United States Army Warrant Officers Association


Fort Lowell - Apache Chapter


Meeting Minutes –


9 February 2009


Meeting called to order at 1810 hours by President, CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti leading the Pledge of Allegiance.  The invocation was given by CW4R Bob Ozier. The President declared a quorum present.  The meeting was held at the Cattletown Restaurant.


Secretary’s Report: 

The minutes of the January 2009 meeting were presented previously to the members electronically. A motion was made by CW2R John Curtis to accept the minutes as published and seconded by CW3R Ed Blankshen.  The motion passed.


Treasurer’s Report:  CW4R Harold Lindamood


As of January 31, 2009


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     January 1, 2009                     $4,800.98

     Ending Balance       January 31, 2009                   $4,794.99      


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


President's Report:  CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti


  1. Annual Fort Lowell-Apache Golf Tournament - will be held 13 June 2009 at Tucson National. The 2009 Golf Tournament letters were sent on February 1, 2009 to all previous sponsors and golfers.  All members were greatly encouraged to seek out additional hole sponsors and golfers.


  1. Soldier Relocation Project – The re-worked graphics for our logo will be transmitted to our contact at SAVMC, Sierra Vista.  The logo is for the $600.00 purchase of the Paver to be placed in the memorial cemetery.


  1. Coordination is ongoing with CW2 Craig Dowdney to present his recent overseas experiences at an upcoming meeting.


Vice President's Report: CW2R John Curtis


            No report


Unfinished Business:          



No report


New Business:


A meeting with the Arizona Silver Chapter, proposed by President CW3R Joe Gill at the January meeting, was discussed.  Members were brought up to date concerning the re-internment ceremony to be held at the SAVMC, Sierra Vista on Saturday, May 16, 2009.  Joe proposed a “joint” meeting of the two chapters in-lieu-of the Annual All Arizona Chapter meeting this year.




There being no further business, CW4R Bob Ozier made a motion that the meeting be adjourned; the motion was seconded by CW3R Ed Blankshen and passed by the members present at 1934 hours. 


The next meeting of the Chapter will be held at 1800 hours on 9 March 2009 at Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano, 420 W Magee Rd (Oracle Road and Magee Road).


Members Present:


CW4R Bob Ozier

CW3R Ed Blankschen

CW4R Harold Lindamood

CW2R John Curtis

CW2R Len Wilfong

CW2R Ted Cogut

CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti


Guests Present:


Mrs. Betty Lindamood

Mrs.  Joy Ozier


Submitted by:

CW3R Michael Turner, Secretary



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