VFW 10165

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We meet on the first Tuesday every month in the lounge at the El Dorado County Veterans Memorial Building, located at 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville, California

Social hour begins at 5:00 PM, business meeting at 6:00 PM in the lounge at the VMB

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Contact us by email at vfw10165@yahoo.com 


Commander - Leonard "Mac" McAdams - (530) 798-6688

Adjutant - Dave Sauvé - (530) 622-2564

Quartermaster - Amber Squier - (530) 647-6541

Service Officer - Jim Goodspeed - (530) 748-9445

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Veterans Memorial Building Council

 Recap of the 5/6/21 monthly meeting

     All Officers were present except Trustee Joe Young (excused) and all organizations were represented.  We had one guest speak before the start of the business meeting: 

      Jim Goodspeed, Service Officer of VFW Post 10165, reported on the progress toward installing an additional storage unit on the northeast corner of the parking lot area for Chef Leo Cooper's "No Vets Goes Hungry" mobile kitchen equipment and supplies.  He presented, and we passed around, a materials list and site plan with gradient diagram for the project.  After some discussion, Secretary Sauvé moved, and Trustee McAdams seconded to approve this approach and submit the proposal to the County for funding from the VMB yearly budget allocation.  Motion passed unanimosly.

     Chairman Mansfield opened the business meeting at 6:12 PM with 9 total in attendance.  Sam Bradley of American Legion Post 119 moved, seconded by Trustee McAdams to approve the minutes of the 4/1/21 monthly meeting as composed and published by Secretary Sauvé.  Secretary Sauvé moved and Sam Bradley seconded a motion to approve the Treasurer's report, subject to audit, as prepared by Treasurer Sweet.  Both motions passed unanimously. 

    Building Manager's report:  After the roll call of organiztional events for may, 2021, Secretary Sauvé gave the building manager's report.  He reported that the Blue Star Memorial Byway plaque will be installed at a ceremony in front of the VMB on Friday, 6/28/21 at 10:00 AM and that all are invited and encouraged to attend.  Scheduling letters and forms for fiscal year 2021-2022 have been mailed (today) to the five veterans organizations and 21 community groups and organizations that meet at the VMB.  Monthly first and second Sunday community breakfasts (FRA Branch 275 and VFW Post 10165) will resume in July.  We lost the contact for janitorial supples from the County and are now back to purchasing such supplies from West Coast Janitorial for now.  County Facilities replace all the burned out light bulbs in the lounge and dining room on 5/6/21 and will be sending a technician to calibrate the ovens in the kitchen.   

    No EDC Veterans Affairs representative, therefore no report.  No unfinished business reported. 

    New business: Secretary Sauvé read a letter from EDC Environmental Management regarding the need for a Food Facility Permit for the VMB.  He moved that we submit a check to the County to secure the permit.  He will as for VFW Post 10165 to reimburse the Council for the fee amount, as they and FRA Branch 275 are the only organizations to prepare food for sale, and Branch 275 has been contributing the door take from their Saturday night dances to the Council.  Trustee McAdams seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.  Jim Goodspeed asked to be reimbursed for two dump runs he made while assisting the Placerville Garden Club in the fenceline cleanup and beautification.  Secretary Sauvé moved and Sam Bradley seconded - motion passed.  

  Good of the Council:  The filming for the Memorial Day ceremony at the EDC Veterans Monument is scheduled for 5/22/21 and it will again be shown on local TV, Facebook and You Tube.  Chairman Mansfield adjourned the meeting at 6:35 PM.   Next meeting is 6/3/21

                                                          Dave Sauvé, Secretary 

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