Location: American Legion Adirondack Post 70, Saratoga Springs, NY
a Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and the Bell was tolled for Boats lost during
the month of November.
members present stood and introduced themselves and the boats they served on.
Veterans present were asked to stand and be recognized. Walt Bydairk and Ray
Koch stood and were applauded.
Secretary reported there was a quorum present. The reading of the Base minutes
was waived and the minutes were approved as written. Motion by Fritz Feldhaus
and seconded by John Cook.
a recommendation of the Base Commander the Base Treasurer’s report was waived
tonight. CDR Ondek reported that the Trustco Bank was attempting to buy the
Ballston Spa Bank. The Ballston Spa Bank management is not happy about this
offer and therefore Trustco Bank is contacting individual stockholders and
making offers to purchase their shares of stock.
following members have been elected to Base offices for 2006 and will be
installed at the January meeting.
Sr. Vice Commander - Fritz Feldhaus
Jr. Vice Commander - Ray Koch
Base Secretary - Bill Preece
Base Treasurer - Fred Carlson
CDR Ondek thanked the current officers for their service and wished the income officers good luck for the coming year.
Ondek reported that he and Frank Hardick met with Bob Kuhn, Deputy Director of
Saratoga Area Parks and Recreation to discuss possible sites for our memorial.
The site directly across from the Museum of Dance is ideal except that it is
protected because it is designated a natural habitat for the Karner Blue
Butterfly. An alternative site a mile or so to the south across from the golf
course would be a better possibility. CDR Ondek displayed a map of both areas.
Mr. Kuhn gave us a list of requirements that had to be met to have that property
considered for our memorial. The Base Executive Board will meet in early January
to lay our plans and begin work on our proposals to the State.
member Gene Harvey was inducted into the Holland Club. The ceremony was
conducted by John Cook, Fritz Feldhaus, and Tom Glenn.
read a message from George Gasser thanking Base members for their support and
be a course held in the Albany area on celestial navigation. If anyone is
interested you can call (860)572-5302 ext. 5151 or by email at email@example.com
Carlson reported that overpayments of Base dues in the amount of $50.00 have
been made. The payees have requested the money be donated to the Base Memorial
had on display a set of blueprints of the USS Growler. We may like to consider
this to be used as a model for our parade float that will be built this coming
spring. If anyone is willing to volunteer, please contact John Cook or Al
raffle was held with a large number of prizes that were all donated by Base
member Frank Dorchak. The following members won prizes: Gene Harvey, Charlie
Cleveland, Bill Preece, Fritz Feldhaus, Tom Glenn, John Cook, Mike Frasl, Tom
Nolan, and Will Asher. If I missed anyone, I apologize. A total of $105.00 was
raised and was designated to go to the Sunshine Fund.
Dorchak announced that anytime Base members purchase items from his business
“Greenboard Enterprises, the Base will get a portion of the profit.
50/50 raffle was held with a prize of $24.00 and won by CDR Ondek. He donated
his winnings to the Base Sunshine Fund.
of USSVI was recited by all and the meeting was adjourned to the Christmas
regular meeting will begin at 7:00 pm on January 18, 2006.
This meeting will be held at the American
Legion Adirondack Post 70 in Saratoga Springs, NY.
by: Jim Irwin, Secretary
Pride Runs Deep
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