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#1: October Meeting Minutes Author: cliffLocation: Dublin, Ohio PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:24 am

Call to Order:
1300 – Commander, Tim Barker called the meeting to order. Acting COB Frank Lloyd led in the salute to the flag. Chaplain Walt Fleak gave the invocation. Tolling of the lost boats was conducted by Chaplain Sharon Lloyd and Frank Lloyd. Welcome to all by Base Commander. There were 22 members and guests present.

Secretary’s Report:

August 2016 meeting minutes are posted on the web site. There were no changes. September was a picnic and no meeting was conducted. Scott Steele has agreed to take over Secretary duties for the remainder of the term. Chaplain Sharon Lloyd swore him in. Scott will assume his duties at the next meeting.

Correspondence – none.

Treasurer’s Report:

Jim Koogler reported on the status of the Treasury through the end of September 2016.

Webmaster’s Report:

Cliff is updating the sailing list. All members were asked to check their information and let Cliff know if any changes need to made.

Chaplain’s Report:

ETCM(SS) Al Albergottie went on Eternal Patrol. Chaplain Sharon Lloyd send a card to the family. Columbus Base made a $100 donation to USSVI in his memory.

Membership Report/Introductions:
No new members or guests were in attendance.

Committee Reports:

o November 5 – (Saturday) Base Meeting, Worthington American Legion Post 239, 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085

o November 10 (Thursday) Veterans Day Parade, Columbus, Set Off Noon, Bill Anderson pulling the boat.

o November 11 (Friday) Veterans Day Parade, Hilliard, Step Off 7 PM, Bill Anderson pulling boat.

o November 13 (Sunday) Logan Veterans Day Parade – Step Off 3 PM, Galin Brady pulling the boat.

o December 3 (Saturday) Christmas Dinner with Awards and Holland Club,Hilliard VFW

o December 3 – Pataskala Parade – Dave Creekmore pulling boat.

New Business:

For the good of the Order:
1. USSVI Convention Report – Galin Brady

o USSVI contains 168 bases.

o New USSVI web site coming in November, 2016.

o 2017 Convention Orlando – September 1-6, 2017.

o 2018 Cruise – out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Holland line, October time frame, same price as convention.

o USSVI is requesting an annual base contribution of $25 per year for the Master Insurance Policy.

2. USSVI and Base Dues – Clutch - today would be a good time to pay 2017 dues.

3. CCHS NJROTC Spaghetti Dinner, Sunday 13 Nov 2016, noon -1600, American Legion, Paschall Post #164, 3363 McDowell Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
Tickets: $6 adults, $3 children

4. USS Columbus just got back and will leave in early December for 6 months. When it gets back, it will be transferred to Norfolk until 2019.

5. Storekeeper has the new Columbus Base hats for $20.

6. 50/50 drawing. Pictures on the web site show the winners.

Announcement of the next meeting:

Next Columbus Base meeting: November 5, 2016, Worthington American Legion Post 239, 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085

Closing prayer (Benediction) was given by Chaplain Walt Fleak.

Adjournment of meeting by Commander Barker.

Submitted by Jim Tolson for Scott Steele, Base Secretary

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