Four State CVEB Meeting Minutes

January 26th, 2018

10:30 – 12:30

Hospice of the Panhandle


See sign-in sheet attached

Call to Order:

Pledge of Allegiance (Led by George Vukovich- Co-Chair)

George Vukovich (Co-Chair) spoke on “What is CVEB”

  • Mission
  • Expanding CVEB: Frederick MD and Winchester VA have started boards and are growing; Talk of a new board in the works by Tom Grant to cover Loudoun Co and Fauquier Co VA

Introduced Laureen Barone via teleconference, she is the new representative from the Veterans Experience Office in Buffalo NY

Old Business:

  • None


New Business:

  • George Vukovich made a motion to vote to amend the bylaws to state that no board officer shall serve on more than one CVEB.
  • Discussion was had, membership was unable to come to a decision at this time, LaDonna Duckett made a motion to postpone discussion, motion was seconded by Simone Hawthorne


Introductions of Members (Led by George Vukovich- Co-Chair)

  • New member: Bill Czyzewski mentioned desire of seeing a veterans parade here in Martinsburg.
  • Would also like to see a biking program for vets; wants to raise $ for handcycles


Guest Speakers

  • Christie Simmons: Victory House- Telamon Corporation
  • 7 beds: Service Intensive for 18 months
  • 4 beds: Bridge housing up to 90 days
  • They have a certified housing counselor on staff
  • There is also a savings plan available for tenants
  • Amy Baliss is the Grant Per Diem contact that screens candidates


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