September 12, 2012
Chair called meeting to order at 3:10 PM.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Members present: Sid Williams, Ralph Villar, James Bogan, Dan Presser, Charlie Eskridge, Abel Quinones.
Thomas Griffin (VSO),
On Motion of Dan Presser and
Second of Abel Quinones, the minutes of July 11, 2012 were unanimously approved,
with noted correction of Claudia “Parker” to Claudia “Ward”, under section
Balloting for 2012 Veteran of the Year.
PUBLIC COMMENT: None.
Report from the Chair: No Report.
Pending State & Federal Legislation (Abel Quinones): Tricare rates have been raised for veteran retirees this year.
Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Update:
(James Bogan): At the FORA meeting to be held on Friday, September 14th,
the City of Seaside has drafted a letter requesting that FORA put the Veterans
Cemetery officially on the Fort Ord map.
Mr. Bogan is reqesting veteran turnout at all meetings that pertain to
(Charlie Eskridge): Nothing new to report
Military & Veterans Affairs Report:
Griffin): Mr. Griffin distributed a
printed report and reviewed its main points.
He informed the members present that Tim Hobbs and Fernando Romo-Marquez
were the two newly-hired Military and Veterans Representatives for
Unfinished Business: None.
New Business: Annual Report to BOS / Status of approval by BOS of updated MVAAC by-laws: Sid Williams and Wes Morrill have begun preparing the MVAAC report to the Board of Supervisors. The MVAAC by-laws should be approved by the November 14, 2012 meeting.
Commission Members’ Comments: Sid Williams requested all present to encourage attendance at the upcoming VOY banquet. Tom Griffin is preparing the after-action report on the Stand Down.
Meeting was adjourned at 3:50 P.M.
Next Meeting: November 14, 2012.
Prepared by Michael M. McFadden
Principal Office Assistant
Military and Veterans Affairs Office