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02-23-2010 Las Cruces Mayor's Veterans Advisory Board Minutes of February 23rd 2010 Pledge of Allegiance: Dee Angel led in the pledge of allegiance Roll Call: American Legion Post 10 Larry Orvis Present DAV Chapter 10 Dan Banks Present MOAA Frank Geisel Present Marine Corps League Jack Petrowsky Absent 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 Absent Member at Large# 1 Charlie Revie Absent 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, Jackie Williams V.A. Health Care Paul Miller Housing Authority Lester Palmer D.A.V. Chap 38 Reading of Minutes: Minutes for previous meetings were distributed.No action taken as we lack a quorum Program/Presentation of the Month: Legislation Update By: Representatives Jeff Steinborn of District 37&Nate Cote of District 53 A number of pieces of legislation were discussed including Senate Joint Resolution 7 which is a constitutional amendment to exclude Veteran Organizations chartered by Congress from paying property taxes. Jeff gave an explanation on the four year effort to get this passed and what it means to the Veteran Organizations and the counties that will lose the tax revenue. Nate shared his efforts and success with HB 24 `Educational Opportunity for Military Children" A number of pieces of legislation were discussed and explained about the benefits to veterans and our communities. We need to get out the vote on supporting the constitutional amendment during the November election. 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 of Honor The new brochure was reviewed and comments made on how to improve it to make less confusing with the 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 February 23rd 2010 Old Business continued: United Veterans Council : Frank Geisel, secretary of U.V.C., gave an update of the dinner that the U.V.C. recently held at V.F. W. Post 3242 as a fundraiser. Proceeds from the dinner will be$1800 to $1900 for the council to operate during the upcoming year. An updated tri-fold U.V.C.brochure will be coming out during March. 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. New Business: Chair asked each representative to identify any upcoming activities. DAV 10 will host a yard sale at the American Legion on March 6d'- It's open to all veterans and Veterans' Organizations to sell STUFF and the cost is only$5 a table space. The American Legion Auxiliary will be selling breakfast burritos as well. The 21St annual Bataan Memorial Death March is coming on Sunday,March 21St. Everyone is encouraged to attend and support this event. Good of the Veterans: The 21St annual Bataan Memorial Death March on Sunday March 21St Everyone is encouraged to attend and show our support to the nearly 6000 Marchers who will be participating. Holiday Flag Schedule: Upcoming holiday for Holiday Flag raising is: EASTER on Sunday April 4th Close Meeting.... Next meeting will be at 9 am on the fourth Tuesday of March which is the 23`h. Minutes submitted by: Dan Banks, Chair of VAB Las Cruces Mayor's Veterans Advisory Koard Agenda for February 23rd 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 and January 2010 need to be read and approved. (the minutes for November 2009 will remain informational only) Presentation. Jeff Stemborn, Representative of District 37, will distribute information on the most recent session held at the Capital in Santa Fe. Veterans need to support in November Reports from. UVC. N.M.D V.S Old Business. 1)Veterans Corner Website 2) Walk of Honor 3) Holiday Flag Schedule New Business. Good of the Veterans. Veteran organizations. Community organizations. Next meeting is scheduled for 4h Tuesday of month is March 23rd The next Holiday Flag raising is: Easter Sunday on April 4`h Agenda submitted by- Dan yDan Banks, 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, February 23, 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 January 26`h meeting 3 Committee Reports 4 Old Business 5 New Business 6 Good of the Veterans 1. 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- February 18, 2010