Four State CVEB Meeting Minutes

December 16, 2016

10:30 – 12:30

Martinsburg VAMC


See sign-in sheet attached (in email)

Call to Order:

Pledge of Allegiance (Lead by Joseph Bowers and George Vukovich, Co-Chairs)

Introductions (Lead by Joseph Bowers, Co-Chair)

Approval of meeting minutes from November 2016 – approved by majority “aye”

Old Business:

  • Highlights of Old Business
    • Announced update to bylaws to include officer position of webmaster
    • Review and Discuss Survey Results
      • 36 responses to date (this survey period is now closed)
      • Suggest light and dark bar to separate veteran and non-veteran responses
      • New survey period to open
      • Veteran survey committee to be established

New Business:

  • Charter
    • Board is reviewing the Charter and we will discuss finalization at the January 27, 2017 meeting
  • Bylaws Amendment
    • Board will have a large discussion about voting at the January 27, 2017 meeting


  • Next CVEB Meeting
    • December 16, 2016 from 10:30AM to 12:30 PM
    • American Public University
      • Host: George Vukovich
      • Address: TBA
      • Conference Line: TBA
    • CVEB Communications and Business with Media
      • Members should reach out to the Communications Liaisons for guidance on communication and discussing the CVEB with the media. This will allow for consistent information about the CVEB to be published.
      • CVEB CLs are responsible for clearing any necessary communication with VAMC Public Affairs.
    • Forum Discussion
      • Members will put together their thoughts and ideas for the CVEB forum and this will be the key discussion at the January 2017 meeting
      • Suggestion: Partner with the VA’s Spring Fling for Veterans event on May 20, 2017
    • Special Presentation—Ariel Place-Quilling
      • Suicide Awareness: Speaker gathered information on what the board would like to hear more about and will draft a presentation for an upcoming meeting
    • Special Presentation—Joy Ashcraft
      • Spoke about the plan and vision of the BHMC

Next Meeting:

  • January 27, 2017 fromm 10:30AM to 12:30PM

Hospice of the Panhandle

330 Hospice Lane

Kearneysville, WV 25430


Action Item Assigned To: Deadline:
Send out link to Bylaws and Charter with meeting minutes Britney By Wednesday, December 21st
Send out link on website to Resource Directory and remind people to register Britney By Wednesday, December 21st



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