this one, however, some did not!!!
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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
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.
Chief the Boat - Wayne
Peterson - Thanks for your continued effort and support as
COB. I appreciate it.
- 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
Immediate Past Base Commander -
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
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.
responsibilities are on Gertrude in the by-laws. Contact me for any
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.
U.S.S.V.I. Bremerton Base
P.O. Box 6216
Silverdale, WA 98315
Cell (360) 471-2704
NEWS-01: CALL FOR
Submitted by: John E. Markiewicz on
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
must have completed at least two years as a Member of the Board
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
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