Meeting called to order 18 June 2016 at 9:14 am by Paul
Morrison, President. Normal quorum for 51 members requires 13 to be present. Those attending numbered 16. Quorum is 13.
Minutes of 2015 annual meeting minutes read. Motion
to accept by Pete Vuchetich . Seconded
by Ben Allen, Motion carried.
The 12/31/15 financial statements and audit report were read
and accepted by the membership. A motion
was made by Mike Schlemmer and a second was by Jay Van Devin.
Membership – Bob Butkus: 51 total members. Gave background on how he has been trying to
reach Kingsmen who are not members or who have not renewed their memberships. Phil Howell suggested that possible we are in transition between the DLG
Kingsmen are starting to not attend because of various reasons and the DDG
Kingsmen are not yet into the military memories ultimately wanting to attend
the reunion. Jay gave us an update on
how we might reach out to other Kingsmen through other media forms. Ben suggested that we might connect with
other military members serving on other DLG and DDG ships. There was discussion regarding ships and their
relationships in expanding reunion capabilities. There was a
lot of discussion on how to keep in contact with Kingsmen who are and
are not members.
Communications – Chuck White: Need new material to draw the interest of
Kingsmen. We need a person to step up
has Communications Director while Chuck would continue as Webmaster.
Administration – Dave
Bilby: Communications with reunion and
membership as the need arises.
Report – from Dr. Joanne J Nesbitt was presented by Dave Bilby.
report – at 12/31/15 in savings is $10,525, checking is $ 6,998, and inventory
is $4,137. The Profit & Loss
Statement for the year ended December 31, 2015 reflected a net loss of
$3,228.44. This was, in part, to reunion
costs with reunion gross income of $6,648 and expenses of $9,501. Most of the expenses were in hotel costs
(4,352) and supplies purchased at the reunion ($2,579).
Ship’s Store – Terry Winters:
Terry was not present.
Reunion – 2017 location is in New Orleans and will be in
September based on the membership vote in 2015.
The actual dates with be September 14 – 16, 2017.
2018 reunion is in the Western US. The Board recommended the choices to be Seattle,
WA; Bremerton, WA; San Jose, CA. Mie Schlemmer suggested that we go to Bremerton
since the USS King was built in Bremerton.
John Gerten gave information on the strengths of going to Bremerton. Mike
Schievert suggested Chicago. Chuck
discussed the various items to go to if we went to San Jose.
Vote on whether to change from alternating
reunion locations from West Coast, East Coast, Central to only going Central
Mike Schlemmer to vote on either Bremerton or Chicago. Second by Bob Clinton. The vote was for three for Chicago, thirteen
for Bremerton. Vote is for Bremerton September 13 – 15, 2018.
Motion by Richard and seconded by
Jay to elect Mike Schlemmer as Board member.
The new Board the 2015-2016 Motion made by Mike and seconded by Jay to elect the stated Board. The motion carried.
New business: Kingsmen reunion attendance has decline from
44 in 2007 to 16 this year. We don’t
know what the attendance will be in 2017 with the change from June to
September, but we need to address what the options are for the Association if the
attendance does not increase. The bylaws
require a reunion at least every two years. New Board will meet right after the adjournment of the
Motion made to adjourn by Mike Schlemmer with second by Richard
Cepelek. Motion carried and the meeting
was adjourned at 10:24 am.
Minutes taken by Secretary Dave Bilby