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  Issue/Date 20131014



P O. Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465


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Sunday, October 13, 2013 04:02


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....................

Wow! Take a Look at our Base Boosters.  They are great!



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First Winter Schedule Bremerton Base Meeting (Sat, Oct 19, 1000, FRA 29)

(Posted 10-12-2013)


This Saturday, October 19th, the first winter schedule Bremerton Base monthly meeting will be held at the FRA 29 Facility at 521 National Ave at 1000 (10AM).  Hopefully the FRA will have their kitchen open at 0900, so you may want to come early for breakfast.


You may want to make this meeting to get your self acquainted with the Subvets running for 2014-15 Base elected base offices before the election n November. (see names below)



No October Monthly Meeting For South Sound Base

(Posted 10-07-2013)


The South Sound Base USSVI will not be meeting on Thursday, October 10th.

So there is no agenda for me to share with members


don mac    SSB POC

The tour at LeMay was in lieu of an October meeting.

Mike Ellis, Treasurer/Membership
USSVI South Sound Base


Biannual Base Officer Elections

(Up-dated 9-20-2013)

Nomination Chairman Dutch Kaiser reports the following members in good standing have been  nominated:

Here are the candidates:
Steve Corcoran Nominated for Commander and Vice Commander
James DeMott Nominated for Commander
Dennis Nardone Nominated for Treasurer
Wayne Peterson Nominated for Vice Commander and Chief of the Boat
Wayne Sieckowski Nominated for Secretary

Please post this list on Gertrude Check and Puget Soundings and remind the
membership that nominations are open until October 30th and elections will be
held at the November Business Meeting.


Deadline for Deterrent Park Engraved Brick Orders Extended to October 15th

(Posted 9-15-2013)


Two factors caused the extension of your opportunity to order engraved bricks by October 15, 2013.


1.  Engraver will be very busy through mid October

2.  An extension of the deadline could result in additional bricks orders, installed in late October.



Help Wanted.  Volunteer Again!

(Posted 9-09-2013)


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.


Call Fred at 360-337-2978 for more info.


Deterrent Park - Oct 15, 2013 Deadline for Donation Brick Order




          Monthly MeetingsGO TO BASE FACEBOOK PAGE

Winter Hours

Starting in October
3rd Sat, 1000

 at FRA 29
521 National Ave, 
Bremerton, WA



2014 Calendar below, Email  Red to change
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Auburn Veterans Day Parade

(Posted 9-20-2013)


POC Shipmates,


I attended the Auburn Veterans Parade Committee meeting Tuesday and received the following:

Please distribute this info to all Base members.


The Auburn Veterans Parade is the 7th largest this side of the Mississippi.


For more details, forms and full schedules of events, visit


Best regards,

John Mansfield



   Photo Provided by Dennis Nardone  (10-11-2013)

Tracyton Public House

(Posted 8-16-2013)

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.


Call SubVet Ervin Schmidt at 425-316-8922 or write to Katie Purdue. 15611 22nd Ct. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012


If you are down in Yuma, AZ and would like to view our park model, call Shipmate Al Durkee at 360 908 3050.



Deterrent Park - Oct 15, 2013 Deadline for

Donation Brick Order

(Updated 9-15-2013)


You can apply NOW, and pay by October 15th when order is sent in.



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