Francisco Veterans Affairs Commission
Minutes of Dec. 4, 2000 Meeting of The Commission
1. The meeting was called to order be President
2. Veronika Cauley, Renie Champagne, Charles
George Gibbs, Leonard Grube, Wallace Levin, Jim
Lineberger, Elizabeth Melnik, CJ O’Mara, Glenn
Raswyck, Edwin Wilkerson, Cheryl Cook (County
Office) and Wayne Snodgrass (City Attorney), were
3. President Raswyck led the Pledge of Allegiance.
4. The agenda was approved unanimously.
5. The minutes of the Nov. 6, 2000 meeting were
6. Cheryl Cook, Assistant Director of the Veterans
Service Office, reported that she had received the
approval of the War Memorial Board of Trustees, to
hold the Resource Fair at the Veterans Building.
event will be held in October 2001. She also
that our Governor Davis had signed legislation
pertaining to veterans preference and that the City
and County of San Francisco would soon have veterans
preference in hiring.
The Election Committee made up of Renie Champagne,
Wallace Levin, Jim Lineberger and Edwin Wilkerson.
The chairman Edwin Wilkerson reported the committee
nomination for Secretary was Wallace Levin. There
were no other nominations and Wallace Levin was
elected Secretary. He gave the committee nomination
for Vice President, which was George Gibbs. There
no other nominations and George Gibbs was elected
President. Chairman Wilkerson reported the
nomination for President was Charles Coolidge.
Veronika Cauley nominated herself for President. A
vote was held and Charles Coolidge was elected
Commissioner Leonard Grube reported that because of
personal reasons, he had sent his resignation from
commission, to the Board of Supervisors. He was
thanked for his service to the commission and
commended for the great job he did as secretary
the past year, by President Coolidge & Raswyck.
The 91st Division flag has not been returned to City
Hall. The Mayor did not answer our letter sent to
in November. He also did not fly the 91st Division
flag from the pole outside his office on Veterans
Wallace Levin made a motion to send another letter
the Mayor Brown, Ryan Brooks, Director of the
Department of Administrative Services and the Board
Supervisors. The motion was seconded by Renie
and passed unanimously.