General Business Meeting Minutes

July 20, 2017
MEETING CONVENED:                           
President AO1 Rickey Cull, USN, called the meeting to order on 20 July 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 and  their favorite mentor.  Active duty commands represented included VP-10, VP-30, VP-47, VP-8, HSMWSL, FRCSE, NAS Jax, CNATTU.
30 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.    Bobby Hall- 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, AO1 William Shaw, USN(Ret), has been diagnosed with cancer of the adrenal glands.  It is inoperable.  Bill will undergo Chemo starting in August.
AOC David R. Call, USN(Ret) Yorktown, VA;  AO2 David Razon, USN(RET) - Quonset Pt, RI.
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. Accepting nominations for AO of the Quarter for the 2nd QTR/CY-17 . . . nomination format available on our website. Selection by Board of Directors will be at the JULY 2017 BOD meeting.
  2. 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.
  3. The Chapter all AO Picnic is scheduled for Saturday 9 September 2017.  More info to follow.
  4. Blue Angels Air Show is scheduled for 5 & 6 November 2017.
  5. A envelope stuffing working party will be needed and scheduled for August 5, 2017 at 0900 at FRA Branch 126 at 7673 Blanding Blvd.
  6. A Bylaws change (restricting the officers of Secretary and Treasurer) to retired members only was approved by the Board of Directors and presented to the general assembly for approval/disapproval.
  7. AOCS (Ret) Dennis Patterson made the motion to accept the change as presented. A second was made and further discussion followed. The change was approved by a vote of 20 Yea and 3 Nay. 


  1. 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. 
  2. Next FOD-WALK-DOWN is Sept. 23 at 0900.
  3. AO2 Chaz Smith from VP-30 was selected as AO of the 2nd Quarter 2017.  Presentation will be at the August 2017 AAO9 meeting.
  4. 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.
  5. The Blue Angels Air Show will be at NAS JAX  on  5 & 6 Nov 2017.  


  1. Our website has been updated to a responsive site that can be view on any device. Please check it out to see if it meets our needs. 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. Vice-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.
AUGUST 17, 2017 at 1900. BOD meets at 1800.
Meeting was adjourned at 1945.