Lunch/Meeting Tuesday November 26, 2013
Our next lunch/meeting will be held at Pinelli’s Cafe, 701 Quaker Lane, in Warwick, RI on Tuesday November 26, 2013 at 1 PM. Directions
The October Meeting was held at Pinelli's at 1300 hrs. 17 members were present. Present Commander Fox, VP Dalton, Treas. Hogberg, Sec. Vernon, Directors Martins, Crout.
Commander Fox likes to make sure that everyone has received ballots and that we have correct personal information and emails.
Vote was held on 4 items 17 members present approved 1 absentee ballot approved. Total of 18 approved.
Commander Fox talked with Dick Barlett Secretary of AF Association # 311 Met with Executive Board a letter will be drafted to Gen.Mc Kinley with regard to our Memorial.
Trea. Hogberg gave his report a motion made by Ted Martins 2nd by Tony Fonseca to accept the report as read, All approved. Dan purchased 75 RI sq. patches selling for $3.00 each. He'll have the patches on hats in the future. Discussion on changing banks. Decided to keep our banking with Wave.Discussion on having 3 signatures to sign our checks. We'll keep our check signing to 1 signature for convenience.
Dan will check on a submarine that sunk in 700 ft of water.
Minutes read from Executive Board meeting on 9 Oct 13, Motion made by Tony Fonseca and 2nd by Joe Lamoray to accept minutes. All approved. Commander Fox and Tony Fonseca will work on getting minutes to members by emails.
Bob Benz will work on getting information on the Sampson Vet. Assoc. to the media.Comm. Fox gave information about our Assoc. to a South Kingstown newspaper. They were very opened to help passing our meeting information in their paper. There are 16 newspapers in the area to get information about our meetings. Also there are Electronic papers available. Free notices to papers.
Memorial Comm.:Ted Martins mentioned that the base needs to be redesigned (smaller) The final design should be done this week. Ted passed around a design of the Eagle for the top of the Memorial.VP Dalton mentioned that if any one has comments to bring them up before the final design. Discussion on having 4 tablets need subjects IE, AF crest. Commander Fox, VP Dalton and Ted will have a meeting to discuss the Memorial. Commander Fox has a design to be looked at. In the near future the design, fundraising, Cemetery approval, and association with the AF association need to be started shortly.
New Business: Don Crout hopes that the monument will be kept simple. Not to load it up.VP Dalton stated that it will be kept simple. Looking on having 2 tablets in the front to the sides. Discussion on having sponsors for the Memorial.
NO MEETING IN DECEMBER
Meeting adjourned at 1435 hr. Next meeting at Pinelli's at 1300 hrs. 26 Nov 13