OFFICAL M I N U T E S
Navy Seabee Veterans of America
X-1 Kearney, NE
Commander Roger Miner called the meeting to order, and lead us
in the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag.
Bill Graham gave the invocation
Secretary/Treasurer Jim Miller read the “minutes” from the July 9th,
2005 meeting. Kevin Navrkal
made the motion to accept the minutes as read, Tom Margritz
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Jim Miller reported a total of $1,476.60 in the Island
X-1 checking account.
The use of the room at the Aurora Vets Club, was donated by the Club.
Outstanding bills are
annual membership fees to National, $99 .66 to Roger
Miner for food for the reunion lunch, and $40.00 to be paid to Bill Farmer for
cost of the Member Data Sheet Booklets. Most of the cost of the booklets will
come out of the $2.00 donation by members.
Gailen Young will send any outstanding bills
for the monument to the Secretary/Treasurer when these have been totaled and
There is presently $38.19
in the Seabee Memorial Monument
was recommended that this account be cancelled and balance placed in the Island X-1 account.
Hilton Rogers made the motion
to do so and it was seconded by Dean Everitt, motion
Roger Miner made the motion to accept the Treasurers report as
presented and to pay any outstanding bills.
Seconded by Hilton Rogers and the motion
It was noted that Merle
Barton, of Kearney, who was the oldest known living Seabee in Nebraska, recently died
at 106 yrs of age. Merle's family was
sent a card and flowers. An effort will
be made to identify who is now the oldest Seabee in Nebraska.
Young gave a report from the Seabee Memorial Monument Committee,. There is presently
$2,000.00 in grant money from the Lincoln
Parks and Recreation that
will be used to pay existing bills on the monument.
Benches and accessories to the monument
were made in India
and will be installed soon. He is not
sure of the cost at this time but bills not covered by grant monies will be
sent to the Secretary/Treasurer when they come in. Commander Miner accepted the
committee report as presented.
MONITARY UP-DATE REPORT
After a deposit of $831
into the Island X-1 Account, 10th July 2006, there was a total
of $2245.79 in the account. The
Monument Account has been cancelled.
Special thanks was given to Gailen for
all the work he has done this past year on the Seabee Memorial
Monument. Several others of you have worked on the
committee and we all deeply appreciate your efforts. Gailen will provide
the Secretary with the names of those in Lincoln
who helped construct the Monument and a Special Seabee Plaque will be given to
Representation to the
National Seabee Convention was discussed.
It was suggested that Lavern Hass should represent Island
X-1 and vote for us. Motion to allow
this was made by Bill Farmer and seconded by Jim Hough. Motion passed unanimously.
Time and Place for 2007 Reunion
The 2007 Site for the
annual Island X-1 convention was
discussed. All were in agreement that
the Aurora Vets Club would continue to be the best place for the
- Next Years date is:
July 14th 2007
The room is available and has been reserved for the Reunion
PUT THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR!
A Special Thanks to Bill Graham for getting the Donuts! It
was agreed that Bill should submit a bill for the donuts. A check will be sent to him when received by
A Special Thanks to Roger Miner for providing lunch!
Roger will submit a bill for the food and will be paid out of donations
for the lunch by the membership present.
Election of Officers
Officers for 2006-07 were
discussed and names presented. Tom Margritz, is the present Senior Vice Commander and will
move to the position of Commander. Kevin Navrkal was
nominated for Senior Vice Commander. Jim Miller accepted the nomination of
Secretary/Treasurer. Jim Hough agreed to
accept the nomination for Chaplain.
Votes were cast for the
above nominees and in all cases the nominees were elected by majority vote.
Motion made by Gailen Young to adjourn the meeting, Second by Tom Shimerdia.
All agreed unanimously
James A. Miller July 28th, 2006
( Secretary/Treasurer) Date