Friday, March 03, 2017

February 2017 by Charles M. Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Shipmates.  Here is your monthly report for February.

ALTAIR REUNION:  The next Altair reunion information has been snail mailed to 128 of our non-computer shipmates with 12 returns due to bad addresses.  Hopefully, I tracked down new addresses and re-mailed with several returns I cannot track down.  We have emailed the info update for the Myrtle Beach, SC reunion October 11-15, 2017.  If any shipmate needs a repeat, please let me know and I can either email or snail mail.

SHIPMATE:  Please welcome aboard RM3 Donald R. Birk, 1959-1960.  Shipmate Birk resides in Columbia, PA.  We served together for 2 years and ran enjoyed the radio room.  No email.

Also please welcome aboard BM3 Wendell E. Devane, 1960-1961.  Shipmate Devane resides in Grandy, NC and has no email.

SHIPMATES PASSING:  Thanks to this info from Shipmate Bruce Davis.

    Anspach, Robert R.  SN, 1960-1961; passed in August of 1995
    Brock, Arthur S.  SK3, 1960-1961; passed 1985
    Badders, Jerry L. SA 1961; passed 2003

FINANCIAL: The beginning cash-on-hand was $827.00 with expenses of $326.20 leaving a balance $500.80.  The  beginning and ending savings balance is $8,545.32 with a total balance of $9,046.12. 

Website: Our current Altair web provider is retiring and closing his InterBax business.  We owed him for the last year plus keeping our Altair web site name which totaled $164.00.  It was $20 to keep this Altair email name with 'fastmail'.  Our new ISP (web site provider) is "GreenGeeks" and we got a bargain 3 year cost of $142.20.  Plus InterBax handled the website transfer which was great and saved lots of headaches.

If you need any additional information or have comments, please us cmbaltairaks32 [at]

Best Regards To All.............Charles (photographs)

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