Minutes of Meeting
Plaza Hotel at the Crossings, Warwick, RI
October 5, 2013
by President, Gordon Wagoner
Called to order at 08:30AM
members in attendance
allegiance to the flag
of our Saturday, September 17, 2011 Business Meeting, Lodge of
the Ozarks reunion were read by Woody Benner, First Vice
President/Historian and were accepted.
report. Current balance in account is $7,245.40. Approximately
$1,600.00 in Glacier merchandise was sold.
report. Bob Bora, Chairman, Gene Hawes, Thomas Natoli, reported
all was in order with $8,600.00 in the Glacier account. Bob Bora
made a motion to retain Gordon Wagoner as treasurer. Motion
accepted by membership.
Committee. Melvin Wilkins, Chairman, John Collins, Raymond
Woodley, Roland LaCorte, presented the following reunion sites
for September/October, 2015 to be voted on by the membership.
1). Savannah, GA - 16 votes
Our 2015 Biennial reunion will be held in Savannah, GA as
indicated above with the majority of votes. Gordon Wagoner
stated “we will be looking for a reunion friendly hotel with the
best affordable price.” Our 2015 reunion will be posted our web
2). Fredericksburg, VA - 5 votes
3). San Antonio, TX - 1 vote
A). Jim Foote
made a motion we give a donation to the Wounded Warrior
Association. Bob Bora recommended a maximum of $500.00 to be
considered if we decide to do so. Motion accepted by membership.
B). Chuck White
had a question “what is the cost is to run the Glacier
Association.” Gordon Wagoner explained our income is through
members that pay their dues and merchandise sold. In addition,
listed on our dues form, there is a designated space for Glacier
Association donations. Many of our members, when paying their
dues, add on a little more for our treasury, postage, etc.
C). Jim Foote
recommended we have a slate of two cities from the West coast,
east coast, and the Midwest to vote on. Fred Hart stated that
80% of our membership comes from the East Coast, Florida, and
D). Fred Hart
discussed retention of members. Gordon Wagoner stated “word of
mouth” with our shipmates is the best way to go because of
address changes. If dues are paid our members will receive a
newsletter. Our biannual newsletter is sent to all active dues
Wagoner talked about the NEW Glacier Jacket. They are now
available to view on the Glacier web site along with
instructions on how to order them through our Association.
Haugland talked about where we should be going as an
Wagoner discussed this evening’s (Sat.) event and the deluxe
door prizes that will be given out.
H). Gene Hawes
suggested our members bring a donation that designates something
from their home state for the Saturday night raffle. Gordon
Wagoner stated “we could include this as a suggestion in our
Collins stated “the pizza and beer in our Friday night
hospitality room got an A+ versus the buffet dinner we have had
in the past. Gordon Wagoner and our membership agreed that the
hospitality room event was a great success!
Smith questioned hotel room rates. Gordon Wagoner stated, we
negotiate with AFRI for a rate as close to $100.00 as possible
with no attrition charges and to include a daily hot breakfast
with no rental charges for the Meeting space. In addition, we
ask for a 25% discount off the hotels menus for our group
K). Voting of
Joe Okonek made
a motion to accept the current officers for the next two years.
Motion on the floor, all in favor, motion carried.
1). Gordon Wagoner, President/Treasurer
2). Woody Benner, First Vice President/Historian
3). Keith Otzen, Secretary/Sergeant at Arms
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