[REACT-LIST] To the REACT Teams and their Members in Region 5

ChuckTho at aol.com ChuckTho at aol.com
Wed Jan 27 18:29:43 EST 2016

Kenny --
Thank you for your kind remarks. They are most appreciated.
In a message dated 26Jan16 9:27:02 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
kennyr631 at gmail.com writes:

On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:25 PM, Kenny Jagdeosingh  <_kennyr631 at gmail.com_ 
(mailto:kennyr631 at gmail.com) > wrote:

Congratulations to Chuck on his return to the Board.

A healthy move indeed.


On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 3:49 AM, <_ChuckTho at aol.com_ 
(mailto:ChuckTho at aol.com) > wrote:

It is unfortunate that Mr. Walters took it upon himself to comment  upon a 
situation about which he knows virtually nothing. 
I was waiting for a list of the email addresses for all of the Teams  and 
individual members in Region 5 to fill you in on my election by the RI  Board 
of Directors to fill the vacant position  of Region 5 Director, which 
expires in about 6 months.
Over the weekend, I learned that no one from Region 5 had stepped  forward 
and offered to serve the Region as their Director. I called Larry  Fry, who 
well represented Region 5 for more than a decade, and  offered to take on 
the challenge provided (1) he would recommend it to the  Board and (2) TriCity 
REACT would allow me to join their Team.
Larry approved and I was allowed to join TriCity REACT (Unit 315 R).  

My name was submitted to the RI Board by Director Jerry Jones (Region  7) 
and Larry Fry was contacted by the Board to verify the information and  
recommendation. At the conclusion of the Board meeting, I was unanimously  
elected to serve as Director until the upcoming election process is over  in early 
I committed to Larry, and to the Board, that I would run for  (re)election 
in Region 5, but that if a suitable candidate (not Mr.  Walters) presented 
him/herself, I would immediately withdraw. It is  not my intention to deprive 
Region 5 of its own home-grown Director, it is  only to serve the Region 
which has been without a Director for several  years).
It is my intention to fully represent Region 5. My wife, Judy, and I  have 
already discussed the possibility of visiting some of the Teams in  the next 
few months. As soon as I receive the email addresses from REACT  
International, I will begin regular communications with Region 5's Teams  and 
individual members, keeping all informed and being of assistance when  I can.
I am 81 years old, but still fully active in life and in REACT. I am  a 
retired attorney (Texas, US Supreme Court), I am retired as a colonel,  US Army 
(I was/am a field artilleryman). I served as an enlisted man in  the 
Montana National Guard 1953-55, on active Army duty as an officer  1955-1963, in 
the Texas Army National Guard 1963-1975, and in the Army  Reserve until I 
retired in 1985 -- a total of 32 years serving our  country. For three years 
(1966-69) I served as Assistant Dean and  Assistant Professor of Law at the 
Southern Methodist University School of  Law, from which I graduated third in 
my class (of about 95) in 1966 (yes,  I was employed as Asst Dean and Asst 
Roof of Law immediately upon  graduation from SMU Law). 
In REACT, I have served as Field Director, Vice President, President,  Vice 
President & General Counsel, General Counsel, and Secretary. For  the past 
three years, I have been a regular advisor to President  Capodanno, and have 
completed a number of projects benefiting REACT  International. I have been 
a behind-the-scenes assistant editor for many  issues of the REACTer, 
starting in 2005. In 1998, I was a member of the  Bylaws & Policies Committee and 
together with Johnny Stowers,  significantly rewrote the Bylaws to preclude 
many of the unfortunate  actions of the Board prior to 1998. I am Life 
Member 147, having become a  LM in 1982.
I have been a member of Dallas County REACT since 1 April 1976 --  almost 
40 years. During that time, I have been president 3 times (for 1  year, 14 
years, and 3 years, my last stint ending in November 2014). I  have also 
served as the Team's secretary and treasurer for many   years, and am currently 
acting secretary and assistant treasurer. The  last General Meeting of Dallas 
County REACT that I missed was in January  1978 -- at that meeting I missed 
because of Army Reserve duty, I was  elected secretary of DCR, and have 
managed not to miss a meeting since! If  you're counting, that's 38 years. 
During that same period, I have missed  only one DCR Board meeting. I do 
participate in REACT!
I have been a licensed GMRS user (KAD 4253) since 1982 and a licensed  ham 
radio operator (N5IAG, General class) since 1983. For about 25 years,  
1970-1995, Dallas County REACT operated a central base station on Channel  9 -- I 
am the third highest on the list of hours monitored there, second  only to 
a couple of retired members who monitored 5 hours a day, 5 days a  week! I 
still maintain a CB base station at home, as well as GMRS and  amateur 
As soon as I can get y'alls email addresses (yep, I am a native-born  
Texan), I'll be in contact and will be able to better serve Region 5. I  will do 
so because I want to serve the Region, not to besmirch the  character of 
someone else. 
Incidentally, I'm available on Skype, username ChuckTho. You  might have to 
send me an email (chucktho at aol.com)  ahead of time -- I'm receiving up to 5 
requests a day from persons of  shady character and I accept only those 
where I know the  caller.
Charles A (Chuck) Thompson LM 147
Director, Region 5, REACT International,  Inc.

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