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Fleet Reservation Association

Branch 104

11 MAY 2020

Meeting for May was conducted via online meeting application, ZOOM.COM, and was hosted by S/M Branch President Len Barrett. Following Shipmates checked in and participated in the meeting: Mike Batnick, Rex Faubion, Don Felthouse, Jerry Fugich, Mary Jean Hrbacek, Doug Johnson, John Johnson, Ernie LaChapelle, Tim Moss, Russ Peters, Alvie Robbins, Tom Shriver, Mark Thompson, Jim Wallace, and Richard Wilson.

1910 Opening Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.

Minutes approved as previously submitted.

Committee Reports:

Legislative: S/M Fugich advised that he has a meeting on 19th to discuss Global War on Terrorism Memorial which is in the pre-planning stage for the Capitol area in Olympia.

Youth Activities: S/M Johnson reported due to current restrictions most JROTC award ceremonies are on hold. One medal has been sent to Bethel HS for presentation.

Membership: 95 members in good standing. The need now is for a continued effort to recruit new members. S/M Wallace reported he has one new member transferring into our branch.

Americanism/Patriotism: S/M Barrett reported checks and certificates have been mailed out to Branch and Region winners. No word from National.

Public Relations: S/M Wilson updated on Newsletter. Website up to date. Facebook page is active.

Finance and Audit: 990 submitted. One CD scheduled to rollover soon.

Health and Welfare: S/M Eller, S/M Johnson.

Service Officer: NTR


Communications: (1) FRA Membership Newsletter.

Treasurers Report: Approved as submitted in Newsletter. One bill pending for PCT dues to Region in amount $32.90.

Unfinished Business:

(1) 27-29 AUG 2020 is the NW Region Convention at LaQuinta Inn Tacoma.

(2) 27 SEP – 04 OCT 2020 is National Convention at Airport Sheraton, Portland, OR.

Both the Region and National Conventions are still on the schedule and planning is ongoing.

(3) Contact list. Previously discussed. Still need inputs from individual Branch members.

New Business: (1) Election of Branch Officers: Current slate of officers will remain for the coming year with changes to Board of Directors.

President – Len Barrett

Secretary – Rex Faubion

Treasurer – Russ Peters

Board of Directors: Mike Batnick, Jim Jones, Tom Shriver, Jim Wallace, and Rich Wilson.

Installation of officers will be held at a future date.

Good of the Order: 

(1) Committee Reports. Five committee reports that are filed each year. Americanism Patriotism, Public Relations, Hospital Welfare, Youth Activities, and Veterans Service. Our reporting period is from 01 July to 30 June. Each Branch member should have an input if they desire. If you make donations or volunteer, please report back to the committee chairman. Report forms will be emailed to all members.

(2) Essay contest. Question on participation at National Level. Discussion on value of topic of this years essay contest. Concerns have been discussed with National Chairman.

(3) Memorial Day program at Pioneer Park Pavilion cancelled.

2020 Meeting adjourned.

Next regularly scheduled meeting will be on 08 June 2020.

Rex Faubion

Mt, Rainier Branch 104