United States Army Warrant Officers Association


Fort Lowell - Apache Chapter


Meeting Minutes –


9 August 2010


 Meeting called to order at 1757 hours by President CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti leading the Pledge of Allegiance.  The President declared a quorum present.  The meeting was held at Cody’s Beef & Bean.


Secretary's Report:  CW3R Ron James


The minutes of the July 2010 meeting were presented previously to all members electronically.  Motion made by CW3R Ed Blankschen to accept minutes as published, seconded by CW3R Michael Turner.   Motion passed.


Treasurer’s Report, as of 30 July 2010:  CW4R Harold Lindamood


Funds in the Checking Account:

            Opening Balance                1July 2010                $11,008.00

            Ending Balance                   31 July 2010             $5,671.14


A motion was made by CW3R Michael Turner to accept the Treasurer’s Report, subject to audit, and seconded by CW3R Ed Blankschen.  The motion passed.


President's Report:  CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti


Golf Tournament Update

MIAP Article in the Newsliner

Chapter Picnic – 3 July

Nomination of Officers for 2010-2011, don’t forget


Vice-President's Report:  CW2R John Curtis


Our current membership numbers stand at 35.  Had a meeting with Bob Day reference expanded MIAP member.  MIAP:  Training meeting July 13th, Linda Smith (Missouri) will be our trainer.  There is a Nationwide Agreement with Dignity Funeral Homes (5 located in Tucson).  Ron Eppich presented a AZ formatted statute specifying cooperation with MIAP and was submitted to Governor Brewer for inclusion in the next session 2010-2011)  He also requested an immediate Executive Order establishing the same precedent, to be effective upon signing. 


Unfinished Business:  None.


New Business:  


CW5R Lance Dickinson reported on – Re:  501c(3), indicating it’s a work in progress.


CW3R Al Price passed around WOA Hats – Anyone interested they cost $9.00.


A motion to pay up to $500.00 in travel expenses for the Chapter President to travel to the AMM in November was made by CW3R Al Price, seconded by  CW2R John Curtis.  Motion Passed


Nancy James asked for ideas to recognize Vets that are on Hospice Service.  Some ideas included, giving them a blanket, coin, and flag.  Nancy will give an update at the next meeting.


For The Good of the Order:


Birthday wishes go out to our Birthday folks for the month of July:  John Curtis, Harry Fowler and Bacil Warren.




There being no further business, CW5R Lance Dickinson made a motion that the meeting be adjourned, seconded by CW3R Michael Turner.  Motion passed at 1718 hours.


The next meeting of the Chapter will be held at Michelangelo’s Restorante Italiano, at 1800 hours on 13 September.  Hope to see you there.


Members Present:


CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti                                   CW2R Lance Dickinson

CW3R Ed Blankschen                                           CW3R Michael Turner

CW3R Ron James                                                 CW3R Al Price

CW2R John Curtis                                                 



Guests Present:


Bette Dickinson                                                        Nancy James

Jean Curtis                          


Recorded and Submitted by:

CW3R Ron James, Secretary



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