United States Army Warrant Officers Association


Fort Lowell - Apache Chapter


Meeting Minutes –


8 September 2008


Meeting called to order at 1813 hours by President, CW2R John Curtis, with members saluting the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance. The President declared a quorum present.  The meeting was held at Michelangelo's Ristorante Italiano.


Secretary’s Report: 

The minutes of the May, June, July and August 2008 meetings were presented previously to the members electronically. A motion was made by CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti to accept the minutes as published and seconded by CW3R Ed Blankshen.  The motion passed.


Treasurer’s Report:  CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti


As of May 31, 2008


            Savings Account:

Opening Balance = $ 5.06


            Checking Account:

 Opening Balance= $ 6021.09

Ending Balance=     $ 7175.28


As of June 30, 2008


            Savings Account:

Opening Balance = $ 5.06


            Checking Account:

 Opening Balance= $ 7175.28

Ending Balance=     $ 5437.97


As of July 31, 2008


            Savings Account:

Opening Balance = $ 5.06


            Checking Account:

 Opening Balance= $ 5437.97

Ending Balance=     $ 5437.97



As of August 30, 2008


            Savings Account:

Opening Balance = $ 5.06


            Checking Account:

 Opening Balance= $ 5437.97

Ending Balance=     $ 5437.97


A motion was made by CW4R Harold Lindamood to accept the Treasurer's Report, subject to audit, and seconded by CW2R Ted Cogut. The motion passed.


President's Report:  CW2R John Curtis


Welcome to our newest member, WO1 Jeromie Stephens.


Vice President's Report:  CW4R Harold Lindamood


No Report


Unfinished Business:      


  1.  AAM 2008 – CW2R John Curtis reminded the members that a quorum of the membership is required to conduct the business meeting at the AMM 2008.  Be sure to submit your proxies and vote for the new officers of our association.

  2. Soldier Relocation Project - CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti revived the Soldier Relocation Project in Sierra Vista (from the January 2008 meeting), concerning the size of the paver that the chapter was interested in purchasing.  The 4” x 4” paver with 3 lines of 15 characters, or the 8” x 8” paver with 6 lines of 15 characters.  A final decision was not made.


New Business: 


  1. Chapter elections were discussed and a decision was made to postpone the elections one month until November 2008.  Nominations for the offices of President and Vice President will be taken at the October 2008 meeting.

  2. Speakers – Several possible guest speakers were discussed:

    1. Joe Larsen speaking about the new veteran’s cemetery in Sierra Vista

    2. An Intel briefing on the current state of the Intelligent Center and School at Fort Huachuca

    3. TriCare at DMAFB to provide a lecture about the transition from TriCare to TriCare For Life (TCFL) and the continuation of TriCare for surviving spouses

  3. Chapter Shirts – A list of members wanting the new chapter shirts was started by CW4 Harold Lindamood.  CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti agreed to contact Gary about a new order.

  4. Meeting Attendance - CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti reminded everyone that increased attendance at the membership meetings depends on a good program

  5. Chapter and USAWOA Affiliations – A discussion ensued about the chapter working with outside organizations to:

    1. Create care packages for deployed members

    2. Partner with other organizations for shipment of the packages, e.g., The Knights of Columbus

  6. Cross Linked Websites – Cross link local unit websites to the Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter website and our site to the local unit’s websites.

  7. Vote For CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti for Western Region Director!

  8. Massing of the Colors - CW2R John Curtis reminded the members of the Military Order of the World Wars Massing of the Colors on 9 November 2008.

  9. Holiday Party - CW3R Ed Blankshen and his wife Leslie have volunteered to host this year’s holiday party at their home.  A tentative date of Sunday, 14 December 2008 has been set.



There being no further business, CW3R Ed Blankshen made a motion that the meeting be adjourned; seconded by CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti and passed by the members present at 1910 hours. 


The next meeting of the Chapter will be held at 1800 hours on 13 October 2008 at the Cattletown Restaurant, 3141 E. Drexel Rd


Members Present:

CW5R Vincent A. Baiocchetti

CW2R John T. Curtis

CW4R Harold Lindamood

CW3R Ed Blankshen

CW3R Michael R. Turner

WO1 Jeromie Stephens

CW2R Ted Cogut


Guest(s) Present:

The wife and children of WO1 Jeromie Stephens were in attendance




Submitted by:

CW3R Michael Turner, Secretary




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