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 6/3/21 monthly meeting

     All Officers were present  and all organizations were represented.  We had 4 guest speakers before the start of the business meeting, listed in order of apprearance:

     1)  John Poimiroo of the EDC Veterans Alliance and EDC Veterans Commission thanked all who participated in the virtual Memorial Day ceremony.  He then gave us an overview of the controversy surrounding the plaque intended for the EDC Veterans Monument honoring U.S. Navy Captain Paul Jacobs, who passed away in El Dorado County recently and who performed and outstanding act of humanitarian heroism in the Vietnam conflict.  Mr. Poimiroo was accompanied by acting EDC Veterans Service Officer Richard Todd, who introduced himself to the membership and gave a short bio regarding his military experience and focos in the EDC Veterans Service Office.  Also introduced were Tyler Jacobs, Captain Paul Jacob's son, and Joe Coca, who gave us a short personal bio and who was very instrumental in getting the honor for Captain Jacobs realized.

     2) Leona sunseri of the Native Daughters of the Golden West presented Chairman Mansfield with a generous donation check, for which the Council was very appreciative.

     3)  Cherie Raffety of the local Episcoipal Church outlined a program that will take place at the church on 9/11/21 commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11/01 terrorist attack.  She asked that we spread the word and contact and invite as many local veterans as possible by all means possible to the event, which will start at 10:00 AM.  More on this at future meetings.

     4)  David Zelinsky, Service Officer of MCL Detachment 697 and Ameican Legion Post 119 gave us an update on two of his recent cases - one involving a veteran who pleaded guilty and is going to prison and another veteran who is in an untenable housing situation.  David is attempting to steer the second case toward a state veterans home.

      Chairman Mansfield opened the business meeting at 6:17 PM with 16 total in attendance.  Trustee McAdams moved, seconded by Trustee Young to approve the minutes of the 5/6/21 monthly meeting as composed and published by Secretary Sauvé.  Secretary Sauvé moved and Trustee Young 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 June, 2021, Secretary Sauvé gave the building manager's report.  He reported that Marshall Hospital Auxiliary, Trout Unlimited, EDC Wine Grape Growers Assn. and FRA Branch 275 Auxiliary had all made significant donations to the Council in the last month and that had sen the appropriate thank-you letters to all.  The new telescoping flagpole and flag for the U.S. Space Force have arrived and a work order has been generated for installation by EDC Facilities.  The EDC Environmental Health Permit that we applied for and payed for last month has arrived and will be displayed on the wall between the dining room and kitchen.  The decluttering of Shed #6, shared by CAP and VFW Post 10165 in the storage area is underway so that VFW 10165 can use some of the storage space.

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

    New business: Secretary Sauvé reminded the Council that VFW Post 10165 rotates into the Chairman's chair on July 1st, so Post 10165 Commander "Mac" McAdams will be Chairman.  Since he cannot hold the Trustee position as well as Chairman, Secretary Sauvé moved to switch outgoing Chairman Mansfield to Turstee to replace Mac.  Trustee Young seconded the motion and it passed by majority vote.

    Good of the Council:  Roger Reynolds is working on improving the transparency between the County and the Council regarding the yearly $15K stipend for the Council.  David Zelinsky inquired about the availability of the dining room on first Thursday evenings for the Placerville Fire Safe Council.  Secretary Sauvé checked the calendar and assured him that it would work.  Chairman Mansfield adjourned the meeting at 6:40 PM.   Next meeting is 7/1/21

                                                          Dave Sauvé, Secretary 

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