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

 

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

 

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