U.S. Submarine Veterans, Inc. Albany-Saratoga Base

American Legion Post #70,34 West Ave.

Saratoga Springs, N.Y.


Minutes for July 19,2006
The regular meeting of the Albany-Saratoga Base of USSVI, was called to order at 1900 by CDR.Cook, with 16 members and 3 guests present.
The muster list was passed around for those in attendance to sign
CDR.Cook offered the opening prayer.
The Pledge of our flag was recited by all.
The Tolling of the Boats was given for all those lost in the month of July.
All WWII sub-vets were asked to stand and be recognized. Ray Koch and Walt Bydairk stood.
CDR.Cook asked new member Robert Currier, to stand, introduce him-self and state his submarine tour.
Treasure’s report was given by Bob Ondek .Accepted by Mike Lynett and seconded by Frank


CDR.Cook reminded us that those participating in The Turning Point Parade on Sunday Aug.6
will muster around 1200/1230 near the Schylerville school. Uniform of the day is blue golf shirt, tan pants, with either black shoes or white sneakers.
Frank Dorchak brought in a model for our float, which included the superstructure and supports
behind the skin.
Bob Ondek has posted a N.Y. State missing submarine personnel list on the internet and has ask
any member to help give any information that could help Bob update his list for The Memorial.
As Bob said, this info is not easy to get since the Freedom Of Information Act was implemented.
Those who were part of the action or knew someone who was, can help Bob fill in the missing pieces.


CDR.Cook mention the present issue of American Submariner has the ballots and instructions
on balloting. All Albany-Saratoga Base members are to submit their ballots to CDR. Cook, to be
tallied by John before being sent to National.. CDR. Cook says that you can mail it to him, phone
it to him, e-mail it to him, or bring it to the next meeting,Aug.16.There is a cut off date, so please
do it now.
 District 5 CDR Al Singleman gave us an update on a new website that National Headquarters is
working on.
Members present brought up the subject of a possible picnic on Sept. 16th ,after all the summer
activities have slowed down. Think about the idea and the date. Nothing definite yet. More info to follow.
In the absence of District CDR. Jim Irwin, our District 5 CDR. Al Singleman had the pleasure of
inducting our newest member into The Holland Club, Frank Dorchak. Frank stood along side the
other six Holland Club members present, as he was given a great round of applause from the
membership. Atta Boy, Frank
All stood while CDR.Cook gave the invocation and all remain standing to recite the Creed of
The meeting was adjourned at 2030.
The next meeting will begin at 1900 on Aug.16,2006,at the American Legion Post #70,West Ave., Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Submitted by Secretary: Bill Preece
Albany-Saratoga Base USSVI
Pride Runs Deep

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