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September General Membership Meeting, Tues, Sept 16th, 1900, FRA#29

(Posted 8-31-2014)

 

VCDR Steve Corcoran Sends:

 

"Guest speaker for our September 16th meeting will be U.S.S.V.I. Life Member, Bremerton Base Member, and current Active Duty Submariner FT2 (SS) Joseph Hanisko, soon to be commissioned officer.
 

On another note, starting in October, the FRA will have breakfast on Saturday mornings. They have new people providing this service and are very interested in supporting our general meetings on Saturday for the winter months. They mentioned a buffet type breakfast for us. Not sure on the price yet, as they need to contact me. Hopefully this will increase our numbers for the meetings.

 

Steve Corcoran"
 


 

2014 USSVI Nation Election Results

(Posted 8-28-2014)

 

"Shipmates,

It gives me great pleasure to announce the results of the 2014 USSVI National Election.

2174 members voted in the election. This resulted in a 17% turnout.

Here are the results:


NATIONAL OFFICERS
NATIONAL COMMANDER
Al Singleman 1188 Votes 55%
Wayne Standerfer 941 Votes 43%
ELECTED: AL SINGLEMAN

NATIONAL SENIOR VICE-COMMANDER (Unopposed)
John Markiewicz 2045 Votes 94%
ELECTED: JOHN MARKIEWICZ

NATIONAL JUNIOR VICE-COMMANDER (Unopposed)
William Andrea 2055 Votes 95%
ELECTED: WILIAM ANDREA

NATIONAL TREASURER
Paul Hiser 1095 Votes 50%
Byron Stratton 973 Votes 45%
ELECTED: PAUL HISER

NATIONAL SECRETARY
Harold Kenneth Recoy 958 Votes 44%
Raymond Paul Wewers 1104 Votes 51%
ELECTED: RAYMOND PAUL WEWERS

REGIONAL DIRECTORS
NORTHEAST REGION DIRECTOR (Unopposed
Michael Naughton 427 Votes 97%
ELECTED: MICHAEL NAUGHTON

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Diederick (Dick) E. Kanning 336 Votes 61%
Brian Steffen 210 Votes 38%
ELECTED: DIEDERICK (DICK) KANNING

CENTRAL REGION DIRECTOR
David L. Farran 311 Votes 52%
James A. fox 276 Votes XX%
ELECTED: DAVID L. FARRAN

WESTERN REGION DIRECTOR (Unopposed)
Robert J. Bissonnett 432 Votes 98%
ELECTED: ROBERT J. BISSONNETT

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
PA 2014-1
Amends USSVI Constitution Article XII, Section 1 (Conventions)
Requires two-thirds (2/3) majority of votes cast to pass (i.e., greater than 66%)
YES 1486 Votes 68%
NO 688 Votes 32%
THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED

PA 2014-2
Amends USSVI Constitution Article XI, Section 1 and USSVI Bylaws, Article V, Sections 2 and 5 (Prerequisites and Duties for National Senior Vice-Commander and National Treasurer).
Requires two-thirds (2/3) majority of votes cast to pass (i.e., greater than 66%)
YES 1860 Votes 86%
NO 314 Votes 14%
THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED

PA 2014-3
Amends USSVI bylaws Article V, Section 3 (Duties of National Junior Vice-Commander
Requires a simple majority of votes cast to pass (i.e., 51%)
YES 1957 Votes 90%
NO 217 Votes 10%
THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED

PA 2014-4
Amends USSVI Bylaws Article VI, Section 18 (Disciplinary Committee)
Requires a simple majority of votes cast to pass (i.e., 51%)
YES 1951 Votes 90%
NO 223 Votes 10%
THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED

PA 2014-5
Amends USSVI Bylaws Article XVI (Policies and Procedures Manual).
Requires a simple majority of votes cast to pass (i.e., 51%)
YES 1712 Votes 79%
NO 462 Votes 21%
THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED

PA 2014-9
Clarify Process for New Business at National General Business Meeting
Requires a simple majority of votes cast to pass (i.e., 51%)
YES 1959 Votes 90%
NO 215 Votes 10%
THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED

Please join me in congratulating our new National Officers. We wish them a successful tenure in their new offices.

I want to thank National Commander Michael Bircumshaw for appointing me as USSVI Election Master. I also want to thank NE District 2 Commander/NJ North Base Commander Les Altschuler for his invaluable assistance in tallying the vote. Thanks, too, to Les’s wife Joyce Altschuler for her hospitality and “patience” while Les and I were “camped out” in his computer space and at their summer campground.

Tom Conlon, PNC
USSVI Elections Master"
 


 

Welcome Aboard Ray Pitts (Caiman)

(Posted 8-25-2014)


 

August Base Meeting Summary
(Posted 8-20-2014)

The USSVI Bremerton Base August General Meeting was held at the FRA #29 facility at 521 National Ave, Bremerton on Tuesday Evening, August 19, at 1900.

 

Holland Club Chair Dick Litscher officiated a ceremony presenting inductees Shirley (Marty) Crutcher and Ron Lewis with their certificates and paraphernalia for their long standing (50 years), "qualified in submarines". Marty qualified in  Pickerel and Ron in Sargo in 1964. See BIG images here.   Images by Dennis Nardone

Vcdr Steve Corcoran and Adm Harlow

 

Bruce Harlow, Rear Admiral USN (Ret) gave a very

 educational short talk on his experience as a

legal authority is creating a treaty with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. He gave all, credit for their submarine service during those times which showed our potential advisories a deterrent to be reckoned with. He closed with a short review of his experience in leadership establishing and ongoing help at  the Navy Undersea Museum at Keyport which included an effort to obtain Narwhal for the museum.

 

 

This was followed by a rousing introduction of Mike Looby, operator of the H&C.  He made a review of his family's ownership of the famous "Horse and Cow" and its newest location on 4th Street in Bremerton.  He then provided schnapps for a toast to his Dad and Uncle for all in attendance.

 

After a break, a business meeting was held.

 

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