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 firstname.lastname@example.org
USPS mailing address: P O Box 788, Diamond Springs, CA 95619-0788
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
Chaplain - Jason Shepherd - (530) 391-4065
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Veterans Memorial Building Council
Recap of the 10/7/21 monthly meeting
All Officers were present except Chairman McAdams, who was excused. All organizations were represented. Trustee Mansfiels chaired the meeting, as Vice Chair Sweet was busy with his Treasurer duties.. We had two guest speakers before the business meeting, First, Jack Babbitt of the EDC Veterans Alliance gave us a rundown on the upcoming changes to the requirements for recognition at the El Dorado Veterans Monument and the plans for the Veterans Day ceremony at the Monument. Next, Tim Whalen of FRA Branch 275 and EDVR/MFSG reported on the 10/2 and 10/3 "Come and Get It" giveaway event at the Monument site. 185+ attendees: veterans, homeless, Caldor fire victims and the general public attended. Very successful event.
Trustee Mansfield opened the business meeting at 6:15 PM with 13 in attendance. Treasurer Sweet moved, seconded by Bill Fiedler of VFW Post 2680 to approve the minutes of the 8/5/21 monthly meeting as composed and published by Secretary Sauvé. Motion approved unanimously. Secretary Sauvé moved that the Treasurer's report be approved, subject to audit, as prepared by Treasurer Sweet. Trustee Young seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Building Manager's report: Thursday Manager Dave Sauvé reported on several issues involving the Council's interaction with El Dorado County. The "Space Force" flagpole installation is approved and on the schedule with no EDI yet due to heavy workload at EDC Facilities. He also brought up a problem with the contracted janitorial service - Pro Line. It seems that the County recently (10/1/21) signed a newly negotiated three year contract with Pro Line for janitorial services at the VMB (which the Council is responsible for, according to the FUA with the County) without consulting or involving the Council at all. He challenged the County on this with an email chain involving Angelo Troquato of EDC Facilities. No significant response yet. The Council also, by unanimous phone voice vote, agreed to extend the existing Facilities Use Agreement with the County for an additional 3 years, excercising our option to do so on September 26th. Our six month window to do this was to begin on October 1st. The FUA will be extended an additional three years starting April 1st, 2022. Dave also mentioned that Treasurer Sweet had renewed the State liquor license and that the organizations that keep alcoholic beverages in the building (VFW 2680, VFW 10165, FRA Branch 275) owed him reimbursement. VFW Post 10165 and FRA Branch 275 have complied.
EDC Veterans Service Office report: Acting VSO Richard Todd announed a Cal Vet recognition for female veterans. Info on this virtual event can be found on-line at https://bit.ly/3nq06SC. Rich also announced that they had hired a new full time financial assistant and were still searching for a new permanent Veterans Service Officer. They do have one in mind and are waiting on processing and approval "up the line."
There was no unfinished business or new business tendered.
Good of the Council: Trustee Young mentioned that MCL Detachment 697 also keeps adult beverages in the building and should pitch in on the State liquor license. 697 Commandant Mansfield will attend to that. Roger Reynolds mentioned that community organizations that meet at the building and bring alcohol into their events must get a one-day liquor license. Acting on a motion by Secretary Sauvé, Trustee Mansfield adjourned the meeting at 6:45 PM. Next meeting is 11/4/21
Dave Sauvé, Secretary