USS HAYNSWORTH REUNION COMMITTEE
Business Meeting Minutes
taken November 03, 2001
President Herb Potter called the meeting to order at 1655 with
30 members present.
announced that Wayne Gaddis has resigned as Treasurer of the
To adopt Bill Morton’s suggestion regarding the makeup of the
Board of Directors. (Newsletter Issue #34, June 2001, page 3, item
4.) Three members would be elected initially to serve 3,2 and
1-year terms. Thereafter one member would be elected each
subsequent year at the reunion for a 3-year term to replace the
member whose term is expiring.
made by Vernon Stuard; seconded by Bill McKeen.
29 for, 1 against. Motion passed.
were opened to fill the directors seats. The following
nominations were made, seconded and voted upon:
3-year term: Vernon Stuard.
28 for, 1
against, 1 abstention.
Director – 2-year term: Bill Breckenridge.
28 for, 1
against, 1 abstention
Director – 1-year term: Bill McKeen.
29 for, 1 against.
To establish dues of $20.00
payable by 31 January for that year.
Motion made by Al Mandell; seconded by David Oberholzer.
30 for; none against. Motion passed.
To establish the title of
for the individual hosting the reunion (rather than President as
made by Al
Mandell; seconded by Vernon Stuard.
29 for; 1 against. Motion passed.
To elect a President of the USS Haynsworth Reunion Committee.
by Bill Hager; seconded by Al Mandell.
29 for; 1
against. Motion passed.
were opened for the office of President.
Jim Schreffler nominated by Bill Breckenridge – declined.
Vernon Stuard nominated by Al Mandell – accepted. Seconded by
To close nominations for the office of President.
made by Tom Kelley; seconded by Al Mandell.
30 for; 0 against. Nominations closed.
on the previous motion to elect a President.
Vernon Stuard elected unanimously as President.
resigned as 3-year term director to accept the office of
for a 3-year term Director were opened.
Bob Inks was nominated and the nomination was seconded.
Nominations were closed.
Vote: Bob Inks was elected
unanimously as the 3-year term Director.
To request Bill Morton to remain as
made by Al
Mandell; seconded by Bill Breckenridge.
All hands enthusiastically agreed that Bill has done an
outstanding job as Editor of the newsletter since its first issue
in November 1989. The newsletter is the glue that holds the
organization together and without Bill’s tireless efforts to write
and publish it, the USS Haynsworth Reunion Committee would not
Unanimous. Bill Morton is requested to remain as newsletter
1. That all payments by shipmates for the reunion itself (meals,
tours, etc.) are sent directly to the Reunion Chairman (host of
the reunion) for use in setting up the reunion and separate from
the general fund. The Reunion Chairman will provide a financial
report of the reunion funds to the President, Treasurer,
newsletter editor (for inclusion in the newsletter) and the three
other board members. Any balance remaining from the reunion after
all bills have been paid will be forwarded to the Treasurer for
inclusion in the general fund.
That all dues be sent to the Treasurer and be placed in the
general fund for supporting publication of the newsletter and any
other purpose that the board directs. The Treasurer will provide
financial reports of the general fund to the President, the board
and the newsletter editor for inclusion in the newsletter.
made by Al Mandell; seconded by Hank Hillbrook.
(Note: See Bill Morton’s comments in newsletter #34 of June 2001,
page 3, items 1, 3.)
30 for; 0 against. Motion passed.
for the office of
Oberholzer nominated by Wallace Lueck; seconded by Bill Hager -
David Oberholzer Secretary/Treasurer
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unanimously acclaimed that Herb and Aldine Potter and their
family, daughter Suzanne Countie and son Stephen Potter did an
outstanding job of putting together and hosting the Portsmouth
entertainment, the raffle of the beautiful Chelsea clock (which
was won by Wayne Gaddis), the transportation to sites in and
around Portsmouth and all the pictures on the screen during the
meals were enjoyed by all hands. The TAPS ceremony at Friday
night’s dinner was particularly poignant with the reading of the
names of all departed shipmates, and many shipmates thought it
would be wonderful to repeat it at subsequent reunions.
volunteered to host the 2003 reunion in Cincinnatti, OH.
was adjourned at 1830.
David J. Oberholzer Secretary/Treasurer
NOTICE - ADDENDUM – NOTICE
The following is an addendum to the above minutes in regard to the
last Motion, Parts 1 & 2: added and approved November 20, 2001.
The method of
of dues and reunion reservations (meals, tours etc.) has been
changed by the Board of Directors from that described above to the
from shipmates for dues, reservations for the reunion itself
(meals, tours etc.), hats etc. shall be sent to the Treasurer who
will be the custodian of all funds belonging to the USS Haynsworth
Reunion Committee in a single account established for that
purpose. The Treasurer will dispense funds by check to those
requiring them for the legitimate Activities of the USS Haynsworth
Reunion Committee. Each check paid from the account will require
There will be
three persons authorized to sign checks; the President, the
Treasurer and the Newsletter Editor.
Checks should be made payable to:
HAYNSWORTH REUNION COMMITTEE
of the current Treasurer is shown above the addendum.
There are two
reasons why the Directors made this change in the payment
Newsletter Editor Bill Morton has informed us that the
method upon which we agreed by vote is not permitted by the State
of Illinois under whose laws we are currently incorporated.
Auditors for the state will not audit multiple accounts in
multiple locations. Bill also informed us that it is confusing to
shipmates to have multiple addresses to which they send different
payments (dues, hats, meals, tours etc.). In this revised method,
all payments will be sent to one address (the Treasurer’s) and
kept in one account.
The Reunion Chairman for the 2002 reunion, Ray Kullnat, has
corresponded with us and has indicated that he MUCH prefers that
all funds for the reunion be sent to the Treasurer rather than
himself. This frees him from the tasks of depositing and tracking
David J. Oberholzer Secretary/Treasurer