United States Army Warrant Officers Association


Fort Lowell - Apache Chapter


Meeting Minutes Ė


8 November 2010


Meeting called to order: at 1800 hours by President CW2R Lance Dickinson leading the Pledge of Allegiance.  The President declared a quorum present.  The meeting was held at Metropolitan  American Kitchen.


Secretary's Report:  CW3R Ron James


The minutes of the October 2010 meeting were presented previously to all members electronically.  Motion made by CW4R Harold Lindamood to accept minutes as published, seconded by CW2R John Curtis.   Motion passed.


Treasurerís Report, as of 31 October 2010:  CW4R Harold Lindamood


Funds in the Checking Account:

            Opening Balance                    1 October 2010                       $5,681.64

            Ending Balance                       31October 2010                      $4,681.64


A motion was made by CW3R Michael Turner to accept the Treasurerís Report, subject to audit, and seconded by CW2R Ted Cogut.   The motion passed.


President's Report:  CW2R Lance Dickinson


2010 AMM:  Former President CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti was unable to attend the 2010 AMM. 

Apache Drill Competition:  Will be held on December 11th.  Please confirm your assistance tonight to CW3R Ron James.

Christmas Party: This yearís event will be on 5 December, at 2 PM at the home of CW3R Ed and Leslie Blankschen. 

Preparation for our 501(C)3 Application: CW2R Lance Dickinson talked with Maj(R) Robert DeWitt of the Flowing Wells JROTC unit and obtained a considerable amount of information concerning the process.

Hospice Veterans Partnership Program: CW2R Lance Dickinson and CW2R John Curtis have attended the Casa de La Luz hospice training.  CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti, CW3R Al Price, CW4R Harold Lindamood and CW3R Michael Turner are waiting to attend the training.


Vice-President's Report:  CW2R John Curtis


No Report


Unfinished Business:   


Drill Meet: CW3R Ron James reminded everyone that the annual Drill Competition meet will be held on Saturday, 11 December 2010 at Flowing Wells High School. There is a need for scorers and judges.  CW2R John Curtis, CW3R Art Schmid, CW4 Harold Lindamood, CW3R Ed Blankshen, and CW2 Lance Dickinson agreed to be scorers, and CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti and CW3R Al Price agreed to be judges.

CW3R Ron James advised that he was looking for a solution to serve ďbreakfast snacksĒ such as Breakfast Burritoís/hamburgers, etc. at the drill meet.  The previous concessionaire has indicated that they are not returning this year.


New Business: 


Outgoing Presidentís Recognition: CW3R Gary Huggins recommended that the outgoing President be recognized for their service to the Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter and the USAWOA by providing the individual with a plaque.  A sample plaque was passed around for the members in attendance to observe.  CW4R Harold Lindamood made a motion to award the outgoing President a plaque. The plaque would only be awarded to an individual regardless of the number of terms served as the President.  The motion was seconded by CW2R Ted Cogut, and approved unanimously.

Challenge Coins:  No discussion this month.   

Institute of Heraldry:  CW3R Ron James reported that he has been requested to provide the specifications, where and how the medals are purchased for award and a letter from the ROTC Cadet Command to the Institute of Heraldry concerning certification of our Fort Lowell-Apache ROTC medal. CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti reminded everyone that our Fort Lowell-Apache ROTC medal is NOT certified by the Cadet Command for wear on the cadetís uniforms.


For The Good of the Order:  .


Christmas Party Reservation and Food Process: Send an email to CW3R Ed Blankschen, blacklab44@msn.com, with a copy to CW2R John Curtis, John.Curtis@quarles.com letting them know how many are attending and what you are bringing to the party.

Massing of the Colors: CW4R Bob Ozier provided a report on the Massing of the Colors held on 7 November 2010. The Flowing Wells High School JROTC unit carried the Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter Colors.

Birthdayís in November: CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti (9) and CW3 Gary Huggins (12). Happy Birthday!

Whereabouts of CW2 Craig and Donna Dowdney:  Has anyone seen or heard from CW2 Craig and Donna Dowdney in the past few months?  If you have, please let CW2R Lance Dickinson or CW3R Michael Turner know their whereabouts.

Veteranís Day Parade: The Flowing Wells High School JROTC unit will be marching in the Tucson Veteranís Day parade on 11 November 2010 and will carry the Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter Colors.

Thanks for a job well done:  CW2 Lance Dickinson led the way in thanking CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti and CW2 John Curtis for their efforts and successes as the Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter President and Vice President, respectively, for the past year.  Thank you both for a Job-Well-Done.




There being no further business, CW3R Gary Huggins made a motion that the meeting be adjourned, seconded by CW3R Michael Turner.  The motion passed at 1918 hours.


The next meeting of the Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter of the USAWOA will be held at the home of CW3R Ed and Leslie Blankschen, at 1400 on Sunday, December 5, 2010.


Members Present:


CW2R Lance Dickinson                                              

CW2R John Curtis                                                                                          

CW3R Michael Turner                                                                                   

CW4R  Harold Lindamood                 

CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti

CW3R Ed Blankshen

CW2R Ted Cogut

CW3R Gary Huggins

CW3R Ron James                                                       

CW4R Bob Ozier                    

CW3R Art Schmid


Guests Present:


Eileen Baiocchetti

Jean Curtis

Bette Dickinson

Betty Lindamood

Joy Ozier

Jean Schmid          


Recorded and Submitted by:

CW3R Ron James, Secretary



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