Vol. XV Issue 32 Official Newsletter of the USS Charles S. Sperry DD 697 Association April 2011
As the date for our 2011 reunion approaches, we
look forward to seeing everyone in
One very special event that has been planned is
the visit to
During our business meeting, several important issues will be considered, including: amendments or revisions to the bylaws; an update on the status of the financial situation; status of our recruiting efforts; and election of officers; and selection of site for 2012 reunion.
B. W. Jennings
Officers are donating ONE FREE NIGHT hotel room to a lucky attendee.
Attendees are encouraged to wear their USS
Charles S. Sperry DD 697 caps and Sperry jackets on our tour of
U.S.S CHARLES S. SPERRY DD697 ASSOCIATION
QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT & BANK ACCOUNT ACTIVITY
MARCH 31, 2011
JANUARY 1, 2011 BEGINNING BALANCE $496.28
ACTIVITY FROM JANUARY 1, 2011 UP TO MARCH 31, 2011: _________
JANUARY INCOME: MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS $260.00
FEBRUARY INCOME: MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS $100.00
MARCH INCOME: MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS $125.00
INCOME: SHIP’S STORE SALES $157.35
EXPENSE: SHIP’S STORE SALES
ACE T-SHIRTS INVOICE #1910 $-26.84
MARCH 31, 2011 ENDING BALANCE $4,740.84
A full report of the findings of the investigation into the
Association’s financial records will be provided at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the
U.S.S. Charles S. Sperry DD697 Association in
U.S.S Charles S. Sperry DD697 Association
Shipmates Allen Ward passed away on December 24, 2011; Nick Confer passed away on March 10, 2011; Ernest John Psencik passed away on January 19, 2011; Tom Waid, Sr. passed away on March 23, 1993, and Cecil R. Cone passed away in 1981 and sailed through life's cruises meeting their share of calms, storms, adverse tides, and favoring winds. Their ship of life has now come to its final anchorage in a harbor unknown to mortal man.
We who remain do not know the course to steer and we believe our shipmates setting their course by those beacons that were given to them have found their harbor safely. To those loved ones who our departed shipmates have left behind, awaiting their own day of departure and voyage to that same harbor of eternal mercy, we can offer our sincere condolences in this time of separation and loneliness.
Association founder's wife passes
Alice Page Irwin, wife of Robert M. Irwin, died March 28, 2011. She was
a native of
Mike Schlomas contacted the association in regards to his father, Al Schlomas. Al served on the USS Charles S. Sperry DD 697 while in the Navy Reserve in 1950. Mike is working diligently to get his father to join. Mike is seeking any information regarding his father's time aboard the Sperry. If you have information please email Mike at the following email address: MartiniMik@aol.com
Do you remember this shipmate? If so, please contact Chris Pierce.
My father, Richard O. Pierce, supposedly served aboard the
Sperry during WWII. He was Gunnery Officer and left the service as a
Lieutenant, Junior Grade. Can you confirm service? He is suffering
Alzheimer’s and is practically unable to communicate. Chris Pierce,
Be sure to bring your door prizes and silent auction items.
Sperry Widows Contacted
of Sperry widows were contacted this past year. Ella Schulp, widow of
Iris Davis widow of Virgil Davis who served from 1944-1945 is selling her home to be closer to her children. Iris was always such a bright spot at the reunions.
John Higby's widow, Clara has joined the association as an associate member. John proudly served from 1955 to 1956. Clara hopes to join the association at a reunion in the near future.
Audrey Wilhite is taking a cruise. She hopes to join us in 2012. Audrey is the widow of Roy Wilhite who served from 1954-1957.
B. W. Jennings
WEBSITE ADDRESS: http//usscharlessperrydd697.com