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ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO.

THERE'S THE GAVEL.

[ AGENDA MILITARY AND VETERANS COMMISSION City Hall - Council Chambers 6131 Taylorsville Road July 22, 2020 6:00 P.M. ]

WE'LL CALL THIS, UH, THIS MEETING OF THE HUBER HEIGHTS, MILITARY AND VETERANS COMMISSION MEETING OF JULY TO ORDER.

AND I BELIEVE IS THAT SOMEONE JOINING IN, I BELIEVE THEN FIRST ON THE AGENDA WOULD BE OF COURSE THE WAIT IT'S INVOCATION OR PLAY.

GOT IT.

SO, GENTLEMEN, IF WE WILL, UH, I KNOW THIS IS A LITTLE SQUIRLY CAUSE A LITTLE TOUGH ON THE VIDEO.

SO IT'LL, UH, IT'LL SOUND LIKE WE'RE ALL JUST KIND OF ECHOING EACH OTHER, BUT WE'LL GO AHEAD AND, AND, UH, AND DO THEIR PLEDGE.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

THANK YOU.

AND THEN OUR INVOCATION, IF YOU JUST JOIN ME IN PRAYER, HEAVENLY FATHER, WE JUST PAUSE RIGHT NOW IN FIRST OFF, WE WORSHIP YOU AND WE THANK YOU FOR THE TIME TO BECOME TOGETHER.

WE THANK YOU FOR OUR NATION.

WE THANK YOU THAT WE'RE, WE'RE A NATION OF A FREE INDIVIDUALS UNDER YOU CARE.

LORD, WE ASK YOU TO BE WITH US TODAY.

AS WE BRING UP THE COMMISSION BUSINESS, HELP US TO LOOK AND SEE HOW WE CAN BETTER HELP OUR VETERANS AND OUR TOTAL FORCE MEMBERS HELP US TO HAVE THIRD GUIDANCE, HAVE YOUR WISDOM ON THE BEST THAT WE CAN DO.

WE THANK YOU.

WE PRAISE YOU AND LIFT UP ALL THESE THINGS IN YOUR SON'S HOLY NAME.

AMEN.

ALRIGHT, GOT IT.

WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE FIVE OUT OF US GOT HYDRATED BEFORE WE GOT STARTED AND STILL PAVLOVIAN REFLEX.

WELL, IT'S HOT AS IT'S BEEN.

OH MY GOODNESS.

THAT'S DANA.

BEFORE WE GET OFF TODAY, I WAS GOING TO SHARE SOMETHING THAT IS FOR FUTURE THOUGHT OF SOME WAY TO ADDRESS AN ISSUE HERE IN THE COMMUNITY.

UM, SO JUST WANTED TO GET THAT KIND OF OUT THERE.

I THINK DANA, WE HAVE WE'LL HAVE TIME RIGHT AT THE END OF THE MEETING THAT WE, UH, WE HAVE OPEN.

SO CERTAINLY CAN HOW'S EVERYBODY DOING OTHERWISE, THIS FROG HERE DOING WELL.

I KNOW SOMEBODY EITHER BILL OR RAY ASKED ME IF YOU KNOW, BILL, I THINK YOU DID, OR NOW MAYBE ASK IF I WERE IN OUR ABODE.

YES.

WE'RE MOVING IN.

WE'VE GOT OUR NEW FLOORS INSTALLED.

ALL THE BOXES ARE UNPACKED.

PICTURES ARE UP ON THE WALL.

IT'S A, IT FEELS LIKE HOME NOW.

SO I'M JUST PICTURING A FUTURE MEETING WHERE ONE OF YOUR GRANDKIDS IS ON THE BALCONY BEHIND YOUR HEAD MAKING FACES.

I'M JUST SAYING PROBABLY TRUE.

DANA.

I COULD SEE THAT HAPPENING.

ALRIGHT.

UH, I THINK WE ARE, UH, BACK ON AND COMPLETE, SO, UH, I CAN START WITH THE ROLE AND THEN WE CAN JUMP INTO THE AGENDA.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

UH, MR. BRENNER, MR. CROMER, MR. GERARD, MR. GRIGGS HERE, MR. HOFF HERE, MRS. PV, MRS. SOLOMON AND MR. JOHNSON.

YO WE'RE.

OKAY.

UH, THE NEXT ITEM WOULD BE THE, UM, UH, THE, UH, COMMISSION OFFICERS.

UM, AND THERE ARE TWO, TWO SUB ITEMS TO THAT.

ONE WOULD BE, UH, MR. UH, MR. JOHNSON DUE TO HIS RELOCATION, UH, WE'LL SWITCH AND CONVERGE TO AN EX OFFICIO MEMBER.

SO WE WOULD, UM, ASK FOR A, A MOTION TO, UM, UH, POINT IN EXCEPT MR. JOHNSON NOW AS A, UH,

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EX-OFFICIO MEMBER.

AND FROM THERE, WE WILL NEED TO, UH, IDENTIFY, NOMINATE AND VOTE IN A, UM, A NEW CHAIR.

I'LL MAKE THAT MOTION THAT WE MAKE HIM A MEMBER.

THANK YOU, MR. CROW, MR. CROMER, A MOTION WHO WAS SECOND I'LL SECOND.

ALL RIGHT, MR. GERARD SECOND.

UH, I'LL UH, CALL THE ROLE.

UM, MR. CROMER.

GOOD.

MR. GERARD.

YES.

MR. GRIGS.

YES.

MR. HOFF.

YES.

MRS. .

YES.

MRS. SOLOMON.

YEAH.

ALRIGHT.

AND THE NEXT WOULD BE TO IDENTIFY A CHAIR OF THE COMMISSION.

WE CURRENTLY HAVE THE VICE CHAIR, MR. GRIGGS.

UM, ONE OPTION WOULD BE OF COURSE, TO HAVE HIM ASSUME THAT ROLE AND THEN ELECT A, UH, A NEW VICE CHAIR QUESTION.

BEFORE WE START.

CAN I ASK A QUESTION? YES, SIR.

MR. GREG'S ARE YOU READY TO TAKE OVER AS CHAIR? YEAH, I AM.

THANK YOU.

I'M READY WHEN YOU, WHEN YOU'RE READY TO HEAR.

OKAY.

THEN, THEN WHAT WE CAN DO IS IN THE ABSENCE OF THE CHAIR, THE VICE CHAIR FILLS THE ROLE, AND THEN WE WOULD TAKE A NOMINATION FOR FILLING THE VICE CHAIR AND, UM, MAKE THAT NOMINATION AND VOTE THEN.

AND MR. GRIGGS WOULD STAND AS THE CHAIR.

OKAY.

ANY VOLUNTEERS? I GOT TO RECUSE MYSELF BECAUSE I HAVE A CONFLICT.

OH, SORRY.

ALL RIGHT, BILL.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? I SUPPOSE I COULD DO IT.

THERE YOU GO.

MOTION THAT BILL CROMER BE APPOINTED AS OUR SECOND.

OKAY.

MOTION AND SECONDED.

AND THE CALL OF THE ROLE MR. CROMER.

OKAY.

THERE'S A DRAWER.

YES.

MR. GRIGGS.

YES.

MR. HOFF.

YES.

MRS. FLAVI.

YES.

MRS. SOLOMON? YES.

OKAY.

VERY GOOD.

SO A NEW CHAIR, MR. GRIGGS AND VICE CHAIR, MR. CROMER.

OKAY.

AND, UH, THE NEXT ITEM WOULD BE A CONSIDERATION OF THE SWEARING IN AND ADOPTION OF OUR TWO NEW MEMBERS.

UH, AND, UH, WE COULD START BY HAVING THEM, UH, FIRST, UH, PERHAPS INTRODUCE THEMSELVES AND WE HAVE IDENTIFIED THAT THE OATH OF OFFICE CAN BE CONDUCTED HERE.

UH, AND THEN WE CAN, UH, GET INTO THE REST OF THE, UM, UH, BUSINESS OF THE MEETING.

UM, AND I WOULD ASK, DO BOTH OF THE NEW MEMBERS HAVE A COPY OF THAT OATH THAT THEY COULD READ FROM AND TAKE THAT WAS EMAILED, IF NOT VERY GOOD.

I SEE.

UH, MR. LESLIE, HAS IT MR. HIS VAN, DID YOU GET A COPY OF THAT? YES.

VERY GOOD.

OKAY.

UM, WELL, MR. LASTLY, IF I PRONOUNCED THAT CORRECTLY, UM, WOULD YOU JUST LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND THEN WE CAN COMMENCE WITH THE OATH? YES.

MY NAME IS KESA.

AND LASTLY, FIRST OF ALL, I'D LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO ALLOW ME TO SERVE ON A HIGH RISE, MILITARY AND VETERANS COMMISSION, UH, HAVE A FAMILY OF SIX CHILDREN, AND I HAVE GRANDCHILDREN.

I'M 50 YEARS OLD.

I RETIRE FROM ACTIVE DUTY ON AN ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SIDE IN 2018, ALSO SERVED ACTIVE DUTY OR SIX YEARS, UH, W 82ND AIRBORNE WENT TO GERMANY.

AND THEN FORT LEWIS, WASHINGTON GOT OUT OF THE MILITARY, JOINED THE GUARD PART TIME AS AN DAY AS THEY LIKE TO SAY.

AND THEN I WENT TO SPRINGFIELD, COLUMBUS, WORKED AT RICK AND BAKKER AT THE RTI, AND THEN WE STARTED AT WARRANT OFFICER SCHOOL.

AND THEN I BECAME A WARRANT OFFICER AS A PROPERTY BOOK OFFICER, AND I WAS IN LOGISTICS.

AND THEN I RETIRED AS A CW THREE FROM THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, UM, DISABLED VETERAN, I'M CURRENTLY WORKING AT UNITED WAY WITH THEIR BEST LINK PROGRAM, TRYING TO MAKE AN IMPACT HELPING VETERANS THERE.

AND LIKE I SAID, I'M THANKFUL FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO TRY TO HELP MORE VETERANS.

I'M ALSO ON THE MIGRATOR MIAMI VALLEY COMMUNITY AND THE VOICES FOR BEST COMMITTEE THAT, UH, THAT BRANDON MCLEAN

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STARTED OR MONTGOMERY COUNTY SPECIFIC.

OTHER THAN THAT THAT'S ENOUGH ABOUT ME.

CAUSE I COULD TALK FOR DAYS, YOU KNOW, HOW I WAS IN THE ARMY ARMY SOLDIERS ARE SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU ON.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

AND, UH, MR. LESLIE, IF WE WANT TO GO AHEAD AND, AND DO THE, OH, SINCE YOU HAVE THAT THERE, UM, WE COULD ASK YOU TO, UH, UH, RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND AND READ THE PARAGRAPH UNDER OATH OF OFFICE ON THAT FORM, SIR.

OKAY.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE TOP PART.

UH, NO, JUST OFFICE FROM THERE ON ALRIGHT.

CAUSE I WAS GOING TO SAY, I HAVEN'T READ THE WHOLE BOOK.

I JUST GOT IT IN THE MAIL LIKE A FEW DAYS.

NO PROBLEM.

NO PROBLEM.

ALL RIGHT.

I KEEP SAYING, LASTLY, PLEASE DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR OR AFFIRM TO SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF OHIO, THE CHARTER AND ALL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY AND THAT I WILL THANKFULLY HONESTLY, AND IMPARTIALLY DISCHARGE THE DUTIES OF MY OFFICE WITH THE BEST OF MY ABILITIES.

SO HELP ME GOD.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

WELCOME ABOARD.

UH, MR. VAN, YOU GUYS DO A GREAT JOB AND I HONORED TO BE WORKING WITH YOU MASTER SERGEANT AND 23 YEARS IN THE AIR FORCE.

I SPENT MY LAST 11 YEARS AT WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE AND UH, 11 YEARS.

MOST THE TIME I WAS WORKING IN NIGHT SHIFT IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM, I ENJOYED IT AND I RETIRED IN 1990S AND THEN I WORKED FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER FOR 11 YEARS.

AND THEN AFTER THOSE 11 YEARS, I WORKED AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHILDREN'S SERVICES FOR SIX YEARS AND THAT JOB WAS DRIVING ME NUTS AND I COULD NOT DEAL WITH GOOFY PARENTS.

AND I MUST APOLOGIZE BECAUSE MY, MY BRAIN IS STILL IN THE 19TH CENTURY.

SO I HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT THIS TELEVISION PART YET.

MAYBE BY NEXT MONTH, MAYBE, MAYBE BY NEXT SUMMER, MY WIFE WILL FIGURE IT OUT FOR ME.

THAT'S ABOUT ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT MYSELF.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IF YOU, UH, ALSO WOULD, UM, GO AHEAD AND RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND AND, AND, UH, READ OFF AND TAKE THE OATH ON YOUR CUE.

YES MA'AM HI TOM.

HIS FAN, THEY SAW ME SWEAR OR AFFIRM TO SUPPORT THE CONSTIPATION.

I'LL BE AN ASS STATE, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF OHIO, THE CHARTER AND ALL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY.

HAVE YOU EVER HIKED? I WILL FAITHFULLY HONESTLY, AND IMPARTIALLY DISCHARGE THE DUTIES OF MY OFFICE TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITIES.

SO HELP ME GOD.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU, SIR.

MR. CHAIR, TURNING OVER TO YOU.

UH, THE FIRST ITEM WOULD BE A PROPOSITION TO SHIFT MONTHLY MEETINGS, UH, TO EVERY OTHER MONTH, UH, AND LESS SAY A NEED TO CALL A MEETING IN THE INTERIM.

UM, THAT'S BEEN, UH, OKAY.

THAT'S A PROPOSAL, UH, FOR US TO CONSIDER.

UM, YEAH.

UM, I THINK IN LIGHT OF THIS COVID, UH, ERA THAT WE'RE LIVING IN AND, UM, THIS IS PROBABLY A PROVEN THING TO DO TO LOOK AT, UH, EVERY OTHER MONTH TYPE, UH, MEETINGS AND HAVE MEETINGS AS, AS, AS WE, UH, AS NECESSARY CALL THEM AS TO SYRIA, UH, UNTIL, YOU KNOW, 21 TO GET US OUT OF, OUT OF THIS, THIS ERA.

SO I PROPOSE, I'M LOOKING FOR, UH, UH, SOMEONE TO, UH, UM, UH, WHAT'S THE WORD, UM, TO, UM, PUT THAT FORTH AND, AND, AND, AND GET A SECOND ON IT THERE DISCUSSION WE WOULD, UH, WE WOULD, UH, MAKE A MOTION AND SECOND, AND THEN DISCUSSION WOULD COME AFTER THE MOTION IS SECONDED ALL SECOND PRIMER.

OKAY.

I MISSED THE, I MISSED THE MOTION WHO MOVED, WHO MOVED?

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I THINK AL WAS .

ALRIGHT, AWESOME.

THEN THERE WOULD BE A THEN DISCUSSION.

YES, SIR.

OKAY.

I'M MEETING ON THE OFFICIAL MEETINGS HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF GENERATING ACTION, BUT THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT HAPPEN THAT ARE OF INTEREST TO VETERANS INTO THE COMMISSION.

UH, I'M PARTICULARLY REFERRING TO ALL THE, UH, UH, REPORTS THAT THE VIETNAM VETERAN CHAPTER 97 PROVIDES IN A, IN THE FORM OF STEVE RADCLIFFE AND THE, LIKE THAT SHOULD BE, THAT CAN BE INCORPORATED INTO THE WEBSITE.

UH, IT WOULD BE MORE BENEFICIAL TO VETERANS IF THEY WERE INCORPORATED IN A TIMELY MANNER.

AND I WOULD HATE FOR THEM TO, UH, LOSE THAT BENEFIT IF THEY HAD TO WAIT TWO MONTHS BEFORE ACTION WAS TAKEN TO EVEN SPECIFY THAT IT SHOULD BE INCLUDED.

SO WE, WE HAVE TO HAVE AN INFORMAL ACTION NETWORK THAT WORKS WHEN A HOT ITEMS COME UP, THAT SHOULD BE PUT OUT TO THE VETERANS.

YEAH, I THINK WE COULD DO THAT.

UM, IF, UM, I WOULD MAKE SURE THAT I KEEP REAL CLOSE TABS WITH, UH, JAMIE, UH, ANNE WOULD ROB TO MAKE SURE IF SOMETHING IN THAT IT GETS OUT AS SOON AS, UM, AS WE'VE SEEN IT.

THAT'S AWESOME.

AS A NONVOTING MEMBER.

WHAT I WOULD SUGGEST IF, IF THE COMMISSION IS OPEN TO THAT, UH, RAY IS VERY, VERY TIMELY ABOUT SENDING THOSE UP TO ME AND I'D BE VERY, VERY OPEN TO BECOMING, UH, THE NON OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION OFFICER BETWEEN AL AND JAMIE AND THE REST OF THE BOARD TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE SEEING THOSE ITEMS IN A TIMELY FASHION.

I LIKE THAT IDEA.

YEAH.

I LIKED THAT AS WELL.

UH, I, I THINK IT'S, IT'S REASONABLY EASY FOR US TO BE ABLE TO PUSH INFORMATION OUT, UH, WITHOUT NECESSARILY NEEDING THE MEETING AS THE AVENUE FOR THAT INFORMATION, UM, TO GET OUT.

WE CAN, UH, UH, IF, UH, MR. JOHNSON ARE KIND OF POINT OF CONTACT OR OUR FUNNEL FOR WHEN WE HAVE GREAT INTEL TO PASS ALONG, UM, I THINK THAT WAY WE CAN KIND OF KEEP A CONSISTENT MESSAGE IF, IF WE'RE NOT HAVING A MONTHLY MEETING.

YEAH.

AND I KNOW, I KNOW MOST OF THE INFORMATION THAT RAY HAS DONE FORWARD.

UM, I KNOW PART OF IT HAS BEEN, IS THERE'S BEEN SO MUCH OTHER STUFF BECAUSE OF THE COVID.

I THINK IT'S GOT, GOT JUMBLED UP INTO JUMBLE AND THAT'S OKAY.

BUT I THINK WE COULD MAKE A MORE CONCERTED EFFORT.

AND I KNOW THAT I I'LL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO DO THAT.

AND I KNOW RAY IS VERY CONSISTENT ABOUT GETTING THAT TO ME.

AND I'VE NOT SEEN ANYTHING SO FAR THAT WOULD NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR OUR WEBPAGE AT ALL.

UM, THE VIETNAM VETS REALLY GET OUT SOME GOOD INTEL ON THINGS THAT ARE COMING FORWARD.

YEAH.

SO I'M A MEMBER OF THAT ORGANIZATION, SO I'LL BE SURE TO GET IT CONTINUOUSLY.

RIGHT.

WE'LL ALSO, UH, THE NEXT THING IS YOU NEED TO HAVE AD HOC ACTION FOR CERTAIN THINGS THAT INTERJECT THEMSELVES, NOT ON OUR SCHEDULE, UH, YOU KNOW, EXAMPLE BEING THE 4TH OF JULY PARADE OR WHAT WE DO ON VETERANS DAY OR ANY SIGNIFICANT EVENTS THAT CIRCLE AROUND VETERAN WELFARE THAT WOULD HAPPEN TO POP UP.

UH, WE NEED TO HAVE A CHANCE TO, UH, UH, COLLUDE, IF YOU WILL, TO, TO PREPARE OUR ACTIONS, THAT WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS FOR THE VETERANS.

YEAH.

AND RUMI, I THINK IF I UNDERSTAND THE MOTION CORRECTLY, I THINK WE'RE JUST ONLY THROUGH THE END OF 2020, AND THEN WE CAN RAISE THE ISSUE AGAIN, UH, IN 2021, WHETHER OR NOT WE WANT TO RESUME A MONTHLY SCHEDULE.

I THINK IT'S JUST A MATTER OF JUST TRYING TO GET THROUGH THESE, UH, YOU KNOW, THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES OF, OF, YEAH.

CHAOS AGREED THAT THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING.

THAT'S WHERE I AM 20.

AND THEN I'M IN 21.

WE'D TAKE A LOOK AND SEE HOW WE REALLY WANT TO MOVE FORWARD THEN DEPENDING ON HOW BAD THINGS ARE.

YEAH.

AND JUST A POINT OF CLARIFICATION, NOTHING PRECLUDES THE COMMISSION FROM MEETING EVERY MONTH STILL.

IT'S JUST THAT WAY, THE REGULAR POSTED MEETINGS, IF THERE WAS NOT A NEED TO HAVE ONE, LET'S SAY NEXT MONTH, YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF CANCELING IT.

UM, I MEAN, YOU COULD MEET EVERY WEEK IF YOU NEEDED TO IT'S YOU CAN CALL A MEETING, UH, AT ANY TIME.

SO YOU'RE NOT LIMITED TO THE NUMBER OF MEETINGS THAT YOU, UH, THIS WOULD JUST BE THE MINIMUM REQUIRED NUMBER OF MEETINGS TO HAVE, AS OPPOSED TO NOT A LIMIT ON THE MAXIMUM.

OKAY.

ONE LAST ITEM.

I THINK THAT MR. GRIGGS OF A TURN ON A LIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM, SO HE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE A, AN ANONYMOUS WITNESS.

I KNOW WHAT YOUR PROTECTION PROGRAM,

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SOMETHING ABOUT JENGA DOES THEIR DIRECTION TO THIS CAMERA.

NO, WE KNOW YOU AL WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE.

IF I HAD MY HUBER HEIGHTS HAT ON, I WOULD COVER IT IN THE CAMERA, BUT SINCE I DON'T HAVE IT, I HAVE TO KEEP THAT LIGHT IN THE BACK.

HIGH SPEED, LOW DRAG BROTHER.

I SAID, HERE YOU GO.

ALL RIGHT, WE'RE READY FOR THE ROLL, MR. CHAIR.

WE'RE READY.

OKAY.

MR. CROMER.

I AGREE, MR. GERARD.

YES.

MR. GRIGGS.

YES.

MR. HOFF.

YES.

THIS WRIST VAN, MR. LASLEY.

YES, THIS IS PV.

SHE'S GOT AN EARFUL.

MRS. .

DID WE LOSE HER? I WAS ON YOU.

OKAY.

NO PROBLEM.

ALRIGHT.

AND MRS. SOLOMON.

YEAH.

OKAY.

I PUT THAT IN THERE.

VERY GOOD MOTION CARRIES.

ALRIGHT.

WHAT'S NEXT.

THE NEXT ITEM LISTED WAS VETERANS DAY MEMORIAL REEF LANG UH PRE-PLANNING FOR THAT.

OKAY.

UM, DO WE HAVE A, UH, POINT A POC FOR THAT? OR IS THAT A, WAS THAT JUST SOMETHING WE HAD TALKED ABOUT AND WE REALLY HADN'T DEFINED IT JUST YET THAT AL THAT WAS SOMETHING I HAD PUT ON THE AGENDA WHILE I WAS STILL A VOTING MEMBER AND SIMPLY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD IT ON THE AGENDA BECAUSE WE'LL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT IS JUST MAKING HER WORK.

WE'RE THINKING AHEAD TO NOVEMBER.

AND ESPECIALLY IF WE WENT TO THE, EVERY OTHER MONTH MEETING THROUGH OUR NEXT MEETING WOULD BE IN SEPTEMBER, WHICH WOULD BE CUTTING IT REALLY CLOSE TO GET THINGS PLANNED FOR THAT.

SO, UM, NOW IT WAS JUST REALLY A MARKER TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE OUR RADAR AND SHE GOT IT.

YOU KNOW, LAST YEAR THERE ARE FLOODED VETERANS.

WE GET THINGS WITH, UM, WITH THE SCHOOL BECAUSE WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT SCHOOL WE'RE GOING TO BE HOPING.

SO YOU HAVE TO LAY ON PLAN AS THEY GO.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

SO WE HAVE THAT, WE'RE AWARE WE'RE LOOKING AT IT.

WE'LL PUT OUT A CORRESPONDENCE AS WE NEED, AS WE GET CLOSER AGAIN, WE'LL MEET IN SEPTEMBER.

AND THE NEXT TIME WE MEET WOULD BE IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER AFTER BETTERMENT.

RIGHT.

SO, BUT WE'LL MAKE SURE WE KEEP, UH, UH, COMMUNICATIONS FLOWING ON THAT UNTIL OUR NEXT MEETING AND SO FORTH.

YEAH.

UH, ANY OTHER DISCUSSION ON THAT? WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A WORKING COMMITTEE FOR THAT THEN? CORRECT.

AS WE GET CLOSER, I BELIEVE WE WOULD.

OKAY, GOOD.

WELL, WE'LL PROBABLY BE BROKE MOST OF THE TIME, BUT YES, AL I WOULD SUGGEST, AND I'M MORE THAN WILLING AGAIN, TO HELP WITH THIS KIND OF LIKE WHAT WE DID LAST YEAR.

AND I HAVE STILL, AS A SCRIPT FOR LAST YEAR, I HAD THE SCRIPT FOR MEMORIAL DAY AND I'M SURE THAT I'LL ALREADY PUT A BUG IN RAY'S EAR ABOUT HELPING US GET THE MIAMI VALLEY, YOUNG MARINES.

UM, KIND OF LIKE WHAT WE DID LAST YEAR.

I KNOW WE PROBABLY WILL STILL BE IN SOCIAL DISTANCING, BUT IT WORKED OUT WELL FOR MEMORIAL DAY.

WE'VE GOT ENOUGH ROOM THERE AT THE VETERANS MEMORIAL SITE TO DO PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING.

HOPEFULLY WE WON'T HAVE A SNOW STORM LIKE WE DID LAST YEAR.

UM, AND I WAS IN FLORIDA, BUT WE GO INTO THAT.

AND SO IF YOU'RE OKAY, I'LL GO AHEAD.

AND, AND RAY AND I, AND ANYONE ELSE THAT WANTS TO START HAVING COMMUNICATION ABOUT THAT, WE'LL KEEP YOU INCLUDED AND WE'LL START WITH, I LIKED THAT MAKE ITSELF, OOP, DONE DEAL.

ARE WE GOING TO TRY TO INCLUDE SOME OF THE AIRMEN FROM RIGHT PAT NET AS WELL? YES.

HMM.

I'LL TAKE THAT.

I'LL TAKE ON LIKE I DID LAST YEAR AND THEN, AND I'LL ASK THE GUYS RIGHT NOW.

DO WE WANT TO TRY AND HAVE ONE OF THE COMMANDERS OR, UH, AN OFFICER DO A PRESENTATION WITH US? I'LL JUST TOSS IT OUT THERE AND ASK, BUT, YOU KNOW, WELL, LET ME JUST SAY THIS.

THE THING THAT I LOOK FOR MOST IMPORTANTLY, ESPECIALLY IF WE BRING IN YOUNG MARINES IS, UH, AN EXACT PROTOCOL WHEN WE DO A NO MORE, EVERYTHING IS EXACTLY AS PLANNED ON A PIECE OF PAPER RIGHT NOW, BRING IN THE COLD.

THESE ARE MY WORDS.

SO THEY WOULD SHOOT ME OUTSIDERS, SUCH AS, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE FROM CITY ADMINISTRATION, LIKE THE MAYOR AND, UH, PEOPLE

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FOR RIGHT PAT WHO ARE OUT THERE, WE SHOULD HAVE ALL THE PLAYERS SHOULD HAVE THE EXACT PROTOCOL DOWN.

BECAUSE AS FAR AS THE YOUNG RAISE CONCERN, WE WANT TO BE MILITARILY.

CORRECT.

AND WE WANT TO INTERJECT ON THE RUSSIANS.

SO THAT'S WHY I'D LIKE TO HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION.

THAT'S AGREED TO BEFOREHAND AND FOLLOWED EXACTLY WHEN THE EVENT OCCURRED.

RIGHT? YEAH.

THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO WORK IF I UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY.

YES.

OKAY.

THIS IS DANA.

I DID PROTOCOL FOR THE BASE FOR THE BASE COMMANDERS ON MANY EVENTS.

SO IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THAT, LET ME KNOW.

UM, YOU'RE ON THE WALKIE SURE.

LEGITIMATELY WORKING WITH PROTOCOL TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE, ALL OF THOSE THINGS WORK WERE DOTTED DENIED, AND CAN ALSO HELP IF YOU END UP HAVING A SENIOR LEADER COME FROM THE BASE CAN HELP PUT TOGETHER THERE AT THAT BRIEF FOR THEM SO THAT WE GIVE THEM THEIR INFORMATION.

ROGER, AS A MATTER OF OBVIOUS CURIOSITY, HOW GOOD WILL THEY MEMORIAL BE AT THAT TIME? ROB? I BELIEVE THAT'S A QUESTION TO YOU, SIR.

YES.

SORRY.

I WAS MUTED THERE FOR A SECOND.

WHAT WAS YOUR QUESTION AGAIN? BROKEN UP WITH THE QUESTION WAS JUST CURIOUS, WHAT WILL BE THE STATE OF THE VETERANS MEMORIAL AT THAT POINT? IT IS, AS YOU THINK IT'S VERY UNLIKELY THAT THERE WILL BE ANY CONSTRUCTION THAT WOULD BE, UM, OBTRUSIVE, UM, AT THAT POINT IN TIME, UM, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY, UM, THING AND THE DELAYS WITH, UH, POTENTIAL SPONSORSHIPS AND A LOT OF THOSE IDEAS AND FUNDING KIND OF DRYING UP TEMPORARILY.

UM, THERE'S NOTHING, NO SIGNIFICANT CHUNKS BEING PURSUED THAT WOULD START ANY MAJOR CONSTRUCTION.

SO, UH, THAT AREA, AND EVEN IF THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON, THERE'S PLENTY OF SPACE DOWN THERE THAT WE CAN IDENTIFY AND HAVE A LOCATION TO HOLD A, UH, HOLD AN EVENT.

YEAH.

I GUESS I WASN'T WORRIED ABOUT THAT.

I WAS JUST HOPING FOR YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE PROGRESS.

SO I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE DELAYS OF FUNDING, BUT SUCH AS LIFE.

YEAH.

YEAH.

IT HAS TO BE FUNDED BEFORE THERE'S ANY PROGRESS.

SO UNFORTUNATELY, UM, THERE'S A, THERE'S NOT A, UH, NOT A POT OF MONEY QUITE YET.

YES.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO GREAT THINGS.

UM, THIS CALL HAS SLOWED DOWN A LOT.

WELL, WE DON'T HAVE A WONDERFUL FOR MEMORIAL DAY THEN COMING UP.

YEP.

OKAY.

UM, UH, SO THAT ENOUGH DISCUSSION ON THAT, UM, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WHAT'S THE NEXT TOPIC? UM, THAT'S NOT MY AGENDA TO BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN GOING ROB.

SO WHAT'S NEXT? UM, THE, THE LAST ONE THAT I HAD ON THE ONE, THE AGENDA THAT I HAD WAS, UM, UH, CONSIDERATIONS OF PROJECTS FOR 2021, UH, IN LIGHT OF, UM, THE COVID-19 CHALLENGE DURING THIS YEAR.

YEAH.

AND THEN ANY OTHER ITEMS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE? THAT'S THE LAST ONE THAT I HAD ON THE LIST THAT I HAVE.

OKAY.

NOW I'M LOOKING AT 2021.

WOULD IT BE A LITTLE SOON AND LOOK AT 2021, UH, IN LIGHT OF THE FACT OF WHAT'S GOING ON.

CAUSE WE REALLY DON'T KNOW EXACTLY, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T REALLY HAVE A GOOD CLUE.

I THINK IT MAY BE WHAT TO MAYBE THE NEXT MEETING OR THE MEETING AFTER THAT WE'D HAVE A BETTER HANDLE THE WAY WE COULD REALLY PROJECT OUT IN THE 20, 21, UNLESS SOMEONE ELSE HAS SOME IDEAS I'M WILLING TO ENTERTAIN, BUT I'M JUST WONDERING AT THIS POINT, ARE THERE ANY GOOD IDEAS? WELL, THAT DAY WORD IDEAS I THINK IS PBL BECAUSE, UH, MAYBE INSTEAD OF CALLING IT A PROPOSED PROJECT, WE COULD CALL IT A WISHFUL THINKING LIST FOR 2021.

AND THEN IF NOTHING ELSE, IT WILL BE IN THE FOREFRONT.

YEAH.

NOT LIKE THAT IDEA.

SO ARE THERE ANY IDEAS READY? YOU HAVE SOMETHING IN MIND? WELL, I GOT SOMETHING IN MIND FOR THE END OF THIS YEAR, BUT, UH, YOU KNOW, I WAS BORN AT A VERY EARLY AGE, SO I DIDN'T THINK THAT FAR AHEAD.

YEAH, ME TOO.

UM, SO DO YOU WANT TO JUST PUT A MARKER DOWN AND WE CAN PROBABLY LOOK AT THIS AGAIN, A NEXT MEETING? WHY? NO, DANA, DANA SAID YOU HAD SOMETHING.

DANA, DID YOU WANT TO THROW THAT IN HERE? I THINK YOU'RE MUTED AGAIN.

YEAH.

I TRY TO DO THAT.

CAUSE I HAVE A DOG THAT WILL SIT THERE AND WHINE AND PLAY WITH THEIR BALL IN THE BACKGROUND AND IT'S DISTRACTING TO ME.

SO I KNOW IT'S DISTRACTING TO OTHERS.

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UM, SO IT'S KIND OF SPRING BOARDING FROM AN EXPERIENCE AND I'LL GIVE YOU THE SHORT VERSION.

UM, SOCIAL MEDIA GOING BACK AND FORTH, UM, ON ONE OF OUR CITY PAGES AND INDIVIDUAL INDICATED THAT THEY HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID, WE'RE HAVING TO ISOLATE, UM, WEREN'T FEELING GOOD.

I MEAN, THEY WERE, THEY WERE PRESENTING WITH SYMPTOMS AND EVERYTHING.

AND SO, UH, A COUPLE OF US REACHED OUT AND JUST SAID, HEY, HOW ARE YOU DOING? YOU KNOW, IF YOU NEED ANYTHING, SINCE YOU'RE HERE ALONE, YOU DON'T HAVE ANY FAMILY, UM, LET US KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO.

AND, AND IT WENT BACK AND FORTH AND WE MADE A POINT OF CONTACT TO CONTACTING HER THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.

WHILE ON THE SATURDAY, I WAS THE ONE THAT WAS REACHING OUT TO HER.

AND THE RESPONSE WE GOT BACK WAS DEFINITELY A RED FLAG, SAID SHE WAS DEPRESSED, COULDN'T DO IT ANYMORE, WAS DONE.

AND THEN SHE DISAPPEARED OFF SOCIAL MEDIA.

SO I'LL GO TO COLONEL JOHNSON.

AND, AND THOSE OF YOU THAT TALKED ABOUT MILITARY, THIS IS EVERY RED FLAG WE'RE TRAINED TO IDENTIFY.

UM, SO, UM, I DON'T KNOW HER LAST NAME, ROB, BUT TAMMY AND THE HUBER HEIGHTS DISPATCH WAS PHENOMENAL.

UM, SHE WAS ABLE TO IDENTIFY WHO THE PERSON WAS AND DETERMINED THAT SHE'S ACTUALLY JUST OUTSIDE THE HUBER HEIGHTS, UM, AREA.

UH, WE HAD DAYTON POLICE, UH, CONDUCT A WELLNESS CHECK.

THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO MAKE CONTACT.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE STATUS IS.

THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH THEY CAN DO, BUT IT DID HIGHLIGHT SOMETHING THAT I THINK WE ALL KNOW.

AND THAT WE'VE KIND OF TOUCHED ON IN EARLIER MEETINGS THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING A LOT OF VETERANS WHO ARE RIGHT NOW, EXTREMELY ISOLATED.

UM, AND IF IT'S NOT FOR LACK OF A PLACE TO GO, THEIR SENIOR CITIZEN, THEIR BA THE, THERE BE FW CLUB OR ANY OF THOSE KINDS OF SOCIAL PLACES, IT COULD ALSO BE FOR A LACK OF TRANSPORTATION BECAUSE THEIR NORMAL ROUTES HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN.

UM, OR BECAUSE THEY HAVE A GENUINE ANXIETY FOR HEALTH CONCERNS, ALL OF WHICH ARE ABSOLUTELY RELEVANT.

AND SO, UM, IN, IN A CONVERSATION WITH A FEW PEOPLE, UM, WE WONDERED IF THERE WASN'T SOMETHING THE CITY COULD DO AND POTENTIALLY THIS COMMITTEE TO DO LIKE A ZOOM MEETING OR DO A FACEBOOK LIVE OR SOMETHING WHERE WE TALKED TO THOSE, UM, AGENCIES AND RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE IN THIS COMMUNITY TO HELP THOSE SITUATIONS.

UM, WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF AVENUES RIGHT NOW TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE OUT REALLY SOCIAL MEDIA.

IS IT, UH, BUT I DIDN'T KNOW IF THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD BUILD ON.

WE TALKED ABOUT, YOU KNOW, FOCUSING ON VETERANS SUICIDE.

WELL, IT'S A LITTLE BIT PRIOR TO VETERANS IT'S MORE PREVENTATIVE.

UM, AND IT WOULD BE ALL ENCOMPASSING, BUT IT WOULD ALLOW US TO HIGHLIGHT THOSE RESOURCES FOR OUR VETERANS, OUR MILITARY ONE SOURCE, OUR MENTAL HEALTH ARBY'S THAT CENTER.

UM, MY PROGRAM, THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR OUR CIVILIAN COMMUNITY AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS.

BUT I DIDN'T KNOW IF THAT WOULD HAVE ANY INTEREST IN THIS, IF ANYBODY ON THIS KENNEDY WOULD BE INTERESTED IN TRYING TO DO A ONETIME EVENT OR AS, AS, UM, IT WAS, IT WAS DISCUSSED.

WE DO HAVE THINGS THAT COME UP OF INFORMATION, THIS POINT OF INTEREST, MAYBE INSTEAD OF HAVING A FORMAL, ORGANIZED MEETING EVERY OTHER MONTH, UM, OR HAVING, YOU KNOW, DROPPING A MEETING DURING THE MONTH IS WE GET ON AND DO SO AT SOME SORT OF FACEBOOK LIVE THAT HIGHLIGHTS SOME OF THE INFORMATION THAT'S GOING ON.

SO IT'S NOT ABOUT US MEETING TOGETHER.

IT'S ABOUT JUST PUTTING SOMETHING ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE THAT SAYS, HEY, DID YOU KNOW THIS WAS GOING ON? DID YOU KNOW, THESE RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE? DID YOU KNOW, THIS BILL SHOULD BE A REALLY HIGH INTEREST TO YOU? UM, AND BEING A LITTLE MORE PROACTIVE ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE THE INFORMATION THAT WE ALL KNOW, BUT ANYBODY ON THIS TEAM THAT'S OUT IN OUR COMMUNITY, YOU'RE WELL AWARE OF HOW LITTLE THEY KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT KIND OF MAKES SENSE AS I KIND OF RAMBLED THROUGH IT.

WELL, IF IT MAKES SENSE, AND IT SEEMS LIKE THERE'S SOMETHING THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IN THE PAST, BUT WE REALLY HAVEN'T REALLY BOXED TO JUST YET, BUT WE NEED TO LOOK AT HOW TO DO THAT.

UM, UM, I LIKE THE IDEA IS JUST HOW DO YOU DO IT? YOU HAVE IDEAS ON HOW TO DO IT.

UM, I MEAN, I DO, I THINK IT'S, AND ROB CAN TELL ME IF THERE'S LIMITATIONS TO WHAT WE CAN DO AS, AS A COMMITTEE.

BUT I ACTUALLY WAS JUST THINKING IN PLACE OF DOING THE MEETING THAT WE WOULD NORMALLY DO NEXT MONTH IS WE GET TOGETHER A COUPLE OF HIGH POINTS AND SOMEBODY JUST LITERALLY GETS ONTO SOCIAL MEDIA AT A CERTAIN TIME.

DOES A FACEBOOK LIVE, IT STAYS PRESENT ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, EVEN AFTER YOU'VE DONE IT.

UM, BUT MAYBE WE CAN GET SOME QUESTIONS, PEOPLE OR PRIVATE MESSAGE THE PAGE WHERE WE CAN RESPOND.

YEP.

THE, THE, THE SITUATION REALLY JUST HIGHLIGHTED HOW ALONE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE FEELING.

UM, AND I KNOW JUST FROM MY, MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE, HOW OFTEN

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WE TALK ABOUT THE RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE, BUT PEOPLE DON'T THINK ABOUT IT UNTIL THEY NEED IT AND THEY NEED THEM NOW.

SO I THINK WE HAVE A GOOD AUDIENCE TO REALLY DEVELOP A CREDIBILITY AS A COMMITTEE TO SAY, WE HAVE THE INFORMATION YOU NEED.

SO WE MAY NOT BE ANSWERING IT AT THIS MOMENT ON THIS TELECOM OR THIS FACEBOOK LIVE.

BUT IF YOU ASK US THE QUESTION, I GUARANTEE YOU, WE CAN GET YOU AN ANSWER AND I'LL USE COLONEL JOHNSON.

AND I, AS, AS AN EXAMPLE, I'VE REACHED OUT TO HIM SEVERAL TIMES SAYING I HAVE THIS PERSON, I DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES TO YOU, AND WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO COORDINATE EFFORTS TO HELP PEOPLE.

UM, AND I THINK THAT'S REALLY WHAT ULTIMATELY THIS COMMITTEE IS ABOUT.

I KNOW KIND OF SPRANG FROM THE PARK, BUT ULTIMATELY THAT'S THE GOAL OF IT, RIGHT? YEAH.

YEAH.

THAT'S, WHAT'S REALLY, REALLY GOOD.

AND, AND GOING BACK TO MR. LASLEY, I, I THINK IT'S REALLY GREAT NOW THAT WE HAVE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION WHO ALSO WORKS WITH A VET LINK AND, AND HE ALSO, AND I BOTH WERE ON THE VET FOR VETS, UH, COMMISSION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

THE VET LINK IS SUCH A REALLY COOL RESOURCE, AND I THINK IT WOULD BE GOING ALONG WITH WHAT DANA IS SAYING.

IT MIGHT BE INTERESTING TO DO, UM, A A EVERY OTHER MONTH.

WHAT I, WHAT POPPED IN MY HEAD, YOU GUYS KNOW MY DARKER JUNK, THE HAILING FREQUENCY.

IF YOU HAVE A HAILING FREQUENCY THAT PEOPLE CAN DIAL INTO EVERY OTHER MONTH FROM SOCIAL MEDIA, BE IT FACEBOOK LIVE OR ZOOM OR WHATEVER WE WANT TO USE, THAT MIGHT BE REALLY AN INTERESTING THING TO DO TO HAVE THAT RESOURCE AVAILABLE.

OR, AND I DO KNOW PEOPLE LIKE COLONEL BARLOW WOULD JUMP ON IT IN OUR HEARTBEAT.

UM, SO THE BRAND BRANDON MCCLAIN, I KNOW I HEARD HIS NAME MENTIONED EARLIER.

HE WOULD BE A HUGE ADVOCATE.

HE WOULD BRING, UM, ANOTHER ASPECT OF CREDIBILITY TO THE INFORMATION THAT WE WOULD BE BRINGING FORWARD.

EVEN THOUGH I KNOW WE ARE ALL PROFESSIONALS AND WELL ENTRENCHED IN OUR, OUR INFORMATION.

WELL, YEAH, I LIKED THE IDEAS SPREADING OUT AND BEING KNOWN BECAUSE, UM, I WAS THINKING ABOUT THAT THE OTHER DAY.

I'M NOT SURE WE'RE GETTING THE VISIBILITY THAT WE REALLY SHOULD HAVE AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

SO I LIKED THE IDEA.

UM, ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE IT ON AND MOVE ON IT? OR, UH, IF, IF COLONEL JOHNSON WILL DO IT WITH ME, I THINK WE HAVE A GOOD, AND THEN I'M SORRY, I'M GOING TO BE AWFUL AT NAMES.

I CAN SEE EVERYBODY ON MY SCREEN.

UM, OKAY.

HOLD ON.

SEE, HE'S OUR VET LINK GUY.

SO KEYSON, LET ME ASK YOU, WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO BE PART OF THIS WORKING GROUP TO, TO SET THIS UP? ABSOLUTELY.

ABSOLUTELY.

IT KIND OF SOUNDS TO ME LIKE, LIKE THE BLUE STAR MOTHERS CALL WE WERE ON.

YES, DEFINITELY DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

I'M I'M ON BOARD AND JUST FOR THE TWO NEW PEOPLE REAL QUICK, I KEPT REFERENCING WHAT I DO.

I RUN THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR THE AIRPORTS.

SO IT'S THE CIVILIAN SIDE OF MILITARY ONE SOURCE.

I DO THAT.

I JUST AM LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE BASED HERE IN OHIO AND DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE.

UM, BUT I KNOW, I KNOW WHAT TRENDS WE'RE SEEING AMONG OUR CIVILIAN WORKFORCE AND PROBABLY 50% OF THEM HAVE SOME SORT OF MILITARY BACKGROUND THEY'RE BETS OF SOME SORT, UM, THAT'S MIGHT BE A LITTLE HIGH, BUT YOU'VE WORKED AT RIGHT PAT, YOU KNOW, HALF OUR CIVILIAN WORKFORCE FOR ANOTHER UNIFORM THE DAY BEFORE KIND OF THING.

SO, OKAY.

YEAH.

I'M JUST, I'M KIND OF THINKING, I'M WONDERING IF MAYBE, UH, MAYBE SOME KIND OF LIKE A WEBCAST TYPE OF FORMAT, UM, WHERE MAYBE WE CAN GET, UH, MAYBE A HANDFUL OF, OF COMMISSIONERS ON THERE.

UH, AND ALSO MAYBE SOME SPECIAL GUESTS, YOU KNOW, LIKE COLONEL BARLOW OR MCLEAN OR, UM, UH, AT ANY RIGHT.

UH, I JUST, I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE HOW THE FACILITATE THAT, BUT THAT'S KINDA THE THING THAT, THAT'S KIND OF WHAT CAME TO MY MIND.

OKAY.

IS SPEAKING OF HOW FACILITATED THERE'S VARIETY OF TECHNOLOGIES THAT WE CAN, THAT WE CAN DO THAT IN AS FAR AS, YOU KNOW, THE CONCERN OF, YOU KNOW, MEETINGS IN PUBLIC NOTICE AND ALL THAT, OBVIOUSLY THIS WOULD BE PUBLICLY NOTICED.

SO THERE'S NO ISSUE WITH THAT.

IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOU'RE WANTING TO PUT TOGETHER A, FOR LACK OF BETTER TERMS, LIKE A, LIKE A TOWN HALL OR A DISCUSSION FORUM, UH, WITH SOME LISTS AND THEN BE ABLE TO HAVE, YOU KNOW, A SET OF TOPICS THAT YOU CERTAINLY WANT TO ADDRESS, BUT THEN AN OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONING TOO.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN, YOU KNOW, WE CAN TAKE OFFLINE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND, UM, YOU KNOW, PICK A DATE AND A TIME AND TOPICS, AND THEN WE CAN START PUTTING TOGETHER THE, UM, UH, THE, UH, THE, THE WAYS TO DO IT AND GET IT ANNOUNCED.

AND, UH, BECAUSE AS WAS MENTIONED EARLIER, THERE'S NOT BEEN A LOT OF, UH, PUBLIC GATHERINGS

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OR ACTIVITIES THAT YOU ALL HAVE WANTED TO SET UP BOOZE AND PROVIDE THAT TYPE OF INFORMATION PER SE.

SO, UM, YEAH, THERE'S, THERE'S CERTAINLY A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT WAYS THAT WE CAN DO IT.

AND, AND QUITE FRANKLY, WHAT WE'VE SEEN AS SOME OF THE BEST IS HAVING A, A, A MULTI APPROACH WHERE YOU HAVE, MAYBE NOT EVERYBODY HAS FACEBOOK, BUT WE CAN DO A, UM, A LIVE EVENT.

YEAH.

WE WOULD USE TEAMS, BUT, UH, THERE'S SOMETHING CALLED A TEAMS EVENT THAT ISN'T LIKE THIS, BUT YOU COULD HAVE A THOUSAND PEOPLE COMING AND WATCHING THE PRESENTATION AND SUBMITTING QUESTIONS AND CETERA LIKE THAT.

AND AT THE SAME TIME RUNNING IT ON A FACEBOOK LIVE, UM, AND EVEN YOUTUBE FOR THAT MATTER, UH, YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT ACCESS TO DO THAT AS WELL.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, THE TECHNOLOGIES THERE THAT WE CAN DO THAT, UM, WITHOUT A QUESTION AND GETTING IT NOTICED AND SET UP AND PUBLICIZED, UH, THAT'S, THAT'S NO ISSUE EITHER.

SO WHENEVER YOU, UH, YOU ALL ARE READY TO, UH, TO GET SOMETHING TOGETHER, UH, YOU'VE GOT THE SUPPORT HERE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IT.

UM, THE ONE, THE ONE CONSIDERATION I WOULD, I WOULD MAYBE PUT OUT THERE IS, I THINK I LOVE THE IDEA OF A TOWN HALL, A HUBER HEIGHTS TOWN HALL.

AND, BUT I WOULD SAY LEAD WITH A HUBER HEIGHTS TOWN HALL THAT IS SPONSORED BY, OR WHATEVER, THE, UM, MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIR COMMISSION, BECAUSE I THINK WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING IN COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND JUST ACKNOWLEDGE WHEN THEY ARE VETERAN ONLY CIVILIAN ONLY.

BUT WHEN WE'RE TALKING, I'M GOING TO USE UNITED WAY TWO, ONE, ONE, I THINK THAT'S THE PERSON I WAS TALKING TO WAS NOT ATTACHED, BUT STILL NEEDED HELP.

AND I WOULD WANT TO HIT THE BROADEST IMPACT OF POSSIBLE KNOWING THAT OUR VETERANS ARE STILL OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS GET OUT AND WE WERE, WE'RE NOT INTERESTED IN HAVING IT STOP AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS CORPORATION LIMIT EITHER.

SO, RIGHT.

THAT'S RIGHT.

WHEN I GET BACK THERE IN ONE WEEKEND, RIGHT.

JEFF AND DONNA, AND THE NEW GUY, I DON'T KNOW HIS NAME RIGHT NOW.

HE'S TRYING TO GET TOGETHER ON PUTTING THIS TOGETHER AND GIVE US SOME FEEDBACK.

AND IF YOU GUYS ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO JUST KIND OF LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU BE.

YEAH.

JUST, UH, JUST A LITTLE SUGGESTION.

UH, EVERY TIME I'VE SEEN SOMEBODY OUT IN THE COMMUNITY, UH, WITH A MILITARY HAT OR A MILITARY SHIRT, UH, I ASK THEM IF THEY KNOW ABOUT THE, UH, THE FUTURE, UH, BECKER'S MEMORIAL SITE.

AND, UH, I'M AMAZED THAT MOST OF THEM DON'T, AND MOST OF THEM WANT TO KNOW, UH, WHERE IT IS AND YOU TELL THEM, AND THEY SEEM EXCITED.

EVERYBODY THAT I'VE TALKED TO, UH, IS VERY PLEASED THAT, UH, IT'S GOING TO BE FORTHCOMING.

SO I'D LIKE TO RECOMMEND THAT, UH, ALL OF US, WHEN WE SEE FOLKS IN THAT SITUATION THAT, UH, THAT WE GIVE, GIVE, GIVE OURSELVES LIKE COMMERCIAL, IF YOU WILL, FOR SUPPORT.

YEAH.

I LIKE THAT EVEN IF WE HAVE TO BE 10 FEET AWAY.

ALRIGHT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, UM, SO WE FINISHED DISCUSSION ON, ON THE, UM, THE PROPOSAL THAT DONNA HAD.

WE HAVE A FIELD'S PROPOSAL.

UM, OKAY.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE WE NEED TO DO? UM, RYAN, DO WE NEED TO VOTE OR ANYTHING ON THIS OR WE JUST MOVE OUT ON IT, JUST DISCUSSION POINTS.

I DON'T THINK THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE ANY FORMAL MOTION OR ACTION TO SOUNDS LIKE A, UH, A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THE COMMISSION, ONE WHO, UH, WANT TO STIR UP AND HOLDING AN EVENT.

AND THAT'S, THAT'S GREAT.

THAT'S WHAT THE COMMISSIONS FOR.

EXCELLENT.

LET'S GET TOGETHER AND TALK, DOES THAT VIOLATE ANY MEETING RULES IF WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR EVENT? NO, NO, AGAIN, YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU'RE, YOU'RE THE, YOU'RE THE HOLDERS AND THE HOST EVENT.

IF THE COMMISSION ITSELF IS GOING TO MAKE A DECISION ABOUT IT, THEN WE WOULD, WE WOULD BRING THAT IN INTO THAT.

BUT, UM, THERE'S NOTHING THAT PREVENTS, UH, SOME, YOU KNOW, SOME COORDINATION AND SOME EVENT PLANNING.

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

AND I WILL KEEP EXTENSIVE NOTES.

SO IF THERE'S ANY QUESTION WE WILL BE, WE'LL DO TO ANSWER THAT.

SO THAT WON'T BE A QUESTION AS WELL.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

WELL THAT ENDS THAT DISCUSSION, RIGHT? I BELIEVE SO.

AND THAT'S ALL THE ITEMS THAT, UH, THAT I HAD ON MY LIST IF OUR LISTS ARE DIFFERENT THAN, UM, WELL, I THINK, UH, THERE, THERE, THERE ARE DIFFERENT INSTANCES THAT THE WAY THEY WERE LINED UP, THEY HAD THE SAME THINGS, BUT THERE ARE DIFFERENT PLACES WE THAT'S ABOUT IT.

UM, LET'S SEE.

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I HAVE ONE LAST ITEM.

IF I MAY GO AHEAD, WHO HERE KNOWS OR EXISTS AT DAYTON MEMORIAL CEMETERY.

RAISE YOUR HAND.

OKAY.

WHAT'S THE QUESTION AGAIN? ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH DAYTON MEMORIAL CEMETERY, YOUR DIXIE.

OKAY.

HAS ANYBODY EVER HEARD OF RACE ACROSS AMERICA? OH, YES.

YES.

OKAY.

I, UH, WHAT I LIKE TO DO IS ASSIGN EVERYBODY A LITTLE HOMEWORK.

OKAY.

HERE'S HOW IT GOES.

IT TURNS OUT THE RACE ACROSS AMERICA IS GAINING INCREDIBLE MOMENTUM.

AS FAR AS VETERAN TRIBUTE IS CONCERNED.

THE MIAMI VALLEY YOUNG MARINES IS GOING TO HAVE A MAJOR EVENT IN JANUARY WHEREBY AT THE DAYTON MEMORIAL CEMETERY AND NICOTINE DROOL, WHICH CEREMONIES THAT IS GOING TO OCCUR AT THAT TIME.

NOW IT TURNS OUT IT'S NOT JUST A YOUNG MARINE EVENT, EIGHT THERE WE'RE LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS AND PATRONAGE FROM EVERYBODY.

WE'RE GOING TO BE GOING OUT TO ALL THE CITY BUSINESSES FOR SUPPORT IN ANY, UH, FOR LACK OF A BETTER TERM QUOTE, GIVE BACK ORGANIZATIONS ARE GOING TO BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.

AND I WOULD CERTAINLY LIKE TO INVITE, UH, THE, UH, VETERANS PERSON TO PARTICIPATE.

SO INSTEAD OF EXPLAINING WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT, WHICH WILL TAKE ANOTHER HALF HOUR, MAY I SAY, IF YOU WOULD INDULGE ME AND GO ONTO THE WEB AND LOOK@RACEACROSSAMERICA.ORG.

OKAY.

RIGHT.

AND DAN, WHEN YOU SAY TO IT, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, LIKE WHAT THE HELL IS YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN? ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF.

GIVE ME A PHONE CALL.

I ANSWERED THE PHONE ALL THE TIME, AND I'D KINDA LIKE TO, UH, YOU GET AN IDEA OF PEOPLE WERE KIND OF LEANING TOWARD, UH, GETTING SOME OF THE FAME OF THE EVENT, UH, AS WELL AS THE, UH, THE NOTORIETY.

IT IS A LARGELY PUBLICIZED MEDIA EVENT.

AND, UH, THERE WAS CAMERAS ALL OVER THE PLACE LAST TIME WE DID IT.

SO, UM, I JUST WANTED TO SEE IF YOU, IF YOU THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD THING TO UNDERTAKE AS A, AS A COOPERATIVE VENTURE WITH THE MARINES.

UH, AND IF SO, I'D BE GLAD TO EXPLAIN HOW THAT WOULD, IF YOU WOULD PLEASE DO THE HOMEWORK AND LOOK AT THAT WEBSITE FOR OKAY.

READ ACROSS AMERICA.ORG.

CORRECT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

I WILL DO THAT.

WHAT'S THE, WHAT'S THE DATE FOR THAT EVENT YOU SPECIFIED, BUT IT'S IN JANUARY, UNFORTUNATELY.

OKAY.

I HOPE IT DOESN'T SNOW THEN EITHER QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU IS IF I AM DOWN WITH YOUNG MARINES GOING TO DO THE REEF LAYING AGAIN, LIKE THEY DID LAST YEAR IN DECEMBER, WE SPEAKING FOR THE YOUNG MARINES, WE ARE HUNGRY TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY EVENT OF THAT NATURE.

SO I WOULD, I WOULD SAY 99%.

YES.

UNLESS WE ALL GET COVID.

OKAY.

JUST A QUESTION FOR, UH, THE ORGANIZATION, UH, TALK TO SAM'S CLUB ABOUT, UH, PUTTING A FINANCIAL DONATION IN THERE.

THEY, UH, THEY HAVE SO MUCH MONEY ALLOTTED TO GIVE OUT TO, UH, SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THE COMMUNITY.

YES.

FOR SPECIAL EVENTS.

YEAH.

YEAH.

WELL, NO, BUT, UH, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

THAT WILL GO ON OUR LIST.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WE HAVEN'T, WE HAVEN'T STARTED ENGAGING THE BUSINESSES YET, FRANKLY.

WE'RE STILL INVOLVED IN OUR TACTICAL PLAN AND WE'LL DO IT HERE SOON.

THAT'S A GOOD ADDITION.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

SO, UM, ALRIGHT.

DIANE SAID DISCUSSION AND WE'LL ALL CHECK THAT OUT AND FOLLOW UP WITH YOU, RAY.

UM, SO I GUESS THAT EVERYTHING WE HAD ON THE AGENDA, AS FAR AS I KNOW.

OKAY.

UH, ROB, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING FINAL WORDS? NO, SIR.

UH, DID ANY INDIVIDUAL HAVE ANY FINAL WORDS? I MEAN, FINAL NOW, FINAL WORD, NOT HERE, ANY, I THINK WE WILL CONCLUDE THIS MEETING AND THEN I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO OUR NEXT MEETING, WHICH WILL BE IN SEPTEMBER, UNLESS WE HAVE A REASON TO CALL A MEETING AND THEN WE'LL JUST LET HER KNOW, WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS.

ROGER, THAT I USED TO BE ABLE TO GLAD HAND YOU SAY IT IN PERSON, I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO CLOSE THE MEETING THEN.

EXCELLENT.

THEN I'LL SEE YOU GUYS IN SEPTEMBER

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FOR SURE.

AND MAYBE, AND MAYBE AUGUST, DEPENDING ON WHAT HAPPENS.

GOT IT.

WE'RE GOOD OUT HERE.

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