Third reunion, held in Charlestown.
USS SEA DEVIL ASSOCIATION
April 22, 2007
31 total Persons Present:
10:00 a.m….Meeting called to order by Commander
Treasurer’s Report is estimated at around $2,500.00 by
There was no old business to bring to the table.
Commander Cohen thanked the body present for the honor of being Commander for the past two year period, and thanked all hands that were instrumental in bringing this Sea Devil Reunion #3 together.
Discussion on the next reunion venue.
Admiral Fountain noted that there should be a bigger push to bring in outlanders, and to have plans set for the next reunion one year in advance of the event, to provide time for the dissemination of upcoming reunion information and to allow prospective attendees to plan ahead in a more orderly and timely manner. We seem to lose attendance of some parties due to not enough advance notice.
Someone suggested that the Association should plan 2 reunions ahead.
Mickey noted that we should schedule our reunion to be held after Easter, but not coincident with the Submarine Ball as was a previous Sea Devil Reunion.
Motion made, seconded, and carried by voice vote to have the 2009 Reunion in
Discussion was made to push for our Master List to be filled in better, by members helping to find those still missing. We may have as many as three hundred yet to find.
Bruce Brown noted that we should have better internet website community security to help curb and eliminate recent unwanted spam.
Admiral Fountain moved to donate $500.00 from our Association funds to St. Mary’s and include any other donations by our membership. The motion was seconded by
Mike Wheeler was nominated to continue as Association Chaplain, seconded and carried unanimously.
Ed Lynd was nominated, (in absentia and previously volunteered) to continue as Association Information Officer and website manager, seconded and carried unanimously.
Someone noted that the Sea Devil sail planes are planted upright in a park in
Foreseeable problems include finding a city that would come up with the hard cash to sponsor and manage such a site, and the ever present problem of inherent trace nuclear radiation, as well as getting the Navy to release the boat.
There was a motion to adjourn until the next reunion, seconded, and passed.
The meeting was adjourned following a closing prayer by Chaplain Wheeler.
30 December, 2007:
This will be a brief "All Hands" to update you on the latest reunion developments and to help us maintain the Master Roster that George Boyle maintains for the Sea Devil Association.
Attached, for your planning, is the final information on the tours to be offered during the reunion . We have attempted to tailor the tours to maximize the time on site at each tour's principal attractions. We hope that you will enjoy any of the tours that you participate in.
We will be sending the registration information package out in August, 2008 in order for you to have plenty of time to register for the April 23-26, 2009 reunion. The particulars of the reunion venue were contained in the June 14, 2007 "All Hands" and can also be found on the Association website at www.seadevilssn664.org. We encourage you to visit the website regularly to keep abreast of the most up to date reunion developments.
As always, if you are in contact with any Sea Devil shipmates, please make sure that their address is registered with George Boyle. Also check the "Missing Mates" section of the website to help locate more of our shipmates and have them contact George. George can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (850) 492-3781 or 2541 Tarkiln Oaks Dr., Pensacola, FL 32506-8133. If you change any of your address information, please contact George so we don't have to hunt you down.
We would like to take this time to wish you a very happy and prosperous new year. We are looking forward to seeing all of you again in Norfolk.
Less than sixteen months to go. Let's make this the biggest and best reunion we have ever had!
Michael "Mickey" Martin
Sea Devil 70-73
2542 Deep Creek Road
Palmyra, VA 22963-4619
14 June, 2007
This "All Hands" is provided for advanced planning by our Shipmates to allow us to achieve maximum attendance at the April, 2009 reunion. A registration package will be sent out about August, 2008 and will include all the necessary information including tour times and prices. All hotel/banquet prices have been negotiated and are fixed.
Well guys, it is never too early to start planning and saving for the next reunion. We are going to try to make the 2009 reunion the biggest and best we have had. With 22 months advance notice, we are hoping to far exceed the attendance of any of the previous reunions.
I would ask that all of you contact any Sea Devil sailors that you may know of and put out the word. Forward any contact information to our keeper of the roster, George Boyle at email@example.com. George can also be reached at (850) 492-3781 or 2541 Tarkiln Oaks Dr.,
Treasurer's Report, 6/1/2007
2007 SEA DEVIL REUNION
ACCOUNT BALANCE 11/29/2006: $2,017.17
REUNION PROCEEDS: $8,322.78
(Includes $40 donations & Ship’s Store sales)
HOSPITALITY ROOM SUPPLIES: $477.52
HOSPITALITY ROOM RENTAL: $195.30
BANQUET MEALS: $3,779.00
DONATION: $500.00 (St. Mary’s Submarine Museum)
AT REUNION: $411.95
ON 4/25/2007: $974.19
ACCOUNT BALANCE, 6/01/2007: $1,718.96