Monterey County Military& Veterans Affairs Advisory Commission
MINUTES FROM MVAAC MEETING,
November 9, 2011
Sid Williams, Commission Chair, called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Members present: Sid Williams, Juan Sanchez, James Bogan, Tom Davis, Ralph Villar, Ron Holland.
Also present: Mike Magpusao, Tom Griffin (VSO), Wes Morrill (MAII, MVAO), Michael McFadden (POA, MVAO).
July 13, 2011, minutes were approved. September 14, 2011, minutes were approved.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
New Business: Presentation/Discussion of Drop-In-Center Project: (Mike Magpusao, Afghan Veteran) given permission to make presentation earlier than stated on the agenda. He gave proposed floor-plan of the facility, and overview of the proposal. Proposed location is 24 – Hour Fitness Gym in Salinas. Has some funding, but needs continuous funding. Ron Holland mentioned space at VTC that could be utilized, and another referral was given to Mr. Magpusao.
Report from the Chair: Sid Williams thanked all who worked to make the Veteran of the Year banquet a success.
Unfinished Business: None.
New Business: (Presented at beginning of meeting)
Commission Members’ Comments: Ralph Villar encouraged MVAAC members to attend Veterans’ Day events. Golf tournament is Saturday, November 12. The next agenda needs to include elections in January, 2012, for new MVAC officers.
A discussion was held concerning MVAC members’ stepping up to the plate (or lack thereof) when it concerns keeping their Supervisor updated, when, how often, the nomination process for the VOY and how it seemed to lack MVAC members’ support, MVAC meeting attendance: to be addressed further at next meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 4:35 P.M.
Next Meeting: January 11, 2012.
Respectfully Submitted by Tom Griffin, VSO, ex officio, Secretary
Prepared by Michael M. McFadden
Principal Office Assistant
Military and Veterans Affairs Office