McClellan Chiefs Group Presiding Officers:
CMSgt George Moses President
CMSgt Paul Shaw Vice President,
CMSgt Juan Canada (Acting Secretary),
CMSgt Jim Kearns Treasurer
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The meetings are currently being held the third Thursday of each month
in the VA Building 949 on McClellan Park. Donuts and Coffee are available at
0730.The meetings begin promptly at 0800.
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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
July 20, 2017
Call to order: President Chief Moses called the July 20, 2017 meeting to order at 0753 hrs. in VA Bldg. #949 on McClellan Park. The following members were in attendance: Tony Carvelli, , Dick Brink, Ed Johnston, Rich Wilson, Jim Cormier
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of February 2017 Minutes: Minutes were approved as corrected. The actual donation from the Grandfather’s Club was $3075.
Guests: Sysong Vue from Safe Credit Union reminded the Chiefs’ about the special promotion for 32 month CDs $500.00 minimum paying 1.26% & a 60 month CD also, $500.00 minimum paying 2.02%
Treasury Report: No report due to Chief Kearns absence.
Chief Moses: Chief informed group that Chief Kearns was in Mather VA hospital 3rd floor, Rm23. He was about to leave with Chief Sullivan for their trip to Las Vegas for the NCOA Convention, when Jim had an attack of what turned out to be appendicitis. He was admitted to Mather where they removed his appendices and is now on the mend. Chief Sullivan journeyed alone in Chief Kearns car, which was already loaded with all the items to bring to the AFSA meeting.
Chief then covered the paid-up memberships. Several people are behind. He also mentioned a 2.1% pay raise coming up. His trip to Whiteman AFB, where his grandson graduated from Leadership School, was very successful. He was definitely treated like a Chief. Next Gathering of the Chiefs’ 30 September, Beale AFB
Comments from the Members:
• Chief Johnson: Informed the group that he was well taken care
of at the commissary when he passed out due to low
sugar. They had an ambulance take him to the hospital
leaving his wife alone at the commissary. They saw to
it that she got home alright, but he had a little trouble
getting his car home. (He had no keys).
• Chief Wilson: Told everyone that he had bought a new
• Chief Carvelli: Discussed the current Senate Bill
that would increase TRICARE prescription co-
payments from 2018 thru 2026 for prescriptions
filled at retail outlets from $28 in 2018 to $45 in2026
Mail order generic prescriptions are currently free.
In addition, higher TRICARE fees for retirees less
then 65 years of age.
• Chief Brink: Informed group that the VA had changed
a medication and it improved his personal life a great
Members In Good Standing 2017
Brink, D. (17) Brooks, K (14) Canada, J (17)
Carvelli,T(17) Church, M(15) Cormier, J.(17)
DeCosta, Al (17) Duval, B (17) Harris, J. (17)
Hurt, W. (16) Johnston,E(17) Kearns, J (17)
Konsesky, R (17) Krolak, D. (15) Marous, M (15)
Moses,G(17) Norwood, J (14) Shaw, P (17)
Sullivan, J (15) Thrower,(18) Tolbert,W(19)
Wentz, T (16) Wilson, R (17) Willaman,S(16)
Zernicke, K. (16)