Four State CVEB June 2017 Meeting Minutes

June 30th, 2017

10:30 – 12:30

Hospice of the Panhandle

Attendees:

See sign-in sheet attached

Call to Order:

Pledge of Allegiance (Lead by Ashley Moslak, Co-Secretary)

Introductions of Members (Lead by Ashley Moslak, Co-Secretary)

 

Old Business:

  • Highlights of Old Business
    • Charter: Discussion tabled until future meeting

 

Guest Speakers

  • George Vukovich, Director of Veterans Outreach, American Military University
  • Presented statistics on veterans with handouts
    • Education, Poverty, and Employment rates
  • Urged members to register and participate on rallypoint.com

New Business:

  • Membership voted in favor of putting together a mixer fundraising event in the near future
  • Announced planning stages for upcoming resource event in Franklin County PA at Marine Corps League in Chambersburg PA
  • George Vukovich led discussion on needs and concerns within the region
  • Chaplain TJ Hardy announced there needs to be more assistance to veterans who are ineligible for VA services
  • Membership feels that we need to educate community on eligibility for VA services
  • Justin Slep brought up transportation issues in Franklin County
  • Mercedes DelaCruz suggested reaching out to other areas within CVEB catchment area to invite them to meetings (ie. Annapolis MD)
  • Anna Stead & Michelle Cook announced Mental Health Summit on August 22 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.
  • Discussion was had about the need for suicide prevention training
  • Chrystal White announced change in VA law that allows OTH and dishonorably discharged veterans to seek emergency mental health care
  • Heroes on the River is hosting a BBQ for residents of the VAMC Domiciliary at Martinsburg VAMC on July 2nd
  • Membership plugin was added to the website, members can now register at http://fourstatecveb.org/register/ . After registration members can find the committee group they belong to and start collaborating with other committee members.
  • George Vukovich and Fredrick White presented Joseph Bowers with a certificate of appreciation and expressed their gratitude for the work Joseph has done as a founding officer of the Four State CVEB from the beginning.

 

 

Joseph Bowers received certificate from George Vukovich at the June 2017 meeting.

 

  • Closing Remarks

Upcoming Events:

August 1-3, Heroes on the River is hosting a Chartered Fishing Trip for Combat Veterans, POC Adam Packham: heroesontheriverva@gmail.com

August 22, 2017, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM: Mental Health Summit at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 233 Lowe Drive, Shepherdstown, WV. POC: Christina Arvin: 304-263-0811 x 3802

Next Meeting:

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