JULY 1990 TO JULY 1991
The National Convention was held in San Antonio, Texas on July 25-28, 1990. Officers elected/appointed:
President – George Smith
1st Vice - Albert G Ybanez
2nd Vice - Jack Cotton
3rd Vice - Robert Eckford
Treasurer – Bill Evert
2 Year Director – Donald Jarvis
2 Year Director – Robert Navarra
2 Year Director – C.E. "Chuck" Wright
1 Year Director – H. C. Boyd
1 Year Director – Faye Custenborder
1 Year Director – Glenn Hughes
The following is highlights of business presented at the 1990 National Convention:
Announcement of the purchase of a building for TREA National Headquarters in at 1pm on July 17, 1990 located at 1111 South Abilene Court in Aurora, Colorado. This new location will have 4,840 square feet of office space. A total down payment of $48,397.32 was paid. The seller financed the balance of $175,000 at 10.5%. Payments will be based on a 30-year mortgage, however the actual mortgage will balloon and become due in 5 years. Delegate Hinson (Chapter 1) stated to President Smith, "It was heartwarming to me to witness the demonstration of unity when the individuals and chapters at this convention stepped forward with their pledges for payment of the mortgage of our National Headquarters building. This must have given you and the Board of Directors, your staff, and especially Bill Evert and inspirational lift. I would like to thank you for a superb job." The TREA National Auxiliary delegation presented checks totaling $12,525 for the TREA National Headquarters Mortgage Fund. An additional $925 were donated by TREA Delegates.
Status of TREA membership as of June 30, 1990: 15,651 are Chapter Members; 31,930 are Members-At-Large; 1,273 are Complimentary Members. The total 48,854 members are listed as follows by branch of service: 28,364 Air Force Members; 10,991 Army Members; 4,117 Navy Members; 125 Marine Members; 118 Coast Guard Members; 1,305 Widows; 2,579 Branch of Service not declared; 1,273 Complimentary Members.
The following accomplishments were reported by Mr. May, AGE (Associated Growth Enterprise): TREA achieved 99.87% of it's goal for dues income from all membership sources. TREA came in almost 4% under projected expenses. TREA realized 110% of their goal in the area of administrative allowance. TREA 3 year memberships have increased due to the 3 year $30 membership premium offer on all new member solicitations. Because of the increase in a longer term renewal, TREA's projected expense for renewal solicitation should decrease considerably. Effective July 1, 1990, TREA moved certain insurance plans from CAN Continental Causality Company to Monumental General Insurance Company in Baltimore, MD. The move was made after CAN announced a 35% increase in CHAMPUS Supplemental Insurance. AGE would present a check to President George Smith for $10,000 representing a grant to fund a video presentation about TREA that can be used for public relations and a membership development tool.
Treasurer's Report: As of June 30, 1990 TREA funds status: Escrow Fund Balance $ 4,494.32 General Fund Balance $ 47,528.25 General Reserve Fund Balance $ 30,251.99 Life Membership Fund $153,669.18 Building Fund $116,692.10 Scholarship Fund $ 24,239.99 FY 91 Reserve Fund $ 9,310.00 FY 92 Reserve Fund $ 9,310.00
The GAO (Government Affairs Office) announced it's relocation to 909 North Washington Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314. The telephone number is to remain the same.
Executive Director Weibel announced that the 1991 National Convention has been set for the Raffles Hotel in Aurora, Colorado.
Membership Committee Director Cotton stated that a new banner was being displayed behind the Board of Directors. He further indicated that space has been left in the center of the banner for the words "Chartered by Congress" to be added after TREA is awarded Charter status by Congress.
President Smith proposed to terminate relations with STEP (Services To Enlisted People) due to lack of good faith. STEP as of the convention has failed to pay a 12- month outstanding debt of $1,400 and is still authorized to use the TREA logo and name in the marketing of their product. The board agreed.
Chapter 1 donated $150 towards the Hospitality Room.
The TREA Foundation has been established
Director Jarvis reported that fifteen $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in the coming year.
President Horan read the reports from two committees on the awarding of trophies:
Founder's Trophy Chapter 1, Colorado Springs, Colorado President's Trophy Chapter 21, Atlanta, Georgia
Loyalty to the country Oppose the prosecution of the F.B.I. by the Attorney General Seek alternative solution to recomputation
Mr. Orsak (Chapter 1) motioned that the Executive Committee would conduct the National Convention and be held by a Chapter who may assist in the social activities with no expense to the hosting Chapter. The motion was tabled until the next Convention.
Mr. Orsak (Chapter 1) motioned that the Scholarship Committee would have a person from a university or college to be part of the selection of the recipients for scholarships. Also, all awards for scholarship shall not exceed $500 on a one-time basis, providing the funds are available. The motion was seconded and carried.
CHAMPUS and Medicare Supplement Plan was made available to REA members.