2001 Meeting Minutes

USS Goldsborough (DDG-20)
Meeting Minutes
08 August 2001
2nd Annual Reunion
Biloxi, MS

President Tom Weaver called the meeting to order at 1838 Hrs.

The pledge of allegiance was lead by Bob Shanahan.

Vice-President Chuck Artis was introduced to discuss the questionnaire he has developed to solicit input on the sight of next years reunion.  Questionnaires should be filled out and turned into Chuck by Noon tomorrow.  Results will be announced at the banquet.  It was emphasized that we would like input from the ladies on what they might like in the way of activities.

Secretary-Treasurer Jack Maguire read the Minutes of the last meeting.  AA motion was made that the minutes be accepted as read.  The motion was seconded and passed.

Secretary –Treasurer Jack Maguire presented treasurer’s report.  He reports Total income to date $8,049.52.  Total expense to date with only about $400.00 in outstanding bills of $5,753.09 with $150 in other expenses for a balance in the bank of $2,146.43.

A motion was made and seconded that the treasurer’s report be accepted as presented.  The motion was seconded and passed.

A motion was made and seconded that:  The by-laws be changed to wit: that the dues of the Association be changed to $10.00 per year after a members first year.  After discussion, the motion was defeated.

A motion was made and seconded that:  Change the by-laws to reflect that in Item 8,…on a rotating cycle (except when we want to coordinate with the “Tin Can Sailors” reunion)  After discussion, it was decided that the Association would maintain our rotation until the “Tin Can Sailors” are again on the west coast.  We will then resume a rotation in line with “Tin Can Sailors”  This was voted on and passed.

Under new business:  President Tom Weaver asked how the members felt about the cost of the reunion.  Most felt it was a good value for the money.

There was lengthily discussion regarding walk-ins to the reunion.  A motion was made to have the Treasurer charge people by use and pay full fare for hospitality suite.  It was voted on and defeated.

It was suggested that the Newsletter Masthead be changed.  After discussion it was decided to make no changes.

A motion was made that the President, Vice-President and Newsletter Chairman each be given $100 up front discretionary funds.  Motion voted on and defeated.

There was a discussion of a request for belt buckles from a Sea Scout Ship.  Due to lack of details the item was tabled.

Next meeting to be at the 2002 reunion.

Meeting adjourned at 2015.

Respectfully submitted,
Jack Maguire