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ON YOU COME TO DAUGHTER

[ AGENDA MILITARY AND VETERANS COMMISSION City Hall - Council Chambers 6131 Taylorsville Road February 24, 2021 6:00 P.M. ]

TODAY'S MEETING OF THE MILITARY AND VETERANS COMMISSION IS NOW STARTED.

LET'S HAVE A PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHICH STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

OKAY.

WE'RE NOT HAVING A VACATION, WE'RE NOT HAVING A VACATION.

ALL RIGHT.

YES, FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR INVITING US TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THIS BE TODAY, TO GIVE US OPPORTUNITY, TO PLAN AND LAY OUT THINGS FOR THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE DONE SO MUCH FOR US AND FOR THIS COUNTRY, FATHER, WE PRAY THAT YOU ALSO KEEP YOUR HAND ON THEM.

AS THEY GUARD US FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD.

FATHER, WE PRAY THAT WE WILL GIVE THIS CITY AND THIS NATION, THE THINGS THAT SHOW THAT WE CARE ABOUT VETERANS AND OUR ACTIVE MILITARY INDIVIDUALS, WE PRAY THESE THINGS IN YOUR NAME, FATHER, THE MAN ROLL CALL, MR. BRENNER IS OUT MR. CROW BEAR, MR. GERARD HERE.

MR. GRIDS.

DEAR MR. HALL HERE, MR. , MR. LESLIE HERE, MRS. LEE.

AND THIS IS SOUL IS APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES AND, UH, SOME MEDS.

SO 27 JANUARY.

UM, I HAVE A COMMENT.

UM, MY NAME IS MS. BELL, OR WE NEED TO GET THAT FIXED SO NOTED.

OKAY.

UM, THAT'S NOT THE, I FOUND ON IT.

ANYTHING ELSE? ERIN GO OTHER COMMENTS AND WE'LL SHOW THE MINUTES AS BEING APPROVED AND THOSE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS.

DO WE HAVE ANY COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS TO OLD BUSINESS? UM, THE FIRST THING YOU HAVE ON HERE IS A VETERANS MEMORIAL, BUT AT THE MEMORIAL, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOME THAT I HAD ASKED YOU TO PUT IN, BUT I JUST KINDA MISSED IT, BUT WE'LL START OFF WITH THE VETERANS MEMORIAL.

UM, ROB, DO YOU HAVE ANY UPDATE AT ALL? I KNOW YOU'VE TOLD US, UH, SINCE WE LAST MET CITY COUNCIL HAS APPROVED THE AWARDING OF THE CONTRACT, UH, THAT WE REVIEWED IT AND DISCUSS, UH, AND WE ARE CURRENTLY FINALIZING THE AGREEMENT WITH THAT CONTRACT.

UH, LOOKING CURRENTLY AT, UH, UH, SOME OPTIONS AND SUPPLIERS WERE WE'RE ISSUED, ISSUING BASICALLY A PRIME CONTRACT AND THEN THERE'LL BE SUB CONTRACTS ISSUED THROUGH THAT GENERAL CONTRACTOR.

SO, UH, THE PROCESS IS UNDERWAY AND, UH, THINK SHOULD START GOING, UM, REGARDING WATERING MATERIALS AND, UM, SOME OF THE SITE WORK, UH, AS SOON AS THE WEATHER ALLOWS.

SO, UM, IS, UH, IS OTHER WAY.

OKAY.

UM, RECENT, THANKS, ROB.

UH, RECENT, UH, SOON WE DIDN'T HEAR THE DISCUSSION ABOUT ONE OF THE THING AND I KNOW ROB, WE GET YOU THIS EVERY TIME YOU SPEAK ABOUT BRICK SALE.

YES.

UH, THERE'S SOME PEOPLE CHOMPING AT THE BITS ABOUT BRICK SALES.

YES.

UM, DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO PUSH THAT OUT OR DO WE NEED TO DELAY IT PART, PART OF THAT, OF COURSE, IS AS WE DISCUSSED WAS THE, UH, UH, THE LAYOUT DESIGN OUT OF THAT SUN.

THE NEXT OPTION IS, UH, IDENTIFYING THE ACTUAL SUPPLIER FOR THE MATERIALS.

SO ONCE THAT SUPPLIER IS IDENTIFIED AND THAT'S WHEN WE WILL WORK WITH THAT SUPPLIER FOR ORDER ORDERING MEMORIAL BRICKS AND HAD THE PROGRAM SET UP, THE MECHANICS OF IT ARE BASICALLY STRUCTURED AND READY TO GO.

UH, IT'S LITERALLY JUST WAITING FOR THE ACTUAL SUPPLIER OF THE BRICKS SO THAT WHEN WE TAKE ORDERS, UH, PEOPLE KNOW WHO'S MADE IN FACT IF YOU KNOW, THAT THE ORDER IS PLACED RATHER THAN TAKING PRE-ORDERS AND YOU KNOW, KIND OF IN A GHOST TYPE OF A METHOD.

SO THAT SHOULD, THEY SHOULD BE COMING UP.

YOU'RE A VERY, AS SOON AS WE HAVE ONE OF THE CONTRACT AND THE SUPPLIERS ARE, ARE BEING EDITED.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANKS AGAIN.

UM, THEN THERE WAS DISCUSSION, UM, COUNSEL ON THAT, UH, UH, BERGE HAD SEEN A PURPLE HEART, UH, DISPLAY AT A LOCAL OTHER MEMORIAL, AND SHE WAS ASKING ABOUT, CAN WE DO THAT? THAT ARE MORE,

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AND SO I'M JUST PRETTY AFFORDED THAT TO ASK THE QUESTION.

WHAT DOES THE COUNCIL WITH EIGHT PROD? WHAT DO YOU THINK? UM, ADVICE, UH, ADVICE AND I STARTED TALKING ABOUT IT, BUT I KNOW THAT ONE OF THE PARTS COMMENTS WAS IN ADDITION TO THE COUPLE ORDERS.

THERE'S ALSO A PLACE FOR IT.

I'M GONNA MOVE TO NEXT, BUT JUST DO IT AT THE SAME TIME.

UM, COMMENTS, DID YOU EVER HAVE A, ANY, YES.

UH, IT'S BEEN A WHILE.

I KNOW SINCE MAYBE YOU'VE SEEN THE DESIGN AS YOU RECALLED, THERE'S, THERE'S EIGHT PILLARS UNDER SEVEN.

UH, THERE THERE'S SEVEN SERVICE PHILIPS.

THE EIGHTH PILLAR IS DEDICATED TO, UH, POW MIA.

AND THEN IN THE MADE A MEMORIAL AREA, THERE'S THREE ADDITIONAL PILLARS, THE MAIN, UM, OR A PILLAR, THE ONE THAT WILL DESCRIBE THE COURSE AND THE THIRD, WHICH IS DEDICATED TO, UM, YOU KNOW, PURPLE HEART AND OTHER RECOGNITION AND OR SO, UH, MEMORIAL IS DESIGNED FOR INCLUDING THOSE ELEMENTS AND, UH, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CERTAINLY WANT TO PAY TRIBUTE TO WITHIN.

OKAY.

SO DO WE HAVE A DESIGN FOR THAT PARTICULAR POST? UH, WE HAVE A PURPLE HEART, SO THAT ON A MEDAL OF HONOR, UH, THEY ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON ACTUAL RENDERINGS IS WHAT WE'VE SEEN IS KIND OF THE CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS, BUT THEY'RE WORKING ON THE, YOU KNOW, THE TYPICAL RENDERINGS THAT MAKES IT, THAT YOU SEE WHEN YET ON POSTERS AND SUCH, UH, AND THE TEXTED SCRIPTING, UH, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A COMMITTEE ABOUT YOUR, UH, PRETTY SOON, UH, REGARDING, UH, WHAT TYPE OF INSCRIPTIONS OR ONE, AND ALONG WITH THOSE LOGOS OF THOSE SPECIALIZED, UH, RECOGNITION, UH, POW MIA IS, IS, IS ALREADY DONE AT SAY IMAGE THAT IF YOU RECALL THE DRUGS SETTING, BUT FOR THE PURPLE HEART AND THE OTHER PILLAR THAT WOULD HAVE, UH, ONE COMMENT WAS, UM, UH, THROUGH THE SUBCOMMITTEE WAS PERHAPS A, A QUOTE, UM, YOU KNOW, FROM A PREVIOUS ASSORT, UM, MILITARY LEADER, UM, AND, UH, YOU KNOW, BE, YEAH, WE'LL BE ABLE TO RESEARCH THAT AND HAVE WHATEVER WE WANT TO DESCRIBE.

OKAY.

UM, ONE THING I'LL ADD, UM, THERE IS A RELATIVELY STANDARDIZED, UH, PURPLE HEART MEMORIAL THAT IS USED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, UM, UH, FOR VARIOUS MEMORIALS THAT IS BY NO MEANS INTENDED TO, IT'S A SUGGESTED THAT THE CITY OF THE PLANET MISSION SHOULD STRIVE FOR THAT, BUT THERE IS A VERY GOOD GOLD STANDARD MODEL OUT THERE.

UM, IT'S A VERY LARGE, UH, AP, YOU CAN BE A VERY LARGE, UH, MONUMENT, BUT IT IS MADE OUT OF A, UH, A RED GRANITE THAT WHEN IT'S WET FROM THE RAIN ACTUALLY, UH, KIND OF, UH, YOU FOLKS IMAGE OF WHAT I'VE BEEN SHED, UM, AND IT HAS A, UH, INSCRIPTION AND I WAS JUST, UH, JUST BRIEFLY READ THROUGH IT HERE.

SO, UM, DEDICATED TO THE RECIPIENTS OF THE NATION'S OLDEST MILITARY DECORATION, THE PURPLE HEART.

UM, MY STONE IS RED FOR THE BLOOD.

THEY SHED THE METAL WHITE BEAR IS MY COUNTRY'S WAY TO SHOW THEY CARE.

UH, IF I COULD BE SEEN BY ALL NIGHT TIME, MAYBE PEACE WILL COME IN MY LIFETIME.

SO, UM, IF YOU JUST DO A QUICK SEARCH FOR PERFORMING MEMORIAL, YOU'LL SEE PLENTY OF EXAMPLES LIKE THAT.

UM, AND THERE ARE ALSO A VARIETY OF OTHER TAKEOFFS, UH, FROM THAT, UH, MEMORIAL THAT I DID IN UNION TOWNSHIP, UH, CINCINNATI AREA.

UM, ACTUALLY IT WAS MORE LIKE A TEEN DROP, UM, AS OPPOSED TO THIS KIND OF BIG BLOCKY, UH, FORM.

SO THERE'S, THERE'S PLENTY OF OPTIONS, BUT THERE IS KIND OF A FLOAT, A STANDARDIZED ONE THAT IS USED AROUND ANYONE ELSE.

UM, TAKE THE STANDARDIZED VERSION.

SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT TRAVEL FARTHER AND RECOGNIZE THAT WE'RE ADOPTING THE SAME MODE, UH, KIND OF IMPLIES THAT WE'RE JOINING UP IF YOU WILL, A BETTER CORPORATE IMAGE.

YES.

BUT, AND AGAIN, UH, YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST, IT'S MORE OF A, UH, AN EXAMPLE.

UM, AS I SAID, THE, THE, UH, THE MONUMENT THAT I PAID DOWN IN CINCINNATI, UH, HAS MORE CHAIR JOB.

I THINK I USED SOME OF THE SAME LANGUAGE AND I CAN PULL UP SOME PHOTOS AND SHARE IT WITH YOU.

UH, YEAH.

UM, JUST THAT GENERAL MOTIF.

UM, LIKE I SAID, THERE'S PLENTY OF OPTIONS AROUND, UM, THE SUPPLIER THAT WE USE, UM, IS OUT OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY, UH, FOR THE STONE WORK AND THAT WORK THAT HE DID, HE'S VERY FAMILIAR WITH IT, AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHERS

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AROUND THE COUNTRY, SO IT COULD BE WHATEVER WE WANT.

ALL I'M JUST SIMPLY SAYING IS THERE'S A RELATIVELY STANDARDIZED ONE, FOR EXAMPLE.

UM, LITTLE BIT, UM, UM, ANY COMMENTS YOU GUYS ON ANY COMMENTS? HI, JUST WANTED TO SAY I'M GETTING LIKE FEEDBACK.

SORRY.

I DIDN'T, IT SOUNDED LIKE SHE WAS SPEAKING AT THE SAME TIME.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO.

IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU GUYS.

UM, UM, NOW, UM, I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING NEW TO ADD, UNFORTUNATELY, WITH THIS, FROM THE SCHOOL SIDE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE STILL IN THE SAME SITUATION, UM, AS FAR AS VISITORS COMING OR ANYBODY NEW, UM, ANYTHING TRYING TO PLAN, UM, ANYTIME YOU TRY TO PLAN SOMETHING, SOMETHING GETS CANCELED.

SO NOTHING NEW ON MY END.

OKAY.

UM, ASKING ABOUT, UM, THE, UH, UH, MEMORIAL PURPLE HEART AREA.

DID YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON THAT? NO.

OKAY.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WHAT WE'LL DO IS WE'LL PUT THIS OTHER AGENDA FOR THE SUBCOMMITTEE.

ONCE WE TALK ABOUT A SUBCOMMITTEE A YEAR, PRETTY SOON, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP OF IT.

SO SINCE WE HAD THESE CHANGES COME ABOUT, OKAY, THE NEXT THING UNINTENDED IS THE TOWN HALL, BUT I WANT TO KIND OF DEVIATE JUST A BIT, IF YOU WOULD GIVE ME THAT OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT.

UH, WE HAD BEEN WORKING ON A NEWSLETTER AND, UM, THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT JEFF WAS, WAS ENDING UP AND NOW RAY HAS CONTROL AND, UH, HE HAD DONE SOME THINGS.

HE JUST WANTED TO BRIEFLY GIVE US A QUICK UPDATE ON WHAT HE'S DONE ON THE NEWS THERE.

AND THEN WE CAN MOVE ON.

I MEAN, SO IT'S LIKE, WELL, I QUOTE, VOLUNTEER ON THE QUOTE TO BE GOOD, THOSE LATER EDITOR, BUT YOU ALL RECEIVED A COPY OF IT BEFORE YOU HAVE LOGICAL HOPES.

DID YOU SEE THE COPY OF FOLKS IN THE OUTER REGIONS? YOU DIDN'T SEE IT? NO, YOU DIDN'T SEE EITHER.

OKAY.

WELL, JAMIE SENT IT OUT.

IT JUST, YEAH.

SO YOU MAY OR MAY NOT.

UM, I THINK EMAIL DIDN'T GET AT ARMS, THE ENTIRE COMMITTEE.

I THINK IT MADE AN ABS MOBILE OR WORD, UM, BECAUSE I HAD ACTUALLY REACHED OUT TO BILL, UM, STATING THAT I HAD THAT LIKE, OKAY, OKAY, WELL, I'LL, I'LL WATCH FOR THAT IN THE FUTURE AND MAKE SURE THAT NOBODY'S LEFT OFF AS FAR AS I KNOW.

UM, I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

AND WE'LL, WE'LL CORRECT IT.

OKAY.

YEAH.

IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND TAKE OUT YOUR COPY OF THE NEWSLETTER PER SE.

UH, THE, UH, THERE'S SOME REALLY GOOD POINTS IN THERE.

AND A LOT OF IT FOCUSES ON DISTRIBUTION.

A LOT OF IT FOCUSES ON CONTENT.

SO I MAY GO BACK AND FORTH ON THOSE PARTICULAR SUBJECT AREAS, BUT STARTING OUT FROM THE TOP AS YOU GO UNDER THE, UH, THE BOILER PLATE AT THE TOP WHERE IT SAYS DOWN RAGES, AND IT SAYS, MAYBE VIEWED AT THAT URL, THAT'S WHERE ONE MAJOR POINT OF DISTRIBUTION WILL BE YESTERDAY.

UH, THE NEWSLETTER CALLED DOWNRANGE.

AND I WANT TO REFER TO IT THAT FROM NOW ON DOWN RANGE WILL BE DOABLE.

ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO ANYWHERE, ANYTIME ON THE WEBSITE.

NOW, IF, UH, IF YOU LOOK ON THE OTHER PIECE OF PAPER, IT TALKED ABOUT A DISTRIBUTION LIST.

IT WAS THOUGHT THAT CERTAIN ORGANIZATIONS, WHICH ARE THE ONES ON THE DISTRIBUTION LIST, AND I GOT KIND OF A LITTLE BIT BACKWARDS.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE LAST PAGE OF THE DISTRIBUTION LISTS, IT SHOWS THE ONES THAT WE THINK ARE GOING TO FOR NOW, IF YOU CAN GETTING COPIES OF THE DISTRIBUTION LIST, THAT LIST IS NOWHERE NEAR, AS COMPREHENSIVE AS IT COULD BE.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR COOPERATION FROM ALL THE COMMISSIONERS, UH, TO PROVIDE, UH, INPUT AS TO WHAT WOULD THAT GROUP SHOULD BE.

THAT LET ME STAY VERY ADAMANTLY, THAT I'M NOT GOING TO MAINTAIN A DISTRIBUTION LIST FOR EVERY SINGLE PERSON HAVING SAID THAT, LET'S SAY GERARD'S GROW AND SAYS, MY ORGANIZATION NEEDS TO GET THIS NEWSLETTER.

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SO GERARD'S ARRIVED.

WHAT YOU HAVE TO STATE A PERSON, ED WOULD BE THE SINGLE RECIPIENT FOR THAT AND THE ORGANIZATION.

AND THEN THAT PERSON WOULD HAVE THE OPTION TO SAY, I WILL DISTRIBUTE IT TO MY PEOPLE OR I WON'T, BUT WE WON'T REFUSE TO, TO THE ORGANIZATION PER SE, IF HE REFUSES TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DISTRIBUTION AND WE WON'T BE RESPONSIBLE OR DISTRIBUTION TO HIS PEOPLE.

SO IF YOU SUGGEST AN ORGANIZATION, IF YOU SEE THAT LITTLE RED BOX ON THE LEFT, IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN A COMPREHENSIVE, UH, MASTER DISTRIBUTION LIST, I NEED THOSE ELEMENTS OF INFORMATION.

SO BEING ARMED WITH THAT AND BEING ARMED WITH THE SPEECH ABOUT WE'D LIKE YOU TO DISTRIBUTE YOUR PEOPLE, THAT I WILL SEND IT TO YOU ANYWAY.

SOUND LIKE A PLAN.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO THAT, SO GOING TO THE NEXT PART, UH, THE, UH, SEPARATORS, I HOPE ARE IDENTIFIABLE.

ANYBODY KNOW WHAT THE LITTLE SEPARATORS ARE? OKAY.

LOG JAGGER CHAMPIONS, RIGHT? AS YOU SEE THAT PART OF THE DRAFT DOCUMENT WILL BE, UH, AT THE TIME THAT WE PUBLISH THE NEWSLETTER, WHICH RIGHT NOW WE'RE LOOKING AT THE NEXT NEWSLETTER TO BE ISSUED BY 31 MARCH.

YOU WILL GO TO ROB TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT AND SEE IF WE STEPPED ON ANYTHING BAD OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT IN THERE, AND SEE IF IT'S APPROVED OR NOT.

AFTER THAT, JAMIE DID STICK IT IN THE, UH, THE WEBSITE.

AND I CAN FORWARD IT TO MY DISTRIBUTION LIST, WHICH I WON'T GET BACK HOME.

UM, ANY COMMISSIONER CAN SUBMIT AN ITEM FOR THE NEWSLETTER.

ANY PERSON GETS SUBMITTED ITEM FOR THE NEWSLETTER.

IF THEY THINK IT'S A GOOD THING, WHETHER IT BE ACCEPTED OR NOT, WILL BE A MATTER OF JUDGMENT FOR US.

UH, JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE SMITH ONE DOESN'T MEAN NECESSARILY THAT IT'LL GET PUBLISHED OR NOT.

BUT, UH, I SUSPECT THAT IF YOU FOCUS ON THE TWO MAIN FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMISSION MEETING, BEING A PRESENCE TO INDICATE THE CITY'S CARRY FOR VETERANS AND, UH, PROMOTING AWARENESS OF ALL THINGS IMPORTANT TO VETERANS, THEN WE SHOULD AT LEAST LOOK AT THE ITEMS TO SEE IF THEY ARE OF USE, UH, TO A, THE VEGGIES, MORE AWARE OF ANY AND ALL ISSUES.

UH, EXAMPLE I MIGHT USE THE PPA JUST CAME OUT WITH AN ITEM RECENTLY IN A VBA NEWSLETTER, VIETNAM VETERANS ASSOCIATION, TALKING ABOUT, DO PROGRESSIVE LEGISLATION FOR AGENT ORANGE WHILE THERE'S PROBABLY A WHOLE BUNCH OF BEDROOMS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN THAT IN PARTICULAR.

SO THAT'S WHAT THAT THING IN THE BOTTOM SAYS, DRAFT DOCUMENT FOR CITY OF HERE, PRICE REVIEW.

THEN THE NEXT THING WE WILL GO TO, IF YOU'LL TURN TO THE SECOND PAGE, ISRAEL GO-TO ITEMS, EACH NEW ITEM IS INDICATED BY A DOG TAG.

THE MAJOR CATEGORIES ARE INDICATED BY THOSE SLACKS RIGHT NOW.

SO WHEN WE SAY MORE NEWS, THAT WILL BE VARIOUS QUOTE UNQUOTE ITEMS THAT ARE STILL USED TO GET OUT TO THE VETERANS.

FOR EXAMPLE, UH, MATTER OF FACT, I JUST SPOKE TODAY WITH THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE.

AND, UH, THEY'RE GOING TO SEND US HIS NEWSLETTER, WHICH THEY ARE NOW WORKING ON THEMSELVES, COINCIDENTALLY, AS A NEW NEWSLETTER.

AND THEY'RE, THEY'RE QUITE HAPPY THAT WE'RE DOING THE SAME THING.

SO, UH, THAT ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PRESENTATIONS.

SHOULD WE PICK A SUBJECT WHEREBY IT WOULD BE OF INTEREST TO THE COMMISSION? THEY WOULD BE HAPPY TO COME OUT AND PRESENT.

UH, THE NEXT ONE IS, YOU KNOW, THE, A LITTLE ARTISTIC LICENSE, YOU KNOW, THAT THE SHOTS ARE GOING OUT.

UH, NOW THE NEXT ONE, SAMPLED WEBSITE DESIGNATORS PLUS ANY NEW SITE AND THAT IT'S COMES FROM THE OUTSIDE.

I THINK IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE GET COURTESY CREDITS TO THE WHEREVER, IT GIVES IT TO US, UM, LOOKING FOR, UH, AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENCOURAGE THEIR FURTHER COOPERATION.

IF THEY READ THE NEXT NEWSLETTER AND SAY, OH GOD, I GAVE HIM THAT HE PUT IT IN THERE.

IT'S UH,

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SO IT'S JUST AN IDEA TO KEEP THE KEEP , WE'LL ACCEPT IT EVERY TIME, BUT THE FACT IS WE'LL KEEP GOOD THINGS GOING.

AND THEN IN THE OTHER BACK UP OF THE NEWSLETTER, WE STARTED WITH AN ED.

IT HAD OTHER NEWS, IT JUST HAD WEBSITE, JUST THE LINE.

MEANING IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THAT THIS IS GOLD WITH YOURSELF, THAT'S NOT THE WAY TO DO IT.

YOU SHOULD DESCRIBE WHAT THE WEB SITE URL IT'S GOING TO LEAD TO AND GIVE THEM SOME IDEA.

AND IF, IF ANY, YOU KNOW, IF IT'S A PARTICULARLY NOTICE WE DON'T MAKE, AND THEN I'M ABOUT TO SAY, YOU'VE GOT TO READ THIS BECAUSE OTHERWISE, BOTH AIR, SO FALL OFF, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

RIGHT.

AND NOW WITH A SPECIAL DEFERENCE TO BROTHER, BILL CROMER, HE DOES A THING FOR THE MASONS CALLED DITCH.

YOU KNOW, HE COMES UP WITH THAT QUITE OFTEN AND SAID, DID YOU KNOW WHEN HE COMES UP WITH HISTORICAL LAST BILL? AND HE CAME THROUGH IN FLYING COLORS WITH THIS, DID YOU KNOW, CALL NOW? UH, IT'S, IT'S A LITTLE LONG, BUT, UH, IN THE FUTURE, I SUSPECT I DON'T CARRY A TABLET RIGHT NOW.

YOU GOT A PLAN FOR ARMY NAVY AIR FORCE SUPREME COURT.

RIGHT.

I PLAN ON DOING MEN IN, UH, ORDER OF THEY ARE ACTUAL, OKAY.

THAT'S WHY I STARTED OUT WITH THE ARMY BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WAS FIRST.

OKAY.

SO I BELIEVE THE NAVY SNACKS.

ANYWAY, I THOUGHT THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT JOB.

AND IT'S MATTER OF FACT, UH, YOU WERE GOING TO GET MYSELF I'VE DONE AT CERTAIN TIMES.

I TOLD US REALLY, REALLY INTERESTING.

AND I THINK THAT THE PEOPLE WHO WERE, OR ARE INTERESTED IN MILITARY MYSTERY WORK, PART OF THAT WILL BE INTRIGUED BY THAT PARTICULAR SEARCH.

SO, UM, IT'S A WORK IN DEVELOPMENT.

I THINK THAT WHEN WE GET TO THE FINAL THREE OF THREE REVIEW, WHETHER IT BE BY THE CITY OR BY US, WHEN WE GET CLOSE TO THE END, I'LL TAKE A LOOK.

THEY PROBABLY FINALIZE IT WITH JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER THROUGH THE CONTENT AND THE LIKE, AND THAT'S THE CASE.

AND WE HOPE FOR A SUCCESSFUL PUBLICATION ON THE 31ST OF MARCH.

GOOD.

VERY GOOD.

THANKS, RAY.

FIRST WENT OUT.

THIS WILL BE THE SECOND ONE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

31, MODERATE, UM, NET COMMENTS, QUESTIONS.

THE NEXT TOWN HALL, UH, DANA HAD MENTIONED A WHILE BACK, UM, STARTING A TOWN HALL AND IT KIND OF DISAPPEARED.

SCIENTISTS WANTED TO SEE IT.

THAT'S SOMETHING WE WERE STILL INTERESTED IN AND I KNOW WE'D HAD TO PLAN IT AND GET SOME THINGS TOGETHER BECAUSE WE JUST WANT TO SAY A TOWN HALL.

I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE COME DOWN AND NOT HAVE YOU NEED TO GIVE THEM SO, UM, DANA, UM, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT? UM, THIS HAS BEEN A COUPLE OF YEARS.

UH, WE'VE HAD, HOLD ON A MINUTE.

IS THAT BETTER? I WOULD STILL PICK THOSE BECAUSE WE'RE ON THIS FRAME.

UM, I'M TELLING YEARS AGO, WE WERE LOOKING AT THE FACT THAT THERE'S NO CENTRAL POINT OF CONTACT FOR INFORMATION ON THINGS THAT IMPACT OUR VETERANS, UM, OUR ACTIVE DUTY OR RESERVE OUR MILITARY AND CANDIDLY, THE AREA WE DON'T REALLY ADDRESS.

YOU KNOW, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT MILITARY, WE ALSO HAVE OUR CIVILIANS TO SUPPORT THE, UM, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ARMY, UM, THAT, THAT CAN BE IMPACTED BY MANY OF THE SAME ISSUES AND, AND, UM, CONCERNS THAT OUR TRADITIONAL MILITARY DO, UM, THAT WE COULD EITHER DURING OUR MONTHLY SESSIONS, BRING IN A KEY SPEAKER ON A SPECIFIC TOPIC THAT CAN ELABORATE ON A RESOURCE ON AN ISSUE.

UM, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING LIKE INSULIN PRICES RIGHT NOW ARE A HUGE CONTENT.

OPCON A HUGE TOPIC OF INTEREST, UM, ESPECIALLY WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER.

AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN OR WHAT, UH, YOU KNOW, UM, BUT THE ALTERNATIVE TO DO THAT WOULD BE SINGLE FOCUSED INFORMATION FAIR.

SO NOT SO MUCH A TOWN HALL WHERE IT'S JUST PEOPLE TALKING AT US OR US TALKING AT THEM, BUT SOMEPLACE WHERE THERE IS A, UM, ABILITY TO ASK MULTIPLE QUESTIONS AND HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN THE ROOM TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS, OR IT COULD HAVE THEM A ONSCREEN THAT CASE OF THE COVID SITUATION.

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OKAY.

EXACTLY.

THE BASE HAS BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB OF IT ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AND THEY USE THEIR FACEBOOK LIVE TO GO AHEAD AND GENERATE THE QUESTIONS WHILE WE CAN'T ANSWER RIGHT AWAY.

UM, WE SEND TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY TO BE ABLE TO GIVE US THE RIGHT ANSWER AND THEN WE POST IT LATER.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO WOULD THAT IS SAID, ARE YOU STILL INTERESTED IN IT? CAUSE I THOUGHT MAYBE YOU WERE LOOKING AT LEAD NET.

UH, ARE YOU STILL INTERESTED IN THAT? OKAY.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO CAN YOU, UM, LOOK AT, MAKE IT AN A, I WON'T SAY A FORMAL PROPOSAL, BUT SHOWING A TIME WHERE YOU THINK IT MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR US TO INITIATE THAT TYPE OF THING.

AND WE DID, UM, TALK ABOUT IT FOR THE COUNCIL MEETING AND YOU'LL PREPARE TO LAUNCH IT THAT WORKED FOR YOU.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE'LL, WE'LL GET YOU PUT SOME TOGETHER AND THEN MENTIONED IT TO US AT ANOTHER MEETING MAYBE IN MARCH OR APRIL TIMEFRAME WHENEVER YOU WERE READY TO START THAT PROCESS.

OKAY.

ANY COMMENTS FROM ANYONE ELSE ON THAT? ALL RIGHT.

THANKS, DAVID.

I WE'RE GOING TO MOVE INTO A NEW BUSINESS AND THE NEW BUSINESS IS RIGHT AWAY IS THE FACT THAT WE LOST JEFF.

UM, SO IT CAUSES NEW BUSINESS BECAUSE YOU WAS, IF HE HAD HAD A WHOLE BUNCH OF THINGS AND WITH HIM LEAVING, WE NOW NEED TO FIND A SHEPARD SCORE, THOSE THINGS THAT, UH, HE WAS DOING.

AND HE WAS LEADING A STUDY ON HONOR GUARD THAT HE HAD TALKED TO.

I THINK I HAD THAT EMAIL ON THAT.

SO MAYBE I'LL TAKE THAT AND FOLLOW UP ON IT AND SEE WHERE WE GO WITH IT.

CAUSE THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT I COULD HAVE WAS ADMITTING SOMEONE, UM, WHO HAS A GUARD AND YOU ALL CAN KIND OF HELP EACH OTHER AS NEEDED.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT HE WAS LOOKING AT.

THAT'S YOU ARE ON VIDEO AND INVESTIGATE, FIND OUT NOT HOW SOME FOURS ARE NEXT WEEK, BUT THAT PARTICULARLY, SO I'LL TAKE THE LEAD ON THAT, UH, ON OUR JAR NOW.

UM, HE WAS ALSO LEADING THE VETERANS MEMORIAL STUFF COMMITTEE AND I THINK THERE ARE SEVERAL OF YOU ON THERE.

UM, HE'S RIGHT.

YES, SIR.

OKAY.

LISA, AND, UH, IT'S US THREE.

SO ONE OTHER PERSON AND ONE PERSON TO LEAD IT.

UM, DO WE HAVE ANYONE TO VOLUNTEER? UH, JUST TO BE THE ONE PERSON WOULD BE JUST BECAUSE OF LEADERSHIP LATER.

UM, DO I HAVE A FAULT PERSON? UH, WHAT A SUBCOMMITTEE ACTUALLY DOING.

OKAY.

OKAY.

GOOD, GOOD.

THANKS.

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT, BUT I CAN DO IT.

OKAY.

THANKS AGAIN.

OKAY, SO NOW, YEAH.

HEY, CAN I ASK WHAT HAPPENED TO JEN? UM, HE HAS FAMILY MEDICAL ISSUES THAT DID JUST TAKE SOME, MOST OF HIS TIME.

JUST SAY HE DOESN'T HAVE THE BANDWIDTH ANYMORE TO DO ALL THE THINGS AS YOU GUYS TO DO, ESPECIALLY IT DID NOT BE DISCLOSED EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.

NO, NOT TO ME.

UM, YES, HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW IS ILL AND, UH, THAT HIS WIFE HAS, UH, REACHED OUT TO HIM THAT HE NEEDS TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN HER CARE.

GOT IT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO, UM, SO WE HAVE FOUR PEOPLE NOW AND BEFORE YOU GUYS DIDN'T HAVE A MEETING CAUSE YOU NEED TO AND TALK THE ROCK.

IF YOU PROBABLY NEED TO GET A MEETING GOING AND PRETTY SOON AND FIGURE OUT WHO WANTS TO LEAVE, UM, AND, AND STARTED DOING THINGS.

I KNOW ROB'S JUMPED INTO THIS.

SAWYER WANTS TO MOVE OUT ON THIS.

OH, AND THEN YOU MENTIONED ALSO I WAS VERY PROUD TO ACCEPT $5,000 FROM THE AMERICAN LEGION, UH, MONDAY AT THE COUNCIL, ME TO, UM, A DONATION TO THE MEMORIAL IN HONOR OF, UH, LU.

UH, SO I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD AND $500 IS A NICE PIECE OF CHANGE.

UH, I THOUGHT WE SAID 500, WAS IT 500 SAID, OH, THAT'S A VERY DISARMED, UH, I KNOW IF YOU GET THAT, MADDEN'S START.

THERE'S A LOT OF INTEREST.

AND I KNOW ONCE WE STARTED SEEING, UH, I EXPECTED IT'LL BE MUCH MORE INCLUSIVE.

WE'VE ALREADY BEEN TALKING ABOUT BREAKS.

SO, UM, THAT'S A GOOD THING.

AND I WAS VERY PROUD OF THAT, EXCEPT THAT, BUT NOW THE THING IS WHEN YOU GET TO MEET PITCHERS AND YET YOU CAN SAY ANYTHING ON FAITH, YOU KNOW, I KNOW FROM WORK, UH, MIRROR BELIEFS.

OKAY.

UH, WE MAY MISS SOMETHING HERE, UH, MAKING A LITTLE TO-DO ABOUT THAT.

YOU KNOW, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE AMERICAN LEGION BEING IMPRESSIVE HERE AT ONE CAMERA

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PRESENTING TO YOU.

WE ARE HAPPY TO PRESENT THE CHECK.

SO, YOU KNOW, SOMEBODY WHO WATCHES IT ON OUR RECORDS HERE MIGHT BE QUICKER TO, UH, JOIN THAT PARTICULAR BANDWIDTH.

YEAH.

WELL, IN THE FUTURE, WE'LL, WE'LL, WE'LL MOVE IN APRIL.

UH, THAT, THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME.

AND, UM, WE LEARNED IT WAS PRESENTED, UH, AT COUNCIL MEETING, UH, LIFE AND, UH, THE STREET THAT HAD A PUBLIC MEETING.

SO THE DONATION, THE CITY FROM THE LEGION AND REPRESENTING THE COMMISSION, UH, WE HAD THE CHAIR AND THE MAYOR TO RECEIVE THAT, UH, THAT PUBLIC PRESENTATION.

SO IT, IT WAS DONE ON FACEBOOK.

UH UH, OH, EVEN THIS TIME WE MADE STEPS, THREE WORDS ON OUR PAGE.

WE HAD THAT MILITARY AND VETERANS PAGE TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.

UH, BUT THAT WAS A PROBLEM WITH A MEETING TO DO THAT.

UM, OKAY.

SO THE NEXT THING IS, UH, JEFF WAS LIKE LIAISON.

I CALLED LIAISON, BUT HE DID A LOT OF, AND A FACEBOOK, RIGHT.

THAT WE NEEDED.

I HAD HAD JUST A PATIENT IN OUR ACTIVITIES.

SO YOU HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO STEP OUT AND TALK WITH, UH, THE BASE COMMANDER AND THEN FEEDBACK THAT, UH, PHOTOS, UH, TECH THINGS AND THAT GREAT RESPONSE.

SO WE'RE GONNA NEED SORT OF A LIAISON, UH, TO DO THAT TYPE OF WORK, BUT MOVING INTO THAT AT ALUM, COUPLE OF PEOPLE, BUT WE NEED TO START THINKING ABOUT THAT.

UM, AS WE GET READY TO START PREPARING FOR, UH, UH, MEMORIAL DAY AND, UH, 4TH OF JULY AND VETERAN'S DAY.

SO, UM, JUST NEED TO DO THAT.

I DON'T KNOW IF, UM, HE WAS INTERESTED IN BEING THAT OR, UM, DO YOU WANT TO TABLE IT UNTIL ANOTHER MEETING? CAUSE I CAN DO THAT ALSO.

UH, ACTUALLY, DAVID, I KNOW YOU YOU'RE QUITE FAMILIAR WITH THE BASE AND YOU INTERFACE A LOT WITH LEADERSHIP OUT THERE, SO I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'D BE INTERESTED.

I CAN.

AND ACTUALLY YOU SAID JUST SPRINGBOARD INTO, UM, SOMETHING THAT, AND I TALKED ABOUT HAVING A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A COMPREHENSIVE REFERRAL THAT ALL OF US WOULD ADD SO THAT IF SOMEBODY REACHED OUT AND NEEDED HELP OR NEEDED SOMETHING, WE'D ALL HAVE THE SAME COMMON KNOWLEDGE TO BUILD FROM.

OKAY.

OKAY.

I SEE.

YOU GOT TO TAKE LEAD ON THAT AND UM, OKAY.

SO YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE YOUR LEADING FORCE.

OKAY, GOOD.

THANKS.

THANKS SAM.

RIGHT.

SO THAT TAKES CARE OF THAT.

WE'VE GOT THAT COVERED.

OKAY.

NEXT ON.

THE AGENDA IS, START THINKING ABOUT MORE OF IT.

CAUSE IT'S SOME OF THAT YOU THINK, UM, WE'RE AT, UM, THE LAST FULL WEEK OF FEBRUARY, THE B UH, MAPLE, YOU KNOW IT, AND UM, SO WE NEED TO START THINKING ABOUT IT.

WE DON'T HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING TODAY, BUT WE NEED TO START THINKING ABOUT IT.

MAYBE START THINKING ABOUT A SUBCOMMITTEE FOR THAT, BUT I THINK THEY MAY HAVE, COVID KINDA MESSED UP EVERYTHING, BUT I THOUGHT I MAY HAVE HAD, UM, A SUBCOMMITTEE, BUT THAT WE NEED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT AND THEY GOT A SUBCOMMITTEE FOR, UH, FOR, UH, YOUR HONORS HOLIDAYS AND, UM, HAVING COVERED THAT.

SO JUST THINK ABOUT IT, JUST PUT ANYBODY'S MIND FOR THIS MEETING AND WE CAN DISCUSS IT MORE ON A 24 MARGIN BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, ONCE YOU GET TO 24TH OF MARCH, IT'S ONLY A HOP, SKIP, AND A JUMP TO THE LAST MONDAY IN MAY.

SO, UM, AND WE REALLY WANT TO DO SOMETHING, UH, TO SHOW THAT WE REALLY CARE AND IT REALLY ABOUT BUSINESS AND ABOUT TALK AND THAT'S WHAT WE REALLY WANT TO DO.

SO JUST MADE IT OUT THERE NOW.

AND, UH, I HAD A COMMENT.

YEAH.

I HAD A COMMENT, UH, OR MAYBE A QUESTION ON IT.

UM, I'VE BEEN KIND OF THINKING ABOUT THE COUNTER REPORTER AND ALL HE'S DONE WITH, UH, HELP HIM GET THE EVENT, FRIENDS CARDS OUT.

AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHETHER THE PERSON THAT ARE, UH, THAT WE RECOGNIZE HAS TO LIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY OR IS HE DOING SOMETHING FOR OUR COMMUNITY? YOU MEAN FOR OUR AWARD? YES.

FOR THE, YOU KNOW, FOR THE EVENT FOR AWARD THE BANG BANG MEMORIAL DAY, OR I'M TALKING ABOUT THE NEXT ONE, BUT THE NEXT PRESENTATION WE MAKE, THE NEXT PLAQUES WE MAKE.

RIGHT.

RIGHT.

BUT WHAT YOU PAY MORE SAY FIRST I FINISHED THAT MEMORIAL DAY.

OKAY.

NOT A PROBLEM, BUT MEMORIAL DAY, UM, DON'T BE ON A DEBT OF WHAT NEXT WEEK AND FOR THE NEXT MONTH.

AND WE'LL DO SOME MORE DETAIL IN SESSION.

OKAY.

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UM, WE'RE GOING TO NEED A LITTLE LATE TIME TO GET THE PLAQUES DONE.

SO MY QUESTION WAS FOR THE NEXT PRESENTATION, SINCE WE'VE ALREADY DONE, YOU KNOW, THE ORGANIZATION AND THE VETERAN, AND IT COULD PUT THE BEDROOM BE SOMEBODY LIKE OUR COUNTY OR QUARTER FOR EVERYTHING THAT HE'S DONE FOR MY GUMTREE COUNTY FOR GETTING THE VETERANS CARDS OUT AND WORKING WITH BUSINESSES TO HONOR THAT CAR FOR, YOU KNOW, DISCOUNT.

HE ACTUALLY EVEN SPOKE HERE.

HE DID IT HERE.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE COMPLETE BECAUSE WHAT HE'S DOING IMPACTS THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

UM, AND NOT JUST CUBA, BUT EVERYWHERE.

YEAH.

I, I THINK WE WOULD BE, UH, THIS BE AN OPPORTUNITY IF YOU, WHEN WE FOCUS ON INWARD ON KEYWORD RATHER THAN THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT EVEN PEOPLE FROM THE, UH, MILITARY SERVICE MOVED TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY, WHEN DID THEY, HAVE YOU BEEN TALKING TO, UH, THERE COULD BE SOME PEOPLE IN NARRATIVE WE CAN ALSO LOOK AT.

SO YEAH.

I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT.

DID WE EVER SAY THAT WE CAN JUST NOT LOOK INSIDE? WELL, I DIDN'T KNOW.

THAT'S WHY I ASKED YOU THE QUESTION.

THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

I I'M ASKING OUT.

SO I DON'T THINK WE EVER RESTRICTED IT IN THE FOUR TO FIVE DANCE.

AND THE FACT IS THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU KIND OF GET AHEAD TO OPPORTUNITIES OR WHAT, THE SECOND THING IS YOU PROVIDE SOME, HOPEFULLY WIDESPREAD SOME, ONE MOTIVATION TO PEOPLE THAT , YOU KNOW, PARTICIPATE IN LIKE THAT, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

AND YOU KNOW, IF YOU HAVE THE STORY OF THE PERSON NOMINATED, REFLECTS A, UH, A STORY THAT IS LIKELY TO BE FOLLOWED BY OTHERS.

THAT'S A GOOD THING.

SO I WAS THE ONE OUT OF SEVEN AT THAT TIME, SO YEAH, YOU'RE RIGHT.

DON'T MIND.

UM, WELL I'D LIKE TO NOMINATE HIM.

OKAY.

READY TO FOR THE BEDROOM YOU'RE WRITING UP.

YEAH.

I CAN DO THAT.

OKAY.

I DO NOT THINK THAT IT'S GOTTA BE NOMINATED, RIGHT? YEAH.

OKAY.

I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT AND EVERYBODY IS AGREEABLE.

UM, FIRST OF ALL, DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO DO OUTSIDE, UH, ON WHAT WE CALL IT? UM, RIGHT OUTSIDE RECOGNITION FOR OUR HONORS PROGRAM, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT, UH, ANYBODY THAT TOUCHES OUR COMMUNITY, YOU HAVE A MILITARY OR VETERANS CAPACITATE, UH, BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE AWARD THAT SAID, I WILL SAY, OKAY, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND, UM, THIS HAVE A VOICE VOTE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SAY, AYE, AYE.

I'LL PULL US IN.

HEY, YOU'RE NO NAYS.

I BELIEVE YOU GUYS HAVE IT.

UM, I DON'T THINK WE NEED TO PUT A HARD VOTE BECAUSE OTHER THAN MEMES, SO WE'LL OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, AND THAT'S THE END OF THE POLL UP? LET ME BACK UP TO, TO THE SUBMISSION OF NOMINATION WRITING, LET'S JUST TAKE A SCENARIO LIKE THIS.

SUPPOSE PEOPLE GET SHOT IN THE BACK, SO TO SPEAK, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE, A LOT OF GOOD.

AND SO PAUL SAID AT ONE POINT IN TIME, WE'D GET 10 NOMINATIONS.

DO WE AWARD TO 10 PEOPLE WHO SELECT ONE, SELECT ONE, WE HAVE TO SOMETHING, RIGHT.

SO THAT'S WHY, UH, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE SAY, WELL, YOU KNOW, EVEN GOING FARTHER DIRECTORS, WE HAVE CRITERIA TO DEVELOP CRITERIA IN THE, TO DEVELOP A GROUP THAT SITS DOWN AND ANYWAY, SET CRITERIA THAT PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE IF IT COMES AT POINT .

CAUSE WE ONLY HAVE ONE RIGHT NOW.

SO, UH, WORKED TOGETHER AND GET THAT SET UP.

SO THAT WAS THE END OF THE FORMAL AGENDA.

UM, WELL AROUND ONE 10TH AND THEY ASKED COMMENTS AND WE'LL ADJOURN COMMENTS.

I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING OTHER THAN GREAT TO SEE YOU GUYS.

THANKS.

BE BACK IN THE FOLD IF YOU WILL.

UM, I LIKE THE NEWSLETTER THINGS THAT I DID.

UM, WE TALK ABOUT LIKE THE VETERANS SCOPE GIVEAWAY AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY, BETTER SERVICE COMMISSION.

DID I

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DID VOLUNTEER TO BE A PART OF THAT.

I'M NOT BRAGGING OR ANYTHING.

I'M JUST SAYING THAT THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE COULD PUT IN OUR NEWSLETTER.

THOSE KINDS OF THINGS ALSO, UM, Y'ALL KNOW, I WORK WITH NINE WAIT FOR THIS LINK.

THERE'S THINGS THAT I SEE THINGS AND UNPLUGGING, AND I'M LIKE, COVID AT THE VA, I'M AN INVESTOR GIVEN THE COVID VACCINE TOO.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION THAT WE CAN INCLUDE IT ON A NEWSLETTER, UM, THAT WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO NOT JUST KEEP A HIGH SPOT, THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.

SO AS WE TALK ABOUT NOMINATING AND RECOGNIZING THOSE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MAYBE EVEN OUTSIDE OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, UM, WE'LL BE ABLE TO MAKE AN IMPACT BY PROVIDING THEM WITH INFORMATION, YOU KNOW, LIKE FOR US, UM, AT THE UNITED WAY WE TOUCH NINE COUNTIES, YOU KNOW, I KNOW DANIEL'S WAY DOWN, SOUTH, ALL OVER BUTLER WARREN CLINTON.

SO AS WE GET INFORMATION, YOU KNOW, OUR GOAL IS TO EMPOWER VETERANS SO THAT THEY CAN GET THE HELP THAT THEY NEED THEIR FAMILIES.

AND OF COURSE OUR ACTIVE MEMBERS AS WELL.

SO THAT'S REALLY ALL I HAD TO SAY.

YOU KNOW, LIKE I SAID, IT JUST MEANT GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK AND BE OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE.

UM, I DON'T HAVE A WHOLE LOT, I WILL GO, UH, WHAT, UH, HOUSTON SAID.

UH, YEAH.

UM, I MEAN, WE'RE, WE'RE KIND OF IN THAT KIND OF TY COUNTY AREA.

I MEAN, WE'RE JUST A HOP, SKIP AND A JUMP FROM MIAMI FROM, UM, SO, UM, YEAH, THERE WILL BE A LOT OF OVERLAP AND I THINK, UM, THAT'S, WHAT'S KIND OF BEEN ALREADY POINTED OUT WHAT KIND OF S YOU KNOW, KIND OF, OR STANDARDS SOMETHING.

WE'RE KIND OF STILL FEELING OUR WAY THROUGH THAT.

AND I THINK THAT'S FINE.

UM, CAUSE YOU KNOW, AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT'S A SUBJECTIVE THING, BUT I MEAN, IT'S KIND OF HARD TO NOT BE ABLE TO USE SOME COMMON SENSE AND RECOGNIZE WHEN SOMEONE HAS HAD A GREAT IMPACT.

AND IT'S MORE ABOUT ACKNOWLEDGING THAT IN THANKING THEM FOR IT RATHER THAN SOMEONE SEEING THE GLORY.

SO I HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE THAT WE, AS A BODY WILL BE ABLE TO, UH, YOU KNOW, PUT FORTH SOME, SOME, SOME COMMON SENSE STANDARDS THAT, UH, WE CAN, UH, HOPEFULLY IF WE FIND OURSELVES IN THE POSITION WHERE WE HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE BETWEEN MULTIPLE MISSIONS THAT I THINK WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET THE, I THINK THAT'S ALL I GOT RIGHT NOW.

YEAH.

I GOT MY SECOND SHOT TODAY.

SO I GUESS THAT THEY JUST MAKE, IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK WITH EVERYBODY.

YEAH, IT IS.

OH, RIGHT.

JUST TO REVERT TO WHAT I MEAN, BUT AS FAR AS THE COMMON SENSE, I IS CONCERNED, YOU KNOW, WITH WIDESPREAD AREAS, PEOPLE WILL BEGIN TO WONDER ABOUT WHAT KIND OF GEOGRAPHICAL CONSTRAINTS , BUT I THINK THE WAY THE NOMINATION WAS MADE, UH, DOES IT TOUCH ON OUR COMMUNITY, THE WORDS YOU USE? I THINK THAT THAT SOLVES THAT IMMEDIATELY LIFTS ON TIM BLOCK TO WHAT HE'S SAYING.

HE HAS A REALLY GOOD IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY AND HE'S THE CANDIDATE.

UH, YEAH.

I GOTTA RECOMMEND SITTING THERE FIRST CLASS, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING ABOUT HIM, I THINK LIKE THE VA HOSPITAL AND THAT I RECEIVED MY TWO SHOTS OUT THERE AND I GOT IT.

AND THAT'S PRETTY MUCH THANKS TO THE PEOPLE RUNNING THE VA HOSPITAL.

I MEAN, HE IS, IT WAS, IT WAS AMAZING TO WATCH THERE AND THEN GET THE FIRST SHOT.

AND THEN 29 DAYS LATER GET THE SECOND SHOT.

AND THE VOLUNTEERS NEVER HELMET SINCE THE NURSES THAT ACTUALLY SITTING THE NEEDLE IN YOUR ARM, THAT'S THE, UH, THE VOLUNTEERS OVER MAKING SURE YOU GET THE PROPER LINE.

THEN AFTER YOU GOT THE SHOT, THEY MADE SURE YOU SAT DOWN FOR 15 MINUTES CAUSE THEY MADE SURE YOU DIDN'T LEAVE 14 MINUTES, 15 MINUTES, ONE SECOND.

I WAS THERE THAT LADY I'M SURE THAT AT SOME POINT ATTENDED THE D V MAYBE SOMEONE WE WANT TO LOOK AT, BUT NOMINATION AND MOVE FORWARD WAS AN AIR FORCE KARMA.

OKAY.

OKAY, GOOD, GOOD.

I, UM,

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SPEAK, OH, ACTUALLY IT'S A BIG QUESTION FOR THE BEEP OUTSIDE OF THE SCREEN, BUT UM, PEOPLE ASK ME ABOUT THE EA DISTRIBUTE THE SHOTS SPECIFICALLY THAT THERE'S AN OPEN HALL ON SATURDAY MORNING, WHERE AS LONG AS YOU ARE AT THAT TREND, YOU CAN, UM, AND FIRST COME FIRST FOR THE BACKSEAT ON SATURDAY MORNINGS.

YAY.

UM, THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD ABLE TO CLARIFY WHETHER THAT MEANT SOMETHING IN BETWEEN GUYS, ANYBODY KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT? I DO.

I, I WENT FOR ONE OF THOSE WALK-INS AND THAT'S ALL I GOT MY FIRST ONE, BUT WHEN SHE SCHEDULED MY SECOND ONE, I SAID, OH, I BETTER BE HERE EARLIEST.

WELL, YOU SAID WE WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE LIES STICKING TO APPOINTMENT SOLELY, BUT THAT'S ONLY HEARSAY.

THAT'S WHAT ONE GUY TOLD ME.

WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT YES, YOU CAN GO GET INTO THE WALK IN.

UM, THEY ARE ADVERTISING IT FOR WHATEVER SPECIFIC GROUP THEY ARE WANTING TO DO.

SO I THINK IT WAS ADVERTISED FOR 60 AND OLDER, UH, FOR THIS COMING WEEKEND.

HOWEVER, YOU CAN STILL GO IN AND YOU GET YOUR NUMBER, WAIT LINE, AND YOU CAN'T GET IT.

YOU'RE RESPECTIVE OF YOUR AGE BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I DID.

UM, TWO WEEKS AGO, UM, I SHOWED UP FOR THE FIRST KIND OF WALKING THEY DID.

AND, UM, IT TOOK ME ABOUT TWO HOURS CAUSE THEY WERE SMOKING OR TRYING TO GET DRINKS FIGURED OUT.

UH, BUT YEAH, IT TOOK ABOUT TWO HOURS FROM THE TIME I GOT THERE UNTIL YOU GOT BOTH YOUR SHOTS.

I'VE GOT IT.

THE FIRST LINE I'M SCHEDULED FOR MY SECOND ONE IN ABOUT TWO MORE WEEKS.

OKAY.

AND AN APP ARE ASSETS INCLUDED IN THAT.

THAT WAS THE SAME QUESTION I HAD.

OH, SPOUSES, YOU SAID, YOU SAID SPOUSES.

YEAH.

I, I DON'T KNOW.

HE SEEMED TO ANSWER MORE DEFINITIVELY THAN I CAN.

ANECDOTALLY.

I'VE HEARD THAT CAREGIVERS, NOT SPOUSES VAPING, CAREGIVER COULD, UH, ALSO GET THE SHOT.

SO IF, FOR EXAMPLE, THERE WAS AN ELDERLY EVENT THAT WAS MAYBE, UH, AMBULATORY, BUT IN A WHEELCHAIR AND THEIR SPOUSE SLASH CAREGIVER BROUGHT THEM THERE, UH, THAT, THAT SHOT WOULD BE OFFERED TO, TO THEM.

UM, BUT I CAN'T, I CAN NOT GIVE THAT AS AN AUTHORITATIVE ANSWER.

SO THEY DID WELL, WE HAD POINT.

OKAY.

UH, DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS? YOU GOOD? ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

SO NO MORE COMMENTS YOU GUYS ARE GOOD.

OKAY.

SO AT THAT POINT I GOT A MOTION TO ADJOURN.

I'LL MAKE THAT MOTION.

YOU HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND MOTION.

AND A SECOND, THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

I WOULD SAY THAT CARDINAL WILL BE PROUD OF IT.

YOU'RE ONLY 45 MINUTES.

BETTER THAN THAT.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.