United States Army Warrant Officers Association


Fort Lowell - Apache Chapter


Meeting Minutes –


11 December 2011


Meeting called to order at 1421 hours by President CW2R Dickinson.  The members rendered the Pledge of Allegiance.  CW4R Ozier gave the invocation.  The President declared a quorum present.  The meeting was held at the home of CW4R and Mrs. Blankschen.


Secretary's Report:

The minutes of the November 2011 meeting were presented previously to all members electronically.  No changes or objections were offered.  The minutes stand.


Treasurer’s Report:  

As of June 30, 2011

Checking Account Balance      $3,028.99

A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report subject to audit.  The motion was accepted unanimously.


President's Report:

Final expense accounting requires increased authorization.  A motion was made to increase the authorization for the expenses relative to the Chapter's 10th Anniversary celebration from $400.00 to $725.08.  It was seconded.  Following a discussion, it was recommended to amend the motion to include authorization to compensate LuAnne Morgan with a $75 Circle K Gift Card for all of her graphics work.  The amended motion authorizing $800.08 was seconded and accepted unanimously.


Vice-President's Report:

Confirmation of 501(c)3 status dated December 5, 2011 was received from the I.R.S. classifying the chapter as a public charity.  The chapter will aggressively pursue donations for support of the JROTC Scholarships and other community involvement programs.  After the new year, the chapter will file for tax exemption with state and local governments.

CW5R Baiocchetti announced that the 2012 Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Sunday, June 10th.


Unfinished Business:

Chapter Website: The reimbursable website fees are being maintained by CW2R Dickinson.  Technical oversight is the responsibility of CW5R Baiocchetti.  Consultant assistance is being reviewed for it's economic impact.



CW3R Price made a motion for adjournment, seconded by CW5R Baiocchetti.  Motion passed at 1440 hours.

Our next meeting will be at 1800 hours on January 9th at Cody's Beef and Bean, 2744 East Fort Lowell.


Members Present:

CW5R Vinnie Baiocchetti

CW3R Ed Blankschen

CW2R John Curtis

CW2R Lance Dickinson

CW3R Gary Huggins

CW3R Ron James

CW4R Harold Lindamood

CW4R Bob Ozier

CW3R Al Price

CW3R Art Schmid


Guests Present:

Eileen Baiocchetti

Leslie Blankschen

Jean Curtis

Bette Dickinson

Nancy James

Betty Lindamood

Joy Ozier

Marsha Price

Jean Schmid


Respectfully Submitted by:

CW2R John Curtis, Secretary




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