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2018 Annual Report Minutes (pending approval)

2018 President's Message

PRESIDENTS REFLECTIONS: Another successful “Happy Valley Reunion”. Our 47th that was November 7 – 11, 2018 Veterans Week in Branson, MO. Kudos to Jerry and Mary Beth Miller our skippers. They did an outstanding job of Hosting the hospitality room from start to finish, and the trips they chose were outstanding!
Our trips started with a scenic cruise on Lake Taneycomo and White River. Our lunch was provided. Follow by a short stop in the Historic Town of Branson for shopping at the 5 and dime store. That evening a “power point” presentation by our Skipper Jerry Miller on the “Modern Navy”. Finished off the day with an evening at Hospitality Room.
Next day’s trip was to “The College of the Ozarks” The students work within the school to pay for their tuition. There are over one hundred jobs on campus to choose from. We had dinner in their beautiful dinning room. The food was prepared by students and served by students. Next day’s trip was at the “Top of the Rock”. We had our fun driving the trail in the golf carts on the famous grounds that belong to owner of the Bass Pro Shop.
Ladies went shopping downtown and enjoyed lunch that was provided by the HVRC Reunion Club. A great time at the Banquet with Raffle Ticket Prizes and engaging time with each other.
Sunday was “Veterans Day Parade”. We had two busloads in our decorated buses. Our Shipmates carried our banners along the parade route with thousands of spectators lining the parade route. They saluted all of us and we threw candy. It was a real sight to behold, we had a parade.
Farewells on Monday morning. See you in Norfolk Va.

2018 Annual Report Minutes (pending approval)

HAPPY VALLEY REUNION CLUB

Minutes of the Happy Valley Reunion Club Annual Regular Meeting
Held in Branson Missouri, November 10, 2018

Roll Call
The General Membership Meeting was called to order at 10:00 hours. Ron Andrews presiding.

Pledge of allegiance and prayer.
We were led by Ron Andrews in the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer by Tommie James.
Introduction of officers:
Ron Andrews, President
Pete Koshivaki, Vice President, East Coast
Jim Purviance, Vice President Central
Peter Allen, Vice President West Coast
Ed Thomas, Secretary/Treasurer Absent
Webmaster/Historian, Dave Manchester Absent
Skipper Jerry Miller
Introduction of members, with 46 attending. There were two new members

The Minutes from the 2017 general meeting were read by Mike McGuire for secretary/treasurer Ed Thomas. A motion was made to accept the minutes as written. This was seconded and passed by majority vote.

The financial report was presented by Mike McGuire for Ed Thomas. An Audit of the Books was taken prior to the meeting by C.P.A. Mary Jo Norman and approved by Ron Andrews. A motion to accept as presented was and passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS
The inclusion of immediate family members as associate members was discussed. Many felt this would help identifying deceased members. A motion was made and seconded for the inclusion and was approved unanimously.
Jim Felver volunteered for the position of club Historian and was accepted by unanimous vote.

OLD BUSINESS
Jim Purviance presented the new Banner he volunteered to investigate at the last meeting. He donated it to the club and did an excellent job!
The next reunion will be in Norfolk Va. And our skipper will be Ken Schroyer
The 2020 reunion will be in New Orleans, La. And our skipper will be Edmond Camarelle
The 2021 Reunion will be in Las Vegas, Nv. And our skipper will be Mark Uslan.

Adjourn
A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved at 10:45 hours.


2018 Steering Committee Meeting

HAPPY VALLEY REUNION CLUB

Minutes of the Happy Valley Reunion Club Steering Committee Meeting
Held in Branson, Mo. November 10, 2018

The Steering Committee Meeting was called to order at 9:30 hours, Ron Andrews (President) presiding. Members present:
Ron Andrews, President
Pete Koshivaki, Vice President, East Coast
Ed Thomas, Secretary/Treasurer ( Absent)
Webmaster/Historian, Dave Manchester (absent)
Pete Koshivaki, East VP
Jim Purviance, Central VP
Peter Allen, West Coast VP
Skipper, Jerry Miller
Paul Adair, Former Skipper
Previous skipper, John Thomas
Previous skipper, Earl Gipe
Chaplin, Tommie James (honorary)

The financial report was read by Mike McGuire for Ed Thomas. An Audit of the Books was taken prior to the meeting by C.P.A. Mary Jo Norman and approved by Ron Andrews. A motion to accept as written was made, seconded and approved.
Minutes of the 2017 steering committees meeting in Colorado Springs were read by Mike McGuire for Ed Thomas. A motion to accept them as written was made, seconded and approved.

NEW BUSINESS
We discussed joining the USS Boxer for reunions, with no agreement. We agreed on Norfolk Va, New Orleans, La, and Las Vegas, Nv. As the sites for the next three reunions. To help declining membership it was proposed immediate family members be allowed to become associate members and continue after active member passes.

OLD BUSINESS
The banner Jim Purviance agreed to pursue is complete and he will present it at the general meeting

GENERAL DISCUSSION
None.


A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved at 09:57

2018 Treasurer's Report

TREASURER REPORT 2017

2017 2018
Savings $25,096 $25,103
Checking $ 7,244 $ 6,192
Total Assets $32,340  $31,295
NET ($) Year-to-Date -$1,045


Fellow shipmates,
The state of our club is continuing to decline. The youngest possible member is now 67. This year our member losses greatly exceeded renewals and new members. Unfortunately, there is no reason to expect this trend to improve. We now have 416 total members, more than 40 of which do not have addresses. Our books were audited in October by a CPA and found to be order and compliance with our tax exempt status. The annual tax statement was filed with the IRS and our exempt status was reaffirmed.

2017 Presidents Reflections

Our 46th Happy Valley Reunion was once again another fantastic gathering of shipmates, family and friends. This year our gathering was at the beautiful Marriot Hotel in grand Colorado Springs, Colorado at the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains beneath Pikes Peak. Kudos to our ?Skippers? Earl and Kathy Gipe for a fantastic job for the planning, hard work in making this one of our most successful ?Happy Valley? reunions ever held. Thank you again skippers. We were blessed with a spacious hospitality ?recovery room? so our shipmates once again could gather to renew their friendships and welcoming our first timers. Our tours were great starting with the Royal Gorge train ride with lunch on board. The trains stayed close to the canyon wall on one side of the train while the other side was open to view the rapids of the Tennessee River. With no turn around they used the engine on the other end of the train to take us back to the station and the gift shop before boarding the bus. The following day our tour started with the Air Force Academy. Our first stop was at the campus chapel where we toured three of the four denominational chapels. While there we watched the assembly of the students for lunch. We then boarded our buses to visit the gift shop before having our lunch at the officers. The tour continued on to the Garden of the Gods where we saw huge out cropping of rocks through the park. We had a stop for refreshment and gift shop before returning to the hotel. On Saturday Skippers Mate Kathy Gipe hosted a luncheon at the Cliff House in Manitou Springs and gift shopping too. Our banquet was great success as always. The sit down dinner with entr?es of glazed roast pork, sirloin tip and veggies, deserts etc. Our Chaplain Tom James was honored with an award for his years of continuous service coming to the reunions, and giving his ?Blessings?. Shipmate Bob Shoemaker was also honored for being one of the earlier shipmates to serve aboard the Valley ?1949?. Awards were presented by our next Skipper Jerry Miller in Branson MO. (November 7th to 11th 2018) Attendance drawing were held and entertaining was once again with a skit by Chatterbox and Elana. An auction was held for handmade quilt by Fran Carenza which brought in a whopping $650. Thank you so much Fran. The banquet ended when our President Ron Andrews began singing some of his favorite songs ending with Happy Trails to you till we meet again Next Year.

2017 HVRC Minutes  Approved

HAPPY VALLEY REUNION CLUB Minutes of the Happy Valley Reunion Club Annual Regular Meeting Held in Colorado Springs, CO. October 7th, 2017 Roll Call The General Membership Meeting was called to order at 09:07 hours. Roll was called with 48 shipmates present, three first-time attendees and no plank owners. Ron Andrews presiding. Pledge of allegiance and prayer. We were led by Ron Andrews in the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer by Tom James. Introduction of officers: Ron Andrews, President Pete Koshivaki, Vice President, East Coast Jim Purviance, Vice President Central Peter Allen, Vice President West Coast Ed Thomas, Secretary/Treasurer Webmaster/Historian, Dave Manchester The Minutes from the 2016 general meeting were read by Secretary/Treasurer Ed Thomas. A motion was made to accept the minutes as written. This was seconded and passed by 2/3 majority vote. The financial report was presented by Ed Thomas. We have $32,340 of which $25,096 is in savings and $7,244 is in checking. An Audit of the Books was taken prior to the meeting by Earl Gipe and Pete Koshivaki and approved by Ron Andrews. A motion to accept as presented was made by Earl Gipe and seconded by Dave Manchester and passed unanimously. NEW BUSINESS Jerry Miller will skipper our next reunion in Branson MO. This will be in November and plans are for us to march in the veterans day parade and have a float. Jerry gave a brief presentation with his plans and took suggestions from the members. Jim Purviance will make a new banner with a LPH theme to compliment our existing banner. Ken Schroyer suggested Norfolk or Washington D.C. for our 2019 reunion. He will investigate and give a better picture next year. Tom James is retiring as Chaplain after many years of fine service. He was recognized by the membership for his contributions. We will miss his steady hand. Joe Kneidinger was appointed to replace Tom. OLD BUSINESS There was no old business discussed. The next Annual Meeting is planned for Branson MO. Adjourn A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved at 11:45 hours.

2016 HVRC Minutes (approved)

The General Membership Meeting was called to order at 11:00 hours. Roll was called with 44 shipmates present, four first-time attendees and two plank owners.
Ed Thomas presiding.
Pledge of allegiance and prayer.
Introduction of officers:
  Pete Koshivaki Vice President, East Coast, President Pro-tem
  Ed Thomas,Secretary/Treasurer
  Webmaster/Historian,Dave Manchester
  Master at Arms,Sal Severino
The Minutes from the 2015 general meeting were read by Secretary/Treasurer Ed Thomas. A motion was made to accept the minutes as written. This was seconded and passed by 2/3 majority vote.
The financial report was presented by Ed Thomas. We have $30,506 of which $25,049 is in savings and $5,465 is in checking. An Audit of the Books was taken prior to the meeting by Sal Severino and Michael McGuire and approved by Peter Koshivaki.
NEW BUSINESS
Elections for officers was opened. There was one candidate nominated from the floor for Central VP. This was Jim Purviance.
Results of the votes were:
  President - - Ron Andrews
  VP West - - Peter Allen
  VP Central - - Jim Purviance
  Sec/treasurer - - Ed Thomas
OLD BUSINESS
There was no old business discussed.
The next Annual Meeting is planned for either Pueblo Colorado or Colorado Springs.
ROLL CALL
A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved at 11:45 hours.

2016 Steering Committee

HAPPY VALLEY REUNION CLUB

Minutes of the Happy Valley Reunion Club Steering Committee Meeting Held in Pittsburgh, Pa. September 10th, 2016
The Steering Committee Meeting was called to order at 09:00 hours, Pete Koshivaki (President Pro-tem) presiding. Members present:
  Peter Koshivaki, President
  Pete Koshivaki, Vice President, East Coast
  Ed Thomas, Secretary/Treasurer
  Webmaster/Historian, Dave Manchester
  Master at Arms, Sal Severino
  John Thomas, former Skipper
  Paul Adair, currant Skipper
  Ron Andrews, former Skipper and Ships Store
The financial report was read by Ed Thomas. We have $30,506 of which $25,049 is in savings and $5,465 is in checking. An Audit of the Books was taken prior to the meeting by Sal Severino and Michael McGuire and approved by Peter Koshivaki.
Minutes of the 2015 steering committees meeting in San Diego, Ca. were read by Ed Thomas. A motion to accept them as written was made by Sal Severino and seconded by Dave Manchester. Unanimous vote of approval.
NEW BUSINESS We discussed next year?s reunion site. Either Pueblo Co. or Colorado Springs will be next year?s reunion site. This will depend on the health of the skipper.
OLD BUSINESS The topic to combining our reunion with other LPH or carrier groups was very briefly discussed and tabled again until next year. The use of AFRI to plan and manage our reunions was reaffirmed.
GENERAL DISCUSSION There was a discussion on allowing family members to become club members as a means to extending the life of the club. This would require a change to the Articles of Association By-Laws. As a follow on we discussed Pete?s daughter taking the ships store from Ron Andrews. This was to be considered ?out sourcing? and deemed appropriate. I will undertake writing a new section to Article II to allow for ?associate members? for consideration at next year?s general meeting.
The following candidates were nominated by the steering committee:
President - - Ron Andrews
VP West - - Peter Allen
VP Central - - Jerry Miller
Sec/Treasurer - - Ed Thomas
A motion to adjourn was made by Sal Severino and seconded Mike McGuire and approved.