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 November 2021

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SAVANAH, GA October 5, 2021

 

The meeting was called to order by President Larry Warrenfeltz at 0930

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the Master at Arms.

 

Chaplin Pat O’Brien led us in prayer.

 

The minutes of the general meeting at Thousand Oaks were read, accepted, and approved.

 

President Warrenfeltz stated he assumed the position on July 1, 2021 and thanked Jim Romano and Rosalie on the excellent job they did for a tough two years.

 

First Vice President had nothing to report.

 

Secretary/Treasurer Report


NWSA members = 358

                        Life members = 314

                        Non-Life members = 44

 

            Aerograph

                        E-mailed = 186

                        US mailed = 160

                        No address or email address = 10

           

            Finances

                        4 CD value = $38,738.19

                         Check book = $5,516.79

                        General fund        = $ 785.38

                        Life member fund = $1441.73

                        Scholarship fund   = $ 230.00

                       Reunion fund       = $3,059.68

 

            Total funds = $44,254.98

 

            Estimated Yearly expenses = $3,000.00



The minutes were accepted as read.

 

Aerograph Editor Steve Smith was not present, but was commended on doing an excellent job. Steve is in the process of moving back to San Diego.

 

Historian Tom Hanagan reported he went to Harry Hale’s home and retrieved all of the files. Tom has been reviewing all of the files. Tom   responded to several requests for data for their organizations.

 

Web master Gary Cox Report

Gary reported that the Editor needs any input for the Aerograph to be in his hands no later than the end of the preceding month of issue or sooner.

 

There is a new Google Analyze program on the web site that keeps track of the number of people accessing the site and that is all it does. This program shows that there were 4344 users.

 

Reunion Committee Chairman Jim Romano reported that he is glad this reunion is happening after having to cancel last year. The hotel and museum were very understanding in the need to cancel. Jim felt that things are going as planned. Jim announced that we will have entertainment at the banquet. Jim’s son is a magician and will treat us to some excellent prestidigitation. Jim thinks he will have about $500.00 to return to the treasurer. There were 44 members at the welcome aboard dinner, and he is expecting 55 at the banquet.

 

Finance Chairman Larry Warrenfeltz

The S/T sent me a copy of his spreadsheet and everything is in order and is accepted.

Larry is requesting a volunteer for the position of Finance Chairman. If no one comes forward he will appoint someone.

 

Nominating Committee Chairman Pat O’Brien had two members nominated for 2nd Vice President. They are Tom Berkeridge and Ed Straten. Are there any nominees from the floor? With no Nominations from the floor, nominations are closed. Tom and Ed please leave the room during the vote.


Tom Berkeridge received – 4 votes

Ed Straten received – 18 votes

 

Ed Straten is our new 2nd Vice President

 

There was a heavy discussion on recruiting new members. It was suggested that we post our association in the various military magazines and newspapers, and on face book. Our membership is dwindling and we need to find a way to attract new members. It is requested that all members reach out and help recruit new members.

 

New business

Mike Gilroy reported that the cost of mailing the Aerograph will be going up. This is due to the reduction in the number of Aerographs which has fallen below 200, and no longer meets the bulk mailing rate. Mike recommended that we request our members receiving the Aerograph via US mail respond to the S/T that they would still like a printed copy. If the S/T does not receive a response from a member it will be considered a no longer needed response. If the member response yes, they will continue to receive a printed copy. President Warrenfeltz and S/T Miovas will work on putting something in the Aerograph requesting a response from those members who receive the Aerograph by US mail in reference to subject above.

 

Reunion #47

Reunion #47 will be held in the spring 2023 due to the timing of our current reunion. Once again a cruise is being considered and there was debate on the pros and cons. One of the biggest concerns is cost.   Pat O’Brien will do some research and report back to the board. If the cruise reunion does not happen, Tom Berkeridge has agreed to host the 2023 reunion in the Villages.



Announcements:

Do not forget to fill out your COVID forms and bring it to the museum tomorrow.

 

The second General Member Meeting for Thursday is cancelled. The By-Laws state that only one meeting per reunion is required.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 1019.

 

Note – Following minutes/items of interest are from the 1st and 2nd Executive Board meetings not covered at the General Membership meeting:


Old business

It was reiterated that our representative to the AMA scholarship presentation should submit a travel expense report and if approved will be reimbursed for travel cost.

Secretary Treasurer Expenses

            Hotel cost = $527.85

            Travel cost = $300.00

 

Total Expenses $827.85

 

Committee approved and S/T will be reimbursed $828.00

 

Historian Hanagan asked what the expectations of the membership of the historian are. The answer to that question is the historian maintains the official history documents and brings them to the reunion for the members to browse through. Tom gave a thumb nail sketch of what he has on hand. He has not completed the inventory but will do so when he returns home. Larry asked for a catalog of what the historian holds. Tom said he will make that happen. Tom requested that each member of NWSA right a biography not only of their navy career but what they did after they left the navy. These biographies would be placed on our web and be kept in a folder for posterity.

New business

The secretary/treasurer needs a new computer.  The one he is using in eleven years old, running slow, and one of the ports is old.  A vote was taken and approved.  The Executive Board approved the S/T can spend up to $2,500.00 for a new computer and new software.

Nancy Warrenfeltz stated that pictures of this reunion have been placed on face book and Larry had received 60+ likes.  Larry encouraged all who are taking pictures to upload them to face book and let everyone know they are having a good time at the reunion.

Attending members were:

            Fay Crossley                             Cap Casperson

            Ed Straten                                 Lori Casperson

            Jim Romano                              Pat O’Brien

            Larry Warrenfeltz                       Gary Cox

            Tom Miovas                              Tom Hanagan

 

S/T Tom Miovas

sectrenwsa@gmail.com





Source: Aerograph August 2021

Running a little late this issue, been in the PA mountains doing a bit of RV camping.  The WX was great for the first four days and then Thursday was a washout.  It rained like a cow pissing on a flat rock.  We had about 4 inches of standing water when the cow was done, a little messy breaking camp on Friday.  Anyway I had forgotten all about this issue and had members wondering where I had run off to.  You know the old saying, better late than never.  A quick rundown on the association:

Life members  = 305

Non-life members  = 48

 

So we are still alive and well.

 

Financially we are also in good shape (for the shape we are in) with $1464.17 in general fund and $33736.73 in life membership fund.


IF YOU MOVE PLEASE SEND ME YOUR NEW ADDRESS

 

S/T Tom Miovas

sectrenwsa@gmail.com



Source: Aerograph May 2021

Greetings shipmates from the land of sun, snow and rain, all in one day!  From my vantage point high on the hill of Glenshaw, it is looking like we kicked the C-19 right in the ass.  Now all we need to do is make sure the politicians get the word and keep out of our way.  Now for some facts about NWSA.  We are in good shape. We have ample funds on hand and the memberships have grown over the last three months.  We have seven (7) new members; five (5) are life members.  Our total membership is now at 364 of which 43 are dues paying and 321 are life members. 

 Current funds look like this:

Current funds look like this:
Current funds look like this:
General fund $1442.50
Life members fund 6181.83
Scholarship fund 50.00
Reunion fund 3059.68
TOTAL FUNDS ON HAND $10,734.01
eneral fund
Life members fundScholarship fundReunion fund
eneral fund
Life members fundScholarship fundReunion fund
General fund
Life members fund
Scholarship fund
Reunion fund
$1442.50
6181.83
50.00
3059.68

TOTAL FUNDS ON HAND $10,734.01

Four (4) CDs with Bank of America: $33,736.73

GRAND TOTAL $44,470.74

Expenses over the remainder of the year are expected
to be:
Aerograph printing and mailing
Life member plaque estimation
Estimation miscellaneous
$1240.00
90.00
100.00

TOTAL EXPENSES $1430.00

It might be time to think of purchasing a new computer.
The one I am currently using is about ten (10) years old
and is getting slower by the week. I have taken it to Best
Buy for a tune up and they said it is too old to do much
with.

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF YOU AT THE REUNION
IN OCTOBER 2021. IT IS BEING HELD IN SAVANNAH, GA.

S/T Tom Miovas
sectrenwsa@gmail.com


Current funds look like this:
General fund           $1442.50
Life members fund          6181.83
Scholarship fund                   50.00
Reunion fund             3059.68

TOTAL FUNDS ON HAND     $10,734.01
Four (4) CDs with Bank of America:     $33,736.73

GRAND TOTAL        $44,470.74
Current funds look like this:
General fund           $1442.50
Life members fund          6181.83
Scholarship fund                   50.00
Reunion fund             3059.68

TOTAL FUNDS ON HAND     $10,734.01
Four (4) CDs with Bank of America:     $33,736.73

GRAND TOTAL        $44,470.74
Current funds look like this:
General fund           $1442.50
Life members fund          6181.83
Scholarship fund                   50.00
Reunion fund             3059.68

TOTAL FUNDS ON HAND     $10,734.01
Four (4) CDs with Bank of America:     $33,736.73

GRAND TOTAL        $44,470.74



Source: Aerograph February 2021

I am sitting at the keyboard of this computer trying to think of something positive to say. The only thing that comes to mind is I can’t wait for this winter to be over so I can get back on the road. Now that my right arm is back to 90% of what it should be and sitting at home for the past 7 months, it is time to get out and about, damn C19. But, then again, that is not what you are paying me for.
There is not much new to report from the S/T desk. The association is financially in good shape and I have been slightly busy with renewals. It has been too long between reunions but understandable. I for one am looking forward to our next reunion in October 2021. Seeing all our shipmates in person again will be reassuring that things are back to normal. Hope that you are all safe and in good health.
I am sitting at the keyboard of this computer trying to think of something positive to say. The only thing that comes to mind is I can’t wait for this winter to be over so I can get back on the road. Now that my right arm is back to 90% of what it should be and sitting at home for the past 7 months, it is time to get out and about, damn C19. But, then again, that is not what you are paying me for.
There is not much new to report from the S/T desk. The association is financially in good shape and I have been slightly busy with renewals. It has been too long between reunions but understandable. I for one am looking forward to our next reunion in October 2021. Seeing all our shipmates in person again will be reassuring that things are back to normal. Hope that you are all safe and in good health.
I am sitting at the keyboard of this computer trying to think of something positive to say. The only thing that comes to mind is I can’t wait for this winter to be over so  I can get back on the road. Now that my right arm is  back to 90% of what it should be and sitting at home for the past 7 months, it is time to get out and about, damn C19. But, then again, that is not what you are paying me for.

There is not much new to report from the S/T desk. The association is financially in good shape and I have been slightly busy with renewals. It has been too long between reunions but understandable. I for one am looking forward to our next reunion in October 2021. Seeing all our shipmates in person again will be reassuring that things are back to normal. Hope that you are all safe and in good health.


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S/T Tom Miovas

sectrenwsa@gmail.com