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)


Secretary’s Report: 

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


  1. The Annual Fort Lowell-Apache golf tournament will be held 13 June 2009 at Tucson National.


  1. The Chapter needs as many $50 hole sponsorships as we can get.


  1. Shamrock Electro Optics (CW3R Michael Turner) has agreed to sponsor the Hole-In-One Plan.


  1. A huge thank you to everyone that participated in the 3rd Annual Apache Drill Meet at Flowing Wells High School on 13 December 2008.


  1. The JROTC ball will be held 24 January 2009 at the Davis-Monthan Officers Club.

            No Report


Vice President's Report: CW2R John Curtis


            CW3R Bill Keller is still under Hospice care at the Tucson VA hospital.


Unfinished Business:          



Soldier Relocation Project


    1. Both logos, presented by CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti at the 14 December 2008 meeting, will be presented to the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery (SAVMC) and they will decide which one “looks” the best when etched into the paver


    1. A motion was made by CW3R Art Schimd to purchase a single 8” x 8” paver with the logo. The motion was seconded by CWOR Bob Ozier and passed by the members present.


    1. A motion was made by CW3R Al Price to amend the paver purchase motion to add the purchase of a Replica Paver for $50, thus bringing the total purchase price to $650. The motion was seconded by CW3R Ron James and passed by the members present, with 1 NAY vote.


    1. CW4 Harold Lindamood brought several samples of bricks used by the Masonic Lodge in Green Valley for demonstration.


New Business:


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. 


The next meeting of the Chapter will be held at 1800 hours on 12 January 2009 at the Cattletown Restaurant.


Members Present:


Al Price


Art Schmid


Ed Blankshen


Harold Lindamood


Jim Herington


John T. Curtis


Leonard Wilfong


Michael R. Turner


Robert Ozier


Ron James


Ron James


Ted Cogut


Vincent A. Baiocchetti


Guest(s) Present:


Joe Gill


Joe Larson


Crickette King


Joy Ozier



Submitted by:

CW3R Michael Turner, Secretary



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