Membership of the USS L. Y. SPEAR (AS-36) Association is available, as follows:


Membership

Any officer or enlisted personnel who received official orders, either Permanent Change of Station or Temporary Duty, and who served honorably aboard the USS L. Y. Spear is eligible to apply for and be accepted as a member of the Association.  Membership in this category may be as a "Regular" or "Life" Member. 

Regular Association dues are $25.00 for the first year of membership (this is to offset the cost of the initial membership packet to new members), with subsequent years at $15.00 per year.  Regular members may pay for up to two (2) years in advance along with their initial or renewal payment.  Regular membership expires at the 1 year anniversary of your membership becoming effective, depending on how many years you paid for at the time of application. 

Life membership will be set at a one-time payment of $150.00. 

Membership dues are used to cover the ongoing costs for newsletters, mailing expenses, and maintaining the Association website, as well as to offset costs associated with our annual reunions. 

All former Commanding Officers of the USS L. Y. Spear are eligible for and will receive all benefits of Life Membership, with their Association dues being waived.

Benefits:

Regular Membership

  • $25 Regular Membership; $15 for subsequent years
  • Receive Membership Certificate (8 x 5 )  VIEW
  • Receive Membership Card (Wallet size perforated)  VIEW
  • Receive all Association Newsletters and updates.
  • Attend reunions (and bring your spouse and/or guests)
  • Voting privileges of Association elections and issues

Life Membership

  • $150 Life Membership (you will not be required to pay dues annually)
  • Life Membership Certificate (8 x 11)  VIEW
  • Life Membership Card (Wallet size laminated)  VIEW
  • Life Membership Lapel Pin  VIEW
  • Receive all Association Newsletters and updates.
  • Attend reunions (and bring your spouse and/or guests)
  • Voting privileges of Association elections and issues

Honorary Life Membership

The spouse or descendants of any deceased USS L. Y. Spear veteran may be awarded an Honorary Membership.  Other Honorary Memberships may be awarded as recommended by the Executive Board, or any other Association member, and with the approval of the Executive Board.  Honorary Life Members will not have the right to cast a vote in Association business or be eligible to hold office.  Dues are waived for Honorary Life Membership.

Benefits:
  • Honorary Life Membership Certificate (8 x 11)  VIEW
  • Honorary Life Membership Card  VIEW
  • Receive all Association Newsletters and updates.
  • Attend reunions (and bring your spouse and/or guests)

Associate Membership

Any individual who is of good standing in their community or who is sponsored by an Association member may apply for Associate Membership.  Associate Members will not have the right to cast a vote in Association business or be eligible to hold office.

Benefits:
  • $25 Regular Membership; $15 for subsequent years
  • Receive Membership Certificate (8 x 5 )  VIEW
  • Receive Membership Card (Wallet size perforated)  VIEW
  • Receive all Association Newsletters and updates.
  • Attend reunions (and bring your spouse and/or guests)

The Membership form can be accessed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Please complete and mail this form, along with your check made payable to "USS L. Y. SPEAR Association", to:

USS L. Y. SPEAR Association

c/o Patty Kelso, Secretary

6916 Lamar Avenue

Overland Park, KS  66204

Association Membership Application 

Membership packets will be mailed when check is received.

 

The USS L. Y. SPEAR (AS-36) Association is grateful to the following members for their support.  We could not remain afloat without them.

LIFE MEMBERS

L0001 William Barnard DT2 1977-1980 Dental
L0002 Patty (Schneider) Kelso PN3 1979-1981 Personnel/ESO
L0003 Leon Jessie SK2 1969-1971 Subsat
L0004 Richard Turner BM2 1969-1974 1st Divison
L0005 Ken McCutcheon SK3 1969-1971 S-6 Division
L0006 Julia Sparks HT2 1987-1991 R-1 Division/17A
L0007 Stephen Boice ETR2 1969-1974 Electronics
L0008 Robert Thompson LCDR 1980-1983 Medical/RHO
L0009 June "Wendy" Stokes HMC 1979-1982 Medical
L0010 Ross N. Williams CAPT 1973-1975 Commanding Officer
L0011 Debra Reichhold ETR2 1979-1981 R-4 Division/Cal.Lab
L0012 Jay M. Cohen CAPT 1991-1993 Commanding Officer
L0013 Ralph M. Ghormley CAPT 1969-1971 Commanding Officer
L0014 Tom Jones FN 1971-1973 A Division
L0015 Neal Young DK2 1980-1983 Disbursing
L0016 Bruce Bugbee STS2 1969-1972 R-4 Division/Ant.Shop
L0017 Virginia Hill QM2 1979-1981 Nav/Ops
L0018 Carl Butts MR2 1982-1985 R-2 & R-8 Divisions
L0019 Alan Bonifer MM3 1978-1980 R-2B Div./38A
L0020 Sharon Ford SN 1993-1995 2nd Division
L0021 Lora Vernon-Kidd DP3 1984-1987 S-8 Division/ADP
L0022 David Bittle SN 1971-1973 Deck
L0023 Pat Lowery YN2 1979-1982 3rd Div/Capt Ofc
L0024 William Bennett HT3 1976-1978 DC Division
L0025 John Keeter  LTJG 1979-1980 S-8 Division
L0026 Gary Baldwin  BM3 1980-1982 2nd Division
L0027 Walter Shimp  SFM2 1969-1971 Repair
L0028 Greg Gee  MM2 1978-1980 Repair/R2-B
L0029 Donald Springer  RM2 1972-1973 Comm./Radio
L0030 Richard Patraw  MR2 1980-1983 Repair/R-2A & R-2B
L0031 Douglas Shoaf  IC3 1969-1972 E Division/IC Shop
L0032 Susan Hitchcock-Duemling DK2 1979-1982 Supply/Disbursing

REGULAR MEMBERS (ACTIVE)

Willie Goodman SHCM 1991-1993 Supply
Brian Penney ET2 1981-1983 R-4 Division
Dan Kenney SK1 1969-1970 Supply
Gary Wentworth  ENCM 1973-1980 Repair/38 Shop
Walter Suessenguth  IC2 1978-1982 E Division
David Reed PM2 1984-1989 R-6 Division/Pattern Shop
Charles Tyler TM3 1970-1971 Weapons
Edward Harkleroad MR2 1976-1980 R-2 Division
Thomas Tomandl TMC 1970-1973 Weapons
Walter Tomasheski TM2 1969-1973 Weapons 14/16 Torp Shop
Sherri Roberts  HM2 1979-1982 Medical
Everett Schubert  HT1 1973-1976 Repair/Carpenter Shop
Thomas Jenkins  PN2 1969-1971 Personnel/ESO

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS (ACTIVE)

Thomas Turner Sponsor - Richard Turner

 


Bylaws

 

USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36) Association Bylaws - Rev 0

 


 
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