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                          USS Ajax Reunion Association
                 Board of Director Annual Meeting Minutes
                         Charleston, South Carolina
                                    June 23, 2008


The annual meeting of the USS Ajax Reunion Association Board of Directors, being held in Charleston, South Carolina was called to order by Board Member, Bobby Hicks at 1845 hours.

In attendance:

Bill Harbert
Bobby Hicks,
Jerry Schneider,
Bob Harm, and
Betty Krafft.

Nomination opened for the office of President. Thomas Judge was nominated and elected President. Vote was unanimous.

There being no further business a motion was made by Bob Harm and seconded by Bobby Hicks to Adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 1900. 

CERTIFICATION OF SECRETARY 

 
I hereby certify that these are a true and correct copy of the minutes that were adopted by the Board of Directors of this Association on June _____, 2008

________________________________
Kathy Dewey, Secretary


                                     USS Ajax Reunion Association
                                      Annual Meeting Minutes
                                     Charleston, South Carolina
                                                June 23, 2008

A quorum of the members being in attendance, the annual meeting of the USS Ajax Reunion Association, being held in Charleston, South Carolina was called to order by the President, Dick Kujawa at 1903 hours.

Pledge of Allegiance by all hands.

A memorial service was given by Betty Kraft for Ajax shipmates who have passed away.

Hosts Art Dilie and Mark Shankle were thanked for being this year’s hosts.

New members were asked to introduce themselves and their family.

Bob and Bernice Bolte announced that they are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary.

Minutes of the 2007 Branson reunion meeting were read. Motion to accept the Minutes as read was carried.

 
FINANCIAL REPORT as of June 15, 2008

Checking account beginning balance: $9,413.36

Checking account ending balance: $18,212.19


Income

Membership dues $1,725.00
Misc. donations $203.00
Merchandise sales $692.00
Tour & meal sales $21,499.00
Raffle ticket sales $875.00

                                               Total Income: $24,994.00

Expenses:

Gifts $65.98
Tour/member refunds $10.00
Merchandise cost $270.33
Memory book $30.00
Widow memory book $90.00
Mailing services $938.90
Postage & shipping $128.60
Printing & copying $18.75
Office supplies $32.20
Reunion costs $13,757.00

                                                  Total expenses $15,341.76

Motion to accept the Financial report as read was carried.

Minutes of the 2007 Board of Directors meeting were read.

NEW BUSINESS

A message from Don and Bev Turnburg was read.

Anyone who can document the time shipmate, MM2 Donald E. Cantlin, who served on the Ajax in 1951, is asked to contact Dick Kujawa.

Life membership is $75.00, regular membership is $10.00 per year, and free life membership for members age 80 and above. Members who are nearing age 80 may pro-rate their life membership dues.

Plantation photography is preparing this year’s reunion book. The cost is $30.00.

Tom Judge discussed the upcoming events for the San Antonio reunion beginning June 14, 2009.

Members are advised to notify the reunion hotel directly of any handicap needs.

Members may purchase photo packages at the time the memory book is ordered.

The 2010 Reunion choices are:

Atlanta, GA
Concord, CA
San Francisco, CA

Motion to have the 2010 reunion in Atlanta, Georgia was seconded and carried. Jerry Morgan, Tommy Lansdell, Steve Becker and Bob Sushka will be our hosts.

Kathy Dewey proposed that the Association provide each member with two blue permanent magnetic nametags with name, original logo and years served. Extra and/or replacement nametags shall be available for $15.00.

Motion to accept the proposal was seconded and carried.

There being no further business a motion was made by Jerry Schneider and seconded by Calvin Vaught to Adjourn. Motion carried. Motion Adjourned at 1947.

 CERTIFICATION OF SECRETARY

I hereby certify that these are a true and correct copy of the minutes that were adopted by the members of this Association on June _____, 2008.


________________________________
Kathy Dewey, Secretary



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                               USS Ajax Reunion Association
                                Annual Meeting Minutes
                                  San Antonio, Texas
                                        June 15, 2009

A quorum of the members being in attendance, the Annual Meeting of the USS Ajax Reunion Association, being held in San Antonio, Texas was called to order by the President, Tom Judge at 1918 hours.

Wayne Pickles was our guest speaker.

Pledge of Allegiance by all hands.

A memorial service was given by Betty Krafft for Ajax shipmates who have passed away.

New members were asked to introduce themselves and their family.

Minutes of the 2008 Board of Directors meeting were read.

Minutes of the 2008 Charleston reunion meeting were read. Motion to accept the Minutes as read was carried.

Financial Report for June 15, 2008 to June 14, 2009

Beginning checking account balance $17, 641.19

Ending checking account balance $27, 769.76

(from this balance, $21,000 is reserved to pay for this year’s meals, tours and reunion expenses)

Income -- Dues, Merchandise sales, Meals & tours, Raffle ticket sales

        $24, 372.00


Expenses -- Merchandise expense, Mailing, postage, printing & copying exp,
Last year’s reunion expense, Entertainment, Meals, Tours, Photographer

      $14, 652.21

Motion to accept the Financial Report as read was carried.

Hosts Tom and Jane Judge were thanked for being this year’s hosts.

A special mention to Jane Judge for all of her efforts in assisting the President in putting this reunion together

Nominations opened for Board of Directors

Betty Kraft,
Bobby Hicks,
Chet Gudvangen,
Jerry Schneider,
Mike Burns, and
Bob Harm,

were all nominated to serve as Board of Directors. There were no other nominations. Motion carried to elect the above-named nominees as Board of Directors. The term for the newly elected Board of Directors will be tabled and be discussed at a later date.

Deserly photography is preparing this year’s reunion book. The cost is $30.00. Additional products may be ordered online at

 NEW BUSINESS

Motion was made by Betty Krafft to have Ship’s Store items incur a flat-rate postage of $5.00 to defer the cost of shipping. Motion was seconded and carried.

Bob Sushka took over the chair to discuss the upcoming events for the 2010 reunion in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 2011 Reunion choices are tabled until June 17, 2010.

Motion was introduced to change future Reunion dates to after Labor Day. Motion was seconded and defeated by a show of hands.

There being no further business a motion was made seconded to Adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting Adjourned at 2014.

                                CERTIFICATION OF SECRETARY

I hereby certify that these are a true and correct copy of the minutes that were adopted by the members of this Association on June ____, 2010


________________________________
Kathy Dewey, Secretary


                                     USS Ajax Reunion Association
                                          Special Meeting Minutes
                                              San Antonio, Texas
                                               June 17, 2009

A quorum of the members being in attendance, the special meeting of the USS Ajax Reunion Association, being held in San Antonio, Texas was called to order by the President, Tom Judge at 1730 hours.

Lana Taylor agreed to be the third convention research committee member to study and recommend future reunion venues. 

Baltimore, Maryland was chosen for the 2011 reunion.

Having attended 6 reunions, Chris Seeboth has been awarded Associate Member of the USS Ajax Reunion Association.

There being no further business a motion was made and seconded to Adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting Adjourned at 1745.

                           CERTIFICATION OF SECRETARY

I hereby certify that these are a true and correct copy of the minutes that were adopted by the members of this Association on June ____, 2009

_______________________________
Kathy Dewey,Secretary

 

                                  USS Ajax Reunion Association
                          Board of Director Annual Meeting Minutes
                                       San Antonio, Texas
                                          June 17, 2009 

The annual meeting of the USS Ajax Reunion Association Board of Directors, being held in San Antonio, Texas was called to order by Board Member, Bobby Hicks at 1720 hours.

In attendance:

Bill Harbert
Bobby Hicks,
Mike Burns,
Jerry Schneider,
Chet Gudvangen
Bob Harm, and
Betty Krafft.

There being no consensus for a 2011 reunion venue at the Annual Business Meeting, the Board agreed to propose Baltimore, Chicago, or a 4 day cruise to either the Northeast or Northwest coast to the members as an alternative choice for the 2011 Reunion at the Special Meeting of Members.

A motion was made by Bobby Hicks and seconded by Betty Krafft to form a permanent convention research committee to study and recommend future venues to the members at future Annual Business meetings. The motion was carried. The Committee will be made up of the following Board members, Michael Burns, who will serve 1 year, Jerry Schneider, who will serve 2 years, and one non-board member to be chosen at the Special Member Meeting which will be held immediately after this meeting.

Nomination opened for the office of Vice President. Bob Sushka was nominated and elected Vice President. Vote was unanimous.

There being no further business a motion was made and seconded to Adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 1750.

                             CERTIFICATION OF SECRETARY

I hereby certify that these are a true and correct copy of the minutes that were adopted by the Board of Directors of this Association on June ______, 2009.


_____________________________

Kathy Dewey, Secretary


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                                        USS Ajax Reunion Association
                                   Board of Director Annual Meeting Minutes
                                             Baltimore, Maryland
                                                June 13, 2011

The annual meeting of the USS Ajax Reunion Association Board of Directors, being held in Baltimore, Maryland was called to order on June 13, 2011, at 1900 hours.

In attendance:
Chet Gudvangen,
Bill Harbert
Bob Harm
Bobby Hicks, and
Jerry Schneider.

Nominations opened for the office of President. The following persons were nominated and duly seconded:
Tom Judge, and
Dick Kujawa

Upon motion the nominations were closed and Tom Judge was elected as President. Vote was unanimous.

There being no further business the Meeting adjourned at 1924.

CERTIFICATION OF SECRETARY

I hereby certify that these are a true and correct copy of the minutes that were adopted by the Board of Directors of this Association on June _____, 2011


________________________________
Kathy Dewey, Secretary



                                         USS Ajax Reunion Association
                                                 Annual Meeting Minutes
                                                 Baltimore, Maryland
                                                     June 13, 2011

A quorum of the members being in attendance, the Annual Meeting of the USS Ajax Reunion Association, being held in Baltimore, Maryland was called to order by the President, Tom Judge at 1930 hours.

Pledge of Allegiance by all hands.

A memorial service was given by Bob Bolte for Ajax shipmates who have passed away.

New members were asked to introduce themselves and their family.

Minutes of the 2010 Atlanta reunion meeting were read. 

Minutes of the 2010 Atlanta Board of Directors meeting were read.

Financial Report for Calendar Year 2010

Checking account balance as 12-31-2010            $7,757.35
Checking account balance as of 6-6-2011            $14,976.80

Income
    Dues
    Sales
    Meals & tours
    Raffle ticket sales                        $24,962.00

Expenses
    Merchandise expense
    Website
    Mailing, postage, printing & copying exp
    Reunion expenses
        Entertainment
        Meals
        Tours
        Photographer
        Reunion Site Visit                    $23,805.62

Net Income                                $1,156.38

Motion to accept the Minutes and Financial Report as read was carried.

NEW BUSINESS

By show of hands, members were asked if they were attending the 2012 reunion in Waterloo, IA.  A majority of members indicated they would attend.

Kathy Dewey took over the chair to announce that Tom Judge had been elected President by the Board of Directors.

The 2013 Reunion proposals were:

Tacoma, WA;
Louisville, KY; and
San Diego, CA.

A vote by show of hands was conducted for the three choices.

Louisville, KY – 10
Tacoma, WA – 10
San Diego, CA – 15

San Diego was chosen by a majority vote; Tom Judge volunteered to host the 2013 reunion.

There being no further business a motion was made and seconded to Adjourn.  Motion carried.  Meeting Adjourned at 1928.



CERTIFICATION OF SECRETARY

I hereby certify that these are a true and correct copy of the minutes that were adopted by the members of this Association on June ____, 2011


________________________________
Kathy Dewey, Secretary










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