2007 AMTA Reunion History
2007 Reunion Memories
Everything was not perfect for the 2007 AMTA Reunion at the Regency
Hotel in Dallas, Texas , but it was lively and it was fun. A few
problems (TV doesn't work, A/C does not work, doors won't lock, doors
won't unlock, refurbishing going on everywhere). Hospitality Room
about half the size it needed to be but all in all it was great.
Mr. Bill Wilson and Mr. John Dockins did a great job preparing for this
reunion and it was done under, in many cases, very poor conditions.
It was obvious to everyone that a lot of work had gone into the planning
and organizing. If you get an opportunity send Bill and John an
Mr. Neal Cooper was the
guest speaker and he did a great job. His topic was extremely
appropriate and interesting. The questions were plentiful when he
finished. Neal was an AMS while in the Air Force. We
appreciated his presentation and would like to see him back again in the
From Wednesday until Saturday Morning
the action was non stop. The first day was signing in and
fellowship. Visiting with many we had not seen in about 40 years.
A Board of Directors meeting and a bit of beer drinking and fellowship
closed the first day. Second day was a little more hectic.
General Membership Meeting at 10:00 AM and golf at Tenison Park at 1:00
PM. Mr. Robert White was elected to the AMTA Board of Directors.
Mr. John Hurst, AMTA VSO, spoke with the general membership on different
aspects of veteran's benefits which was enlightening. We recommend
if you were not at the meeting that you ask John to provide an overview
of what he discussed. We must congratulate Doug Miller and his
team mates for taking first place in the first ever AMTA Golf Outing.
Doug's team was himself, John Hurst, Palmer McCoy and Charley King.
They won by a 7 point margin. Charlie Bursell had the lowest net
score and Jeff Knisley had longest drive honors. Pat McDonald beat
out Bob Dobbins for closest to the pin. Due to more than a two
year lay off from golf John Brown received the Duffer's trophy for
highest net score. The third day (last day) was non-stop until
about mid-night. The new AMTA Board of Directors met to elect new
officers. Johnnie Estes, President; Del Jolly, Vice-President;
Mike McLaughlin, Secretary; Bob White, Treasurer. Jim Worrell and
Tom Petersen put together an excellent tour through the L-3 Comm plant
at Greenville, Texas. Bill and John had taken care of getting the
bus. One quote that was heard, "It was like old home week at the
plant". Everyone had a wonderful time. Then we all got ready
for the banquet and had a wonderful time with some outstanding food
(London Broil and Grilled Whitefish). Everyone returned to
complete the bidding on the Silent Auction items and the bidding closed
about 10:05 PM. Everyone said goodbyes either Friday Evening or
early Saturday Morning.
Food for thought for the future:
need more people to step up and be willing to take the reigns and help
with the AMTA. If you can arrive a little early before the reunion
officially starts (usually starts 12:00 noon on Wednesday) and help
transport everything to the Hospitality Room would be a big help.
Many people are around when everything must be transported back down to
the vehicles to be stored until the next reunion. It appears the
same people seem to be the ones to do the transporting and loading each
time. When you see one person or even two struggling with a load
of things offer to help. Thank you.
|2007 AMTA Reunion History
|2007 AMTA Reunion