations. Reports from. UVC. Assist in the coordination of such events as. Veterans Day Parade D V.S. of N.M. Monthly updates and input from local office of DVSNM Old Business. 1) 2) 3) New Business. Good of the Veterans. Veteran organizations. Community organizations. Next meeting is scheduled for 4d'Tuesday of February which is the 23rd Next Holiday Flag raising is. Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15th Agenda submitted by- Dan yDan Banks, VAB Chair City of Las Cruces Mayor's Veterans Advisory Board Notice is hereby given that the City of Las Cruces Veterans Advisory Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 9am in Room 214 at the City Office Center, 575 S Alameda Blvd. Las Cruces, New Mexico Agenda 1. Call to Order 2 Approval of Minutes from November 24ffi meeting 3 Committee Reports 4 Old Business 5 New Business Election of Officers 6 Good of the Veterans I All Organizations report ii. Comments from Guests 7 Adjournment Dan Banks Chair If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully Participate in this event, Please contact us 48 hours before the event at 373-1193/v or 528-3169/tty Posted Date January', 2010 ,�v