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Bremerton Base

(Founded in 1981, Membership today is (269^)

P O Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465  

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4131 Pine Rd NE,


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Welcome Aboard USSVI Bremerton Base

Posted December 3, 2013

Welcome aboard John Ritter   (Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Sam Houston, Thomas A Edison, Georgia & Alabama)


Monthly Meeting/Base elections

Base Commander Sends:

Posted November 17, 2019

Hello all, I just want to report on our monthly meeting yesterday. We had a great turnout and Congressman Kilmer presented an interesting and informative talk on the happenings in Washington.


Here are the results of the election and your new officers.

Base Commander - Dave Bowman - U.S.S.V.I. member since 11/12/2015. Relatively new to the Bremerton Base. Congratulations Dave, and I thank you for stepping forward and getting involved with Bremerton base. Dave qualified on the USS Michigan in 1984. I look forward to a smooth turnover with Dave.

Base Vice Commander - Ileene Davis - U.S.S.V.I. member since 9/21/2017. Another relatively new member to the Bremerton Base. Ileene is still on active duty and pinned on CPO this year. Thank you Ileene for stepping forward supporting our base. Ileene also qualified on USS Michigan in 2017. Congratulations Ileene.

Chief the Boat - Wayne Peterson - Thanks for your continued effort and support as COB. I appreciate it.

Treasurer - Dennis Nardone - Dennis runs a tight ship and keeps us honest. Thank you Dennis for your continued support of Bremerton Base.

Secretary - Wayne Sieckowski - Wayne is always there to support. Thank you, I appreciate you effort.

Immediate Past Base Commander - Steve Corcoran

As you can see , our top 2 officers are new and ready to lead Bremerton Base. I guarantee, I will do my best to support Dave and Ileene as they take on the new positions of your base. We also have a few additional items to cover.

From Don Bassler-

Bremerton Base Life Member Phil Paugh has volunteered to take on the Deterrent Park Engraved Brick Acquisition & Installation Detail. After the Saturday Monthly meeting Phil introduced himself to me and volunteered to take on this detail. I briefly explained the duties to Phil and suggested that I fill him with the processes starting now and completing a turn over after the next installation, in May 2020. For Treasurer Dennis Nardone, and others, please include Phil on any emailing or other correspondence with me concerning Deterrent Park. Phil gave me faith in our younger generations of their willingness to volunteer.

Phil Paugh is also a new member joining Bremerton Base 3/7/2019. Thank you Phil for relieving Don on this duty. I appreciate it.

We also have a vacancy for Float Manager Sam Swenson has retired from this position after many years of dedicated service. Thank you Sam. Duties and responsibilities are on Gertrude in the by-laws. Contact me for any questions.

Dave Pittman is also looking for a relief as Puget Soundings editor. Please contact Dave or me for details.

As you can see, we are still doing well. As I complete my term as your Base Commander, I still feel it is imperative we have secondary individuals for our elected officers and our committee chairs. Many of these individuals have been doing their duties and holding their positions for many, many years. We need additional members to step up and support your base. These duties and positions are not difficult. (and outlined in the by-laws)

I want to personally thank Dennis, Wayne, and Wayne for their continued support as Base Officers. I will also support you gentleman as we continue on this journey.

I will send additional details on Christmas party and our Retsil visit later this week, Any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Stay safe my friends. Cheers.

Steve Corcoran
Base Commander
U.S.S.V.I. Bremerton Base
P.O. Box 6216
Silverdale, WA 98315
Cell (360) 471-2704



Submitted by: John E. Markiewicz on 9/11/2019
2020 is an Election Year. The Following National Officer Positions and Requirements for Office Are Available:

National Commander: Nominees for National Commander must have completed at least two years as a voting member of the Board of Directors by the time they take office as National Commander.

National Senior Vice Commander: Nominees for Senior Vice-Commander must have completed at least two years as a Member of the Board of Directors and must certify that they have or will develop a working familiarity of the USSVI bookkeeping software.

National Junior Vice Commander: Nominees for Junior Vice-Commander must have completed at least two years as a Member of the Board of Directors.

National Treasurer: Must be a Regular member in good standing and Nominees for National Treasurer must have some experience in bookkeeping, certify that they have, or will develop a working knowledge of the USSVI approved bookkeeping software, use the USSVI approved software as part of his/her duties as National Treasurer, and cannot change to another software package without the Board of Director’s approval.

National Secretary: Must be a Regular member in good standing.

Regional Director: Must be a member in good standing of a Base within the Region.

Note: All nominations must be sent to the Nominations Committee Chairman on or before March 1st, 2020. The nomination is accompanied by a letter from the Nominee indicating his willingness to accept the nomination and willingness to serve if elected. The Nomination Letter includes details of the nominee’s qualifications in less than one hundred (100) words.

The 2020 Nominations Committee Chairman is IPNC John E. Markiewicz, e-mail is jemjax2@att.net

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