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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    the 58 000 Americans who perished in Vietnam along with those still listed as missing in action as well as the 2 8 million living American veterans of the war VVA is honored that Evan Knoll s car will carry our organization s logo said Vietnam Veterans of America national president John Rowan This is a very big step in helping us get the word out that VVA has been working since 1978 in service to America and that we live our founding principle every day of the year that never again will one generation of veterans abandon another VVA s involvement came about when Bobby Bennett who works in marketing for the National Hot Rod Association racing team contacted the national office with an offer to feature the VVA as its veterans organization of choice to participate in a joint promotion that also recognized Vietnam War POW MIAs The matter landed in the lap of Keith King the chair of VVA s Public Affairs Committee a Detroit native who grew up as he put it loving cars especially muscle cars Chevies Mustangs Cudas GTOs Road Runners you name it one of your friends had one King said Our Mecca was the Detroit Dragway I have fond memories of watching Don The Snake Prudhomme Connie Kalitta and that wild woman Shirley Muldowney tear up the guys And one of the biggest thrills was running my own car on that famed quarter mile It s something you will never forget Within hours of getting the call King and the Communications Department working with the National League of POW MIA Families put the wheels in motion for VVA s entry into the dragster logo world by writing press releases notifying state councils and shipping logos and VVA flags to Knoll s race team Knoll the president of Torco Race Fuels in Decatur Michigan then adorned the VVA logo on an 8 000 horsepower Top Fuel dragster driven by Melanie Troxel Vietnam veterans he said did what their country asked of them and regardless of what anyone s political beliefs are it s high time these men and women got the due respect they deserve That is what this car is It s a high horsepower welcome wagon Troxel a top driver who finished fourth in the NHRA POWERade Series standings in 2006 said she wasn t old enough to understand what was going on then in Vietnam but I feel privileged to be able to honor our soldiers now So many gave of themselves gave their lives for our country and they deserve a hero s welcome and all our thanks Her dragster also features the POW MIA logo and is sponsored by Torco Race Fuels Inc Knoll Gas Motorsports and Lucas Oil Mike Ashley another Top Fuel driver was so inspired by Troxel s car that he put a VVA logo decal on his Dodge Charger Funny Car during the semi finals of the NHRA CARQUEST Winter Nationals in Pomona California

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  • The VVA Veteran: Déja Vu All Over Again
    Veteran In order to accommodate our advertisers we have gone to a new format While this is more expensive the increased revenue should make up the difference and everyone will no longer have to worry about smudgy fingerprints I want to thank Keith King our Public Affairs Committee Chair Editor Mokie Porter Managing Editor Mike Keating Art Director Xande Anderer of Citizen X Design Marc Leepson Fox Associates and all others who made this possible It seems just like yesterday that we came out of Convention As they say Time flies when you re having fun While it has been a lot of work it has been fun at times It is Convention time again As usual delegates will be asked to consider constitutional amendments and resolutions and to elect officers and members of the Board of Directors Please review the candidates statements look at the proposed amendments and resolutions and be prepared to make your decisions remembering that the Convention is the ultimate authority in VVA The officers look forward to seeing a full house in Springfield Meanwhile we are continuing our work on Capitol Hill and out in the field I ve testified in the House and Senate along with Rick Weidman and other members of our staff at every opportunity We had a wonderful event in Washington D C on April 25 honoring veterans in Congress We had many of our friends in Congress stop by both Democrats and Republicans and we made some money While VVA has an excellent relationship with the Democrats who have assumed control of Congress we will maintain our relationships with the minority party leaders On June 15 we will be involved in the Buffalo Niagara to Baghdad concert at the Seneca Casino at Niagara Falls New York This is a follow

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  • The VVA Veteran: 2007 VVA CANDIDATES
    VA s Veterans Disability Benefits Commission and Center For Minority Veterans Advisory Panel I Chair the National and California Minority Affairs Committees I m on my 8th year as President of Chapter 53 after joining VVA in December 1995 I am a Director of the California Vietnam Veterans Advisory Council From 2003 2005 I served as Alternate Region 9 Director Enlisting in 1966 I was a social worker at the Army Hospital at Ft Gordon Georgia until June 1968 where I counseled soldiers experiencing psychological trauma I earned a BA in Anthropology and a Masters in Public Administration I retired in October 2002 after 31 years service with the California Government I was born in Rohwer Arkansas in 1943 raised in Cleveland Ohio until age 14 and moved to Southern California in 1957 Widowed in 1983 I have one daughter Jamie I originated two laws designating California State Highway One as veteran highways Recently three State legislators agreed to author resolutions on VA Assured Funding and for the 20th Anniversary of California s State Vietnam Memorial I chair the Council program to establish a Legislative Veterans Caucus I served on advisory panels of two California Congresswomen My focus has been on legislation employment homeless transition programs illegal leasing at the West Los Angeles VA Hospital women s issues and supporting other generations of veterans return to top Billee Culin When my CO advised me that she could get me off the orders to go to Nam in 1970 I knew itwas God s way of letting me know I would be around a long time to fight for our veterans I have been helping Nam Vets since 1976 while I was in college Thank you allowing me to be a Director At Large of the VVA BOD I am seeking re election so I may continue serving my brothers and sisters God bless and welcome home return to top Owen Emery Owen Emery served in the Army in Vietnam with Adversary Team 11 from 1967 1968 Upon returning to the United States he was assigned to the Adjutant General s Corp G4 at Fort Monmouth NJ where he was discharged in 1969 Emery returned to work in the family run business as a manager and in 1973 also joined the Postal Service In 1981 after returning to college he graduated with a degree in business Disability forced an early retirement in 1998 and now Emery serves as a life member of VVA He has been a delegate to the national convention a delegate to Rhode Island State Council Secretary for Chapter 818 and the Chair for outdoor sporting events return to top Sandie Wilson Retired from Army Nurse Corps serving in Vietnam 1968 1969 Retired from University of Michigan Currently serving as director at large Current national committee positions include Service Benefits Women veterans Health Care Government Affairs Past national level experience includes constitution finance health care veteran affairs strategic plan Served on VVAF Past experience on the state level includes 5 years as state council president 5 years as state secretary plus various committees Appointed to the Michigan Agent Orange Commission Past Commander of Michigan Commanders Group Current state level veteran activities include Michigan Veterans Trust Fund commissioner president Vietnam Veterans of Michigan Board Michigan Veterans Foundation My nursing background has provided the scientific knowledge to identify issues and opportunities for improvement in the lives of veterans and the ability to generate solutions My military experience taught me the working concepts of teamwork and leadership My union positions provided me with the knowledge to negotiate and represent I have had the pleasure of advocating for my military and veterans brothers and sisters for the past 40 years I know the issues and the mission Achieving the goals of the mission takes leadership and teamwork combined with political action and business stability We have little time to accomplish what needs to be done I desire to continue serving my fellow veterans as director at large return to top John L Margowski I am a candidate for VVA National Board Member at Large I was raised in Indiana and graduated from high school at Kentucky Military Institute Lyndon Kentucky I attended Vincennes University Vincennes Indiana for two years and graduated from Murray State University Murray Kentucky in 1969 I am married have one son three stepdaughters and grandson I entered the United States Air Force in December of 1969 I attended OCS and was commissioned in 1970 I became a navigator on KC135 aircraft While stationed at Minot AFB North Dakota I flew combat refueling missions out of Utapao AFB Thailand Kadena AFB Okinawa and Hickman AFB Guam I attained the rank of Captain and was Honorably Discharged in June 1974 I bring to the Board 31 years of service as a County Veterans Service Officer I work daily with veterans and their families to address their needs I have served and am currently serving on Advisory Committees to the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and Federal VA Committees and Advisory Boards such as One VA the Milwaukee Vets Center Advisory Board 14 years a VA Claims Focus Group and VA Stakeholders Advisory Council I attend VISN 12 network meetings and have a very good working relationship with VA Regional and Hospital personnel in Milwaukee Wisconsin As an at Large Board Member I will continue to work constructively with all VVA National Officers and Board Members to achieve the goals that VVA strives to achieve over the next two years return to top Alan K Gibson Spent 20 years in the US Army RVN 69 101st Airborne Division 70 25th Infantry Division retired finished a BS degree from University of Georgia Columbus sold real estate life insurance stock bonds mutual funds have life time teaching certificate worked at the Columbia MO VA Hospital as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Program DVOP specialist for 12years Helped establish Welcome Home Inc to help homeless veterans with a hand up Have had the honor of serving as a Vietnam Veterans of America Inc VVA Chapter Pres Sec Treas State Council VP two years and State Council President ten years Elected by the delegates at the National Convention Aug 2001 2005 to the Board of Directors At large Presently serve as Chair of the Employment Training Business Opportunity ETaBO Committee and am one of the VVA representatives on the Task Force For Veterans Entrepreneurship TFVE and Task Force For Veterans Preference TFVP Married have 7 children and 6 grandchildren Belong to the following veterans organizations American Legion 40 8 VFW life member Retired Enlisted Association life member Disabled American Veterans life member 101st Airborne Division Association life member Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations Chaplain 6 years and Vietnam Veterans of America life member Serve as a member of the MO Governor s Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs Am a member and have served as chair on Finance Pastor Parrish Relations and Missions Committees of New Horizons United Methodist Church in Columbia return to top Francisco F Ivarra I am seeking reelection for the position of National Board of Directors At Large because I firmly believe in Vietnam Veterans of America and because like you I am committed to ensuring that we continue our effective work and that our efforts in service to all veterans are successful My resolve as a person and veteran is strengthened by the values of sharing and caring imposed on me by my parents in redefining the meaning and value of life after being wounded in Vietnam and in my passion and commitment to diversity These same influential experiences have served to guide my daily life and continue to measure my character as a person and as a leader I am a person who is determined to doing what is right and compelled to serve our veterans I am currently a member of VVA s National Board of Directors and serve as a Special Advisor to the Constitution and Minority Affairs Committees During the time I have served in these capacities I have constantly kept your interest in our organization and have made my decisions with your consideration a priority My commitment to life and to veterans remains unchanged and I still believe in open communication and effective leadership that reflects personal sacrifice for others and not personal gain or advancement I offer you leadership with a vision of assurance and with the mission to effectively serve you and VVA I ask for your support and for your vote Thank you return to top Robert W Johnston Sr I joined VVA in January 1985 as a Charter Member of the San Jose California forming Chapter 201 I have served as chapter vice president president treasurer Membership Committee chair and chapter delegate to national and state conventions I have been involved with the California State Council since its reforming in 1986 in many elected and appointed positions officer director and delegate to national conventions I currently sit on the National Board of Directors as a Director At Large and serve on 3 national committees Chairman POW MIA member of Government Affairs Special Advisor to the Constitution Committee and as a member of the Veterans Initiative Task Force I have many concerns and unrealized issues for VVA and want to see us continue to develop and progress as a Veterans Service Organization in the leadership role as a Veterans Advocate that we have become To accomplish these goals we as an organization must make some serious changes in our business approach Communication the means by which we hear the wants and wishes of our members must continue to be improved upon and stressed as a two way process Before we can truly represent our membership we must know their issues and priorities and what they want I have experience knowledge and a sense of personal dedication and commitment to VVA and sincerely wish to continue to serve and contribute to the organization in a national leadership role return to top Dan Stenvold Hi my name is Dan Stenvold and I ll be running for the position of National Board of Director at Large in Springfield IL at this year s national convention I spent 3 tours of duty in Vietnam 1969 1970 and 1971 with the U S Army My tours were all spent with the artillery in the southern half of the country I was with 155mm guns and our motto was You yell we shell like hell open 24 7 I was wounded twice but turned down the Purple Hearts as they were of the John Kerry type and I would not have felt right accepting them I ve been the State Council President from North Dakota for the past 7 years I m on VVA s national committee for PTSD VVA s national disaster committee VVA s public relations committee and the State Council President s Sgt at arms A life member of the VVA DAV VFW AMVETS and a member of the American Legion Also the president of our state s coordinating council and I m also the mayor of the city of Park River N Dak I was a member of a volunteer fire department for 13 years and a member of the volunteer ambulance for 12 years as a nationally registered EMT The father of 3 children and 2 wonderful grandchildren I retired after working 33 years for a communications company I like the direction in which VVA is going We need to get funding for the VA so all veterans can be cared for I m tired of our government s empty promises This will be my only attempt at any national position so use me or lose me return to top Richard C DeLong I grew up in Harrisonville Missouri After graduating from high school I spent a semester in college and then joined the Army in 1965 to avoid the draft I served two tours in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968 with the Army Security Agency I received an honorable discharge from the Army in 1969 I joined Vietnam Veterans of America in 1988 and I have been actively serving my fellow veterans since I have served as Sergeant at arms Treasurer and President of Chapter 141 in Lafayette LA In 1998 I was elected President of the Louisiana State Council In 2002 I was elected chair of the Conference of State Council Presidents at the national level and became a member of the Board of Directors of VVA Inc I served in this position until 2004 In 2003 I was appointed to the Board of Directors of the VVAF I am a member of the Veterans Advisory Committee for the VA Clinic in Jennings and also the VA hospital in Alexandria LA I am seeking the position of Director at Large because I want to work towards getting members from all levels of the organization actively involved in serving the veteran community I will make myself available to every state chapter and member who wants to have input in determining the mission of this organization I have no hidden agenda and if elected I will represent the wishes of the membership to the best of my abilities as I carry out my responsibilities on the Board return to top Marsha L Four My military service 1968 1970 began at Fort Campbell KY in the Army Nurse Corps taking me to Vietnam in 1969 with the 18th Surgical Hospital I worked in nursing until 1996 I am married with three sons and reside in Springfield Pennsylvania In 1993 I fostered the initiation of Philadelphia Stand Down serving as ED until 1999 In 1996 I became Program Director for Homeless Veteran Services at The Philadelphia Veterans Multi Service Education Center My responsibilities include two homeless veteran transitional residencies 95 beds for male veterans and 30 beds for women veterans a day service program for homeless veterans a 30 unit HUD Shelter Plus Care program and grant writer I joined Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 67 Delaware County Pennsylvania in 1987 Director Vice President Convention and State Council Delegate I represent VVA at the VISN VAC meetings In 1999 2001 2003 and 2005 I was elected to the National Board Directors and serve as Chair National Women Veterans Committee Vice Chair Homeless Veterans Task Force and member PTSD Government Affairs and Health Care Committees In 2001 I was appointed to the VA Women Veterans Advisory Committee and appointed by the Secretary as Chair in August 2002 and again in 2004 I believe that integrity and diverse expertise are essential ingredients on a board of directors These elements invite healthy thought provoking dialogue vital to providing strength to the organization committee functions and ultimately our membership to whom we are responsible return to top Marshall R Mudge Jr I got active in the Mass State Council in 1994 as a delegate I am active in local state and national veterans issues having served in many positions from delegate to State Council 6 15 94 to date delegate to 5 National Conventions 97 99 01 03 05 State Treasurer 6 15 98 6 15 01 Chapter VP 4 15 97 6 10 98 State Membership Chair 6 15 98 6 15 01 4 new chapters during my tenure National Membership National Benefits Comm currently on the State Constitution Comm National Government Affairs Comm and Secretary for the National Minority Affairs Comm I am privileged to be serving a third term as President of the SFC Jorge Otero Barreto Chapter 866 the most diverse chapter in Massachusetts and Region 1 I bring 12 years of experience serving VVA and its membership at all levels I believe in giving the state council back to the chapters I believe in an open door policy all business reported tothe state council presidents to be disbursed to chapter presidents and finally to the members I believe in accountability of all officers and mandatory written reports from all officers and committee chairs I look forward to working as a team with elected and appointed officials and committee chairs bringing our National BOD to the level it deserves the best of all VSOs We are well respected at all levels of government we have a duty to maintain that distinction You the members the driving force of our organization deserve nothing less When elected I pledge to work tirelessly toward these goals and with YOUR help I am certain WE can be successful return to top REGION 1 Albert Cummings Albert Cummings of Turners Falls Massachusetts served as a radio operator with the U S Army s 77th Field Artillery Regiment in the Vietnam War in 1967 68 He was wounded in action and is a recipient of the Purple Heart Al who is retired has been an active member of Vietnam Veterans of America since 1993 He served for ten years as the President of VVA Chapter 232 in Greenfield Massachusetts and was elected President of the Massachusetts State Council in 2002 He was elected Region 1 Director to the VVA National Board of Directors in 2002 He also sits as Vice Chair of the VVA National POW MIA Committee as well as a member of the VVA National Disciplinary Committee Al and his wife Donna have two children Kimberley and Alan return to top REGION 2 Fred Elliott I served in Vietnam from January to December of 1967 with the Army s 9th Infantry and 11th Armored Cavalry In 1983 I joined VVA becoming a Life Member in 1987 I have served as Chapter President Vice President Secretary Treasurer and Director as well as a National At Large Director Currently I am the Region 2 Director on the National Board I have been a delegate to 10 National Conventions the Convention Rules Chair twice and am the current Convention Resolutions Committee Chair Over the past eight years I have served on the Constitution Committee Healthcare Committee Homeless Veterans Task Force and Government Affairs Committee

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  • The VVA Veteran: Election Committee Report
    OFFICE All National Officer and National Board positions are for terms of two years beginning at the close of the 2007 National Convention through the close of the 2009 Convention ELIGIBILITY Candidates for all positions open for election must be individual members of VVA in good standing Candidates for any of the National Officer positions must meet the requirements to hold office as set down in the VVA National Constitution under Article I Section 5 Paragraph A as revised August 12 2005 To Wit To qualify for election to any of these offices a candidate must have been an individual member of the Corporation in good standing for a continuous period of not less than twelve months immediately preceding the opening of the National Convention at which such candidate seeks election and such candidate must have held a position as an officer or board member at the National level or as an officer at the State Council or Chapter level during any continuous period of twelve months prior to the date of the opening of the National Convention at which such candidate seeks election Candidates for At large and Regional Board of Directors must meet the requirements to hold office as set down in the VVA National Constitution Article I Section 4 Paragraph B 1 and 2 for Regional Directors and Article I Section 4 Paragraph B 1 and 3 for At Large Directors as revised August 14 2005 To Wit To qualify for election a candidate must have been a member of the Corporation in good standing for a continuous period of not less than the twelve months immediately preceding the opening of the National Convention at which candidate seeks election The candidate must have held an elected position at the national state or chapter level for any continuous period of twelve months prior to the date of the opening of the National Convention Candidates for Regional Board positions must reside within the region they wish to represent IMPORTANT NOTE Those who plan to run for an elected position from the floor at the Convention cannot distribute any campaign materials or announce or campaign on any web site including their own or accept any authorized contributions prior to being approved as a candidate by the Election Committee at the Convention Any violation of the above will result in disqualification CANDIDATE S PACKETS The Election Committee will hand Candidate s Packets to candidates who have submitted Letters of Intent These packets contain information instructions and rules regarding the conduct of the election process that are of vital importance to every candidate Included in these packets will be some forms Candidates are required to complete the forms and return them to the Election Committee NOTE The Candidate s Packet will include a Cut off Date Calendar that lists events and dates that are very important to each candidate s campaign for office Failure to meet any of the deadlines will be grounds for disqualification CONDUCT OF CAMPAIGNS Candidates may use the

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  • The VVA Veteran: Letters
    for a second Plenty of presidents Democrats and Republicans allowed VA medical facilities to arrive at their present state Trying to pin all of the problems on the present administration is simply inaccurate This e mail is too brutally honest to be printed in The VVA Veteran but I hope somebody ponders its contents Name Withheld By E mail VVA Government Affairs Director Rick Weidman replies If the writer goes back over say the past year s worth of this newspaper he will notice that VVA is bipartisan both in our praise and our condemnation of elected officials of both parties We are an equal opportunity membership and advocacy group in that we give them all hell when they do not do the right thing for service members and veterans of every generation We ran many articles slamming the Clinton administration in 1999 and 2000 as well as articles praising Republicans The Democrats have made promises to the veterans community since they took control of Congress in 2006 and thus far have made good on them Hence the praise We intend to hold their feet to the fire on all issues of relevance to veterans and their families WHINERS II L R Harvey in his letter in the January February issue of The VVA Veteran and others like him apparently believe that supporting the troops begins and ends with a brief parade and a handshake They d design military service to a minimum wage standard during active duty followed by complete neglect upon separation That s happened before to Vietnam veterans Sen James Webb made the best argument against those who rant against veterans advocacy There should be a covenant between the warrior class of men and women who sacrifice life and limb and the citizenry they protect represented by wise leaders who balance the sanctity of military personnel lives against credible threats to the nation Unfortunately both the political leadership and the general public are compelled to impetuous violence on the flimsiest evidence followed by a level of gratitude as fleeting as their fortitude for the fight Mr Harvey is not above his own distortions of the truth when he tries to portray our fathers as stoic individuals who withstood the aftermath of war without a whimper In point of fact we owe almost all of the veterans benefits we enjoy today to those men who promoted the GI Bill of 1949 No one dared called them whiners then and those who suggest that now of any veteran of any era should be ashamed of themselves When it comes to whining no one wants to hear people like Mr Harvey fretting about his tax bill when our children are returning home minus a few arms and legs Freedom isn t free Get over it John M Flagler Alfred Maine ALASKA OUTREACH Thank you for the excellent article in the January February issue of The VVA Veteran concerning the mission of Veterans Aviation Outreach here in Alaska We invite anyone

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    Consitution Committee Report VVA s Talklist Arts of War Books In Review Membership Notes Reunions Taps Locator PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund Report Veteran Support Task Force Initiative By Edward Paul Greiff Under the auspices of Vietnam Veterans of America and the Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund a Designate Support Task Force was organized in January 2007 for the purpose of connecting VVA and VVAF with American corporations and communities throughout the nation to make them aware of the plight of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq Keeping with VVA s founding principle Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another the Support Task Force is launching several awareness initiatives to generate support for the VVA and VVAF s physical and mental health care programs as well as other special programs to assimilate veterans into mainstream America Support Task Force president Adrian Guglielmo was chosen because of her extensive background in working for corporations on diversity groups and the many awards she has received ranging from Wells Fargo s Marketing Woman of the Year to Wall Street s Woman CEO of the Year Cheryl Krebs event vice president and Viviana Pereira marketing vice president and a team of thirty specialized consultants lead the Support Task Force team founded by Guglielmo They have put together an aggressive initiative designed to get corporate America and communities throughout the United States involved in supporting the returning veterans The tentative seven program initiative consists of 1 National Coin Donation Can Program 2 Capitol Records

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  • The VVA Veteran: ASK THE PARLIAMENTARIAN
    ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec ASK THE PARLIAMENTARIAN Committees Minutes and Bylaws BY MIKE SWIFT VVA PARLIAMENTARIAN Q When a president has the option of appointing a committee chair does that make the committee a special committee or a standing committee A A standing committee must be constituted by name by a specific provision of the bylaws or by a resolution which is in effect a special rule of order and therefore requires notice and a two thirds vote for adoption if any of the following conditions are to apply If the committee is to have standing authority to act for the society on matters of a certain class without specific instructions from the assembly If all business of a certain class is to be automatically referred to the committee If some other rule of parliamentary procedure is affected by the committee s assigned function Robert s page 473 line 18 The position being occupied or vacant and or the committee being active or quiescent do not determine standing committee status Q Can minutes be corrected after they have been approved A If the existence of an error or material omission in the minutes becomes reasonably established after their approval even many years later the minutes can be corrected by means of the motion to Amend Something Previously Adopted which requires a two thirds vote or a majority vote with notice or the vote of a majority of the entire membership or unanimous consent Robert s page 458 line 10 When the minutes are approved

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  • The VVA Veteran: Anatomy Of A SHAD Test
    Taps Locator PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec Project 112 SHAD REPORT Anatomy Of A SHAD Test BY JACK ALDERSON CHAIR Meet the newest member of the 112 SHAD Task Force Jack Barry He was Regular Army a first lieutenant ordered to Dugway Proving Ground Utah in 1959 He later resigned his commission and stayed in the Deseret Test Center DTC Dugway complex until the programs began winding down Jack has extensive knowledge about Army land tests The following narrative of that type of test was provided by Barry The DTC test program was developed during annual planning meetings attended by representatives of each of the uniformed services They were DTC customers Each 112 SHAD test included an officer from the branch of the military that sponsored the test I am providing this information on test operations in which I participated as the test officer Each followed a test plan a safety plan and an operations plan The test officer authored the operations plan and safety plan in consultation with the project safety officer No military units were assigned to the field test groups other than the SHAD group Test support personnel were assigned from DTC and Dugway The needs varied from project to project If certain military specialists were required and if they were not available at DTC or Dugway they were detailed to the test project from their home units drawn from all over the military Specialists included a medical doctor a safety officer water purification specialists drivers mechanics meteorologists decontamination specialists engineers laboratory specialists munitions specialists and mess personnel Civilians also were detailed from their home organizations They included generator specialists from the Army Engineering Center at Fort Belvoir biologists and others On at least one test a winter test personnel lived in the field They had to set up a camp that would house 125 personnel for four months under Arctic conditions This required other support personnel in addition to the personnel who conducted the testing and laboratory activities On some tests though we were housed in motels or on post housing thereby reducing the need for quartermaster support The test team usually consisted of a test director and a test officer who ran the field operations and worked closely with the test director throughout the planning and conducting of each field trial test Projects had an administrative officer an Army lieutenant The safety officer admin officer and test plans officer reported to the test director all others reported to the test officer There was a field foreman who prepared the test sampling grid installed the samplers conducted the sampling and transported samplers to and from the laboratory A technician group handled electronics and a meteorologist provided weather forecasts Military weather

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