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VAC Executive Meeting Minutes - 08.10.15

10 August 2015


Chairman Picciolo called to order the meeting of the VAC Commission at 6:00PM on 13 July 2015 in the VAC board room.

Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Chairman Picciolo

Opening Prayer: Led by Chaplain Singler

Roll Call of Attendees: Led by Secretary Meehan


ROLL CALL:  The following were present:

Present:  Chairman Picciolo, Secretary Meehan, Treasurer Mlynek, Sgt. At Arms Leonard, Chaplin Singler, Member Baskerville, Member Adams, Past Chairman Sallese, Past Chairman Kestel, Past Chairman York, Past Chairman Horne, Superintendent McNichol, Assistant Superintendent Papineau, Office Manager Northrup, VSO DeGroate, Office Assistant Kaestner


Introduction of Guest and/or First time Attendees:

Minutes of Previous Meeting: 13 July 2015 – Motion to Approve by Past Chairman Kestel; Seconded by Past Chairman York – Motion Carried

Financial Report: Presented by Treasurer Mlynek – Motion to Approve by Secretary Meehan; Seconded by Past Chairman Kestel – Motion Carried

Superintendent’s Report for July 2015:  Presented by Superintendent McNichol – Motion to Approve made by Past Chairman York; Seconded by Past Chairman Kestel

New Business:

  •  Proposed new income guidelines -
    • Superintendent McNichol spoke about poverty levels versus VAC assistance level
    • Discussion Followed
    • Voted to stay at 150% Federal Poverty Level – Motion to Approve by Secretary Meehan; Seconded by Chairman Sallese
    • Voted for increase $50 towards utilities  starting September 1st , 2015 – Motion to Approve by Secretary Meehan; Seconded by Treasurer Mlynek
  • A+ Training for Veterans -
    • Superintendent McNichol spoke regarding Veterans getting better jobs and computer certification, Jim Glasgow
    • Discussion Followed
    • Superintendent McNichol spoke about details of the Vet’s Fest.  Saturday, September 5th, 2015.  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.  Family friendly, volunteers needed working 2 hour shifts.
    • Discussion Followed

Old Business:

  • States Atty/Van Donation –
    • Superintendent McNichol explained she is waiting for a letter
    • Discussion Followed

For the Good of Commission:

  • Cantigny VFW Post #367 and it’s Auxiliary is hosting a Vietnam Veteran Welcome Home Concert - November 7th, 2015
  • World War II Event at Dellwood Park – September 12th, 13th 2015
  • AFJROTC Golf Outing - Fundraiser-Benefits the Lockport VFW, The Gary Sinise Foundation and the Lockport High School JROTC – September 5th, 2015
  • Homeless Veterans Stand Down – August 20th, 21st  2015 – DuPage County Fairgrounds
  • The Moving Vietnam Wall – The Lockport American Legion Post #18 – August 20th – 24th, 2015


 8th Drawing of 2015 300 Club:  

           $100 Buffalo Post 241 / $50 Koca Post 39


Announce Date of Next Meeting:

VAC Meeting
14 September, 2015
6 PM
Executive Centre
128 N. Scott Street
Joliet, IL 60432

VAC Commission Meeting Adjourn – Motion made by Chaplain Singler; Seconded by Past Chairman York

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