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
Membership dues $1,725.00 Misc. donations $203.00 Merchandise sales $692.00 Tour & meal sales $21,499.00 Raffle ticket sales $875.00
Motion to accept the Financial report as read was carried.
Minutes of the 2007 Board of Directors meeting were read.
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.
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
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
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.
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.