PO Box 488
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651
Fax: (315) 938-7010
(Year when term ends)
- President: STEVE HOBACK (2017)
USS CLAUD JONES DE 1033
408 Keene Way Dr.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
- (859) 227-8467
- Vice-President: KEN SHOWALTER (2017)
USS VOGE FF 1047
4244 Toledo Ave.
- S. St. Louis Park, MN 55416
- Treasurer: ROGER GARNER (2018)
USS MILLS DE 383, USS RHODES DE 384
1880 Hartland Cntr, Rd. RR 1
Collins, OH 44826
- (419) 668-6880
- Secretary, CHAPTER COORD & RECRUITING: TIM SLISKY (2018)
USS VOGE FF 1047
14 Lansdale Dr,
Marlboro, NJ 07746
- (732) 675-1492
- Director: CHARLIE LEONARD (2019)
USS FORMOE DE 509 & USS WM. R. RUSH DDR 714
948 Fairway Dr.
- Greenville, IL 62246
Steve Hoback, Chairman
Melody McFarlane, AAA Graphics
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How to Become
a Board Candidate
Each year at the National Convention, a specific number of members are elected to
the Board of Directors by a vote of those attending the annual business meeting. Any
regular DESA member can run for the Board by submitting a letter to the National DESA
headquarters along with a copy of his honorable discharge and evidence that the service
included duty aboard a destroyer-escort or other qualifying ship (DER, APD, etc.).
Each candidate also supplies a short article for publication in
DESANews, outlining his qualifications and goals. The material should be sent to DESA,
PO Box 488, Henderson Harbor, NY 13651.
The board elects the President and Vice President annually, and the
President appoints board members to various positions or committees. Candidates should
note that once elected to the board they are expected to fill any such position. Also, the
by-laws state that if DESA does not have the funds to pay a board members designated
expenses, then the member will bear the expense.