2013 11 16 | Evergreen Chapter
Chairman John Lynch called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. in the 627 SFS Heritage Room, McChord Field, JBLM, WA. Six members and one guest were present.
Treasurer’s Report: Tom Booth gave the report: previous balance of $672.91; no deposits; expenditures: $200.00 donation; ending balance: $472.91.
Business Discussed: Guest, SSgt Aaron Ransom, of 627 SFS 5-6 Club, briefed members on the proposed layout/displays for their unit Heritage Room. SSgt Ransom also thanked Evergreen Chapter members for cash and labor contributions to the room. A portion of the room has been reserved for AFSFA and Evergreen Chapter displays. The 5/6 Club members cannot attend our December 14th dinner meeting because they are having their annual holiday fundraising banquet the same night. Ron Blatman and Jim Fullwood attended their weekly meeting on Monday, October 21, and offered additional assistance. John Lynch plans to attend a meeting with 627 SFS/CC, Monday, November 18 to propose an AFSFA Evergreen Chapter display for the Heritage Room and to make the room our permanent meeting location. “Folded Wings”- Ron Blatman briefed on the passing of chapter member
Tom Fannings. Per his request, his wife did not have a formal memorial. We all expressed our sadness for his passing and gratitude for his friendship. Jim Fullwood read the Emerald Queen Casino (EQC) Hotel holiday menu for our December 14th dinner meeting. Please RSVP NLT Monday, December 2, 2013. We have made a contract deposit for a minimum of 30 people. Jim Fullwood volunteered to write a 2014 Annual Meeting welcome article for Tiger Flight magazine. John Lynch reiterated the date/location of the 2014 AFSFA Annual Conference, DoubleTree Hotel at 16500 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, WA, September 18-20, 2014. The Boeing Museum of Flight was selected as the general membership tour. The tour arrangement is about four hours with refreshments. Hospitality room director has been selected. John Lynch requested we decide on easily identifiable shirts for Chapter members to wear to assist attendees at the 2014 Conference. Discussion followed on spouse/guests tour selections and other chapter tasks for the 2014 conference, including: color guards; memorial golf tournament; social/banquet entertainment; vendors; transportation; publicity; special guests/local leaders; welcome & guest speakers; and registration welcome package ideas. Other items discussed: Suggested changes in the security forces shield. Brig Gen Jamerson AF DCS/SF reported 90% of feedback favored keeping the security forces shield design unchanged. Pros and cons of suggested name changes for Tiger Flight magazine. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:00 p.m. The next meeting (dinner meeting) will be Saturday, December 14, 2013, 6:30 -9:30 p.m. Conference Room B, Emerald Queen Casino Hotel, 5700 Pacific Hwy East, Fife, WA.