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The Veterans Council meets on the third Thursday of each month except Dec at the parish hall of Christ Episcopal Church 4030 Manatee Ave W.

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Were are proud to announce the following sponsors:

5 Star Sponsor

Tropicana

4 Star Sponsor

American Legion Post 24 (Kirby Stewart)

3 Star Sponsor

1 Star Sponsor

 
Council Officers 

Chairman: Don Courtney

Vice Chairman: Gill Ruderman

Treasurer: Stan Weyman

Secretary: Fred Graves

Chaplain: Almeada Sheffield

Legislative: Carl Hunsinger (Appointed)

Veterans Service Office: (941)749-3030

 
Minutes of July 2013 Meeting


CALL TO ORDER: DON COURTNEY AT 1100.

PLEDGE: DON COURTNEY.

INVOCATION: ALMEDA SHEFFIELD, CHAPLAIN.

NEW MEMBERS/GUESTS: NEW MEMBER representing Legion Post 24..............Richard Alvarez.

DAV CHAPTER #18:

Representatives Welcomed: Ed Barnshaw........Auxiliary Member, Marna Bradshaw.

DAR.......AMI....Representative Welcomed: Carol Saggan.

GUEST: Ted Czerwinski........KWVA.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Discussions continue regarding modifications to the Veterans’ Memorial Park. The gazebo will be demolished as to costly to upgrade.....Anticipate the Vietnam Memorial from downtown Bradenton will soon be relocated to the Park. Comments were made that our Park would be a fine site for the Iwo Jima Memorial. Watch the local media for details.

2. Veterans' Day 2013...Monday 11 November. Council consensus to return to Palmetto; Chairman Courtney discussing with city officials, etc.

NEW BUSINESS: 1. Finance Report: Chairman Courtney reported that the account balance was $5477.76.........All bills paid. 2. Black History Month is February 2014......details later. NEW BUSINESS: 1. Finance Report: Chairman Courtney reported that the account balance was $5477.76.........All bills paid. 2. Black History Month is February 2014......details later. NEW BUSINESS:

1. Finance Report: Chairman Courtney reported that the account balance was $5477.76.........All bills paid.

2. Black History Month is February 2014......details later. AROUND THE ROOM AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Lee Washington advised the vacant position in his office was filled by Melissa Sparks. Will bring her to the August meeting. That VA set a goal of getting 22 homeless vets resettled by partnering with local Vet groups. Leslie Loveless is collecting toiletries, clothing, & soaps............call 955-8987 extension 100.

 


Stewart Taube's office, Sun coast Workforce Career Center, is now open at 1112 Manatee Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34208. Telephone is 941-714-7449, ext.: 2126. Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) is still a viable program!

Jerry Neff advised the Florida Veterans Foundation has taken over the responsibility for the Veterans' Hall of Fame. And Excelsior College recently dedicated the Lt Col. Bryant A. Murray Center.....available to anyone. Online, Excelsior.edu.

Jim Kissick shared that he was on the deck of the USS Yorktown at the same time of the raising of the US Flag on Mt. Surubachi and watched the action through some hi-powered binoculars.

WORTH REPEATING: OUR WEBSITE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR PERUSAL.

WWW.ORGSITES.COM/FL/MANATEECOUNTYVETERANSCOUNCIL.

MOTS: CAN ALWAYS USE $$$$, TO MAIL COMFORT ITEMS OVERSEAS TO THE TROOPS FROM THE LOCAL AREA. PHONE: 941-782-0748; E-MAIL: MOTSFL@GMAIL.COM........WEB: MOTS-ONLINE.ORG.

THE NEW USO FACILITY AT THE TAMPA AIRPORT (TICKET COUNTER AREA) IS OPEN. STOP IN!!

REQUEST ALL ORGANIZATIONS UPDATE THEIR COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE LISTS. E-MAIL TO FRED GRAVES, fgraves5@tampabay.rr.com (I'VE PROVIDED CAPS TO INSURE LETTER READABILITY .....FGRAVES5@TAMPABAY.RR.COM ). ALL MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TWO (2) REPRESENTATIVES.

VETERANS/FORMER MILITARY/SENIOR $$ DISCOUNTS: GO TO WEB SITE: bradentoncarwash.com.

BENEDICTION: Chaplain Sheffield.

ADJOURNED: 1145 HOURS.

NEXT MEETING: AUGUST 15, 2013.........1100 HOURS.

PATRIOTICALLY,

“S” FRED GRAVES

SECRETARY


 
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