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
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 4/1/21 monthly meeting
All Officers were present and all organizations were represented. We had three guests prior to the business meeting:
1) John Poimiroo of the EDC Veterans Commission and the EDC Veterans Alliance gave a detailed briefing on funding for veterans programs by El Dorado County. He announced that a new Commissioner had been named to represent the Lake Tahoe area, Daniel Browne. He also informed the Council that the Memorial Day ceremony at the EDC Veterans Monument would more than likely be a virtual event again unless the COVID-19 restrictions in the county are drastically eased. There is a new plaque to be installed at the Monument before Memorial Day honoring local Vietnam War hero USN veteran Captain Paul Jacobs. The "Salute to Valor" golf tournament is a September "maybe" at this point.
2) The second guest was VFW Post 10165 Service Officer Jim Goodspeed, who gave us an update on the recent efforts to provide a storage shed at the VMB for Chef Leo Cooper's veterans meals project. Jim submitted a grant request to the County for funding for this project. Leo recently provided 400+ meals to Lake Tahoe area veterans.
3) Kathi Lishman of "Community Pride" in Placerville displayed an artists's rendering and gave us a description of proposed improvements to the incomplete Monument Garden project at Main and Benham Streets in Placerville. She asked for our assistance in procuring a grant from the Latrobe Foundation. A show of hands approved.
Building Manager's report: After the roll call of organiztional events for April, 2021, Secretary Sauvé gave the building manager's report. He reported on the parking lot fence-line clean-up project and the new floral plantings that took place on 4/16/21. Organized by Placerville Garden Club and assisted by volunteers from VFW Post 10165. The flag line along the fence was also significantly reduced in scope - down to five flags that the daily building managers can now help maintain. FRA 230 LA dance group continues to meet on Saturday nights and wants to expand their schedule in May. They are making significant contributions to the treasury. Secretary Sauvé has been in touch with District 3 County Supervisor Wendy Thomas regarding setting a date and planning an installation ceremony for the "Blue Star Memorial Byway" plaque on the front of the VMB. Building manager staff complete for Monday through Friday with one alternate/substitute on call if necessary.
No EDC Veterans Affairs representative, therefore no report.
No unfinished or new business reported.
No "Good of the Council" offered, so Secretary Sauvé moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:43 PM. Chairman Mansfield adjourned. Next meeting is 5/5/21
Dave Sauvé, Secretary