To: ACVA Ship Reps and Non DDG Member Reps
Please forward this memo to your ships Crewmembers
AND CC: our Secretary on your outgoing
IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO SEND EMAILS TO YOUR CREWMEMBERS BUT USE ANOTHER METHOD TO NOTIFY THEM …
Please advise me HOW you will notify them.
A. If you put this memo on a web page, please advise which web site
and when it was posted.
Please help us by responding to our “QUESTIONS” shown below.
ACVA Ship Reps, Non DDG Member Reps., Adams Class Ship Assn. Presidents and others.
A local support group was formed recently in the Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg area of Florida. This local group is assisting in spreading the word about ACVA's efforts to save the USS Charles F. Adams DDG-2 and develop interest in this area of Florida. At a recent monthly meeting, some of those attending voiced concerns that they were not getting much, if any information, about ACVA from their assigned ACVA Ship Reps.
Let me try to explain part of the problem and ask for your help.
The ACVA Board has focused our effort to save Adams on the central part of Florida. That is because there is a wonderful climate most of the year, lots of tourists as potential visitors to the ship, and we have more interest from that area than any other with potential berthing locations. We have received a lot of support from some influential people in the area. At the request of the Mayor of the city which is our leading prospect, let's call it City X, we have not released the name of the actual city to the General Membership or included it in our recent Press Release. The Mayor of City X stated he did not want to go public until he had as much information as possible and had the support of the local Chamber of Commerce and local Economic Development Board. For now, we must honor the request of that Mayor. I hope everyone understands why this Mayor, or any Mayor, must be ready to counter any opposition before he puts his reputation and his office behind a multimillion dollar project such as ours. I assure you that our ACVA people in Florida are working very hard to convince everyone in City X that getting the Adams in their city as a Memorial and Museum Ship will be an asset to the city tourist scene, local youth groups and local educational institutions.
In an effort to bring ACVA Members and Non Members up to date, I want to try what I hope will be a fast experiment in communicating with all of you. This also has the potential to give ACVA an idea of just how many of you are really getting our messages. The following is a very short update of where ACVA stands in our effort to save the USS CHARLES F. ADAMS DDG-2.
QUESTIONS FOR DDG CREWMEMBERS AND NON DDG MEMBERS…
Please answer the following questions by sending a return email to:
ACVA Executive Secretary, Dave Myerly at DaveDDG2@aol.com
Let us know you received this email and send the following:
If you know of crewmates or friends who either served on an Adams Class DDG or may be interested in supporting the ACVA, and may not be getting our emails, please forward this to them.