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(Founded in 1981, Membership today is (265^)

P O Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465  

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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


Up-dates on Bremerton Base events

Base commander Sends:

Hello Bremerton Base Members,

I hope this e-mail finds you doing well. It was a busy August (at least for me). We had the district picnic on the 10th, Rainer ballgame on the 16th, and base picnic on the 24th, and not to mention the soupdowns on Friday. I want to thank all those members for joining us and making the events a success. I then finished the month on business travel to Minneapolis and then extended vacation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Good times. Here we are in September and steaming into the end of the year. I want to share a few events and items with you to keep you informed, and in an orderly fashion;

•Friday, September 13th, 1200, 251 1st Street, Bremerton, WA. 98337, USS Parche Memorial. CPO pinning ceremony for Ileene Davis. Ileene is serving on the USS Michigan. She has invited the Bremerton Base Submarine Veterans to this special event. Chief Select Davis is an active member of our base and has been nominated and accepted the nomination for Vice-Commander in the up-coming elections for Bremerton Base. I hope you can join us for this memorable event for Ileene.

•Saturday, September 21st, general membership meeting, 1000, Fleet Reserve, National Ave., Bremerton.

•Thursday, September 26th, Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members. Naval Base Kitsap, 0900, NBK Bangor Chapel. Social hour to follow ceremony. (I will forward e-mail)

•September 27, 2019, the Rogue-Umpqua Base will hold it's regular bi-monthly meeting at the Smokejumper Base Museum on Highway 199, a few miles south of Cave Junction. (Please see District Commander Jim Demott's e-mail that I forwarded). Any questions, please contact Jim or me.

At the general membership meeting we will also discuss the future of our base float. The E-board had a pretty good discussion at our recent meeting . The float is close to 40 years old and it is time for the base to discuss which direction to go. ( Keep repairing or build a new float). Very preliminary at this time, but a topic that needs attention.

Well, that is it for now. Thanks for your time and support. Any questions or concerns, please contact me.

P.S. I must give a special thanks to COB Wayne Peterson for his outstanding effort concerning the base picnic. He did a great job. Thanks Buddy.

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

Bremerton Base Member William H. Ruth Went On Eternal Patrol

Posted September 4, 2019

Base Commander Sends


It is with a heavy heart that I send this message. Recently, I received an e-mail from the National Office that informed me of the passing of William H. Ruth, on Sunday, August 18th, 2019. William qualified in submarines on the USS Barbero (SS- 317) in 1959. He also served on SS-589 (USS Scorpion), SS-417 (USS Tench), and SS-409 (USS Piper). William was a FT3 (SS) when he left the Navy. He joined USSVI in 1997 and was a member of the Bremerton Base and the Holland Club. With William departing on Eternal Patrol, let it be known we have lost another hero. Sailor, rest your oar!

Stephen J. Corcoran
Base Commander
USSVI Bremerton Base


Welcome Aboard New Members

Updated  August 31, 2019

Sean Elowski (Nevada, Michigan)

Randy Murray Jr (Billfish, Tennessee, Georgia, Hampton, Alabama)

Kathy Grissom (Michigan)

Frederick Green (James Madison, Grenadier, Phoenix, Daniel Webster, Georgia)

Ronald F. Seedorf (Capitaine, Sculpin)

Daniel Inman (Flying Fish, Alaska, Chicago, Henry M Jackson)

Michael J. Cloutier (Sam Houston, Michigan, Ohio)


Congratulations in Order!

Hello Bremerton Base Members, please review the above list. I would personally like to congratulate the following individuals;

Robert Link Award winner Dennis Nardone. Great work Dennis and well deserved.
(This award, named for the WWII subvet and primary founder of USSVI, is awarded to the member who, by his personal individual efforts and participation during the preceding year contributed the most to the advancement and embodiment of the USSVI Creed and Agenda. Who by his dedicated service and support to our USSVI organization and his fellow Submarine Veteran Brethren exemplifies the meaning and spirit of the word, 'Shipmate.'/ed)

Class I Newsletter of the Year Award and Overall Newsletter of the Year Award winner for Puget Soundings, Editor Dave Pittman. This is the 2nd consecutive award for Dave in both categories, as he also won in 2018. Outstanding job Dave.

District Commander of the Year - Western District 4 Commander Jim DeMott. What can I say about this award, except I am not surprised. Jim has done a great job representing our district. Well done Jim, and well deserved.

Congratulations gentlemen. Bremerton Base was well represented at the National Convention.

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

Base Elections 2019

Posted July 26, 2019
Base Commander Sends

Hello Base Members, I am sending this on behalf of our Election Chairman, Gary "Dutch" Kaiser.


Section 1. The Chairman of the Nominating Committee shall conduct the nominations for the five elected offices.

Section 2. The chairman of the Nominating Committee shall call for nominations of eligible candidates for the five elected offices to all members on or before August 30. Nominations shall be submitted by any member in good standing on or before October 30, to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee, but only if such nominations are accompanied by consent of the nominee that he will accept the nomination and serve if elected and he must be a member in good standing. Upon receipt of all nominations, the Chairman of the Nominating Committee shall have published the names, in alphabetical order, of all candidates properly nominated, at least thirty days prior to the date of elections. Additional nominations, when called for, shall be made from the floor, on the day of the election, and shall be accepted upon the oral or written consent of the nominee that he accepts the nomination and will serve if elected. Elections will normally be held at the business meeting in November. The new officers shall be installed during the month of January. (Amd 10-19-10 & 10-18-11)

Section 3. For any position with more than one candidate, elections shall be by secret ballot vote of attending members in good standing. If any position has only one candidate, election may be determined by simple showing of raised hands of attending members in good standing. (Amd 10-18-15)

Serving as an Officer for Bremerton base is fun and rewarding. Please give a thought to serving your base. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or any E- Board member. Please find attached the nomination paperwork. We will also have the nomination forms available at the picnic in August and the meetings in September and October. Thank you.

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

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