July 12, 2023 AVMS Meeting Minutes

Christopher DiBiaseMeeting Minutes

July 12, 2023 AVMS Meeting Minutes

Call to Order:  John Bastiani, Vice -President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.  Director-At-Large Joe Ward led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Welcome Remarks: New members were welcomed by Vice – President, John Bastiani.

Roll Call / Attendance: Four Directors were present (Rich Greenberg absent).

Officer Reports:

Secretary’s Report: Dave Chervin announced that June’s meeting minutes were approved by the Board electronically and are available on our Website. Minutes are posted on the A.V.M.S. website.

Membership Roster – Dave Chervin reported as of the meeting we have 59 new members for the 2023 calendar year.

Treasurer’s Report: Steve Milbrod reported:

Opening balance: $21,187.95                                                       

Ending Balance: $23,574.02


$100 – Dues
$141 – 50/50 proceeds
$2,000 – Lakewood Ranch Community Activities (Parade Color Guard)
$100 – Donations (Sponsor and Friends)
$403 – Merchandise sales


$320 – band deposit Fall Fiesta
$110.93 – printing costs for corporate sponsor window clings

Guest Speaker – Shawn Betten discussed Veteran’s benefits

Old Business

  • Steve Milbrod reminded everyone that Lip Sync will be held July 29th.
  • Paul Cote discussed Neighbors Helping Neighbors will host a Next Step memory screening event July 26th.
  • JCFS Stand Down – Paul Cote discussed this event to be held September 23rd at Robards Arena. Volunteers are needed and more information is forthcoming.
  • John Bastiani spoke about Zip Sprout a group that pairs corporate sponsors with charities. The law firm Luhrsen Goldberg has pledged a $100 donation.
  • John Bastiani gave an update on the Build to Honor. The Pulte home at Sapphire Point was presented to the family July 12th..

New Business

  • Deb Distefano announced that we will begin the planning for Operation Thanksgiving with an early kickoff. It will be in conjunction with a golf cart parade September 30th.

Refreshments for the meeting were donated by Steve and Ellen Milbrod.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday September 12th at 6:30 pm. (no August meeting).

Motion to close the meeting at 7:30 was made by Joe Ward and seconded by John Bastiani.  

Respectively submitted, Dave Chervin – Secretary