Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 776 June 2013 Newsletter

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  • 7/28/2019 Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 776 June 2013 Newsletter


    N E V E R A G A I N W I L L O N E G E N E R A T I O N O F V E T E R A N S A B A N D O N A N O T H

    President Greg Paulline 650-3055 Dir. David Woods 326-8Vice-President Roger Granbois 650-4958 Dir. Ed Gaudet 343-9Treasurer Charles Morel 243-7714 Dir. Lyle Peterson 386-1Secretary John Lavelle 355-4213 Dir. Harold Hansen 391-7Web Master Roger Granbois 650-4958 Dir. Larry Witt 388-7

    THE SPIRIT OF 776J U N E 2 0 1 3 N E W S L E T T E

    V I E T N A M V E T E R A N S O F A M E R I C A C H A P T E R 7

    Service Officers


    Service Coordinators

    Clarke Barnes

    309 944-3674

    Ed Gaudet

    563 343-9456

    David Woods

    563 326-8723

    Ernest Ledjte

    563 785-6182

    Tom Lemon563 359-3201

    Chuck Morel

    563 659-5512

    Honor Guard

    Jett Bork

    563 528-0636

    John Lavelle

    563 355-4213

    Next Meeting June 22, 2013 aBettendorf Public Library

    7:00 P.M. - 1900 hours

    Awards Ni ht for Cha ter 77

  • 7/28/2019 Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 776 June 2013 Newsletter


    May Membership Minutes

    The meeting was called to order at 1900 hours by President Marolf with a pledge of allegiance

    moment of silence observed for POW/MIA and those still serving in harms way for our nation. O

    present Vice-President Granbois, Treasurer Hansen, and Secretary Lavelle. Members went throu

    introduction period as is our practice and guests were introduced. The minutes of the April m

    were accepted as published in the newsletter. Harold Hansen presented information to the chap

    the financial status of the chapter. Larry Witt informed the members that we are currently a

    members. Larry Witt presented three $500 scholarships to Amanda Kindred, Tyler Konrardy, a

    the son of member Chuck Morel. We learned that Craig Norris is on the transplant list and is wo

    half time. The chapter donated $50 in memory of John Hernstrom, who will be buried at the

    Island National Cemetery with full honors by the U.S. Marines. The newly elected officers and bo

    directors were sworn in by Past President Ron Sebastian. The current time for claims to be comp

    in Iowa using the 526 EZ form is now down to 85 days according to ourVSO group. We will add

    Stoudt as a VSO soon. The State Council meeting is June 8th at the Iowa City VA Hospital. The a

    chapter Orange Clover Sale is set for June 21, 22, and 23rd and members are strongly encoura

    participate in this fund raiser. On August 25th the chapter will again host a family picnic for the

    Iowa National Guard and at that time we hope to attract some associate members to the ch

    During the June meeting we will be establishing new committees and seeking committee chairpefor these groups. Art Heyderman is organizing a dinner get together at Pastuers in Moline for Jun

    The next Honor Flight of the Quad Cities will have up to 60 Vietnam Veterans as guardians

    Marine Corps League will host an SOS dinner at American Legion Post 26 on June 29th from 5:3

    7:00. There will also be an auction. Minutes submitted by John Lavelle, chapter secretary.

    New Officers and Board of Directors Sworn in at the May Meet

    Ron Sebastian, a past-president of the chapter gave the oath of office to the nelected President Greg Paulline, Vice-President Roger Granbois, Treasurer C

    Morel, and Secretary John Lavelle. He also swore in the new Board of DirecLarry Witt, Harold Hansen, David Woods, Lyle Peterson, and Ed Gaudet.Marlene Marolf receiveschapter jacket for heservice as President.

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    BIRDIES FOR CHARITY 201Last Call - Bring to Meeting!

    Pledges Now!

    Amanda Kindred accepts the scholarship

    check from Larry Witt. Amanda is the

    grandchild of Lyle Kindred. The chapter

    wishes her success in her college career.


    Angela is the niece of Chuck Morel and s

    accepting the scholarship on behalf of

    Chucks son, Steve Morel. His son has be

    welding class and is in the process of a cchange. The chapter wishes him success

    most recent educational endeavor.

    Tyler Konrardy is the grandson of Rober

    Konrardy and is accepting the scholarsh

    check from scholarship chairman Larry

    The Chapter wishes Tyler continued succ

    in his college career.