Thursday, September 07, 2006

AUGUST 2006 REPORT by Charles Brecheisen

SHIPMATES: Thanks to Fred Keefer LTJG 1960 - 1962, two shipmates were added to the roster. Norman Rubinfeld, LTJG 1961-61, and Sanford J. Snuffer, LTJG 1961 - 1963. This brings the total shipmates aboard to 408. Shipmate Rubinfeld lives in Mission Viejo, CA and Shipmate Snuffer resides in Reno, NV.

FINANCIAL: The beginning August balance was $1316.64 with dues paid of $40 and zero expenses leaving a balance of $1356.64. A total of 75 shipmates have paid dues in 2006!!!! Thanks to all!

PHOTOGRAPHS: Tim Truesdell sent me a CD ROM containing 110 Altair photos all the way from New Zealand. Thank you Tim! Since there is no way to put them up on the Altair web site as it would clog it down, I have decided to put ALL the Altair photos on a photo web site named "Smugmug." The Altair site on the Smugmug site will be broken down into separate galleries for easier viewing. Plus, the Smugmug site will be password protected and only the Altair shipmates will have the password. Many thanks to Dick Braun for converting all the Truesdell photos from TIFF files to JPEGS. As soon as I figure out the Smugmug site and the procedures and get some the pics uploaded I will send all the shipmates the password to access the site.

All for now. Please contact me with any questions or comments at

Best Regards to All.........Charles

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