Friday, August 02, 2013

June/July 2013 reports by Charles Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Shipmates.  Here is your monthly report for June & July 2013.

APOLOGIES:  My apologizes for missing your June report, but my little brother was seriously ill late in June and passed away July 2.  I spend most of my time in Kansas City, KS tending to his business.

New Shipmate: Please welcome aboard new Shipmate Gary L. Jenkins.  Shipmate Jenkins  
served aboard the Altair as a SKSN, 1966-1968 and resides in Mesquite, NV.  and can be reached at oldfartfromida1 [at]  WELCOME ABOARD!

 FINANCIAL - JUNE:  The beginning cash-on-hand balance was $812.91 with dues income of $10.00 and no expenses leaving a balance of $822.91.   The beginning and ending savings balance is $6794.18; total cash balance is $7617.09.

FINANCIAL - JULY:  The beginning cash-on-hand balance was $822.91 with income of $30.00 in dues and $126.60 in expenses leaving a balance of $726.31.  The expense was paying for our web site space for another year.  The beginning and ending saving account balance is $6794.18.  The total Altair cash is $7520.49.

REUNION:  Shipmates signing up for the Altair reunion in New Orleans has been a bit disappointing!!  Come on guys...........get with it!!!   Reunion Chairman Hoke has done an outstanding job getting the Altair reunion set up at Harrahs Hotel and Casino.  IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO GET SIGNED UP!

Memo from Dick Stader

Greetings Altair Crew.  Here is a memo from Shipmate Dick Stader:

"Shipmates:  I want to address an important issue regarding our upcoming reunion in New Orleans; and, that is the poor showing for the reunion.  Cliff Hoke has spent a great deal of time and effort on the reunion and as of right now we only have maybe 32 sign ups and that's  
not a very good showing.  We have an obligation to the casino to spend $4000 on food including our banquet and at this point I am not sure we are going to meet that figure.  I know that Cliff has made two trips to New Orleans to get the reunion set up and for all his work, I just think its a poor showing, and brings to mind the question 'Are we going to have any more reunions' if we cannot get the interest going to come to them.  I know when we are there the board is going to discuss this issue at length.  Think about it shipmates, it's still  
not too late to sign up for New Orleans.

Respectfully Yours,  Dick Stader"

Come on Shipmates........get signed up!!!!

Message regarding the upcoming reunion from Master Chief Richard W. Stader

Greetings Altair Shipmates.  Here is a message from Master Chief Richard W. Stader:

    "To All Altair Shipmates:

    I send out this note to all hands regarding the upcoming reunion in New Orleans because it is time (in my opinion) to "step up to the plate" and decide if you are coming or not; and, to then get the necessary paper work to Cliff Hoke so he can then make the final arrangements with the hotel and with the WWII museum so that this reunion happens like it has been planned.

    We have a very good reunion planned and I am sure we are all going to enjoy it to the max.  But, we need to know WHO IS COMING!

    Cliff has done an outstanding job putting this reunion together and has taken two trips to New Orleans to insure that it goes on without any hitches.  So, let's get on the ball and let him know if you are going to attend.

    Thank you!  And, I look forward to seeing you in New Orleans in September.

                                Master Chief Richard W. Stader"

Reunion chairman Clifton Hoke can be reached at:

    257 Pecan Creek Drive
    Madison,  MS  39110-8717
    C: 601-946-2144  H: 601-853-4741  FAX: 601-853-4702

Come on guys.......get with it and get signed up for New Orleans!!

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