2018 ANNUAL MEETING
The VAFCC held its annual meeting on a beautiful Sunday in Boston, 22 April 2018, with 62 members and guests in attendance. Among the guests were 10 ancestors of John Hancock, who served as commander of the Independent Company of Cadets in 1772. The family presented the Museum with a walking stick fabricated from timber in Hancock’s home. The family and other guests enjoyed a tour and then dinner with the membership. Cocktails and dinner began at 1500 hours and the meeting followed at approximately 1600 hours with President DiNardo in the chair. The membership read and approved the minutes of the semi-annual meeting of 22 October 2017 and reports were delivered following the Secretary’s agenda. Links to the reports are included below.
The highlight of the meeting was the election of the slate of officers, directors, and committee members recommended by the nominating committee:
President 2018-2020: Mr. Gus Niewenhous
1st Vice President 2018-2020: COL Brett Conaway
2nd Vice President 2018-2020: COL Thomas Finn
Secretary 2018-2020: COL (MA) Dean Saluti
Treasurer 2018-2020: CW3 Edwin Stedman
Director 2018-2020: MG (MA) Joseph Carter
Director 2018-2020: CSM William Davidson
Director 2018-2020: MAJ Christopher Cunningham
Director 2018-2020: CPT Angela Cincis
Prudential Committee 2018-2023: COL (MA) John Silva
Finance Committee2018-2021: BG John Hammond
All members of the slate were elected unanimously.
The Secretary then presented Larry DiNardo with the traditional silver pitcher from Shreve, Crump, and Low for his successful term in office, which was highlighted by a substantial increase in the endowment due to the Craig Brown bequest and by the addition of new sources of rental revenue. New president Gus Niewenhous then received the silver gorget as an accoutrement of office, made concluding comments, and adjourned the meeting.