2014 Memorial Day Tolling of the Boats Observance
Oly Base Cdr John Clear Sends:
Last Saturday evening, 19 April, 6 base members
attended the annual enlisted Sub Ball at the Sheraton Seattle. They were Don Jassek, John Mansfield, Dutch Kaiser, Wayne
Sieckowski, Jerry Peeling and WWII Subvet Paul Christofferson.
Paul converses with CSG9 Rear Adm Kuhlmann, then SUBPAC Force Master Chief Cash Caldwell.
Fireworks Sales Manager Requests Watch Bill Sign Ups for Annual Sale
See Watch Bill here.
Drop Dead Date for Brick Install at Deterrent Park
April 30, 2014 is the deadline for making an donation order for engraved bricks to be installed in in the missle deck of the full sized top side model of the USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN). Install is planned for 18 May. IOUs will be considered. Go here for details and application.
Welcome Aboard New Members
Welcome aboard: David L. Hoeg (Simon Bolivar, Henry Clay, Nautilus, Birmingham, Pintado); Alan B. Hunter (Abraham Lincoln, George C Marshall)
April General Meeting Summary
Base Commander Jim DeMott opened the meeting at 1900, Tue, April 15th with traditional ceremony. He introduced WRD John Mansfield and two guests.
He then introduced Kitsap Bluejackets Baseball Team owners Mr. & Mrs. Rick Smith. Rick gave about a 30 minute review of the 9 year old semipro Bluejacket history, the league and many details of the organization and their desire for us to interact with the team.
The team and league are made up of college students from around the country. The Bluejackets play a 58 game schedule from June 6th through August 10th; 28 games at home at the Kitsap Fairgrounds.
After a short break, base officer and committee chairmen gave update of their activities. Notably, John Gardner note an estimated net of $100 for the scholarship fund was made from the base sponsorship of the annual dolphin Dash at Bangor Base, Sat, April 12th. Treasurer Dennis Nardone reported a 76K+ base treasury balance. Others reminded us of near and mid future events including base participation in the Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade, the Ivy Green Cemetery Memorial ceremony, Fourth of July Fireworks Sale and two more parades celebrating the forth of July in Port Orchard and Bainbridge Island.
Don Bassler reminded Deterrent Park Brick orders are due by April 30th.
John Mansfield gave a short brief on the state of USSVI and other thoughts .
Meeting closed at 2030.
South Sound Base Meets In Lacy
(posted on 4-13-2014)
The informal April 12th meeting of South Sound Base began at 1:30 p.m. in the Hawks Prairie Restaurant in Lacey. 10 members ventured out in beautiful weather and shared camaraderie, sea stories and good food. We’ve been meeting for more than 11 years and still manage to hear new sea stories. No minutes were taken but John passed on information about the upcoming National USSVI convention in San Francisco.
Canadian Submarine Centenary and commemorate the 1914 commissioning of HMC Submarines CC1 & CC2
Ahoy Friends & Shipmates ...
We are pleased to announce two preferred hotels for our West Coast Submarine Week ~ August 5 thru 8th, 2014 ~ both hotels are located within one block of Victoria's inner-harbour & Coho Ferry - as per attached map < accomm > ...
August is high season & traditionally a busy time in Victoria and both hotels are doing their best with offering favourable rates for our Submarine Week attendees & guests.
For hotel & room details, and our special rate with booking code, please refer to the attached .pdf documents - it is recommended you book early to ensure availability.
Our Submarine Week program is being finalized in conjunction with the Navy & Registration Form will be published shortly.
For those who have expressed interest in potential accommodation @ CFB Esquimalt we will be following up by separate cover.
Yours Aye & Cheers,
Centenary Chair SAOC West
Bob or 250-727-0927
Hotel deals are
be posting a
package prior to
Tuesday August 5th ~ Friday August 8th, 2014
in Greater Victoria, British Columbia
During 2014 all
invited to join
for the Canadian
Starting in April
521 National Ave,
2014 Calendar below,
Sam Attending To Bonefish at Dolphin Dash
Sat, April 12
Photo provieded by Dennis Nardone
Mar 7, 2014
Navy Submarine Force - Silent Service
Use or lose