United States Army Warrant Officers Association
Fort Lowell - Apache Chapter
Meeting Minutes –
8 August 2011
Meeting called to order at 1800 hours by President CW2R Lance Dickinson. CW4R Bob Ozier gave the invocation. The members rendered the Pledge of Allegiance. The President declared a quorum present. The meeting was held at Cody’s Beef and Beans Restaurant.
The minutes of the July 2011 meeting were presented previously to all members electronically. No changes or objections were offered. The minutes stand.
As of July 31, 2011
Checking Account Balance $3,716.60
A motion was made by CW3R Al Price to accept the Treasurer’s Report subject to audit and seconded by CW3R Ed Blankshen. The motion passed.
1. Chapter 10th Year Anniversary: After extensive discussion, holding our dinner at the Metropolitan Grill was changed to November 19, 2011. A social hour would begin at 6:00 pm, with dinner following at 7:00pm.
It was decided that the dress for the occasion would be Dress Blues, Greens, or Jacket and tie.
The President stated that he would invite General Wickham former CSA as a guest speaker.
It was also stated that we would send a postcard to members and past members advising them of the dinner so that they can put it on their calendar.
Invitations would be prepared and sent as an attachment to a letter that would go to all present and past members, which would then be followed up by a telephone call.
2. CW5R Baiocchetti reported that he had received a message from CW3R Michael Turner regarding the Chapter’s website. Due to circumstances, CW3R Turner can no longer be responsible for maintaining the website and wants someone else to take it over. CW5R Baiocchetti has responded and is waiting to set up a mutual convenient date to get together with him to review the procedures.
The President stated that a By-Law change had been prepared for the membership’s consideration.
CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti reported that a message had been sent to National President, CW4R Pete Hill, requesting that the Board of Directors consider and approve the submitted change. On August 1, 2011 a reply was received from President Hill stating that the BOD had approved the proposed By-Law change.
The proposed By-Law change which was proposed and approved by National is:
ARTICLE II - OBJECTIVE
The objectives of the Chapter are:
a. The organization is organized exclusively for charitable, and educational purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under
section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
b. To foster a spirit of patriotism and devotion to duty among the members of the
Chapter commensurate with the high ideals of the Army and the position of the members therein.
c. To recommend programs for the improvement of the Army.
d. To disseminate professional information among Warrant Officers.
e. To promote the technical and social welfare of the members of the Chapter.
f. To promote the spirit of comradeship among the members of the Chapter.
g. To do such other things, not inconsistent with law, as necessary to achieve the above stated purposes.
ARTICLE XII – DISSOLUTION
a. Upon dissolution of the Chapter, no member will benefit from disposition of chapter assets. Chapter members or EXCOM may chose to either sell property and equipment, or donate such to an organization with purposes or philosophies similar to that of USAWOA.
b. All assets of the Chapter will be assigned to the "Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation" a 501c(3) organization 462 Herndon Pkwy, Suite 207, c/o USAWOA Herndon, Virginia 20170-5235.
c. If liabilities exceed assets, the local Chapter will make necessary arrangements to assume such liabilities. There will be no liability to individual Chapter members.
Motion made by CW4R Robert Ozier to approve the amendment to the By-Laws. The motion was seconded by CW3R Albert Price. Motion was approved unanimously by members present and voting.
For the Good of the Order:
Massing of the Colors: CW2R John Curtis mentioned this program which this year it will be on Sunday, November 13th, 2:00 pm at the Tucson Woman’s Club, 6245 East Bellevue St. Our National and USAWOA flags will be carried by JROTC cadets. Attendance is encouraged.
CW3R Price made a motion for adjournment, seconded by CW3R Blankshen. Motion passed at 1910 hours.
Our next meeting will be at 1800 hours on September 12th at the Metropolitan Grill, Oracle Road, in Oro Valley.
CW4R Harold Lindamood
CW4R Bob Ozier
CW3R Ed Blankschen
CW3R Ron James
CW2R John Curtis
CW2R Lance Dickinson
CW2R John Curtis
CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti
Recorded and Submitted by:
CW5R Vincent Baiocchetti, Secretary