United States Army Warrant Officers Association


Fort Lowell - Apache Chapter


Meeting Minutes –


13 August 2007


Meeting called to order at 1803 hours by President, CW2R Curtis, with members reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The President declared a quorum present.  The meeting was held at Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano.


Secretary’s Report:  CW3R Michael Turner


The minutes of the July 2007 meeting were presented previously to the members electronically. One minor correction was noted by the Secretary; Paragraph 2, Unfinished Business, Golf Tournament.  The check was presented by the Chapter President, CW2R John Curtis, not CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti. A motion was made by CW3R Al Price to accept the minutes as amended and seconded by WO1 Craig Dowdney.  The motion passed. 


Treasurer’s Report:  CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti


As of 31 July 2007

            Savings Account - $5.05

            Checking Account - $4788.72


A motion was made by CW3R Al Price to accept the Treasurer's Report subject to audit and seconded by WO1 Craig Dowdney.  The motion passed.


President's Report:  CW2R John Curtis


No report, to allow more time for the Guest Speaker presentation


Vice President's Report:  WO1 Craig Dowdney


            No report to allow more time for the Guest Speaker presentation


Unfinished Business           


  1. New Chapter shirts, an update…

    1. WO1 Gary Ahrens, WO1 Mark Head and WO1 Jack Satterfield demonstrated the proposed shirt

    2. The shirt is black with gold lettering showing the Eagle Rising with Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter underneath

    3. The cost for the PGA quality shirts is $20 each at Costco. The cost for the embroidery is $16, including the member’s name

    4. CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti recommended that the letters “USAWOA” be placed above the Eagle Rising.  The recommendation was approved

    5. CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti reiterated that the chapter pays 50% for the first shirt ordered by a new chapter member.

    6. A motion was made by CW4R Bob Ozier to accept the color of the shirt (black) and the lettering (gold).  The motion was seconded by CW3R Al Price, and approved by the members present

    7. WO1 Gary Ahrens is to determine the final cost of the shirts and provide the information to the membership via email during the month


New Business


Welcome to our newest member, WO1Jeremy Christopher.  Welcome aboard Jeremy.


Good of the Order

     1.    Presenting the second in our series of Member Warrant Officer Histories, the guest speakers for tonight’s meeting are CW3R Michael & Mary Turner

a.    Michael recapped his enlisted and Warrant Officer assignment history, with clarifications and content enhancement by Mary

b.    Michael and Mary spent some time bringing us up to date on what they have been up to since retirement in Jan 1995 (See http://www.usawoa-ftlowell-apache.org/Chapter Activities/Photos.htm )

2.    Chapter President CW2R John Curtis presented CW3R  Michael Turner with his USAWOA 25 year membership pin


WO1 Mark Head made a motion to adjourn the meeting;  seconded by WO1 Gary Ahrens and passed by the members present at 1947 hours


The next meeting of the Chapter will be held on 10 September 2007 at 1800 hours at the Cattletown Restaurant, 3141 E. Drexel Rd


Submitted By:


CW3R Michael Turner


Ft. Lowell-Apache Chapter, USAWOA


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