Meeting Minutes for May 2018

Four State CVEB Minutes

Hospice of the Panhandle

330 Hospice Lane

Kearneysville WV 25430

Meeting in Education Center

Conference Line: Dial   US: +1 408 740 3766

   Meeting ID: 839 274 927

May 25th, 2017

10:30 – 12:30

  • Meeting Facilitator: Sam Rock  and Jamila Fleet(Co-chairs)
  • Host: Hospice of the Panhandle
  • Call to order / Pledge of Allegiance (Led by Sam Rock)
  • Moment of Silence  (Led by Sam Rock)
  • Circulate sign-in sheet
  • Introductions of new members (Welcome David Galloway, Dan Roby (from APUS), Nikki Ingram- Orsini (from Sulphur Springs)
  • Old Business
  • UPDATE Members on Veterans Day Parade Planning/Progress
  • (Brian Tolstyka is the Committee Lead) (Sam Rock provided an update)  The last meeting it was reported that CVEB would have a sponsor (Mainstreet Martinsburg).  Unfortunately, as of right now CVEB will be taking on the responsibilities. The Main Street Martinsburg has now stated that they could not afford to handle the cost of hiring off-duty officers to block roads and street cleaning etc. The National Guard is going to approach Martinsburg and offer some of their personnel and equipment to assist.  The event is still a go however slated for 1 pm as opposed to 11 am (due to VA events going on). It was also determined that insurance will have to be purchased (There are two bids out right now)
  • Brian updated the group on different ideas for fundraising (such as raffling off a pistol). Other fundraising events such as a Golf Tournament suggested. All ideas and comments related to the Events Committee directed to Brian Tolstyka.
  • Jamilla spoke in regards to her engagement progress thus far. She has reached out to  The Girl Scouts, 4-H, Elaine BoBo at Berk Co Schools and Bondie Shay from Jefferson County Schools.  
  • FACEBOOK LIVE BEING STREAMED as of NOW.
  • Committee Re-engagement (Sam updates the group on the re-engaging committee persons. Please reach out to community members, veterans, resource providers and invite them to rejoin the CVEB. There are sign-in sheets that will be available in the back of the room. Sign up sheets are located in the back of the room and will be moving forward).
  • Reminder: The suggestion box is located in the back. Please drop your suggestions in the box.
  • Mission Statement read aloud. Moving forward the Mission statement will be read at every meeting.
  • New Business
  • New Committees Creation (EVENTS & MEMBERSHIP)
  • Jamilla request that current members sign up for the committee that most aligns with their passion or field. If committees do not have enough members, they can combine with other committees.  New Leads will need to be established. Committee members should review the Community Needs Assessment to develop new Goals.
  • Public Forum is slated for this year.  Committees will be expected to work on a workshop to present the Forum.
  • Meet and Greet other committee members.
  • Upcoming Events (Group members share information about upcoming events in the community)
  • Presentations
  • Rob Harley with TSES (Therapeutic Supportive Employment Services, Compensated Work Therapy, Supported Employment, Community Based Employment Services. )
  • Robert Harley provided in-depth information about TSES and CWT. These programs provide employment support services to assist veterans with reintegrating back into society.  Programs provide the veteran with work experience including but not limited to things like getting along with co-workers, getting to work on time. Programs also provide veterans with resumes creation and identification of employment opportunities.  These programs are geared towards getting veterans back to full-time employment. Veterans in CWT and TSES are provided with a minimum wage stipend while participating in the programs. (Contact Donna Bejian)
  • Sulphur Springs (Information regarding recent achievements)
  • Nikki Ingram-Orsini from Orsini Farms LLC. The farm has been in the family since the 1940’s. They currently have grass-fed beef, horse boarding, and indoor riding arena rentals. The Farm paired with the Farmer Veteran Coalition who provides resources and mentoring to veterans who are starting out in agriculture. The FVC has a  “Home Grown by Hero” label, the official Farmer/Veteran branding program. With help from the Farmer/Veteran Fellowship fund, Sulphur Springs applied for a grant. Tractor Supply came in and provided the funding  (one of 50 grants provided across the United States). Sulphur Springs is a supporter of “Mission 22” and raised over $700.00 to contribute to their cause.
  • Introduction of Laurie Barrone, VA VEO Field Consultant
  • Open Forum / Member Suggestions
  • LaDonna Duckett brought two veteran issues to the floor for assistance.  One veteran located in a rural area experiencing difficulty with selling his home. Another veteran recently diagnosed with Cancer experiencing financial crisis related to rent and transportation. CVEB members provided with resources and referrals.
  • Closing Remarks:
  • UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • Community Day in the Park on June 16, 2018
  • Quarterly Health and Human Resource Collaborative meeting held June 1, 2018, at Martinsburg DHHR.
  • Next Meeting:  June 29th, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

 Confirmed Location:    Hospice of the Panhandle

Agenda for May 2018 member meeting

Agenda for May 2018 member meeting

Four State CVEB Meeting Agenda

Hospice of the Panhandle

330 Hospice Lane

Kearneysville WV 25430

Meeting in Education Center

Conference Line: Dial   US: +1 408 740 3766

   Meeting ID: 839 274 927

May 25th, 2017

10:30 – 12:30

Meeting Facilitator: Sam Rock  and Jamila Fleet(Co-chairs)

Host: Hospice of the Panhandle

 Call to order / Pledge of Allegiance

 Moment of Silence

 Circulate sign-in sheet

  Introductions of new members

 Old Business

  1. UPDATE Members on Veterans Day Parade Planning/Progress
  2. Committee Re-engagement (Sign up sheets)

New Business

    1. New Committees Creation (EVENTS & MEMBERSHIP)
    2. Meet and Greet other committee members
    3. Upcoming Events (Group members share information about upcoming events in the community)

 

Presentations

  1. Rob Harley with TSES (Therapeutic and Supportive Employment Services)
  2. Sulphur Springs (Information regarding recent achievements)

 

Open Forum / Member Suggestions

Closing Remarks: Next Meeting:  June 29th, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Confirmed Location:    Hospice of the Panhandle

 

Meeting Minutes for April 2018

Four State CVEB Meeting Minutes

April 27th, 2018

10:30 – 11:30

Hospice of the Panhandle

 

 

Call to Order:

Pledge of Allegiance (Led by Samuel Rock- Co-Chair)

Introduction of New Members (Led by Samuel Rock- Co-Chair)

Old Business: (Led by Samuel Rock- Co-Chair)

  • Veterans Day Parade Committee
  • Sam announced a new partnership with Randy Lewis, Executive Director of Main Street Martinsburg and he will join the Four State CVEB next meeting to discuss the Veterans Parade.
  • He has assured him that Main Street Martinsburg is taking on all of the fees for a Veterans Day parade.
  • Randy Lewis, Terry Stotler, and Danielle Clum have volunteered to be on the committee
  • Thomas Smith reports that he has spoken to Hedgesville FD and Blackout and they are going to participate in the Martinsburg Veterans Parade. American Legion Riders will also attend.

 

New Business: (Led by  Co-Chairs Samuel Rock-and Jamila Fleet)

  • Suggestions box: Please submit your comments/suggestions to help us grow and improve the board. Officers will discuss how to implement changes based on comments/suggestions
  • Jamila spoke on the importance of the growth of the Four State CVEB
  • Goals:
  • We need to re-engage the Committees, the Committees need to be reorganized
  • Hold a forum/expo within a year
  • Need to update needs survey
  • Operate locally and regionally

 

Guest Speakers:

  • Randall Everhart: Community Liaison Valley College  

287 Aikens Center Martinsburg, WV 25404  

T 304-263-0979  C 240-675-2720 F 304-263-2413   

reverhart@valley.edu  www.valley.edu  https://www.facebook.com/valleycollege  https://www.facebook.com/valleycollegeonline

  • Yellow Ribbon school
  • Frequent start dates, online every 3 weeks, only 1 class @ a time; designed for working professionals or those who need to focus on 1 thing at a time
  • No prerequisites or electives
  • Drug and background testing required for healthcare programs (Background test results are evaluated for enrollment and are decided case by case)
  • Maryland currently has an expungement program:

Legal Expungement Assistance Project: Horizon Goodwill Industries

1415 Pennsylvania Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21742

Phone: (301) 733-7330

LEAP@goodwill-hgi.org

  • Have counselors and are able to accommodate any special needs; “Culture of Caring”
  • Current job placement is 80%; graduation rate is 76% percent

 

  • Randall also offered the use of the Valley College campus for committee meetings

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Every Tuesday 4:30-5:30 PM @ Martinsburg HUB: PTSD Support Group open to Veterans and Families, POC: Simone Hawthorne, simone@simonehawthorne.com
  • May 1st on 9 AM: Frederick MD CVEB Mt. St. Mary’s Frederick Campus, 5350 Spectrum Dr, Frederick, MD 21703
  • May 2nd 1 – 3 pm: Loudoun County Veterans Collaborative meeting will be at Paul Davis Restoration 44601 Guilford Drive Suite 100, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • May 14th: Northern Shenandoah Valley CVEB Military Expo @ Shenandoah University,

POC: nsvcveb@gmail.com

  • May 25th-28th: March to Arlington National Cemetery w/ Heroes on the River, POC:

Adam Packham, heroesontheriverva@gmail.com

  • June 29th: 2nd Annual 10th District Congressional District Hiring Event 75-100 employers in attendance, Location TBD. POC: Anthony Barnes- anthony.barnes@mail.house.gov
  • August TBD: Mental Health Summit
  • November TBD: Hero Haven Homeless Stand Down
  • Several Dates: Grief Support Groups @ Hospice of the Panhandle,

To pre-register for any support group, contact the Center for Grief Support at 

griefsupport@hospiceotp.org or 304-264-0406. 

 

Closing Remarks:

  • Sam Rock urged everyone to invite others and encourage any members who haven’t attended to come back

 

Next Meeting:

  • May 25th, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM  

Hospice of the Panhandle

330 Hospice Lane

Kearneysville, WV 25430

 

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Send Agenda items to G-mail All A.S.A.P

 

Agenda for April 27th Member Meeting

Four State CVEB Meeting Agenda

Hospice of the Panhandle

330 Hospice Lane

Kearneysville WV 25430

Meeting in Education Center

Conference Line: Dial 1 408 740 3766 and Meeting ID: 839 274 927

April 27, 2018

10:30 – 12:30

Meeting Facilitators: Jamila Fleet and Samuel Rock (Co-Chairs)

Host: Hospice of the Panhandle

 Call to order / Pledge of Allegiance

 Circulate sign-in sheet

 Introductions of new members

 Old Business

  • Parade Committee progress report.  Are members still needed on the planning committee?

New Business

  • Suggestion Box @ meeting – LaDonna Duckett (Co-Secretary)
  • Need to shift focus to growth
  • Re-engage the committees –

10 minutes networking break

Presentation:

  • Valley College, Randall Everhart

 

Upcoming Events:

 

  • Starting April 17th, 5-6 PM Every Tuesday  PTSD Support Group (Veterans and Families) at The HUB in Martinsburg POC: Simone@shbcagency.com #304-240-0969

 

 

HEROES ON THE RIVER

  • May 25-28 March to Arlington National Cemetery
  • June 15 Dinner at Walter Reed
  • July 23-26 Charter Fishing Trip
  • September 8 Annual Event on Shenandoah River  

POC: Adam Packham: HeroesOnTheRiverVA@gmail.com

Open Forum: Led by Samuel Rock

Closing Remarks: Next Meeting:  May 25th, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Confirmed Location:    Hospice of the Panhandle

March, 2018, Meeting Minutes

March, 2018, Meeting Minutes

March 2018 Meeting Minutes

Four State CVEB Meeting Minutes

March 30th, 2018

10:30 – 12:30

Hospice of the Panhandle

 

Meeting facilitators: Sam Rock, Co-chair and Kenneth Hawthorne, Co-Communications Liasion.

Call to Order:

Pledge of Allegiance (Led by Samuel Rock- Co-Chair)

Introduction of New Members (Led by Samuel Rock- Co-Chair)

George Vukovich was recognized by the officers of the board for his time served as Co-Chair and founding member of the Four State CVEB. He was presented with a certificate and engraved the item

Old Business:

  • Voting for Co-Chair was held
  • 17 votes for Jamila Jones-Fleet, 8 votes for Dan Campbell
  • Jamila was voted in as Co-Chair

 

A moment of silence was held in memory of Four State CVEB member John Palmer

 

Guest Speakers:

  • Susan “Denise” Abott: Homeless Program Liaison, Martinsburg VAMC
  • Michelle Cooke introduced Continuum of Care Staff and VA Homeless staff in attendance
  • Rochelle Baltimore-Swan spoke on the HUD-VASH program and the statistics, “a total of 172 HUD/VASH vouchers to be counted for FY18—currently, 163 Veterans are housed and case-managed in this program, 95% housed”
  • Lindsey Russo gave a Homeless to Housed Story
  • Shared Homeless Measures for FYTD 2018
  • Spoke on the engagement with local CoC (Continuum of Care); meets are held regularly to review referrals and go over a “by name list”

Tom Peters and Lea Doherty: SSVF and Eastern Pennsylvania Continuum of Care

  • Initiative to make homelessness “rare, brief and non-reoccurring?”
  • Last year’s PIT (Point in Time) Count*, 139 homeless in Fulton and Franklin Co (Counties covered by the COC in Martinsburg VAMC Catchment area)

 

*PIT Counts can be found at   https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/pit_count.asp

 

  • Jill Finkle: Suicide Prevention
  • Presented facts on Veteran suicide, 18% of deaths by suicide among the U.S. were veterans
  • Definition of suicide is someone who is wanting to die
  • Presented on myths vs. realities
  • Death by suicide IS preventable
    • Suicide prevention team can provide gun locks
  • SAVE:
    • S: Signs of suicidal thinking should be recognized
    • A: Ask the most important question of all
    • V: Validate the Veteran’s experience
    • E: Encourage treatment, and Expedite getting help.
  • Veterans Crisis Line/Chat/Text

1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net

Text to 838255

  • VA Suicide Prevention Coordinators
    • Each VA Medical Center has a Suicide Prevention Coordinator (SPC)
      to make sure Veterans receive needed counseling and services.
    • Find your local SPC at VeteransCrisisLine.net/ResourceLocator
  • Suicide prevention group that meets on Mondays @ 9 AM; no appointment required– they can walk-in to the Hope Center
  • Vet Centers can provide assistance to the community; to find a Vet Center closest to you visit www.vetcenter.gov

George Vukovich encouraged board members to refer to Suicide Prevention coordinators and get help- do not sit back and do nothing or try to handle it on your own

New Business:

  • Case Conferencing/Case Staffing
  • Veterans Day Parade:
  • Thomas Smith from American Legion Riders had a sign-up sheet for volunteers
  • Plan for this year is to do it at the Martinsburg VAMC because the cost to do it in Martinsburg may be too high
  • Date TBD Veterans Family Picnic in War Memorial Park: Need groups to attend; POC: Thomas Smith- karentom3@comcast.net
  • Anna Stead recognized Danielle Clum, Chris Basch and Jamila Jones-Fleet for their excellent services provided to veterans at the Medical Center
  • Julianna Albowicz from Senator VanHollen spoke on their initiatives for a Veterans Treatment Court

 

Upcoming Events:

  • April 11th: Human Trafficking Training @ Martinsburg Holiday Inn; POC: Kristen
  • Gingery: director@frnotp.org
  • April 13th Valley College Open House w/ Veteran Resource Area and Job Fair

POC: Randall Everhart @ reverhart@valley.edu

  • April 13th Valley College Open House w/ Veteran Resource Area and Job Fair

POC: Randall Everhart @ reverhart@valley.edu

  • April 14th-15th: Camping and Hiking Expedition w/ Heroes on the River, POC: Adam  

Packham, heroesontheriverva@gmail.com

  • April 15th Sulphur Springs Stables WV 1st Annual Spring Warm-Up Show Proceeds will go to Mission 22. More info @ http://sulphurspringsstableswv.com/_events_.html
  • Mid-April: Veterans Upward Bound Event #2  POC: Danielle Clum @ clumd@dewv.edu
  • April 18th: VFW Post 2123 and Virginia Employment Commission Job Fair @ Shawnee Fire Department, 2210 Valor Drive, Winchester VA 22601. POC: John Jacobs: John.Jacobs@vec.virginia.gov
  • May 14th: Northern Shenandoah Valley CVEB Military Expo @ Shenandoah University,

POC: nsvcveb@gmail.com

  • May 25th-28th: March to Arlington National Cemetery w/ Heroes on the River, POC:

Adam Packham, heroesontheriverva@gmail.com

  • June 29th: 2nd Annual 10th District Congressional District Hiring Event 75-100 employers in attendance, Location TBD. POC: Anthony Barnes- anthony.barnes@mail.house.gov
  • August TBD: Mental Health Summit
  • November TBD: Hero Haven Homeless Stand Down
  • Several Dates: Grief Support Groups @ Hospice of the Panhandle,

To pre-register for any support group, contact the Center for Grief Support at 

griefsupport@hospiceotp.org or 304-264-0406. 

  • Closing Remarks
  • Meeting was adjourned by Kenneth Hawthorne

 

Next Meeting:

  • April 27th, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM  

Hospice of the Panhandle

330 Hospice Lane

Kearneysville, WV 25430

 

 

 

Agenda for March 30th CVEB meeting

Agenda March 30th 2018

Four State CVEB Meeting Agenda

Hospice of the Panhandle

330 Hospice Lane

Kearneysville WV 25430

Meeting in Education Center

Conference Line: Dial 877-472-0814 and enter 5556401#

March 30th, 2017

10:30 – 12:30

Meeting Facilitator: Samuel Rock (Co-Chair)

Host: Hospice of the Panhandle

  • Call to order / Pledge of Allegiance
  • Circulate sign-in sheet
  • Introductions of new members
  • Old Business

1. Bylaws:

  • Removed 2/3 quorum requirement for voting
  • Added Webmaster position and description
  • Members need to be physically present to vote and accept an officer position

2. Voting for Co-Chair

Dan Campbell (Nominated by Doug Silvern)

  • Retired Air Force Major; was injured in Afghanistan and later launched non-profit called JustServe.org
  • Serves as an officer for Frederick MD CVEB

 

Jamila Fleet (Nominated by Simone Hawthorne)

  • Army Veteran and CEO at Innovative Solutions Technology

3. New Business

  • Presentations:

Denise Abott: Homeless Program Liaison, Martinsburg VAMC

Jill Finkle: Suicide Prevention  

4. Veteran Day Parade

  • Need for a committee?

 

5. Upcoming Events:

 

  • April 11th: Human Trafficking Training @ Martinsburg Holiday Inn; POC: Kristen

Gingery: director@frnotp.org

  • April 18th: VFW Post 2123 and Virginia Employment Commission Job Fair @

Shawnee Fire Department, 2210 Valor Dr, Winchester, VA 22601. POC: John Jacobs: John.Jacobs@vec.virginia.gov

  • April 13th Valley College Open House w/ Veteran Resource Area and Job Fair

POC: Randall Everhart @ reverhart@valley.edu

  • April 15th Sulphur Springs Stables WV 1st Annual Spring Warm-Up Show Proceeds

will go to Mission 22. More info @ http://sulphurspringsstableswv.com/_events_.html

  • Mid-April: Veterans Upward Bound Event #2

POC: Danielle Clum @ clumd@dewv.edu

 

  • HEROES ON THE RIVER

April 14 & 15 Camping & Hiking Expedition

May 25-28 March to Arlington National Cemetery

June 15 Dinner at Walter Reed

July 23-26 Charter Fishing Trip

September 8 Annual Event on Shenandoah River  

POC: Adam Packham: HeroesOnTheRiverVA@gmail.com

 

6. Open Forum- Led by Samuel Rock

7. Closing Remarks: Next Meeting:  April 27th, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Confirmed Location:    Hospice of the Panhandle