MINUTES FOR BASE MEETING JUNE 9, 2013
A meeting was held at the Augusta, Maine, American Legion Post 205 hall. Base Commander Larry Ferrell called the meeting to order at 1:00 PM.
The Creed of the USSVI was read. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was performed.
The Tolling of the Bell for Boats lost in June was done by Real Cyr, COB. The question was asked how many boats and men were lost in WWII. The answer was 52 boats, 3,630 men on those boats, plus 98 others to other accidents and 12 were lost in the fire on the USS Bass.
A report was made on the two funerals the Base participated in this spring, Ralph Carr and Bob Vreeland. The Carr family expressed sincere thanks to us for our presence and to Chaplin Terry Schmidt for doing such a wonderful job.
John Wilsonís funeral/memorial service is scheduled to be held on September 21, 2013 in Rocklandís Oak Hill Cemetery. Ed Cockburn is still working on a date for his wife Sylviaís memorial service.
A uly 21 meeting and summer picnic will be held at Larry Ferrellís house on Lake Sebasticook in Newport. It is a BYOB and bring a dish. Directions and schedule will be sent out later.
August 10 Parade and meeting will be in Waldoboro for their 175th anniversary celebration. A meeting may be held at the local VFW, if available . Larry is looking into it.
This yearís Holland Club induction will be held September 15, 2013, at the American Legion Post #205 in Augusta. Set up time will be at 11:00 am. An invitation letter is being sent out by John Starbird. This will be a large group, with RSVPís, including a food list, to be returned to Starbird by 2 September. Larry said the ladies will discuss and plan the food at the picnic.
The Veterans Day parade will be held in Portland on November 11, with a Kapís for Kids event scheduled for the Portland Medical Hospital afterwards per Bucky Walters.
Our December meeting will be a Christmas Party with participation in the Maine Veteranís Home Christmas gift program again this year.
The Base will participate in the Wreaths Across America in December again this year.
A report will be out shortly from USSVI concerning the problems with the base in Groton.
Doc Chapman won the 50/50 and contributed the money back into the base funds.
Meeting adjourned at 1:52.