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by Vin Zike
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

Just to toss this in, I've reminded the leadership of the suggestions. Keep in mind, I'm not in a leadership position.
by Vin Zike
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

Several of the suggested item were taken on by the BOD on Thursday evening. Most of the items on the list were actions for the BOD to work out, and not for the general membership to deal with. One item, the comments on the publishing of the newsletter, was dismissed, as incorrect (by me, Robert for ...
by Vin Zike
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

Robert, Your suggestions for changes within the Association were presented to the Board of Directors on Thursday evening (Aug 9), followed by a discussion on them. The comments on the timeliness of the newsletter was dismissed outright as being incorrect. Location and timing of the reunions was disc...
by Vin Zike
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

All,

I have received the list of suggestions and have forwarded them to the Officers and Board members of the Association. I've requested that a discussion on them be put on the agenda for the General Membership meeting scheduled in Aug.
by Vin Zike
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

Mary did that on her own. Some of us donated money to her for the flowers.

Herman was a good guy.
by Vin Zike
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

It does not matter if someone is a member or not. It's just that I do not receive any notices unless they are someone we send a newsletter to, so then the family may have my address. Also, we post the names of all former 31st soldier who die in the Taps section, if we are informed of it. Not just me...
by Vin Zike
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

To my knowledge, he was not a member of the Association. I did not receive anything on him. If his name was there, then Karl found it somehow. Either he found it on your message board, or someone sent him an email. I like the idea of a link on the site. Please put that on your list. We can absolutel...
by Vin Zike
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

Here is what I think you should do once this topic has run it's course, and within the parameters you stated at the beginning: 1) Assemble a list of clearly stated suggestions. They should be suggestions on how we can do things better or what needs to be done. Complaints without a valid suggestions ...
by Vin Zike
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

I'm curious, Robert... who is there person in the Association that is informed by the families of a death? OH.. Normally that is ME, because my name is on the on the newsletter return address. To date, I have never been informed prior to a service. On a most rare occasion, a member will be told of a...
by Vin Zike
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

Last point to your comments on the document review. Participating members reviewed, and submitted it. General membership at the meeting voted it. If you want to change it, participate. Now, I'll bow out so I can get some work done. I'm not on here to debate the constitution. I'm here to carry your s...
by Vin Zike
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

If you mean that some of the financials were added after the original post of this topic, I'LL CALL BULLSHIT on that. No one has been able to make any changes to the web site since Mary died in November. No changes. No additions... nothing. The financial records have been added immediately after the...
by Vin Zike
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

I can't speak to why others aren't weighing in (e.g., Chuck). Perhaps because I have agreed to be the conduit between this ad hoc (no disrespect implied with that term) committee, and the Association. I'm trying not to let opinions outweigh facts here. I will confirm to you that I sent the entire le...
by Vin Zike
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

ALL: As posted on 31stinfantry.org, for ALL TO SEE!!!!! Constitution (as updated in 2010): http://www.31stinfantry.org/HTMLobj-816/Constitution_31st_Infantry_Regiment_Association.pdf By Laws (as updated in 2010): http://www.31stinfantry.org/HTMLobj-817/By-Laws_31st_Infantry_Regiment_Association.pdf ...
by Vin Zike
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

The Association has changed a lot in the past 20 years. What we have IS an Association that has a business meeting every year, with a general membership meeting, and an organized reunion for it's members. As stated before, we mail out a newsletter EVERY quarter (NOT JUST OCCASIONALLY), which include...
by Vin Zike
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

Robert, I just read your earlier about the Association going back to sleep. It sure seems to me that we are listening. I'm not sure why you feel the need to be negative. We (members) want this to work for everyone. We will listen even if only one person steps up, however, it will be run by the major...
by Vin Zike
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

Robert, I went into the control panel for the .org site, and realized that Mary must have created the html in a separate program (probably on her personal computer) and uploaded it using an ftp. Does that sound right? If it is, I can't really do anything with the web site. I don't know if she used F...
by Vin Zike
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

Hi Ron, I'm assuming that you are asking me those questions. I think they are good for all readers to weigh in on. The larger hotels have event planners, which have no cost associated. Those hotels tend to charge more for the rooms and have large banquet and meeting rooms. We need the meeting rooms ...
by Vin Zike
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

OK..... I don't know anything about the other site. I'm only concerned with 31stinfantry.org. The Sep 2012 newsletter (68) is posted to the site. The Jan 2013 newsletter (69) was mailed early (Nov)due to my move. It had all the Reunion info. The April 2013 newsletter (70) is at the printer, and will...
by Vin Zike
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

Seriously, Robert, what site are you referring to?

I'm asking because so many comments posted here seem to reflect that the site is a mess. I see ours as having not been serviced since November 2012, but it's not that out of date or cluttered.
by Vin Zike
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

Mary's site?

I'm only dealing with the Association domain and site. 31stinfantry.org. We would not financially support any private effort. What are you referring to?
by Vin Zike
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

"Who got the bill for the webspace? It sure wouldn't likely have been Mary. " Mary paid the domain renewal and the annual site fee with her credit card, then mailed the receipt to the Treasurer for reimbursement. That's one of the issues we faced. The hosting company wanted me to verify t...
by Vin Zike
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 13128

Re: A suggestion about the 31st Association March 2013

All, I realize I run the risk of a lot of very negative backlash here, but please try to understand that none of this is personal. I'm not very politically correct. I really do not wish to offend anyone or cause any controversy. Jerry, Thank you for the email directing us to the message board and th...
by Vin Zike
Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: Shanghai Bowl Cups are now available!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1798

Shanghai Bowl Cups are now available!!!!

After the recent return of one of the Shanghai Bowl Cups from a man who found it in a flea market, the 31st Infantry Regiment Association has had the cups reproduced, and ran 100 new cups. These will all have "31st Infantry 2007" engraved on the bottom to distinguish them from the originals and the ...
by Vin Zike
Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Reunion events Past, Present, Future
Topic: Reunion - 2006
Replies: 12
Views: 4780

Get your hotel reservations NOW!!

It's only the end of Feb, and almost 50 rooms are booked for the reunion in Syracuse. I highly recommend you make your reservations early this year. I'll post this in a couple places, just to make sure as many see it as possible.

Pro Patria!
by Vin Zike
Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: WIA
Replies: 7
Views: 4028

My "I forgot to duck" medals

Got a few. The ones from VN were with the 3/47th on 3 March, 1969, (punji pit) 26 Aprl 1969, (shrapnel) and with the 6/31 on 12 Aug 1969 (bullet). I have the documentation for those. None were serious or worth telling war stories over...... In fact those three could have been avoided... if my bulb w...

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