Legion Post #70
every 3rd Wednesday of the Month
from September 2008
The regular meeting of the Albany-Saratoga
Base was called to order by CDR Singleman at 1900 with 24 members and guests
The Base Chaplin offered an opening prayer.
There was a Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag and the Bell was tolled for Boats lost during the month of September.
All members present stood and introduced
themselves and the boats they served on.
All WWII Veterans present were asked to stand and be recognized. Ray Koch
stood and was applauded.
Treasurer Carlson is out of town and he
will give the financial report at the October meeting.
Cdr. Singleman gave a brief report about
the recent Convention and the National USSVI elections, overall 26/27%
participated in the online voting.
Kapps4Kidds – In the very near future we
will be presenting “Kapps” at the Ronald McDonald House (Albany)/Hidden
Ranch (Lake Luzerne).
The “Salute to America” at the Saratoga
Race Course on August 27th was not a productive as anticipated mainly due to our
location in the vicinity of the “Red
Spring”. Over all is was not
a fruitful day with regards to our objective of reaching the attendees.
October 2-25th will be the D2-D5
conference in Clifton Park. This
will mainly be a business meeting on Saturday (25th)
from 0900-1100 and 1300-1500. Jim
Irwin is soliciting some Albany/Saratoga members to help out hosting the
The Navy Ball will the held on Friday October 17th
at the Prime in Saratoga. Cost
$35.00 per couple, 1800 cocktails with dinner at 1900. Please contact Diane
Singleman no later that the 10th of October if you plan on attending.
Diane has sent out a specific email alluding to this outing.
A $100.00 donation from the base was forwarded to two
shipmate who were devastated from Hurricane Ike.
Still searching for a Memorial site and how to raise
“AROUND THE HORN”
---- Cdr Singleman questioned
each individual present as to “how to jive up our meetings”.
We had answers from each attendee, i.e., tell a sea story, give us a past
experience, have a guest speaker, show a video/DVD, etc., etc.
We are also contemplating a new Albany-Saratoga base
patch design that could also be incorporated onto our parade banner.
Please bring forward any recommendations/ideas.
The USSVI Creed was amended at the National Convention
Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of
America and its Constitution.
OLD VERSION: Pledge
loyalty and patriotism to the United States Government.
mentioned at the meeting the Navy would be playing Cornell in the Allegiance
Bowl at Saratoga High School on Saturday October 4th…………..NAVY
also after all those trips from Albany, Harry Terzian
won the 50/50 to cover gas for one of his trips to our monthly meetings.
Meeting adjourned at 2053.
October 15th at 1900
Michael J. Lynett U.S.
Albany-Saratoga Base Secretary
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