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2008 Reunion Tri-Fold Brochure

 


 

Banquet

(Photos by Lin Morgan)

Alan Jepson

Marie Konecny, Reunion Coordinator

Alan Jepson leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

Singing of the National Anthem led by Phil Beaulieu with Alan Jepson, Joe Senn, and Bob Jungers.

Alan Jepson, Chuck Kiesling, and Henry Danelli

Walt Garrison leading the invocation.

Special Recognition to honor a special couple, Walter and Betty Schall, for the dedication and commitment the past seventeen years to assure the USS Collett Reunion was held each year. Walter is a Plank Owner on the USS Collett; he served onboard from 1944 to 1945 during World War II.

This Texas Flag was presented to Walter and Betty Schall by Irving Convention and Business Center was flown at the Capitol of Texas March 16, 2008 in honor of the 2008 Reunion.

This posthumous recognition is to honor the memory of Jack Palmer for his dedication and commitment to assure the continuation of USS Collett Reunions. Jack was a twenty-seven year Navy veteran spanning three wars - World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War.

Plaque and Flag being presented to Walter and Betty Schall by City of Irving, TX representatives Maura Gast and Bob Berry and accepted by Marie Konecny, Reunion Coordinator.

Alan Jepson and Marie Konecny.

Joe Senn presents a drawing of the USS COLLETT, signed on the reverse by members of the association, to Walter and Betty Schall. Accepted on their behalf by Marie Konecny. Reunion Coordinator.

Manuel LaRotta and Bill Tarver.

Bill Tarver nominating Houston as the next reunion location.

Robert Gordon

Richard Sherley

Bill Brooks, Association President

Bill Brooks, Sue Senn, and Henry Danelli

Bill Brooks and Henry Danelli accepting awards.

Marie Konecny accepting award from Henry Danelli

Sue and Joe Senn accepting award.

Frank Olderr accepting award from Henry Danelli

Lin Morgan accepting award from Henry Danelli

Chuck Kiesling accepting award from Henry Danelli

Alan Jepson and Bill Brooks.

Henry Danelli and Walt Garrison.

Henry Danelli accepting award from Bill Brooks

Marie Konecny accepting award from Bill Brooks.

Chuck Kiesling accepting award from Bill Brooks.

Sue Senn presenting Treasurer's Report.

Dannis Lozano and Lin Morgan.

Barbara Miller and Diane Benson

Manuel LaRotta being presented award for longest distance (Columbia) travelled to reunion by Bill Brooks

Diane Benson accepting award from Bill Brooks.

Bill Hood nominating Fresno, CA as the next reunion location.

Bill Hood and Richard Sherley sharing a humorous moment.

Bill Tarver nominating Houston, TX as the next reunion location.

Mike Kipper

Gerald Gardner nominating Springfield/Branson, MO as the next reunion location.

Bill Brooks and Frank Olderr lead us in the singing the "Navy Hymn."

Shipmate Photos

(Photos by Lin Morgan)

Dannis Lozano

Albert Chard, Jr.

Ernest (Gene) Ditty

Martha and Ray Guerra


Reunion Photos from Pat Manion

Alan and Elizabeth Wickert

Bill and Nancy Brooks

Jimmy Blackmon and Dorothy

Marie Konecny

Pat Manion and Bill Tarver


Reunion Photos from Joe Senn