PO Box 488
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651
Fax: (315) 938-7010
(Year when term ends)
- VICE PRESIDENT & TREASURER: RON ZAREM (2013)
USS BROUGH DE 148
1310 Rifle Lake Tr.
West Branch, MI 48661
- (989) 345-0237
- SECRETARY: TOM HAYWARD (2015)
USS JOHN R. PERRY DE 1034
23075 Enchanted Ave.
Pass Christian, MS 39571
- (228) 669-7122
- CHAPTER COORDINATOR: DON KEATING (2014)
USS HEYLIGER DE 510
- 224 Glengariff Rd.
- Massapequa Park, NY 11762
- (516) 541-1726
- RECRUITING: DICK AGER (2015)
USS GANTNER DE 60/APD 42
- 32040 Long Bow Ct.
- Millsboro, DE 19966
- (302) 945-4504
National Representative: John Cosgrove
USS GENDREAU DE 639
565 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. #301
Recruiting Coordinator: Tim Slisky
USS VOGE FF 1047
14 Lansdale Ave.
John P. Cosgrove, Chairman
Tom Kidd,Jr., Ex Officio
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How to Become
a Board Candidate
Each year at the National Convention, a specific number of members are elected to
the Board of Directors by a vote of those attending the annual business meeting. Any
regular DESA member can run for the Board by submitting a letter to the National DESA
headquarters along with a copy of his honorable discharge and evidence that the service
included duty aboard a destroyer-escort or other qualifying ship (DER, APD, etc.).
Each candidate also supplies a short article for publication in
DESANews, outlining his qualifications and goals. The material should be sent to DESA,
PO Box 488, Henderson Harbor, NY 13651.
The board elects the President and Vice President annually, and the
President appoints board members to various positions or committees. Candidates should
note that once elected to the board they are expected to fill any such position. Also, the
by-laws state that if DESA does not have the funds to pay a board members designated
expenses, then the member will bear the expense.