USS Washtenaw County Veterans Association & Reunion Payments

At a meeting held during our 2005 reunion in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, the USS Washtenaw County Veterans Association was voted into existence, and officers were elected. The purpose of the Association is to maintain and promote a strong and cohesive organization; to foster the spirit of goodwill among its members; to afford opportunities for communication, enjoyment, companionship, recreation and involvement among shipmates their families and friends; to perpetuate the camaraderie developed among those who have served in the United States Navy; and to preserve the ship’s prominent place in history as a highly decorated warship in the service of the United States of America.

Reunion hosts should find it easier to deal with hotels and other organizations with the Association's backing. In the future the goal is for the Association to become a non-profit corporation (see update below).

Membership is open to all former crewmembers who served aboard the USS Washtenaw County and who were separated under honorable conditions, their spouses, and others who share the ideals of the Association. Family members of deceased crewmembers are most certainly welcome, as are crewmembers of LanShipRon 9 ships and other LST's.

At present annual Association dues are $25 or $70 for three years, and is in addition to reunion registration fees. Please join to support the Association. To join just click on the Association Application link way down near the bottom for a printable application form, fill it out and mail with payment, or use the PayPal option below!

If you're visiting this page to submit payment for reunion fees, or to join or renew membership in the Association, our Association Treasurer, David Vicknair, is presently taking payments via check, money order, Venmo (David-Vicknair-5), or PayPal. Log on to PayPal's "Send Money" page and enter in the Recipient's Email box. In the Venmo or Paypal message box mention what your payment is for - association dues, reunion fees, ship's store purchase, etc. Otherwise, make check or money order payable to USS WASHTENAW COUNTY Veterans Association and mail to:

USS WASHTENAW COUNTY Veterans Association
42472 Evangeline Drive
Hammond, LA 70403

When remitting funds to cover reunions fees, please send along the following information:

Phone #___________________________________________________________________________
Date on Board:_______________________________Rank/Rate:___________________________
Ship or Duty Station if other than Washtenaw______________________________________
Emergency Contact___________________________________ Phone #______________________

Contact David at with any questions, or to obtain his phone number.

New 3 year dues payment option! At our 2008 association meeting a resolution was passed to create a new plastic ID card with photo of USS Washtenaw County with your name embossed, with payment of three years' membership dues in advance. Just pay $75 (now $70) to join as a three year member!

07Mar07 Update
A message from Tom Osmond:

WE ARE NOW AN APPROVED TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATION for federal income tax and all donations to our organization are tax deductible for personal income tax filing purposes.

Tom adds that you may need to know the city and state of incorporation when filing your taxes, which is Warren, Michigan.

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