Next Board Meeting:
28 October 2019
495 Summer Street
Advise Stephen M. Schnitzer if you plan to attend.
Your name must be listed in advance.
PLEASE REPORT ADDRESS, PHONE, E MAIL CHANGES, ETC. TO CLERK Al Prudhomme: email@example.com, phone: 1-781-861-8766.
DIRECTIONS TO THE BARNES BUILDING (formerly known as Fargo Bldg): 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 on line or use a map.
Planned Future 2019 Board Meetings: 10/28 and 11/25.
2019 EVENTS PLANNED:
October: Navy Birthday Dinner and Annual Meeting 19 October 2019 at 1200 at the Mount Vernon Restaurant, 14 Broadway, Somerville, MA
November: Navy League National Directors’ Meeting 15 - 16 November 2019
December: Annual Toys for Tots Brunch TBD
2018 RECENT EVENTS:
Toys for Tots: Our 42nd Annual Toys for Tots (TFT) event was held on 09 December 2018 at the Commandant’s House, Boston Navy Yard. Attending were about one hundred Navy Leaguers, guests and Naval Sea Cadets, their leaders and families. Some $750 worth of toys and games and a check for $2,000 were donated to the TFT program. Two Cadets were honored as Outstanding in their unit and LTJG Robert Pallazolla, NSCC, was named the LCDR Richard Pollis, NSCC, Leader of the Year.
USS THOMAS HUDNER (DDG 116) COMMISSIONING December 1: Named for the Medal of Honor recipient and Member (now deceased) of our council. Check out https://www.facebook.com/DDG116 and the website www.usshudnerddg116.org.
USS THOMAS HUDNER (DDG 116) SAILOR OF THE YEAR AWARD AND SHIP TOUR FOR MBC NLUS, November 29th.
ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS November 19th: Election of Officers: President: Stephen Schnitzer; 1st VP: Bill Malloy; Treasurer: Michael Sharp; Clerk: Al Prudhomme. VPs: Genevieve Guimond, Harold Learson, Harriett Learson, John Learson, Tommasina Olson, Reid Oslin, Eleanor Samuels, Ivan Samuels, Krys Maksymowicz, Lauren Beagan, and Paul Mahoney. The Board includes the officers and Jeffrey Ahlin, Larry Allen, Mary Jo Majors, James McLaughlin, George Ripsom, Tom Rudden, Chris Donohue, Steve Boodakian, Tom Hennessey, John Tata, Bob Powers and Paul Keane.
Navy Birthday Dinner October 18, 2018. CAPT James P. "Jamie" McGrath, USN, Military Professor, Joint Military Operations Department, Naval War College, Newport, RI addressed building toward a 355 ship Navy compared to the rebuilding of the US Navy in the 1930s.
Tour of the USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) was conducted on 16 March 2019.
Armed Forces Day Luncheon was held on 18 May 2019. The Guest Speaker was CAPT Eric J. Doucette, USCG, Captain of the Port and Commander of Coast Guard Sector Boston, who spoke of his experiences while serving as the U. S. Vice President's Special Advisor for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, and also updated us on Boston Harbor construction activities, dredging, and security concerns specifically addressing the question of: "What keeps you up at night?"