ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER
SUBJECT: Minutes, Executive Committee (EXCO) Meeting, 12 May 2011
The North Texas Chapter of AUSA EXCO convened at 1130 hrs, 12 May 2011 at The Keg restaurant in Las Colinas.
Present: JP Hogan, President
Wes Geary, State President
Bill Jimenez, Past President
Matthew Raskiewicz, Corporate VP
John Y. Baker, Webmaster
Morris Paulk, Treasurer
Woody Alexander, Secretary
Fletcher Aleong, Educational Activities
Mario Gutierrez, Veterans Coordinator
Howard Hazlett, Retiree Affairs
Not Present: Jim Blunk, JROTC Coordinator
Rich Kaniss, VP- Fund raising
Kermit Gable, 1st VP
TL Holden, Advisory Committee Chairman
Larry Thompson, VP/Programs
Visitors: George Nelson
The following topics were covered:
Collin County Essay Contest
Fletcher gave an update on the competition coming up on Saturday. He will be purchasing the US Savings Bond given as prizes.
Chapter Operating Plan
JP will send out a final for approval. Deadline is end of June, as the new operating year starts on 1 July.
Update of Golf Classic Planning
Rich hosted a table at Brookhaven’s Open House and met with the golf pro’s.
JP received a thank you note from GEN Joseph Dunford, the speaker and Asst Commandant of USMC.
Corporate Membership Drive
Matt will lead our representation at Plano COSTCO locations over the next two weekends. The goal is to add many smaller companies to our membership to help spread the word about our missions.
Monthly Financial Reports
Morris handed out the monthly reports: $9600 in operating accounts and $2400 in golf account
JP delivered commissioning addresses at TCU and UNT. He remarked on the growth in the Denton cadet strength over recent years.
Hosting Regional Meeting
Discussed planning committee results (see separate minutes) and funding information received from Alamo Chapter.
Family Readiness Unit Support
We discussed supporting both USAR and ARNG units for family Yellow Ribbon Days.
The next General Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, 9 June at 1830 hours at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson. We will celebrate the Army Birthday and Collin County Judge Keith Self will be our speaker.
The Committee adjourned at 1300 hours.