The USS King DLG 10/DDG 41
2015 Annual Reunion – Las Vegas, NV
Meeting called to order 20 June 2015 at 9:00 am by Paul
Normal quorum for 108 members requires 26 to be
present. Those attending numbered 17 .
Quorum waiver, per the Bylaws was voted by the Board and carried. Motion was by Terry Winters and second was by
John Fitzsimons. Motion Carried.
Minutes of 2014 annual meeting minutes read. Motion
to accept by Dave Burns. Seconded by
Walt Pennington, Motion carried.
The 12/31/14 financial statements and audit report were read
and accepted by the membership. A motion
was made by George Lawrence and a second was by Ron Swisher. Motion carried.
Membership – 108 total members. John Fitzsimons discussed reunion
participation, how much work to put on a reunion, and then discussed how to
increase membership and make people aware of the website and membership.
Communications – No Report – Chuck White not present. Chuck does need to step down as Webmaster and
wants to step down as Communications Director because of other commitments.
Report – from Dr. Joanne J Nesbitt was presented by Dave Bilby.
report – at 12/31/14 in savings is $10,523, checking is $ 6,554, and inventory
is $7,812. $4,337 is from ship’s store, $2,220 is from reunion items, and $1,019
is from promotion items. Joann Nesbitt,
recommended that the inventory be reduced to under $6,500. The Board voted to
write off the reunion items and the promotion items. This brings the physical inventory at 6/15/15
Ship’s Store – Terry – discussed the make-up of the ship’s store and
number of items to be shipped to each reunion.
Limitation is based on shipping costs and determining items that will
normally sell at each reunion.
Reunion – 2016 location is Herndon, Virginia (Dulles
International Airport). The hotel that
we will be staying at is Crown Plaza, and will be June 16 – 19, 2016.
2017 reunion is in the Central US. The Board recommended the choices to be St
Louis, MO, Rapid City, SD (Mt Rushmore), and New Orleans, LA. The membership proposed Baton Rouge, LA (Dave Burns); Great Lakes (John Gerten); Bay City, MI (Dave
The vote was for New Orleans, LA.
Robert Butkus volunteered to be
The new Board was the same as the
2014-2015 Board with the one change of Robert Butkus replacing Mark Donovan as
Membership Director. Dave Burns made a
motion to elect the stated Board and John Gerten seconded the motion. The motion carried.
New business: Continued discussion on communications and
to make sure that membership packets are sent out when needed.
Change of reunion date to
September with October as alternate. The
2017 reunion will be September 14 – 16, 2017.
Dave Bilby - Future reunion
procedure – because of the time difference of preparing the registration form
and the hotel finalizing the reunion arrangements, we will not put times for
the meals or Friday activities on the registration form. Instead, emails will be sent to the
registrants about six weeks, four weeks, and two weeks before the reunion with
the details of the reunion. An explanation
of the use of Vertical Response in keeping the membership apprised of reunion
preparation. [Post meeting – after discussion with Steve Starry, it seems
better to prepare our own emails and send to applicable email addresses, as
necessary, without the use of Vertical Response.]
New Board will meet right after the adjournment of the
Motion made to adjourn by Dave Burns with second by George
Lawrence. Motion carried and the meeting
was adjourned at 10:04 am.
Minutes taken by Secretary Dave Bilby