APRIL COPY OF MINUTES TO THE MAY MEETING
American Indian Warriors Association meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month
at 7:00 PM.
Our meeting location is: Linda Vista Library
2160 Uric St. San Diego, CA 92111
Meeting Minutes - April 10, 2018 at 7:00PM.
Call to order
A meeting of AIWA members was held at Linda Vista Library. Attendees
included Joaquin, Juan, Ivan and Ben.
Approval of minutes
Discussion of networking opportunities based on AIWA's mission and in
an effort to cultivate cultural awareness, mentor community youth, and
advocate the enrichment and fulfillment of healthy lifestyles.
Ivan shares fliers and info on upcoming events of interest to veterans
and their families. The fliers are included below.
Please get more AIWA cards for members.
for sweat programs for Veterans-in high demand locally. Contacts provided
by Ivan: Mike (719) 285-5240 and Kevin (405) 313-8049. Possible contacts
through VHA: Daniel Steeber, (EEO Manager),
Daniel.Steeber@va.gov and Barbara Pepi, Minority Veterans Program
Joaquin- Presented a review of items discussed at the Veterans Council
Ben & Ivan - Discussed the status and management of the AIWA page
on Facebook and and AIWA page at americanindiansource.com.
Joaquin- Reported back about plans for a garden that Hank Murphy has
made available that may be put to use in order to grow food to feed
the needy and diabetic patients.
Ivan- Presented the food garden idea as a unique way to get the Elders
involved. Initiated a possible facilitator for the project, approaching
the idea from a more traditional aspect.
Ivan - Shared some history on the Golden State Gourd Society and the
induction process. Also spoke briefly to the history of the North County
group American Indian Veterans Association.
Joaquin - Shared
Susan Davis Newsletter and articles including Todd Gloria(Tlingit) and
ask some excerpts be posted to the AIWA webpage. He also presented info
on the homeless veterans in the San Diego area. We'll use and post that
info as well.
Juan - Homeless
Housing (Rental Housing Counselor): Tiny homes idea would be perfect
to help with the critical issue plaguing our local Veterans; >$500.00
to build, easy to set up, mobile single units, 12'x12' structures, 8'x12'
internal space, 4' porches. Small structures are versatile as homes/or
even clinics and can stand alone or be set up in groups of 10.
Members agreed to network amongst each other and outreach to other organizations
and other potential members, focusing on mentorship and Veteran advocacy.
Adjournment - 9:12pm.
Secretary Date of approval 4/11/2018
INDIAN WARRIORS ASSOCIATION (AIWA) AGENDA:
Robert rules of order procedure with modifications:
A. Call to order
B. Officers reports; President ,Vice President, Treasurer, Sect., Committees
C. Old business
D. New business
E. Round Robin discussion and visitors
that makes a great distinction between its warriors and its scholars
will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools"