General Business Meeting Minutes

OCTOBER 19, 2017
MEETING CONVENED:                           
Vice-President AOCS Dennis Patterson, USN (Ret) called the meeting to order on 19 October 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 favorite.  Active duty commands represented included VP-30, HSM-48, CNATTU.
17 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.  AO1 Al Day, USN (Ret), Jacksonville, Fl recovering at home from back surgery.  AOC Taylor Porter, USN, Norfolk, Va apparently has completely recovered from a serious injury and has received orders back to sea duty.    
AOC James Lewis, USN (Ret)--Springdale, AR.  AOC Carl Burkhart, USN (Ret)--Orange Park, Fl.
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.   Blue Angels Air Show is scheduled for 4 & 5 November 2017.  AO2 Jacob Garza will be asking for volunteers as the time draws closer.
  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 September.

  1. Our next Road cleanup is scheduled for November 18, 2017.
  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


  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. Our 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.
Nov 16, 2017 at 1900. BOD meets at 1800.
Meeting was adjourned at 1945.
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