Naval Weather Service Association (NWSA)

 

 NAVAL WEATHER SERVICE ASSOCIATION

An association of Aerographers & Mates,
Meteorologists & Oceanographers

NWSA Secretary / Treasurer

 

Elizabeth O'Brien

 

 nwsasectrea@navalweather.org


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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)



Source: Aerograph May 2017

Well if you missed the San Antonio Reunion, you missed a good one!! Thanks to Joe McKinzie and his committee Jim & Suzanne Maxwell, Curtis Arnold, James & Lolis Steinbeck and of course all those who volunteered to keep the Hospitality Room open with lots to eat and drink. I’ve always said that the Hospitality Room is what makes for a great reunion.  I do have a bit of GOOD NEWS!!  Tom Miovas has agreed to take the position of Secretary/Treasurer when my term is up next year.  WhooHoo!!  I think Tom felt sorry for me and stepped up to the plate!  I think he had to check with the “Boss” Mary Ann before he could give us a definite yes!  Tom has done this before and I’m sure he’s do a great job again!! God Bless You Tom Miovas!


I’m pleased to say we have two new Life Members, MSGT Lonnie McDougal, USMC RET and AGCS(SW/AC) Richard McKay, USN RET and two new members LCDR Adria McClain, USNR and xAG3 Hank Treger, USN REL.  Welcome Aboard!!


We’re looking forward to next year’s reunion in New Orleans, LA.  It will be held 16-20 April 2018 so you have a year to plan!  Put it on your calendar now so you won’t forget!  Have a wonderful and safe summer!! 

NWSA NET WORTH

31-Mar-17

 

Checkbook Balance                             $13,336.98

     General Fund                                      $8,300.14

     Scholarship Funds                                $450.00

     Life Membership Funds                      $4,586.84

 

USAA CD’s                                                   

      Life Membership                              $32,609.00

 

NWSA Membership                                          436

NWSA Life Membership                                   370

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS TO AMS

Dec-11                                                   $38,427.00

Oct-12                                                   $39,820.00

Oct-13                                                   $41,774.07

Sep-14                                                   $40,010.30

Feb-16                                                     $1,070.00                                                            

                                                             $161,101.37

NAMES OF MEMBERS WHO’S AEROGRAPHS HAVE BEEN RETURNED

The following Life Member Addresses Unknown:

Mrs. Mary Migaleddi

AGC Dan Hewins,USN RET

Mrs. Catherine Snell

xAG1 Larry Bolman, USN REL

Please let the Secretary know if you have any information on these members!

 

San Antonio Reunion General Meeting Highlights

Tom Miovas will relieve Libby O’Brien of her Secretary/Treasurer’s position next year after the New Orleans Reunion.


New Orleans Reunion will be held the 16-20 April 2018 at the Holiday Inn Superdome.  Additional information will be available in the August Aerograph and on the NWSA website.


Editor of the Aerograph will now be reimbursed for the cost of his travels to the reunions.


The 2019 will be held in either San Diego or a cruise out of Galveston, TX.  The reunion attendees voted to go on a cruise if the San Diego effort to sponsor a reunion doesn’t come through.  Lori Casperson has agreed to host the cruise reunion and will bring several options to next year’s reunion in New Orleans.


The Finance Report submitted at the reunion is posted separately.