May 2019 Meeting Minutes
Chief Petty Officers Association of Miami, Inc.
Thursday, May 9, 2019


 Meeting called to order by Senior Chief Ron Zasloff: 1930.  

Pledge of Allegiance, Sailor’s Creed and Moment of Silence.  



Ø     President: Ron Zasloff                

Ø     Vice President: Nick Hernandez 

Ø      Secretary:  John Silva/Roxy Hall           

Ø      Treasurer: OSCS Ronald B. Roy, Retired

Ø     Master-at-arms: Nick Niglio

Honorable members and guests present:

UTCS Ron Zasloff

MCC Donald Steffeson


ISC Roxy Hall

HMC Norman Powell


ITCS Grisel Marrero

HMC Rick Tedlow


ATC John Silva

BMC Mike Short


RMC Paul Douglas

PSC Righteous Alonzo


BMCM Chuck Robertson

YNC Robin Viggiano


PSC Limalia Jeanjacques

CMDS Gary Rosenberg


QMCS Ken Larson



BTCM(SW) Paul LaCousierre



NCC Sandra Kimball



ETC Rick Schuchman



HMC Scott Behrje



Minutes from the Previous Meeting.  Motion to accept minutes as posted.  Duly seconded and approved.  

Treasurer’s Report
  Senior Chief Roy reported 2 outstanding checks.  

Check # 1025 CPO Birthday cake for $58.27 

Check # 1029 FW2019 Cigars for $500.00

Checking Account balance: $15,830.72

Savings Account:  $3,194.11

Money Market Account: $41,379.98

Duly seconded and approved.  Note that dues are payable now.



Race: NTR


Scholarship: Applications must be submitted by June 30th


Philanthropy: Cards sent to Paul Douglas


Ship Liaison: Senior Chief Starr was not present; however, he notified the CPOA Mess that he received plenty of positive feedback for the Chief’s reception. Force Master Chief was impressed and happy to have received a cover from his first ship. Plans continue to move forward for the USS Paul Ignatius commissioning scheduled for July 27th, 2019.


Sailor 360: NTR

: For trips sign up on the website!!!

Key West trip: Great time!!

Fishing July13th and July 20th :

Chasin Finz and Sport Fishing Charters

1000 N Ocean Drive Hollywood, FL 33019



$45 per person drift fishing

$85 per person sports fishing, six persons per boat for four hours ($500.00 per boat)


Murder Mystery Train Dinner:

2805 Colonial Blvd. Fort Meyers, FL 1-239-308-0886

Wed-Fri: $85.00 Per person

Sat: $90.00


One day package:

Marriot Hotel $286.00. Includes breakfast plus two tickets for dinner/show

Holiday Inn $253.00. Includes breakfast plus two tickets for dinner show.

Sign up on the website


VA Liaison: A request was received form a veteran to pay for the car insurance payment. Further inspection by Master Chief Robertson revealed that the veteran was actually up to date with the insurance payments.  No payment was issued.

Fund Raising:
Looking for someone to take over fund raising

Awards: NTR



Old Business:

New Business:

BMC Mike Short would like to advertise his letter to the Mess…Mike’s Word of Wisdom!


Chief Hall announced that the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge is returning to SOUTHCOM and is open to all military active duty and retired. Testing will be conducted from May 28th to May 30th.

Day 1: 25m Pistol Qualification/100m swim in uniform

Day 2: German Physical Fitness Test/Ruck March

Day 3: Awards Ceremony

(See attached brochure)


Farewell to Chief Jeanjacques!! (going to the darkside) Commissioning ceremony May 17th

Good of the Order:
 Plaque presented to Master Chief Chuck Robertson for  serving as CPOA President for FY 2018


Motion to adjourn:   2020