187th AHC 2017 Business Meeting Minutes

Date:   November 10, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1130 hours
President:      Al Major
Secretary:      Ron Scott
BOD:              Jim Henry (Vice Pres), Ray Root (Treas.), Jimmy Strait (Director at Large)

  1. Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Invocation – Jesse McLeod
  3. Announcements concerning the bus setups for the Parade & Nellis AFB were made
  4. Welcome and Introduction of the Board of Directors
  5. Introduction of First Time Attendees (Ken Blackham, Wayne Carr, Ralph Cassidy, James Hester, Tom Leitch, Terry Smith, Ken Strauch, Bob Williams)
  6. Different components of 187th AHC were recognized:
    1. The 541st
    2. Unit Supply
    3. Orderly Room
    4. Mess Hall
    5. Motor Pool
    6. Tech Supply
    7. Operations
    8. Maintenance
    9. Crew Chiefs
    10. Door Gunners
    11. Pilots
  7. The minutes of last year’s meeting were moved to be approved, seconded, & voted unanimously
  8. Treasurer’s Report – Ray Root
    1. Someone wanted to know about the reunion funds and it was explained by Ray Root
    2. First Timers wanted an explanation of the Steiger Fund and how it got started, and it was explained by Ray Root
    3. Ray Root explained the fate of the Company Store (will close after next year) and possible future solutions
    4. Please see the Treasurer’s report separate file for details
  9. New Business
    1. Status of Cookbook by Woody Woodbury was given
    2. Update of annual photo scrapbook information was given by Jimmy Strait
      1. Michael Wilson Jr. will be doing the individual photographs of members for this year’s scrapbook
    3. Status of 187th Website transition – Frank Keyser has been working with Jim Gaffney to take over as webmaster
    4. U.S. Army Museum Update and 50th Commemoration information was presented by Jim Henry
    5. Reading of 187th Members who we lost this past year (Steve Votaw, Gary Keefer, Mike Hodges, Harold Tanner, Jimmy Souders, William Seale, Larry L. Butler, Robert Chastine, Don Horton)
      1. Additional names of Members that have passed away were stated (Ed Babine, Ira Kelly, Carl Key Jr., Harlan McBride)
    6. Nominations:
      1. VP: George Schulz
      2. Member-at-Large: Jimmy Strait, Woody Woodbury, Ronnie Hopkins (Ballots will go out to the general membership in the US Mail and email by the end of November, voting will end on December 31st 2017)
      3. There were no other nominations from floor
    7. The motion was made to elect by acclamation George Schulz for the BOD VP, seconded, discussed, and unanimously approved by vote of the members
    8. Craig Bond spoke of Al Duquette who will convert and preserve our photos, and offered copies of his combat DVD videos for $20
    9. Al Donovan asked if we could invite other groups like the Razorbacks or Wolfhounds to our reunion and does it require a formal invitation from the BOD
      1. All are invited, but by a 187th Member in good standing and they are responsible for their guests (and invitees do not have any voting rights; only 187th members)
    10. It was requested that the original 187th members that came over from Ft. Bragg to Tay Ninh get a group photo taken after the meeting
    11. Ian Dawson would like everyone to update their information on the company website
  10. 2018 Reunion update for St. Petersburg FL was presented by Jim Henry
  11. 2019 Reunion – Originally, Branson MO (it’s about 30% more expensive) was selected by the BOD, but Jerry Fine offered to host in Austin TX
  12. Request for any additional old or new business
  13. Move to Adjourn – Meeting was adjourned at 1315 Hours

Slides used during this meeting (PDF Format)