Karen Otter has resigned as President. Her efforts to start the Veterans Club and her continued hard work over the years to advance our agenda is extremely appreciated and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
On February 10th, 2016 the Executive Board met and per the by-laws, the following appointments were made:
President – Matthew Rice
Treasurer – Mike Taller
Mike Johnson will continue to be a strong part of our club and we greatly appreciate his commitments to promote a Veterans agenda and his service as Treasurer over the last year. We will ask for ratification of these appointments at our next meeting.
More importantly this provides a new opportunity for club growth, increased outreach, and a renewed effort to advance veteran issues in the region. Today we discussed ways to reach these goals and they include appointing Chairmen for a Political Action Committee, Membership Outreach Committee, Newsletter Committee, and to install a Public Relations Officer. Dan Buse has already been appointed as the Programs Committee Chairman and he will be focused on bringing a special program to each meeting. Additionally, initial efforts are underway to change the time and venue of the general membership meetings. Furthermore, we are looking to host a Veterans Club Party to once again connect and rebuild the camaraderie that so many of us found during active service.
As a reminder, we will be seeking an Endorsement in Chula Vista City Council Seat 4, a reconsideration of Endorsement in San Diego City Council District 1, and Endorsement of H.R. 1292 to provide commissary access to any disable veteran. I ask that you come out, bring a friend, and let’s work together to not only advance veteran causes, but democratic values region wide.
Thank you and look forward to seeing everyone on the 20th!