chapter news - march 2022

Next Executive Committee Meeting Monday, April 4, 2022
Next Luncheon & General Meeting Saturday, April 9, 2022

Agenda for April 9 General Meeting

March 14, 2022

  • Service Officer mileage reimbursement rate reset

  • Computer purchase for CSO service expansion

  • Disposition of Bingo/Meeting Hall on East Main 

  • Second round of nominations for 2022-2023 Chapter Officers

  • Election of 2022-2023 Chapter Officers

Jim & Carol Ellis Receive Awards

March 15, 2022

  • Jim & Carol Ellis were recognized at the March 12th General Meeting for their continuing contributions to Chapter 8. They received the Platinum Level Benefactor Award and the Century Club Award for their generosity.

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VA Wants to Make Telephone Appointments for Mental Health Care Permanent

March 18, 2022

  • Read the full story HERE

VA Reverses Dismissals from Caregiver Program

March 22, 2022

  • Deputy Secretary Remy announced VA “will not remove anyone or decrease support until we have reevaluated under new criteria,” for PCAFC legacy participants. 

  • "To all of them, to anyone with concerns about supporting veterans, that is our top priority—to support our veterans,” said Deputy Secretary Remy. “We will continue to make sure veterans and their caregivers get the support they need and the support they deserve. We have to make sound decisions to address veterans' concerns." 

  • A timeline for the new eligibility criteria “will take as long as it takes to get it right,” said Deputy Secretary Remy. “We are going to work through these eligibility criteria and make sure we have it structured in a way that it can be effective, it can be efficient, and we can deliver on our commitments.”  

  • On the halting of removals of caregivers, “We thought it was the wise thing to do to make sure the decisions we've taken to date are consistent with the intent of Congress and consistent with President Biden's demands of us,” said Secretary McDonough. “That we uphold our sacred obligations to veterans and, especially when you see as we do, caregivers being a fundamental part of the care team for the veterans."   

  • Hear the Press Conference HERE.

Change to Executive Committee Meetings

March 31, 2022

  • Beginning in May 2022, Executive Committee meetings will be held at the Chapter House