Business Meeting, September 15, 2007
Inn Select, Nashville, TN
- Welcome by President
meeting called to order at 8:33 AM; pledge of allegiance to the flag.
- Minutes of September 17, 2005, were
by Keith Otzen, acting Secretary, and approved.
- Committee reports:
Ebnet, Treasurer reported we were hit hard at our 2005
reunion mainly because of the open bar of $2,300.00. We
need new members for additional income and have to be
careful - not to over spend. Balance for 2007 is $1,370.00.
Motion to approve by Bob Borra Seconded by John Willard
Benner, Chairman of the Audit Committee, reported that the
books were exact and to the penny and that Tom Ebnet did a
good job of record keeping. - Motion to accept - by Bob
Borra Seconded by Jim Minor.
- Old business – none
- New business:
Willard discussed Life membership’s bring in no money and
suggested members could “kick in” additional money when
paying their dues. Gordon Wagoner suggested we raise dues to
$25.00 to off-set our costs. Tom Ebnet indicated we are only
using our principal and not interest on our account because
it was set up wrong in the beginning. We will honor our
current life member’s dues but no reissue for the future.
Gordon Wagoner stated that if anyone knows someone out there
for membership to let Tom know. Motion to raise dues to
$25.00 by Gordon Wagoner Motion seconded by Mike Canzoweri
Motion to eliminate life - membership’s by - Earl Bills
Motion seconded by Lile Zane.
Powell wanted to know when dues are due? Tom explained to
the membership that the year due is marked by the address on
the envelope. If you do not understand please call - Tom.
Gordon Wagoner explained this is done this way to cut down
on the mailing cost (expenses) and to see Tom Ebnet
Slabaugh wanted an explanation of the Society and the
Association? Gordon Wagoner explained the two memberships
and gave an up-date on the Society and Glacier’s recent
extension. Bridgeport, Conn. is back in the plan! Gordon
Wagoner will do a Presidents Report on this in our web site.
Hart suggested we give our email addresses to Tom Ebnet for
those who have them. Tom indicated we will be able to check
on our dues on the web site eventually. Gordon Wagoner
stated “it’s not perfect, but we are working on it.”
Jung asked about our relationship with Armed Forces
Reunions, Inc (A.F.R.I.)? His other reunions do not work
with them to save costs. Gordon Wagoner indicated we are
reviewing this already for 2009 based on his knowledge with
his “Swift Boats” reunion this year.
Otzen covered hotel costs, contracts, and hidden costs for
us to watch out for in the future.
Hart presented the - following - slate of officers for Vice
President, Secretary /Treasurer and asked for volunteers for
the Audit and the Nominating Committee for 2009. - There
were no additional nominations for President or
Secretary/Treasurer. President – Gordon Wagoner
Secretary/Treasurer – Tom Ebnet Keith Otzen volunteered for
the Audit Committee Motion to a - ccept by Lile Zane
Seconded by Bob Borra - - Slate for Vice President Are:
1). Bill Boyd 2). - Elwood “Woody” Benner 3). Mike
Canzoweri - - The Three Candidates expressed to the
membership why they were interested in the position? - -
Woody Benner was voted as our new 1st - Vice President!
next reunion sites to be voted on are:
2). Minneapolis/St Paul/Bloomington, MN
3). Virginia Beach/Norfolk area
2009 will be in - Wilmington, NC - based on cost and
approval with AFRI.
Benner asked that members donate memorabilia to GLACIER so
it won’t get lost or thrown away and offered $10.00-$15.00
donation to help our Association! Woody also asked about
information on “Ghost of Brian Freedman” who was
electrocuted aboard the Glacier.
Wagoner recognized our 7 Plank Owners and offered a moment
of silence for our deceased members.
Wagoner, President, adjourned the meeting. Seconded by Bob
Otzen, acting Secretary