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Updated: Monday, 03 September 2012 05:31


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Just Few Days Left to Vote In USSVI National Election Plus Current National Statistics

(Posted Aug 27, 2012)


It is great to see that 43 of the 235, 18.3% of Base members eligible to vote have voted. However, if you have not voted, please consider bringing up national site, follow instructions and vote. Please give me a call at 360-509-0250 and I will gladly walk you through the process. /Red


Election Master, Past Commander Pat Householder, reports the following National, Regional, District and Large Base stats:


As of today (26 Aug) there are 2,405 (19.02%) cast votes out of a possible 12,643 members eligible to vote. The Region turnouts are

Northeast: 11.72%
Southeast: 22.69%
Central: 19.83%
Western: 17.09%

Of the districts, the most successful is
SE1 District with 36.5%

The worst is
NE1 with 7.59%

WD4 has 16.41%

Of the large bases with 200+ members eligible to vote

Bremerton: 18.3%
Charleston: 25.32%
Groton: 8.78%
San Diego: 8.44%

Online voting closes on Sept 1st



Deterrent Park Paver Donation Order Nearing Deadline for Sep/Oct Installation

Now's the time to act, especially if you would like an engraved brick close to the WWII Submarine Force Medal of Honor recipients.

(updated 8-24-2012)


The semiannual installation of Paver Donations for Deterrent Park's (NKB BANGOR) in the full scale replica of the USS WOODROW WILSON (SSBN 624) submarine topside missile deck will be in late September or early October, 2012. The deadline for making these donation orders is 30 August, 2012. An application order form may be filled out online, printed out and mailed in (w/check). 


Please give your order broad consideration as some have made orders and requested additional pavers at a later date and want them placed next to their older donations.  This is not the policy.  So, if your are considering a group order, which are common for families, boats, divisions etc, please include all that you would like in the order you make.


We currently have nine pavers in the queue for fall installation.. We would like to see it 20 or 30.  Please help us out.  Below is image of last install.  Note pavers will weather and appear uniform in 2 to 3 years.  They are a lasting memento.


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Tommy Robinson on the mend

(Posted 8-24-2012)


Tommy Robinson is on the road to recovery after suffering from a skin disorder that had spread over much of his body and caused him sleep deprivation for two weeks. It was diagnosed as Poison Sumac, but it turns out it was some type of auto immune disease. He is near perfect as you can see in picture to right.


NEWS-01: The USSVI 990 Tax Return
Submitted by: John Markiewicz Natl Treasurer on 8/14/2012
The USSVI 990 Tax Return for 2011 is posted for viewing on our website under the DOCUMENTS
Button, then ORGANIZATION.

Please keep in mind that the numbers are significantly different than the Budget numbers because the IRS has us on a calendar tax year from January 1st through December 31st while our Budget is based on our operating fiscal year of September 1st through August 31st. A second thing you need to keep in mind is that the 990 Corporate Tax Return includes the numbers from the Base End of Year Reports as they are considered branches of USSVI and included in our tax reporting while the Budget numbers only consider the National revenue and expenses. Finally, an event of significance was noted in that for the first time in the history of our organization USSVI and its Bases exceeded the million dollar mark in total revenues. Our net ass work out to be roughly 1.5 million with 1 million held by the Bases and 1/2 million held by the National organization.



Submitted by: Pat Householder on 8/12/2012

BASE POC: Please give this message the widest possible distribution to your base members.

Shipmate, If you are one of the approx 2,100 members who have already voted, thanks and read no further.

The USSVI National Election will end on Sept 1st.

If you HAVE NOT yet voted, our national USSVI election is underway and all Regular (US Submarine Qualified) members have several ways to vote.

1. Go to, then click the VOTE NATIONAL ELECTION button. Follow the instructions to log in as a member, then register your vote. (Be sure to have your copy of AMERICAN SUBMARINER Magazine at hand so you can review the full text of the Proposed Amendments and the Candidate Bios.)

2. In AMERICAN SUBMARINER Magazine, you will find a paper ballot you can complete and mail in. If you do so, BE SURE to enter your name and Base on the ballot so that I can verify your eligibility to vote before entering it into the vote tracking system. So far only one shipmate has sent in a anonymous ballot. Sadly, his ballot could not be used for the reason stated above.

3. At , under the DOCUMENTS button, then the ELECTIONS button, there are downloadable documents covering the Proposed Amendments, Candidate Bios and A Ballot, all of which can be printed out for use.

It is important to remember that Proxy Voting is not allowed. This means, each member must do his own voting, regardless of method chosen. Bases cannot vote as a bloc, and any votes received as such will not be accepted. Proxy voting can lead to a loss of membership for the person attempting to do so.

Your vote is your voice in the future direction and operation of our organization, so please carefully consider your alternatives and vote your choices.




Monthly Meetings, 3rd Tue, 1900 at

FRA 29

521 National Ave, Bremerton,

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Vice Commanders' Corner


I am continuing to look for meeting speakers. 

Especially into the new year.

Current Sked:

Sep  -  Active Duty Member John Perkins

Oct -   ?????

Nov -  WWII Subvet Paul Christofferson


The E-board is looking into a daytime breakfast or lunch monthly meeting in Feb.


Please let me know if you have any ideas on improving our base in all aspects.




                                  Steve Corcoran

                                  Vice Commander



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