Todays Events DESA Convention 2001
Omaha NE


Day 1
Sunday, Sept 9

Day 2
Monday, Sept 10

Day 3
Tuesday, Sept 11

Day 4
Wednesday, Sept 12

Day 5
Thursday, Sept 13

Wednesday September 12

It is a beautiful 80 degree sunny day in Omaha.

The day began with the Men's General Business Meeting.
The following is a summary of the meeting:

Red_Ball.gif (935 bytes)The board, in open session, rejected a proposal to revise the by-laws to allow a mail-in ballot for electing directors.  This action followed a non-binding vote of all members present. The vote was 94 against and 40 for the proposal.

Red_Ball.gif (935 bytes)President Tom Kidd announced that 272 members, representing 127 ships, registered for the convention.  367 people are expected to attend Thursday evening's banquet.  Also, that DESA gained 278 new members since January 1.  Of these, 51 joined via the internet website, 113 were recruited by other members and 85 joined through the efforts of Dean Hoover.

Red_Ball.gif (935 bytes)Three new directors were elected:

  • Dean Hoover, USS Van Voorhis DE-1028 & USS Hartley DE-1029 
  • Dick Ager, USS Gantner DE-60/APD 42
  • Rex Thorne, USS Heyliger DE-510

Red_Ball.gif (935 bytes)At the conclusion of the meeting, Kidd presented plaques to:

  • Retiring directors John Mitchell, Charles Leonard and Joseph Carinci.
  • Hoover, for his outstanding recruiting efforts within the 1000-Class DEs.
  • Kevin Ferrell, who created DESA's first official web site and served as the webmaster for 2 years.

The Ladies' General Business Meeting was held this morning, also.

Two seminars took place in the afternoon -
"The Homefront Plus Exciting Traditions & Tales of the Navy was presented by Martin Davis
"Anchors Aweigh - Surfing The Internet" was presented by Pat Stephens, DESA webmaster.

The Ship's Stores remained busy places.

Tours of the SAC Museum, Safari Park and Freedom Park were well attended today!

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Meeting Directors

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New Directors


Membership Post Meeting

Internet Seminar

ship store

Mens DE Raffle

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