United States Army Warrant Officers Association
Fort Lowell - Apache Chapter
Meeting Minutes –
12 January 2009
Meeting called to order at 1830 hours by President CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti, with members saluting the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance. The President declared a quorum present. The meeting was held at Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano.
Special Guest Speaker:
Mr. Joe Larson from the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery Foundation briefed the chapter members about the Historical Memorial Cemetery being constructed within the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery (SAVMC) located in Sierra Vista, AZ. The Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter has agreed to purchase an 8” by 8” paver in support of the project. More information can be found by visiting: http://www.geocities.com/savmcf/HSRP.html (See Unfinished Business for further information)
The minutes of the December meeting were presented previously to the members electronically. A motion was made by CW3R Ron James accept the minutes as published and seconded by CW3R Al Price. The motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report: CW4R Harold Lindamood
As of December 31, 2008
Funds in Savings Account: (Must maintain $5 minimum)
Opening Balance 12/1/2008 $5.06
Interest income $0 .00
Closing Balance 12/31/2008 $5.06
Funds in the Checking Account:
Opening Balance December 1, 2008 $5,304.87
Ending Balance December 31, 2008 $4,800.98
A motion was made by CW3R Michael Turner to accept the Treasurer's Report, subject to audit, and seconded by CW3R Ed Blankshen. The motion passed.
President's Report: CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti
Vice President's Report: CW2R John Curtis
CW3R Bill Keller is still under Hospice care at the Tucson VA hospital.
Soldier Relocation Project –
a. A motion was made by CW3R Al Price for the Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter to pay for Joe and Crickett’s dinner. The motion was seconded by CW3R Art Schmid and passed by the members present.
b. CW3R Joe Gill, President of the Arizona Silver Chapter, extended an invitation to Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter to join the Arizona Silver Chapter in a “joint” meeting of the two chapters in-lieu-of the Annual All Arizona Chapter meeting this year.
There being no further business, CW3R Al Price made a motion that the meeting be adjourned; the motion was seconded by CWOR Bob Ozier and passed by the members present at 1934 hours.
CW3R Michael Turner, Secretary