Well the final figures are
in from our Nashville reunion and it looks like we were
a little above average for attendances for a total of
108. This is not bad but I know we can do better in
2009. From all the feed back I received everyone had a
great time in Nashville, the hotel was very nice, the
food was very good, especially our made to order
breakfast’s, and the tours were allot of fun, our day on
the river I will remember for a long time to come.
business meeting on Saturday went well, a complete copy is
enclosed. We had some fine candidates for vice president but
after the final tally of votes Woody Brenner will be your
new vice president, and what a fine choice he is. Woody will
be pulling double duty as he is also our historian, so if
you have anything of interest, old cruise books, memorabilia
and want to donate it to the Glacier Association please get
in touch with Woody, his phone number and address are on
this web site.
Ebnet ran unopposed for the treasure position and will be
onboard for two more years. I want to thank Tom not only for
trying to bring our roster up to date but for all the extra
work he did in selling shirts, raffle tickets and helping
out at our hospitality room. If your address, phone number,
or e-mail has changed please get this information to Tom or
myself so we can set the records straight.
president position I ran unopposed, I want to thank everyone
for the confidence you have in me for the next two years, I
will not disappoint you.
our meeting on Saturday we voted on raising our dues, we had
to do this to off set the escalating prices of office
material and printing fees. Our new dues will be $25.00 per
year, this puts us in line with most other organizations out
there. Dues are due by the 1st of July of each
year according to Glacier by-laws. I will be sending out a
newsletter in the spring of 2008 and in it there will be a
reminder to get them in. On your envelope there will be a
year after your name which will indicate the year you are
paid up to, for those of you that are behind please get in
touch with Tom Ebnet to bring your dues up to date.
thanks go out to Fred Hart and the nominating committee for
all the work and tuff decision they had to make in selecting
our new reunion site. The three choices were Norfolk Va.,
Wilmington NC, and Minneapolis./St. Paul/Bloomington MN.
Wilmington was the winner by vote but after checking with
the Armed Forces Reunion committee on hotel prices, bus
transportation and tours available in Wilmington area they
said this would not be a good choice for they do not service
this area any more do to the high cost of hotels and the
transportation issue, therefore they could not meet our
guide lines. I sent this issue back to our nominating
committee to pick another choice and they decided on
Bloomington MN. for our next reunion site. Bloomington is a
suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul with a choice of many hotels
and things to do. I will be working with the AFR reunion
committee to see that we will have a great time in the state
to thank everyone that came to Nashville and the confidence
you have in me as your president. Hope to see all of you at
our next reunion in 2009.