We are very sad to report that John Clark  passed away.

John will be missed very much by all the members of the NCWAA

 

Obituary for John Paul Clark
John Paul Clark, 69, of Sherwood died on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Bronson Battle Creek. A Masonic Service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1 PM at Lighthouse Funeral & Cremation in Union City, located 3 miles east of M-66 on M-60. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 11 AM, also at the Lighthouse on Saturday. Interment will be on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 10 AM at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon Township, St. Joseph County.
John was born on September 9, 1947 in Kalamazoo, MI, the son of Harry J. and Patricia A. (Cleveland) Clark. After graduating from Plainwell High School in 1965, he attended and graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College (1971) and Western Michigan University (1981). John retired from employment with the State of Michigan after having worked for various departments and locations. During his career he was Regional Director for the Michigan State Employees Association. John was a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America in the Kalamazoo, Muskegon and Otsego areas for many years.
On January 31, 1999 John married the former Kristine Hollister. They made their home in Sherwood, MI, where John served on the village board and planning commission. He loved to fish, hunt and read books on history. He was an active Civil War re-enactor with Co. B 7th Mi. Vol. Inf. and Battery D 1st Mi. Artillery. He was proud to have been an extra in the Civil War movies “Gettysburg” and “Gods and Generals.” He served as a regional inspector and secretary-treasurer for the National Civil War Artillery Association. He was also a 32 degree Mason, active in Sherwood Lodge 421 and Colon Lodge 73 F & AM.
In retirement, John substitute-taught at high schools in Branch County. Intelligent, well-rounded and insightful, he was a thinker who liked to make others think. He possessed a dry sense of humor and was prone to sarcasm. Although quiet and reserved in a group, he enjoyed verbal sparring with worthy opponents. John was a strong NRA supporter. More than anything, he loved his family and friends and tried to make every activity with them the best. He led an undeniably active and full life and was very generous giving his time to others.
Survivors include John’s wife, Kristine; his son, Michael David (Stacey) Clark; daughters Jennifer (Scott) Miller and Jessica (Michael Cagle) Clark; grandchildren Celina (Andrew) Wamser, Joshua (Dee Buskirk) Miller, Clay (Skyla Earle) Clark, Christian Clark, Megan (Hector Vasquez) Miller and Mackenzie Clark; great-grandchildren Lucas, Landon, Andrew, Jr. and Lilith; brothers Tim (Lori) Clark and Micheal Clark; sisters Dawn (Larry) Meyers and Alice Comai; aunts Norma Bos and Marjorie Shepperd; uncles, Jack (Joyce) Cleveland and Don (Tommy) Clark; sister-in-law, Janis Clark; and many special nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and brother Robert.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Civil War Trust, 1140 Professional Court Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation, 1200 Wright Ave., Alma, MI 48801-1133.
 

 John Clark's funeral.

He was the secretary and the treasurer of the NCWAA. His contributions to our organization and to the hobby are manifold. For me as chairman, he was an ear when I needed to talk, and a voice when I needed to hear and he was my friend.

ETHAN BARNETT

 

 

 

2016 meeting

List of New Officers to be installed 2016


CHAIRMAN ELECT: ETHAN BARNETT

VICE CHAIRMAN ELECT:
ROGER HOUSE

SECRETARY ELECT: JOHN CLARK
 

 

 

 

 

Notice: The 2015 NCWAA Election process is now underway!!!

 

Terms of the current NCWAA officers expire in 2015.

 Declarations to run for the offices of Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Secretary for the three-year term beginning in 2015

 are now being accepted until January 31, 2015. Any member in good standing may run for any of these offices.

Ballots listing the nominees for each office will be mailed to members after that date.

 

If you wish to place your name in nomination for one of these offices, please reply to ncwaavote15@gmail.com

 with your name,

contact information,

and the office you seek.

All nominees will be contacted by the Election Committee after the nomination is received.

If you have questions about the election procedure, you may direct them to ncwaavote15@gmail.com.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Your obedient servants,

The 2015 NCWAA Election Committee

Randy Baehr, Tony Lackey & James Newkirk

 

Jan 7,2015

The Election Committee  has received no other self-nominations to date. We have made every attempt to distribute nomination information to members by email. If members know of other members either without email or whose email has changed, please forward this information to them. The last day to declare intent to run for office is January 31,2015.

ncwaavote15@gmail.com

 list of Declarations to run for office as of 1/7/2015


CHAIRMAN ELECT:  ETHAN BARNETT

VICE CHAIRMAN ELECT:
  ROGER HOUSE
 
SECRETARY ELECT: JOHN CLARK   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other News

 

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,

 www.kenyonfuneralhome.com/news/214/15/FISCHER-Larry-A.htmlm.

 

 

 

 

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the National Civil War Artillery Association

March 16, 2014

Held at  West Virginia University Jackson’s 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.

Treasurer’s 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

EXPENSES:

BANK FEES                        27.50

WEB PAGE                       155.40

POSTAGE                           54.75

STATE OF MICHIGAN       20.00

JACKSONS MILL            1664.40

                                 __________

                                      1,922.05

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 JACKSON’S 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

Accepted.

Treasures report was read  motion by Richard Helweg  support by Randy Bishop

Accepted.

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 Jackson’s 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 Jackson’s 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, Jackson’s 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

 And

The Date For The National School WAS April 21

AT

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

                                                                                                                          _________

                                                                                                                           7,238.00

                                      

 

MINUTES OF THE NATIONAL CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION

       ANNUAL MEETING JACKSON’S 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 CHAIR’S 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

OLD BUSINESS;

501 3C CONTINUES TO PROGRESS

NEW BUSINESS;

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 JACKSON’S MILL SPOKE BRIEFLY AND INVITED US BACK.

A MOTION BY RUSTY BISHOP SUPPORTED BY JIM HOGAN TO RETURN TO JACKSON’S 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 Jackson’s 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

      Minutes accepted

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.

           Motion passed.

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 Jackson’s 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.