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USS BEGOR (APD-127)


   

ASSOCIATION

Membership:

Any ex- crewmember of the USS Begor is eligible for Regular membership.  Mail your name and address to Treasurer John Camp, at the address below. DO NOT INCLUDE A DUES PAYMENT.

Minutes of 10-9-2010 Crew Mtg:
Treasurer Camp moved to suspend dues beginning 2012 with $5.00 from dues paid in advance being allocated to the clock drawing. 2nd by Sloan. PASSED unanimously

We also have an Associate Membership which consists of wives and widows of ex- crewmembers.  There are no dues for this type of membership, including those Associate members desiring to receive the Newsletters. Mail your name and address to Treasurer John Camp, at the address below.

A third type of membership is Honorary Membership and consists of, but is not limited to family members of the ship's sponsor, embarked personnel such as underwater demolition team members, sons and daughters of ex-crewmembers, etc.  These memberships must be approved by the Executive Committee.  Honorary members pay no annual dues, including those desiring to receive the Newsletters. Mail your name and address to Treasurer John Camp, at the address below.

Our current Officers, who were elected at our 2009 Reunion, are:

President Bob Lawrence
PO Box 2311
Placerville, CA   95667
Vice-President Ted Driggers
P.O. Box 329
Olga, WA   98729-0329
Secretary Bob Sloan
264 Sea Woods Dr. N.
St. Augustine, FL   32080-6451
Treasurer John Camp
2305 SE 27th St.
Cape Coral, FL   33904

L-R: Bob Lawrence, Ted Driggers, Bob Sloan, John Camp


Our Reunion Chairman is:

2015, No Reunion  
 
2016, Seattle, WA Rich Pardy

Rich Pardy




USS BEGOR APD - 127 ASSOCIATION BYLAWS


The USS BEGOR APD-127 Association is a non-profit organization, consisting of ex-crew-members, associate members, and honorary members. The purpose of the association is to provide and perpetuate the memory and historic significance of the ship's life and to provide for the regular assembly of former crew members and their families and friends.

Only regular members shall have voting rights.
Only regular members shall be elected to serve as association officers.
Any officer vacancy occurring between duly called meetings shall be filled by an ex-crew-member, appointed by the president, to serve until the next meeting.

ARTICLE 1 :  Association name is U.S.S. BEGOR APD - 127 ASSOCIATION.

ARTICLE 2 :  Membership - There shall be three types of membership.

  1. Regular membership shall consist of any ex-crew-member.
  2. Associate membership shall consist of the wives of ex-crew-members.
  3. Honorary membership shall consist of persons selected and approved by the Executive Committee. This type membership consists of, but is not limited to, family members of the ship's sponsor, embarked personnel, such as underwater demolition team members, etc.
ARTICLE 3 :  ASSOCIATION OFFICERS shall consist of:

    A - PRESIDENT
    B - VICE PRESIDENT
    C - SECRETARY
    D - TREASURER

PRESIDENT
  1. The President shall be elected by a majority vote of regular members present at a duly called meeting. Duly called meetings are described as a meeting conducted each year at the ship reunions. In an emergency the president may call a special meeting after having posted a notice in a newsletter. The president shall serve for a period of two years or until a successor has been elected. He may be elected for an additional two-year term.
  2. He shall be responsible for administration of the association.
  3. He shall conduct the crew meetings and appoint members to the Reunion Committee.
  4. He shall be chairman of the Executive Committee.
  5. He shall vote as a tie-breaker only.
VICE PRESIDENT
  1. The Vice President shall be elected by a majority vote of regular members present at a duly called meeting, and shall serve for a period of two years, or until a successor has been elected. He may be elected for an additional two-year term.
  2. In the absence of the President he shall perform all the duties of the President.
  3. He will be a member of the Executive Committee and he may vote in all matters of the association, except when acting as President, then shall vote as a tie-breaker only.
SECRETARY
  1. The Secretary shall be elected by a majority vote of regular members present at a duly called meeting, and shall serve for a period of two years, or until a successor has been elected. He may be elected for an additional two-year term.
  2. He shall be responsible for recording and maintaining all association records.
  3. He shall maintain all association archives and record results of association meetings.
  4. He may maintain a petty cash fund for recurring expenses as relates to the newsletter and sale of Begor shirts, hats, etc. This fund shall not exceed $500.00. Excess accumulation of funds shall be remitted to the Treasurer.
TREASURER
  1. The Treasurer shall be elected by a majority vote of regular members present at a duly called meeting and shall serve for a period of two years or until a successor has been elected. He may be elected for an additional two-year term.
  2. He shall maintain all association funds, financial records and bank accounts, except as provided for in Paragraph D under Secretary duties.
  3. He shall present an annual financial report for auditing to the Executive Committee immediately preceding each meeting.
REUNION COMMITTEE
  1. Reunion locations shall be selected two years in advance, at a duly called meeting, by a majority vote of regular members present.
  2. The President shall appoint a Reunion Committee annually, at each reunion, for the second year reunion. At least one member should be from the geographical area of the reunion. When more than one person is appointed, the Chairman will be selected by the President.
  3. The President and the Reunion Committee Chairman shall approve all reunion expenses. The Chairman shall have authority to negotiate, and enter into agreements, with hotels/motels, vendors and transportation providers in the name of the association.
  4. Members of the Reunion Committee shall also be members of the Executive Committee.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
  1. The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, Vice President and the Reunion Committee of the current reunion site. The President shall be Chairman of the Executive Committee.
  2. The committee shall perform an audit of association financial records immediately prior to each duly called meeting and present its findings at the meeting.
  3. The committee may meet in person or by conference call.
NEWSLETTER EDITOR
  1. The Newsletter Editor shall be appointed by the President. He shall serve until relieved by the president or until he resigns.
  2. He shall be responsible for writing, assembling and mailing all newsletters. This should be done at least quarterly.
HISTORIAN
  1. The historian shall be appointed by the President. He shall serve until relieved by the President or until he resigns.
WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT LEADER
  1. The website development leader shall be appointed by the President. He shall serve until relieved by the President or until he resigns.
  2. His duties shall consist of overall responsibility for development of our website and shall be responsible for overseeing all postings to the website.
WEBMASTER
  1. The webmaster shall be appointed by the President. He shall serve until relieved by the President or until he resigns.
  2. The webmaster shall be responsible for all website postings as directed by the website development leader
BYLAW AMENDMENTS
Amendments to these bylaws may be made at any duly called meeting by majority vote of regular members present. All proposed amendments must be published in the call for the meeting.

MEMBERSHIP DUES
Annual dues shall be determined each year by majority vote of regular members present at a duly called meeting and shall be effective January 1st. the following year. Membership shall be on a calendar year basis.

ASSOCIATION DISBANDMENT
  1. The association may be dissolved at any duly called meeting by majority vote of regular members present. Notice of planned association disbandment vote must be posted in the call for the meeting.
  2. Any remaining association assets shall be donated to the Navy Relief Society.
ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER
Roberts Rules of Order shall prevail in all situations not covered herein.

Revisions to the Bylaws were approved at a crew meeting in Pensacola on 10-15-08.

Page Last Updated: 05/05/15


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