USS Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601)
This charter establishes the USS Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601)
Association, hereinafter referred to as "The Association", in accordance with
the unanimous direction of the crew members attending the USS Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601)
initial reunion held September 20 - 21, 1991 in Groton, CT.
The purpose of The Association is to further the
continuation of associations formed and the good fellowship established among the officers
and men who served on the USS Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601) during her long and illustrious
career successfully devoted to deterrence of war. Toward this end reunions will be held
The following offices are established to conduct
the business of The Association on behalf of the members:
¨ Determining the location and exact
dates of the next reunion with due consideration to the desires of the majority of the
¨ Advance planning for the reunion and
implementation of the plan.
¨ Authorization of expenditures from
The Association treasury.
¨ The appointment of two advisors to
assist the president as required.
¨ The appointment of a Coordinator/Host
from the general locale of the next reunion to assist the president in planning,
interfacing, and other preparations for a reunion.
Vice President's Responsibilities:
¨ Assisting the President.
¨ Replacing the President if he becomes
incapacitated or otherwise unable to discharge his duties.
¨ Maintaining a record of The
¨ Correspondence required to keep
¨ Maintaining a roster of The
¨ Receipt and custody of member dues in
a non-interest bearing account.
¨ Accounting of funds to members within
two months after each Association meeting.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The election of officers will be accomplished on
the final day of each reunion. Candidates will be nominated from the floor and officers
elected by a simple majority of the members in good standing (Dues Paid) attending. No
provision is made for absentee or proxy voting.
Membership in The Association is open to all who
ever served on the USS Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601) and to widows of those who served.
Each member will be assessed a $10.00 initial
Each member will be assessed a $10.00 annual fee,
the first payable in March 1992 and yearly thereafter. These funds will be used solely for
up-front expenses associated with reunions, to reduce the reunion registration cost of
members, and to provide for costs of correspondence.