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


Note: CLICK HERE to send changes to your personal information (address, phone number, email address, marital status). 

If you are still receiving your quarterly Aerograpg by mail, please indicate that you want to switch and have it instead be sent via Email - SAVE the NWSA money!  Thank you.
 

 

 

 

                             NOTICE - NOTICE - NOTICE - NOTICE

THE SECRETARY NEEDS TO HAVE CURRENT E-MAIL ADDRESSES OF ALL MEMBERS. PLEASE VERIFY YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS EITHER BY SENDING HER AN E-MAIL, CALLING, OR SENDING VIA SNAIL MAIL.

 

 


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

PLEASE CHECK YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES EXPIRATION DATE TO ASSURE THAT YOU KEEP GETTING THE AEROGRAPH!  IF YOU ARE NOT SURE JUST SEND ME AND EMAIL AND I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR DUES EXPIRES.


Source: Aerograph August 2020

I had surgery to repair my right shoulder rotator cup on Monday, 6 July and will be unable to write anything for 6 to 10 weeks thereafter. If you renew your membership during this time period you will be receiving notification via email. When I am able to write again, I will send you your new membership card and letter at that time. Thank you for understanding. 

A quick report on the finances of our association, we are strong and should remain so for years. Our funds are currently being held with BoA except for two CDs held by USAA. The two CDs held by USAA will be closed out this September and moved to BoA, leaving us with only one bank to deal with. My job will be a bit easier at that time. 

Now for a little personal note. I am very grateful for all of the well wishes and prayer I received from you on my recent operation. It went well and I am on the mend. I am not sure what was harder the op or this sling I must wear night and day for another 4 weeks. Once again THANK YOU.

S/T Tom Miovas 



Source: Aerograph May 2020

Here is hopping that all is well in these days of overreaction and scare mongers on the flat screen every day. All is well in the Miovas house, thanks for asking. Also hopping that by the time this issue reaches you this mess will be coming to an end and things are getting back to some sort of NORMAL! Anyway, because we did not have a reunion this year the following is a breakdown on our association.


Membership = 374 broken down as follows:

                     Life members = 319

                     Dues paying members = 55

February 2020 175 of our members receive the Aerograph by mail. Cost of printing and mailing   over the last 4 issues =  $2352.00. 

(REMINDER IF YOUR ADDRESS CHANGES PLEASE SEND ME YOUR NEW ADDRESS SO YOU CAN CONTINUE TO RECEIVE YOUR COPY OF THE AEROGRAPH)   CHECK YOUR DUES DATE

Finance:

            Check book = $12996.60 broken down as follows:

                        General fund =              $3306.46

                        Life member fund =       $5275.46

                        Scholarship fund =         $1355.00

                        Reunion fund = $3059.68

            CDs 4 = $33200.67 broken down as follows:

                        USAA 3 CDs =              $21958.67 (By September 2020 all of these CDs will closed out moved to BoA.)
                         BoA 1 CD =                  $11242.00


I will be sending the scholarship funds to AMS in the near future.


As Spock would say, “live long and prosper”, and that is my wish for all my ship mates.

 

S/T Tom Miovas

sectrenwsa@gmail.com



 
Source: Aerograph February 2020

Well the holidays are behind us for another year. The new year has not been nice to some of us! For me, I have lost three of my friends in less than a month of this new year. But with that said Mary Ann and I are doing well and looking forward to the upcoming reunion. We are eager to see a lot of our shipmates. For us the reunions are always a highlight and a reassurance that for some of us the seas may be a little rough but we are navigating them just fine. Let us pray that the remainder of 2020 treats us with a little less pain.


Now for less of me and some information on the finances of NWSA. We are in good shape and looking good for the next five years at least. As you have heard a thousand times if you are receiving the Aerograph by snail mail and you have a computer with an email address, you could help us stay afloat for more than five years, simply by receiving the Aerograph via email. All you need to do is send me an email requesting email Aerographs. Now let me also say, I know more than a few of us do not like computers and do not know how to use them. Then there are some of us that just like to hold the Aerograph in our hands while reading it. In that case stay with snail mail because that is what you are paying dues for. A few extra denaro in your renewal is another way to help stay afloat.

Thank you for listing to my rambling and once again hoping to see you in Georgia.

S/T Tom Miovas

sectrenwsa@gmail.com