EAST WINDSOR VETERANS COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2008
Jim Barton, Vice Chairman, opened this meeting at 7:00 P.M. at the East Windsor Town Hall. There were eight commission members in attendance: Jim Barton, Ron Hwalek, Mark Simmons, Warren Wenz, George Butenkoff, Ken Crouch, Dave Malo and Edward Bonetti. Absent: Ernie Teixeira, William Abbe Sr., Fred McDermott, Rick Webster and Nicholas Macsata.
Jim Barton led the commission in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
The previous meeting’s minutes of March 6, 2008, were submitted for the review of those present. Ron Hwalek noted a needed change in the “Treasurer Report‘s” last sentence from “Trust Fund” to “Revolving Fund”. George Butenkoff moved to accept the meeting’s minutes of March 6, 2008, as amended. This was seconded by Ron Hwalek and carried unanimously.
Ron Hwalek presented the treasurer’s report noting the only expenditure thus far was to “Platt Timing” Co. of $450.00 deposit for the Veterans Day “5K Race Day” timing contract. A motion was made by George Butenkoff to accept the treasurer’s report as submitted. This was seconded by Ken Crouch and carried unanimously.
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Committee -
Jim Barton led a discussion on our various preparations for the upcoming Memorial Day ceremony set for Monday, May 26, 2008. All tasks and assignments appeared to be on schedule.
MOTION: Warren Wenz moved to allot up to $250.00 from our treasury to pay for picnic food items after the parade. This was seconded by George Butenkoff and carried unanimously.
MOTION: George Butenkoff moved to have the EWVC purchase three Memorial Day wreaths for placement at our cemeteries this year. This was seconded by Ron Hwalek and carried unanimously.
Memorial Day Poster/Essay Contest Committee -
Scholarship Committee -
Warren Wenz reported that he contacted the EWHS guidance office and found that the scholarship applications will be ready for pick up on May 5, 2008. Warren said that he will take care of picking up the scholarship applications and advised that we will need to change our May 1, 2008, meeting in order to review the applications.
MOTION: George Butenkoff moved to change our scheduled May 1, 2008, to Thursday May 8, 2008, in order to review the submitted scholarship applications in a timely manner. Ron Hwalek seconded this and it carried unanimously.
Upon checking availability the rescheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2008, at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall Annex in Warehouse Point.
Veterans Cemetery Project Committee -
A brief discussion was held regarding our commission’s issues with the East Windsor Cemetery Association’s maintenance of our cemeteries.
Veterans Day Road Race Committee -
A brief discussion was held regarding the purchase of new flag holders for all of our veterans’ grave sites in East Windsor.
MOTION: George Butenkoff moved to make the theme of this year’s Veterans Day race to be to raise funds for the purchase of new flag holders for all East Windsor Veterans’ graves. This was seconded by Ken Crouch and carried unanimously.
George Butenkoff reported our Representative, Ted Graziani, has a plaque prepared for the dedication of the East Windsor - Windsor Locks bridge. Representative Graziani was seeking our advice on a date to hold a ceremony to present the plaque. The plaque will commemorate the bridge as a memorial to World War I. A brief discussion was held on this matter.
MOTION: George Butenkoff moved to set Saturday, October 11, 2008, 11:00 A.M. as a date to formally commemorate the East Windsor - Windsor Locks bridge with the plaque provided by Representative Graziani. This was seconded by Dave Malo and carried unanimously.
Jim Barton, Vice Chairman, reminded all present that our rescheduled May meeting will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2008, at 7:00 P.M. at the TOWN HALL ANNEX.
Hearing of no further business to come before the commission Vice Chairman, Jim Barton, asked for a motion to adjourn. Warren Wenz moved to adjourn and this was seconded by Ron Hwalek. The motion carried unanimously. Vice Chairman, Jim Barton, closed this meeting at 7:56 P.M.
Mark Simmons, Secretary, EWVC Approved _____________________