Council News

Next Board Meeting: 29 January 2024 

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 tomhjr@gmail.com or 617-529-3277.

PLEASE REPORT ADDRESS, PHONE, E MAIL CHANGES, ETC. to CLERK John Tata at jbtata@aol.com or 978-660-7669.

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 2024 Board Meetings: 01/29, 02/26, 03/25, 04/29, 06/24, 09/30, 10/28, 11/25 

RECENT EVENTS COMPLETED: 

Annual Please Don't Come Luncheon was held in March and raised funds to support the council's youth programs which include Naval Sea Cadet activities and awards to Sea Cadets, NJ&MCJROTC cadets and N&MCROTC and Massachusetts Maritime Midshipmen.

We assisted the Coast Guard in Commissioning the USCGC Warren Deyampert (WPC 1151) in March and council members attended.

USS Nantucket (LCS 27): Several meetings were held and the Committee's planning and fund raising continues for the projected Commissioning in Boston later in 2024.

A tour of the Coast Guard Sector Boston Command Center was offered to Council members in September. 

TOYS FOR TOTS: Our 51st Annual Toys for Tots (TFT) event supporting the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program resulted in donating 550 items to be distributed amongst needy families in Essex and Middlesex counties. Thanks to our members who contributed toys and over $3,600 for purchase of toys.     

MASSACHUSETTS BAY COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING was held electronically on ZOOM on 8 January 2024, and the Officers and Directors for 2024 were elected (see the Officers page).