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WWII Historical Reenactment Society ~ Mar 2010

WWII Historical Reenactment Society ~ Mar 2010

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The Edge ~ Volume XIX Issue 1 ~ Jan/Feb/Mar 20101
Volume XIX Issue 1 ~ January/February/March 2010
by Jonathan Stevens, HRS Vice President
Greetings! As we all prepare for the upcoming reenacting season there are a number of things to be aware of.First off the by-law vote in the last issue of the Edge has been extended. The original deadline of December 31was too short of notice for many members with the Christmas season in full swing. Also, some of the approxi-mately 60 members who receive a paper copy of the Edge got their last issue on December 30 or later. The ballotand by-laws in question are reprinted in this issue. Please take a few minutes, read through the proposal, andvote the way you think is best. Also, scanned ballots will be accepted via email. The new deadline will be April23rd.A rather new concept for our organization is the idea of having “Regional Battles” to replace the National Battlethat was voted on as a by-law amendment earlier in 2009. The concept is to make it easier for more reenactors toattend a big battle who otherwise may not attend for financial reasons, the cost of gas, or distance. These eventscould be supported by the HRS with assistance in a meal, transporting of vehicles, a USO show, or somethingalong those lines. The money for the Regional Battle assistance would be available from the funds saved bysending the Edge electronically which will be addressed later in this article. Units are encouraged to apply tohave a Regional Battle the same way a unit applied for hosting the National Battle. We are still working throughthe process of accountability for funding of these events as this could be a problem if not handled with care andvery openly with all the membership aware of how money will be spent. Continued to page 2...
MARCH 2010
25-27 March 2010, WW II Movie Shoot, Neoga, IL; Contact Jeff Cornell JCornell@skycasters.net or call (217) 844-2398 (Non-HRS)26-27 March 2010, Battle in the Bocage, El Dorado, KS; Contact:wwiihistorycenter@att.net or 316-640-2647;http://www.wwiihistorycenter.org/reenactorcalendar.htm. (Non-HRS)26-27 March 2010, Spring Western Front Event, Mansfield, OH;Contacts: Tim Ellifritt at ursus529kirby1@juno.com or Daryl Slusher at dslusher14@earthlink.net (Non-HRS)26-28 March 2010, Meeting at Torgau, Groverton, IN; Contact:Rich Gratt (heervint@yahoo.com) (Non-HRS)26-28 March 2010, R.E.T.O. Tactical, Fort Custer, Augusta, MI; Topreregister to simply visit: http://delay2010.eventbrite.com;www.Wiking.org POC Alan Miltich, email PzPionier@aol. com or Phone 517-796-9193 (Non-HRS)27 March 2010, Honor Flight Fund Raiser Swing Dance, Dekalb, IL;For tickets or info contact: Sheri Taber (815) 685-4015 or richandsheri@gmail.com (Non-HRS)
 APRIL 2010
3 April 2010, Re-enactor Garage Sale, Batavia, IL, 8am to 3pm (Non-HRS)
16-17 April 2010, WW II Training at Historic Van Hoosen Farm,Rochester Hills MI; David Neary nearydpkd@sbcglobal.net (Non-HRS)16-18 April 2010, Spring Western Front Event, Camden, OH;Contact: Tim Ellifritt at ursus529kirby1@juno.com ;www.camdenwwii.com (Non-HRS)17 April CAF Minnesota Wing Garage Sale, South St. Paul, MN,http://cafsmw.org/calendar/event.php?event=200845 (Non-HRS)17 April 2010, 20th CENTURY G. I. PRESENTS LIVING HISTORY AT THE ALAMO St Louis MO; WWW.20THCENTURYGI.COM(Non-HRS)23-24 April 2010, Normandy, the Drive Inland, Onsted, MI; For more information go to www.able506.com or contact Mike at (248)391-6805 Email firstbn506@yahoo.com (Non-HRS)
Events continued on page 4
World War Two HRSBoard of Directors2009-10
David Jameson, 2nd Inf. Division15632 Polk CircleOmaha, NE 68135(402)896-1345dmjameson@frontiernet.net
Vice President
Jonathan Stevens, 9th Inf. Div.0N349 Cottonwood DriveWheaton, IL 60187(630)221-1171 jstevensww2@sbcglobal.net
Craig Dvorak, 2nd Mar. Divisionspartacus.3@juno.com
Shari Taber4249 E 2551st RdSheridan, Il 60551(815) 685-4015richandsheri@gmail.com
Allied Representative
William Sheets, 505PIR, 82 Abn.6817 Everglades CourtIndianapolis, IN 46217(317)788-1836 jan@netdirect.net
Commonwealth Representative
Elliott James, No.11 Group RAF497 Wagner StreetRoseville, MN 55113(651)489-1623elliottwjames@comcast.net
Axis Representative
Scott Atchison, 6. SS "Nord"P.O. Box 61 Ossian, In 46777(260)622-9153ssnord1943@yahoo.com
Website Staff Webmaster
John Olsen, 9th Inf. Div. john.e.olsen@wheaton.edu
Assistant Webmaster
Joshua Olsen, 167th SPCwolfiejo@yahoo.com
Newsletter Staff Editor
 Troy LaFaye, 167th SPCindieflmkr@aim.com
Joshua Olsen, 167th SPCwolfiejo@yahoo.comMatt Kelley, 36th Recon
(No specific order)
167th Signal Photographic Co.Richard "Zak" Sobczak Jonathan StevensGary Adkinswww.20thcenturygi.com To submit articles/photos emailedge_editor@167thspc.org
Greetings continued
Of course the HRS will not fund the entire event but provide assistancefor a specific item. In any case send your proposal to the board of directors for hosting a Regional Event. We will be glad to work withyou. We do reserve the right to reject events for assistance and justbecause an application is sent does not automatically mean an eventwill be approved.Two newly revised forms to be aware of are, of course, the 2010(Re) Enlistment form and the revised Event Request Form. Please usethese forms for the 2010 calendar year. The changes are minor to the Event Request Form but have shortenedthe form from three to two pages.Another item passed last year by the membership was an HRSscholarship. This was not a by-law and would have to be voted on bythemembership in subsequent years but a committee will be formed to siftthrough the applicants to award a $500 scholarship to an HRS member. The qualifications will be put on the website shortly for those interestedin applying for this first ever award. Please contact the Vice PresidentJonathan if you are interested in being on the scholarship committee.The newest board member for the HRS is Sheri Taber who willfill the position of Treasurer for the remainder of 2010. She is the UnitCommander of the Chicago Homefront Helpers. Her contact informa-tion will be posted on the HRS website shortly. Please give her a week orso to get into the office. I speak for all the board when I say that we arevery glad that Sheri took this responsibility on and look forward toworking with her. She will fill a very large hole in the organization.As mentioned, the Edge will go to an all-electronic format thisyear. We had about 60 members taking the Edge via mail that wascosting us around $6 per person for each issue. This of course was morethan the additional $6 in 2009 charged to receive the Edge in the mail. The cost effective thing was to eliminate the printed Edge for now. Therefore this is the last printed issue of the Edge. Your feedback on thismatter would be appreciated. If you have no email address or access tothe HRS website where the Edge can be downloaded for free pleasecontact the Vice President. In the long run this will save the organizationmoney that can then be used to support our events.Finally, there has been some confusion over some of the filmfootage taken at the 2009 Rockford event. A professional film crew wasthere to take some footage of the event as a test for a possible futurefilm. This was a last minute affair and not known by the majority of thereenactors and HRS board. While the footage was very well done andquite complementary to WWII reenacting we will be redeveloping theHRS video and filming policy. Troy LaFaye of the 167th Signal PhotoCompany, also an independent film producer, will be involved withupdating this policy. Please contact Troy or me with your concerns orideas. We do not want to discourage this type of publicity for WWII reen-acting but we do need to use caution in how images of reenacting arepotentially used commercially.You can see a trailer containing footageshot at Rockford and Thunder Over Michigan here:http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/war-birds/promo-trailerAs ever, please contact me with any questions or concerns. Imay not be able to respond immediately but I will do my best torespond in a reasonable amount of time. Be seeing you!Jonathan Stevens,WWIIHRS Vice President
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The Edge ~ Volume XIX Issue 1 ~ Jan/Feb/Mar 2010
3The Edge ~ Volume XIX Issue 1 ~ Jan/Feb/Mar 2010
WWII HRS Board Meeting Minutes 19 November 2009The meeting opened at 7:07 and a roll call was taken. Those attending: Russell Dvorak, Don Pitchers,David Jameson, Craig Dvorak, Jonathan Stevens, Scott Atchison, Bill Sheets, Shari Tabor, John Newton,Scott Bacon, Doug Loge, Elliott James, and Alan Miltich.The October minutes were read. A motion was made to accept the minutes and was seconded.
Old Business:PAHA:
Our attorney reviewed the actions of the PAHA regarding Rockford. There was no new contactwith the PAHA.Defunct Units: 35th Div MPs were contacted and they would remain an HRS unit in 2010. In 2009 theyhad been inactive. The unit CO Greg Champion of L Co., 1st Inf. Div., Had been contacted and nolonger was fielding a unit. L Co., 1st Inf. Div. was removed from the chartered units by a majorityvote. There was no contact with Three Commando via the last email address on file. Elliott wouldsend them a registered letter inquiring about their status.
By-Law Vote:
The bylaw regarding nepotism and removal of the Emergency Powers Act was passed. Itwould be added to the official bylaws.
15 APR 10
15 MAY 10
15 JUN 10
 New Business:Unit Charters:
2/25 Australian Elliott was reviewing the unit information. It should be ready forthe S&A Committee vote in December.
Treasurer Report:
$7418.90 reported in the checking account; $16,227.50 was in the savings account;for a $23,645.59 total. Two checks recently sent to Rochelle printing were not included in thisstatement.
Secretary Report:
933 members total including one recent member.
Commonwealth Rep:
Elliott was working with the Australian unit
 Allied Rep:
No new information. Bill was working on an event at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in December.
 Axis Rep:
Scott reported some complaints on the S&A Committee but offered non details.
Insurance and Under Age 18:
The response from the insurance agent and carrier regarding those underage 18 and using weapons was that there could be no weapons allowed for those under age 18. If aperson under age 18 used or carried weapons, the insurance for that event would be void. Further theagent said that if we wanted to insure those under 18 with weapons under the HRS insurance policyfinding a carrier that would accept members under age 18 with weapons this would be unlikely. Thedefinition of weapons included for example rifles, anti-tank guns, knives, and bayonets. Air softwould be included as those weapons do fire a projectile.
Don Pitchers and Treasurer Position:
Don had inquired about the Treasurer position however accordingto the records he has been a member since August 2008 and therefore was not eligible. We do thankDon for his willingness to serve on the HRS board.
Open Comment:
Bill Sheets and others suggested a member of the 9th SS to join the SA Committee.At 8:07 the meeting was adjourned after a unanimous vote.
 Attention WWIIHRS Unit Commanders, did you know there’s now anew way to communicate with your fellow unit commanders and theHRS BOD? Contact HRS Vice President Jon Stevens now to getadded to the new WWIIHRS Unit Commanders Committee YahooGroup email list or sign up yourself athttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/WWIIHRSCommandersComm/OFFICIAL HRS Business
HRS BOD meetings
 All HRS BOD meetings are on the third Thursday of every month, at 7:00 PM CT. Meetings are held via tele-conference. Members are invited to attend byemailing the President (David Jameson,402-869-1345 or dmjameson@cox.net)and providing their current HRS IDnumber. All participants must regis-ter 48 hours prior to meeting time.Up-coming meeting dates:18 MAR 1015 APR 1020 MAY 1017 JUN 10
Message from the HRS Secretary: To all HRS members,For the calendar year 2010
 joining or renewing atevents will not be allowed
.Please refer to the HRSBylaws for more info. Also, a reminder, All applications musthave a unit commander’s signature in order to be processed. Thank you,Regards,Craig Dvorak HRS Secretary

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