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. Ray Koch and Walt
Bydairk, 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 Gus Negus.
Treasurer gave his report and the Base has a bank balance of $7801.54 in the
treasury. A motion to approve the Treasurer’s report was made by Bill Preece
and seconded by Frank Dorchack and was passed.
reported that the balance of the Foundation Fund stands at $40,534.
reported that the Trustco Memorial Account has been closed out and the balance
converted to Trustco common stock. Bob deposited one share of his personal stock
to open the stock account and added the proceeds from the Memorial Account and
the Base now owns 56.315 shares with a share value of $13.0568.
committee chairman John Cook reminded everyone that the following members have
been recommended for 2006 Base Officers:
Sr. Vice Commander - Fritz Feldhaus
Jr. Vice Commander - Ray Koch
Base Secretary - Bill Preece
Base Treasurer - Fred Carlson
solicited nominations from the floor for each position and none were
forthcoming. Nominations from the floor were then closed. At this time the Base
secretary cast one vote for all unopposed candidates. Congratulations to the
newly elected Base officers, they will be installed at the January meeting.
Mohawk Brownfield – We are still pursuing this issue.
determined that the property south of the city across from the Dance Museum
belongs to New York State Parks and Recreation Dept. CDR Ondek contacted the
Director of this group and requested he look into the possibility of us using
this property for our Memorial.
Frank Hardick, and Fritz Feldhaus met with Rick Burdick of Senator Bruno’s
staff and were informed that the senator supports our project and that a budget
resolution for state funds will be entered in the ’07 budget next spring. The
amount will depend on the availability of funds.
still considering different ways we can increase our membership and increase
proposed amendment to the Base By Laws to make eligible members of Sub Vets of
WWII for Base membership was voted on and passed.
Janet Irwin attended the Memorial Service for Base Member Robert Moore. The
service was held at the Nautilus Museum in Groton Connecticut. On behalf of the
Base Jim presented two plaques to the family. The family was extremely grateful
that we had a representative at the service and advised us that Robert Moore
would be interned at the Saratoga National Cemetery in the spring. Base members
will be invited to attend. Base members Walt and Lois Bydairk offered to
participate in the ceremony as members of the Cemetery Honor Guard.
was able to get a used 2 door metal cabinet for $25.00.
CDR Ondek met with Post 70 at their meeting last month and we have
permission to keep the cabinet at the back of the smaller meeting area next to
the back kitchen door. We still need to get a lock for the cabinet.
member Joe Buff will be doing a presentation on “Submarines, Today and
Tomorrow” at the NY State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs on December 3rd.
The Base will hold a patch sale at this event and Base member Jack
Cornell will contact the West Milton Master Chief in an effort to attract a
number of active duty personnel to attend this event.
also had about 6 members present at the rededication of the Saratoga Military
Museum on November 11th. The
museum had a nice tribute to WWI and WWII veterans. We would like to see a
greater recognition of the US Navy and the Submarine Service featured at the
had about 6 members present at the Saratoga County Veterans Fair. We were able
to sign up one new member, one possible member and one renewal. Thanks to all
Singleman received a request from the Mount Pleasant Middle School for speakers
to talk about Veterans Day on November 9th and 10th. Al
and Paul Hartnagel participated and were warmly welcomed by the students.
Christmas party will be held at the December meeting on December 14th
beginning at 6:00 pm. The Base agreed to have it catered by Associate member Tom
Ondek. The cost is $10.00 per adult, $6.00 ages 6 – 14, with 5 and under
eating free. The deadline to sign up was originally November 16th but
has been extended to December 6th. The dinner will be a “Steamship
Round” which will consist of soup, salad, assorted veggies, roast beef &
gravy, mashed potatoes plus dessert. We need volunteers to serve, mess cook, and clean up. Contact
Bob Ondek if you would like to help out.
still has two members to induct into the Holland Club. The Base will hold on to
their material and the induction will be done at the convenience of these
suggested that upon the death of a Regular Base member or and Associate member
that a donation be made to the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard. Bob Ondek
suggested that the donation go to the USSVI Brotherhood Fund.
Singleman won the 50/50 raffle and donated his winnings to the Sunshine Fund.
to adjourn was made by Fritz Feldhaus and seconded by Al Singleman.
regular meeting will begin at 6:00 pm on December 14, 2005.
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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