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Cresswind At Lake Lanier Veterans Club

Minutes from the April 16, 2024, GENERAL Membership meeting
Board Members Present:
Amy DeVillez, Rosemarie Bower, Kandi Andrade, Kevin Pearson, Robin Dickson,
Carl Lambrecht and Jim Snell
Our members were able to enjoy some treats provided by our guest speaker and Alice Bray. Thank YOU!
The meeting was called to order by Amy at 2:00 p.m. All joined in the pledge of Allegiance.
Dave Dittmeier gave the prayer.
NEW MEMBERS: Welcome to our newest members.
PRESENTATION OF CHECKS: The board presented John Prentice and Ken Gossage from Good News at
Noon Shelter with a check for $1,500, Ron Crow from the VFW Post 8452 with a $700 check, Brenda Key
from Helping Hands of Hall County with a check for $1,000 for Veterans in need.
Ron Crow from the VFW Post 8452 presented our club with a plaque thanking us for supporting them.
Also, Ron gave Amy a plaque for all her work that she has done “above and beyond” for our Veterans.
VETERNS IN NEED: Since our last meeting in January, we have helped 8 Veterans and their families with
rent or lodging, car payment, car insurance, gas card, storage payment, new car battery with a year of AAA
(road service). Plus, Dave Rader donated a 2003 Hondo Pilot to one of our Veterans.
VETERANS WALL: This project was led by Dave Dittmeier. The board thanked Dave and Barbara Kalina
for being instrumental in making this project happen. Once the wall is completed, we plan to have an official
ceremony. Please take the time to go visit when you are at the clubhouse (located by the library).
FINANCIAL REPORT: Kandi reported that we have approximately $81,852 as of this meeting. Casino night
was a great event. Thank you to all who helped, bought tickets, donated, etc. We raised $31,550 for this event.
Amy welcomed Warner Riley and Hailey Brock, from Kimbrough Law. They shared information that we as
Veterans might not be aware of. For more information please contact:
Warnie Riley (Outreach Coordinator)
Phone: 706-850-6910
Their office is located at: 500 Jesse Jewell Pkwy, Ste. 200, Gainesville
Will be held on Tuesday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Adjourned at 3:05 p.m.

We had 80+ members in attendance.
Respectfully submitted,
Rosemarie Bower, secretary

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