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Randy Baehr, Tony Lackey & James Newkirk
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CHAIRMAN ELECT: ETHAN BARNETT
VICE CHAIRMAN ELECT: ROGER HOUSE
SECRETARY ELECT: JOHN CLARK
We are very sad to report that Dwight Nesbitt passed away.
We lost Dwight Nesbitt Feb 5, 2014. He will be missed by the ANV, The Valley Div and the NCWAA. We have all lost a good friend.
We are very sad to report that Larry Fischer passed away.
Larry A. Fischer, 65 of Knoxville, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at his home.
A celebration of his life will be held on May 17, 2014, at his home, 118 E. Main St., Knoxville.
Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. To send an online condolence visit,
Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the National Civil War Artillery Association
March 16, 2014
Held at West Virginia University Jacksons Mill
Meeting called to order at 9:00 A.M. Pledge of Allegiance led By Chairman Barnett
Minutes of the last meeting were read and published. Motion by Jim Hogan and supported by D. Osborn place on file passed.
Treasurers report read. Motion by Phil Madsen and supported by and Jim Newkirk to put on file. Passed
Report of the passing of Dwight Nesbit and Jack Travis.
Elections a discussion was held and it was decided that electronic notification of the opening of nominations, with paper ballots to be sent with return envelopes. Mail ballots will be used.
Jim Newkirk discussed an interpretation of what is in the manual as lanyard taut and hand up
A motion was made by Ed Cronn and supported by Dave Nowland for the leadership to meet with United States Artillery Reserve. Jim Hogan called the question. Passed.
Dean Hartman addressed the assembled body inviting us back in 2015, with the 3rd weekend in April being the targeted week end.
Sam Vaughn moved , supported by J. Nesbit that we return on the 3rd week end of April 2015. Passed.
Dave Nowland moved for adjournment at 9:25 A.M.
Report of income and expenses for the National Civil War Artillery Association
For year 2014
BEGINNING BALANCE $10,819.53
BANK FEES 27.50
WEB PAGE 155.40
STATE OF MICHIGAN 20.00
JACKSONS MILL 1664.40
Income from schools and dues: $2330.00
Balance on hand $11,227.48
MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NATIONAL CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY
HELD AT JACKSONS MILL, W.V. ON APRIL 21, 2013
Meeting called to order by Chairman Ethan Barnett at 9:00 A.M.
Pledge of Allegiance said
Minutes of last meeting was read. Motion by J. Newkirk support by D. Nowland
Treasures report was read motion by Richard Helweg support by Randy Bishop
Committee Reports- Data base is progressing, we have run into some problems with format but work continues.
501.3 ( c )-the process is currently halted as the books need to be in a format acceptable to the feds. Discussion followed.
Adjunct Committee on Education is going to create a format for inspectors
Staff-Jack Travis has resigned. Dwight Nesbit will assume that region. Keith Karcher has resigned . Larry Fischer has resigned , Sam Vaughn will replace him.
Mr. Dean Hartman from Jacksons Mill invited us back.
Chairman Barnett discussed the establishment of rotating meetings, including a meeting in the not so distant future in the Kansas City area to facilitate our western expansion.
Motion by J. Newkirk, supported by Randy Bishop to comeback to Jacksons Mills in 2014. Discussion passed.
New business-The meeting. Motion by Tony Farnelli, support by Henry Howe to hold the meeting on Saturday evening. After much discussion motion withdrawn.
How could we get new recruits, new batteries etc. Discussion Motion by Troy Bongard, support by J. Newkirk to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 9:30 A.M.
National Civil War Artillery Association
Financial Report for 2012-2013
April 21, 2012 Cash on Account $8,507.13
Income from Schools $3,880.00
Total $ 12,387.13
Expenses: 2012 Election $ 234.50
Printing (Cards) $ 227.68
George McDonald Awards $ 134.00
UWV, Jacksons Mill $1,602.20
Website $ 155.40
Bank Fees $ 15.00
Postage $ 100.00
Total Expenses: $ 2468.78
Total Cash on Account $ 9918.35
Notice: The 2012 NCWAA Election process is now over!!!
ELECTION RESULTS FROM 2012 NATIONAL MEETING
CHAIRMAN ELECT: ETHAN BARNETT
VICE CHAIRMAN ELECT: ROGER HOUSE
SECRETARY ELECT: JOHN CLARK
The Date For The National Meeting For 2012 WAS April 22
The Date For The National School WAS April 21
Jackson's Mill, W.Va.
Please help get new information out to all members.
IF YOU DID NOT MAKE THE NATIONAL MEETING
OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS
WE WILL BE POSTING MORE INFO FROM THE MEETING.
Financial Report for the National Civil War Artillery Association for year 2011-2012
Beginning Balance on April 17,2011 .1,885.00
Balance in the checking account March 31,2012 6,473.40
Income from memberships and schools of 9,915.66
Expenses of 3,796.15
Expenses included: Bounced check from Region X school $800
Jackson Mills ... 2,139.12
Office supplies .... 86.55
Schools .. 300.00
Postage .. ..33.10
Cards . .58.69
Website (2011 & 2012) .305.40
State Fees .20.00
Bank Fees ..53.29
Total on Hand 6,119.00
Cash and checks on hand to be deposited from recent schools ..1,119.00
MINUTES OF THE NATIONAL CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEETING JACKSONS MILL, WEST VIRGINIA
APRIL 22, 2012
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT 9:05 A.M.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
INTRODUCTION OF STAFF INCLUDING ALL REGIONAL INSPECTORS PRESENT
MINUTES OF THE 2011 MEETING WERE READ. MOTION BY RUSTY BISHOP, SUPPORTED BY NATHAN BISHOP TO ACCEPT AS CORRECTED-MOTION PASSED.
A COMPLETE FINANCIAL REPORT WAS PRESENTED BY TREASURER JOHN CLARK. A MOTION BY RICHARD HELWEG, SUPPORTED BY RUSTY BISHOP TO ACCEPT THE REPORT AND HAVE IS PUBLISHED ON THE WEBSITE, AFTER DISCUSSION IT WAS PASSED.
ELECTION RESULTS WERE READ BY CHAIRMAN EMERITUS O.J. NEWKIRK:
ETHAN BARNETT CHAIRMAN, ROGER HOUSE VICE-CHAIRMAN, JOHN CLARK SECRETARY.
A BIG THANK YOU TO TOMMY AND ELAINE WALLACE FOR STEPPING UP IN A TIME OF EMERGENCY AND TURMOIL TO ENSURE THE ELECTION WAS HELD.
A MOTION BY ROGER HOUSE, SUPPORTED BY RUSTY BISHOP TO SEND A THANK YOU LETTER TO TOMMY AND ELAINE. PASSED
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RUSTY BISHOP SUPPORTED BY HENRY HOWE TO ACCEPT THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION AND TO FURTHER APPROVE THE MODIFICATION OF HOW THE ELECTION WAS CONDUCTED DUE TO IT VARYING FROM THE FORMAT SET OUT IN THE PREVIOUS MEETING. PASSED
A MOTION WAS REQUESTED BY THE CHAIR FOR THE BODY TO APPROVE THE CHAIRS APPOINTMENT OF JOHN CLARK AS INTERIM SECRETARY FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION BY SUSANNAH HICKS PRIOR TO THE ELECTION. MOTION BY HENRY HOWE, SUPPORTED BY RUSTY BISHOP TO AUTHORIZE THIS INTERIM APPOINTMENT. PASSED
501 3C CONTINUES TO PROGRESS
CHAIRMAN BARNETT LAID OUT SOME GOALS FOR THE NEXT YEAR;
REQUESTED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP IN SEVERAL AREAS INCLUDING UPDATING THE BY-LAWS TO FURTHER ESTABLISH HOW FUTURE ELECTIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED, VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP THE SECRETARY STAIGHTEN OUT THE DATA BASE, SO THE REGIONAL INSPECTORS WILL HAVE ONE FORMAT WHICH THEY CAN SUBMIT ROSTERS FROM THE SCHOOLS. THE POSSIBILITY TO HAVE THE NATIONAL MEETING ROTATE AS TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE OF ALL REGIONS. INSPECTORS FOR ILLINOIS AND WISCONSIN, WE HAVE AN INSTRUCTOR HAS MOVED TO NEW MEXICO. HENRY HOWE HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS AN ASSISTANT INSPECTOR FOR WASHINGTON STATE AS HE IS MOVING VERY SOON.
DEAN HARTMAN THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR JACKSONS MILL SPOKE BRIEFLY AND INVITED US BACK.
A MOTION BY RUSTY BISHOP SUPPORTED BY JIM HOGAN TO RETURN TO JACKSONS MILL FOR OUR ANNUAL MEETING AND SCHOOL NEXT YEAR APRIL 2013. MOTION PASSED.
MOVED BY TROY BONGARD SUPPORTED BY NATHAN BISHOP TO ADJOURN-PASSED
MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:30 A.M.
Annual Meeting Minutes of the National Civil War Artillery Association
Held at Jacksons Mill, West Virginia
April 16, 2011
I. Meeting called to order at 9:00 A.M.
1. Pledge of allegiance
2. Introduction of the staff
II. Minutes of the 2010 read
Motion by Phil Mattison Second by Charles Wallace
III. Financial Report:
1. THE ACCOUNT AT West Shore Bank has been closed and the remaining funds of $29.66
have been deposited in the new account at the Huntington Bank.
2. We have 1,885.00 on account and cash and checks on had totaling 3,254.66 for a total of $5,139.66. Motion by Roger House support by Jim Hogan to accept the report.
IV. We issued 92 new cards at the national school.
1. Jim Hogan appointed to Region X to replace Dewayne Henson.
2. Burt Strickland as inspector for Western Mississippi, Louisiana, West Alabama.
3. Randy Baehr inspector for Region 12 will add Kansas
4. Contact has been made with associates of Mr. Goodrich Region I inspector, who has failed to return all calls to date.
5. New Olm, Minnesota indicates the desire of a school there.
6. Most of our members are east of the Mississippi but we are making inroads in the west.
7. We have both a website and a Facebook Page which we can communicate through.
8. Announcements will be made via the NCWAA website.
V. Dean Hartman director of the Jackson Mill spoke and thanked us for choosing to meet
There. We discussed with him the problem of the missing blankets as there are two missing
this year, even with the precautions taken. We discussed possible steps we can take in the future to cure this problem, as it is expensive to the association.
VI. Roger House spoke on spoke at length how the NCWAA drill is being the required drill for the upcoming national events at the insistence of both the Valley Division
and the Army of Northern Virginia, in particular Jake Janette. Larry Fischer spoke to the meeting how this can be a double edged sword. We cannot let down
our guard, we must do the drill, do it right and train it right. Not just at the schools but at all times. A motion was made by Henry Howe and seconded by Rusty
Bishop that a certificate of appreciation not to exceed $25.00 be obtained and presented to Jake Janette.
VII. 2012 Meeting. Rusty Bishop Moved and supported by Elaine Wallace that we continue to
meet at Jacksons Mill next April; Passed.
VIII. New Business-None.
IX. Old Business- Judy Haddock reminded the participants that registrations must be accompanied by the payment of the registration fee to be guaranteed a bed at the school.
2. 501.3c Process is moving forward and must be completed soon as we now have a Federal tax number and will have to file a tax return. The urgency of becoming a non- profit is greater now. Due to this we need to make an adjustment to our by-laws: Section IX sections a and b need to clarify where our funds will be distributed if we go out of business.
A motion was made by Nathan Bishop supported by David Pultynovich that a section c be added to designate The Civil War Preservation Trust (By its most current Designation) to be the recipient of our remaining fund if we dissolve. Motion passed.
A committee of John Clark, John Haddock and Jody Haddock are tasked with completion of the 501.3c application.
3. 2012 Elections; the following system for conducting the upcoming election an announcement for anyone who would like to stand for the following offices, Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary will be sent to all members via e-mail as well appearing on the web page and the Facebook Page. No later than August 15, 2011.
Those who wish to stand for Office will send their announcement accompanied with a biography to the committee of John and Judy Haddock and Phil Madison no later than September 1, 2011. The bios will be posted on the website and the Facebook page.
Any person who is a member by December 31, 2011 will be eligible to vote. A copy of each Bio will be sent with the ballots. The ballots will be numbered and will be mailed randomly. Ballots are to be returned by mail by April 1, 2012.
Motion By Troy Bongard supported by Phil Mattison to adjourn. Motion passed . Meeting adjourned at 10:00 A.M.