149th Armor Regiment 
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Meeting Minutes/Newsletter

Minutes of Meeting, 16 September 2017

  1.  Members present: Richard Mayeda, Steve Thompson, Mike McIntosh, Bill Gledhill, David Bentley, Chuck Newport, Catherine Hall and Clifford Pitchford.
  2. Meeting called to order at 1300 hrs; Pledge conducted; Roll call.
  3. Minutes of 17 July 2017 read and approved.
  4. Membership Report: Life:72 -  Annual: 22 – Honorary: 7. Four new members: MSG James McNulty, CPT Lloyd Eads, MAJ Natividad Osuna Jr., MSG John Garrett.  Welcome to the Regiment.
  5. Treasurer’s Report: Balances: Sav: $25.89, Special Sav: $9017.07,               Checking: $3633.49. Moved and passed to recognized the donation of $184.00 by Newport to cover the cost of the heritage display at 40th Div. HQ. over what was budgeted.
  6. Scholarships. Setting an exception to policy the HCR allowed that deadline for the past school year will be modified for three candidates.  Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be held to the March 2018 deadline.
  7. Tank at GOM.  Our approach to the cleaning and maintenance of the M5 tank at Garden of Memories will focus on monitoring the actions of the City of Salinas per the city’s agreement with the GOM and required by the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command. Responsibility for reporting is filed by the Maintenance Superintendent, City of Salinas. Steve Thompson will look into issue and report back.
  8. CSM Clark’s Retirement Dinner. ISG Mayada, COL Newport and COL Nichols will be attending.
  9. Regimental Heritage display at 40th Division.  A photo of the installation was shown to the members present.
  10. Question raised: What and when will be the 340th BSB’s plans for the family day event in the coming holiday season?
  11. Next Meeting: 18 November 2017; 1300hrs; this location.
  12. Meeting adjourned 1400 hous.
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