Greetings Altair Crew. Here is your monthly report for October 2011.
SHIPMATE PASSING: We lost Shipmate Mike Bruskotter a few weeks ago. Mike was a SK3 aboard the Altair 1963-1966. Mike's son has sent me quite a few Altair photographs which are being forwarded to Shipmate Dick Braun for uploading to the Altair photograph web site. Our condolences to the Bruskotter family.
FINANCIAL: The beginning "on hand" cash balance was $1370.76 with no income or expenses leaving a balance of $1370.66. The beginning savings balance was $5176.73 with interest income of $3.66, dues income of $20.00 and reunion auction income of $660.00 totaling $5860.39. No expenses.
ALTAIR REUNION: According to the reports, the reunion was a success.
The White House tour was fantastic..........Annapolis was great. Etc. etc. etc.
However, some of the other Shipmate comments were:
We need an earlier and better hospitality room for early arrivals.
Where were all the goodies? Early shipmates only got peanuts.
All the goodies disappeared and none were available for the shipmates that stayed over for a day or two.
Accounting figures? Since not many goodies any $'s return?
(John will be supplying me with all the receipts, returns, etc. which I will publish)
ALTAIR REUNION MIAMI 2012: I will be sending out information shortly about the Victory Ship "American Victory" which is located in Miami.
All for now. Please contact me at cmbaltairaks32 [at] fastmail with any comments or questions.
Best Regards To All..........Charles