The Roy Williams Foundation                                                                         

Meeting 2 Agenda 12/15/19 2:00 MST                                                                                           

 

Roll Call:

Zach Krauss:                                                                                                                                              

Zach Crevier:                                                                                                                                                    

Dave Newton:                                                                                                                                                 

Matt White:                                                                                                                                                   

Kit Steimle:                                                                                                                                                     

Steve Hall:                                                                                                                                                         

Bret Collyer:

 

Additions, Deletions, or changes to Agenda?

 

Old Business:

 

*Review Proposed Mission Statement

 

“Whereas we find it totally unacceptable to lose more American Service 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 by renewing life’s purpose and inspiring hope that personal redemption can be attained by Veterans supporting Veterans through their darkest hours. We will fulfill our creed to leave no one behind.”

 

*Krauss to report on Outreach efforts to Indiana University and family members for technical assistance in startup of a non-profit.

 

*Crevier to update members about current Crisis Intervention Materials.

 

*Review Vision Statement: (Underlines are changes/additions)

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, Law Enforcement and First Responder communities. We understand that different people have different personalities and that some people might not be able to relate to the invisible and lasting wounds that are inflicted on the people who experience combat and other violent acts. Therefore, we aspire to bring as many Combat Veterans, Law Enforcement Professionals and other First Responders into our organization as possible, with civilian support to help and encourage people with PTSD 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 efforts (publicity, advertising) and eventually things like Hunting and Fishing licenses. Our funding will also be used, in special cases, to pay for the best, ongoing professional psychological counseling for the most troubled Veterans, Law Enforcement and First Responder Professionals who need more help than the volunteer members of the RWF can provide.

 

Discussion?

 

 

New Business: Election of Officers

 

Are there any other members of Rogue 3 interested in being a Board member?

 

Nominations/Elections of Officers:  (See roll call sheet for options/names)

*Nominations/Voice-vote for Chairman:

*Nomination/Voice-vote for Vice Chairman:

*Nominations/Voice-vote for Board Members (x3):

NOTE: Need 5 voting members so no tie. Alternate will vote when a member is not present.

*Appointment of Alternate:

*Collyer appointed as Secretary/Treasurer (With Board Consent)

 

*LOGO: Is there anyone in the organization artistic enough to create a logo for the RWF? Or should Krauss reach out to IU?

 

*Reminder to Members to provide Bio’s to Bret for webpage.

 

*Next Meeting 12/29/19? Or option to cancel for the Holidays and pick up early 2020?