Monthly Member meeting June 2019

Monthly Member meeting June 2019

Four State CVEB Meeting Agenda

Hospice of the Panhandle

330 Hospice Lane

Kearneysville WV 25430

Meeting in the Education Center

June 28, 2019 10:30 -12:30

If you can’t attend in person you can join us using Zoom https://zoom.us/j/411985368

 

  • Meeting facilitator: CVEB Officers
  • Host: Hospice of the Panhandle
  • Call to order/ Pledge of Allegiance (Led by Joe Holliday)
  • Moment of Silence (Led by Joe Holliday)
  • Circulate Sign-in Sheet
  • Visitor Introductions

 

Old Business:

  • Formation of the Forum Committee;
  • Fundraising for the Forum;
  • The location for the forum most likely to be Blue Ridge College; September 14th
  • Committee Reports;  Parade, Forum, Spiritual & Mental Health, Education & Employment, Homeless & Housing, Resources, Justice & Legal, Transportation

 

New Business:

  • First results of the Needs Survey 2019;
  • Need two more Communication Liaisons and Secretary

 

Presentations:

  • Drug Court- Crystal Gumbel- Shade, 23rdCircuit Adult Drug Court Probation Officer

 

Open Floor Discussion:

  • Outline for Events (Planning)
  • Future of the CVEB ( Vision )

Adjournment 12:30 ( Joe Holliday )

Fourstatecveb.org

 

 

 

 

May 2019 Meeting Minutes

Four State CVEB Meeting Minutes

May 31, 2019

10:30 – 12:30

Hospice of the Panhandle

 

The meeting was called to order at 10:45 am by Sgt At Arms J. Holliday. Pledge of Alliance and Moment of Silence was conducted and Observed.  

 

Attendees:

 

President -Simone Hawthrone

Vice President- Chris Basch

1st Communication Officer Dave Ranck

2nd Communication officer – vacant

3rd Communication officer – vacant

Secretary- Absent

Sgt. At Arms – Joe Holliday

Board members and Officers were in attendance -see  Attendance Sheet

 

Visitor Introduction

The meeting was live streamed to our  Facebook page and is available on the Facebook

Zoom link was made available

Last Month Minutes are available on Website

Special Guest – Dr. Lynda C. Davis, National Chief Veteran Experience Officer of the VA

Tim Cook – Director of Martinsburg VAMC

Veteran Experience Office – Laureen Barone

Introduction of Dr. Davis by Laureen Barone

Dr. Davis presented the Veteran Friendly Community Certificate signed by of Secretary of Veteran Affairs Robert Wilkie to the Four State Community Engagement Board

Picture taking was done with the Four State CVEB members and Officers

 

Committee Reports:

Education Report –

Congressional update – Kathleen Stottler

Parade Report – Bill and Jocelyn provided an update on the parade and fundraising. Next Fundraisers on June 9, 2019, by the American Legion new location

 

Dave presented an update on the Open Forum- Proposed BlueRidge CTC in 9/19 no set date as of yet.

Update: Saturday, Sept 14th will be the date of the Forum 

Unfinished Business:

—————————————

New Business:

Drug Court

Guest Presenters:

          Tim Cook and Lauren Weinbrenner Mission Act

The meeting was closed at 12:30 pm

Respectfully Submitted by

Joseph J. Holliday, Sgt At Arms

Next Meeting:

  • June 28th, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM  

Hospice of the Panhandle

330 Hospice Lane

Kearneysville, WV 25430

 

Agenda for May 31st  member meeting

Agenda for May 31st member meeting

Four State CVEB Meeting Agenda

Hospice of the Panhandle

330 Hospice Lane

Kearneysville WV 25430

Friday, 05/31/2019, at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Meeting in the Education Center

If you can’t attend in person you can use  Zoom by clicking on the link below.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/2343033383

 

Don’t miss the Mission Act  presentation from the VAMC Martinsburg

Bring your flyers and business cards!

 

  • Meeting facilitator: CVEB Officers
  • Host: Hospice of the Panhandle
  • Call to order/ Pledge of Allegiance (Led by Joe Holliday)
  • Moment of Silence (Led by Joe Holliday)
  • Circulate Sign-in Sheet
  • Visitor Introductions
  • Meeting minutes April meeting

Laureen Barone speaking

Old Business:

  • Formation of the Forum Committee;
  • Fundraising for the Forum;
  • The location for the forum most likely to be Blue Ridge College;
  • Committee Reports;  

New Business:

  • First results of the Needs Survey 2019;
  • Print version of the Survey
  • New events form to add events to our calendar and Facebook page;
  • Need two more Communication Liaisons
  • Three Tuesday talks were held, please come visit us in the Martinsburg Hub on a Tuesday 11-3

 

Presentations:

  • Lauren Weinbrenner Mission Act
  • Second presentation TBA

Open floor for Q&A

Our website:

 Fourstatecveb.org

 

April 2019 Member Meeting

 

                     Four State CVEB April 26th, 2019 Meeting                         

Hospice of the Panhandle

330 Hospice Lane

Kearneysville WV 25430

 

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 10:30 am by Sgt. At Arms Joseph Holliday.

Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence was conducted and observed.

 

Attendees:

President: Simone Hawthorne

Vice President: Absent

Communication Liaison: Dave Ranck

Communication Liaison: Absent

Secretary- Absent

Sgt. At Arms – Joe Holliday

 

Special Guest:

Director of Martinsburg VAMC – Tim Cooke

Veteran Experience Office – Laureen Barone

Founding Co-chair  – Joseph Bowers

 

Meeting was streamed live on Facebook and available as Zoom meeting:

17 members were in attendance and two members on Zoom -see Attendance Sheet

Last month’s Minutes were not available and were not read or approved.

A motion to go with a monthly theme to better accommodate the VA employees was discussed – not yet voted on.

Committee Reports:

Education Report & Employment

Lee Conlon with WV Workforce, Senator Manchine  Job Fair, Job Fair at the National Guard Armory

Educational Benefit Awareness Night being held on May 16th at the National Guard Armory. 

Public Health/Spiritual Report

VA Chaplin T.J. Hardy reported on an ongoing Program Warrior Soulmates. Better communicate with loved ones.

Parade Report

Tom Smith / Bill  -presented information on American Legion acting as 501c3 partner for the parade, fundraiser for the parade. Fundraisers (Yard Sale) at the Woods by the American Legion

Financial Report:

Looking for a partner to handling finances for the Four State CVEB -Dav reporting approaching United Way = Tom will check with Legion

Unfinished Business:

  • N/A

New Business:

  • President Simone Hawthorne reported that Members should go to our website at www.fourstatecveb.org to subscribe again to get emails about upcoming meetings and Agendas from the new system (Mail Chimp), but can still use fourstatecveb@gmail.com to send in messages.
  • Presidents and Chairs of CVEB’s in VSN 5 and Loudon County have agreed to meet before the quarterly MAC (Management Advisory Conference) Meeting to exchange information and connect VSN 5 CVEB’s.
  • Every Tuesday, from 11 am to 4 pm, Simone Hawthorne and Dave Ranck will be at the Martinsburg Hub to discuss any issues, members and Veterans and their families might have. You can also stop by for lunch or Coffee. Tim Cooke agreed and concurred with the concept
  • Four State CVEB Forum – target date September 2019– Volunteers Needed -Ana Stead from the VA stated she was interested – but did not want to lead it. The forum will focus on Transportation issues, Mental Health and Networking, to address main issues that were found by the 2017 Four State CVEB Survey.
  • VA Mission Act for Veterans was discussed and will be presented at the May meeting by Laureen Weinbrenner from the VA.
  • Pilar from Houses for Heroes Program introduced their special ability to help Veterans buy their own home.
  • AMVETS post in Falling Waters talked about getting more involved in the Four State CVEB activities. They were not aware of our existence.
  • Tara Reeves-Martin reported on Rep. Mooney Round table History Project that was attended by Simone Hawthorne and Dave Ranck. The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of American wartime Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from the Veterans and understand the realities of war. You can read more at www.loc.gov/vets
  • Joseph Bowers talked about his concerns of getting more community involvement and awareness being of great importance and should be focused on by the Four State officers.
  • Laureen Barone reported on the status of CVEB’S in VSN5
  •  Tim Cooke discussed the Four CVEB being the first in the area and issues that arose as a result

 

Guest Presenters:                 

  • Lisha Burke – Blue Ridge Community and Technical College – Recovery Coach Program for Substance Abuse. Grants and community service involvement. Call us at    304-240-0969 for more information.

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 pm by Sgt. @ Arms Joseph Holliday