General Business Meeting Minutes

NOVEMBER 16, 2017
MEETING CONVENED:                           
President AO1 Rickey Cull, USN called the meeting to order on 16 Nonmember 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.    
President Cull asked each member in attendance to introduce themselves, their command, when they joined the Navy and when they retired or plan to retire. Active duty commands represented included VP-30, VP-62, HSM-72, NRSE.
22 Personnel; Listing on file.
BINNACLE LIST:                                         
AOC Tony Gonzales, USN(Ret) is back home has lost the use of his legs and cannot walk.  He is presently homebound.    AOCS Bobby Hall, USN(RET)- recently suffered a stroke, and has some paralysis on his right side.  AOC Bill Laur, USN(Ret), is suffering from kidney failure and currently on dialysis awaiting a kidney transplant.    
AOCM Chester Langlois, USN (Ret)--Daytona Beach Shores, FL- passed away from leukemia.  AO1 Calvin Gilman, USNR (TAR) (Ret)--Atlanta, GA..
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 has 60 academic and 49 air rifle teams signed up so far this year.
  3. The Chapter Red Shirt article has been submitted to National AAO for Secretary.
  4. Our next Road cleanup is scheduled for November 18, 2017.

  1. Our next road cleanup is scheduled for March 17, 2018.
  2. AO of the Quarter inputs for the 4TH  Qtr 2017 is now being accepted.  Please email your nominations to Lt. Jack Elrod, USN(Ret) at
  3. AAO9 thanks everyone who helped at the Blue Angels Air Show.  
  1. Our website has been updated to operate as a more responsive site that can be viewed on your computer, tablet or smart phone device. Please check it out to see if it meets with your approval. The Contact Us page and the Links of Interest page are still in work and should be fully functional soon.
  2. 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.
  3. Our President expressed the importance of being a member of both the National AAO and the Fleet Reserve Association.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Visit your website ( for current chapter events and information.
JANUARY 18, 2018 at 1900. BOD meets at 1800.
Meeting was adjourned at 1945.

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