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Annual Meeting of the Membership of the USS ORLECK Naval Museum, Inc.

 

The annual meeting of the membership of the USS ORLECK Naval Museum, Inc., is hereby announced by the President and Board of Directors, in accordance with the organization's bylaws for the purpose of electing Directors whose terms may be expiring and provide a report to the membership. 

 

The Board of Directors has set the number of Directors at six (6) who were voted in at the 17 September 2016 Annual Member Meeting and each is currently serving a three-year term.  The by-laws allow for the Board increase the number of Directors as described below(see paragraph:  MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS).  Individuals desiring to nominate someone to serve on the Board of Directors should contact the Nominating Committee by calling or emailing Ms Dawn Carrier, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Ship Office Phone:  337-214-7447 no later than 1 December 2017 as described below (see paragraph:  ELECTION AND TERM).

 

DATE/TIME:  16 December 2017 (Saturday, 9:00 AM)

LOCATION:   USS ORLECK Naval Museum

604 N. Enterprise Blvd., Lake Charles LA 70601

AGENDA:

1)  Review Board of Directors Membership/Elect Additional Directors as may be proposed the Nominating Committee

2)  Report on Museum's Programs, Activities, and Future Plans

3)  Membership and Volunteer Social and Lunch aboard the ship upon adjournment of the meeting (families welcome; sponsors needed).

 

MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  Per Article III of the by-laws, the number of Directors shall be no fewer than five (5) nor more than fifteen (15).  There are currently six (6) Directors, each of whom are currently serving a three-year term:  (1) Mark Boudreaux, also serving as President; (2)  Patrick Bernier, also serving as Secretary; (3) Dr. John Raggio, also serving as Treasurer; (4) Steve Miller, also serving as Vice President and Ship Superintendent; (5) Samuel Phillips, also serving as a Vice President; and (6) Frank Cormier, former ORLECK crewmember 1965-69.  Board members serve as volunteers and are not compensated for their work as Directors.  The Executive Director, elected by a majority of the Board, is an ex officio voting member of the Board of Directors.  Ronald Williams currently serves in that capacity as a full-time volunteer.

 

ELECTION AND TERM:  Directors are nominated by the nominating committee consisting of the Board of Directors and two members at large.  Additional nominations for Directors may be made by any member in good standing with the Museum in writing no less than fifteen (15) days prior to the date of the annual meeting, to include the qualifications of the nominee.  Directors are eligible to serve for two consecutive full terms, with a full term defined as three (3) years.

 

NOMINATIONS:  None to date, as each of the six (6) directors are completing the first year of their three-year terms.  Individuals desiring to nominate someone to serve on the Board of Directors should contact the Nominating Committee by calling or emailing Ms Dawn Carrier, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Ship Office Phone:  337-214-7447 no later than 1 December 2017 as described above (see paragraph:  ELECTION AND TERM).  

 

VOTING:  Those Members present in person at the Annual Meeting shall constitute a quorum.  Voting members' must be in good standing with the Museum and payment of dues current.

 

NOTES: 

1.  For planning purposes, request those planning to attend the meeting RSVP at Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Phone (337) 214-SHIP; or by mail at P.O. Box 4470, Lake Charles LA 70606-4470.  Also, please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.  Cost of the social/lunch will be $10 for adults and $5 for children.  The social/lunch is a family affair for Museum Members and Volunteers.

2. Members arriving from out of town are welcome to contact us for information on lodging, restaurants, and other activities in the area.

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