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 November 2018

PLEASE CHECK YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES EXPERATION 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.

 

Well we made it through the first quarter and all is well, the association is in good shape.  The check book is in balance and I feel that I can do this job.  Took a little reeducation on the software currently used to keep track of the membership and finances to make me feel at home.

 

The following change to ARTICLE IV – STANDING COMMITTEES of the Constitution and By-Laws is recommended by AGCM Mel Bourn, USN Ret, our current 2nd Vice President: (See STANDING COMMITTEES  text below in August report.) 


Treasurer’s Report as of 10/15/2018

General Funds                          $ 6,439.15

Scholarship Funds                    $   185.00

Life Membership                        $ 5,069.51

Balance in Bank                       $11,385.99

 

Life Membership CD’s               $33,021.06

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GENERAL FUND DONATION

AGC David Dunlap, USN Ret

Potomac Chapter $1,441.43

 

GIFT MEMBERSHIPS

AGCS SUE JACOBSON, USN Ret

                                                     AG1 RICHARD NORTON, USN Ret



Source: Aerograph August 2018

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.

 

Well you voted me in, so I shall do my best to carry on the excellent work done by Libby.  Libby you have set the bar high and speaking for myself it will be hard to reach that high.  I will do my best to reach it.  I am sure the membership of our association will hold you in high esteem.  Thank you very much for the last ten years.

   I ask the membership to be a little patient with me as I get up to speed.  At my age speed may be the wrong verb to be using!

ARTICLE IV - STANDING COMMITTEES

 

Section 4. Duties of Standing Committees.

            a.  Reunion Committee:  The appointed chair shall select committee members.  The committee shall plan in sufficient time for entire reunion/convention program, including agenda, lodgings, meals, special activities, etc.  The committee shall publish announcements indicating schedule of events, allowing sufficient time for such information to reach the membership and others who are considered interested.  A REUNION TURNOVER BOOK shall be maintained by the committee and shall be passed on to the succeeding chair.  Under no circumstances shall the committee obligate the NWSA for finances unless specifically approved by the Executive Board.  Reunion costs must be borne by the attendees.

He proposed that the last sentence be REPLACED by the following:

The Reunion Committee shall be given a grant of $1,500 from the General Fund to fund the reunion as the Committee sees fit.  The grant does not have to be repaid, but the remaining funds, if any, shall be returned to the Secretary/Treasurer with an accounting of how the money was spent.

ARTICLE IV - STANDING COMMITTEES

 

 Section 4. Duties of Standing Committees.

            a.  Reunion Committee:  The appointed chair shall select committee members.  The committee shall plan in sufficient time for entire reunion/convention program, including agenda, lodgings, meals, special activities, etc.  The committee shall publish announcements indicating schedule of events, allowing sufficient time for such information to reach the membership and others who are considered interested.  A REUNION TURNOVER BOOK shall be maintained by the committee and shall be passed on to the succeeding chair.  The Reunion Committee shall be given a grant of $1,500 from the General Fund to fund the reunion as the Committee sees fit.  The grant does not have to be repaid, but the remaining funds, if any, shall be returned to the Secretary/Treasurer with an accounting of how the money was spent.

This proposal will be posted in the Aerograph until it is voted on at our next reunion.


FINANCE REPORT FOR AUGUST 2018 REPORT

 

Bank Account                           $12,890.03

 

            General Fund                  $7,985.42

            Scholarship Fund                 185.00

            Life Member Fund             4,719.61

 

USAA CD’s                               $32,929.06

            5388170                        $ 8,278.75

            5388171                           5,435.14

            5388172                           7,979.68

            5399896                           8,056.05

            5427090                          3,179.44




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