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06-22-2010 Las Cruces Veterans Advisory oar Minutes of June 22, 2010 Roll Call: American Legion Post 10 Larry Orvis Present DAV Chapter 10 Dan Banks Absent TAA Frank Geisel Present Marine Corps League Jack Petrowsky Absent Reserve Officers Association Bob Lory Absent Special Forces Association dike Burleson Present VFW Post 3242 Cosine Padilla Present VFW Post 6917 Bobby Irish Absent VFW Post 101.24 Dee Angel Absent Vietnam Veterans of America Fred Schneider Absent Member at Large#I Charlie Revie Present Member at Large 92 No Representative Vacant Introduction of Guests: J.R. 'Turner N.M. Dept. of Veteran Services Robert Ramzy NACP—Veteran Affairs Jackie Williams V.A. Health Care Barbara Palmer Dept of Veteran Affairs J. Steve Pandak Veteran Case Manager, Mesilla Valley Community of Dope Ray Reta Parks Supervisor,Las Cruces Parks&Rec. Section Bill McCamey Film Liaison, City of Las Cruces Melanie Goodman Representative. Senator Bingaman's Office Art Terrazas Representative, Congressman Teague's Office Lester Dale Palmer DAV Chapter 38 Reading of Minutes: There was no quorum for the previous meeting of May 25, 2010 and no minutes were taken. Old Business: Mone New Business: 1. Frank Geisel presented a brief description of the plans for a United Veterans Council ceremony to be conducted at Veterans Park on Friday, June 25, 2010 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the.Korcan liar. 2. Upcoming date for flying the Garrison Flag at Veterans Park is July 4, 2010, Independence Day. 3. Members in attendance asked Frank Geisel to discuss with the Mayor what the city feels about continued VAB operation and to see if the city would appoint an appropriate liaison to attend the board mectings. Also,terms of appointment are due to expire shortly—what is to be done? Good of the Veterans Veterans Organizations: 1. American Legion Post 10 reminded that the post has a garage sale on the I' Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to noon. 2. Charlie Revic issued copies of the Summer 201.0 Official Journal of the Uniformed Services Disabled Retirees. Additional copies are available. Community Organizations: 1. J.R. Turner stated that veterans claims processing is speeding up. It is suggested that veterans be advised to use care in responding to solicitations by lawyers to help with VA claims. 2. Bill McCamey announced that a Film training program for veterans is in progress. 3. Melanie Goodman presented a brief update from Senator Bingaman's office on Senate activity with respect to support of veterans. 4. Jackie Williams provided a brief update on VA Clinic activities. 5. Art Terrazas issued a handout reflecting Representative Teague's work in support of veterans. The next meeting will be at 9 a.m.on Tuesday,July 27,2020. Meeting was closed. LAS Cruces Veterans Advisory Board August 4, 2010 Esther Martinez, CMC City Clerk City of Las Cruces, NM Subject Minutes of Veterans Advisory Board Attached is a copy of the minutes of the Las Cruces Veterans Advisory Board (VAB) conducted on June 22, 2010 These minutes were read and unanimously approved as written by the VAB at its meeting conducted on July 27, 2010 Respectfull dr l%J Frank Geisel Acting Chairman AUG 5 2010 J CITY i,LLRKS