November 14, 2012
Chair called meeting to order at 3:00 PM.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Members present: Sid Williams, Ralph Villar, James Bogan, Dan Presser, Ron Holland, Juan Sanchez.
Also present: Tom Griffin (VSO), Michael McFadden (Principal Office Assistant, MVAO), Fernando Romo-Marquez (Veterans Representative, MVAO), Timothy Hobbs (Veterans Representative, MVAO).
Claudia Link, aide to and on behalf of Supervisor Lou Calcagno, presented a resolution to Frank Aguillon, erstwhile commission member, for his long years of service.
On motion of Dan Presser and second of Ralph Villar, the minutes of September 12, 2012 were unanimously approved, with noted correction that Ron Holland was in attendance at September 12, 2012 MVAAC meeting.
PUBLIC COMMENT: None.
Report from the Chair: Sid Williams thanked Juan Sanchez for planning the Veteran of the Year banquet, and thanked James Bogan for serving as the Master of Ceremonies. He reminded the commission of Charlie Eskridge’s passing.
Pending State & Federal Legislation (Abel Quinones absent). Tom Griffin had nothing new to report.
Veteran of the Year Program: Juan Sanchez thanked James Bogan for his presence and help with the event, in Mr. Sanchez’ absence. A letter of thanks to the Elks Club will be drafted by the Chair.
Mr. Griffin presented pictures of the new
VA clinic to be built in
Military & Veterans Affairs Report: (Tom
Griffin): Mr. Griffin distributed a
printed report and reviewed the VA pending claim information.
He introduced Tim Hobbs and Fernando Romo-Marquez as the two newly-hired
and accredited Military and Veterans
Unfinished Business: None.
New Business: Updated MVAAC by-laws have
been approved by the Board of Supervisors and were distributed to the MVAAC
members. Rick Martin will replace
Frank Aguillon on the Commission, and the UVC will find an individual to replace
Charlie Eskridge. Mr. Griffin will
speak with Supervisor Potter and his representative about their representation
on MVAAC. In considering MVAAC
membership in FOR A, it was noted that the Legislature in
Commission Members’ Comments: A moment of silence was held to honor the memory of Charlie Eskridge.
Meeting was adjourned at 4:10 P.M.
Next Meeting: January 9, 2013.
Prepared by Michael M. McFadden
Principal Office Assistant
Military and Veterans Affairs Office