Minutes of Meeting
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center – Virginia Beach
Saturday, September 26, 2015
by President, Gordon Wagoner.
called to order at 9:01AM by Gordon Wagoner.
allegiance to the flag.
our Saturday, October 5, 2013 Business meeting, Crown Plaza
Hotel at the crossings, Warwick, RI were read by Secretary,
Keith Otzen. Bill Boyd made a motion to accept. Motion accepted.
OLD BUSINESS: None
Report. Current Balance is $9,660.25. Approximately $1,697.00 in
Glacier merchandise and dues were taken in at this year’s
Report. Bob Bora, Chairman, Bill Boyd and Richard Bartkowski
reported all was in order with $9,660.25 in the Glacier account.
Motion accepted by membership.
Committee. Peter Benac, Chairman, James Hicks, and Roland
Lacorte explained our ballot and presented the following reunion
sites for September/October, 2017 to be voted on by the
1). Portland, Maine - 10 votes
Bill Boyd explained the San Antonio River Walk area and also
mentioned that Portland, Maine is a very beautiful and historic
coastal city with many things to see and do including fine shows
and foliage in the fall.
2). San Antonio, TX - 16 votes
Our 2017 Biennial reunion will be held in San Antonio, Texas
which received the majority of votes. Gordon Wagoner stated “we
will be looking for a reunion friendly hotel with the best
affordable price.” Our 2017 reunion will be posted as a
thumbprint on our web site.
A). Bill Boyd
discussed locating new members and said we should check the
website to playout new members.
Benner stated “everyone knows one or two shipmates – try to
White and George Smith offered to contact missing members
located in their zip code if we can provide them with a list of
Wagoner explained our roster from the computer in the
hospitality room and that 80% are on the East Coast (majority)
but it is up to the members and wives where our reunion goes.
Our original roster list has 500 names and most have not updated
their dues. We send out 300 newsletters.
Smith wanted to know if Hotels want our business and let our
shipmates know what they are getting for their money. Keith
Otzen explained what we get from the hotel because of our guest
room commitment of about 135 room nights.
breakfast buffet for 2.
for hospitality room and free ice and clean up.
bring in our own liquor, beer, wine, soft drinks, and
munchies into the hospitality room.
off hotels menus for our group functions.
won’t give us this and also will not allow reunions (or anyone)
to bring in their own food and beverages to the
hospitality/meeting rooms. Hotels have corkage fees and would
like to sell these costly items for a profit.
Warrior: Motion carried to donate $500.00 to the Wounded
Memorabilia: Woody Benner, Historian stated that everything
is on the tables in our hospitality room and the different
things we have. The Glacier is no longer with us for a possible
museum. Maybe we should contact the Marine Shipbuilders in
Texas. Our membership would like to know where our memorabilia
would be going. Dick Reed indicated that museums will take
personal items only.
H). Voting of
new officers: Motion was made to accept the current officers for
the next two years. Motion carried.
Gordon Wagoner, President/Treasurer
Woody Benner, First Vice President/Historian
Keith Otzen, Secretary/Sergeant at Arms
USS Glacier AGB-4 Association
San Antonio, TX
VA (Virginia Beach)
Boston, MA (Warwick, RI)
Minneapolis (Bloomington, MN)
Las Vegas, NV
St. Louis, MO
Myrtle Beach, SC
4120 Pepperwood Trail
Minnetonka, MN 55305