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Fort Lowell–Apache Chapter
United States Warrant Officer Association
Tucson, Arizona
May 12, 2004







The meeting was called to order at 1816 hours by the Association President, CW3R James with the Pledge of Allegiance.  The President declared a quorum was present.  The meeting was held at the Michel Angelo Restaurant in Oro Valley, Arizona.  The purpose of having the meeting at the restaurant was to see if another location would entice members to attend.


Secretary’s Report:  The minutes of the 14 April 2004 meeting were approved by members present.


Treasurer’s Report: 

No Treasurer's Report - Treasurer was absent


Presidents Report:


1.  Medals information was presented and passed to CW3R Joe Gill for review.


2.  The President asked members if they had completed and sent in the WOA survey.  He urged all members who have not to fill them out and send them in to USAWOA.


 Vice President's Report:


1.  Sent our Golf Tournament flyer to Ft. Huachuca warrant officers asking for their participation.


2.  One golf team from Ft. Huachuca has been formed and they are trying to organize some others.


3.  Publicity material has been sent out to various media and organizations asking for their donations.


4.  No movement regarding the JrROTC medal program.


5.  9 Jul 04 at 0700, Ft. Huachuca will have a ceremony for all warrant officers to put on their branch insignia and for the CW5s to shed their old rank emblem and put on the new ones.


6.  Stated that he is revising the Chapter Newsletter to provide more information. 


7.  Davis-Monthan AFB has Space A once a month to California.  Leaves on Friday and comes back on Sunday.


Old Business:  


   Golf Tournament:


  1. CW5R Baiocchetti reported that he had received a check from Jim Click Motors to "sponsor a hole."  This is a result of the letter Joe Gill sent out to the community.


  1. Golf assignment will  be sent out essentially along the lines of the last two years.  If anyone has a problem with them, please let him know.


3.  Everyone was urged to talk to businesses about a donation of products or sponsor a hole for $50.00.  We presently have 5 Hole Sponsors. 


   2005 AAM:


4.  CW5R Baiocchetti reported that CW3R Mike Turner will be the Web Master for the Chapter and will develop the site in preparation for the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Members.


 New Business:


1.  CW3R Bill Keller reported that he has talked with a florist in town to prepare a wreath for the Memorial Day presentation at the grave of a deceased Warrant Officer.  The wreath laying will be held at the East Lawn Cemetery, time has not been determined.  Cost of the wreath will be approximately $80.00.


2.  Motion was made by CW3R Bill Keller and seconded by CW2R Bob Doak to authorize the purchase of a memorial wreath for approximately $80.00.  Motion was passed.


3.      CW3R Keller announced that there will be a June 4th Memorial Day Dinner commemorating

the June 6, 1944 "D" Invasion.  Anyone interested in attending are asked to contact Bill Keller.


     4.  Motion made by CW3R Ted Cogut, seconded by CW2R Bob Doak to have the June 9th meeting again at the Michel Angelo Restaurant, pending availability.  Motion passed.


Adjournment:  CW2R Doak made a motion that the meeting be adjourned.  Motion was seconded by CW3R Gill and passed by members present.  The meeting of the Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter was adjourned at 1845 hours.



Submitted By:

Vincent A. Baiocchetti, Jr., CW5R

Secretary, Ft. Lowell-Apache Chapter, WOA