For your information, we would like to report on the current status of organizing the new 8th AD Association:
So far, we have over forty (40) members enrolled, of whom a number (20) are original veterans of the 8th Armored Division!
We welcome all those interested to join. We need you!
New Association Officers:
President Emeritus - Sidney Bishop, 18-A
President - Andy Waskie, Jr.,
Vice President - Gloria Zuccarella B. Layne
Membership - Vern Miller, 130-Hq
Chaplain - Norm Olson, 49-HqC
WebMaster - Scott Thorpe
Retiring Web Master - Okey Taylor, 58-C
We are in need of volunteers to assist with the following:
Newsletter Committee - we need an editor and assistants to put together an on-line version of the 'Thundering Herd' as a pdf file to distribute to the membership who have an e-mail address. (For those who do not have e-mail, we will mail out a hard copy). They will also maintain contact with members via E-mail blast announcements.
Membership - to assist in maintaining the membership rolls and sending out membership cards
Treasurer - to handle the finances of the Association
Merchandise - to offer members souvenir items with the 8th Armored Division logo: hats, t-shirts, bags, etc.
Publications - a Committee to help distribute published works or articles on the 8th Armored Division, especially by veterans, such as Ray Ross' ('When Your Number's Up'); Vern Miller's 'My Brother's Keeper'; 'In Tornado's Wake' (Division History), etc.
Council - would be composed of appointed or elected non-executive officers who can assist the Association through input, creative ideas, oversight of the affairs of the Association, and fill in when needed to help in any area of the Association.
Reunions - a volunteer committee to work on the details of a potential annual reunion/Association meeting where yearly business and elections and planning can be conducted.
Please contact us at: 8thArmoredDivisionAssociation@gmail.com
The web site: http://www.8th-armored.org/
Andy Waskie, Jr.,