Canadian Submarine Centenary and commemorate the 1914 commissioning of HMC Submarines CC1 & CC2
Tuesday August 5th ~ Friday August 8th, 2014
in Greater Victoria, British Columbia
SAOC West Sends:
"Dear Friends & Shipmates,
Please find attached West Coast Submarine Week Registration Form with details page - please complete & return with remittance to our postal address as provided on the form.
Thank you for your continued interest & we look forward to seeing you in August for our Canadian Submarine Centenary Commemorative.
Yours Aye & Cheers,
Bob Emery (for SAOC West)
email or 250-727-0927"
Ahoy Friends & Shipmates ...
We are pleased to announce two preferred hotels for our West Coast Submarine Week ~ August 5 thru 8th, 2014 ~ both hotels are located within one block of Victoria's inner-harbour & Coho Ferry - as per attached map < accomm > ...
PS: pleased to confirm we are able to coordinate events transportation for our Submarine Week registered attendees who are staying in our two preferred-rate hotels./Bob
August is high season & traditionally a busy time in Victoria and both hotels are doing their best with offering favourable rates for our Submarine Week attendees & guests.
For hotel & room details, and our special rate with booking code, please refer to the attached .pdf documents - it is recommended you book early to ensure availability.
Our Submarine Week program is being finalized in conjunction with the Navy & Registration Form will be published shortly.
For those who have expressed interest in potential accommodation @ CFB Esquimalt we will be following up by separate cover.
Yours Aye & Cheers,
Centenary Chair SAOC West
Bob or 250-727-0927
Beverly Rogers Burial and Celebration of Life
Dene Rogers Sends:
initiative benefits providers and patients
WWII Subvet Goes on Eternal Patrol
Life & HC member Edie Ferris went on eternal patrol last evening (Wed, 23 April at 10:15 PM). Edie served in submarines and surface ships in his 26 year Navy career. More later when obit is published.
From the Kitsap Sun
"Ed A. Ferris
of Port Ludlow
He married his
first wife, Jae Nam Hong, in Seoul, South Korea. From this marriage, they
had three children: Michael, Patrick and JoAnn. Ed also worked as
owner/operator of a roof cleaning company and was Captain of Charlie Steen's
Yacht in San Francisco. He was a life member of Submarine Veterans of World
War II and USSVI and loved horses and dogs. After Jae passed away in 2007,
Ed married Sylvia E. Brooke in Bangor, Wash.
PS: John Clear suggests that if you are a submarine veteran you wear any submariner regalia that you may have, if only a pair of dolphins out of respect to the man (and his family) that we are saying our goodbyes to.
From the Commander
2014 Memorial Day Tolling of the Boats Observance
Oly Base Cdr John Clear Sends:
Last Saturday evening, 19 April, 6 base members
attended the annual enlisted Sub Ball at the Sheraton Seattle. They were Don Jassek, John Mansfield, Dutch Kaiser, Wayne
Sieckowski, Jerry Peeling and WWII Subvet Paul Christofferson.
Paul converses with CSG9 Rear Adm Kuhlmann, then SUBPAC Force Master Chief Cash Caldwell.
Drop Dead Date for Brick Install at Deterrent Park
April 30, 2014 is the deadline for making an donation order for engraved bricks to be installed in in the missle deck of the full sized top side model of the USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN). Install is planned for 18 May. IOUs will be considered. Go here for details and application.
Welcome Aboard New Members
Welcome aboard: David L. Hoeg (Simon Bolivar, Henry Clay, Nautilus, Birmingham, Pintado); Alan B. Hunter (Abraham Lincoln, George C Marshall)
April General Meeting Summary
Base Commander Jim DeMott opened the meeting at 1900, Tue, April 15th with traditional ceremony. He introduced WRD John Mansfield and two guests.
He then introduced Kitsap Bluejackets Baseball Team owners Mr. & Mrs. Rick Smith. Rick gave about a 30 minute review of the 9 year old semipro Bluejacket history, the league and many details of the organization and their desire for us to interact with the team.
The team and league are made up of college students from around the country. The Bluejackets play a 58 game schedule from June 6th through August 10th; 28 games at home at the Kitsap Fairgrounds.
After a short break, base officer and committee chairmen gave update of their activities. Notably, John Gardner note an estimated net of $100 for the scholarship fund was made from the base sponsorship of the annual dolphin Dash at Bangor Base, Sat, April 12th. Treasurer Dennis Nardone reported a 76K+ base treasury balance. Others reminded us of near and mid future events including base participation in the Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade, the Ivy Green Cemetery Memorial ceremony, Fourth of July Fireworks Sale and two more parades celebrating the forth of July in Port Orchard and Bainbridge Island.
Don Bassler reminded Deterrent Park Brick orders are due by April 30th.
John Mansfield gave a short brief on the state of USSVI and other thoughts .
Meeting closed at 2030.
Starting in April
521 National Ave,
2014 Calendar below,
Photos by Dennis Nardone
Navy Submarine Force - Silent Service
Use or lose