September 12, 2023 AVMS Meeting Minutes

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September 12, 2023 AVMS Meeting Minutes

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

Invocation: Bob Turner

Welcome Remarks: New members were welcomed by Secretary – Dave Chervin.

Roll Call / Attendance: All Five Directors were present

Officer Reports

Secretary’s Report: Dave Chervin announced that July 2023 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 73 new members for the 2023 calendar year. Total membership is 419.

Treasurer’s Report: Steve Milbrod reported:

Opening balance  $25,516.83                                                       

Ending Balance     $23,669.83


$76 – Dues

$1,375 – From Corporate Sponsorship (WAWA $1,000 and Golf Package Raffle $375)

$202 – Lip Sync proceeds


$500 – donation to JFCS Veteran’s Outreach

$1,000 – donation to My Warrior’s Place

Old Business

  • JCFS Stand Down – this event to be held September 23rd at Robard’s Arena. There will be handouts and an Amnesty Court for Homeless Veterans. Volunteers will be needed and more information is forthcoming.

New Business

  • Deb Distefano talked about the planning for Operation Thanksgiving with an early kickoff. It will be in conjunction with a golf cart parade September 30th. The deadline to register for the parade is 9/22. There are currently 21 carts registered. There will be prizes and a 50/50 Raffle.
  • Steve Milbrod discussed the upcoming Fall Fiesta to be held outdoors 10/14.
  • Randy LeGrand was introduced as the new Sergeant at Arms.
  • There will be a Pinning Ceremony at Water’s Edge 11/10.

We will have Color a Guard at these events:

  • A Salute to Veterans at Brittany Point 55+ (community luncheon) 11/10
  • Manatee Community Concert Band 11/11

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