Attendance was 32 of the 138 members, which is two short of
meeting the quorum requirements. The
Board had a brief meeting with a motion from Mark Donovan and a second by
Phillip Elting to waive the quorum requirements under Bylaws Article XI,
The meeting was led by President Mark Donovan and called to
order at 9:16 am.
Dave Bilby acted as Secretary
The meeting was conducted per the Bylaws and Roberts Rules
Motion from Dave Nesbitt and seconded by Tom Mealey to waive
the reading of the 2007 annual business meeting minutes. Motion carried.
Motion from Jerry Bayless and seconded by Bill Parks to
accept the 2007 annual business meeting minutes. Motion carried.
Financial audit for the year ended December 31, 2007 was
presented by Joanne Nesbitt.
Financial reports for the year ended December 31, 2007 and
the interim financial reports at May 31, 2008 were presented by Dave
Bilby. Copies of the reports are
included in the minutes.
Motion to accept the financial report and audit report by
Pete and seconded by Jerry Bayless.
Membership report presented by Phillip Elting. Membership is up from 118members as of the
annual business meeting in 2007.
Discussion regarding membership retention and member involvement in the
Administration report presented by Dave Bilby. Responsibilities are the operations of the
Association excluding the other Board position responsibilities.
Communications report was presented by Mark Donovan in
absence of John Touchet. Recognition was
made of Chuck White and of his excellent job performance maintaining the web
site. Recognition was made of Dave
Nesbitt as newsletter publisher. The
newsletter has been presented four times per year and will be changed to three
times per year. Chuck acknowledged Mark
Donovan with putting together the King’s timeline. Applause from the membership was given to
show their recognition. Mark reported on
the CAD drawing of the King.
The Reunion repor
t was presented by Randy Gillette. 2009 reunion will be at one of two Holiday
Inns in Orlando, FL. 2010 reunion will
be in the Midwest and locations are to be evaluated. Ideas for tours are encouraged from the
members. Ron Bottger prepared the San
Diego reunion and will be recognized.
Items not falling into any specific directorship were
presented. Mark Donovan presented to the
members the King Association donation for the Adams class destroyer
museum. Setting up memorial fund to
assist surviving spouses of deceased Kingsmen as needed.
Dave Nesbitt proposed Mark Trinkle as an honorary
member. This had been previously done,
but the Bylaws did not have such provision.
Motion by Harry Pate with second by Phillip Elting. Motion carried. Irv Trinkle, Mark’s father, gave his thank
you for this presentation.
2010 reunion discussion was led by Mark Donovan. Ideas from membership San Antonia, TX, Mt
Rushmore area, Las Vegas, NV, Corpus Christie, TX, Branson, MO, Wisconsin
dells, Chicago, IL, Hawaii, Nashville, TN, Baton Rouge, LA, Bath, ME, Memphis,
A time of discussion was allowed on how to get reunion
attendance up and increase notification through the media.
San Antonio, TX (17), Mt. Rushmore (Rapid City)(13), Las
Vegas (0), Corpus Christie (4), Branson (14), Wisconsin dells (1), Chicago (0),
Hawaii (6), Nashville (4), Baton Rouge (2), Bath (0), Memphis (0).
San Antonio (21),
Branson (15), Mt Rushmore (Rapid City) (16)
San Antonio and Mt Rushmore (Rapid City) were selected as
the first and alternate locations for the 2010 reunion. Motion by Ted Martin and seconded by Dave
Nesbitt to consider all three since the vote was so close between Branson and
Mt Rushmore (Rapid City). Motion
Election of Board of Directors: Dave Nesbitt, Election Chair and Nomination
Written notification to run:
Mark Donovan, Dave Bilby, Phillip Elting
Mark Donovan nominated Randy Gillette, Dave Bilby
nominated Pete Vuchetich, Jerry Bayless nominated Dave Nesbitt,
Dave Burns nominated Paul Morrison, motion to close and seconded. The Motion Carried. A Motion was made by Harry Pate and seconded
by Jerry Bayless to close elections. The
The New Board will meet at 4 pm today in Poolview Room.
Phillip Elting – another request from membership for ideas
to increase membership and involvement in Association.
Motion to adjourn by Gary Bunt and seconded by Chuck
White. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 10:51 am.
Minutes taken by: Dave Bilby