U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE
P O. Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465
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Sunday, 08 September 2013 06:21:51 AM
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2013 USSVI National Convention Review
Pat Householder, Past National Commander
Shipmates, I just returned from the USSVI Rochester MN convention, which had something over 500 in attendance, and this is the first convention I have ever attended that there was virtually no bitching about anything!
Sailor, Rest your Oar
WWII Sub Veterans Have No Regrets, But
Lots of Stories
Twenty-five World War II submariners swapped
war stories last week at Silverdale Beach Hotel. The tales
didn't need any embellishing.
Don Loughridge felt the same way.
Ships were just targets.
Photos Provided by Joe Gavasso
Bremerton Base Participated in Tacoma's Military Service Parade
A small contingent of base members led by Cdr Jim DeMott and Vdcr Steve Corcoran marched in the Tacoma Military Service Parade with the Bonefish float pulled by Bonefish Mgr Sam Swenson this past Saturday evening during the annual Daffodil Festival. Its significant to see WWII Subvet Paul Christofferson and our youngest and active duty member Joe Hanisko in attendance. Paul did combat duty in the war and Joe shows his appreciation for that while serving our country in a special way. Its a good sign that represents our membership.
Cdr Jim DeMott reports: Photos by Donna DeMott
On the evening of Saturday, August 24, the
participated in the first Celebrating Military Service
Parade in Tacoma. The weather was very cooperative, with no
rain and a comfortable temperature. Our parade entry
consisted of the Bonefish float, along with six Base
members, including WWII veteran Paul Christofferson
and active duty member Joseph Hanisko. We were
also joined by a retired Navy Chaplain, in uniform, who rode
the float with Paul. Some sections of the parade route had
few spectators, while others were pretty crowded, but we
were well received throughout. Probably the best part was
the wait for the start of the parade at the staging area. We
were in a mix of participants from different services and
organizations. There were a lot of people in a small area,
but everyone was very friendly, sharing stories, memories,
and a few laughs!
More about the parade here.
Base Members Joined Olympic Peninsula Base Members in Dinner Affair
Photos by John Clear
Olympic Peninsula Base and Elks Members put on a steak and fish dinner and auction to aid the the Subvets Caps for Kids program on Saturday evening, Aug 24th at the Port Townsend Elks Club. Led by Cdr John Clear and Chef and Life Member Milo Vandecar along with Elks members arranged the evening. Ralph Harris, Dutch Kaiser and Don Bassler attended from Bremerton Base with their wives. Ralph laid out his storekeeper wares and conducted business.
Base Storekeeper Represents Base at Kitsap County Fair (photo by CPOA's STC(SS) German Sotelo)
Giddy Up! Hard charger Base Storekeeper Ralph Harris helped the CPO Assn at the fair this year perform their volunteer function of security at the fair. Ralph is always on duty. Ralph says that he was returning the help the CPOs gave the base at the Fireworks sale and encouraged others to help at the fair next year.
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All Star Lanes, Silverdale
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furnished for $750/month. There is a three month
minimum. Bring your soul mate, your clothes, car, or fly
into Yuma Airport. You could rent a car or buy one.
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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