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76st Anniversary - 2017


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Empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.


Gerald A. Shonk
Chapter #70, Inc.

(Est. 1958)
our 57th year of service
for those who served

1039 North Paul Drive
Inverness, Florida 34450

This Chapter and the Auxiliary
welcome and appreciate donations.
a 501(c)(4)

The Chapter office is open on Tuesday mornings
9:00 AM to 11:30 PM for claim filing and processing.
Call 352 344-3464
or drop by - have some coffee and chat awhile

Joe Stephens

From The Commander

Pending upload
Sr. Vice Commander
Chuck Spikes

Jr. Vice Commander
Archie Gooding

Joe McClister

Edwin Matos

Dewey Drawdy
Sgt. At Arms
Dewey Drawdy

John Seaman

Ray Micheal
Officer of the Day
Ray Micheal


Ken Bender


Dewey Drandy
Dewey Drawdy


Berry Harvey
Berry Harvey


John McGee
John McGee

Ron O'Keefe

Joe Stephens
Joe Stephens

The order in which these names are place as nothing to do with ranking,
all have the same training

Will be in the Hall on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Evening from 5 PM to 7 PM
Tuesday from 9-noon
Call 352-344-3464 (machine) leave your name and number, we will get back to you
about your appointment - other times maybe arranged.

Receive Those Beneifts You EARNED

"Freedom isn´t Free"
The Price Is Still Being Paid

Meeting of 14 February 2017
Audio (69 minutes)

14:10 hours The Commander called the meeting to order, the opening ceremonies were held, there were

24 members present.

(01:38) The Commander asked the Chaplin, to call the roll of Officers.
Edwin Matos - Adjutant was out
Chuck Spikes was there be became ill and left.
All other were present and/or accounted for.

(02:25) Commander announced we had three visiters one maybe a newbie the other two will be transfers.
David Huntington, who has been with us a few times will transfer over now.

(03:45) The Commander read the minutes of January meeting,
(08:58) A motion to approve the report was made John McGee and seconded by Ken Bender, voted on and approved.
(09:17) The Commander asked for the treasurer report
The treasurer report was given by the treasurer.
A motion to approve the report was made John McGee and seconded by Al Hayes, voted on and approved.
Do to the nature of these reports - Chapter members may ask the Treasurer to see them at the meeting hall.
Under Section 4.6 of the Chapter By-laws "...The Treasurer shall make a report on finances at each meeting and records shall be open to any member in good standing when they request that record(s) in writing through the Executive Committee."

(10:34) The Commander asked Chaplin, to make the illness report.
We have three (3) passings.
Armand H. Marquis - age 85 - Crystal River, FL - January 15, 2017 - U. S. Marine
Donald R. Pearsall, age 91, Homosassa, FL - January 30 2017 - U. S. Navy
Arthur F. Jones, age 75, Beverly Hills, FL, FL - February 2, 2017 - U. S. Army
Two reports of sickness, Chuck Spikes and Richard Floyd, who will under going radiation very soon.
Commander added Ed Matos, who will having his legs worked on this Friday and Berry Harvey, who had a bioiopy done on Monday.
Noted that we are just falling apart as we get older.

(13:06) Commander will forgo obligations at this time do to time.

(13:19) Communications:
Two - 1) DAV Department of Florida News Letter for February 2017.
2) Commander noted that that while not in the newsletter a footnote about last year the Navy dropping the ratings ending in men or man, those title have been restored.
Commander also reported that he filled in the FL Dept of Transportation Grant, seeing that we live in Citrus and would be use to at time to replace the van.
Also going to Moffit or Pepin Heart Institute or Tampa General, but the bus would do what the van can not do, which is to take power wheelchairs or scooters.

Commander again spoke at legth about the bus, the van, and more - hear that section.

(36:44) Ex-committe
Nothing to report - again what we say to each other outside of the Hall will alway return for the group as a whole.

(36:50) Committee Reports:
Commemorative Pin Committee:
John Seamen reports that last month we took in $2,097.00. We still have above 25 pins left
Commander noted that as the webmaster, he will have 'store' on line on the website, selling pins and anything else we may have.

(38:50) Scholarship Committee
John Seaman again, the applications have been send out to the schools, the paper ran an article on it, and we have cpies in the office.
Commander again pointed out that all the monies from the sell of the pins go toward the scholarship fund.
The Scholarship Fund is perhaps the longest running fund we have, followed by the Van Fund, which has been around since 2008.
Commander's spoke that while those elected to run the chapter do so, it is your chapter and your money, we woud like your suggestions and your ideas.

Unfinished (Old) Business:
Cover that under sholarship.

(58:53) Grievance Committee:
Again, we do not have one as no one has any grievances, till now. Commmander talking to much.

(44:00) Election Committee:
Nothing other than a looking for a treasurer.

(44:15) New Business:
Nothing on that

(44:24) A Moment of Silence was held for our departed comrades.

(45:55) Good of the Order:
Commander announced he would like to start a breakfast on Tuesday morning, food will be given by the CCVC and we serve it up, so we are looking for help in doing this.
Also Commander would like to have a veteran who wants to run a restaurant to see him about starting up the Sunsine Cafe at the Clinic.
(50:27) Chuck Kanehl won the 50/50 - $12.00.
(52:30) Another drawing was held, for a 'door prize' - Jim Stants won - "Korea Reborn a Grateful Nation" by Service Productions South Korea

(53:18) Bob Kline made a motion to adjoure, seconded by Ken Bender, approved by all.
Being no other business the Commander led the proper closing ceremony and declared the meeting of the Disabled American Veterans, DAV, Gerald A. Shonk, Chapter 70, Inc., Adjourned.

Our next meeting will be held on March 14, 2017 at 2 pm. - Come at 1 PM so we can feed you

Joe Stephens, Webmaster on behalf of the Adjutant

(time on audio)

Photos for this meeting

"Freedom Isn´t Free"
the price is still being paid