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    AUSA EXCO Minutes 



    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.

    Military Symposium

    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.

    Next Meeting

    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.


    Woody Alexander