ALBANY-SARATOGA BASE, USSVI
American Legion Post #1450, Halfmoon, NY
Date: January 21, 2004
January meeting for the 2004 USSVI Convention Committee was called to
order at 8:10 by Chairman Gasser. There
were 21 members present.
Gasser reported that the Convention is drawing nearer and we still need help
in many areas. The list of areas is as follows:
Hotel Contract & Tracking
Vendors and Vendor letters
Restaurants (availability and menu selections)
Airport and Airport Transportation issues
Memorabilia room (storage and security)
discussion concerning the issue that a Jewish holiday falls during the
Convention was held. We will contact the local Synagogues to determine how we
can best accommodate our Jewish brothers.
issues with the USSVI logo and Albany-Saratoga Base patches were discussed. We
decided all vendors would be advised that it was their personal responsibility
to be licensed by USSVI. Albany-Saratoga Base will not make our patches and
logos available to all vendors. We will make an exclusive agreement with a
local vendor and work out the financial details.
Bob Ondek has suggested having a number of dinners (either spaghetti or chicken) as fundraisers. Additionally he suggested making a program for the parade and offering it for sale, also as a fundraiser.
Singleman reported 47 names registered and total deposits of $7704.28
of the Hotels and Motels are being booked for weddings and in some cases
people are reserving rooms in several hotels, thereby cutting down the number
of available rooms.
Carriage House Inn reportedly will give a discount if rooms are reserved in
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