Association’s Committees

Our organization maintains several committees that serve the
membership. If you would like to participate, please contact
the committee chair for more information.

Bylaws Committee:

Chair – Ken Merrifield

John Gardner, Attorney

Joe Mitchell, Attorney

USS Wainwright Bylaws:


Executive Committee:

President Manny Seligmann

Vice President Richard Molck

Secretary Robert Bennett

Treasurer Jerry McKnight

MAA Donald “Skip” Greene

Ship Traveling Museum Committee:

1  Chairman,  5 members(odd number)

Chair:  Richard Molck
Members: Donald “skip” Greene, Manny Seligmann, Robert Bennett, Ed Osborne, Kurt Ausbeck

To gather information on preserving our artifacts.
To determine the best methods of artifact display.
To head the team of volunteers on the preservation of our artifacts.
To submit all artifact ideas to Executive Committee for approval.
To report to the Executive Committee on our artifact restoration.

Ship’s History:

1 Chairman, 4 Members

Chair : J.C. Carlson
Members :

To find all available history of the ship named Wainwright.
To organize all data.
To work with Ship’s Museum Committee to create displays.
To create Ship’s Picture album.
To report all progress to the Executive Committee.


1 Chair, 4 members

Chair: Ed “Cookie” Cookenham
90’s: Mike Mitchell
80’s: Jim Coy
Plank Owners:

To organize and maintain Ship’s roster.
To promote and find Ship’s company.
To organize and promote annual membership campaign.
To be responsible for membership cards, welcome aboard package.
To report to the Executive Committee on the status of membership.

Reunion Committee:

Executive board / board of directors


Website Committee:

Chair: Richard Molck
Members: Jerry McKnight, Manny Seligmann

WebMaster: Richard Molck

To keep web site up to date.
To report to the Executive Committee on the web site progress.

Ship’s Store Committee:

1 Chair 2 Members

Chair: Kurt Ausbeck
Members: Jerry Schwarz, Richard Molck

Manage Ships Store stock.
Review new offerings for the ships store.
Recommend item pricing to Executive Committee for approval.
Report Ships Store status to the Executive Committee.