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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Source: Aerograph May 2019

General Meeting Minutes

 Thousand Oaks, CA

 7 April 2019

The meeting was called to order by the President, Cap Casperson, at 1431.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the President, Cap Casperson.

The minutes of the general meeting at New Orleans reunion were accepted and approved as corrected.

 

Finance Committee – Larry Warrenfeltz reported that he and Joe McKinzie reviewed the S/T’s books and they were found to be in good shape. The S/T has adjusted the spread sheets to show a column for Reunion Funds. S/T transferred $1441.43 from the General Fund to the Reunion Fund, as specified by the Potomac Chapter.

Scholarship Committee – Chairman was not present. Cap Casperson reported that he attended the AMS presentation of our scholarship to two young ladies.

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Nominating Chairman, Pat O’Brien – Tom Miovas nominated for a second term as S/T. A vote was held and there were 12 Yeas and one Nay.   It carried and Tom will be S/T for another two years. Tom Miovas then nominated Lori Casperson for 2nd VP and she agreed to accept if voted in. It will be voted on at the next General meeting.

 

Historian - Harry Hale was unable to attend and requested to be relived. Tom Hanagan agreed to accept the position of historian. He will get together with Harry for a transfer of the files and books.


Aerograph Editor, Gary Cox – He reported that 201 copies were mailed and about the same number were e-mailed. The May Aerograph is now in sight and he would like all inputs by the end of April.

 

Reunion Chair, Lori Casperson – Reported that this reunion is going smoothly. The reunion will make enough money to pay back the $1500.00 seed money to the association. She gave us a break down on how the money received was spent. Because the turnout was lower than estimated some unexpected costs were incurred.

 

Secretary/Treasurer, Tom Miovas – Reported that the association has;

334 Life members

75 Non life members

409 Active members

Finances

Check book      $13,249.10 breaks down as follows;

General fund        $5,849.16

Life member fund   5,323.51

Scholarship fund       635.00

Reunion fund         1,441.43

 

5 CDs                $33,169.29

 

Total worth        $46,418.39

The report was voted on and accepted as presented by the S/T.


Second VP was not present to make a report.

 

First VP, Jim Romano – Had no addition input at this time. He is ready to relieve Cap as president.

 

President, Cap Casperson – Stated he had a good two years as president. He stated that he appreciated Libby and Tom for the job they did as S/T. He was very pleased with the job that his Reunion Chair Lori Casperson has done.

Old Business

There was a great deal of discussion both pro and con on the following recommended change to the

            CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

                        ARTICLE IV - STANDING COMMITTEES

                                    Section 4. Duties of Standing Committees.

                                                a. Reunion Committee:

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.

Again, after an exhaustive discussion a vote was held with the following results;

Yeas 2

Nays 10

Abstention 2

The recommended change to the CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS did not carry.

 

It was also determined that the seed money shell be placed in the Reunion Fund Vis the General Fund. Seed money will come from the Reunion Fund Vis the General Fund.

 

It was recommended that we request Mike Gilroy to look into the funds, still in the South Cal chapter, and see how said funds should be disbursed.

New Business

A discussion was held that if an associate member is requested to attend the presentation of the AMS NWSA Scholarship said member can submit an expense report for reimbursement. This will be sent to the President NWSA for consideration of the Excursive Council.


 Jim Romano gave a brief description on having a reunion at Savannah, GA. He said he would do a reunion if accepted.

 

The vote to go to Savannah, GA was a resounding yea.

 

There was additional discussion on a future Cruise Reunion. A survey will be placed in the Aerograph and those members with an e-mail address will receive a request asking if they would participate in a cruise reunion.


The meeting adjourned at 1554.

 

GENERAL FUND DONATIONS

AGCM Marty Bonk, USN RET

Capt Lee Halverson, USMC RET

AGCM John Buzzanco, USN RET

Mrs. Norma Houser

AGCM Ingolf Suhmann, USN RET

LCDR Denny Maljevac, USN RET

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUND DONATIONS

AGCM John Buzzanco, USN RET

LCDR Dale Grages, USN RET

S/T Tom Miovas





The meeting adjourned at 1554.

 

GENERAL FUND DONATIONS

AGCM Marty Bonk, USN RET

Capt Lee Halverson, USMC RET

AGCM John Buzzanco, USN RET

Mrs. Norma Houser

AGCM Ingolf Suhmann, USN RET

LCDR Denny Maljevac, USN RET

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUND DONATIONS

AGCM John Buzzanco, USN RET

LCDR Dale Grages, USN RET

S/T Tom Miovas
Source: Aerograph February 2019

Mary Ann and I will be leaving the old homestead about March 27, 2019 and heading west for the 45 NWSA reunion.  After that we will be visiting our children, grand-children, great grand-children.  We have two of our sons, five of our grand-children, and ten of our great grand-children in CA.  While that is a bunch of them and there are more back east.  Any way we will not get back to the old homestead until late June so the S/T business will be on hold until then.

 

HOPING TO SEE A LARGE NUMBER OF MY SHIPMATES IN THOUSAND OAKS

The following info is for your consideration:

 

NWSA 5 YEAR EXPENSES

2014 -2018

 

                                TOTAL                                   AVERAGE

                                EXPENCES                          EXPENSES

 

Aerograph            $12388.96                             $2477.79

S/T Expenses         $3170.39                               $634.08

Computer                $1109.77                               $221.95

Editor                        $813.54                               $813.54 (2018 only)


Mis.                           $577.56                                $115.51


TOTAL                   $18060.19                            $3612.04

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NWSA 5 YEAR INCOME

 

4/14 – 3/15           $7970.83

4/15 – 3/16           $6199.00                               22% decrease from 2014

4/16 – 3/17           $5737.47                                 7% decrease from 2015

4/17 – 3/18           $4575.00                               20% decrease from 2016

4/18 - 12/18          $3653.21                               20% decrease from 2017

               

TOTAL                $28156.30

5 YEAR AVERAGE INCOME $5631.24 WE AVERAGED A 14% decrease per year        

 

AVERAGE INCOME MINUS AVERAGE EXPENSES = $2019.20 SURPLUS

If we decrease the surplus by the average loss per year our income over the next 5 years should be as follows;

2019 - surplus = $1736

2020 - surplus = $1493

2021 - surplus = $1284

2022 - surplus = $1104

2023 - surplus = $ 949

 

Estimated total income over the next 5 years = $6566

Estimated yearly average over the next 5 years = $1313

These figures are not exact but close.

NWSA funds as of 1/1/2019 are as follows;

CHECK BOOK LESS SCHOLARSHIP          = $12401.78        

CDs                                                                 = $33082.77

TOTAL FUNDS                                               = $45484.55

Average yearly expenses plus yearly reunion seed = $5112

Current funds divided by the average above it will take us 9 years to go broke.  Now if we take in an average of $950 a year we could last and estimation of 14 years before we go broke. 

 

If the change to the By-Laws are voted down it is estimated that the association will have about $40,000+ in the kitty in 5 years.

 

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP BY THE NUMBERS

LIFE MEMBERS = 337

DUES PAYING = 177 * $20 PER YEAR = CURRENT YEAR INCOME OF $3540

Treasurer's Report as of 1/12/2019

General Funds

   $7383.27

Scholarship Funds    $615.00   

  

Life Membership

  $5,148.51

Balance in Bank

$13,146.78

Life Membership CD's

$33,109.77

GENERAL FUND DONATION
LCDR DeWALD, USN RET

AGCM BONK, USN RET

AGC MONROE, USN RET

AG3 ANGEROME, USN REL

 

SCHOLAR FUND DONATION

 IN MEMORY OF CAPT AND MRS.SOKOL FROM CAPT STEINBRUCK, USN RET

CAPT LANGEMO, USN RET

AG3 ANGEROME, USN REL

                                                          AGC MONROE, USN RET





Source: Aerograph November 2018

 

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!

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:

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 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