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VAC Executive Meeting - April 14, 2014



Monday April 14th, 2014
VAC Board Room, 128 N Scott St., Joliet, IL 60432


Chairman John Kestel called to order the meeting of the VAC Commission at 6:00PM on April 14th, 2014 in the VAC board room.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  Led by Chairman Kestel.

Chaplain Mlynek led in the opening prayer.

 ROLL CALL:  The following were present:

 Present:  Chairman Kestel, Secretary Picciolo, Treasurer Arellano, Chaplain Mlynek,

Member Baskerville, Member Walden, Superintendent McNichol, Office Manager Northrup

Posts Represented:  A.L. 5 Harwood, A.L. 13 Plainfield, A.L 52, A.L. 392 Peotone, A.L. 935 Manhattan, A.L. 1080 Joliet, A.L. 1200, VFW 367,  VFW 12059, VFW 2199 Stone City, VFW 5788 Lockport,

 Introduction of guest and/or first time attendees: Ralph Mascarro – A.L. 1200

 MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:   March 10th 2014:  Motion to Approve made by Member Walden; Seconded by Secretary Piccolo – Motion Carried.


 1.      Financial Report: Tony Arellano, Treasurer

Patriots Fund: $1515.43                VAC:  $6734.87

Motion to Approve made by Chaplain Mlynek; Seconded by Member Baskerville – Motion Carried.

 2.      Superintendent Report –Superintendent McNichol

 ·         Superintendent McNichol went over the Expense Budget – Explained categories and budget balance, went over past months expenditures, March hit 113.47% of budget YTD at 36.78%; Discussion Followed

·         Superintendent McNichol went over reporting totals, reported veterans’ financial assistance clientele at 96; Discussion Followed

 §  Motion to Approve made by Treasurer Arellano; Seconded by Ralph Moscarro– Motion Carried.


·         VACWC Bylaw Review – Superintendent McNichol asked that a committee be appointed to review current bylaws and suggest any revisions.

§   Committee members: Treasurer Arellano, Chaplain Mlynek and Ralph Moscarro

·         Travel Card for VSO - Superintendent McNichol stressed the need for a card when VSO’s are required to travel for training this will alleviate the use of one’s own personal funds and wait time for reimbursement from the County.

§  Motion to Approve made by Treasurer Arrelano; Seconded by Member Baskerville

·         Joliet Hospice – Superintendent McNichol shared with the group the Joliet Area Community Hospice  plans for a Veterans Memorial Garden


 ·         Review VAC Support Letter – Superintendent McNichol presented letter to be sent to agencies requesting VAC support

·         Stand Down for Homeless Veterans – Chicago May 30th and 31st

§  Discussion of having a Stand Down in Joliet Area.


 Tom Wilczak – 100 White sox tickets for disabled veterans – June 1st 2014

Ralph Moscarro League of Riders - Pizza and fund raiser for veterans at Manteno Vet Home – June 1st

 4th DRAWING 2014 300 CLUB:

  A) $100.00 # 055 M. Scott      B) $50.00 # 179 A.L. Post 1080


 VAC Commission May 12th 2014 at 6:00 PM -128 N. Scott St. Joliet, IL 60432

 Motion to Adjourn VAC meeting Chairman Kestel; Seconded by Member Baskerville.

Executive Closed session as per 5ILCS120/2©(4); Requested by Chairman Kestel.

Chairman John Kestel made a motion to move to closed session as per 5ILCS120/2© (4); Seconded by Member Baskerville.  Motion carried.

 ROLL CALL: Secretary Jack Picciolo conducted a roll call.  The following were present:

 Present:  Chairman Kestel, Secretary Picciolo, Treasurer Arellano, Chaplain Mlynek,

Member Baskerville, Member Walden, Superintendent McNichol, Office Manager Northrup

 Closed session as per 5ILCS120/2©(4);

Motion to Adjourn:  Chairman Kestel; Seconded Member Walden.  Motion Carried



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