Naval Weather Service Association (NWSA)

 

 NAVAL WEATHER SERVICE ASSOCIATION

An association of Aerographers & Mates,
Meteorologists & Oceanographers

NWSA Secretary / Treasurer

 

AGCM Tom Miovas, USN RET

 

 sectrenwsa@gmail.com


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Please take note: Sec/Treas., under Tom Miovas, email address will remain: sectrenwsa@gmail.com 
Source: Aerograph May 2018

Well, yes it’s me again!!  I know I told you in the February Aerograph that would be my last article but guess what??  My relief, Tom Miovas, claims to be on vacation so I have the duty to submit articles to Gary for the May Aerograph.  We do have a new life member, #481, xAG2 Thomas R. Hanagan, USN REL.  We also have 2 new members, LCDR Bill Corkill, USN RET and xAG2 Kenton R. Adler, USN REL and 1 returning member, LCDR Ed Nelson, Jr. USN RET. Welcome Aboard Gentleman!!  Our membership is at 421 with 366 life members.


We had a wonderful reunion in New Orleans.  The hotel was top notch. The rooms were large, the food outstanding and the staff treated us like royalty. We couldn’t have asked for a better location to hold a reunion.  The World War II Museum was awesome.  There is no way you can see everything in a day but we made the best of the time we were allotted.  The movie was great but also rather sad to see what the guys went through in WWII.  Our lunch at the canteen was very tasteful and the Frank Sinatra show was outstanding.  It really makes you feel old when one of the ladies sitting at your table says “I can’t relate to any of this music”!  What a wakeup call!! All in all, I think everyone had a great time and enjoyed seeing “The Big Easy”! 


Next year’s reunion will be held in Southern California hosted by Cap & Lori Casperson and Moon Mullen.  Can’t wait to go out West!  Pat and I have never gotten to the southern part of California. Go West Young Man Go West!!!  Here we come! (Of course we’re not so young anymore!)

  
I’ll sign off for now!  Please take care and God Bless You! Hope to see you next year in California.

Condensed Minutes of the General Meeting on Thursday the 19th of April 

The 44th Annual NWSA Reunion was held 16 – 20 April 2018 at the Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome in New Orleans, LA.   Hosts for this year’s reunion was xAG1 Gary Cox, AGCM Pat and Libby O’Brien and members of the NWSA Pensacola Chapter.

At the General Meeting the members voted to have next year’s reunion in southern California hosted by AGC Cap & Lori Casperson and AGCM Moon Mullen.  Date and time will be announced during the summer.  The 2020 reunion will be held in St Louis, MO hosted by LCDR Earl Kerr.


The President AGC Cap Casperson will hold his office for one more year ending with next year’s reunion.  The 1st Vice President CWO3 Jim Romano, will flight up to President.  The 2nd Vice President AGCM Mel Bourn will flight up to 1st Vice President.  CAPT Larry Warrenfeltz was elected to the office of 2nd Vice President.  AGCM Tom Miovas was elected to the office of Secretary/Treasurer at last year’s reunion to replace the current Secretary/Treasurer Libby O’Brien at this year’s reunion.


The President, Cap Casperson appointed CAPT Larry Warrenfeltz as the new Finance Chairman to replace CAPT Chuck Steinbruck who had to step down.

 

Treasurer’s Report:

General Funds                          $7,889.94

Scholarship Funds                             0.00 (Funds of $790.00 mailed to AMS in March 2018)

Life Membership                       $4,761.84

Balance in Bank                      $12,651.78

 

Life Membership CD’s              $32,875.58



Source: Aerograph February 2018

Please take note:  My new email address is sectrenwsa@gmail.com

I have a heavy heart this morning as I write this. The first is we lost a very dear and dedicated member of our NWSA community, LCDR Morry Summey, USN RET. He was a member of the SOCAL Chapter.  For those who attended the reunions, his daughters Martie and Marilyn was always by his side. After their Mom passed away, they promised their dad that they would attend as many reunions with him as possible.  I’m not positive but since taking over this position in 2008, I think they only missed one reunion. Morry was a very special and dear friend.  I will certainly miss Morry and the girls in New Orleans.


My second heavy heart is bitter sweet as I turn the position of Secretary/Treasurer over to AGCM Tom Miovas, USN RET. I can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed my tenure and getting to know so many of you, but it’s time to Turn Over the Watch!  I have met so many wonderful people during these 10 years.  The Naval Weather Service Association is a wonderful group of men and women.  I’m giving up my position but not the friendships I’ve developed. I’ll still be attending the reunions and will always be available to help out whenever I’m needed. I want to give a special shout out to CAPT Chuck Steinbruck, USN RET.  On the financial business he always there to give me support, guidance and a helping hand when I needed it. Thank you Chuck!!


I’m happy to announce we have a new member xAG2 Robert Cleary, USN REL.  His information is listed on a separate page. Our membership to date is 422 with 367 of those life members.


I hope everyone who is able to attend will come to the #44 NWSA Reunion the 16th-20th of April 2018 in New Orleans.  We’re staying at the Holiday Inn Superdome. Pat and I are working closely with Gary in order to provide you with a fantastic reunion.  The registration form is in this issue of the Aerograph and on the website. I’m hoping we’ll see a lot of registration’s coming in soon.  Remember, if you register early, your name will be put in a pool to draw for a free room.


Take Care and God Bless! See you in New Orleans! “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler”.

Finance Statement

31 December 2017

 

Checkbook Balance                             $13,674.66

     Operating Funds                                 $8,307.82

     Scholarship Funds                                $780.00

     Life Membership Funds                      $4,586.84

USAA CD’s                                                   

      Life Membership                              $32,814.74


Source: Aerograph November 2017

Please take note:  My new email address is sectrenwsa@gmail.com!

I can’t believe its October already and time for another input to the Aerograph, but it is!  We are finally getting some autumn weather down here in the Pensacola area after a hot summer.  Not much to report this time.


We haven’t had any new members or new life memberships this quarter.  Our membership is 448 with 368 of those life members.


I’m hoping everyone who is able to attend will be joining us in New Orleans for #44 NWSA Reunion the 16th -20th of April 2018.  Pat and I are working closely with Gary in order to provide you with a fantastic reunion.  The registration form is in this issue of the Aerograph and on the website. I’m hoping we’ll see a lot of registration’s coming in soon after the first of the year.  Remember, if you register early, your name will be put in a pot to draw for a free room. 


I know this is early but Pat and I want to wish each and every one of you a “Happy Thanksgiving”, a “Merry Christmas” and “A Happy and Healthy 2018 New Year”.


Take Care and God Bless! See you in New Orleans! “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler”.

Finance Statement

30 September 2017

 

Checkbook Balance                             $13,893.16

     Operating Funds                                 $8,736.32

     Scholarship Funds                                $570.00

     Life Membership Funds                      $4,586.84

 

USAA CD’s                                                   

      Life Membership                              $32,747.85


Source: Aerograph August 2017

Please take note:  My new email address is sectrenwsa@gmail.com

Well, here it is time again for another write up for the Aerograph!  The saying goes, “Time flies when you’re getting old”!  Well that certainly applies to me.  It seems like I just did a write up for the May Aerograph!  I’m certainly not complaining, I feel very blessed and am very thankful for the life I’m living. 


We made an awesome trip to Germany in June to visit my grandson and his family in Grafenwoehr.  That was my first trip to Germany and what a beautiful country!  Two weeks were definitely not enough time to see everything.  Patrick speaks more about our trip in the Pensacola Chapter Article.  


I’m happy to report we have three new members, Captain Greg Ireton, USN, AG1 Ian Jackson, USN Ret who was given a gift membership by AGC Bobby Johnson, USN Ret from the Jacksonville Southeast Chapter and a former member AGC James Nelson, USN Ret.  Welcome Aboard gentlemen!!    Captain Ireton has volunteered to assist in the New Orleans reunion since he lives in Slidell.  Many Thanks Captain!


Our membership to date is 433 of which 224 receive the Aerograph via USPS and 207 who receive it via the email.  Yes, you’re saying that doesn’t add up, but we have two members who receive the Aerograph with their husbands, i.e. myself and Carol Bowers. 


Things are beginning to shape up for the New Orleans reunion.  Patrick and I made another trip over a couple of weeks ago to firm up the hotel accommodations and the WWII museum visit.  Mark your calendars for 16-20 April 2018!  Hope to see you there!!  Take care and God Bless.

Finance Statement

30 June 2017

 

Checkbook Balance                             $15,416.93

     Operating Funds                               $10,360.09

     Scholarship Funds                                $470.00

     Life Membership Funds                      $4,586.84

 

USAA CD’s                                                   

      Life Membership                              $32,609.00

(Was unable to update the CD report as the website is down)