|September 25, 1999
St. Louis, MO
Dick Fox, interim Association President, brought the meeting to
order at 0905 hours with the pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Minutes of the 1997 meeting
were read by John Hoenig, and accepted.
Jerry Seeney reported a balance of approximately $6,000 as of September 25, 1999.
Audit Committee: David Armbrust, chairman, audited the books and reported that
"everything balanced to the penny".
Bylaws: Article I Section 1 reads "USS GLACIER
ASSOCIATION" Majority voted to change to "USS GLACIER AGB-4 ASSOCIATION"
Nominations Committee: Robert Jung, chairman, presented the
following nominations for 2 year terms: President, Dick Fox - Vice President, John Willard
- Treasurer, Jerry Seeney. All were voted in by the membership.
Discussion was continued on opening up the Association to all military personnel,
including the Coast Guard. Fox suggested that the CG could add "young blood" to
the group. Seeney spoke in favor since Ben Koether had CG people on his staff of the
G.Waggoner worked along with CG people at the Suisan Bay site and
said they were helpful and cooperative. Capt. Grant made a motion to include all military
or scientific personnel who served aboard the GLACIER to be eligible for membership in the
Association. Seconded by John Shrauger. All voted in favor.
President Fox will set up a committee to make By-law changes. All
Motion was made to "NOT to allow personnel from other
icebreakers into the Association." All in favor.
Motion was made to continue GLACIER WEBSITE. All in favor.
Shipmate Jerry Hughes volunteered as Webmaster.
Reunion Committee: Dr. J. Fleetwood, chairman, reported three
sites for the 2001 reunion. Annapolis, MD. Was voted as the site.
Motion was made by S. Vitale to send President Fox to Annapolis
for a check of the site. All in favor. (Clint Davis house is available at $5 per
President Fox thanked Chuck McConnell and Jerry Seeney for their
tireless efforts in contacting shipmates.
Motion was made and passed to obtain a plaque for Jim Tinch. Mike
Gilligan offered to chair this effort.
Meeting was adjourned at 1019 hours with a moment of silence for
the Tinch family and all departed shipmates.
John G. Hoenig,
acting Secretary to President Fox.