American Legion Post #70 Saratoga Springs, NY
WWII Sub Vets were asked to
stand and be recognized. Walt Bydairk and Ray Koch were applauded.
The Base Secretary reported
there was a quorum present. The
minutes of the previous months meeting have been either mailed or e-mailed to
the members and therefore the reading of these minutes of was waived. A motion
was made by Ray Koch and seconded by Walt Bydairk to approve the minutes.
The Base Treasurer’s report
was not available and therefore the reading of this report was waived.
CDR Singleman called for
nominations from the floor for any Base Officers positions. No nominations were
made from the floor so in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order the
Secretary cast one ballot for all unopposed candidates. The Base Officers for
the coming year will be as follows:
Base Commander – Bob Ondek
Sr. Vice Commander – John
Jr. Vice Commander – Mike
Secretary – Jim Irwin
Treasurer – Fred Carlson
on Standing Committees
George Gasser requested that
all Convention committee members have their thank you letters completed as soon
as possible. George also requested the plaques for the Saratoga City Council and
Tourism Bureau be presented in a timely fashion and with proper decorum.
George pointed out the fact
that Prestwick Chase has not yet sent their donation check for the American
Flags. The Base Secretary agreed to send them a letter to remind them of their
A large table has been filled
with food and clothing that Base members have donated to the Homeless Action
Shelter in Albany. These donations will be made in the name of Michael Coene,
the homeless man who is a SubVet. CDR Singleman thanked everyone for their
generosity and agreed to deliver the items to the shelter.
George Gasser suggested that
a Base Member who is also a WWII should be included as member of the
Base Executive Board. There
was general agreement among Base members and since the makeup of the Executive
Board is provided for in the Base By Laws, George agreed to propose an amendment
to the By Laws to make this happen.
Bob Ondek passed around a
copy of the USS Irex newsletter that included articles on the 2004 Convention
A motion was made and
seconded that the Base donate $25.00 to the Toys-for-Tots program sponsored by
the NY State Naval Militia.
CDR Singleman displayed the
certificate the Base received from the Groton Base for our participation in the
There being no further
business, CDR Singleman led the base in the Creed of the USSVI and the meeting
After the meeting was over we
all enjoyed a nice catered dinner prepared by Base member Tom Ondek and watched
a video of the Convention Parade that was produced by Bob Ondek.
The next regular meeting will
begin at 7:00 on January 19, 2005. This meeting will be held at the American Legion Post 1450 on Grooms Road, Halfmoon, NY.
Pride Runs Deep
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