USS Robert A. Owens

 Shipmates Association

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USS ROBERT A. OWENS SHIPMATES ASSOCIATION

OCTOBER 3, 2019

 

In accordance with Article I, Section 2, of the Constitution and By-Laws of the organization a business meeting was held at the Town and Country Inn and Suites, Charleston, SC, at the site of our reunion. 23 shipmates were in attendance.

 

1. The minutes of the last business meeting held 9/9/2017 were read and approved.

 

2. An election of officers was held. All present office holders remained in their present positions with the exception of the following:

 

            Gary Parks was elected Treasurer to replace Ed Green who resigned.

            Bill Miller was elected an Auditor to replace Gary Parks’ election to Treasurer.

 

3. A budget report was presented by Larry McCoskey, interim Treasurer, as well as a report on reunion expenses and outstanding debts.

 

4. Keith Totsch gave a report on the status of the Ship’s Store.

 

5. Donations. It was voted by the membership that the following donations be made in the name of the organization:

 

            $250 to Tin Can Sailors

            $250 to the Yorktown Foundation

 

6. Larry McCoskey gave a report on his efforts to contact someone in the Navy regarding the naming of a new destroyer after Robert A. Owens. All efforts have been negative. Suggestions have been made as to what to do next. McCoskey will follow those suggestions.

 

7. No members were nominated for the Jim Holden Award for this reunion. Larry McCoskey was nominated for receiving the award at the next reunion.

 

8. All members at the reunion were encouraged to send copies of all photos taken to Jerry Jackson for inclusion in the Ping and the organization’s web site.

 

9. Louisville, KY, was approved as the next reunion site with Larry McCoskey being the reunion chair person.

 

10. A motion was made to adjourn the meeting, seconded, and approved.

 

Submitted by Larry McCoskey, President.    


 


THE FOLLOWING LETTER WAS RECEIVED FROM THE USS YORKTOWN FOUNDATION REGARDING OUR DONATION THIS YEAR: