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VAC Executive Meeting - February 10, 2014

Event date: 2/10/2014 8:00 PM Export event


Monday February 10th, 2014

VAC Board Room, 128 N Scott St., Joliet, IL 60432


Chairman John Kestel called to order the meeting of the VAC Commission at 7:30PM on February 10th, 2014 in the VAC board room.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  Led by Chairman Kestel.

 Chaplain Mlynek led in the opening prayer.

ROLL CALL:  The following were present:

Present:  Chairman Kestel, Secretary Picciolo, Treasurer Arellano, Chaplain Mlynek,Member Baskerville, Past Chairman Horne, Superintendent McNichol, Office Manager Northrup, VSO Ray

Posts Represented:  A.L. 5 Harwood, A.L. 13 Plainfield, A.L 52, A.L. 367,  A.L. 392 Peotone, A.L. 935 Manhattan, A.L. 1080 Joliet, VFW 12059, VFW 2199 Stone City, VFW 5788 Lockport,

 Introduction of guest and/or first time attendees: VSO Charles Ray – Welcome to the VAC

 MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:   December 2013 and January 2014:  Motion to Approve made by Chairman Kestel; Seconded by Past Chairman Horne – Motion Carried.


 1.      Financial Report: Tony Arellano, Treasurer

  Patriots Fund: $6644.87                VAC:  $5689.57

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

 2.      Superintendent Report –Superintendent McNichol

Admin Chief Northrup went over the Expense Budget – Explained categories and budget balance, went over past months expenditures, December hit 99% of budget January hit 120% partially due to keying in 3 pay periods in month; Discussed other reporting options to avoid these discrepancies. Discussion Followed Superintendent McNichol went over Reporting totals, reported veterans’ financial assistance clientele at 92 GA clients for December 89 for January; Discussion Followed

Motion to Approve made by Jim Singlar; Seconded by Treasurer Arellano – Motion Carried.


Open House Over View Procard for VAC arrived in office - any purchases over $500.00 require VAC Board approval.

·         IACVAC Banquet overview – VSO Ray went over the highlights



Public Assistance Appeals Case – Letter from Carl Buck regarding case.


Superintendent McNichol proposed a new meeting time for the VAC Commission Meetings - Meeting time to change to 6:00pm effective 10 March 2014.

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

 1st DRAWING 2014 300 CLUB:

  A) $100.00 # 001 John York       B) $50.00 # 50 Post 5788 Jack Piccolo

 2nd  DRAWING 2014 300 CLUB:

 A) $100.00 # Post 935       B) $50.00 # 74 James Baskerville


 VAC Commission March 10th 2014 at 6:00 PM -128 N. Scott St. Joliet, IL 60432


Motion to Adjourn made by Chairman Kestel; Seconded by Past Chairman Horne


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