USS Goldsborough (DDG-20) Association
Tuesday 20 June 2000, 1500 Hrs.
After much discussion, Organization By-laws were adopted at 1620 Hrs. this date.
The next order of business being election of officers for the Association. Nominations were opened from the floor for the office of President. James T Nechanicky nominated Thomas L. Weaver. James A Cole seconded nomination. A motion was made tp close the nominations by James W. Waggoner. The motion was passed unanimously. Thomas L. Weaver was declared president as unopposed.
Nominations were opened from the floor for the office of Vice-President. James A Cole nominated Robert Shanahan. Chip Chapin seconded the nomination. James T. Nechanicky nominated Charles E. Artis. Curtis G. Maki seconded nomination. A motion was made to close the nominations by James W. Waggoner. James T. Nechanicky seconded the motion. The Motion was passed unanimously.
A vote was taken and Charles E. Artis was elected Vice-President.
Nominations were opened from the floor for the office of Secretary/Treasurer. Thomas L. Weaver nominated John R.Maguire. James T. Nechanicky seconded the nomination. A motion was made to close the nominations by Charles E. Artis. James WS. Waggoner seconded the motion. John R.Maguire was elected as unopposed.
President Tom Weaver pointed out that 10 years ago at another Tin Can Sailors reunion the USS Goldsborough (DD-188) formed its Association. Tom asked for and received by acclamation the authority to install Jerry Mansmann from DD-188 as a member of DDG20 Association. Jerry was presented with a (DDG-20) reunion hat.
It was suggested and approved that our Association Newsletter and Reunion notices also be sent to the Mailing list of the (DD-188).
A vote was taken and passed unanimously to make the annual dues of the Association $20.00 Per Year.
A vote was taken and passed that the 2001 reunion of the Association be in the Central Time Zone at either Nashville, TN or Biloxi, MS> Reunion to be in July or August, and to be from 3 to5 days in duration. (President Tom appointed Mike Crumpt onto be the Chair of the reunion)
Next Association meeting to be held at 1500 21 June 2000, in hospitality suite.
A motion was made to adjourn by James A. Cole. James W. Waggoner seconded the motion. Motion Passed.
Meeting adjourned at 1744 Hrs.
USS Goldsborough (DDG-20) Association
Wednesday 21 June 2000. 1500 Hrs.
President Tom appoints Reunion Chairman for the different time zones:
Mike Crumpton – Central
Chuck Artis – Eastern
Jim Nechanicky – Pacific
Chair persons will decide (with concurrence of President) on the Hotel etc. of the reunion and if there is a comp. Room, it should go to the chairperson. All members should bring items to be raffled off to the reunion as a fundraiser. Sue from the “Tin Can Sailors” can get us a reunion packet. V-P Chuck Artis will make contact.
The site for the 2002 reunion will be in the Eastern Time zone with city(s) to be voted on at the 2001 reunion.
It was voted on and approved that 100 ships patches will be ordered at $3.00 ea. And sold for $5.00 ea.
President Tom appoints Bob Shanahan as Association Historian. Bob agreed to publish Newsletter. Mike Crumpton offered to donate the postage for the Newsletter. President Tom appointed Mike Crumpton the Association photographer. Recognition of recruitment efforts on the part of the members will be recognized in the Newsletter.
President Tom appoints Earl Hall as Sunshine Chairman.
Widows of Association members will receive Certificates of Life Membership in the Association (IN recognition of their husband’s service). Care must be taken in contacting those survivors.
Some of the benefits of belonging to the Association were discussed: Newsletter of Association with Spouses column; camaraderie; Network around country; reunions with side trips for wives; Webster and patches, hats and shirts.
President Tom will order 24 hats without the reunion wording at $15 per. Members may contact President Tom to purchase.
Next meeting to be at the 2001 reunion.
Meeting Adjourned at 1636 Hrs.