NAVAL WEATHER SERVICE ASSOCIATION

An association of Aerographers & Mates,
Meteorologists & Oceanographers

NWSA Hampton Roads Chapter

 

hamptonroads@navalweather.org

 

 

President             Fay Crossley

Vice President     Frank Muscari
Treasurer             Bob Daigle
Secretary             Fay Crossley
Social Coord.      Dennis Pauly
CMAA                   Frank Muscari 

 

 

NWSA Reunion #37 Final Report - April, 2011

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Chapter News

Source: Aerograph November 2017
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Minutes of the Meeting

Held at the “Pauly Ranch in NC”

(FALL Meeting – October 8, 2017)

 

In attendance:  (15)  Steve and Sylvia Shafer, Frank and Eve Muscari, Fay and Donna Crossley, Bob and Carol Daigle, Dennis and Susan Pauly, Dan and Carmen Lee, Jack Salvato with Doug and Jacqui Salvato.

 REGRETS received from:

Chubbs – travel and hurricane clean up, Ive’s family in Puerto Rico coping okay, they will be fine. 

Steiners – busy

Terizzis – busy

Nelsons – busy

Steinbrucks – Louise sick

 

A blessing was given by Frank Muscari.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by CMAA Frank Muscari

50/50 won $40.00 to Frank Muscari.  Thanks to everyone for playing.  About time Frank won, he usually contributes the most. 

   The banquet was held, there was enough food to feed an army and it was all fantastic.  Special thanks to the Paulys for providing the venue, great main course meats and lots of extras.  Everyone brought great stuff and we put a good dent in the offerings. Thanks to all.

  T-Shirt sales were brisk.  More will have to be ordered.  We will add a few V nick and Ts with pockets. 

   Meeting called to order by President Fay Crossley at 215PM.

OLD BUSINESS

A…The Secretary report accepted as emailed to membership from the Summer meeting, motion to accept made by Frank Muscari and seconded by Steve Shafer….motion carried.

HRC presented Mr. Pauly with a check to give to the Murfreesboro Historical Society.  It was presented as a thank you for the Paulys hosting the picnic. 

B…Treasurers reports for Fall meeting was provided by Treasurer Bob Daigle.  HRC has in checking; $816.75, in Savings; $2091.17.  Bob reminded the membership the total is normally around $3000 each quarter.  Bob also said he would be sending out notes to those that were behind in their dues payments.  He was thrilled that Bob Wright paid way ahead. Frank Muscari made a motion to accept the report as read, Steve Shafer seconded…….motion carried.

   Jack Salvato thanked the membership for the flowers for Ann’s service.

NEW BUSINESS

A…..For the Good Of The Order and  Binnacle List etc

Richard Dempsey…passed away 8/5/17, obituary (Enclosure 1) 

Ann Salvato…passed away 8/24/17, obituary (Enclosure 2)

Dillie Streuli…passed away 8/26/17, obituary (Enclosure 3)

Picture of Chubbs advertising NWSA hats. (Enclosure 4)

Peter Corrigan…passed away 7/14/17, obituary (Enclosure 5

Lewis Moorman Jr…..passed away 7/12/17, obituary (Enclosure 6)

Dan Lee…we are so thankful that Dan has gotten through so many health issues, still not 100% but nearly so.

Chubbs doing well got through Irma okay, (did you see the video on Facebook of the rain??) Ive’s family is doing okay in Puerto Rico, they are coping. 

John Shay….says “I am hanging in there”…John is 83.

Ann Salvato…the service on 9/9, was very special.

Jack Salvato…doing well as can be expected.

Steve Shafer…doing fantastic after heart valve replacement. However, Steve still has issues with shoulder, knee and hip.  He will keep us posted as to how that all is going.

Joan Akers…had difficult cancer removed from face and is doing well.

Frank Shrout…coping well, has lost a lot of weight.  Holding his own with the lung issue.

Doris Stepaniak…is doing okay it is difficult for her but she does so many good things look her up on facebook. 

Howard Lee….is doing okay as well, he and Doris keep tabs on each other.

MOA Muscari…the Muscari’s faithful dog is holding its own.

Darcey Gray…(Md) cataract operation went well.

Kathi Clark…doing fair, may be moving to Elizabeth City with daughter Amber.

The Mel Harders…doing okay.  Thinking about moving and downsizing.

Louise Steinbruck…has sinus infection. 

Nobody has heard from Eileen Fifield.

Eve Muscari….having knee replacement operation on 10/20/17

Dennis Pauly…had cataract operation on both eyes a few months ago and is doing great.   

(We need updates on these and any additions please.  It is requested that HRC members keep the secretary informed concerning THEIRS or someone they know who might be having health issues.)

 

B...The January (Winter meeting), is scheduled for Sunday 14th. The venue is expected to be the Mexican place next to the Lucky Oyster, but more information will be forthcoming

C…Elections in January…President, Treasurer and Chief Master-at-arms. From the indications at this meeting looks like all three will continue on for another two years.

 

A motion was made by Frank Muscari and seconded by Bob Daigle to adjourn the meeting, motion carried at 415pm.

Submitted by Fay Crossley, HRC Pres./Sec.



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Source: Aerograph August 2017

Minutes of the Summer Meeting

Held at the Lucky Oyster Restaurant

Sunday July 9

In attendance: (14)    Dan and Carmen Lee, Louise and Capt. Chuck Steinbruck, Frank Shrout and Joan Akers, Bob and Carol Daigle, Dennis and Susan Pauly, Fay and Donna Crossley, Frank Muscari and special guest Emma Rench (Pauly’s going in 4th grade granddaughter from SC.)

REGRETS received from:

Kathi Clark - - on vacation in Nag Head

Eve Muscari - - family in town

Mr. Daigle beat the bushes to get money out of everyone and the 50/50 netted Frank Shrout $40. 

   Meeting was called to order at 330 by President Fay Crossley. Frank Muscari led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and Grace was given by Capt. Chuck.

OLD BUSINESS

A…The Secretary report accepted as emailed to membership from the Spring meeting. Motion to accept by Frank Muscari seconded by Dan Lee, motion carried. 

B…Treasurers report was given by the Treasurer and HRC has a balance of $3050.81.  Motion to accept was made by Dan Lee and seconded by Frank Muscari.  motion carried. 

C…A brief review of shirt and hat sales was presented to the membership.  We are continuing to offer for sale the shirts and hats.  The thought was to promote the NWSA and we have gotten orders from far flung corners of the country, and we hope each person wears them to a local chapter meeting.
                                                                   NEW BUSINESS

Dan Lee thanked the membership for the kindness that was showed to him during his recent stay at the hospital with damaged shoulder and broken ribs.  Without the calls, cards and visits he would not have done so well. 

 

BINNACLE LIST:

Dan Leeis doing well and by 8/8 he will know if his shoulder has to be operated on.

Dan Harthad a difficult accident but was improving.

Bob Daigle...Cellulitis and gout have plagued Bob, but he is doing okay.

Carol Daiglehad some difficulties with infections and drugs didn’t help. But, okay now.

LaRue WrightHaven’t heard from her in awhile but think she is still in rehab after breaking her femur.

Ann Salvatolast news from Jack, Ann was holding her own.

Jack Salvatowe hope that Jack is holding HIS own.

Ron AlfordObituary [See Page 13 of August Aerograph]

Steve Shaferheart operation by end of month

Frank Shrouthas lost about 50 pounds but is doing okay and the new non-chemo procedure is doing well.

Doris Stepaniak...not a lot of information, but she is busy and doing lots on Facebook.

Howard LeeDoris had a nice picture of them both on Facebook. 

Kathi Clarkshe us coping well and doing much better after having her nuts and bolts in her neck fixed.

A…Reunion #44 is in New Orleans Capt Chuck and Louise will go if able.  We have to remember to send ad money and the AD.

B…Next meeting (Fall Gathering) will be at the Pauly’s new Barn on 0ctober 8.  There might be tours, plan ahead NOW.  Their ranch is near Murfreesboro NC.  More information will be forthcoming. 

 

FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

Joan Akers has some books on ships and will see that they get to Frank Muscari.

Bob Daigle gave a report about Marty Bonk perhaps moving back to VA.

Bob Daigle reported that the Norfolk Weather Center now has NWS AWIPS work station.  (Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System.)

 

A motion was made by Frank Muscari and seconded by Frank Shrout to adjourn the meeting, motion carried at 500pm. 

Submitted by Fay Crossley, HRC Pres/Sec.



Source: Aerograph May 2017

                                                     Minutes of the SPRING Meeting

Held at the “Y-NOT“ Restaurant    

April 11, 2017


In attendance: (13)    Dan and Carmen Lee, Bob Steiner, Steve and Sylvia Shafer, Frank and Eve

Muscari, Dennis and Susan Pauly, Chuck and Louise Steinbruck and Fay and Donna Crossley.

REGRETS received from:

Daigles - - on a cruise. 

Bob Wright - - in TN

Dave Milot - - working

LaRue Wright -- her faithful dog passed away the morning of the meeting. 


Meeting was called to order by President Fay Crossley at 320PM.  The Pledge of Allegiances was led by CMAA Frank Muscari.  Grace was given by Capt. Chuck. There was no 50/50.


OLD BUSINESS

A…The Secretary report accepted as emailed to membership from the Fall meeting. Motion to accept by Frank Muscari seconded by Dennis Pauly, motion carried. 

B...Treasurers report was given by Fay Crossley. Copies were given to the membership to give everyone an idea as to how the shirt and hat sales were going.  We have a total of $3030.79.  (Enclosure 2)  Motion to accept was made my Frank Muscari and seconded by Capt Chuck, motion carried. 


It should be noted that the shirt and hat sales are doing okay and the NWSA folks are encouraged to make an order, special orders can be made as well.

NEW BUSINESS

A...It was neglected that we send in our AD for the #43 reunion.  It was caught in Mid March and a check was sent along with our ad (Enclosure 1) 

B…Venue for summer meeting Sunday 7/9, was tabled; the officers will come up with a plan and send to the membership asap.  

C…For the Good Of The Order

Jack and Ann Salvato The Muscaris had visited as had the Lees and they gave a report.  They were amazed at their good cheer.  

Kathi Clark -- no information. 

Frank Strout -- no information.   

Joan Akers -- no information.  

Steve Shafer -- looked great even with left hand in a binding and a finger on his right hand in a cast. 

Doris Stepaniak -- has a great attitude.  The Muscaris visited and were told that Howard Lee was doing okay as well.  

Dan Lee -- is having difficulties with his shoulder mending, still in a lot of pain.  

Dennis Pauly -- had Cataract operation and is doing well. 

Capt. Steinbruck -- will be having cataract operation in May.  

Tammie Steiner -- was unable to attend the meeting due to illness.


Bobby Steiner gave a report on the VA efforts.  The local efforts have just about rid the area of homeless Vets.  The needs now are for kitchen supplies and toiletry items.  Bobby gave some information about some of the Vets that he helps and has talked with, all great people and lots of interesting lives. 

 

(We need updates on these and any additions please.  It is requested that HRC members keep the secretary informed concerning THEIR or someone they know who might be having health issues.)

 

ENCLOSURES…

1...Our Ad for Reunion #43. 

2...Treasurers report.

 

A motion was made by Dennis Pauly and Seconded by Bobby Steiner to adjourn the meeting, motion carried at 450pm.

Submitted by Fay Crossley, HRC Pres./Sec.



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 Source: Aerograph February 2017


Minutes of the WINTER Meeting

Held at the “Y-NOT“ Restaurant 

(Rescheduled due to conflicts)

 

In attendance:  (15)  Dan and Carmen Lee, Joan Akers, Frank Shrout, Chuck and Louise Steinbruck, Frank and Eve Muscari, LaRue Wright, Bob and Carol Daigle, Dennis and Susan Pauly, Fay and Donna Crossley.

REGRETS received from:

Steiners - - Doctor apt.

Bob Wright - - busy

Doris Stepaniak and Howard Lee- - Doctors

 

Meeting called to order by President Fay Crossley at 330PM.  The Pledge of Allegiances was led by CMAA Frank Muscari.  Grace was given by Capt. Steinbruck.  The 50/50 won $35.00 to Frank Muscari.

  

OLD BUSINESS…..

A…The Secretary report accepted as emailed to membership from the Fall meeting.  Motion to accept made by Frank Muscari and seconded by Bob Daigle.  Motion carried.

B…Treasurers report was given by Treasurer Bob Daigle.  We have in our Checking $1037.69 and in savings $2088.83.  Fay made a motion to accept the report, seconded by Frank Muscari, motion carried.

   a…A discussion about the Coin, Hat and T-shirt sales took place.  We seem to be holding our own with the sales, the intent to have the sales was not to make money, but to attempt to get more people involved with NWSA and The Navy Weather groups.  A more detailed report on sales and costs will be presented at the next meeting.

   b…We have ordered 6 more hats, and 9 more shirts.

C…By-Law final submission.  The final corrected By-Law changes were sent to the membership by email and copies were provided at the meeting.  Frank Muscari made a motion that the new by-laws be approved motion was seconded by Frank Shrout, motioned carried.  HRC new by-laws will be mailed to NWSA.

 

  NEW BUSINESS

A…Election of officers, Frank Muscari will continue on as Vice President.  Fay Crossley will continue on as Secretary,  A nomination was submitted for Social Coordinator of Dennis Pauly, no other nominations were received, Dennis became the Social Coordinator by acclamation.

B…Venue for spring meeting Sunday 4/9 Palm Sunday. Will be at the Y-NOT restaurant again.  More information will be forthcoming as the date approaches.

 C…..For the Good Of The Order

Jack and Ann Salvato no information. 

Kathi Clark no information.

Frank Strout, looked great at the meeting. 

Joan Akers, also looked great at the meeting.

Steve Shafer missed the meeting due to a cold and car problems

Doris Stepaniak, keeping busy on Facebook, needs all our thoughts and prayers.

Dan Lee is having shoulder replaced operation 1/17; send him your thoughts and prayers.  

(We need updates on these and any additions please.  It is requested that HRC members keep the secretary informed concerning THEIR or someone they know who might be having health issues.)

 

ENCLOSURES…

1…Letter of thanks from Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition Inc.

2…Letter of thanks from Hazard Community and Technical College.

3…Letter of thanks from Vetshouse Inc.

4…Copy of letter sent to Senate and House committees on Armed Services complaining about the change in ratings (they wanted to do away with AG etc.)

 

A motion was made by Frank Muscari and Seconded by Dennis Pauly to adjourn the meeting, motion carried at 535pm.


Respectfully submitted:

Fay M. Crossley, HRC Pres./Secretary





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LTCOL Howard Lee, USMC RET

 Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor

 

   It is such an awesome feeling for me, at each of our Hampton Road Chapter meetings, to have Howard Lee in attendance. He accompanies Doris Stepaniak. You may recall that Doris is a life member of HRC and NWSA.  Howard just makes me feel good about everything.  Even though Howard is a Medal of Honor Recipient, there is much more to the man than this amazing award might command.

   Howard Lee was born on August 1, 1933, in New York City. He graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, New York in 1951, and from Pace College with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, on June 19, 1955. While in his senior year at college, he enlisted as a member of the Platoon Leaders Class in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.  In September 1955, he entered the 14th Officer Candidates' Course, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, Virginia, and upon completing the course the following December, was commissioned a Marine Corps Reserve second lieutenant. Lieutenant Lee completed The Basic School, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, in July 1956 and the Marine Corps Supply School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, that September.  Upon completion of these courses, he was transferred to the Marine Corps Supply Activity, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for duty as Field Inspection Officer, Field Inspection Section, and later, Officer in Charge, Audit Section. He was promoted to first lieutenant in June 1957, and integrated into the Regular Marine Corps in January 1958.  Detached from the Supply Activity in September 1958, he was ordered to the West Coast, and served briefly as Troop Handler, 1st Replacement Battalion, Staging Regiment, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California, then was assigned duty as a platoon commander with Company F, 2nd Battalion 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, serving in this capacity until June 1959.  First Lieutenant Lee next served as the Battalion S-4 Officer with H&S Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, (US administration) Japan.  In February 1960, he was assigned duty as Guard Officer at the Marine Barracks, U.S. Naval Propellant Plant, Indian Head, Maryland.  After his promotion to captain on July 1, 1961, he was assigned duties as Platoon Commander and, later, Instructor, The Basic School, Marine Corps Schools in Quantico, where he remained until June 1964.  From July 1964 until February 1966, Capt Lee was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, serving first as Commanding Officer of Company A, 1st Battalion, then as Battalion S-3 Officer with H&S Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division. During the latter period, he served aboard the USS La Salle (LPD-3), and in the Dominican Republic.

 

Vietnam War — 1st tour

   Ordered to the Republic of Vietnam in April 1966, Capt Lee served as Commanding Officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. He received the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for heroic action on June 26, 1966 – June 27, 1966. Then, on 8-9 August, 1966 that he distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty in the vicinity of Quang Tri, for which he received the Medal of Honor. Wounded in that action, Capt Lee was evacuated to the U.S. Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland. In November 1966, he returned to duty at Headquarters Marine Corps and assigned duty as TO/MOS Coordinator and, later, Assistant FMF Readiness Officer in the Operation Section, G-4 Division. He was promoted to Major (United States) in July 1966.

   On October 25, 1967, Major Lee was presented the Medal of Honor by President Lyndon Johnson in a ceremony at the White House.

 

Vietnam War — 2nd tour

  Following this assignment, Maj Lee completed the Command and Staff College, Quantico, Virginia, in June 1970, then returned to the Republic of Vietnam for his second tour of duty. For his service as Executive Officer, Provisional Headquarters and Service Company and with the 2nd Combined Action Group, III Marine Amphibious Force, he earned a Gold Star in lieu of a second Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V".  He was promoted in July 1972 to lieutenant colonel and retired in 1975 from the Marine Corps for service as set forth in the following CITATION:

  If you would like to read Howard’s citation please go to……http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_V._Lee.

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   Though Howard has no past affiliation with Naval Weather, we are proud at HRC, when he graces our tables as a friend and fellow serviceman.  At HRC’s special gathering on 2/10/13 one of the other special guests was so overwhelmed with the thought of being in the same room with “such a hero”, tears sparkled in his eyes.  We thank you Howard for your service and for being such a gracious friend.  We, at HRC, ask NWSA and its members to keep our heroes like Mr. Lee and all our service men and women, in their thoughts and prayers.   

     Submitted by Fay Crossley, HRC Secretary