DEKALB COUNTY VETERANS
AUGUST 13, 2007
The meeting started at 7:22 with 21 people in attendance. We introduced Dale
Dopkins and Chuck Stein from Hampshire American Legion Post 680. Also introduced
was Don Regale from American Legion Post 312.
The minutes of the previous meeting were handed out and Gary Keegan made the
motion to approve the minutes as read and this was seconded by Mike Boorsma. The
minutes were approved.
John Davis gave his financial report and we have $1467.57 in the account. There was
some discussion on what to do with the money.
Correspondence, Attorney General Lisa Madigan notified us that Margaret A. Reilly
will be taking over for Al Lynch for the state. Tammy Duckworth notified us that on
September 8th, the Chicago Park District will be having wheel chair games to show
people what veterans are capable of even after being severely wounded. Karen Kahl
from the county told us that we must keep track of all monetary benefits that we give to
veterans and that we must send them a 1099 form at the end of the year.
Superintendents’ report, the county wants us to approve all bills that we pay to prove
that they are true and just. Herb Holderman told us about new software that we can get
that will help us keep track of more information, and is compatible with the VA. This
soft ware costs $2390 and the yearly update is $900, but the original cost also covers a
training program on how to use the software. Paul Kallembach made the motion to buy
the software and this was seconded by Mike Boorsma. The motion passed. The monthly
financial assistance for July was $3732.54. Paul Kallembach made the motion to pay this
and this was seconded by Frank Beierlotzer. The motion passed. After some discussion,
Frank Beierlotzer made the motion to approve the budget for fiscal year 2008 and John
Duback seconded this. The motion passed. Herb also told us that the DeKalb County
VAC received an award for distinguishe