U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE
P O. Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465
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Friday, 16 August 2013 09:19:44 PM
Gertrude Check: Before political correctness, a universal navy term for requesting an underwater telephone check with another boat or skimmer .
Our purpose is: "Perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country.....................
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First Annual All Military Parade in Tacoma
Bremerton Base will Participate. Mustering details will be issued here later in the week.
The parade will begin at 6:00pm, Saturday, August 24, 2013. The parade starts at S 13th St. and Pacific Ave. and ends at S
24th St. and Pacific Ave. Staging areas will be secured and available for arrival at 2:30pm. Parade participants and vehicles should be in position no later than 4:30pm.
Your staging and drop-off area is determined by your official parade number. For example, #29C means that you are 29thin the parade order and will stage in area (Charlie) as identified on your parade map. Alpha and Bravo units will be staged between 11th and 13th Streets on Pacific Avenue; Charlie and Delta units between 9th and 11th. http://gertrude-check.org/SU 1-2-3-4.pdf
Bremerton Base Fireworks Sale Shows a Decent Profit
Base Treasurer Dennis Nardone finalized the 2013 fireworks sale net profit at $4,261.70, or 17.18% of gross sales. Fireworks Sales Manager Mike Sullivan and 2014 manger Mike Friend can take pride in their long and hard work on this project.
Other members and volunteers (CPOA) that worked the sales should be recognized as well. This annual income is the base's major revenue source for operations and charitable activities, primarily the scholarship program.
Deterrent Park - Sept 15, 2013 Deadline for
Donation Brick Order
You can apply NOW, and pay by September 15 when order is sent in.
Bremerton Base Takes Back the Dolphins
Last evening, Thur, 8 August 5th , Bremerton Base pirates hit the road to take back the coveted traveling dolphins from the Olympic Peninsula Base. They were met with an anti-pirate proclamation from the John Clear, Olympic Peninsula Base Commander. It was entertaining, but didn't keep the pirates from succeeding.
A good business meeting was conducted. GOOD NEWS!
1. Olympic Peninsula Base will not close.
2. Aug 24th Steak Dinner Feed at Port Townsend Elks is on for 5 PM. Professional Chef and Life Member Milo Vandecar will provide a great dinner with steak and fish. (Ralph Harris has tickets ($16.25) Stay Tuned!
Announcing the USSVI Member Questions and Comments Bulletin
Board System (BBS)
Ground rules, identify yourself, keep it clean and fraternal. Got a problem? Offer a solution.
Annual Picnic Draws About 50 Members & Guests
Saturday morning, Aug 3rd, at 1130, Cdr Jim Demott opened the base August meeting with traditional ceremony at the Bremerton Elks picnic grounds in front of the coveted USS Bonefish Float. Introduced were WRD John Mansfield, WWII Subvet Paul Christofferson, new members, and Canadian SAOC members. Meanwhile VCDR Steve Corcoran and Wayne Peterson were cooking up the burgers, dogs and brauts. Photo by Dennis
Jim then called on Holland Club Chairman Dick Litscher who presented HC awards to Bill Ridley and Doug Smith in recognition of 50 years qualified in submarines. Each gave a brief sea story that were significant to their careers.
Announcements about a Military Recognition Day Parade in Tacoma and a Olympic Peninsula Base steak and fish event at Port Townsend Elks Club which conflict time wise with each other in the late afternoon of Saturday, August 24th. Photo by Dennis Nardone
All this was followed by a grand feed with more to eat than all these folks could handle.
We owe a big thank you to COB Hank Hollis for setting up this event!
(Of interest, we were very happy to have some active duty submariners/members at the picnic. They are the ones who will walk in our footsteps, not only defending our nation, but ensuring our creed is carried out.)
The Silent Service TV series are now available as a free download
Thanks to the
generosity of USSVI Northern VA Base member Ray Stone, the
following episodes are available for downloading at this
site are from thesubmarine adventure series 'The Silent
Service' which aired during the1957-1958 television seasons.
Welcome Aboard New Member:
Joe Hanisko (Jimmy Carter)
Bremerton Base Members Enjoy Whaling Days Parade From The Side Lines
Photos by Dennis Nardone
As shown (others came and went), members, guests and Firestone Tire employees pose for group photo in front of Bonefish float in front of the Firestone Tire Store in Silverdale . This year the base sat out the parade and watched from the side lies, but still got visibility by all parade participants . It was enjoyable, but I think most of would prefer to be in the parade. From what I saw there were very few or no active duty or veterans groups participation. Vet groups could not afford or individual members could not take on the responsibility (liability insurance) required by the parade. (Noted: Most entries were tax payer supported entities or commercial firms. I enjoy participating in the parade much more than watching it. Too long, too much spacing between entries and no bands. If any one has other images to post, please send/ed)
Resignation of our
National Treasurer, Richard McPherson.
It is always a setback when any one of our officers, whether at the Base or the national level, decides to step down.
We are fortunate in
having past National Treasurer,
John is well
schooled in all of our treasurer procedures and is
responsible for developing many of the procedures and policy
currently in place.
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Biannual Base Officer Elections on the Horizon
Nomination Chairman Dutch Kaiser reports the following members in good standing have been
Treasurer: Dennis Nardone
ARTICLE VIII. BIANNUAL ELECTIONS (Amd 10-18-11)
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. All elections shall be by secret ballot vote of the members in good standing.
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