Four State CVEB Meeting Minutes

April 28, 2017

10:30 – 12:30

Hospice of the Panhandle


See sign-in sheet attached

Call to Order:

Pledge of Allegiance (Lead by George Vukovich, Co-Chair)

Introductions of New Members (Lead by George Vukovich, Co-Chair)

Old Business:

  • Highlights of Old Business
    • One pager for committees that have not been submitted need to be submitted ASAP
    • Charter: Discussion tabled until future meeting

Guest Speakers

  • Team River Runner Presented by: Tracy Seffers of Shepherd University
  • FREE resource for disabled veterans. All year round, Active season: April-September
  • 10 person teams from domiciliary clinic at Martinsburg VAMC receive 6 weeks of instruction: 2 pool sessions and 4 river sessions.
  • “Life giving, health promoting activity”
  • NEW Summer White Water rafting program Thursday nights 6-8 pm
  • Storm-Kersey Memorial Scholarship: for TRR graduates enrolling at Shepherd
  • Spring Fling Updates Presented by: Ruby Clendenning
  • Invitations to sign up have been sent out
  • Voted to use a combination of “Member” and “Please ask me how we serve veterans” on CVEB identifier pins for members to wear during event
  • Suicide Prevention and Awareness Presented by: Frederick White with guest speakers: Jill Finkle and Lory Naugle
  • Reminded members that there are readily available resources
  • Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 press 1
  • Established in 2007
  • Able to ping location
  • High risk flag put on patient’s chart to alert providers
  • “Suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility and a top VA priority” – Tim Cooke, Director of Martinsburg VAMC
  • “The worst action is NO ACTION!” –George Vukovich

New Business:

  • George Vukovich presented first set of Stars and Stripes pool balls to American Legion
  • Committee break out session
  • Closing Remarks


Next Meeting:

  • May 26th, 2017 from 10:30AM to 12:30PM Bring a Friend Breakfast

Hospice of the Panhandle

330 Hospice Lane

Kearneysville, WV 25430


Action Item Assigned To: Deadline:
Meeting Minutes Ashley A.S.A.P
Submit Objectives and Measurable Items to G-mail Committee Leads A.S.A.P
Send Agenda items to G-mail All A.S.A.P
Finalize Charter Officers T.B.D.


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