The Council of American Master Mariners, Inc.

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Captain Dan Jordan

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Annual General Meeting

Friday, April 22, 2016
Portland Marriott City Center


Officer Reports

National and Chapter Officer reports are read.

2016-18 Slate of Officers Elections

Ballots were mailed February 2016 to all members in good standing. Only votes returned to the PO Box will be counted. For questions regarding these ballots, please contact CAMM National Secretary-Treasurer Captain Manny Aschemeyer.

National President Captain Jeff Cowan, #1751-RU
Los Angeles / Long Beach

1st Vice PresidentCaptain Joseph Hartnett #2193-RP
Baltimore/Wash. D.C.

2nd Vice President Captain Pat Moloney #1829-RU
San Francisco Bay Area

Secretary / Treasurer Captain Manny Aschemeyer #1548-RU
Los Angeles / Long Beach

North Atlantic VP Captain Frank Zabrocky #1964-RU
New York Metro

South Atlantic VP Captain Liz Clark #997-L
Miami / Port Everglades

Gulf Region VP Captain Michael Mc Cright #2753-S

South Pacific VP Captain Klaus Niem #2167-R
San Francisco Bay Area

North Pacific VP Captain Cal Hunziker #2457-RU; Seattle / Pacific NW

Views & Positions

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Vote on CAMM Positions and proposals moving CAMM forward. CAMM positions are used as our voice in Congressional matters and International Conventions through IFSMA and the IMO. We will not be editing positions on the floor, so it is imperative that submissions are made to prior to February 1 so the committee has time to further research and carefully word statements.

Please review CAMM’s current positions. Some may have become moot or need amendments due to changes over the last year.

Lalonde Spirit of the Seas Award

Captain Tim Brown, Chairman, and the Lalonde Committee, have chosen the 2016 recipient for the Lalonde Spirit of the Seas Award, which will be announced at the Closing Dinner.

Captain Tim Brown, Chairman of the Lalonde Committee, is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Lalonde Award. Nominations must be postmarked no later than January 15th, 2016. Now is the time to think about submitting your nomination for the award— before the holiday seasons overtakes you and the deadline passes! Nominations should be mailed or emailed to Captain Tim Brown. The form and instructions for submitting same are available here.

Ballots: Constitution and By-Laws Amendments

Ballots, with printed copies of proposed changes, were mailed February 2016 to all members in good standing. Only votes returned to the PO Box will be counted. For questions regarding these ballots, please contact CAMM National Secretary-Treasurer Captain Manny Aschemeyer.

Proposed Amendments are to be submitted to the Constitution or Bylaws to the Constitution and Bylaws Chair Captain Patrick Moloney ( by January 22, 2016, in accordance with By-Laws Art XIII, §1.

Strategic Plan

The Board of Governors (BOG) has been working on the Strategic Plan the past few years. The purpose of the Strategic Plan is to set short and long term objectives and goals for CAMM, and keep us on track throughout the year.

The strategic plan outlines the actions required to support our mission, visions and values. The plan encompasses communications and public relations, member sustainability and development, advocacy and education, along with fiscal implications, both costs and benefits, of each.

New Business

If you have New Business you’d like added to the agenda, please submit it to Captain R.J. Klein at no later than February 15, 2016.

Agenda ― Draft

Business agenda subject to change.

0730Check-in with Continental Breakfast
0800Welcome and Announcements
President, Captain R.J. Klein
Chaplain, Father Oubre
0815 Presentation of the Colors and Pledge of Allegiance
0820 Opening Business:
  • Establishment of a Quorum
  • Certified Proxy Cards distributed by Secretary/Treasurer
  • Announcement of Appointed Parliamentary Advisor
  • Adoption of Agenda for Annual Meeting
  • Approval of 2015 AGM minutes
  • Establish Ballot Committee
0830Final Roll Call ― 8 Bells
Chaplain, Father Oubre
0845President’s State of CAMM Report
Captain R.J. Klein
0900Treasurer’s Report
Captain Manny Aschemeyer
0925National VP and Chapter Presidents’ Reports
1000Coffee Break
1015 CAMM Positions & Views
Captain Frank Zabrocky
Discuss tactics to move forward the key positions selected by the membership.
1115 CAMM Positions & ViewsCaptain Frank Zabrocky
Review and Voting on remaining Positions and Views. Views and New Views open for discussion and possible movement to Positions.
1200Lunch In-House
1300Sidelights and Web Site Report
Captain R.J. Klein
1330Father Oubre addresses the Council
1345Ballot Committee report of election results including Constitutional and By-Law Amendment
1400Old Business:
  • Strategic Plan
  • Responsibilities of Officers
1415New Business:
  • Proposed increase in dues
  • Next AGM: Washington DC with IFSMA
  • Cadet Chapters/Membership
  • New Memberships
  • Vote by email
1500Coffee Break
1520Introduction of New Officers – Report from Captain Cowan Appointment of Committee Chairs
1600Board of Governors Meeting

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