Business Meeting, September 19, 2009
Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Minneapolis South, MN Sept 16-20
President, Gordon Wagoner
called to order at 8:29AM
allegiance to the flag
September 15, 2007 were read by Keith Otzen, Acting
Secretary and approved.
a). Tom Ebnet, Treasurer reported we are over $3,000.00 as of
this reunion. Motion to approve as read by John Collins,
b). Bob Bora, Chairman of the Audit committee, reported Tom
Ebnet, Treasurer did a fine job. The committee’s
recommendation was to deposit dues checks in a more timely
manner. Motion to approve by Bill Boyd, audit Accepted.
BUSINESS – None
a). Raymond Woodley stated that the GLACIER Navy Helicopter Alumni
Association would like to attend our reunion with about 37
people. Chuck White had questions whether they would join,
merge or attend. It was suggested they do their own mailing
and paper work. Gordon Wagoner explained the Sheraton’s
contract and room night’s attrition, etc and how it would
help with adding them to the GLACIER reunion. Chuck White
put a motion on the floor in favor to accept in order to
bring our numbers up, seconded by Tom Ebnet.: motion carried
by Gordon Wagoner.
b). Gordon Wagoner explained the raffle and door prizes for tonight
during the banquet. Old reunion T shirts would be available
for $10.00. Pictures were also discussed and the DJ during
c). Willie Wilkins, Chairman of the Reunion Committee, presented the
following reunion sites for September, 2011 to be voted on
by the membership.
1). Branson, MO
2). San Antonio, TX
3). Savannah, GA
4). Reno, NV
Our 2011 biennial reunion will be in Branson, MO as indicated above with
the majority of votes. Bob Bora mentioned that the Navy
Helicopter Alumni Association had met in Savanna in 2009.
d). Dick Fox stated that his committee has had their meeting and
indicated the officers are all set. Tom Ebnet has resigned
as Treasurer and Gordon Wagoner would now be the President
and Treasurer combined. Elwood “Woody” Benner will remain
as vice President/Historian and Keith Otzen as Secretary.
Motion to accept by John Collins.
Wagoner explained the President/treasurer position and
accepted the combined position. He further explained that
former president Jim Tinch was also President/Treasurer.
White had questions about AFRI. Keith Otzen explained what
they do for us and how we compensate them. John Willard
wanted to know what they all did to help plan the Minnesota
g). Gordon Wagoner explained the annual dues are from July 1,
to July 1. If dues are paid on a different month they are
still due on the following July 1st. Non paid
dues members are not on our list. Dick Fox explained the
number on the dues card indicates the order at which members
h). Charlie White asked about bulk mailing to save on mailing cost.
Gordon Wagoner stated it is not much different. Raymond
Woodley indicated that email is the best way to go if
members have them!
i). Gordon Wagoner stated that membership is going down and since the
last reunion fourteen members have been added to the “down
to the sea list”. Tom Vergari wanted to know what other Ice
Breakers do for their reunions.
j). Dick Reed asked about advertising in the VFW magazine and how often?
John Willard explained both the VFW and American Legion
advertising procedures. Gordon Wagoner will follow-up and
get this done.
k). Woody Benner, Historian asked members to donate memorabilia to
GLACIER so it won’t get lost or thrown away. Woody
explained that we should all be looking for members from our
own state and call or write letters to them regarding
membership. Contact them!
Wilkins asked about the GLACIER “first time cover” post
office stamp from Antarctica from past cruises and if we
know what it is (you can find them on eBay under USS
Wagoner recognized our Plank Owners and offered a moment of
silence for our deceased members.
Wagoner, President adjourned the Business Meeting, Seconded
by Keith Otzen
USS Glacier AGB-4 Association