"Minutes from the first EC-47 Assoc. Reunion" Date: 5/30/99 Place: San Antonio, TX Time: 3pm The organizational meeting began with a brief intro by JC as to the Phyllis Ann video that will be shown. The video lasted approx. 10 minutes. At bout 3:15pm, order was called by JC Wheeler and he thanked all that helped in putting together this reunion of the EC47 members, especially Ernie Short, Bill Watters, and Al Buddington, on such as short notice it all came together. In attendance were about 75 of the registrants. JC called the first order of the day to select an official name for our group. A motion for "EC-47 Association" was quickly seconded and passed by all. Ernie Short made a most note-worthy comment that this "association" should be mission oriented which means to include all those who helped make the missions possible, not just the front & back end crews. Also he indicated for us to avoid major holidays as costs go up and room availabilty is tight. There were no objections. Second order of the day was to decide if and when we want to hold a second reunion. All agreed to have another reunion and the year 2000 was decided upon. The exact month will be deicded by the association officers, but most likely to be held again in San Antonio and probably in the fall. Third order of the day was to elect officers. A nominating committee headed by Dave Brooks announced the selections for officers: President J.C. Wheeler 360th & 361st TEWS Treasurer Jim Trozzo 6994th TSN & Det. 2 First Vice President Gordon Bassett 362nd TEWS Second Vice Pres. Dave Eddy 360th TEWS Recording Secretary Doug Milton 6994th Det. 1 & Det. 2 Additionally, a committee was formed to recruit others who served with the EC47 mission. Their responsibity is to make the "Reunion 2000" attendance larger. Those nominated are: representing the 6994th Al Buddington representing the 362 TEWS Roger Hartman representing the 361st TEWS Dave Brooks representing the 360th TEWS (need a volunteer) To help in getting the word out, the Association will try to advertise in thevarious newsletters out there for veterans and also on other web sites. JC reminded all that the memorial service for ec-47 crews lost will be at Security Hill, Kelly AFB at 9 A.M. May 31st. Meeting adjorned at approx 5pm. Respectfully submitted by Doug Milton/Recording Secretary.