JULY 1982 TO JULY 1983
MINUTES OF PRE-CONVENTION BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING JULY 28, 1982
Mr. Weibel presented a briefing on the pro forma National budget for the next year. He also presented his resume in application for continuing as Executive Director of TREA. A copy of the contract for this position was also briefly discussed. Parliamentarian Gutierrez recommended that a committee of two or three members be appointed to meet with all applicants for the position of Executive Director. That committee will then present their recommendations to the General Assembly on Saturday. Members appointed by the President to serve on this committee are: Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Newton and Mr. Davis (Chapter 4).
At the 1982 Convention, the National Board of Directors appointed Robert Weibel as the first paid TREA National employee, Executive Director.
MINUTES OF THE TREA NATIONAL CONVENTION JULY 29-31, 1982
Thursday, July 29, 1982:
The National Convention was held in Colorado Springs on July 29-31, 1982. Officers elected/appointed:
President - Del Duden
1st Vice - Lynnie Samms
2nd Vice - E.W. Sawley
3rd Vice - Julius Orsak
Treasurer - Richard Hall
Chaplain - Johnnie White
Sgt-At-Arms - Elmer Marshall
3-Yr. Trustee - Otho Lister
2-Yr. Trustee - Gene Henning
1-Yr. Trustee - Leo Acosta
Scholarship Committee Report: Chairman Blagg stated that 16 applications were received; however, only four scholarships were granted. Most were disqualified, because of non-compliance with the eligibility requirements as outlined in paragraph 4 of the letter dated March 4, 1982, which specifies the requirements for participation in the scholarship program. Mr. McNichols questioned the feasibility of stipulation that: Scholarship candidates must be current school year graduates. Current school year is defined as beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30th of each year. President Duden informed the delegation that if this requirement is not feasible, it can be brought up under New Business and changed.
Legislation: Mr. Samms opened the briefing by stating that the Legislative Committee has improved their efforts this year. For example, there has been an increase in legislative information which appears in our National Newsletter, and the Committee has attempted to increase our exposure in several national publications such as the Retired Military Almanac, the Army Times, and the TROA Magazine. Also, we now have a legislative representative in Washington, D.C. That person is Mr. Frank Cusimano.
Friday, July 30, 1982:
President Duden reminded the delegation that a motion made by Mr. McNichols and seconded by Mr. Denman yesterday was postponed until today. The motion stated: The current agreement with Association Growth Enterprises be continued, that current administrative functions and practices be continued with a full-time Executive Director, and that the resolution adopted by the 1982 National convention in respect to the operation of TREA and the administrative functions handled by Association Growth Enterprises for TREA, be continued. The question was called for by Mr. McNichols. The motion was carried.
Mr. McNichols then made a motion that: Article VII of the By-Laws as reads >the normal term of office for all officers shall be one year; however, an incumbent may be re-elected to fill his own vacancy or be elected to another office, subject to his approval.' The office of both the National and Chapter President shall be limited to two consecutive one-year terms be amended by deleting the sentence >the office of both the national and Chapter president shall be limited to two consecutive one-year terms' and inserting >the office of National President shall be limited to three consecutive one-year terms.' The question was called for. The motion was carried.
Mr. Denman made a motion that: Article VII of the By-Laws be amended to add the office of Executive Director; that the duties encompass those duties of the Recording Secretary and the Corresponding Secretary, and such other duties assigned by the President and/or the Board of Directors; and that this position be a paid position with a salary to be determined by the Board of Directors. Contest held to select name of TREA Newsletter. Title chosen was VOICE submitted by Mr. Travis O. Palmer of Rio Vista, Texas.
Mr. Gavaldon from Chapter 3 made a motion that: TREA National Headquarters move to Aurora, Colorado with offices to be furnished by Chapter 3, rent free, for one year. Mr. Gonzales of Chapter 20 seconded the motion. The motion was carried. President Duden appointed Mr. Weibel, Mr. Waddy and himself as a committee to ensure that all legal aspects are accomplished by the move.
Mr. Denman made a motion that: The 1983 TREA National Convention be held in Aurora, Colorado and hosted by Chapter 3. The motion was seconded by Mr. McNichols and carried. The Convention is to be held July 28-30, 1983.
Mr. Fletcher made a motion that the 1984 TREA National Convention be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. McNichols seconded the motion. The motion was carried. Mr. Repschlaeger stated that we ought to be flexible enough to have the 1984 National Convention either the last week in July or the first week in August, 1984. All agreed.
Mr. Samms also announced the Newsletter Contest Committee's recommendation for naming our National Newsletter. The title selected was VOICE written by Mr. Travis O. Palmer of Rio Vista, Texas. A vote was taken and the Committee recommendation was accepted.
Mr. Marshall inquired as to when the winner would be announced for the Outstanding Chapter President's Award. President Duden explained that due to a lack of communication and coordination in regard to this award, the Board of Directors recommends that the award be postponed until next year. After considerable discussion, Mr. Waddy made a motion that: All Chapters present at this Convention be allowed to present their recommendation for the award to the Awards Committee no later than 0830 hours on Saturday, July 31, 1982. The Awards Committee will then make their decision. The motion was seconded by Mr. Sawley and carried.
Saturday, July 31, 1982:
Mr. Gutierrez gave a committee report on the selection and recommendation for the position of Executive Director of TREA. He stated that the Committee recommends that Mr. Robert E. Weibel be selected to fill that position. Furthermore, he recommended that the salary for this position be initiated at a rate of $800 per month, allowing for an additional $100 a month for incidental expenses incurred each month. Also, that the salary be re-negotiated within six months.
Mr. Dell then made a motion: The office of National President shall be extended from two consecutive years to three consecutive years, effective immediately, rather than at the end of this Convention, in accordance with the current By-Laws. The motion was seconded by Mr. Howard and passed by the delegation.
Free accidental death insurance policy was provided to all TREA members.
Low cost health insurance program made available to all TREA members:
(1) Hospital indemnity plan. (2) CHAMPUS supplement. (3) Medicare supplement.
TREA travel service made available to all TREA members.
National Scholarships awarded: four at $500 totaling $2,000.
TREA legislative Representative appointed to coordinate TREA legislative activities with TROA, COMO and other military organizations.
TREA dental plan made available to all TREA members.
MINUTES OF PRE-CONVENTION BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING JULY 27, 1983
The meeting was held at the Ramada Renaissance Hotel in Aurora, Colorado.
Scholarship: Mr. Lister first introduced the members of his committee as Hank Jensen, George Smith, Art Blagg, and Jim Healey. He continued, stating that the committee had received 30 plus applications, and that they have prepared a work/score sheet to use for their review. The names of the award winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet on Saturday night. The committee hopes to be able to award 15 scholarships at $500 each. President Duden reminded Mr. Lister that once the committee had made their selections, they must be presented to the Board for approval. Mr. Lister assured the President that those procedures would be followed.
Legislation: In reference to keeping the membership informed of current legislation which directly effects the retired military community, Mr. Samms praised the VOICE for providing effective, concise articles on the subject. Mr. Samms also commented on the important position we have on the Council of Military Organizations (COMO) in Washington, D.C., and that the members of COMO actively pursue the issues that tend to erode the current and future benefits of all military personnel.