Location: American Legion Post #1450, Halfmoon, NY

Meeting Date:  August 18, 2004

 WWII Sub Vets were asked to stand and be recognized. Ralph Folger, Walt Bydairk, Vito DeLeonardis, and Ray Koch were applauded.

 The Base Secretary reported there was a quorum present.  The minutes of the previous months meeting had been either mailed or e-mailed to the members and therefore the reading of these minutes of was waived. A motion to accept the minutes as published was made by Mike Stoneback and seconded by Bruce Mitchell.

 The Base Treasurer gave his report. The bank balance for the Base at this time is: $2192.41.  A motion was made by Ralph Folger and seconded by Mike Lynette to approve the report.

 The storekeeper reported that all the patches for the Convention are available at $5.00. She also has all the patches that we will offer for sale at the Convention available to base members.

 Old Business

 It was reported by George Gasser that the seating for the Grand Banquet had been reduced by the Saratoga City Center to 900+. Base members should make their reservations as soon as possible as not to get shut out. A series of tables will be available for base member seating. Randy Stein is handling reservations for the banquet. Groups of 8 or more can reserve a table only if all parties in the group are registered for the Convention.  

 New Business

 Bob Ondek representing the nominating committee presented the following names to the base as their recommendations for base officers for 2005:

Base Commander          -           Bob Ondek
Sr. Vice Commander      -           John Cook
Jr. Vice Commander       -           Mike Stoneback
Secretary                      -           Jim Irwin
Treasurer                       -           Fred Carlson
There will be an opportunity at a future meeting for base members to nominate candidates from the floor.

There being no further business, CDR Singleman led the base in the Creed of the USSVI and the meeting was adjourned.

The next meeting will be on September 8, 2004. This meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and is for Convention business only and will start at 6:30 PM.  This meeting will be held at the American Legion Post 70 on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs NY.

Submitted by:
Jim Irwin, Secretary
Albany-Saratoga Base

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