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Fort Lowell–Apache Chapter
United States Warrant Officer Association
Tucson, Arizona
August 16, 2004



28 August 2004





The meeting was called to order at 1810 hours by the Association President, CW3R James.  The President declared a quorum was present.  The meeting was held at the Michelangelo Restaurant in Oro Valley, Arizona.  The President declared that a quorum was present.


Secretary’s Report:  The minutes of the 12 July 2004 meeting were approved by members present.


Treasurer’s Report: 

Savings Account Balance as of 31 July 04 was $25.59

Checking Account Balance as 31 July 04 was $1779.25


Motion made by CW3R Cogut and seconded by CW2R Wilfong to accept the Treasurer's Report pending audit.  Motion passed.


President's Report: CW3R Ron James


  1. Chapters are collecting money to get a retirement gift for our outgoing Executive Secretary CW5R Ray Bell.


  1. USAWOA will have a new e-mail address effective 1 November 2004, but we can start using it now.  It is -  usawoa@cavtel.net


  1. $35,186 has been collected thus far for the Annual Fund Raiser.



Vice President's Report: CW3R Joe Gill


            1.   JrROTC medals are not in yet but will be ready before next month's meeting.


Old Business:  


1.      CW3R Turner is waiting for the Convention Bureau to get back to him regarding the kind of support we can expect from them for the 2005 AMM.


2.  CW3R Turner reported that the laser etched glasses we were considering for mementos to give at the Friday night Dinner will cost $32.00 each. 






 New Business:


  1. CW5R Baiocchetti moved, " $50 be contributed to the CW5R Ray Bell gift fund." , CW3R Schmid seconded the motion.  The motion was passed.


  1. President CW3R James opened nominations for the offices of President and Vice President.


CW4R Lindamood nominated CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti for President and CW3R Joseph Gill for Vice President.


No other nominations were made at this time.  President James noted that nominations will stay open until our September 13th meeting.  At that time additional nominations will be received and the voting for President and Vice President will be held.


The positions of Secretary and Treasurer  are appointed by the President.


  1. CW3R Schmid moved and CW5R Baiocchetti seconded, "That CW2R Wilfong be authorized to spend up to $50 for a flag stand for a United States flag." Motion passed. 


CW3R James will be able to secure a flag staff at no cost. 


At this time one price has been given to us of $68.95 for a 3'x5' American flag with gold fringe.


CW2R Wilfong will continue to get prices for flags and report back at the next meeting.


Adjournment:  CW2R Wilfong made a motion that the meeting be adjourned.  Motion was seconded by CW3R Schmid and passed by members present.  The meeting of the Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter was adjourned at 19:15 hours.


Next meeting of the Ft. Lowell-Apache Chapter will be at 1800 hours, 13 September 2004 at Michelangelo Restaurant in Oro Valley.



Submitted By:

Vincent A. Baiocchetti, Jr., CW5R

Secretary, Ft. Lowell-Apache Chapter, WOA