I have been busy with many volunteer efforts during the past few weeks. The following will highlight the achievements for the VVA Chapter. I continue to broadcast every other Tuesday at 8:40 a.m on KICK 1340 am talk radio. The program is about the Veteran and Veteran’s issues. In previous broadcasts, I have talked about the VVA Chapter 952 and numerous discussions on the documentary by Ken Burns. Michelle Dove spoke about the Greene County Veterans Treatment Court. She also works alongside the local Judicial community as the Director of Jericho Commission providing mentors for Veterans in Drug Court and the Veterans Treatment Court programs.
I recently served as the senior representative with the Silver Hair legislature in Jefferson City for three days discussing future senior legislation. The current Missouri stats includes 1/6th of the population are seniors. Better funding might be achieved if the data included both seniors and senior Veterans. The data would better represent the senior needs in Missouri.
I also met with a Veteran Coordinator to the Lt. Governor’s Office about senior issues and the VVA Chapter 952 community work and mission.
Finally, I have agreed to represent Southwest Missouri in determining candidates for the next years class at the Military Academy. I will recommend in order of the top candidates and submit the names to the National board for consideration. It is a lot of work, but interesting!
Well, that is all for now. Thanks for reading. John