I hope this e-mail finds you doing well.
The weather is beautiful, just a little too warm for me,
but it could be worse,so I am good. We have had good
turnouts for our parades. The 4th of July parade on
Island was awesome. There must have been a couple
thousand people lining the streets and gave us a very
warm welcome. Fathoms of Fun in Port Orchard was also
enjoyable. I just wanted to share events coming up for
- July 15th, Sunday, 1200-1600- USS
Buffalo Decommissioning BBQ, Camp
Recreation Area, 950
- July 16th, Monday, 1000. - USS Buffalo
I sent in RSVP cards for 8 at each event,
but I am sure you won't be turned away if you attend.
Please wear your colors and represent U.S.S.V.I.
July 17th, Tuesday, 1900, general membership meeting. We
will have a speaker from
to present material on scams and additional information
that will be beneficial to us. They are not here to sell
us anything, just provide useful information. Chow will
be provided by shipmate Bear
(pulled pork sandwiches). I hope to see you there.
- July 20th, Friday,1130,
Blue Goose Tavern on Bay street in Port Orchard.
- July 28th, Saturday, 0900, Whaling
Silverdale. We usually meet for lunch
That is it for the month of July.
We have a few events in August.
- Annual base picnic on Saturday
August 11th, Elks Pine Road in
This will be co-hosted with American Legion Post 149 of
Meeting at 1100, chow begins 1230-1300, live music
1300-1700. Please provide a side dish. The Base and
Legion will provide burgers, brats, dogs, and all the
fixings. Beverages will be provided or you may bring
your own. This looks to be another fun and successful
picnic. I think the COB will be the head chef again, as
he does a great job. I hope you can join us.
- Friday, August 24th 1500. The
Base has purchased 35 tickets for the Tacoma Rainier's
ball game at Chaney Stadium. Price for ticket is $6.00.
Tickets will be available for sale at the meeting
Tuesday. We will begin tailgating at @1500. Game
begins at 1800.There will be a fireworks show after the
game. Base member Bear
has taken the lead on this event and I will share his
e-mail below with details.
Seats are are on
1st base side (should be shaded
as the sun sets) There are still
some available close if we run
out. They are going to set aside
a space in parking area for us
to tailgate. We will get a score
board posting of ten words. I
have told him just what was on
check ........ U.S. Submarine
Bremerton Base ......
but we can change it and we
maybe able to add USS Michigan
SSGN-727 if we get a
large enough group from them we
can also get more tickets if
they want to come as a group.
Tyler (Rainer's Dude) did good
for us. I will touch base again
on 19th and around 26th and then
at least once the week before.
They need to know ASAP if we
need an ADA seat or Seats I only
know of one person in worse
shape than I am so I told him
initially no but we can change
that. Seats are pretty
We are looking to
car pool to the game. It would
be nice if we had an RV to set
up for the tailgate. As of now,
we are going to set up canopies
and have a generator for power.
Please provide your own chairs.
We have time to finalize the
details for this event. I look
forward to any feedback to help
with this event.
Well, I think
that is it for now. It has been
a fun and busy summer so far. If
you have any questions or
concerns, please contact me. Be
safe friends, and see you soon.
P.O. Box 6216
Silverdale, WA 98315
Cell (360) 471-2704