+1-16-05 Hudson Secretary Report Jan 24, 2005
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USS HUDSON DD475
SECRETARY REPORT
January 24, 2005


Dear Reunion Members:
It has been sometime since I have had any news to pass on to you, but now with the reunion coming up its time to write again.

Bob & Dolores Harris, Chairmen say, "YES, we will have the 2005 Reunion in New Orleans, La." The dates are: Wed. 05 Oct. through 08 Oct. 2005. Bob tells me that he is working on the hotel, transportation, etc. and hopes to have it completed in a couple of weeks.

The Treasurer's Report is very short since the reunion for 2004 was cancelled.
U.S. Postage.....................$209.29
Printing................................ 118.35
Dues (53 members)........... 865.00

Balance in Wells Fargo Bank...........$3,721.25

Enclosurers: 3
1. Newspaper clipping - Adm. Richard R. Pratt receiving the Bell from The USS Hudson, DD 475
Note: The Newspaper article is copyrighted and I did not receive permission to use. Click here to See my article published prior to interview. Bob
2. Roster - 2005
3. Answers & remarks made in response to the questioner.

/s/ DeLora K. Williams
Secretary - Treasurer


ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONER THAT WAS SENT OUT

103 letters were sent out and 52. members replied

Should we continue each year?
42 YES and 1 suggested - every other year.

Should we disband?
38 NO and 2 YES

Would you attend in New Orleans in 2005?
27 Yes, 9 - No, Several - Maybe and several - Will try

Some areas were left blank - Had a number of Thanks, excellant job, keep up the good job, etc.

Remarks Made:
It has been great
Health not good, but do like to read of what goes on
Love to read about what happens
Looking forward to New Orleans
Just can't travel & do what I did yesterday
Would hate not seeing friends
Health not good - One last time - Maybe!
Health
There are plenty of us left that can attend
Have enjoyed & love hearing
Keep meeting in the Fall
Maybe go to every other year
Too important to too many of us to quit
Attractive location & affordable - Florida?
God Willing
Visiting shipmates is terrific
Don't give up
Wife ill and can't leave her
NoWay!!!!
Can't afford it, but love reading of what goes on
Keep in mind the ages of our members


Names of known deceased since last roster
Charles L. Aiken....................................................Paul J. Hickey
Dewey R. Batton...................................................Joseph C. Jansen
William R. Bindrim.................................................William Snyder
Cecil M. Bovan.......................................................Joseph M. Stoute
Dominic Buffa.........................................................Robert E. VanValkenburg
Thomas W. Daly.....................................................Paul A Woodrow
.................................................................................Stan J. Wylet

Sincerely;
DeLora K. Williams Secretary/Treasurer


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