Navy Seabee Veterans of America

Island X-1     Kearney, NE

July 12th, 2008           Reunion

Aurora, NE


Commander Jim Hough called the meeting to order, and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag.  Chaplain Roger Miner gave the invocation prayer.


Secretary/Treasurer Jim Miller read the “minutes” from the July 12th, 2008 meeting.  Bill Graham made the motion to accept the minutes as read, Bill Henry seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

Jim Miller reported a total of $287.95 in the Island X-1 checking account.  There were no outstanding bills. 

The use of the room at the Aurora vets club was donated by the Vets Club.  Bill Williams indicated that there was nothing due for the Web Site.    

The only outstanding bill at present is annual membership fees to the National Office.  Annul memberships will be sent in about the first of August.  (NSVA)


New Business


Concern was again shown by the members pertaining to the decrease of members attending the Aurora Reunion.  We have lost a number of members due to death and to health problems during the past three years.  It was voted unanimously that the members present would divide the State Membership List equally between them and make calls to as many of the people on this list as possible.  These lists will be divided by the Secretary/Treasurer and will go out to those members present at the 2008 reunion with the minutes of the 2008 business meeting.





As of the 14th  of July 2008, there was a total of $747.95 in the Island X-1 account.  The only bills at present to be paid are for annual membership fees to National.  At this time the only expenses will be for the two yearly mailings.  (Stamps & copying)         



Time and Place for 2009 Reunion


The 2009 site for the annual Island X-1 reunion was discussed.  All were in agreement that the Aurora Vets Club would continue to be the best place for the reunion. 

Notice #1 - Next Years date for the Reunion is:

July 11th 2009 - Muster 0900 hours

The room is available and has been reserved for the Reunion



A Special Thanks to Bill Graham for getting the Donuts! Bill has again donated the donuts.  Thanks Bill. 


The collection taken for donuts and coffee was put in the Island X-1 account.


Money for the great Steak and Shrimp lunch was collected from the membership by Bill Graham.   The lunch was again prepared by the Aurora Vets Club.  The lunch was $8.00 each and was paid to the Club for the food and the room which they provided.


Election of Officers


Officers for 2008-09 were discussed and names presented.   Bill Henry will be Commander for 2009 .   Jim Hough was nominated for Senior Vice Commander.  Jim Miller accepted the nomination to remain  Secretary/Treasurer.  Roger Miner 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.  The new officers for 2008-2009 were sworn in by Commander Hough.


Motion made by Bill Williams to adjourn the meeting, and the motion was seconded by Richard Lush.

All agreed unanimously


Meeting adjourned.


Respectfully Submitted,



 James A. Miller                               

                                                         July 12th, 2008

 (Secretary/Treasurer)                         Date