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Oct 2018 Meeting Minutes
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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:55 am
COLUMBUS BASE MEETING MINUTES
6 October 2018
Call to Order:
1300 – Commander, Tim Barker called the meeting to order.
Tim Barker led in the salute to the flag.
VC Jim Tolson gave the invocation.
Tolling of the lost boats was conducted by Tim Barker and Treasurer Jim Koogler.
Welcome to all by Base Commander.
There were 22 members and guests present.
September 2018 meeting minutes are posted on the web site. There were no changes.
Correspondence – Clutch presented one piece of correspondence from Frank Hood, author of “Poopy Suites and Cowboy Boots. Frank was wanting the base to help sell some of his books so the money could be donated to the USSVI Scholarship fund. There was no base interest since the base already contributes to the USSVI Scholarship fund.
Jim Koogler reported on the status of the Treasury accounts through the end of September 2018.
Web site is up and running.
Dave O’Carroll and Joann were both seen by Jim & Karla at the doctor’s office. Joann has cancer in her pancreas and gout in her legs and feet. Dave is getting prostate cancer treatment.
Bill Wright has cancer in his esophagus but is very optimistic.
Walt Fleak still recovering from Achilles tendon operation and is not allowed to walk.
Bruce Rhinehart was at the meeting and shared that he is on his 3rd combination of medications for chemo and it is working. His wife is in a nursing home with Alzheimer’s.
Bob Frier and Jim Tolson were both at the meeting and getting better.
• John Fox attended the meeting. He was on the Edison and lives in Hilliard Assisted Living #226, 4303 Truman Blvd. He fell and has broken his leg twice. He is open to having visitors. John’s cell phone number is (614) 519-9246.
• Commander James Prouty, CO of the Columbus NOSC was in attendance along with his son, Russell and friend Dick Moore.
o November 9 (Friday) – Columbus Veterans’ Day parade.
o November 11 (Sunday) – Logan Veterans’ Day parade. 3 PM step off
o December 1 (Saturday) – Christmas, Holland Club & Awards Dinner, at VFW
For the good of the Order:
• Bob provided a wish list of items for Kapss4Kids. Clutch will distribute the list to the
base. Individuals can donate items on the list if they feel so lead but this is strictly
voluntary. Bob asked that the items donated be new and not used. Bob said that they are
looking at November 6th or 7th as the next visit to Children’s Hospital Outpatient clinic.
They are expecting to reach more kids at the Outpatient Clinic.
• Eagle Scouts nothing new to report.
• 2018 USSVI Convention cruise – Oct 21-28, 2018 www.ussvicruise.com/.
• Open discussion from floor.
o National Election – November 10th last day to vote.
o Rick said that the sub trailer will need new tires and rims. It was mentioned that maybe the trailer parks may have some.
o Parade sub was picked up today. Repair and paint job were $1,500. Concern of silicon used for repair in earlier years. Paint is not sticking to it.
o CDR Prouty contacted CO USS Columbus, presently in Norfolk, about a visit. Cob and junior officer would also come. More information coming. Sublant may fund the trip.
• Storekeeper Frank Lloyd.
o If you want a USSVI calendar you need to contact Frank Lloyd and let him know.
•50/50 drawing – Karla Tolson won the 50/50.
Announcement of the next meeting:
• Next Columbus Base meeting
November 3, 2018
American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085
Closing prayer (Benediction) was given by Jim Tolson.
Adjournment of meeting by Commander Barker.
Submitted by Jim Tolson for Scott Steele Base Secretary.
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