The Roy Williams Foundation                                           

Meeting 1 Agenda: 12/1/19                                                

 

Roll Call:                                                                                                                                                     

Zach Krauss:                                                                                                                                               

Zach Crevier:                                                                                                                                           

Dave Newton:                                                                                                                                               

Matt White:                                                                                                                                                 

Bret Collyer:

 

Additions, Deletions or changes to Agenda?

 

New Business: (All business is new)

  • Review, discuss, propose changes to mission statement:

Proposed Mission Statement:

“Whereas we find it totally unacceptable to lose more American Veterans to suicide than combat, we strive to fill the gaps in the current VA system. We are operated by Veterans, for Veterans and aspire to instill hope that personal redemption can be attained through Veterans supporting Veterans through their darkest hours. We will fulfill our creed to leave no one behind”

  • Discuss basic structure of active non-profit

  1. Formal meetings/agendas/minutes                                                                                                    

  2. Need to elect officers-Chairman, Vice Chair, Board Members, Seceratary/Treasurer

  3. Fundraising- Not until 501C-3 Status pending or achieved

  4. Bi-Weekly Meetings or Monthly?

  5. Other?

 

 

  • Website Creation Contents

  1. Name: “The Roy Williams Foundation”

  2. Mission Statement

  3. Officers

  4. Contact Information, phone# and mailing address.

  5. Volunteer/Donate Buttons (Eventually)

  6. General Information

  7. Vision Statement

 

Preliminary Vision Statement:

 

What we envision for the Roy Williams Foundation is an ever-growing network of dedicated donors and volunteers; Veterans and Civilians working together to provide outreach and support to our Veteran Community. We understand that different people have different personalities and some people may not be able to relate to the invisible and lasting wounds of war. Therefore, we aim to bring as many combat Veterans into our organization as possible, with civilian support to help and encourage Veterans to believe in a better tomorrow. Through outdoor activities and companionship, our network strives to connect quietly suffering Veterans with other Veterans who have learned to manage their PTSD and are willing to help others. All members are passionate about this outreach and are dedicated to educating themselves and others about Crisis Intervention methods to stem the tide of Veteran suicide. If they find themselves unable to help an individual, they will endeavor to find someone else in the network who can better relate to the individual to offer support. We envision working with and complimenting other Veteran Outreach Organizations to create as big of a network as possible. Our funding will go toward formal Crisis Intervention education for our members as well as expense reimbursement (Gas, Food, Lodging etc.). As well as outreach (publicity, advertising) and eventually things like fishing/hunting licenses. Our funding will also be used, in special cases to pay for the best, ongoing psychological counseling for the most troubled Veterans who need more help than the Volunteer members of the RWF can provide.

 

Discussion?: