ALBANY-SARATOGA BASE, USSVI
Location: American Legion Post #70 Saratoga Springs, NY
Date: April 21, 2004
December meeting for the 2004 USSVI Convention Committee was called to
order at 6:40 by Chairman Gasser. There
were 26 members present.
Gasser reminded everyone that we still need help in all areas.
reviewed the entire budget. We are doing pretty well but we must continue to
sell advertising in the Parade booklet and we must continue to try to get
either Saratoga County or Senator Bruno to fund the trolley system.
Cook has met with Saratoga Springs public works people and things are moving
areas that are still not totally resolved are the flowers. Possible a painted
logo would be used with some flowers. Banners cannot be hung across Broadway.
The small flags that were used to line Broadway were not from the city but
donated by Roohan Realty. The reviewing stand for the parade, we have to check
with the Elks.
Singleman will be contacting the County of Saratoga with a list of expenses we
would like them to cover to insure they are acceptable under the guidelines of
Carlson is working on the paperwork for the one million dollar insurance
policy for the Convention. He had
a few areas that he needed some assistance with the application.
for the Convention will be ordered in the following quantities:
Patch – 300
50th Anniversary of Nuclear Power – 100
Submariners Wives – 200
Cook will order 1500 travel bags with screen printed convention information.
Irwin will order 1500 travel umbrellas to be included in the above bags as
Ondek reported the parade was status quo. Thus far there have been no
nominations for oldest WWII Sub Vet and oldest USSVI Sub Vet.
are still working on space for the Vendors, and Hospitality. It may be
necessary to have the Hospitality suite outdoors in a tented area. Also,
several vendors have given verbal commitments but so far only one has sent in
far, there has been no donation offers from the Beer and Wine Distributors. It
was suggested to contact NY State Wineries for possible donations. Also, Jim
Irwin will contact DeCrescente Distributors for a beer donation and Frank
Hardick will contact Northern Distributors, also for beer donations.
We still need help in all areas of fundraising, please
volunteer to help in any way you can. Thanks.
members were polled to see it there was anything else to discuss.
Being nothing further, the meeting was adjourned.
Jim Irwin, Secretary
Pride Runs Deep