Association Officers for the 2011-13 Term   Business Meeting Minutes   
     This Association is a non-profit organization incorporated and registered with the State of Colorado. This is an association of those who are former members of any United States Ship bearing the name of Sterett. Also included in membership are friends of Sterett, interested in seeing that the history and traditions of the Sterett are preserved.
     Operation of the Association is governed by a set of by-laws and it's elected officers. Elected officers are restricted to being former crewmen of any of the ship's named USS Sterett.
     The inception of the association was due to the efforts of Dave Wolf and Elden Miller who served aboard Sterett in the late 1960s and early 1970s. These two shipmates wanted to get together with some of their shipmates who served with them over 25 years before. A list and search was started along with an information web site, started by Elden Miller. The end result was a formal reunion that included almost 50 former shipmates. The USS STERETT ASSOCIATION was officially formed at that reunion held in Aurora, Colorado on June 19-21, 1998. At that time a business meeting was held and a vote to form the Association passed by an overwhelming majority. In April of 1999, the association became an officially registered non-profit organization by the State of Colorado.

For a copy of the bylaws click here.
The next reunions were:
        2001 - Longmont, Colorado
        2003 - Silverdale, Washington (near Bremerton where DLG-31 was built)
        2005 - Baltimore, Maryland - Lt. Andrew Sterett's home town and home port.     
        2007 - Portland, Maine (Coinciding with the Christening of the new Sterett DDG 104 in nearby Bath Iron Works Shipyard)
        2008 - Baltimore, Maryland  - Not an official reunion but the Association participated in the planning and sponsorship of the DDG 104 Commissioning in Baltimore.  Over 60 members  members were in attendance.
        2009 - San Diego, California - The first homeport of the new Sterett DDG 104, which offered the opportunity for the active duty DDG 104 crew to join the reunion and Sterett vets and guests to tour the ship.

       2011 - Biloxi, Mississippi - After holding Reunions on the East and West Coasts, this was a great choice of location on the Gulf Coast.

The operation of the Sterett Association is entirely supported by donations and membership dues. Management of the association is performed entirely by volunteers and unpaid officers, elected at business meetings held at each reunion.
The association maintains a web presence for the purpose of locating and contacting former shipmates and friends, to support communication of Association activities, events and news of interest to former shipmates and web site visitors wanting to learn about the Sterett ships, their crews, and heritage.

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