Veterans Council of Duval County Florida

Meetings held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

**Come by and meet with like-minded people!

If you have any questions please contact:

– John Burgess  johnburgess@myveterans.club 

(904) 252-9497

– Rich Possert rpossert@gmail.com

(904) 704-0225

We meet in the building in the rear of the American Legion Post 137 @ 7 PM or 1900 hours for our veterans.  The Address is: 5443 San Juan Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32210

Veterans Memorial Trust Fund (VMTF)Gathering in the Pines (GITP)

About the VCDC

Established September 04, 1985, by Executive order 1985-80

The Veterans Council of Duval County, or VCDC, was chartered to unify the Veteran’s organizations of Duval County, Florida, providing solidarity in communications of the veterans’ viewpoints and a means for disseminating information on the issue before local, state, and national legislative bodies that affect veterans, their families, and surviving spouses.

 

 

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VETERANS COUNCIL DUVAL COUNTY MONTHLY MEETING

Tuesday, Novewmber 17, 2020

American Legion Post 137, 40/8 Building

Theme: “Celebrating Veterans”

CALL TO ORDER – David Trotti, Chairman

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – David Trotti, Chairman

INVOCATION – Pat Archuleta, Chaplain

ROLL CALL OFFICERS

Chairman – David Trotti Chairman@duvalveteranscouncil.org

1st Vice-Chair – Rich Possert Jr. rpossert@gmail.com

2nd Vice-Chair -Rhonda R. Hart-Sparks (Quorum Status) hart-sparks@outlook.com PO Box 43215 Jacksonville, Fl 32203

Secretary – John Burgess secretary@duvalveteranscouncil.org

Treasurer – George Tatlas truckin50@gmail.com

JAG – Vacant

GUEST SPEAKER: None (Meal provided by Mission BBQ)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES | John Burgess (Note: Past Meeting Minutes posted on https://jaxvcdc.org/documents/)

ACCEPTANCE of TREASURER’s REPORT | George “Grumpy” Tatlas

A Motion Approved February 18, 2020 to attach a memo on the Minutes to Read: ”Anyone interested in the treasurer’s reports contacts the Treasurer, George Tatlas at truckin50@gmail.com ” Seconded and approved.

STATE OF THE COUNCIL– David Trotti

REPORTS

  • Steve Spickelmier | Veterans Memorial Trust Fund Update
  • David Mosley and or Steve Spickelmier | Veterans Memorial Wall Update
  • Harrison Conyers | COJ Military Affairs and Veterans Department
  • Rhonda R. Hart-Sparks | Membership Renewal

STANDING BUSINESS

  • Al Richburg and or Steve Spickelmier| Jacksonville National Cemetery
  • David Abramowitz | Veterans Treatment Court
  • Videos presented from Congressman John Rutherford and City Councilman Rory Diamond

OLD BUSINESS 

  • Whether to conduct a VCDC Meeting in December 2020
  • Veterans Resource Center planning

NEW BUSINESS and FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

  • Proposals for VMATF Protocol and Guidelines changes provided to all members/delegates to discuss with their Veterans organizations’ members in preparation for discussion and voting during the December meeting.
  • Surveys for VCDC passed out for polling members/delegates for ways to improve operations and functions within the VCDC. All encouraged to solicit recommendations from their Veterans organizations.
  • Nominations call for Three new 2021 One-year VMATF Grant Committee members to be held during December meeting.

BENEDICTION Pat Archuleta, Chaplain

CLOSING REMARKS and ADJOURNMENT: David Trotti, Chairman

FUTURE PROGRAMS:

December 15, 2020: “A Year to Remember”

BE SAFE OUT THERE and THANK YOU for SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED!

For all Calendared Veteran Events (GOTO) https://theveterancompass.org/

 

Officers

Meet Our Officers

David Trotti
David Trotti

Chairman

Rich Possert Jr.
Rich Possert Jr.

1st-Vice Chairman

Rhonda R. Hart-Sparks
Rhonda R. Hart-Sparks

2nd-Vice Chairman

George G. Tatlas
George G. Tatlas

Treasurer

Robert Williams
Robert Williams

Sergeant at Arms

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Monthly meetings

American Legion 137

Moon Bldg. (Behind Pool)

5443 San Juan Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32210

Third Tuesday of every month @ 7:00 pm (1900 for you military folks)

(See our Calendar)

Sponsors

We will be discussing Sponsorship on our website throughout the year. If interested, please contact John Burgess at johnburgess@myveterans.club