United States Army Warrant Officers Association
Fort Lowell - Apache Chapter
Meeting Minutes –
13 April 2009
Meeting called to order at 1754 hours by President, CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti leading the Pledge of Allegiance. The President declared a quorum present. The meeting was held at Cattletown Restaurant.
The minutes of the March 2009 meeting were presented previously to the members electronically. A motion was made by CW4R Harold Lindamood to accept the minutes as published and seconded by CW3R Gary Huggins. The motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report: CW4R Harold Lindamood
As of March 31, 2009
Funds in Savings Account: (Must maintain $5 minimum)
Opening Balance 2/1/2009 $5.06
Interest income $0.00
Closing Balance 2/28/2009 $5.06
Funds in the Checking Account:
Opening Balance February 1, 2009 $4,742.79
Ending Balance February 28, 2009 $4,725.79
A motion was made by CW3R Art Schmid t o accept the Treasurer's Report, subject to audit, and seconded by CW3R Al Price. The motion passed.
President's Report: CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti
Vice President's Report: CW2R John Curtis
1. 1. Lost Members: There are 3 local members that are listed on the National Lost Members list.
2. 2. New Members: The Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter welcomes our newest members: CW4 David Bixby and CW4 Roger Wilson.
Good of the Order:
Guest Speaker - This evening’s guest speaker is Mr. Michael Tunstra, the retired Director of the Facilities Management, Pima County. Michael talked about the history and recent events surrounding the excavation and archaeology for the Joint Courts Complex for Pima County and the City of Tucson in downtown Tucson. The resulting “finds” have led to the creation of the new Historical Memorial Section at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery (SAVMC) and the re-internment ceremony to be held on 16 May 2009. There have been over 1100 civilian re-burials so far, with a large amount of remains still unidentified. The 62 identified military remains will be re-interred on 16 May 2009. Michael provided a very interesting recap of the planning and execution of the various digs that were required once human remains had been found at the site. Please visit Joint Courts Complex Archaeology to learn more about the very interesting events of this project. Also, visit http://www.azdvs.gov/cemetery.htm to learn more about the cemetery and the re-interment project.
There being no further business, CW4R Harold Lindamood made a motion that the meeting be adjourned; the motion was seconded by CW3R Ron James and passed by the members present at 2005 hours.
The next meeting of the Chapter will be held at 1800 hours on 13 April 2009 at Michelangelo Ristorante at 420 W McGee Road, just west of Oracle Road.
CW3R Al Price
CW3R Art Schmid
CW3R Ed Blankschen
CW4R Harold Lindamood
CW2R John Curtis
CW3R Michael Turner
CW3R Ron James
CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti
Mrs. Betty Lindamood
Mrs. Jean Curtis
CW3R Michael Turner, Secretary