General Business Meeting Minutes

AUGUST 17, 2017
MEETING CONVENED:                           
Vice-President AOCS Dennis Patterson, USN(Ret) called the meeting to order on 17 August 2017 at 1900 hours. The smoking Lamp is OUT. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, followed by a prayer provided by AOCM Rick Wyman, USN (Ret) for our Nation, departed shipmates, deployed personnel and families.    
Vice-President Patterson asked each member in attendance to introduce themselves, their command and  their best advice they received throughout their career.  Active duty commands represented included VP-5, VP-10, VP-30, VP-47, HSMWSL, NRSE,  FRCSE, NAS Jax, CNATTU.
28 Personnel; Listing on file.
BINNACLE LIST:                                         
AOC Tony Gonzales, USN(Ret) is back home has lost the use of his legs and cannot walk.  Is presently homebound.  AOCS Bobby Hall, USN(RET)- recently suffered a stroke, has some paralysis in his right side.  AOC Bill Laur, USN(Ret), is suffering from kidney failure and currently on dialysis awaiting a kidney transplant,  JEWEL SNIDER, wife of CWO5 Mike Snider, USN(Ret) is having a pacemaker replaced on 30 August 2017.
AOC Charles Dial, USN(Ret) location unknown;  AOCM Rex Overall, USN(Ret) Potts Camp, Miss.
Financial report was approved as presented.
Previous Meeting Minutes:
Minutes were provided on the Chapter’s website for review. They were approved as presented.

  1. Hall of Honor and Hall of Fame nominations are currently being accepted. Please forward to AOCS (Ret) Dennis Patterson or to any board/committee member.
  2. The Chapter all AO Picnic is scheduled for Saturday 9 September 2017.  (10am to 3pm). Besides great food and good fellowship, we will have $300.00 in gift cards to give away, along with a silent auction that benefits the educational foundation.   Please RSVP to 904-860-4881.3. 
  3. Blue Angels Air Show is scheduled for 5 & 6 November 2017.  AO2 Jacob Garza will be asking for volunteers as the time draws closer.
  4. Chapter 9 participated in the 4th of July parade in Middleburg, Fl.  and we passed out small American flags to the spectators along the parade route. 
  5. AO2 Chaz Smith from VP-30 was selected as AO of the 2nd Quarter 2017.  

  1. Next FOD-WALK-DOWN is Sept. 23 at 0900
  2. There will be a cleanup work day Friday Sep 8, 2017 for the picnic area at FRA 91.  Anyone that can help please muster at 0900. 


  1. Mike Snider and Steve Cashat continue to collect toiletries left over from any member’s hotel/motel stay while traveling. All items to be donated to a shelter. 
  2. Vice-President expressed the importance of being a member of both the National AAO and the Fleet Reserve Association.
  3. Hall of Honor and Hall of Fame nominations are currently being accepted. Please forward to AOCS (Ret) Dennis Patterson or to any board/committee member.
  4. If you know of any Ordies, retired/active duty or family member that may need some help or assistance around the house, with landscaping or with odd jobs please get in touch with any of the Board of Directors. The Chapter stands ready to assist our brothers and sisters in need.
  5. Visit your website ( for current chapter events and information.
SEP 21, 2017 at 1900. BOD meets at 1800.
Meeting was adjourned at 1945.