DOWN STATE CHAPTER


                                   

                               Minutes September 27, 2017


The SEP 27,2017 meeting was called to order by VP/Chairman William Vorlicek at 6:45 PM.

The Pledge to the Flag was led by Fred Schlagel, Vice Chair adding a moment of silence for our fallen fellow soldiers and POWs. Fr. Kane offered the Invocation.

A motion was made by Frank Riggio and seconded by Fred Schlagel to accept the Secretaries Minutes of the June meeting as published. Hank Zalak gave the Treasurer’s Report indicating we had a balance of $4,983.50 and w/ $70.00 received for sale of shirts the period 2/15 to 6/28/17. Sunshine – George De Simone reported that Col Gene Goldner,106 Bn, Passed away, Anselmo Gadraj, Bob Pattwell, & Pete Volberg Were reported as ill and get well cards sent.

Bill reported on Aug 12th, 2017 (Saturday) 100th Anniversary of the 42d Inf Rainbow Div and the celebration in Garden City at the Rainbow WWI Monument at 12 noon. It was very well attended by our members as well as members from Hudson Valley. The residents of Garden City were very well represented also, as was the Active 42d Div incl the Band and Div Members.

Bob Anderson, Secretary then declared the incumbents who ran for the Association President-Pat Alesia, Vice President- Frank Ombres elected by “acclamation” per Robert’s Rules since they ran unopposed.

Pat then reported on the RDMF Meeting and Awards Dinner, Sep 9 in Troy-

Bill the reminded everyone about the annual meeting/luncheon at Verdi’s Whitestone on Sat, Nov 18th at Noon. We all need to support it. Steve has flyers at the sign in table if you need one.

Sam Mantilla announced a DAV meeting on Oct 4th, at DAV 120-55 Queens Blvd, Rm 215 6:30PM to,10PM bring your wife, very important info for family in case of death of the veteran in the household and what to do so you are able to get what death benefits you may be entitled to and how to make sure you get them.

Our two members who had their turn to updated us what they have been doing since leaving the 42d were John Gundy and Fr Kane.

Bill presented Joseph Borelli with his Life Member pin, as he became a life member tonight.

Joe Del Duca then gave a sort presentation of the Stiller Foundation who sponsor the building of homes for multiple amputee GIs and other charitable works to first responders, Police, and Fire and /or their families by sponsoring various events to raise monies for the Foundation such as Golf outings, Marathon type runs, Dinners, etc. The Association then presented him with a $250.00 check. He presented the Association with a plaque thanking us for last years donation. Joe reminded us of the Golf outing Nov 10.

Benediction – Fr Kane 8:45, followed by dessert and coffee. Reminder- If you would like to announce or present information to the group please let the Secretary know before the meeting so we can include you in the Agenda.


Next Meeting Dates - November 8. Wednesday, here at Umbertos 6 PM 


Respectfully Submitted - R. Anderson, Secy


OFFICERS

 

CHAIRPERSON            William Vorlicek
VICE CHAIRPERSON   Fred Schlagel
TREASURER                Henry Zalak
SECRETARY                Robert Anderson
 
 
                         
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                                21 March 2018
                                18 June 2018
                                19 September 2018
                                  7 November 2018


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