Saturday, December 01, 2012

November 2012 by Charles Brecheisen

REUNION:  Another Altair reunion has come and gone.  Reports and comments from the Tampa reunion were glowing.  And, much work is in process for the upcoming 2013 reunion in New Orleans.  Photographs from the Tampa reunion can be viewed at the Altair photo site thanks to Dick Braun and the photographers.

FINANCIAL:  Partial auction income from the Tampa reunion was $277.00 and added to the savings account.  An expense of $1,000.00 was taken from the savings account for setup and reservations for the 2013 New Orleans reunion.  With no income nor expenses the beginning and ending cash-on-hand balance was $1,646.14.  The beginning saving account balance was $5,871.37 and ending balance is $5,148.37.  Total available monies $6,794.51.

MISC:  I hope every shipmate had a great Thanksgiving with their family.  It's hard for me to believe that 2012 is almost over and Christmas is almost here.  And, I will be another year younger..........hah!

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Best Regards To All............Charles

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

October 2012 by Charles Brecheisen

HURRICANE SANDY:  Hurricane Sandy was a big bad storm!  And it seems most preparations were limited.  I hope by this time, that power has 
been restored, gasoline, water and food is readily available, etc.  
East Texas gets lots of ice storms and we lose power for days on end, but not like the results of Hurricane Sandy.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the storm victims.

FINANCIAL:  Beginning and ending cash-on-hand is $1646.14; and, savings beginning and ending is $5871.37.  Total cash available is $7517.51.  No income and no expenses in October.

Sorry for the delay in the monthly report; illness in the family keeps me occupied almost 24 hours a day.

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Best Regards To All.........Charles

Shipmate Passing

Greetings Altair Shipmates.

Unfortunately I must report the passing of Shipmate David L. Poland.  Shipmate Poland was a MM1 and aboard the Altair 1956-1960.

The Poland family can be reached at:

      David L. Poland Family
      5837 Hartwick Drive
      Norfolk,  VA  23518-5718

Our sincerest condolences to the Poland family.

Charles Brecheisen

Sunday, October 07, 2012

September 2012 by Charles Brecheisen

REUNION:  Hope all that are attending have all the arrangements made.  Sounds like a fun reunion........wish I could be there.  HAVE FUN!!!!!!!

FINANCIAL:  The beginning and ending cash-on-hand balance is $1646.14 with no income nor expenses.  The beginning savings balance was $5869.15 with $2.22 interest leaving a balance of $5871.37.  Total cash balance of $7517.51.

SOCIAL WEBSITES:  I get offers from shipmates to join various social websites.  I do not belong to any social website nor will I join any social website.  It's just my standard operating practice..........there is too much info flow from some of these sites.

All for now.  Please do not reply to this email nor use the web site email address as ALL responses will be automatically deleted.  Any comments, questions or suggestions should be sent to cmbaltairaks32 [at]

Best Regards To All...........charles

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

August 2012 by Charles Brecheisen

FINANCIAL:  The beginning cash on hand was $1636.14 with dues income of $10.00 leaving a balance of $1646.14.  No expenses.  The beginning and ending savings balance is $5869.15 giving a grand cash balance of $7515.29.

NEW SHIPMATE:  Please welcome aboard Shipmate Gary Brown, SKSN, 1968-1969.  Shipmate Brown resides Morganton, NC.  WELCOME ABOARD!

That's all for now.

Best Regards To All........Charles