Attendance was 38 of the 119 members, thereby meeting the
The meeting was led by VP Bruce Carlsen.
Dave Bilby acted as Secretary
The meeting was conducted per the Bylaws, and by Roberts Rules of Order.
Bruce introduced the Board and staff.
Financial report was presented by Dave Bilby and the audit
report was presented by Joanne Nesbitt.
Dave Nesbitt motion and Tom Mealey second to approved both
presentations. The motion passed.
Membership report – Phil Elting - the gains were offset by
former members not renewing. 40%
increase without the effect of non-renewals.
His goal is to get the former members to renew, and to reach shipmates
that have not been members.
Administrative report – Dave Bilby – The treasurer’s report
and audit report had already been presented, which is a responsibility of
Admin. Additionally, Jim Sievers has
done an excellent job maintaining the database; and Mark Donovan has continued
to find new and exciting items as Historian as it regards The King. A motion was made by Ray Marshall to approve
this report. The second was by Mike
Judd, and the motion passed.
Ship’s Store – Phil Elting – physical status is sound. Inventory is moving and solid, and each sale
generates profits sufficient to keep the Store in good standing. He is continuing to maintain contact with the
membership to determine what additional items and changes that they would enjoy
seeing and purchasing.
Communications report – Mark Donavan was not able to provide
his report because of an inconsistent ability to maintain telephone contact we
him. A brief report was given by Dave
Nesbitt who prepares the Association newsletter, and is in constant contact
with Mark regarding Communications needs.
Reunion report – Dave Bilby – thanks to the hard work by
Dave Nesbitt, the Branson reunion was a great success and had a significant
attendance. He gave an overview of San
Diego reunion which will be at the Handlery Hotel June 19 – 22, 2008. He also provided to the membership the
planned Orlando reunion which will be at The Shades of Green military resort
facility located on the Disney World properties.
Elections - Ray Marshall announced the slate of directors
for the 2007 / 2008 year. They are Phil
Elting, Dave Bilby, Mark Donovan, Bruce Carlsen, Ron Bottger, Randy Gillette,
and John Touchet. He also asked for any
other names who would want to be considered, and announced that the election
would be conducted as a later Agenda item.
Old business – Several asked about other items that might be
available through ship’s store. Phil
asked for a received a show of hands on the interest in the question
items. He will follow up in determining costs
Election of Board – Ray Marshall - He read the names of those running for
office. The slate of nominees was called
by Dave Nesbitt and seconded by Tom Mealey.
A vote of the membership was taken, and the slate of nominees was approved.
2008 Reunion – Bruce re-stated the planned reunion in San
Diego to be conducted 6/19/08 – 6/22/08 at the Handlery Hotel. Discussion of its location and accessibility
to the San Diego area, and the anticipated ship’s tour which would be held on
Saturday, assuming that arrangements can be finalized.
Motion was made by Chuck White and seconded by Dave Nesbitt
to select Ron Stocker as an honorary member of the Association. The motion passed.
A motion to adjourn at 10:20 am was made by Ray Marshall,
and Wendell Dickey seconded the motion.
The motion passed.
Minutes taken by: