Lunch/Meeting Tuesday May 24, 2016
Our next meeting will be held at Twin Oaks Restaurant, 100 Sabra Street Cranston, RI on Tuesday May 24th in “Billy’s Room” at 1:00 PM. Directions
The February meeting was held the 23rd at Twin Oaks at 1300 hrs. 13 Members were present
Present Commander Fox, Vice Comm. Dalton, Secretary Vernon, Treasurer Hogberg, B.O.D. (Broad of Director) Martins,
Pledge of Alliance to the Flag and a moment of silence for our departed members.
Commander Fox stated that it was nice to have Tony Fonseca here after his medical issue and a welcome to his wife Karen. Also welcome to new member John Serapiglia.
Discussion on our Memorial. Comm. Fox stated that our price for the Memorial would be in the range of $50,000. The granite alone could be in the range of $35,000. He talked to a Company in VT. about the Granite and their price were lower than other quotes. We will need to get a price for the bronze eagle .Comm. Fox talked about fundraising that we need to do this by having a committee. Ted Martins have done a lot of our fund raising already and we appreciate that but a committee is needed.Comm. Fox talked about going to banks for donations and looking into professional fundraiser's. Ted Martins added that we all need to work of fund raising. Contract your state Reps. We can forward a cover letter to donaters explaining the Memorial. Contact Ted or Leo for a letter.Comm. Fox and Ted talked about mailing information about our Memorial to Veteran groups. Vice Comm. Dalton will provide a list of these org.
Commander Fox like to add more people to the Memorial Committee. He'll asked for members who would like to work on this committee.He's looking for 5 more people for a total of 8. There's a lot of different areas that need to have selected members work on each area to start and finish the Memorial.He'll set a date for a Memorial committee meeting after he fill these positions.
Commander Fox is looking for a new membership chairmen. Tony Fonseca will be stepping down. "Thank You" Tony and your wife Karen.
Meeting adjoined at 1415 hrs.
Respectfully submitted, Raymond Vernon Secretary