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2004 Minutes
 
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Minutes of the 2004 Reunion

The meeting was opened by President Steve Richey at 1000 hours in the Wilkinson Room of the Galt Hotel, Louisville KY, and proceeded according to the agenda.

The Pledge was led by Steve, and invocation given by Associate Chaplain Jim Magin.

The following members were in attendance (66 total):

DAVE ASHBAY CLEO BAKER FRED BALLARD RANDALL BUCHANAN DANIEL K. BURNS JAMES C.BYRD ROSALIE J.CALHOUN B. J. CALVERT WILLIAM J. CANTREL WILLIAM H.CAUDILL MACON A. CLARK GARRY COLLINS GERALD C. COPE JOSEPH CZERWIONKA FRANK DEMAIO JONATHAN FADER MICHAEL E. FELICETTI GLENN GERBRAND JOHN P. GORDON ALAN J.GOULD JOHN GRAZIANO RICHARD HAMLY DANIEL L. HARRIS ARLIE N. HENRY MAX HOPKINS JAMES M. HOWELL ROBERT N. HUGHES WALTER A. JOB KEVIN E. KIRCHGATTER ROBERT B.KIRTLEY JEFF KOLLHOFF DENNIS B. LANIER MEL LAUBACH FLOYD H. LEE MICHAEL B.LEWIS RAYMOND L. LOUGH BRETT R. MADDOX JIM MAGIN ANDREW N. MAPLES J. ALLEN MARSHALL PAUL J. MATTHEWS KENN MCDERMOTT BRUCE R. MCKENNA DAVID D. MEYER MAX MILIEN CHARLIE MINEAU DENNIS MURPHY KENNETH N. OWINGS STEVE RICHEY DONALD RINTHEN WILLIAM T. ROGERSON MIKE ROHLIK BILL SMITH STEPHEN J. SPRINGER JACK ST. PIERRE ROBERT STRINGFELLOW PETER S. SWIDERSKI STAN TENNYSON GERALD P.TIERNEY MICHAEL J. TOOMEY GEORGE WALRATH DAN G. WARD FRED WHEELER RALPH D. WHITE RICHARD WHITESIDES DANIEL ZUNICH

Reports: (all accepted by vote of members) Treasurer: Fred Ballard (last report) Storekeeper: Ray Lough (last report) Webmaster: “Mac” McDermott Historian: Pete Swiderski Membership: Garry Collins

Election of Officers: The following are our new officers (elected and appointed): President: Garry Collins Vice President: Glenn Gerbrand Treasurer: Ralph White Secretary: Jon Fader Storekeeper: Jeff Kollhoff Historian: Pete Swiderski Photomaster: Max Hopkins Webmaster: Mac McDermott

Old Business 1. Proposed changes to the Bylaws were discussed at length; various amendments were made to the proposed changes. The Bylaws were approved as amended, and have been posted on our web site. Copies will be sent to members without email.

2. It was approved that a quarterly audit will be conducted according to the Bylaws.

3. It was approved that dues will be paid biennially. (Dues will remain at $10 per year).

4. An option of life membership was discussed. It was decided to defer to the next biennial meeting. A proposal will be formulated for vote at the next meeting.

5. A proposed Pay Pal option was withdrawn by Jim Magin.

New Business

1. The 2006 reunion will be in San Diego, and will be hosted by Glenn Gerbrand (tentatively in June).

2. A college fund was proposed in memory of Gold Commissioning skipper Frank Thurtell. Former CO, Bill Rogerson proposed that the fund be called the “CO’s Fund”. This issue will voted on at the next reunion.

3. An IRS Exemption (501C) was discussed and approved. President Garry Collins will work out the details.

4. Since SSBN 630 has not been an operating ship since 1993, discussed including details in the Bylaws for “winding up” the organization. Details will be worked out by the Board, and a proposed amendment formulated for approval at the next reunion.

5. Ralph White discussed the merits of the Dolphin Scholarship Fund.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 1200 hours.

Respectfully submitted. Jon Fader Secretary

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