U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE
P O. Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465 MEMBERSHIP: 280v
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Saturday, September 14, 2013 10:28 AM
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....................
GET YOUR DET PARK DONOR BRICK(S) ORDERED...DeadlineExtended to October 15th, Install by End of October
Monthly Meeting _Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013
Past National Commander Pat Householder will be our guest speaker at this meeting. He will review the recent 2013 national convention and certainly will do his best to answer any questions about the National organization.
Meeting starts at 1900 sharp at the FRA 29 Facility. Opening Ceremonies will be followed by speaker and business meeting.
Life Member Goes on Eternal Patrol
"Charlie" Meeker USN (ret), of Bremerton, WA went on
eternal patrol, Tuesday, September 3, 2013. . He commanded
the USS Daniel Webster SSBN626 from 1976-1980, and served on
other surface ships and submarines. They were Manatee
(AO-58), James Madison, Triton, Ray and James K Polk.
Sailor, rest you oar!
Help Wanted. Volunteer Again!
The USSVI National Office in Silverdale is in need of a volunteer that would require minimal computer skills to assist the office manager in conducting national business, primarily mailing out documents.
The volunteer would need to work 1 to 3 hours a week on a day and time negotiated with the office manager.
Helping the organization at the national level will increase your knowledge of the Subvet doings at the national level and the 160 bases located around the country. It is also gratifying.
You would be 1 of 5 local volunteers.
FYI: 2013 USS Alexander Hamilton crew reunion in Silverdale Washington Sept 11-15
This will be my next to last reminder for the 2013 USS Alexander Hamilton crew reunion in Silverdale Washington Sept 11-15. We're now less than 1 month away from the reunion and have 75 shipmates and guests registered to attend. If you want to attend but haven't yet registered, time grows short. Reunion and Seattle tour Information and reunion registration form are attached. Fill out and send as soon as possible. Feel free to contact me with questions.
Please note that we've exceeded the maximum number of 35 allowed for the Bangor Base and Ohio class boat tour... and it's now too late to add anyone to the stand-by list.
To date, I've received (or expect to receive) registrations for the 76 crew members and guests listed below. If your name isn't listed but you plan to attend, please get your registration and money to me ASAP. Also, don't forget to make your hotel reservations.
Jim "Clutch" Koogler
USS Alexander Hamilton Assn Treasurer
Go to thes pdf files for more info:
Jim and Deb Bates
Rod and Dee Bellman
Frank and Christina Bonafede
Jim and Rita Carey
Robert “Johnny” Cash
Charlie and Margaret Chace
Rich and Carol Dominy
David and Barbara Doucette
Frederick and Linda Eichhorn
Ron and Sue Galante
Gary and Barbara Gibson
Kevin and Jamie Hanley (and maybe their son Ryan)
Arnie Johnson and Eileen Vierow
Dave and Flori Kirkpatrick
Bill and Margie Linn
Bob and Jackie McCarthy
YNC Dorene King and Bill Zimmerman (McCarthy guests for dinner only)
Leroy, Geraldine, and Lynnette Nettrouer
Karl and Jill Noble
John and Josephine (Jo) Norris
Robert and Kathleen Peterson
John and Donna Phillips
Mark and Onita Rowell
JC (Jimmy) Shumate
Roy and Donna Stevenson
Barbara Tiffin and Scott Beck (Barbara’s son)
Cliff Trent and Louise Stevenson
Lee “Lube Oil” Turner
Ralph (Richard R) Van Lieu
Bob WatersTed and Rose Wheaton
New Day and Hour for Monthly Meetings
At the August E-board meeting The E-board passed a motion to conduct monthly meeting on the 3rd Saturday of the of the month at 10 AM for the winter months starting with the October 19th meeting. It was announced at the August picnic/meeting.
The purpose of the change was to encourage older members to attend. Many have reduced night vision.
It should be noted that the FRA 29 facility opens at 9 AM on Saturdays and early risers might like to eat breakfast there before the meeting
This is a “heads-up” from Ken VeArd on the
database support team.
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.
Starting in October
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Photo Provided by Dennis Nardone (9-6-2013)
All Star Lanes, Silverdale
So you want to be a Snow
Bird and enjoy a beautiful winter in Yuma, AZ. Rent this
neat park model home, completely 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
COB: Wayne Peterson
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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