Business Meeting, September 17, 2005
Clarion Hotel, Cherry Hill, N.J.
- Welcome by President Richard Fox
with pledge of allegiance to the flag.
- Minutes of October 4, 2003, were
read and approved.
- Committee reports:
Ebnet, treasurer, reported a current balance of $2,325.77,
but expects approximately another 1000 after the reunion.
Shipmate George Smith raised the question, “how did the
treasury go from $7,000 in 2003 to the current $2,000 plus
balance this year? Ebnet explained that the reunion services
and expenses in Las Vegas were highly abnormal and we were
hit with unforeseen rental fees.
Willard, chairman of the audit committee, reported that the
books were exact and “to the penny.”
- Old business – none
- New business:
Fox received a request from the Glacier Society for a copy
of our current roster. George Smith suggested that each
member should have the right whether his name is disclosed
to another organization. A motion was made, and seconded,
for a “a flyer in the next mailing to let each individual
decide whether this name and address can be released.”
Dietrich volunteered to update the Glacier website. All in
Hoenig suggested liaison with the Glacier Society.
Stanakis asked, “How were names picked for the next reunion.
Robert Borri, reunion site committee chairman, explained
that his committee members asked for suggestions in the
hospitality room, and are always open for suggestions.
Discussion ensured. Bob Newcomb asked, “Why not San
Francisco, where the Glacier is?” Borri mentioned that
Venecia is a small town, security is a problem, the ship is
a mile away, and to get to it, we’d have to crawl over rusty
ships – not an easy access. Keigh Olzen, a person with hotel
experience, suggested a site that is exciting and offers new
experiences. (Nashville, Tenn., was voted as the next
Jung, nominating committee chairman, presented the following
slate for 2006-2007; Dick Fox, president; Gordon Waggoner,
vice president; Tom Ebnet, treasurer. There were no
nominations from the floor, so the nominations were closed.
All voted in favor of the proposed slate.
fox thanked everyone for their confidence in the new
moment in silence for deceased members of the association,
the meeting was adjourned at 0957 hours.
Respectfully submitted, John G. Hoenig, acting secretary.