September 20, 2002
Type of meeting:
|10th Annual Reunion|
George Drew *
Mike Stainbrook* Attended reunion, but missed business meeting
|1900 Hours, All Hands On Deck
Missing Ship's Movement
Welcome New Shipmates
All Hands Muster On Deck
|All Hands Muster On Deck|
|Standing in for John Johnson, Joe gave the opening remarks and welcomed all shipmates and their cabin mates to the 2002 Reunion|
|Missing Ship's Movement|
|Shortly after John & Mylese Johnson weighed anchor in Rockledge, Florida with orders to report to Albany, Mylese had to attend sick call. John immediately charted a new course for the nearest medical facility and awaited further orders. Dispatches received to date report that, although serious, Mylese is doing well. John & Mylese, with regrets that they will miss the reunion, wish a good time be had by all attendees.|
Duane Baumgartner, ENCS, stationed in Lafayette, OR, DER-387 1967-1969
Jody Himebaugh, SM, stationed in Woodstock, VT, DER-387 1965-1968.
Bob Howey, SKC (Ret), stationed in Jacksonville, FL, DER-387 1965-1968.
Mike Stainbrook, Capt (USNR, Ret), stationed in Hughesville, MD, DER-387 1964-1966. Mike recently completed service to his country on August 24, 2002. Congratulations Captain Mike Stainbrook!
Bruce Swanson, DC3, stationed in Lakewood, NY, DER-387 1965-1966
Discussion: Establishment of the USS Vance Association, as proposed by Curt Willett during the 2001 reunion.
After a brief discussion by all, to include dispatches received from John Johnson & Curt Willet, it was unanimously approved to ratify the Association. The following duty roster assignments were then proposed and seconded:
Commanding Officer – John Johnson
Executive Officer – Curt Willett
Communications Officer – Ted Bolinger
Computer Officer – Joe Betters
Recruiting Officer & Retention Officer – Bob Howey
Disbursing Officer – Jody Himebaugh
Chaplain – Bruce Swanson
Yeoman – John Prideaux
Master At Arms – Duane Baumgartner
Historian – George Blust
Discussion: 2003 Reunion – 60th anniversary of the USS Vance
Proposals were received that the reunion be held in Galveston, TX, Annapolis, MD or Great Lakes, IL and that reunion’s tour of duty is inclusive of November 1, 2003.
Actions items: with preliminary reports due the Executive Committee no later than 15 October, 2002, George Blust will investigate opportunities to support a reunion held in Galveston or Annapolis and John Prideaux to do the same were a reunion to be held at Great Lakes.
Bruce Swanson took the lead in making a generous donation of $100 to the Association and other mates followed his lead.
Closing Chaplain Bruce Swanson held prayer services and the meeting went into Executive Session.
The Vance Association
1626 Westerdale Road
Woodstock, VT 05091
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