Minutes of Meeting
Business Meeting - September 17, 2011
Lodge of the Ozarks – Branson, MO
by President, Gordon Wagoner
Called to order at 08:30AM
allegiance to the flag
September 19, 2009 were read by Keith Otzen, Secretary and
Treasurers report = $4,704.07. Over $7,000.00 was deposited
B). Audit report. Bob Bora, Chairman of the audit
committee (Bob Archer, Gene Hawes, Charles McManus, Richard
Barkowski), reported all was in order and Gordon Wagoner should
remain as treasurer for another two years. Motion to approve by
John Collins. Accepted by Jake Carter.
Don Fremin asked about the Glacier Society. Gordon Wagoner
explained nothing is new on the Society web site and stated the
condition of the ship and what work was done by work parties.
B). Elmer Blevins wanted to know what other Ice Breakers are
doing for reunions and asked about the Coast Guard. In the past
the majority of our membership would just like to have the
Glacier reunion and not merge.
C). Gene Haas made a motion for Gordon Wagoner to check with his
contacts to find out if the Edisto would like to have a combined
reunion with the Glacier for 2013. Dick Fox volunteered to
help. Seconded by John Collins. Motion carried.
D). John Collins discussed there was a nuclear leak at McMurdo
Sound and there was exposure to radiation at the base. It was
falsely led to believe that it was not serious.
E). Gordon Wagoner stated we are losing about fourteen members
per year. Jake Carter indicated we are all about the same age!
F). Gordon Wagoner discussed our raffle tickets and is very
pleased with ticket sales for shirts, Glacier prints, etc. We
will also have a free room night voucher for the Saturday
G). Willie Wilkins, chairman of the reunion committee (Bill
Boyd, Raymond Woodley, Bruce Peterson, Chuck White), presented
the following reunion sites for September, 2013 to be voted on
by the membership.
1). Boston, MA 19 votes
2). San Diego, CA 02 votes
3). New Orleans, LA 15 votes
Biennial reunion will be in Boston, MA as indicated above with
the majority of votes. Gordon Wagoner stated “we are looking
for a reunion friendly hotel for the best price”. For instance,
Annapolis pricing was extremely high. This is the reason we
have a second and third option location to choose from. Our
2013 reunion will be posted as a thumb print on our web site.
H). Mike Norton indicated we had a bad experience
in Boston in 1995 and what can we do so it won’t happen again.
I). Bob Moynahan stated that hotel rates are high
J). Gordon Wagoner wanted the membership to know
that we have never had a write in candidate for election of
officers. This is in the by-laws of our association. No write
K). John Collins made the motion to accept the
current officers for the next two years. Motion on the floor,
all in favor, accepted. Motion carried.
1). Gordon Wagoner – President/Treasurer
2). Woody Benner - First Vice
3). Keith Otzen – Secretary
L). Woody Benner, Historian talked about the Navy
Memorial in Washington DC and how to become a member. Also
about the memorabilia he has received as our Historian and what
we should do with everything. He suggested we could contact the
Navy memorial or the Smithsonian Institute to find out if there
is an interest. Charlie White said we should contact the Navy
archives. Gordon Wagoner explained about the two sisters who
donated Captain Peter F. Faughman’s (63-65) memorabilia to our
M). Woody discussed the past two reunions
regarding our Friday night meal and made the following proposal;
1). Friday could be a free night (on your
2). Pizza and beer in the hospitality
to eliminate the Friday evening meal. Motion carried and it was
decided for pizza and beer in the hospitality room.
N). Charlie White asked about email addresses.
Gordon Wagoner said we have nearly 150 and 35 had recently
bounced back. Return mail (addresses as well).
0). Joe Okonek asked about “down to the sea”.
Gordon Wagoner stated when a shipmate passes away he is added to
our down to the sea list (web site) one at a time.
P). Jerry Edwards was the TV winner during our
Saturday night banquet and Bill Boyd won a Glacier Print.
Q). Gordon Wagoner indicated our total
attendance for this year’s reunion was eighty people with about
40 rooms per night.
R). Gordon Wagoner recognized our plank
owners and offered a moment of silence for our deceased members
and fallen heroes.
Wagoner, President made a motion to adjourn the business
meeting. Seconded by Keith Otzen
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