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Text of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 776 September 2014 Newsletter

  • Next Meeting September 24, 2014 at the Bettendorf Public Library!

    7:00 P.M. - 1900 hours

    THE SPIRIT OF 776 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 N E W S L E T T E R

    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 7 6

    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 E R .

    Vol. 17 Issue 9

    Officers and Board of Directors!President Greg Paulline! ! 563 650-3055! ! Dir. David Woods! ! 563 326-8723!Vice-President Lyle Peterson! 563 386-1286! ! Dir. Ed Gaudet! ! 563 349-9456!Treasurer Harold Hansen ! 563 505-9674! ! Dir. Bill Matthews! ! 563 355-5618!Secretary John Lavelle! ! 563 355-4213! ! Dir. Harold Hansen!! 563 391-7776!Web Master Roger Granbois! [email protected]! Dir. Larry Witt! ! 563 388-7179

    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 Lemon

    563 359-3201 Chuck Morel 563 569-5512 !Honor Guard

    Jett Bork 563 528-0636 John Lavelle 563 355-4213


    Vettes For Vets

  • Minutes of August Membership Meeting!The meeting was called to order by President Paulline at 1900 hours. Officers present, Vice-president Lyle Peterson, Secretary, John Lavelle, Treasurer Harold Hansen. Four Vietnam veteran guests were present at our meeting, Tom Taylor, Dave Payne, Russ Conner, and Rolf Shave. We learned of some of our members in distress, Clarke Barnes is doing better, as is Denny Grey, Mike Martin and Al Kirk. Bruce Cheek was at the meeting as well as Craig Norris. The minutes were approved as published in the August newsletter. Larry Witt informed the members that we now have a total of 190 members in the chapter. Treasurer Hansen reviewed the chapter finances for the past month. A motion was made by Ed Gaudet to pursue the organization of an Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting by our chapter for the Quad City area, the motion passed. Jim Owens has two nursing home visits scheduled for the next month. Vettes on the River car show is set for September 6 in LeClaire with participation of the honor guard to take place at 10 a.m. The Seabee Spaghetti Dinner on September 13th will begin at 4:00 p.m. and the honor guard will present colors there at 5:00 p.m. POW/MIA shirts will be available at the dinner. There will also be shirts commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam for sale at the Spaghetti dinner at Post 26. The honor guard will present the colors at the West Liberty Race Track on October 4th and also continues to be involved with funerals. POW/MIA flag will be displayed at four Davenport high schools during the week of 9/15 - 9/19. The chapter has purchased these flags for Davenport Schools. The chapter will host the Region 6 VVA Meeting in Clinton IA at the Wild Rose Casino on November 7-8, dance tickets are available for $10, contact person is Ed Gaudet. VVA President John Rowan will be a keynote speaker at the meeting as well as John Margowski, Region 6 Director, and Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, commander First Army, has been invited to speak. Motion made by Ed Gaudet to sponsor a team for the 9-Pin tournament at Miller Time Bowling, the motion passed. Motion made by Ed Gaudet to purchase 144 beer glasses with the chapter logo to sell at a few local bars, the motion passed. As in the past the chapter will provide a lunch for the Quad City Stand Down on September 20th at the QC Expo Center, time to arrive to assist with this event is 10:00 a.m. The Chapter will host a Trivia Night and Costume Party at the American Legion Post 26 in Davenport on October 24th. Contact person for this event is Larry Witt. October 30th is the next Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, there are 15 World War II veterans on this flight and the guardians are Vietnam Veterans. Minutes submitted by John P. Lavelle, chapter secretary.

    DeWitt Area!Veterans Memorial!

    Fish Fry!$10.00!

    October 4th 2014!Time: 4:30 - 7:30!!

    DeWitt American Legion Post 238!7-4 9th Street

    50th Anniversary Vietnam War Spaghetti Dinner by USN Seabees Association!Saturday September 13th!

    Doors Open at 4:00 P.M. Program begins at 5:00 P.M.!Door Prizes, Dancing, and Dinner!!

    Whats not to like.

  • 2667 5th St. Rock island, IL

    Leisure Time Billiards & Sportsbar

    845 Avenue of the Cities!East Moline , IL !

    !Full Kitchen!!

    2 Sportsbars_!!8 Dart Boards & 13 pool Tables

    Thank you...... to Lori Bruning , of Genesis Hospice Care and Wendy Laude, a hospice volunteer for donating the framed picture of the Vietnam Memorial "The Wall" to our Chapter.

    T h e 5 0 t h C o m m e m o r a t i o n Committee will meet October 14th 7;00 pm at the Bettendorf Library.

    Trivia Night

    & Scare Fest Friday

    October 24th

    Hosted by our own

    Larry Witt Get a team


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