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USS MAHAN

The intention of this page is to give a brief description of the USS Mahan Association, it's purpose and goals.  Much of the information on this page was furnished by Coxswain Bill Sumner. 

The purpose of the Association is to maintain  and promote an organization of shipmates from all of the ships named for Alfred Thayer Mahan.  The goal is to foster a spirit of goodwill and camaraderie among its members, offer opportunities for communication, enjoyment, companionship and recreation in order to carry on the esprit developed as crew members of these great ships, and to preserve the memory of these ships' place in history.  The USS MAHAN ASSOCIATION is a non-profit civilian organization and receives no funding from the United States Government or the U.S. Navy.  Statements contained on the web site have no official sanction or approval by the U. S. Government in any form.

The first USS MAHAN Reunion was held on December 7, 1984, the fortieth anniversary of the sinking of DD-364, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.  The previous meeting in this location was a huge crew party held there in 1942.   This reunion was initiated by MM2/c Tom Welsh who lived in Larkspur, CA.  Tom spent close to two years calling and writing veterans groups attempting to locate as many former crew members as possible.  This reunion drew approximately 50 former crew members and their spouses.  There was a huge billboard in San Francisco welcoming the USS Mahan reunion group.  Both the CO Ernest "Scottie" Campbell and XO John Hitchcock attended this first reunion.  CWO Jim Kemper was the host, and it is reported that he did a great job.

It was then decided to have the reunions every two years, with the next one in Groton, CT in 1986.  The word was spreading and more crew members showed up at this one.  Captain Campbell hosted this one.  The 3rd reunion was held in 1988 in Nashville, TN hosted by Cal Shugart.  It was decided here to have the reunions every year, rotating from east to central and then west coast states.  The 1989 reunion was held in Omaha, NE.

The USS Mahan Association was created during the 1990 DD-364 reunion in Reno, Nevada at Harrah's Club.  Captain Campbell felt that there was a need for a non-profit association to carry on the Mahan tradition and to provide assistance and knowledge to our Mahan shipmates as well as a scholarship program.  He consulted with some of our past crewmembers. Captain  Emmett Ward., Lt. Bob Miller, Gene Merrill had previous law experience and provided a basic draft of the by-laws for approval by the  members present.  A Board of Trustees was elected again by the crewmembers present.  This Board consisted of Emmett Ward, Bob Miller, Gene Merrill, Cal Shugart, Bob Fleming, Jack Tabscott, and Bill Sumner, with Scotty Campbell acting as  President  and advisor. At that time dues were assessed at $15 per member and this included spouses who were association members.  The  members present, about 100 to 150, all voted for the program and they then appointed Bob Miller as their representative for the state where incorporation was needed.  New Jersey was Bob's home and the state laws were kind to non-profit corporations so we still use this state and pay annual dues to its Secretary of State. 

Crewmembers from the DLG-11 and DDG-42 were then invited to join the association, and this was followed by DDG-72 at the time of commissioning in 1998.

The following are the current Mahan Association officers.

President                         Captain Jeff Sweet             DDG-42

1st Vice President            DS2 Russ Owens              DLG-11

Secretary/Treasurer         STG3 Gary White             DLG-11

Scribe/Newsletter Editor  FTM2 Jerry Emmett          DLG-11

Webmaster                      RD1 Dick Hallowell          DLG-11

Board of Trustees

Robert Moe                DLG-11

Robert Heili                DLG-11

Leo Shortsleeve         DDG-42

Jerry Emmett              DLG-11

Tim Charous              DDG-42

Dick Hallowell          DLG-11

Jim Storey                DLG-11

Bill Sumner               DD-364

Sam Chirco              DLG-11

Richard Jones          DDG-42

 

Executive Meeting Minutes

October 11, 2002

October 10, 2003

October 16,2004

October 7, 2005

September 15, 2006

November 2, 2007

September 26, 2008

October 31, 2009

 

General Meeting Minutes

October 12,2002

October 11, 2003

October 16, 2004

October 8, 2005

September 16, 2006

November 3, 2007

September 27, 2008

October 31, 2009

 

 

 

Minutes

Board of Trustees

USS Mahan Association

Friday, October 11, 2002

The Victorian Hotel & Conference Center

Galveston, TX

 

The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order in the hospitality suite assigned to the Association. Members in attendance were President Jeff Sweet, Vice President Russ Owens, Treasurer Bill Sumner, Secretary Gary White and Trustees Jerry Emmett, Robert Heili, Robert Moe, Al James, David Krumlauf and Harold Ojala. Quorum was established.

The meeting minutes from the 2001 reunion in Plymouth, Massachusetts were read. On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Sumner the 2001 minutes were approved.

Treasurer Sumner presented the 2001-02 Association Financial Report, a copy of which is made part of these minutes. He noted that the Association bank account has a balance of $8,537.89 as of July 11, 2002 and the Bank of the West Certificate of Deposit now has a value of $5,445.43. Income for the year was $3,777.94 and expenses totaled $2,105.00 for a net increase of $1762.94. Treasurer Sumner also noted that donations were down by about 50% from previous years. Secretary Shugart commented that the decrease could probably be attributed to the lateness of publishing a newsletter reminding the members to contribute to the Association. On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Heili, the 2003-04 financial report was approved.

A discussion on the renewal or other uses of the Bank of the West CD was opened by Treasurer Sumner. Currently the rate of return is 2 ˝ % which is average for the size and length of the investment presently held. On a motion by Trustee Emmett, duly seconded, Treasurer Sumner was authorized to investigate increasing the CD to $10,000, with the difference being transferred from the general fund, and investing the increased amount in a one year certificate at his discretion in order to obtain a better rate of return.

President Sweet called for any old business. The question of establishing an Association website was again discussed by those in attendance. Trustee Heili will investigate and if possible, set up a preliminary web site. The question of cost for creating and hosting the site was discussed. Trustee Heili stated that his initial quote for hosting was approximately $50 a month which he deemed excessive. On a motion by Trustee Krumlauf, seconded by Trustee Emmett, Trustee Heili was authorized to investigate and if possible, establish an Association web site with a host costing from $10 to $20 per month, the cost of which would be paid by the Association.

Treasurer Sumner reported that no one has been able to locate "Hawkshaw" since the last reunion and there have been indications that he has passed away. After a discussion, Secretary Shugart will inquire at the Arizona Veterans Home as to Hawkshaw’s well-being and Treasurer Sumner is authorized to write a letter to Hawkshaw’s next-of-kin of record in Fresno, CA inquiring about Hawkshaw’s health and whereabouts.

President Sweet called for any new business. The question of obtaining an additional supply of ball caps was presented to Vice President Owens. Since the Association does not administer the "ship’s store" merchandise, the discussion was dropped.

President Sweet updated the Board on the recognition program for DDG-72 enlisted personnel that he administers. The Association awards each Sailor of the Quarter and Jr. Sailor of the Quarter a cash award of $50 and each Blue Jacket of the Quarter $25. In addition, Each Sailor of the Year and Jr. Sailor of the Year is awarded $100. The total cash outlay for this program is $700 per year. President Sweet noted that the President’s budget allowance is $500 per year, resulting in a $200 shortfall. On a motion by Trustee White, seconded by Trustee Emmett, the annual budget allowance for the President was raised to $750. Additionally, Secretary Shugart asked President Sweet to supply the names of recent recipients of the awards for recognition in the newsletter.

The question was raised as to who is now acting as liaison to the Association from the DDG-72. Both Alan Jackson and Mike Cates have departed the ships company. No replacement was mentioned but Vice President Owens will inquire.

The question of amending the Association by-laws to allow electronic meetings and voting was discussed. It was determined that Section 9 of the by-laws, (Special Meetings) allows meetings to be conducted at the discretion of the Board in any manner with due notice and as long as votes are in writing. Upon further discussion, an amendment to the notice provision was proposed. On a motion by Trustee Emmett, duly seconded, Article 5, Section 10 of the by-laws, (Notice of Meetings) was amended to read " 48 hours notice by telephone, telegraph or other electronic means, including electronic mail." and approved.

President Sweet stated that the present registered agent for the Association, Mr. Milton Wicks, has requested that he be replaced due to health issues. After discussion, Secretary Shugart was asked to review the roster for possible candidates who live within the state of New Jersey. Under the Association by-laws, incorporated in New Jersey, the registered agent must reside in that state.

 

**** At this point, the tape recording of the meeting stops and there is no further record of the meeting of the Board of Trustees. Either the tape ran out and went unnoticed by the Secretary or an additional cartridge was used and is now missing and presumed lost.****

 

 

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President Secretary

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Minutes

Board of Trustees

USS Mahan Association

Friday, October 10, 2003

Boardwalk Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

 

The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 5:36 PM in the hospitality suite assigned to the Association. Members in attendance were President Jeff Sweet, Vice President Russ Owens, Treasurer Bill Sumner and Trustees Jerry Emmett, Robert Heili, Al James, David Krumlauf and Gary White. Trustee Harold Ojala was absent. Quorum was established.

The reading of the meeting minutes from the 2002 reunion in Galveston, TX was tabled until the 2004 annual meeting. Those minutes are unavailable at present due to the death of Cal Shugart, the Association Secretary/Scribe, in September 2003.

Treasurer Sumner presented the 2002-03 Association Financial Report, a copy of which is made part of these minutes. He noted that the Association had changed its registered agent in New Jersey, the state in which the Association is chartered. The new agent is Herbert H. Bartling, 81 Juniper Way, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920, (917)232-6763. The new agent is the brother-in-law of Trustee Krumlauf. On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Krumlauf, the 2002-03 financial report was approved.

Trustee Owens noted that he needed a copy of the Association tax certificate to give the vendor supplying the hats and shirts for the ships store. Treasurer Sumner will provide him with a copy of the IRS letter.

Treasurer Sumner was asked about any advances given to Cal Shugart while serving as Secretary/Scribe. He reported that Secretary Shugart was given the standard annual advance of $1500 in September 2002 for use in publishing the semi-annual Association newsletter. President Sweet and Treasurer Sumner will contact Secretary Shugarts widow and daughter regarding the records and funds of the Association held in trust by Secretary Shugart.

Treasurer Sumner discussed the status of the bank accounts. The California State Board of Equalization fined the Association $250 for failing to file their forms in a timely manner. As a result of that action and Treasurer Sumners relocation to Dallas, Texas, he has closed all Association bank accounts in California and is currently holding a cashiers check payable to the Association in the amount of Sixteen Thousand Five Hundred Twenty-six and 60/100 Dollars ($16,526.60). A new bank account (or accounts) will be opened for the Association in a Dallas area banking institution and the Board notified of the name and address of the bank. He also noted that the Association bank accounts had previously required two signatures, those of the President and the Treasurer, on all checks and that the normal method of facilitation was for the President to pre-sign a small number of checks to be used in the coming year.

 

After a brief discussion, on a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Krumlauf, the Board voted unanimously to require only one signature on checks drawn on the new bank account(s).

Treasurer Sumner informed the Board that he received a check in the amount of $500 from Trustee Ojala and his wife in memory of Cal Shugart and requested a recommendation on the use of the funds. President Sweet noted that no donation to the USS Mahan scholarship fund, administered by the Navy League, had been made in two years. After a discussion regarding the Association cash position and goals of the Association as a non-profit entity, a motion by President Sweet, seconded by Treasurer Sumner, to donate Five Thousand Dollars from the Association and Trustee Ojalas’ gift of Five Hundred Dollars, or a total of Five Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($5,500) to the USS Mahan scholarship fund in memory of Cal Shugart passed unanimously.

Robert Moe, host of the 2003 reunion, reported that the reunion was basically in a break-even position financially. The reunion generated approximately Eight Thousand Nine Hundred dollars ($8,900.00) in income and has expenses totaling approximately Nine Thousand dollars ($9,000.00). If these totals remain the same after a final accounting of all reunion expenses, Mr. Moe will contribute the difference, resulting in no loss to the Association.

Vice President Owens reported that the inventory for the ships store, i.e.shirts, hats, patches etc. had been transferred to the Association. He will remain as storekeeper and maintain physical possession of the goods. He will also remain as liaison to the Command Master Chief and the Supply Officer of the USS Mahan DDG-72 to provide the on-board ships store with shirt inventory. The inventory will be sold to the ship at the Associations’ cost.

President Sweet asked for a clarification of the expiration of each trustees’ term of office. It was determined from an examination of the Association bylaws that the President, Treasurer and Secretary all serve one year terms, and that they may be re-elected annually by the membership. The Trustees each serve a three-year term, with a portion being elected yearly to allow staggered expiration and that they may be re-elected by the membership. At present, the term of Trustees Emmett, Heili and White will expire in 2004, Trustee Krumlauf and Vice President Owens in 2005 and Trustees James and Ojala in 2006. With the loss of Cal Shugart, the office of Secretary/Scribe became vacant and President Sweet asked for recommendations on candidates to fill the vacancy. After a discussion by those present, the position was divided into two separate functions, Secretary and Newsletter/Membership Scribe.

 

 

The Board nominated the following slate of 2003-04 Officers and Trustees for consideration by the membership at the general membership meeting.

On a motion by Trustee Krumlauf, seconded by Treasurer Sumner:

For Secretary: Gary White

For Newsletter/Membership Scribe: Jerry Emmett (to serve concurrently with Trustee’s term).

On a motion by Trustee White, seconded by Trustee James:

For President: Jeff Sweet (extended term)

On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee White:

For Treasurer: Bill Sumner (extended term)

On a motion by Trustee Heili, seconded by Vice President Owens:

For Trustee: Robert Moe (to fill the vacancy created by the loss of Cal Shugart)

President Sweet asked for recommendations regarding the location of the 2004 reunion. He expressed a desire for the Association to reinforce its’ relationship with the current officers and crew of the USS Mahan DDG-72 noting that most of the crew had changed since the last time the Association visited. After a brief discussion the Board recommended holding the 2004 reunion in the Tidewater area of Virginia (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, etc.) and that President Sweet and former Trustee Ted Painter would act as liaison in making the arrangements.

On a motion by Trustee Krumlauf, seconded by Trustee White, Mr. Herbert H. Bartling, the new registered agent for the Association, was made an honorary member of the Association.

On a motion by Trustee Heili, seconded by Vice President Owens, Mr. Richard Hallowell was appointed Association Webmaster.

President Sweet asked for names of any members other than Cal Shugart who have died since the last meeting of the Association. Secretary Shugart maintained the Necrology for the Association. It was also noted that no further information regarding a bequeathment by member "Hawkshaw" to the Association had been received.

There being no further business before the Board, on a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Vice President Owens, the meeting was adjourned at 7:07 PM.

 

 

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President Secretary

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Minutes

Board of Trustees

USS Mahan Association

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Point Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

Newport News, VA

 

The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 3:03 PM in the hospitality suite assigned to the Association. Members in attendance were President Jeff Sweet, Vice President Russ Owens, Treasurer Bill Sumner, Secretary Gary White and Trustees Jerry Emmett, Robert Heili, Robert Moe, Al James, David Krumlauf and Harold Ojala. Quorum was established.

The meeting minutes from the 2003 reunion in Las Vegas, Nevada were read. On a motion by Trustee Owens, seconded by Trustee Sumner the 2003 minutes were approved.

Treasurer Sumner presented the 2003-04 Association Financial Report, a copy of which is made part of these minutes. He noted that the Association has now changed its banking relationship to Washington Mutual located in Dallas, Texas and established a no-interest business banking account. He also noted that the financial report is more detailed this fiscal year due to the start-up of the ships store. Start up expenses resulted in an initial loss of revenue, however, the total bank balance continues to be substantial. Treasurer Sumner reported that contributions to the Association general fund are averaging between Two Thousand Five Hundred ($2,500.00) and Three Thousand ($3,000.00) dollars per fiscal year. On a motion by Trustee Krumlauf, seconded by Trustee Emmett, the 2003-04 financial report was approved.

Trustee White noted that he had been unable to extract the minutes of the 2002 Trustee and General Meetings from the data obtained from former Secretary/ Scribe Cal Shugarts estate. He will continue to pursue other methods to re-create those records. On a motion by Trustee Owens, seconded by Trustee Moe, the approval of the 2002 minutes was tabled until the 2005 Trustee meeting.

President Sweet reported on the visit in January to Tennessee to the records held by Cal Shugart. All of the original records were recovered and copies of some were given to Cal’s daughter that pertained to her father’s service and tenure as Association Secretary. President Sweet also asked for recommendations as to the disposition of the items retained by the Association such as photos, news articles, postcards, action reports and ships rosters that are now in the possession of Gary White. Suggestions include the Naval Historical Foundation, Navy War College and other like institutions. It was also noted that some of the older documents may require archival conservation in the near future. Trustee Emmett suggested that all of the records be reviewed at the next re-union and a formal donation proposal be adopted if warranted. Trustee White will transport all of the records to the location of the 2005 re-union for further disposition.

President Sweet informed the Board that the 2004 re-union will break even at best. The loss of 25 active MAHAN personnel due to their rapid deployment resulted in a net loss. He will ask those in attendance to a supplemental donation to try and recover the lost revenue. He also noted that two of the registered attendees that did not show up have asked for refunds of their registration fees. On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Moe, the request for refunds of fees was rejected.

Trustee Emmett reported that the mailing list contained 709 members and associates. The last mailing resulted in two returned items which were corrected and resent. He will send a postcard with his next newsletter asking all recipients whether they would prefer receiving the newsletters via e-mail and to update their information and return it to him. He also stated that members must request copies by regular mail if that is their preference. Trustee Owens asked about someone who changes his e-mail address. It was determined that the responsibility for notification to the Association of information changes is the members and not the Association. Trustee Emmett stated that those who do not respond to the post card inquiry will be placed on the inactive list for one year then dropped from the roster.

The Board nominated the following slate of 2004-05 Officers and Trustees for consideration by the membership at the general membership meeting.

On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Moe:

For Secretary: Gary White (extended term) expires 2005

On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Krumlauf:

For President: Jeff Sweet (extended term) expires 2005

On a motion by Trustee White, seconded by Trustee Emmett:

For Treasurer: Bill Sumner (extended term) expires 2005

On a motion by Trustee Moe, seconded by Trustee Owens:

For Trustee: Jerry Emmett (3Year Term) expires 2007

On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee James:

For Trustee: Robert Heili (3Year Term) expires 2007

On a motion by Trustee Owens, seconded by trustee Emmett:

For Trustee: Dick Hallowell (3Year Term) expires 2007

Secretary White recommended that all future meetings of the Board of Trustees conform to the newest convention of Roberts Rules of Order and "Recess" all meetings rather than "Adjourn". In Recess, meetings can be called when necessary during the year and not require the physical presence of the Trustees to conduct business or vote on pending motions.

Trustee Krumlauf opened a discussion on the hospitality suites at each re-union and how they are provisioned for the members use. On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Moe, the Treasurer is authorized to provide "seed money" if requested by the re-union host to stock the hospitality suite.

Trustee Emmett reported on the possibility of Branson, Missouri as next year’s re-union location. He has visited with the group that provides host services for re-unions. An initial cost estimate is approximately $190 per person for four days and a hotel cost of between $65 and $80 per night. The package will include a continental breakfast each day, a dinner show on the "Branson Belle", a one day tour of Branson including the War Museum and the closing banquet. Transportation to Branson via airlines will arrive and depart from Springfield, Missouri and a shuttle runs to Branson for $40 per person roundtrip. A tentative date will be sometime between September 15 and October 15, 2005

It was also proposed that the 2006 re-union be held in San Diego with Peter and CoCo Mann as hosts.

 

There being no further business before the Board, on a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Moe, the meeting was recessed at 4:24 PM.

 

 

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Minutes

Board of Trustees

USS Mahan Association

Friday, October 7, 2005

Grand Plaza Hotel

Branson, MO

 

The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 10:24 AM in the hospitality suite assigned to the Association. Members in attendance were President Jeff Sweet, Vice President Russ Owens, Secretary Gary White and Trustees Jerry Emmett, Robert Heili, Al James, David Krumlauf and Dick Hallowell. Treasurer Sumner and Trustees Moe and Ojala were absent. Quorum was established.

The meeting minutes from the 2004 reunion in Las Vegas, Nevada were read. On a motion by Trustee Heili, seconded by Trustee James the 2004 minutes were approved.

Treasurer Sumner being absent, President Sweet presented the 2005-05 Association Financial Report, a copy of which is made part of these minutes. On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Heili, the 2004-05 financial report was approved.

President Sweet, after a discussion on the disposition of the MAHAN Scholarship administered by the Navy League, recommended an additional $3,000 donation to the fund from the Association general account. After additional discussion, on a motion by President Sweet, seconded by Vice President Owens, a contribution of $3000 to the scholarship fund was approved pending confirmation of the status of the fund by the Navy League. President Sweet will contact the Navy League and inform the Board of his findings.

President Sweet opened a discussion on the disposition for the MAHAN records collected by Cal Shugart during his tenure as Association Secretary. After a discussion the following distributions were recommended and will be pursued. The complete roster for DD-364 will be donated to the Tin Can Sailors library subject to their approval. All photos and other pertinent memorabilia will be given to Dick Hallowell for scanning and retention. All ships rosters created by Secretary Shugart will be retained by Secretary White. All blank membership cards and certificates will be given to Trustee Emmett for possible use. Further distribution of items held will be on a continuing basis as necessary.

On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by President Sweet, the ratification of all electronic mail votes: 1) Norm Peterson-Honorary membership, 2) renewal of domain name, USS MAHAN.org for 9 years, 3) links page on web-site, taken by the Board in the previous 12 months was approved.

A request by Secretary White to table discussion of the 2002 Minutes from the Association re-union in Galveston, TX until the 2006 re-union was granted.

President Sweet opened a discussion of the 2006 re-union scheduled for San Diego, CA. Peter and CoCo Mann, the original hosts, had to withdraw and Dick Hallowell has agreed to step in as host. Additional details will be provided to the membership as received. Proposals for 2007 include the possibility of a cruise from some departure point to various locations. President Sweet will pursue that possibility and report back to the Board and the membership. Secretary White has received an invitation from the Baton Rogue, LA Convention & Visitors Bureau to hold the 2007 re-union in their city. He will obtain further details and report back. Trustee Hallowell asked that future re-unions be publicized better through utilization of notices in such things as VFW magazine, American Legion magazine, Tin Can Sailors and other similar venues.

Trustee Emmett reported that the last e-mail transmission to the memberships consisted of 400 + messages of which over 50 "bounced". He would like to scrub the current roster, retaining all DD-364 members and placing all inactive or closed e-mail recipients on an Inactive roster. No formal decision was made by the Board.

Upon a detailed review of the by-laws, it was determined that the offices of President and Treasurer are on-going and not required to be re-elected unless a vacancy occurs by resignation or formal removal proceedings.

The Board nominated the following slate of 2006-07 Officers and Trustees for consideration by the membership at the general membership meeting.

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Vice President: Russ Owens (extended term) expires 2006

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Secretary: Gary White (extended term) expires 2006

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Trustee: David Krumlauf (3Year Term) expires 2008

A discussion was conducted regarding the possible dive on the final resting place of the DD-364. Should such a dive take place, the Association would like to deposit a memorial plaque on the hull honoring the ship and lost shipmates. The wording of the plaque should be developed by the survivor’s of DD-364 and ready for inscription should the event take place.

There being no further business before the Board, on a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee James, the meeting was recessed at 11:47 AM.

 

 

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President Secretary

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Minutes

Board of Trustees

USS Mahan Association

Friday, September 15, 2006

Red Lion Hanalei Hotel

San Diego, CA

 

 

The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:03 PM in the hospitality suite assigned to the Association. Members in attendance were President Jeff Sweet, Vice President Russ Owens, Secretary Gary White, Treasurer Bill Sumner and Trustees Jerry Emmett, Robert Heili, Al James, David Krumlauf, Dick Hallowell, Jim Storey, Robert Moe and Harold Ojala. Quorum was established.

 

The meeting minutes from the 2002 reunion in Galveston, Texas were read. On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Heili, the 2002 minutes were approved.

 

The meeting minutes from the 2005 reunion in Branson, Missouri were read. On a motion by Vive President Owen, seconded by Trustee Krumlauf, the 2005 minutes were approved.

 

Treasurer Sumner presented the 2005-06 Association Financial Report, a copy of which is made part of these minutes. He reported contributions are down for the year and the sales from the ships store are providing added revenue for the Association. Reunion Income and expenses will be reconciled and reported after the reunion. The Twelve Thousand dollar average account balance is holding relatively steady over time. On a motion by Trustee Krumlauf, seconded by Trustee Moe, the 2005-06 financial report was approved.

 

President Sweet discussed the disposition of the MAHAN Scholarship administered by the Navy League. He is now a member of the Advisory Board for the MAHAN scholarship. The League has hired a new administrator for the scholarship fund. Funds previously held separately for a number of funds have been consolidated to provide a better return. By doing so, the League can guarantee a $2500 per year-four year scholarship which allows students to maintain their scholarship without having to re-apply each year. Qualification for the awarding of scholarships can be negotiated with the League.  President Sweet will contact the Navy League and determine how many scholarship applications are received each year, if awards can be cancelled and re-issued to a new recipient. The last recipient used a part of the award then joined the Navy. The Board was informed that HM3 Stark’s daughter was interested in applying for the MAHAN scholarship. The question was raised as to how many generations were eligible to apply for scholarships. No final determination was made by the Board. On a motion by Trustee Krumlauf, seconded by Trustee Storey, authorization to disperse the $3000 additional contribution to the fund that was approved in 2005 but suspended pending information was granted.

 

On a motion by Treasurer Sumner, seconded by Trustee James, the Honorary membership of Ben Souler was approved.

 

A discussion was opened regarding depositing some portion of the funds in the MAHAN operating account in a time deposit. On a motion by Treasurer Sumner, seconded by Trustee Emmett, the Treasurer was authorized to research time deposit options.  

 

 President Sweet reported that the awards to USS MAHAN DDG-72 for Sailor of the Quarter, Sailor of the Year, and Jr. Sailor of the Year have been cancelled. There has been no response from the ship regarding eligible crewmembers.

 

Trustee Emmett was asked to submit receipts for newsletter expenses. He will forward a report to the Treasurer.

 

Trustee Hallowell requested approval to purchase the latest version of Microsoft “Front Page” to better maintain the Association web site. On a motion by Secretary White, seconded by Trustee Storey, the purchase was authorized.

 

Vice President Owen asked about the disposition of proceeds from the sale of items designated as scholarship fund items. Such proceeds will be sent to the Treasurer for inclusion in the Association general fund.

 

Treasurer Sumner tendered his resignation as Association Treasurer. After many statements of appreciation for the outstanding job and many years of dedicated service to the Association, the Board of Trustees, on a motion by Vice President Owens, seconded by Trustee Storey accepted Treasurer Sumner’s resignation with extreme regret.

 

Vice President Owen, seconded by Trustee Storey, nominated Secretary White to serve as Secretary-Treasurer of the Association.  No other nominees being presented after two calls for same, the nomination was closed. On a motion by Trustee Krumlauf, seconded by Trustee Emmett, the Board elected Secretary White as Secretary –Treasurer of the Association.

 

The Board nominated the following slate of 2006-07 Officers and Trustees for consideration by the membership at the general membership meeting.

 

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Vice President: Russ Owens (extended term) expires 2007

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Trustee:  Bill Sumner (3 Year Term) expires 2009

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Trustee: Robert Moe (3Year Term) expires 2009

 

 

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Trustee: Harold Ojala (3 Year Term) expires 2009

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Trustee: Al James (3 Year Term) expires 2009

 

The question was raised regarding memorial donations. Such donations should be sent to the Association which will acknowledge the donation and forward it to the Navy League with a cover letter.

 

The Board agreed to hold a raffle at the general meeting to award the complementary nights the hotel donated. Name badges will be used to draw the names. Charleston was approved as the site of the 2007 reunion subject to a vote of the membership.  The reunion host will be determined at a later date. Suggestions for 2008 included Baton Rogue, LA. , Corpus Christi, TX or possibly a cruise.

 

There being no further business before the Board, on a motion by Trustee Sumner, seconded by Trustee Emmett, the meeting was recessed at 5:12 PM.

 

 

 

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President                                                                    Secretary

 

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Minutes

Board of Trustees

USS Mahan Association

Friday, November 2, 2007

Ramada Inn Charleston

Charleston, SC

 

 

The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 3:36 PM in the hospitality suite assigned to the Association. Members in attendance were President Jeff Sweet, Vice President Russ Owens, Secretary-Treasurer Gary White and Trustees Jerry Emmett, Robert Heili, Al James, David Krumlauf, Dick Hallowell, Jim Storey, Robert Moe and Bill Sumner. Quorum was established. Herb Bartley, the association’s registered agent, attended as a guest.

 

The meeting minutes from the 2006 reunion in San Diego, CA were read. On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Storey, the 2006 minutes were approved.

 

Treasurer White presented the 2006-07 Association Financial Report, a copy of which is made part of these minutes. He reported contributions are up slightly for the year and the sales from the ships store is continuing to provide added revenue for the Association. Reunion Income and expenses will be reconciled and reported after the reunion. The Twelve Thousand dollar average account balance is holding relatively steady over time. On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Moe, the 2006-07 financial report was approved.

 

President Sweet discussed the disposition of the MAHAN Scholarship administered by the Navy League. He is now a member of the Advisory Board for the MAHAN scholarship. There has been no acknowledgement from the Navy League for the last contribution to the scholarship fund. Several of the trustees expressed frustration at the continuing lack of communication between the Navy League and the association. The next MAHAN scholarship will be awarded in 2009 and still guarantees a $2500 distribution each year for four years. On a motion by Trustee Heili, seconded by Trustee Storey, persons eligible to receive a USS MAHAN scholarship was defined as a member of the association, the spouse of a member or a child or grandchild of a member.

 

The Board nominated the following slate of 2007-08 Officers and Trustees for consideration by the membership at the general membership meeting.

 

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Trustee: Richard Hallowell (3 Year Term) expires 2010

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Trustee:  Jerry Emmett (3 Year Term) expires 2010

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Trustee: Robert Heili (3Year Term) expires 2010

 

 

On a motion by Trustee White, duly seconded by Trustee Krumlauf, the extension of the term of Russ Owens as Vice President of the Association until the 2008 reunion was approved by the board.

 

The confirmation of Trustee Emmett as Scribe and Trustee Hallowell as Webmaster will take place following the general meeting.

 

President Sweet noted that 80 new members have joined since the last reunion and a considerable number were DDG-42 alumni. The trustees also noted that webmaster Hallowell is doing an excellent job of maintaining the association website.

 

The Board discussed a proposal by Trustees Storey and White to host the 2008 reunion in Corpus Christi, TX. On a motion by Trustee Moe, seconded by Trustee Sumner the board approved recommending Corpus Christi to the general membership as the site of the 2008 reunion. It was noted that the advertising/publicity for the 2007 reunion was not as complete as usual. Trustee Storey stated he would take care of placing the reunion notices in the various publications.

 

Herb Bartley, the association registered agent, wanted to know why the association does not have a non-profit permit from the US Post Office to send association mail at a lesser rate than first class stamps. The NPO rate is sixteen cents vs. 41 cents for regular mail. Herb Bartley will check into obtaining a USPS permit.

 

There being no further business before the Board, on a motion by Trustee Sumner, seconded by Trustee James, the meeting was recessed at 4:17 PM.

 

 

 

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Minutes

Board of Trustees

USS Mahan Association

Friday, September 26, 2008

Holiday Inn Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

 

 

The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 5:19 PM in the hospitality suite assigned to the Association. Members in attendance were President Jeff Sweet, Vice President Russ Owens, Secretary-Treasurer Gary White and Trustees Jerry Emmett, Al James, Dick Hallowell, Jim Storey and Robert Moe. Trustees Krumlauf, Sumner, Ojala and Heili were absent. Quorum was established.

 

The meeting minutes from the 2007 reunion in Charleston, SC were read. On a motion by Trustee Moe, seconded by Trustee Owens, the 2007 minutes were approved.

 

Treasurer White presented the 2007-08 Association Financial Report, a copy of which is made part of these minutes. He reported contributions are down slightly for the year and the sales from the ships store is continuing to provide added revenue for the Association. Reunion Income and expenses will be reconciled and reported after the reunion. The Twelve Thousand dollar average account balance is holding relatively steady over time. On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Storey, the 2007-08 financial report was approved.

 

President Sweet discussed the disposition of the MAHAN Scholarship administered by the Navy League. He is now a member of the Advisory Board for the MAHAN scholarship. The next MAHAN scholarship will be awarded in 2009 and still guarantees a $2500 distribution each year for four years. President Sweet will contact the Navy League to insure that he is included as a participant in the 2009 selection process.

 

The Board nominated the following slate of 2008-11 Officers and Trustees for consideration by the membership at the general membership meeting.

 

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Trustee: David Krumlauf (3 Year Term) expires 2011

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Trustee:  James Storey (3 Year Term) expires 2011

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Trustee: Russ Owens (3Year Term) expires 2011

 

 

On a motion by Trustee White, duly seconded by Trustee Storey, the extension of the term of Russ Owens as Vice President of the Association until the 2009 reunion was approved by the board subject to his re-election as a Trustee by the Association membership.

 

The Board discussed possible locations for the 2009 reunion. Trustee Hallowell proposed Tucson, Arizona and stated he would act as point of contact in conjunction with Military Reunion Planners, Inc. to make all the necessary arrangements in Tucson. On a motion by Trustee Moe, seconded by Trustee Storey, the recommendation of Tucson to the general membership as the site of the 2009 reunion was approved.

The discussion of the 2010 reunion was tabled until the 2009 reunion but Albany, New York was suggested.

 

President Sweet turned over a box of MAHAN memorabilia from member Ted Painter to Secretary White for inventory and disposition. Many of the documents in the box appear to be duplicates of other items already in the memorabilia inventory. A review will be conducted to determine relevant items to be maintained.

 

There being no further business before the Board, on a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by President Sweet, the meeting was recessed at 5:50 PM.

 

 

 

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Minutes

Board of Trustees

USS Mahan Association

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hilton Tucson East

Tucson Arizona

 

 

The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:05 PM in the hospitality suite assigned to the Association. Members in attendance were President Jeff Sweet, Vice President Russ Owens, Secretary-Treasurer Gary White and Trustees Jerry Emmett, Al James, Dick Hallowell, Jim Storey, Dave Krumlauf, Bill Sumner and Robert Moe. Trustees Ojala and Heili were absent. Quorum was established.

 

The meeting minutes from the 2008 reunion in Corpus Christi were read. On a motion by Trustee Moe, seconded by Trustee Storey, the 2008 minutes, as amended, were approved.

 

Treasurer White presented the 2008-09 Association Financial Report, a copy of which is made part of these minutes. He reported contributions are down slightly for the year and the sales from the ships store is continuing to provide added revenue for the Association. Reunion Income and expenses will be reconciled and reported after the reunion.  On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Hallowell, the 2008-09 financial report, as amended, was approved.

 

President Sweet discussed the disposition of the MAHAN Scholarship administered by the Navy League.  He will contact the Navy League and report the current status of the MAHAN scholarship and the 2009 recipient. The board did not approve a recommendation to make another incremental donation to the fund at this time.

 

The Board nominated the following slate of 2009-12 Officers and Trustees for consideration by the membership at the general membership meeting.

 

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Trustee: Harold Ojala (1 Year Term) expires 2010

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Trustee:  Al James (2 Year Term) expires 2011

On a motion, duly seconded:

For Trustee: Bill Sumner (3Year Term) expires 2012

On a motion, duly seconded:

Robert Moe (3 Year Term) expires 2012

 

Om a motion by Trustee Emmett, duly seconded by Trustee Krumlauf, the nominations for Trustee were closed.

  

The Board discussed possible locations for the 2010 reunion.  On a motion by Trustee Moe, seconded by Trustee Storey, the choice of Washington, D C, Philadelphia or Newport/ Providence as the site of the 2010 reunion will be left to the general membership to choose was approved.

 

Trustee Emmett requested that President Sweet, or his designee, try to re-establish and enhance contacts with the Commanding Officer, Executive Officer and Command Master Chief of MAHAN DDG-72, if possible.

 

It was recommended that the Association explore the possibility of establishing an Association Facebook site to open an additional avenue for communication by our younger members.

 

There being no further business before the Board, on a motion by Trustee Storey, seconded by Trustee Sumner, the meeting was recessed at 4:52 PM.

 

 

 

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Minutes

General Membership Meeting

USS Mahan Association

Saturday, October 12, 2002

The Victorian Hotel & Conference Center

Galveston, TX

 

The annual meeting of the Association membership was called to order in the ballroom of the hotel. Quorum was established.

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the 2001 meeting minutes were approved.

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the Treasurers report as presented was approved.

President Sweet presented the candidates nominated for Association Officer and/or Trustee to the membership. Harold Ojala, Al James and David Krumlauf were presented for Trustee positions. There being no additional candidates nominated from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the nomination for Trustee was closed and Mr. Ojala, Mr. James and Mr. Krumlauf were elected by acclamation. Bill Sumner was presented for an additional term as Treasurer. There being no additional candidates nominated from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the nomination for Treasurer was closed and Mr. Sumner elected by acclamation. Cal Shugart was presented for an additional term as Secretary. There being no additional candidates nominated from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the nomination for Secretary was closed and Mr. Shugart elected by acclamation. The nomination for Vice President offered a choice of two candidates, Russ Owens or Ted Painter. By a show of hands from the voting members present, Russ Owens was re-elected to Vice President. Jeff Sweet was presented for an additional term as President. There being no additional candidates nominated from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the nomination for President was closed and Mr. Sweet elected by acclamation.

President Sweet informed those in attendance that two possible sites, Las Vegas, NV and San Diego, CA. had been presented as the 2003 reunion site. On a show of hands by the members present, Las Vegas was chosen as the 2003 re-union site. Trustee Bob Moe will act as host for the re-union. No final date has been set but mid September to mid October has been proposed.

President Sweet briefed the members on the program of presenting cash awards to the USS MAHAN DDG-72, Sailor of the Quarter ($50), Jr. Sailor of the Quarter ($50), Blue Jacket of the Quarter ($25), Sailor of the Year ($100) and Jr. Sailor of the Year ($100)

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the continuation of and the expenditures for the program were approved.

A question of the difference between the collection of dues and the acceptance of donations was discussed. Dues must be uniform by class of member and any not paying the designated amount must be dropped from the roster. Donations can be in any amount and the failure to donate in a given year will not result in being dropped from membership.

 

There being no further business before the membership, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

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Minutes

General Membership Meeting

USS Mahan Association

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Boardwalk Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

 

The annual meeting of the Association membership was called to order at 9:13 PM in the ballroom of the hotel. Quorum was established.

President Sweet opened the meeting with a reading of the Necrology for the previous year. The death of Secretary Cal Shugart in September 2003 was announced to those present and the membership was asked to recognize any other members lost in the last year. The Association recognized Sergeant Roger Rowe of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division, who was killed in action while on duty in Iraq. Sgt. Rowe was a relative of member George Fleming and Sgt. Rowe’s widow was in attendance.

President Sweet announced the appointment of member Richard Hallowell as the Association Webmaster. Mr. Hallowell was congratulated on the new Association web site www.ussmahan.org.

On a motion by member Emmett, duly seconded, Mr. Herbert H. Bartling was approved as an honorary member of the Association.

On a motion by member White, duly seconded, Mr. Gerald M. Chappell, USS Drayton DD-366, (nominated from the floor) was approved as an honorary member of the Association.

President Sweet presented the candidates nominated for Association Officer and/or Trustee to the membership. Robert Moe was presented for Trustee. There being no additional candidates nominated from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion by member White, duly seconded, the nomination for Trustee was closed and Mr. Moe elected by acclamation. Bill Sumner was presented for an additional term as Treasurer. There being no additional candidates nominated from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion by member Krumlauf, duly seconded, the nomination for Treasurer was closed and Mr. Sumner elected by acclamation. Gary White was presented for Secretary. There being no additional candidates nominated from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion by member DeVault, duly seconded, the nomination for Secretary was closed and Mr. White elected by acclamation. Jerry Emmett was presented for Newsletter/Membership Scribe and his appointment was ratified. Jeff Sweet was presented for an additional term as President. There being no additional candidates nominated from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion by member DeVault, duly seconded, the nomination for President was closed and Mr. Sweet elected by acclamation.

President Sweet announced that the 2004 reunion would be held in the Tidewater area of Virginia. No final date has been set but late September has been proposed. President Sweet and former Trustee Ted Painter will act as liaison to organize the reunion.

President Sweet opened the floor to any additional business or comments. Treasurer Sumner offered a short eulogy for Cal Shugart, his shipmate and long time friend. Cal was instrumental in the formation of the Association and a dedicated and tireless supporter of its’ goals and activities. He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him.

President Sweet passed along the greetings from members Gene Merrill and Harold Ojala. Both sent regrets that they were unable to attend this year’s reunion.

Member Emmett opened a discussion from the floor regarding the 2005 reunion. He would still like the Association to consider holding a reunion in Branson, MO. He noted that the arrangements would take at least a year due to the demand from other groups and would be willing to act as liaison for the reunion should the Association agree to hold a reunion in that location. After a brief discussion, on a motion by member Ritchie, duly seconded, the membership voted to hold the 2005 reunion in Branson, MO.

There being no further business before the membership, on a motion by member White, duly seconded, the meeting was adjourned at 9:32 PM.

 

 

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Minutes

General Membership Meeting

USS Mahan Association

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Point Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

Newport News, VA

 

The annual meeting of the Association membership was called to order at 7:54 PM in the ballroom of the hotel. Quorum was established.

A motion to dispense with the reading of the 2003 meeting minutes, duly seconded, was passed.

Member Richard Hallowell, the Association Webmaster, reported that the Association web site www.ussmahan.org is functioning and an e-mail alert is sent providing details of new content. Trustee Jerry Emmett will send a postcard with the next newsletter mail out asking members to state their preference in receiving future newsletters. After updating all of the Association mailing lists and rosters the member list will be revised.

On a motion by Trustee Heili, seconded by Trustee Emmett, the Board of Trustees was increased from ten to eleven as allowed by the Association By-Laws. The Association Webmaster will fill the eleventh position on the Board upon election by the members.

President Sweet presented the candidates nominated for Association Officer and/or Trustee to the membership. Robert Heili, Jerry Emmett and Richard Hallowell were presented for Trustee positions. There being no additional candidates nominated from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the nomination for Trustee was closed and Mr. Heili, Mr. Emmett and Mr. Hallowell were elected by acclamation. Bill Sumner was presented for an additional term as Treasurer. There being no additional candidates nominated from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the nomination for Treasurer was closed and Mr. Sumner elected by acclamation. Gary White was presented for Secretary. There being no additional candidates nominated from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the nomination for Secretary was closed and Mr. White elected by acclamation. Jeff Sweet was presented for an additional term as President. There being no additional candidates nominated from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the nomination for President was closed and Mr. Sweet elected by acclamation.

President Sweet reminded those in attendance that Branson, Missouri has been selected as the 2005 reunion site. No final date has been set but mid September to mid October has been proposed. Trustee Emmett will act as Association liaison to the host services organization in Branson. It was also proposed that the 2006 re-union be held in San Diego with Peter and CoCo Mann as hosts and in 2007 the possibility of a 3 to 4 day cruise departing from a port to be named later be explored.

President Sweet presented the Association necrology to those members present. The Association lost the following shipmates during the previous year: Commander Jack Evans, CO of DLG-11, 1966-68 on June 4, 2004, Fireman First Class Merlin White, DD-364 on May 17, 2004, Storekeeper First Class Willie M. Roebuck, DD-364 on February 6, 2004 and Command Master Chief Francis Sweeting, DD-364 on December 23, 2003. The Association extends its’ condolences to the families of our departed shipmates.

There being no further business before the membership, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the meeting was adjourned at 8:08 PM.

 

 

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General Membership Meeting

USS Mahan Association

Saturday, October 8, 2005

The Grand Plaza Hotel

Branson, MO

 

The annual meeting of the Association membership was called to order in the ballroom of the hotel. Quorum was established.

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, reading of the 2004 meeting minutes was waived

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the Treasurers report as presented was approved.

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the members of the Association approved a proposal to lithograph the four ships portrait carried aboard DDG-72 for members to purchase. President Sweet will proceed and report progress.

The Necrology report was presented: Jeffery J. Wisecup, GMG-2, DDG-42,16 Jun 2004, Frank J. Cechvala, Jr. SN 1/c, DD-364, 24 Nov 2004, Franklin E. Carr, PhM2, DD-364, 9 Mar 2005, James M. Wright, SC3, DD-364,16 Mar 2005, Ben Benderson, SO2, DD-364, 1 May 2005, James H. Craig, CMM, DD-364, 20 May 2005, William M. Cuddy, RM1, DD-364, 6 Sept 2005, James C. Ogorek, ETC, DLG-11, unknown date.

President Sweet called for old business- none reported

President Sweet presented the candidates nominated for Association Officer and/or Trustee to the membership. Russ Owens, Gary White and David Krumlauf were presented for Trustee positions. There was one additional candidate, Jim Storey, nominated from the floor. There being no further nominations from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the nomination for Trustee was closed and Mr. Owens, Mr. White, Mr. Krumlauf and Mr. Storey were elected by acclamation to terms expiring in 2008.

President Sweet informed all in attendance that two possible choices, a 4 to 5 day cruise from a port to be determined and San Diego, CA. had been presented as the 2006 reunion site. On a show of hands by the members present, San Diego was chosen as the 2006 re-union site. Trustee Dick Hallowell will act as host for the re-union. No final date has been set but mid September to mid October has been proposed.

There being no further business before the membership, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the general meeting was recessed at 8:04 PM.

 

The Executive Committee reconvened at 8:20 PM to elect officers. Trustee Hallowell, Emmett, Krumlauf, James, Heili, Owens, Storey, White and President Sweet were in attendance. Quorum was established.

On a motion by Trustee Emmett, seconded by Trustee Krumlauf, Trustee Owens was re-elected as Association Vice President and Trustee White was re-elected as Association Secretary for 2005-06.

There being no further business before the committee, on a motion by Trustee Heili, seconded by President Sweet the meeting was recessed at 8:24 PM

 

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Minutes

General Membership Meeting

USS Mahan Association

Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Red Lion Hanalei Hotel

San Diego, CA

 

 

The annual meeting of the Association membership was called to order in the ballroom of the hotel at 8:56 PM. Quorum was established.

 

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, reading of the 2002 and 2005 meeting minutes was waived and approved as presented.

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the Treasurers report for 2005 as presented was approved.

 

On a motion, duly seconded, the members of the Association approved a proposal to add Three Thousand Dollars to the USS MAHAN scholarship fund

 

The Necrology report was presented by President Sweet

 

President Sweet called for old business- none reported

 

President Sweet presented the candidates nominated for Association Officer and/or Trustee to the membership. Gary White was presented as Treasurer to assume the duties of Bill Sumner in addition to remaining as Secretary. Bill Sumner, Harold Ojala, Al James and Robert Moe were presented for Trustee positions.  There being no further nominations from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the nomination for Trustee was closed and Mr. Sumner, Mr. Ojala, Mr. James and Mr. Moe  were elected by acclamation to terms expiring in 2009.

 

President Sweet informed all in attendance that Charleston, South Carolina had been presented as the 2007 reunion site. On a show of hands by the members present, Charleston was chosen as the 2007 re-union site. The host for the re-union will be determined at a later date. No final place or date has been set but mid to late October has been proposed.

 

For the floor, the nomination of Rick Dembinski for Honorary membership was approved. The Honorary membership of Ben Souler was ratified by the members present.

 

There being no further business before the membership, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the general meeting was recessed at 9:04 PM.

 

 

  

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General Membership Meeting

USS Mahan Association

Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Red Lion Hanalei Hotel

San Diego, CA

 

 

The annual meeting of the Association membership was called to order in the ballroom of the hotel at 8:56 PM. Quorum was established.

 

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, reading of the 2002 and 2005 meeting minutes was waived and approved as presented.

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the Treasurers report for 2005 as presented was approved.

 

On a motion, duly seconded, the members of the Association approved a proposal to add Three Thousand Dollars to the USS MAHAN scholarship fund

 

The Necrology report was presented by President Sweet

 

President Sweet called for old business- none reported

 

President Sweet presented the candidates nominated for Association Officer and/or Trustee to the membership. Gary White was presented as Treasurer to assume the duties of Bill Sumner in addition to remaining as Secretary. Bill Sumner, Harold Ojala, Al James and Robert Moe were presented for Trustee positions.  There being no further nominations from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the nomination for Trustee was closed and Mr. Sumner, Mr. Ojala, Mr. James and Mr. Moe  were elected by acclamation to terms expiring in 2009.

 

President Sweet informed all in attendance that Charleston, South Carolina had been presented as the 2007 reunion site. On a show of hands by the members present, Charleston was chosen as the 2007 re-union site. The host for the re-union will be determined at a later date. No final place or date has been set but mid to late October has been proposed.

 

For the floor, the nomination of Rick Dembinski for Honorary membership was approved. The Honorary membership of Ben Souler was ratified by the members present.

 

There being no further business before the membership, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the general meeting was recessed at 9:04 PM.

 

 

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Minutes

General Membership Meeting

USS Mahan Association

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Holiday Inn Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

 

 

The annual meeting of the Association membership was called to order in the ballroom of the hotel at 6:01 PM. Quorum was established.

 

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, reading of the 2007 meeting minutes was waived and approved as presented.

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the Treasurers report for 2007 as presented was approved.

 

The Necrology report was presented by President Sweet

 

President Sweet called for old business- none reported

 

President Sweet presented the candidates nominated for Association Officer and/or Trustee to the membership. David Krumlauf, James Storey and Russ Owens were presented for Trustee positions.  There being no further nominations from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the nomination for Trustee was closed and Mr. Krumlauf, Mr. Storey and Mr. Owens  were elected by acclamation to terms expiring in 2011.

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, Russ Owens was re-appointed as Vice President of the Association.

 

President Sweet informed all in attendance that Tucson, Arizona had been presented as the 2007 reunion site. On a show of hands by the members present, Tucson was chosen as the 2009 re-union site. The host for the re-union will be Dick Hallowell. No final place or date has been set but mid to late October has been proposed.

 

President Sweet informed the membership that he will participate in the 2009 MAHAN scholarship selection process.

 

There being no further business before the membership, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the general meeting was recessed at 6:09 PM.

 

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Minutes

General Membership Meeting

USS Mahan Association

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hilton Tucson East

Tucson Arizona

 

 

The annual meeting of the Association membership was called to order in the ballroom of the hotel at 8:20 PM. Quorum was established.

 

Craig Bailey, a guest from Belgium, was introduced.

 

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, reading of the 2008 meeting minutes was waived and approved as presented.

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the Treasurers report for 2008 as presented was approved.

 

The Necrology report was presented by President Sweet

 

President Sweet reported 42 new members were added during the year.

 

President Sweet presented the candidates nominated for Association Officer and/or Trustee to the membership. Harold Ojala, Al James, Bill Sumner and Robert Moe were presented for Trustee positions.  There being no further nominations from the floor after 3 calls for same, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the nominations for Trustee was closed and Mr. Ojala was elected to a term expiring in 2010, Mr. James to a term expiring in 2011 and Mr. Sumner and Mr. Moe  were elected by acclamation to terms expiring in 2012.

 

On a motion from the floor, duly seconded, Russ Owens was re-appointed as Vice President of the Association.

 

President Sweet informed all in attendance of the choices for the 2010 reunion site. On a show of hands by the members present, Washington D.C. was chosen as the 2010 re-union site. The host for the re-union will be Military Reunion Planners with President Sweet as point of contact. No final place or date has been set but mid to late October has been proposed.

 

The possibility of establishing a Facebook site was discussed with the general membership and will be researched further.

  

President Sweet informed the membership that he and Mary Ellen Fox were married on December 31, 2009

 

There being no further business before the membership, on a motion from the floor, duly seconded, the general meeting was recessed at 8:30 PM.

  

 

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