Location: Mohawk American Legion Post 1450 Clifton Park, NY
Date: February 16, 2005
There were no WWII Veterans
present but a word of thanks was given for their service.
The Base Secretary reported
there was a quorum present. The
minutes of the previous months meeting have been either mailed or e-mailed to
the members and therefore the reading of these minutes of was waived. A motion
was made by Fritz Feldhaus and seconded by Tom Glenn to approve the minutes.
The Base Treasurer’s report
gave his report for the month of February. The ending bank balance for the Base
is $10,169.46. A motion to approve the report was made my Gus Negus and seconded
by Al Singleman.
by Standing Committees
Fred Carlson has researched
audio visual equipment for the Bases use during meetings, ceremonies and other
presentations. The item he recommended will play DVD’s, CD’s, VHS and record
from one format to another. After some discussion, a motion was made by Ben
Torry and seconded by Al Singleman to purchase this piece of equipment using
Base Funds as opposed to Memorial Funds. A vote by the base passed the motion.
CDR Ondek suggested a number
of possibilities for the location of our Submarine Day “Tolling the Boats”
and requested feedback on which choice was best and if we should hold ceremonies
at multiple locations. The NY State War room in the Capital Building was thought
to be the best choice. CDR Ondek will reserve the room for April 11. We will
request the assistance of Senator Bruno and Assemblyman Tedisco with this task.
There was mixed thoughts on having a second ceremony. If we do decide to have a
second ceremony we will attempt to hold it at the Saratoga County Office
Building a few days after the first ceremony.
As discussed previously
Mohawk American Legion Post 1450 in Clifton Park holds a blood drive every other
month in the large room we hope to use for our meetings. Because of this we will
hold our meetings at Adirondack Post American Legion Post 70 in Saratoga Springs
whenever there is a blood drive in Clifton Park. Right now that would mean that
beginning with the upcoming March meeting we would meet in Saratoga Springs,
April would be Clifton Park, May in Saratoga, etc.
We are still looking into the
possibility of holding one or two Saturday brunch meetings. We have checked
several VFW’s, Elks, etc. but they are either cost prohibitive or unavailable
We are continuing ahead with
our plan to incorporate our Memorial Fund. We do need a name for this fund. The
name Albany-Saratoga Sub Vets Foundation was suggested by Gus Negus. The members
present took a vote by show of hands and agreed to that name. CDR Ondek will
forward this information to the attorney working on our incorporation.
We are still having a problem
with the Base Web site. Paul Hartnagel is apparently overburdened with his work
and other activities and the site is not be updated. Al Singleman has agreed to
contact Terri McKenna our former webmaster so see if she would be willing to
again take over that task.
CDR Ondek stated he would
like to have a number of Base members be available to take pictures, both still
and moving and either digital or regular to document our base activities. Ben
Torrey agreed to co-ordinate the program and Frank Hardick, Jim Irwin, Al
Singleman, and Ken Schunk agreed to be part of the group.
CDR Ondek read a thank you
note from the family of Jack Jarvies.
Gus Negus and Bob Ondek told
a few “sea stories” to the delight of all present.
The 50 – 50 drawing was
held and Glen Simon was the winner.
A motion to adjourn was made
by Fred Carlson and seconded by Al Singleman.
The next regular meeting will
begin at 7:00 on March 16, 2005. This meeting will be held at the American Legion Adirondack Post 70 at 34 West Ave. Saratoga Springs NY.
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