Navy Seabee Veterans of America

Island X-1 Kearney, NE 

July 12th, 2014 Reunion – Aurora Vet’s Club

Commander Bill Williams called the business meeting to order, and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag. Chaplin Roger Miner, gave the invocation prayer.  The Preamble to the Constitution of the Navy Seabee Veterans of America, Inc. was recited by the membership.

Secretary/Treasurer Jim Miller, presented the “minutes” from the July 13th, 2012 meeting. (Bill Farmer made the motion to accept the minutes - 2nd by Bob Proctor)  (Motion unanimously accepted).

Jim Miller reported a current balance of $427.13 in the Island X-1 checking account as of July 12, 2014. Bill Williams reported that we are $1,512.99 “in the black” in PayPal account as of July 2014, which processes our bronze Seabee flag holders/seals sales.  (Motion made by Bob Proctor to accept the report, 2nd Richard Lush)

A Special Thank to Jimmy Hough for providing the donuts and coffee and for making arrangements for the reunion to be held in the Vet’s Club.  The meeting can be held in the Club for at least one more year.

The lunch was provided by Jimmy Hough Free will donations were collected from the members.  Thanks for a great lunch!

New Members

Our Island welcomed seven new members! Wes Cassons, and Cody Gerih.  We hope for several more new members next year!

Use of the Vet’s Club is now $75.00. A motion was made (by Bob Proctor and seconded by Lee Ross) to have our Treasurer write a check for $75.00 to Jimmy Hough to pay the the Aurora Vets Club from the Island. (Motion passed unanimously).

Old Business

It was decided at the 2013 meeting to explore the use of a Robo Call Plan for the Island.  Bill Williams reported that this was not feasible for group of our size.

Galen Young reported on maintenance of SeeBee Memorial in Lincoln.  

Members agreed to send Roger Miner to National next year (pay registration).  Roger went last year and declined to accept money for the registration.  

New Business

The possibility of establishing SeaBee Monuments in National Cemeteries in Nebraska was discussed as a way of using some of the monies in the Island X-1 Account.  Roger Miner agreed to look into this possibility with a person he knows who works at Ft. McFearson Cemetery.

Several of our members passed on last year and it was discussed as to whether we could make sure if SeaBee Plaques were available to their families to be put on their graves.

It was agreed by unanimous vote, that the officers of the Island should meet sometime during the year, some place between Kearney and the eastern part of the State to discuss Island business.  The meal and mileage would be picked up by the Island.



Election of Officers

Officers for 2014-15 were discussed and names nominated.  Jimmy Hough was nominated as Commander. Lee Ross was nominated as Senior Vice Commander. Both were the only nominees and both were elected by unanimous vote.  Jim Miller and Bill Williams accepted the appointment as Co-Treasurer, and Carol Applegate was unanimously elected Secretary.  (Thanks Carol!  Your help with this important job is greatly appreciated!)  Roger Miner was again elected as Chaplain.

(Motion was made by Henry White, and seconded by Dave Gerih to approve the slate of officers. (Unanimously passed by the membership). 

These officers for 2014-2015 were sworn in by Commander Williams.

”CAN DO” Meeting adjourned by Commander Williams, and a tribute was paid to our flag by the members.            


Respectfully Submitted,

 Secretary/Treasurer, Jim Miller

 Commander, Bill Williams


NOTE: As of the July 14, 2012 Deposit, there was a total of $1,066.53 in the Island X-1 account. (Profit from sale of bronze Seabee flag holders/seals, is included). 

Annual member’s dues to National (NSVA) were paid July 16, 2014.  Total $255.00 for 17 annual members.

Notice #1 - Next Year’s Reunion

Saturday, July 11, 2015                          Muster   0900 hours