DEKALB COUNTY VETERANS
JANUARY 8, 2007
President Rich Joslin called the meeting to order at 7:00. There were 10 people in
The minutes from the December meeting were read. Steve Walz made the motion to
accept the minutes as read and this was seconded by John Davis. The motion passed
Gene Bradford gave the finance report, and there was no activity in the account, so the
balance remains at 1752.57. We received a check from Vet Care from last year in the
amount of $25 for dues. Frank Beierlotzer seconded the report. The report passed
Superintendent Herb Holderman announced that we were budgeted $25,000 for
assistance payments but we only spent $11814.25. This year we are budgeted $40,000.
Direct assistance, so far claims assistance adjudication takes approximately 13
months. Mike Boorsma seconded Herb’s report. The report was accepted unanimously.
It was discussed that we need to send several people to Springfield to the freedom of
information act meeting to make sure that we are running our meetings legally. It was
decided that Herb Holderman, Rich Joslin, and Linda Drake would go to the meeting
with Mike Boorsma as an alternate. Frank Beierlotzer made the motion and this was
seconded by Steve Walz. The motion passed unanimously.
The DCVAC Handbook was discussed and Mike Boorsma made the motion to accept
the handbook as is. This was seconded by Steve Walz. The motion passed
New business, when an active duty soldier has a problem while on leave such as an
illness or an accident, who do we contact at their duty station to inform them of the
situation. This has proven to be very difficult at times. It was decided to try to go thru
Tammy Duckworth or maybe a representative.
Our dues from member organizations was discussed. Do the organizations need to
keep paying dues as we are funded by the County? If we keep the dues structure as i