Council News

Next Board Meeting: 27 March 2023 

Note: All Board meetings will be conducted by conference call until further notice due to COVID-19. Questions or concerns can be directed to the Council President, Tom Hennessey at or 617-529-3277.


DIRECTIONS TO THE BARNES BUILDING (formerly known as Fargo Building):  From the MA Turnpike, exit at South Boston.  After exiting the tunnel go to Summer Street.  From Rt 93 head towards South Station and go south on Summer Street. For best directions go online or use a map.

Planned Future 2023 Board Meetings: 03/27, 04/24, 05/22, 6/26, 9/25, 10/23, 11/27


Annual Please Don't Come Luncheon was held in March 2022 and raised funds to support the council's youth programs.

U.S. Coast Guard Base Boston Operations Center Tour and harbor cruise in a 45' Rescue Boat on July 16, 2022.

LCDR Genevieve Guimond, NSCC, Recognition Luncheon: On May 14, 2022, a well-attended luncheon paid tribute to LCDR Genevieve Guimond for her forty-two years of leadership and support of the Sea Cadets and other youth programs. Details in THE SHIP'S WHISTLE Summer 2022 issue.

ELECTIONS: In March, the New England Region Nominating Committee met and selected Ivan Samuels as N.E. Area President (South) and David Samuels as N.E. Area President (North). David Samuels is a member of both the Mass Bay and Portsmouth, NH Councils.

TOYS FOR TOTS: Our 50th Annual Toys for Tots (TFT) event supporting the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program resulted in donating 418 items to be distributed amongst needy families in Essex and Middlesex counties. Thanks to our members who contributed over $3,600 for purchases and to Chairs Eleanor Samuels and Krystyna Maksymowicz; with large numbers of toys from Jeb DeLoach's daughter, Tom Hennessey's wife; and purchased by super-shopper Alison (nee Samuels) Beader.     

MASSACHUSETTS BAY COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING was held electronically on ZOOM on January 7, 2023. 

OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS FOR 2022 are listed on the Officers page.