WWII Sub Vets
were asked to stand and be recognized. Ralph Folger and Walt Bydairk were
Base members stood and introduced themselves and the boats they served on.
Secretary reported there was a quorum present.
The minutes of the previous months meeting had been either mailed or
e-mailed to the members and therefore the reading of these minutes of was
waived. A motion to accept the minutes as published was made by Walt Barden and
seconded by Phil Beals.
Treasurer gave his report. The bank balance for the Base at this time is:
$1873.91. A motion was made by Walt
Barden and seconded by Randy Stein to approve the report.
storekeeper reported that all the patches for the Convention had been ordered
and should be delivered within. She also reported there was a delay with the
golf shirts and she would be checking into it
Ondek thanked everyone who helped out at the roast beef dinner. He reported a
profit of approximately $165.00. He
asked if the Base still wished to hold the third fundraiser scheduled for July
24th. The base members agreed that it should be held. It will be a
chicken barbecue at the American Legion on West Ave. in Saratoga Springs.
also thanked all who marched in the Memorial Day parade and the Flag Day parade
and reminded everyone that we have been invited to march in the July 4th
parade in Pittsfield MA.
Singleman reported that resumes of two candidates for the office of Easter
Regional Director were omitted from the American Submariner magazine and copies
of their resumes were sent by email and copies are available for those without
also advised that voting for National Officers and National by-law amendments
can be done either on line or by paper ballot. He encouraged all base members to
vote. He also advised that there will be a significant increase in National dues
beginning in 2005.
being no further business, CDR Singleman led the base in the Creed of the USSVI
and the meeting was adjourned.
next meeting will be on July 21, 2004. The regular meeting will start at 6:30
PM, which will be followed immediately by the convention meeting at the American
Legion Post 1450 on Grooms Road, Halfmoon, NY.
Jim Irwin, Secretary
Pride Runs Deep