Thursday, December 12, 2013

1:00 PM

The Carpenters’ Hall

910 2nd Avenue, Marina, CA


I. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by James Bogan  at 1:00 P.M.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ralph Villar.

Roll call was conducted. (Wes Morrill) – Quorum was present 

Roll Call:


James Bogan, Chair, United Veterans Council.  Ralph Villar, BOS District 1.  Rick Martin, BOS District 2.  Lionardo Ortiz, BOS District 3.  Bill Nye, BOS District 5.  Jack Stewart, Vice Chair, United Veterans Council.

Ex officio:

Sid Williams (Military and Veterans Affairs Advisory Commission).  J.P. Nunn (Ft. Ord Retiree Council).  Edith Johnsen (Vet Families/Fund Raising).  Wes Morrill, MAII, VSO Staff.  Michael McFadden, Recorder, VSO Staff 


Sonja Arndt (Congressman Sam Farr).  Nicole Charles (State Senator Bill Monning).  Erica Parker (Assemblymember Mark Stone).  Stephen Jorgensen (California Dept. of Veterans Affairs).  Tim O’Halloran (City of Seaside).  Janet Parks (Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Foundation).  Rich Garza (Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Foundation).  Tom Mancini (Ft. Ord Reuse Authority).  George Dixon (Secretary, Monterey

County VSO).

II. Approval of November 14, 2013 Minutes:

The minutes of November 14, 2013 were unanimously approved (Stewart/Nye).

III. CAC Chairman Activity Report: 

Jack Stewart distributed written recommendations to the Committee developed by himself and Edith Johnsen with regard to the Committee’s future role in this project.

IV. Public Comment:


V. Update on Federal Legislation:

No report.

VI. Update on State Senate Legislation:

 No report. 

VII. Update on State Assembly Legislation:

No report.

VIII. Update on Endowment Parcel/Seaside Matters:

No report.

IX. Update from FORA:

Robert Norris reported local funds were transferred to CDVA in preparation for the first

stage of construction and that “Public Works” at the State level will convene to consider acceptance of the parcels on December 13, 2013.  Mr. Norris will advise all parties when acceptance is confirmed.

X.  Report from Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Foundation:

No report.

XI. Update from Fundraising Liaison Subcommittee:

Edith Johnsen deferred to Sid Williams who reported the final accounting of monies for the

Heroes Open Golf Tournament is awaiting outstanding pledges being confirmed.  Mr. Williams

estimated this year’s event raised between $22,000-$23,000 for the Veterans Cemetery.


The meeting was adjourned at 1:12 P.M.  The next meeting will be on January 9, 2014. 

Respectfully submitted,

Michael M. McFadden

VSO Recorder, for

George Dixon

Monterey County VSO