"MINUTES OF THE USSVI, NORTHERN VIRGINIA BASE"
MINUTES OF THE USSVI, NORTHERN VIRGINIA BASE MEETING HELD ON SATURDAY, 13 DECEMBER 2008 The Base Commander, Tom Perrault, called the meeting to order at 1105, 13 December 2008 at American Legion Post 162, Lorton, Virginia. MEMBERS AND GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE (Note: = Holland Club Member; = New Member; = Guest) The Base Commander asked that all in attendance introduce themselves. The Base Chaplain, Tom Phythian, delivered the Invocation. The Base Commander read the names of the boats lost in the month of December. These were: USS F-1 SS-20 17 December 1917 USS S-4 SS-108 17 December 1928 USS SEALION SS-195 10 December 1941 USS CAPELIN SS-289 09 December 1943 The Chief of the Boat led all hands in the Pledge of the Allegiance. The Base Historian, Mark Riethmeier, has provided a passage on the loss of USS F-1 (SS-20) on 17 December 1917. MEETING MINUTES The newsletter containing the minutes from the November 2008 base meeting will be posted on the Base web site (http://www.ussvinova.org) shortly. A motion was to accept the October meeting minutes as written. The motion was seconded and carried. The Base Secretary, Mark Riethmeier, read the minutes of the EXCOM meeting that was held 4 December, 2008. COMMITTEE REPORTS The Base Treasurer, Steve Jaeger, provided the most recent Treasurer’s Report. Beginning Cash on Hand: $ 1360.37 Receipts: $ 462.75 Expenditures: $ 80.00 Ending Cash on Hand: $ 1743.12 A detailed report is available upon request. Email Steve Jaeger (firstname.lastname@example.org). Membership Information 101 Members o 16 Holland Club Members (Including 2008 inductee Paul J. Nelson) o 4 World War II Members (includes newest member SVWWII trans- feree Alvin Anceravage). o 54 Life Members o 16 Associate Members o 6 Life Associate Members General Information Change to Northern Virginia Base Bylaws to address that associate members are allowed to attend all meetings, events and functions. A vote for acceptance to this change will be requested at the November meeting. Updated Northern Virginia Base patches are available for purchase. The cost is $7.00 per patch. A drawing for early birds will occur at this meeting. A motion was made to accept the Treasurer’s Report as written. The motion was seconded and carried. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE REPORT Detailed above. STOREKEEPER’S & VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICER REPORT Not asked to report. WEBMASTER’S REPORT Not present to report. PUBLIC RELATIONS Not asked to report. OLD BUSINESS Tim Shannon sent emails out to all bases reminding them to send their End of Year Financial Reports to him. Revisions to the Base Bylaws have been posted on the web. NOVA Base patches are available for $7.00 each. NAVSEA 07T Challenge coins are for sale by Mark Riethmeier. Coins are $10 each. $2 of that will be donated to the base treasury. NEW BUSINESS USSVI Northern Virginia elections have concluded. Election results are as follows: o Commander – Ray Stone o Vice Commander – Rob Smallbrock o Treasurer – Steve Jaeger o Secretary – Mark Riethmeier Officers will be sworn in during the January meeting. The Torsk in Baltimore is listing to port and down at the stern. This may only be due to maintenance. The Cyber base will be shut down. Howard Chatham has a brochure on the San Diego area regarding eating establishments. See Howard if interested. Ron “Warshot” Smith’s remains will be laid to rest at Arlington March 17th. Ray Stone is looking toward the American Legion Post 176 for honoring Ron. Our guest speaker David Minyard will check with Ft. Myers. Terry Nelson has again volunteered to be the POC for the Sweetheart’s Luncheon. Steve Jaeger presented the Base 2009 Budget. A motion was made to accept the Treasurer’s Report as written. The motion was seconded and carried with one opposed. Paul Lyons presented submarine models which he crafted and sells. Art Bivens is trying to get Admiral __________________’s speech printed in the American Submariner. The magazine did not directly answer our letter opposing the promotion of the book “Scorpion Down,” but it was addressed in the “Letters to the Editor” section. Early Bird winners for 2010 are Jim Bryant for regular membership and Arlene Blank for associate membership. 50/50 RAFFLE The 50/50 raffle was conducted, with $40 going to the winner. The Base Chaplain, Tom Phythian, delivered the Benediction. The Base Commander made a motion that the meeting be adjourned. The motion was seconded and carried, and the meeting was adjourned at 1221. David Minyard of the Eagle’s Watch Foundation spoke of details of his organization which in part helps to quickly solve problems facing troops after returning from overseas. Respectfully Submitted, Mark J. Riethmeier Secretary USSVI Northern Virginia Base