As you have seen, the planning and registrations for our Reunion 2015 Marine Corps Birthday Cruise are ongoing. I invite all to join us. It will be a fun and enjoyable cruise/reunion.
We were the first Squadron with the H-46's in the Corps. The last flying H-46 is scheduled to make it's last flight on Sat. August 1, 2015. There is an "H-46 Phrog Farewell Program" at the Museum in Quantico on Friday July 31 with a Reception and Aug 1st at the Dulles Air & Space Museum. If you were in the Squadron in June 1964 you should make a special effort to be there.
As you know our numbers continue to dwindle. We currently have an opening on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving please give me a call at 410-903-4988.
Our Web-Master, Rich Duff recently passed and Chuck Johnson has volunteered to fill in as web-master. Chuck is currently working with an associate of Rich's to get our website extracted from Rich's and update the soft ware so we can attempt to publish more current items. This newsletter is the first attempt to publish on the updated website.
We are now looking for someone to assist Chuck in maintaining our site. If you are younger than 70 and can operate in "computer talk", please thinking about volunteering to help Chuck and give me a call.
Final thought for today. HMM-265 Veterans Association is a nonprofit organization and as such contributions are tax deductible. Our Treasury is basically from the slight overages from past Reunions and is used to start the next Reunion's planning. We collect no dues but do have a few expenses. We maintain a flower fund to send flowers to the funerals of those whom we know have passed. We will have some small expenses for this website from now on. SO, a small contribution from time to time will be appreciated. Send these to Gary Kerr, Treasurer, 12097 SE 175th Loop, Summerfield, FL 34491.