Minutes of Sept Chapter 711 Meeting 2018
The Commander called the meeting to order at 1000 hours 1 September 2018. After the roll call of officers and the reading of the last month’s meeting, the following subjects were covered.
The Commander presented the Purple Heart cards that we had printed up and discussed the different places to display them. We gave some to be place at Vets helping Vets meeting place.
Eddie Kimes is now our SR Vice Commander. We will have an election at our next meeting to elect a new Jr Vice Commander.
Adjutant needs names of any members that are deceased or that have transferred to another chapter. Names need to be in to National by 1 October 2018.
There is a Purple Heart Plaza located in Henderson and we can purchase bricks with our names on them. Money goes to the chapters.
Many thanks to Sergeant at Arms Clayton Harrold for delivery of cases of water to the Veterans Center.
The Commander discussed that not only cities and counties can be designated as Purple Heart but also schools and YMCA's. Any place that can fly our Purple Heart flag is okay.
We are in the process of getting Nevada cities and county to install road signs designating them as Purple Heart cities etc. The Governor is on board and hopefully that will happen in the near future.
Wireless phones for the hearing impaired are available and will be donated to Purple Heart veterans who desire them. Ed White, the regional manager of the phone company that makes them will be our speaker at the November meeting.
Purple Heart Veterans that want to march in Veterans Day Parade should marshal at 0700 hours. Boulder City will hold a veterans event on 11 November with several hundred people expected to attend. Commander will get more information on this.
Next year Purple Heart recipients will be able to enter military installations and can use the facilities.
There will be a car show and barbecue at the VA Medical Center on 10 November 2018.
Bob Serge was recognized for doing a great job with our newsletter.
The 1 September meeting of Chapter 11, MOPH was concluded at 1100 hours.
Minutes of the 4 August 2018 Meeting
The Jr. Vice Commander (EDDIE KINES) called the meeting to order at 1000 hours 4 August 2018. After the roll call of officers and the reading of last month’s meeting, the following subjects were covered:
Sixty cases of water were purchased to support the Veterans Center. Clayton Harrold, our Sergeant at Arms delivered twenty cases to the center on Friday. The Vet Center will let Clayton know when they need more water. They can only accommodate twenty cases at a time. Veterans helping Veterans. Great Job!!
Once again, members were reminded that 7 August 2018 is Purple Heart Day. Chapter 711 will present Clark County with a plaque and a Purple Heart flag on that day. Members were encouraged to attend.
Also on 8 September, Armed Forces and Veterans Day will be celebrated at Craig Ranch Park , in North Las Vegas.
Dick Moyers suggested that we look in to having a social/fund raiser at Red Rock Casino in the near future.
The August meeting of Chapter 11, MOPH was concluded at 1050 hours.
Minutes of 7 July Chapter 711 Meeting 2018
The Commander called the meeting to order at 1000 hours 7 July 2018. After the roll call of officers and the reading of the last month’s meeting, the following subjects were covered,
Three new members attended the 7 July meeting and we hope more will attend after our phone tree has alerted members of where and when we meet.
Our Jr. Vice Commander (Eddie Kines) was saluted for the work he put in to coordinate Chapter 711's participation for the 4 July Parade. Over 40,000 people attended the parade.
Clayton Harrold, our Sergeant at arms, will coordinate with the VA Vet Center on Washington street to see how best we can assist them. We stand ready to supply the center with bottled water or anything else that is needed.
Our Commander, Len Yelinek, has ask for members to look at ways for the chapter to get together for socials.
Members were reminded that Purple Heart Day is 7 August 2018. Chapter 711 will present Clark County with a plaque and a Purpe Heart flag on that day.
All veterans are invited.
On 8 September 2018, Armed Forces and Veterans Day will be celebrated at Craig Ranch in North Las Vegas.
The July meeting of Chapter 11, MOPH was concluded at 1115 hours
Minutes of 1 June MOPH Meeting 2018
The Commander called the Meeting to order at 1000 Hours 2 June 2018. After the roll call of officers and the reading of last month’s meeting. Topics covered:
The Purple Heart Medal was awarded to Charles Watkins. He was wounded 50 years ago and it was not entered into his military record.
The 4th of July 2018 parade was discussed and the Jr Vice coordinated transportation to and from the parade area. It was noted that standard bearers for the parade would come from the JROTC students. Chapter voted to give them $100 for food on that day.
The Sergeant at Arms will coordinate with VA Vet Center to see how best support their needs. (IE water etc.)
On Purple Heart Day, 7 August 2018, the Commander will present a plaque and a Purple Heart Flag to Clark County for declaring that Clark County is a Purple Heart County.
On 15 June 2018 there will be a Military funeral for 35 unclaimed veterans at the Veterans cemetery. Maximum participation is encouraged. The Chapter chaplain, Bill Olds is the coordinating officer.
It was voted on and approved that $170 would be spent to order 2500 Purple Heart cards that explain who we are and what we are about and when and where we meet each month. These cards are to be placed in areas that are readily available to veterans. Areas would include VA hospital and clinics.
A phone tree was set up to call members and remind them of when and where we meet each month.
The chapter welcomed 3 new members at our meeting.
The June meeting of Chapter 11, MOPH was concluded at 1130 hours.
MOPH CHAP. 711 MAY MEETING 2018
The MOPH Chapter 711 was called to order at 1000
hrs. on 5 May 2018. Topics of discussion were:
North Las Vegas has agreed to fly the Purple Heart Flag in their lobby whenever we present it to them. The chapter voted at the April meeting to purchase a flag if NLV agreed to fly it.
It was announced that the DMV will have disabled veteran license plates that also have combat wounded on them available around August time frame.
A motion was made to give $200.00 to "THANK A VET" to send packages to military personnel stationed overseas. The motion was voted on and passed. These packages will go to personnel who are stationed in remote locations
A motion was made to spend $180.00 to purchase a Purple Heart flag and a Purple Heart plaque for Clark County. The motion was voted on and passed. Clark County has proclaimed itself to be a Purple Heart County and we will present the flag and plaque on August 7 2018 which is Purple heart day.
On 2 May, John Waid and Mac Rowell presented the Purple Heart Leadership award to a JROTC student at Rancho High School.
May 10-13, the 80% scale Vietnam Wall will be displayed at Craig Ranch Regional Park. There will other displays that honor our military and first responders.
Jim Steinbach issued tickets for the West Coast Regional Finals Rodeo.
The Commander announced the meeting closed at 1115 hrs, at which time the chaplain made his closing prayer and the Sergeant at Arms led us in a closing salute to the flag.