Lunch/Meeting Tuesday February 28, 2017
Our next meeting will be held at Twin Oaks Restaurant, 100 Sabra Street Cranston, RI on Tuesday February 28th in “Billy’s Room” at 1:00 PM. Directions
The January meeting was held on the 24th at Twin Oaks with 16 members and 1 guest present.
Present: Commander Fox, Vice Commander Dalton, Secretary Vernon, Treasurer Hogberg, B.O.D. Martins
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag & moment of silence for departed and absent members and the passing of BOD Ted Martin’s wife. Ted thanked all for the well wishes and the attendance at his wife's funeral.
Commander Fox introduced The 1st Director of the State Of RI Veterans Affairs Kasim J. Yarn our invited guest. He retired from the US Navy in Feb 2016 and was appointed by Gov. Raimondo in Feb 2016. Director Yarn talked of how his Veterans Affairs office can help or direct Veterans will any issues that they may have. He talked about how he's glad that we are in the process of getting our Air Force Memorial at the RI Cemetery. He said he'll be available with any help we need with it . Director Yarn answered questions that our members had. He left his officer phone number and web site. PHONE # 921-2119. Web Site: vets.ri.gov. Commander Fox "Thanked" him for taking time to talk to us.
Commander Fox: Any questions on the Secretary & Treasurer Report from Nov. 2016, No meeting in Dec. No questions.
Comm Fox talked about the Memorial and that we will have Tony sign the contract and to give him a check.
Passed around a financial report for review and answer any questions.
The Granite contract was awarded and a deposit was made.
Pertaining to the master gardeners they can only assist us with on planting plans they are not able to do any planting.
Election of Officers: 2 year terms; made in the Nov meeting. Vote made and 2nd for Vice Comm. Dalton & Tres. Hogberg
Vice Commander Dalton: Talked that The Conn Sq. with the meeting at Foxwood at this time no action from the Conn Sq. Thanks to Conn. Commander Tetreault for trying to get this going,
Bob talked about the footings with Kevin and the granite footing and the writing on the tablets the fonts being different. Talked about having the fonts type being the same. At this time we haven't received the Pepsi donation of $1,600.00.
Tres. Hogberg: Talked about our Memorial platform construction specs. He gave a report he had with Kevin contractor for the footing and platform.
Bob Hutchison: Has aircraft action prints that he like to see if anyone would be interested in them. Ted Martin offered $12.00 for them. Money when to our Treasurer.
NEXT MEETING ON TUES. 28 FEB 2017 AT 1300 HRS., TWIN OAKS, 100 SABRA ST. CRANSTON,RI
Respectfully submitted, Raymond Vernon, Secretary