JULY 1986 TO JULY 1987
MINUTES OF TREA NATIONAL CONVENTION JULY 22-27, 1986
The National Convention was held in Jacksonville, Florida on July 22-27, 1986. Officers elected/appointed:
President - Jim Jackson
1st Vice - George Carnes
2nd Vice - Dan O'Connell
3rd Vice - Ben Pearson
2 Yr. Director - George Smith
2 Yr. Director - Bob Eckford
2 Yr. Director - Al Mandell
1 Yr. Director - Luke Iest
Treasurer - Jim Waddy
1 Yr. Director - Don Sheckells
Chaplain - Johnnie White
1 Yr. Director - Larry Brown
Parliamentarian - Al Gutierrez
1 Yr. Director - Jack Cotton
Secretary - Rachel Brown
National Scholarships awarded: 20 at $1,000 totaling $20,000.
TREA organizes another MailGram campaign by TREA members to protest to their Representatives and Senators the unfair treatment of military retirees by the Graham-Rudman-Hollings Amendment.
TREA National Headquarters sponsors a bowling team for the American Bowling Congress 1986 Championships.
Chapter 42 was formed in Pearl City, Hawaii during January, 1986. Chapter 43 was formed in Miami, Florida during February, 1986. Chapter 44 was formed in Conway, Arkansas during March, 1986. Chapter 45 was formed in Talbott, Tennessee during June, 1986. Chapter 46 was formed in Cheyenne, Wyoming during September, 1986. Chapter 47 was formed in Fayetteville, North Carolina during October, 1986. Chapter 48 was formed in Charlotte, North Carolina during November, 1986.
U.S. Senate approves TREA National Charter and bill moves on to the House.
VISA/MasterCard Program was made available to TREA members.
Veterans Service Officer Program is instituted in TREA.
TREA is registered at the Unknown Soldiers Tomb, Arlington Cemetery, as a contributor.
There was a concentrated effort to get TREA a National Charter.
Marjorie Holt Award created.
TREA holds its first Congressional Reception in Washington, D.C.
Highlights from the Mid-Term BOD Meeting February 26-28, 1987
TREA National Charter Committee Report was given by Co-Founder Skonce who reported on:
(1) Renewed efforts to get passage of National Charter during this session of Congress.
(2) Representative McMillen from Maryland has sponsored HB732.
(3) Senator Armstrong has sponsored SB543.
(4) Mr. Skonce requested Board of Directors' support and member support.