U.S.S. SEA DEVIL Association Meeting Minutes, Tampa, Florida.
19 April 2015
Business Meeting Summary in lieu of formal recording of the minutes as follows:
0930 Meeting called to order by Association Commander Jim Seacord
1. Congratulations and Thanks to Steve Oscher and “Team Sea Devil”
Dawn, Jenny & Tara
for the outstanding job done in organizing and hosting SDR VII
2. The reading and review of the previous Reunion Minutes were waived (unanimously)
3. Open Discussion for and election of Officers
Commander Jim Seacord nominated Ed Lynd for Commander ~
Initially declined however, after comments made by Mike (Mickey) Martin
Ed Lynd resigned as Vice-Cdr. and accepted the nomination.
A motion was made and seconded - a vote taken and the motion was passed
Jim Schenck was nominated and voted in as Vice-Commander and will
continue as Chaplain for The Association
Homer (Frank) Waters was nominated and voted in as Secretary
The office of Treasurer and positions of Storekeeper and Historian
will remain with Past Commander Mike Martin
Ed Lynd will continue as Information Officer and website administrator
a. George Boyle stepped down from the post as our Sea Devil Shipmates’ Master List Keeper after many years of compiling data and making contact with fellow
Sea Devil Shipmates. George provided a disk containing all of the contact information and this duty was assumed by Ed Lynd.
It was noted that some email addresses on file may not be correct and all were asked to send an update to Ed Lynd via the link on the website main page.
4. Treasurer’s Report
At the time of the meeting, the balance on hand was $4,077.72.
Mike Martin noted that Skip Harrington and Ed Lynd are reimbursed for expenditures to maintain the website domain name and website host at
an annual cost of ~ $20.00.
** Steve Oscher stated: the current event should break even,
and there was a generous contribution made by an anonymous donor.
5. Discussion on Location and Timing for SDR VIII / 2017
A number of suggestions were made:
Coordinate and merge with the Nat’l USSVI in Orlando
Nuclear Power training Facility
1) Charleston, SC - Joe Hawkins
Use reunion.com to set everything up
2) Manitowoc, WI during “Submarine Week” in July - Mike Martin
3) Dubuque, Iowa - Dave & Bev Sutter
An all inclusive vacation resort (i.e. Sandals)
4) Annapolis, MD - Ed Lynd
A suggestion was made to pick 3, conduct due diligence fact finding then have the Association Officers made the final decision as to where & when it would be best suited.
A motion was made and passed to investigate 4 final locations
[NOTED in the list above with those who will gather info. and submit it to the Officers] A starting timeframe of April / May 2015 and a final determination being made no later than 1 Sept 2015. ( Checking for Embassy Suites / rates )
6. A motion was made and passed to adjourn the meeting.
* Meeting notes were scribed by: ..........
29 April 2015
I believe, and hope, that all who attended had a great time. Some came early and visited with friends and old neighbors from all over,
while others stayed late to enjoy the Florida sunshine.
Pat and I stayed late and just missed the tornado going through Georgia on our way home.
A tractor trailer ahead of us wasn't so lucky - a tree fell on the cab and smashed the windshield.
This reunion was a time in my life I will never forget. The talent of all my shipmates astounds me.
We were young and restless in our younger years and have become talented beyond all measurer.
It has been a pleasure to know and work with many of you and to have served as your commander (for as little as I had to do over the past 2 years).
Once again, thanks to the talent and knowhow of Steve Oscher and the Team Sea Devil Ladies, we had a wonderful reunion.
Thanks to all who showed personally their appreciation for all their hard work. They truly went above and beyond.
I hope to see you all in 2017.
Pat and Jim Seacord