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
* * * * * *
Contact us by email at email@example.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
+ + + + + +
Veterans Memorial Building Council
Recap of the 3/4/20 monthly meeting
Chairman Mansfield (MCL Detachment 697) and Vice Chair "Mac" McAdams were absent, so Secretary Sauvé chaired the meeting.. All organizations were represented except VFW Post 2680. Two guests: - 1) Secretary Sauvé read an email from David Zelinsky, Service Officer of American Legion Post 119 detailing his participation and assistance in helping several homeless veterans with housing. He also helped a new volunteer driver for EDR make contacts in Lake Tahoe and coordinated with drivers for various medical appointments. He stated thet he has served over 900 veterans in the last seven years. 2) Jim Goodspeed, Service Officer of VFW Post 10165 informed us of an effort to fund a mobile kitchen for chef Leo Cooper to expand his "Fit for a King" meals program. He asked that each of the local veterans organizations contribute back to VFW 10165 to defray their expense, once fundraising efforts resume and the units' treasuries recover from the effects of the COVID-19 shut down.
Secretary Sauvé opened the business meeting at 6:14 PM with 7 total in attendance. The minutes of the 11/5/20 meeting were approved as published and the Treasurer's report was approved as prepared by Treasurer Sweet.
After the roll call of organiztional events for March, 2021, Secretary Sauvé gave the building manager's report. He outlined the changes in the COVID-19 restrictions tiers that had taken place since the November 5th meeting and how these changes had affected the use of the building. As of last Tuesday, 3/2/21, El Dorado County is back in the less restrictive "Red" tier, allowing meetings by the five veterans organizations and 25 community organizations to resume with some restrictions remaining. He also mentioned that the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and VFW Post 2680's Auxiliary had both been decommissioned and disbanded in the last few months. The storage cabinets in the dining room and the large bulletin board in the lounge used by these two now defunct organizations have been reassigned. We discussed the placement of the "Blue Star Memorial Byway" plaque provided to us by the Placerville Garden Club and noted that we need to arrange for an installation ceremony when COVID-19 restrictions ease even further. The Garden Club is also putting together a work party for 10 AM on Tuesday, March 16th to clean out the trash and cut the weeds and brush along Armory Drive beyond the VMB parking lot fence. Volunteers with rakes and trash pickers will be welcomed. We also will be receiving some donation income from the FRA LA Unit 230 dance group who will be reinstating their Saturday night dances in the East Room on 3/20 and 3/27/21. He thanked MCL Detachment 697 for their efforts and financing to get the parking lot re-striped and numbered, and also thanked the four other daily building managers for their persevernce during the shut-down.
No EDC Veterans Affairs representative, therefore no report.
No old business reported.
New business: Roger Reynolds, representing the EDC Veterans Commission, informed us that the Commission recommends that the flag line along the VMB parking lot fence must be removed if it can not be maintained in a satisfactory manner. Lights are missing and flags are worn and tattered. Secretary Sauvé said he would contact Hervé Leconte and address the problem and get back to Roger. Roger also said that the County had budgeted $15,000 again for this fiscal year for use at the building and the building grounds.
No "Good of the Council" offered, so Secretary Sauvé adjourned the meeting at 6:45 PM. Next meeting is 4/1/21
Dave Sauvé, Secretary