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Mar Meeting Minutes
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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:29 pm
COLUMBUS BASE MEETING MINUTES 5 March 2016
Call to Order: 1300 – Commander, Tim Barker called the meeting to order. Bob McDaniel led in the salute tothe flag. Chaplain Walt Fleak gave the invocation. Tolling of the lost boats was conducted byChaplain Sharon Lloyd and Bob McDaniel. Welcome to all by Base Commander. There were25 members and guests present.
February 2016 meeting minutes are posted on the web site. There were no changes.
Correspondence – none.
Jim Koogler reported on the status of the Treasury through the end of February 2016.
The website is up and running. Cliff will be updating the operating system in the next few months.
Dave O’Carroll is not feeling well. A card was signed by all and mailed to Dave.
New members and guests in attendance included: none
New member - Galin Brady shared that he has been talking to two prospective members. One of the boat sailors was Mike Hogan who was on USS Narwhal. The other is Bryan Everitt who was on USS Wyoming. Bryan graduated from the USNA in 1999 and lives in Lancaster.
Committee Reports: Activities
o April 2, (Saturday) – Submarine Birthday / Tolling Ceremony dinner VFW Hilliard (our normal dinner location.)
o May 7, (Saturday) Base Meeting, Worthington American Legion Post 239.
o Tolling Ceremony being planned at NOSC Rickenbacker in April 2016. (Since the base meeting, this ceremony has been put on hold.)
o Trip to visit the COD is still being planned.
For the good of the Order:
o Submarine boat storage was discussed. Wade Kiger agreed to store it at his home. He has a barn that can be used. Wade also agreed to have the boat trailer tag changed to his thname. The tag currently has an April 5 renewal date.
o Continued discussion regarding moving the submarine museum. Members were asked if they would like any donated items returned. Bill Dumbauld and Bill McCorkle said they had items they would like back until the new museum home is settled. Contact the officers if anyone wants an item returned. Tim Barker is taking the lead on this relocation. Galin is going to check on donations to St. Mary’s Submarine Museum near Kings Bay, GA. Razorback, Cod bases and Dick Kanning were also mentioned. Dave Creekmore said the bell and Tolling map board should not be returned to the museum. There was some discussion about their new home.
o Rick Freeman reported that Freightliner in Hilliard has agreed to repaint the boat. Dave Creekmore has discussed with them how it is constructed.
o Sharon Lloyd donated a scarlet & gray afghan that will be raffled off for the Central Crossing High School NJROTC trip to Pearl Harbor. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. They will be on sale until our Submarine Birthday Dinner, when the drawing will take place. Jim Koogler will send more nformation via email.
o Frank Lloyd reported on the CCNJROTC Spaghetti Dinner. The food was good and cadets worked hard to make the dinner a success. It was a fun lunch.
o The question was asked about the 2016 Base picnic. It was recommended not to return to Buckeye Lake due to construction. The VFW in Hilliard may be an option or some other location depending on if it works with Todd VanKirk.
o Russ Shaeffer thanked the base members for the card and prayers for him during his recent hospital procedure.
o Bruce Sanderson sent an email that his new son was born December 21. Mom and son are fine. Bruce is finishing up qualification at Ballston Spa.
o 50/50 drawing. Pictures on the web site show the winners.
Announcement of the next meeting:
o Next Columbus Base meeting: April 2, 2016, Submarine Birthday / Tolling Ceremony Dinner, Hilliard. Meeting invitations were handed out.
Closing prayer (Benediction) was given by Chaplain Walt Fleak.
Adjournment of meeting by Commander Barker.
Submitted by Jim Tolson for Bob Bryan, Base Secretary
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