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BUSINESS

A Revised KWVA Standard Procedure

Manual Available

The Board of Directors approved a revised Standard Procedure Manual at its meeting

on October 10, 2006 in San Antonio, TX. The Standard Procedure Manual

(SPM) will be placed on the KWVA Web Site the last of April, where it can be downloaded

free by any member. A coupon for ordering a SPM copy and for printing and

mailing costs can be found on page 15 of this edition of The Graybeards for those

members who do not have access for downloading the manual.

The Board of Directors approved these methods for obtaining a copy, but asked for

more time to make any other changes that they thought would be necessary before

releasing it to the membership. The Board immediately began using the manual as

approved. Any changes necessary are to be suggested by those committees or individuals

involved with the manual guides, and the changes suggested will be checked

by the Bylaws Committee for any circumvention problems with the existing Bylaws.

Approval of changes will then be made via mail ballots by the Board of Directors.

This six-month trial period should be enough time to make sure the approved SPM

and any necessary changes are workable and do not cause any problems with their

implementation.

Thanks for Supporting The Graybeards

Many members have responded to the suggestion to help underwrite the cost of publication of The

Graybeards by making voluntary contributions. Remarkably, The Graybeards is still being printed despite cost

restraints. Your heartening response has made it possible to increase the quality of The Graybeards, and make

desired changes in subsequent issues. We greatly appreciate your help—and we invite you to continue your

generous support.

Make checks out to KWVA, Support of The Graybeards, or to KWVA with a note in the memo (Or “for”)

section at the bottom of the check “Support of The Graybeards.” Every donation will be acknowledged in

The Graybeards.

Send checks to KWVA Treasurer Richard E. Hare, 1260 Southampton Drive, Alexandria, LA 71303.

CONTRIBUTOR

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Ray Bosch

OH

Thomas Contreras

MI

For all my fellow veterans of the

86th F.A. Searchlight Co., Korea 1951-53,

Kumwah Valley

Roland D. Dye

IN

Ray Gagnon

NY

Mary Gifford

OR

Jon Heich

CA

Anton R. Hinrichsen

CA

Jack E. Jones

PA

Charles E. Keone

MA

CONTRIBUTOR

Lloyd M. Loop

Ray Miskimens

Edward A. Morin

Max Reynolds

Bob Richardson

Ronald C. Ross

Robert E. Ringer

Kenneth N. Roberts

Gene F. Sears

Robert S. Turner

Carl Tynday

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Articles to be published in the The Graybeards must be sent to the editor no later

than the 15th day of the first month of that issue. —Editor.

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PRESIDENT from page 3

the KWVA. Many of these chapters are led

by non-members of the KWVA, including

Commanders/Presidents and other officials

who are not KWVA members or are

delinquent in dues. We have some

Departments in the same situations.

Obviously, Flexibility and Risk Taking

become limited when you are trying to put

together an organization on the go and

train it after years of neglect.

In the last of the requirements we have

been able to forge a High Technology compatible

and based membership and management

information system. One product

of this has been a world-class website useful

to all Korea and other veterans in the

US and overseas. In a similar vein, we

have a continually improving world-class

veterans’ magazine.

This is the state of the KWVA as I prepare

these thoughts. Future leadership is,

as always, in the hands of the members.

VOTE.

Louis T Dechert

National President, KWVA/US

ANNUAL KOREAN WAR

VETERANS GATHERING

DATE: ......24 – 28 July 2007

PLACE: ....Holiday Inn, Gaithersburg,

MD

24 July: Registration Begins

at 1 p.m.

27 July Ceremony on the

Mall at 10 a.m.

27 July Memorial Service at

Arlington Cemetery: 2 p.m.

For information, registration form, call

Chairman Jack Cloman at (410) 676-

1388 or email connienjack@msn.com

All Chapter and/or Department

news for publication in The

Graybeards should be mailed to

Art Sharp, Editor, 152 Sky View

Dr., Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or

emailed to:

Sharp_arthur_g@sbcglobal.net

March – April 2007

The Graybeards

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