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VAC COMMISSION MEETING - September 8th, 2014

 

 

VAC COMMISSION MEETING 
Monday September 8th, 2014
VAC Board Room, 128 N Scott St., Joliet, IL 60432

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman John Kestel called to order the meeting of the VAC Commission at 6:00PM on Sept 8th, 2014 in the VAC board room.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  Led by Chairman Kestel.

Chairman Kestel led in the opening prayer.

ROLL CALL:  The following were present:

Present:  Chairman Kestel, Vice Chairman Vargas, Secretary Picciolo, Treasurer Arellano, Sgt-At-Arms Leonard, Member Baskerville, Past Chairman Sallese, Past Chairman Horne, Past Chairman York, Superintendent McNichol, Office Manager Northrup

Introduction of guest and/or first time attendees: Joe Starmann, Marion Lewis – Joliet Moose 300 Hank Dillon – A.L. 1080,  Matthew Clarke – Veteran Service Officer WCVAC

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:   Aug 11th 2014:  Motion to Approve made by Vice Chairman Vargas; Seconded by Past Chairman York – Motion Carried.

ANNUAL REPORTS

1.Financial Report: Tony Arellano, Treasurer

Patriots Fund: $2492.43               VAC:  $6001.87

Motion to Approve made by Past Chairman York; Seconded by Past Chairman Horne – Motion Carried.

2.Superintendent Report –Superintendent McNichol

  • Superintendent McNichol went over the Expense Budget – Explained categories and budget balance, went over past months expenditures, YTD at 62.49%; Discussion Followed
  • Superintendent McNichol went over reporting totals, reported veterans’ financial assistance clientele at 109 for the month of August; Discussion Followed

Motion to Approve made by Past Chairman Horne; Seconded by Past Chairman York – Motion Carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Fund raiser for VAC van sponsored by Joliet Moose Lodge 300 tentative date of September 2015. Discussion followed
  • Introduction of new VSO Matthew Clarke – Marine Corp Veteran

OLD BUSINESS:

  • End of Year Banquet – Cantigny VFW, catering contract or VFW. Discussion Followed
  • VHEA Town Hall Meeting - Recap

FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMISSION:

  • October 18th 2014 JJC Event for Veterans
  • Block of hotel vouchers purchased with money donated to assist with efforts to house homeless veteran’s 66 total vouchers for a cost of $2000.00 from the 3 Hampton Inns in Joliet. Motion made by Tony Sallese to present each hotel with a plaque of appreciation at the end of the year banquet, seconded by John York.

7th DRAWING 2014 300 CLUB:

 A) $100.00 C. Joe Nichel Post 5788    B) $50.00 James Baskerville – Post 935

 

NEXT MEETING DATES AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:

VAC Commission October 20th 2014 at 6:00 PM -128 N. Scott St. Joliet, IL 60432

Motion to Adjourn VAC meeting by Past Chairman Horne; Seconded by Past Chairman York.

Chairman Kestel led in the closing prayer.

Executive Closed session as per 5ILCS120/2©(4); Requested by Chairman Kestel.

Roll Call:

  • Financial Assistance Clientele Issue
  • Lawsuit Date

End Closed Session

 

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