President's Blog December 2014

Season’s Greetings Shipmates!!! Tis the Season to be busy and therefore, I apologize for my delay in updating my blog. There has been a good deal of work going on behind the scenes and I will attempt to bring you all up to speed.   We discovered that along with about 3000 other organization, our tax exempt status was revoked by the government.   Thanks to the tireless efforts of Phyllis and Ed (mostly Phyllis) Deats we have reapplied and should be good to go moving forward.  In order to make sure our application was accurate and compliant with all of the federal laws, it necessitated that we make some “tweaks” to the bylaws.   The Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Spouse advocate and myself convened on a call to review the required changes to the bylaws and temporarily approved them pending formal discussion and ratification at the next annual meeting in Colorado Springs.  We will also be proposing a change to the bylaws that sets up an ...

Read the rest of entry »

President’s Blog – October 20, 2014

Greetings Shipmates! This is my first blog as your new President, for which - by the way, I am honored to serve.  I appreciate your support and the confidence in my ability to lead this amazing organization and will rely on our new Vice President, Rich Galecki, and other Board Members to continue the motto  of “Team Work – A Tradition” within our organization. First, I want to thank Ed Deats and Joe Murphy for their leadership as past President and Vice President.  I have big shoes to fill and will do my best not to let you down.  I would also like to extend my gratitude to Myrl Wallace (and his wife Sharron) for managing the ‘Ship’s Store’ for the past 8 years.  The store has brought in a steady stream of revenue for the organization over the years. As you know, this revenue allow us the opportunity to present the annual USS Nimitz Association Scholarship to deserving family members of fellow shipmates. · Regarding the Scholarship Fu ...

Read the rest of entry »

  1. Re: President’s Blog – October 20, 2014

    Any plankowners out there ? I know I am not the only one. Send me an email jhooks68@yahoo.com ...

    --b692421