The Plumas County Veterans Collaboration (TPCVC) was established in September 2017. TPCVC consists of volunteers who either served in the military or are supporters of those who have. We work in various positions within Plumas County serving the public through local governments and non-profits in order to increase the outreach and connections to services available for the veterans within our community.
Scott Quade: Co-Founder/facilitator
Scott Quade is a Deputy Probation Officer in Plumas County, California. He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps Infantry as an 0351: Assault-man. Additionally, he served eight years in the California Army National Guard. He is a co-facilitator of the Plumas County Veteran’s Collaboration. He joined this group to help increase services for those who served in the military which include those who found themselves in the criminal justice system. He became a member of the Quincy Elks #1884 in 2018. He is also a member of the VFW and American Legion.
Ray Lewis: Co-facilitator & Volunteer Coordinator
Ray Lewis retired from the United States Army after 34 years of service as the Command Sergeant Major of the 10th MTN Division. Currently he works as a metal fabricator for Lazzarino Machine Works. He is a member of the Plumas County Search and Rescue, Quincy Elks Lodge #1884, and the Quincy Rotary.
Vinny DeWitt: Veterans/Elk Ambassador
Vance DeWitt (aka Vinny) was born on Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas, December 22, 1969. Vinny started volunteering with the Elks in 2008 and later became a member of the Quincy Elks #1884 in 2010. He received president achievement award from Art Echternacht in 2012. Quincy#1884 Exalted Ruler position during (2014-2015) (2017-20148). California Hawaii Elks Association Vice President (2016-2017). Vinny is also a member of the Feather River College Foundation Board (2014- present), Feather River College Foundation Scholarship Committee (2015 – present), and Feather River College Foundation Investment Committee Chairmen (2016 – present). He is a community leader with his service to the Plumas County School District, mentoring and guiding numerous projects (2012 – present). He is also involved in a county wide drug awareness program partnered with the Elks, Sheriff Department, Probation Department and Plumas County Unified School District. (2015 – present).
Shawn Bondon: Plumas County Veteran Service Officer
Shawn Bondon served six years in the Navy as an Electronics Technician (1981-1987). Most of that time was spent at NAVCAMS WESPAC Guam. He spent ten years working as an Electronics Technician for Grass Valley Group in Grass Valley, CA. He spent fourteen years pastoring at the Assembly of God Church in Chester, CA. He spent 15 months as the Veteran Service Representative in Lassen County. His heart is to serve veterans in any capacity possible.
FORMER ACTIVE MEMBERS
Ryan Rogers: Founder/Co-facilitator
Ryan Rogers is a Site Coordinator for the Portola Wellness Center. He spent nine years in the U.S. Army. He is the founder and co-facilitator of the Plumas County Veterans Collaboration. He started this group to raise awareness on needed Veterans services in Plumas County. He became a member of the Quincy Elks #1884 in 2018.
Jimmy LaPlante: Jimmy LaPlante is a Veteran Service Officer in Plumas County, California. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1972 to 1996. He deployed on seven occasions and served on-board on five different type classes of Ships. HE served on the: USS Vancouver (LPD-2) Amphibous Ship, USS Jason (AR-8) Repair Ship, USS Reasoner (FF-1063) Anti Submarine Warfare Ship, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Nuclear Aircraft Carrier, and the USS Valley Forge (CG-50) Aegis Class Navy Crusier.
Shane Starr: Shane Starr serves as a District Representative for Congressman Doug LaMalfa, CA-01. In his capacity, he works directly with the constituents, communities, and counties of Modoc, Lassen, Plumas, and Sierra.