Meeting called to order 15 Sep 18 at 9:06 am by Pete
Vuchetich, Past President.
opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Normal quorum for 47 members requires 12 to be present. Those attending numbered 14.
Minutes of 2017 annual meeting minutes read. Motion
Gary Johnson, 2nd by Richard Cepelak. Approved.
The 12/31/17 financial statements and audit report were
read. Motion Walt Pennington, 2nd
John Gerten, Approved.
Membership – 47 total members. No report.
Communications – Les Braddock – Facebook page info, Working
with Steve Starry on Newsletter information, working with Bruce Kellerman
. Active in getting 41ers involved in
The Association, more communications happening.
Administration – Dave
Bilby – as read and presented.
Report – from Pete Vuchetich was presented
report – at 12/31/17 in savings is $10,528, checking is $ 8,503, and inventory
is $4,348. The Profit & Loss Statement
for the year ended December 31, 2016 reflected net income of $2,359. This is, in part, due to reunion receipts in
excess of expenses by $1,679, the ship’s store sales in excess of expenses by $279,
and administrative costs of $627 offset by the membership dues of $990 leaving
an excess income of $362. The remaining
net income was from donations and interest income.
Ship’s Store – Terry Winters
Reunion – 2019 location is in Buffalo, NY and will be September
19, 20, 21 at The Buffalo Marriott Niagara Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway,
Amherst, NY 14221, 716.689.6900. Rates
are $119 per night plus 8.75% tax.
Membership selection of 2020
reunion location: Future reunion hotel
requirements will be that the hotel has a restaurant, and is close to other
restaurants and activities, and has a hotel shuttle that will deliver and pick
up at designated spots within a certain mileage radius.
2020 reunion – Motion to have
Terry Winters, 2nd by Walt Pennington, Carried.
Branson, MO (Terry Winters), San
Antonio on The River Walk (Jim Aragon), Rapid City, SD – Mt Rushmore (John
Gerten), Quad City area, Iowa (Ben
Branson 3 San Antonio 8 - 5 Rapid City 6 - 6 Quad
Rapid City, SD is selected for
2020 (Sept) – John Gerten will assist.
Airlines - American, Delta,
Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse
Need to fill Membership and
Reunion Director positions: Jay Heassler
(Reunion 2020 will check out hotels and activities, John Gerten and John Watts
to help) Richard Cepelak & Jay
Heassler (Reunion 2019 w/ Paul Morrison)
The new Board was elected and was the
same as the 2017-2018 with the following additions - Jim & Lori Aragon - Membership ; Reunion
Coordination – Pete Vuchetich . Motion made by Terry Winters and second by Ben Allen to elect the stated Board. The motion carried.
New business: Bylaws change To reduce the required every three year
reunion requirement to frequency set by Membership. Motion by Richard Cepelak, 2nd by
Gary Johnson, Passed.
The second change that the
President cannot serve any other position while President to be able to serve
in staff positions. Motion by Richard
Cepelak, 2nd by Jim Aragon, Carried.
New Board will meet right after the adjournment of the
Meeting adjourned at 10:40
am. Motion to adjourn byTerry Winters,
second Walt Pennington.
Minutes taken by Secretary Dave Bilby