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Chat Room Hosts -
We have all been to busy enjoying the summer weather to spend much time
in the chat room. Sorry to say, summer is over and the colder
weather will make spending some time with old friends in the DD-950 Chat
Room a good way to spend a chilly evening. We need some volunteer
chat room hosts to insure there is somebody there at the time we
advertise the chats.
This one is easy, just let
us know at Hosts@DD950.org that you
can take on the responsibility of being in the Chat Room at perhaps 7:00
PM Saturday night every week. The important part is that somebody
is always there when we advertise the chat time.
We have found Saturday at
7 PM Central time to be one of the best chat times, but we are open to
suggestions if you would like to try a different day and time.
Just let us know when is good for you at Hosts@DD950.org
. An important part is that the time is the same every week, that
makes it easy to remember.
|Webmasters - Sounds complicated
doesn't it? Well, it is really not all that difficult to join the
Webteam here. You do not have to know how to make a Web
page. What we need is a person or persons from some of the
different time periods the DD-950 was in operation to write the
shipmates and talk the photos and scrap book items out of them.
Putting the DD-950 Photo album together
may look easy. Just put the notice up and wait for the photos to
come in right? Well, not exactly. In fact, very little of
the material on display here just showed up. Most items were the
result of somebody writing the shipmates and asking them two or three
times to send us a copy of their material.
We need a person or persons from the
appropriate time periods to write their shipmates and ask them to take
part and contribute their photos. That is the main job of the
We would like to have a Webmaster for
the following time periods: 1956 - 1964, 1965 - 1970, 1971 - 1976,
1977 - 1982.
If you would like to take on the job of
writing your past shipmates on the 2000 crew list and asking for their
input, please volunteer for the Webmaster job at Webteam@DD950.org.
|Archivist - A rather serious volunteer position is that of archivist.
Somebody needs to be responsible for the items the DD-950 association is
collecting; All the flags, cruise books, etc. Perhaps we need a couple of people to split the load.
I have noticed that some other ships
have a "room" on one of the museum ships of their same
class. Perhaps somebody could work towards a DD-950 Room on one of
the Forrest Sherman museum ships such as the Turner Joy (DD-951) in
Bremerton, WA. Write Archivist@DD950.org
if interested in the job.
Area Members-at-Large - We
like to encourage local reunions in various areas of the country.
You could help find additional past shipmates by posting reunion notices
in your local or regional newspapers.
Scheduling a regional reunion can be
fun. Just set a date, a restaurant, ball game, or some other venue
and advertise the event with us here and locally in your newspapers and
veterans groups. You may be surprised how many "Ready
Eddie" people live within walking distance. I was, we have
turned up three past DD-950 shipmates living in my small town of 15,000
which is a hundred miles from nowhere.
Interested in starting your own
movement? Please write: Area51@DD950.org
|Now it is your turn. Take a good
look at what the present volunteers have done and let us know what is
missing. Do you see something that you could do to make the DD-950
Association better? Don't keep it a secrete, let us know about it
now. Please write: Suggestions@DD950.org.
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