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"There are good ships and wood ships, ships that sail the sea,
but the best ships are friendships, may they always be!" -Irish Proverb

ASSOCIATION ORGANIZATION

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BACKGROUND

The USS TOLEDO CA-133 Association was originally established in December 1986, when 24 of our former shipmates got together for a mini-reunion in Long Beach, California. John Farris, a former S2 Division cook, took the initiative and got things going. It was decided at this time to continue the reunions and search for more members.

Future meetings produced bylaws, newsletter, website and organization that continue to guide us today.

FOUNDER

John Farris is recognized as the Founder of the USS Toledo CA-133 Association. John has passed on but will always be remembered for bringing us back together. Ken Crosby and his wife, Linda, made significant contributions

LOCATION

The official Association address is that of the Secretary/Treasurer. Effective at the 2018 Branson, MO. reunion, our Secretary/Treasurer is Fred Scibuola. Our Association address is:

USS Toledo (CA-133) Association
7502 OPAL HILL LANE
HUMBLE TX 77396-3482

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

I n accordance with our Bylaws, we have three "Elected Officers" and several "appointed officials" that together make up the Board of Directors. As with most organizations, the Officers carry out the operation of the association with important decisions being decided by the Board. Occasionally, we come to the entire membership for the most important decisions.

The following three groups comprise the Board of Directors.

1. Elected Officers

President Vice President Secretary/Treasurer
   
Franklin D. Wood Paul Specht Fred Scibuola
djwoodie1@comcast.net ichisansanokie@gmail.com jazpilot@att.net




2. Area Directors

Appointed Officials

AREA States (MAP) Representative Alternate
    
East VA WV DC MD DE NJ NC PA NY CT RI MA NH
VT ME MI OH KY IN SC GA FL AL MS TN
Bob Bukovitch Bill Sol
    
Central LA OK AR KS TX NE IA IL MO WI MN ND SD Ron Bruner Paul Specht
    
West CA NV HI AK WA OR ID MT AZ CO NM UT WY Bob Nadeau Gene Hauk




3. Position Directors

Appointed Officials

Quartermaster Ron Bruner
Sea Blade II Editor Paul Specht
Historian [Vacant ]
Chaplain Ernest Thomas
Webmaster Bob Nadeau

Note

The USS Toledo CA133 Association complies with the IRS definition of a "Social Club".
(https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/other-non-profits/social-clubs)
See the above link for the IRS web page for reference.
Additional information is contained in our Bylaws.