Monthly Meeting Summary
Posted April 21,
L-R Dave Vrooman, Pat Dilley, Bill
Long, Steve Corcoran, and Alan Brodie
The April 20, 2019
Monthly meeting was conducted yesterday morning, at the FRA29
facility. It was a great turn out. After traditional opening
ceremony, guests and a new member were recognized as was a
contingent of Portland's Blueback Base members attending to recover
the coveted "Traveling Dolphins".
Also attending was a
contingent of 3 Tacoma Army veterans that presented the base with a
plaque recognizing our help by lending them an American Flag to
their unit for use in last year's November Veterans Day parade in
Member, former South
Sound Base Founder & Cdr, Past WD4 Cdr and Past Western Regional Director John Mansfield
explained his efforts to establish the "Traveling Dolphins".
Base Officer and
Chairmen reports were received.
Note: May Meeting will be
Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday, May 18th, 10 AM.
Posted April 17,
This crew volunteered their April 13th, Saturday morning
to help officiate the annual Bangor Base Dolphin Dash.
Shown at the finish line (L-R) are USSVI District 4
Commander Jim DeMott, current Bremerton Base
Treasurer Dennis Nardone and Head Dash Official
John Gardner. You also may be aware all
three have volunteered their time for years in the USSVI
national office in Silverdale to make USSVI a smooth and
2019 Lt. William “Willie”
Spoon Memorial Scholarship
January 26, 2018
The 2019 Bremerton Base Annual Lt. William “Willie”Spoon Memorial
Scholarship Drive is underway. This year the board has approved to
provide five, $1000 scholarships to children or grandchildren of
qualified Submariners. The
2019 scholarship applications are available from local high school
senior class counselors, the main USSVI office or from the
scholarship chairman Wayne Sieckowski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Many of the local high school senior class counselors have sent
thank you notes thanking us for supporting local students.
Oregon, Washington USSVI
The Blueback Base would like to invite you and your members to our
annual Picnic. We
have reserved a Pavilion at Champoeg State Park for Saturday, August
10, 2019. All Washington and Oregon Bases are invited to
attend, the area has a lot to offer so please consider on attending
and meeting new shipmates or seeing old ones.
The Picnic will start at 1100 we will have pulled pork and
corn on the cobb with
members bringing a dish to pass if they are able. If you
would like you are also welcome to bring store items to sell
to other members. So bring
Champoeg State Heritage Park
8239 Champoeg Rd. NE
St. Paul, Or 97137
Oak #4 Picnic Area
Non-campers will have to purchase a Day Use Pass for $5.00 and
display it in their vehicle. The pass may be purchased at the
information center at the Park entrance.If camping, camp receipt
acts as the Day Use Pass.
If camping, RV'ers may make their own camping reservations. If you
wish to stay at the campground. It is advised to make your
reservations Now as they fill up very fast. You can call You can
reserve by calling 1-800-452-5687, Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or
If not camping but wish to stay more than the day, hotel/motel
facilities are available in Woodburn (OUTLET MALLs) or in Newburg
(about 11 miles from the Park).
If you have any further questions or suggestions please let me
know. If you are planing on attending please R.S.V.P. by July 15,
2019 so we can get a head count.
USSVI Blueback Base
Monthly General Membership Meeting
3rd Sat, 10 AM
(Except Summer Picnic & Dec Christmas Party)
FRA #29, 521 National Avenue,
every angry woman is a man who has
absolutely no idea what he did wrong."
May 26th Installation is
May 1, 2019
May 26th, 2019
orders to date
Sam Houston Vets Assoc