Friday, 6 August 2004, we once again plan to participate in the Coast Guard Family Picnic at the Coast Guard Academy, New London. As in the past, look for Penguins and Polar Bear flags down on the athletic field. We'll again have a mini-reunion get-together of Shipmates. It has been a great picnic day where we renew acquaintances and "tell Sea Stories" to one-another. Plan to join us. Contact QMC Al "Henry" Hudson at 860.296.0445 and let him know you (and who?) will be attending. We'll obtain the tickets...you can pay-up when you get there...about $6.00 per person. We just need to know you are coming so we can obtain enough tickets. It has always been a well-attended mini-reunion. Plan ahead! Call! Welcome aboard!
EASTWIND KNOWS NO BARRIER
EASTWIND Association has under construction a web site. RICK WEBBER ('67 Shipmate) is webmaster. Rick's efforts have been toward allowing us to present a site where information concerning our ship may be found, and those who are e-mail knowledgeable can communicate among yourselves. The web-site will be found at http://www.eastwindassn.org, and it is a "project in the making". It will provide info concerning Ship's History, Shipmates, Ship's Stores, Sea Stories, a Photo Gallery, and Web Links to other sites, and Reunion postings. More may be added as progress is made. HOWEVER, Membership listings will be "Read Only", giving only Name and "served aboard" info, so that we protect our Shipmates from exposure to mass-mailings by those who might seek to "download" name and address info.
Our detailed information is for specific use within the Association, among Shipmates, and is not in any way to be otherwise available for solicitation. I hope that you concur with this idea and share with me this unavailability of info. I strongly believe in the privatization of the Association's information integrity. Paid members receive a yearly up-dated Roster of All Shipmates, and that too is only for use by and among Shipmates. It is NOT to be used for any other purpose.
WE NEED HELP!!!
SHIP's STORE sales continue and steadily grow. BUT it would be appreciated if some Shipmate would VOLUNTEER to take over the SHIP's STORE OPERATION. I (AKB) have been doing this function since Jan 2003, and though it's not an onerous task, it would be great if Lee Grant and I could find another Shipmate to share the EASTWIND Association leadership.
Annual Membership Renewals
End of May begins another membership renewal year for those who have paid dues for only one year at $25. The dues defray costs for printing, mailing, stocking the Ship's Store, and printing of the annual Roster up-date in November, which is mailed to all paid-up shipmates. A membership form for your convenience is available by clicking [here]. Just print the form, fill it in, attach your check, and send it in!
Laughlin Reunion a Huge Success
These are the Shipmates who attended: (Bold denotes Plankowners)
Brian Arruda, Brian Bailey, Capt C. Wm. Bailey, Don Bailey, Warren Bernard, Malcom Bone, Warren Bonner, David Borden, Bob Bourret, Al Brier, Stuart Brynn, Ray Buckner, Lambert Burke, Bob Couture, Bill Cundiff, Tommy Dighiera, Bob Dinsmore, Archie Ferrarini, Lee Folsom, Barry Friends, Bob Fritz, John Gagliastro, Bob Gannon, Ed Gelinas, Bert Giffin, Joye Gilbreath, Carl Gloretski, LeRoy Grant, Bill Hendry, Don Hitchcock, Byron Hixon, Carlie Holt, Dave Hunter, Jerry Hurd, Louie LaRiccia, John Letos, Jerry Lewis, Al Manning, Bruce Mason*, Louie Mattia, Mike McFadden, Leo McNamara, Rich Moland, Frank Moore, Fred Morton, Jack Nelson, John Oberlander, Ozzie Ostervold, John Parker, John Petrus, 'Ambie' Powers, John Quatkenmeyer, Joe Quintilliani, Ron Rarick, George 'Chip' Robinson, Harold Saabye, Don St. Laurent, Wayne Salaam, Ray Smith, Jake Szemela, Bobby Thompson (and baby Murphy), Don Thompson, Dave Tibbetts, Jim Tyner, Joe Vanek, Jim Walker, Frank Watling, Rick Webber, Tom White, Don Wroncy, Rob Zipperer, Sharalyn Znaor, Homer Zuspann.
Frank Abrams got as far as Las Vegas but, on account of a medical situation, he was unable to continue on to Laughlin. He is now home in New York and recuperating.
Using the Mississippi River as "the Great Divide", 24 west coast and 44 east coast Shipmates attended. One, Mike McFadden, rumor has it, crossed over back to Iowa from Michigan, but we can't substantiate it 'cause he hasn't sent an address change for this newsletter.
The total is 69 Shipmates, of which 42 were paid members [of the Assn] (some only through 31 May 2004). Some came for the first time, (Some came for the gambling!) Others came, 'cause the always come to EASTWIND gatherings.
SHIPMATES! ALL are welcome any time and any where we have a get-together.
Updates to the EASTWIND Roster, as of June 26, 2004
[Names and Current Status changes of Shipmates listed in the "Updates" section of the printed newsletter are listed below. "Served Aboard" data will be added as it becomes available. Refer to the printed version of this newsletter for updated contact info for the Shipmates listed below.]
Notice: All contact info, by order of our Fearless Leader, will NOT be available on this web site. -Webm
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Last Update: 24 July 2004