Service Program downtown is running pretty well, we continue
to scan the office files, or get rid of those that were
revoked by another VSO Organization, or were those of the
deceased or obtained by an attorney.
Those are then scanned into an external hard-drive
and will eventually go to the National Headquarters in case
makes not decisions not just in Michigan but the claim
submitted could be decided on in another State, that is now
how this decision making is made up, and in some cases the
decision is not correct, and therefore has to be reviewed
and challenged. Now,
if that is the case in your case and you do not feel is it
correct, or the Compensation and Pension Examiner did not do
some justice or you could not understand the examiner, then
that could be challenged - a lot of times it is.
VA Medical Center is backed up on examiners to review cases,
then you will be sent outside of the medical center and have
an examination and wait for the decision. The
State Council has meetings every two months, so you do not
get a report on a monthly basis. The
State Council has a website, VVAMISC.org.
View it, it’s still being updated.
last National Leadership Conference, the two Committees
formed (1) To continue on and rename the organization to
Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation allowing another
organization to jump in there and carry on the name, or (2)
To close the organization when the last man/woman is left,
and turn out the lights. However, the AVVA will remain but
they are reviewing how to conduct business if the latter
decision either way will be left up to those delegates
attending the National Convention in 2019. Remember
we are only allowed so many delegates from the Chapter to
attend, and only those can vote.
That does not mean you cannot attend, it just means
you can’t vote if you’re not a delegate.
next Convention will be in Washington state, not Washington,
DC. Talking about delegates, we need to do some fundraising
to support their attendance.
We have four licenses we can obtain from the State,
and do a raffle for each one. Not all at once. This is to
build other funds as well. This will be placed as a line
item in our books and will only be used for that line item. But
we need a Fund- Raising Committee.
Chapter website has been updated.
It is now a robust source of all kinds of information
for veterans and not just pictures. Francis
Lieder, our Secretary has volunteered to get and keep the
website relevant. Go
to vvachapter267.org to do everything from learning about
PTSD to donating to the Chapter or applying FOR a donation
Gibbens from the AVVA is the Liaison, not the President, she
is a Liaison to the Chapter for both State Council and
National. The AVVA in the Chapter is not ready to become a
Chapter by itself at this point. It can be, as we have
enough members to be a Chapter, but at this time, unless
those in AVVA want a Chapter, then they will pursue it. Rebecca
(Becky) will let us know what occurs.
Outing - As was expressed earlier, the Annual Golf Outing is
over, we did not do as well as expected in the past, and so
we need someone to step up to the plate and oversee it, and
we need a committee to plan and run it. Not
just two people. That
goes with any fundraising we do; MORE help is needed.
questions, please feel free to contact me at Phil Smith, email@example.com.