Council News

Next Board Meeting: 28 November 2022 

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 2022 Board Meetings: 11/28

RECENT EVENTS COMPLETED: 

Annual Please Don't Come Luncheon was held in March 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 45th Annual Toys for Tots (TFT) event was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions (as was done in CY 2021) but contributions were requested by mail and e-mail. Thanks to our generous members and bargain shopping, we were able to donate on 09 December 2021 over 360 toys and games to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program.    

MASSACHUSETTS BAY COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING was held electronically on ZOOM on November 29, 2021: Highlights of the Annual Meeting included election of officers for 2022, continuation of remote electronic meetings, reports on the status of construction and commissioning of USS Massachusetts (SSN 798), and USS Nantucket (LCS 27).  Also looming are commissioning of several Coast Guard cutters.

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