April 21st Monthly
General Meeting Summary
(Posted April 22, 2015)
Last evening, Tuesday, April 21st,
an excellent turnout which included other members from San Diego,
Seattle and South Sound bases made for a grand get-to-gather for
swapping stories of yesteryear.
After traditional opening
ceremonies led by base Cdr Jim DeMott, Seattle Base Commander
Dick Gonzalez and accompanied by base members Dutch
Krompholz and Pat Householder captured the Traveling
Dolphins from Bremerton Base. Of course they were required to
present tales of the past of their submarine experiences in order to
prevail in their mission. Vcdr Steve Corcoran turned over
Demott, John Mansfield, Dutch Krompholz, Bob Bissonnette,
Dick Gonzalez, Mike Ellis and Pat Householder. Bottom:L-R...Dutch
Krompholz, Pat Householder, Dick Gonzalez and Steve
Corcoran. Photos provided by John Mansfield.
South Sound Base Commander
John Mansfield, accompanied by base member Mike Ellis
were short another member to compete for the dolphins.
Western Regional Director and San
Diego Base Commander Bob Bissonnette gave a review of his
career in the Navy and the Arctic Submarine Lab in addition to his
service to the Subvets as a Base Commander, District Commander, WR
Director and USSVI Photographer. He informed us of the progress
being made on a “new” national web site which will be “friendlier”
to users. Also a method to pay dues via a web site may be in the
The business portion of the
meeting was held after a break. Of note are upcoming events; May 16th,
Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade and May 5th, deadline
for 2015 Scholarship application submittals.
A reminder that the
Western Region Roundup in Laughlin, NV
is coming up from 26 April to 1 May was announced.
More details of the meeting will be forth coming in the
2015 Enlisted Submarine Ball
(Posted April 12, 2015)
Images by Wayne Sieckowski
|L>R Ralph Harris
MMCM(SS) ret, RADM Kriete, Comsubgru9, Dutch Kaiser FTCS
(SS) ret, WWII SV Paul Christopherson, Adm Kreite,
Aecha Christopherson and Sub Pac Master Chief of Force
Seattle Base Raffle
(Posted April 8, 2015)
These museum quality framed cutaways retail for $ 260.00,
have a natural basswood finish and are mounted on a Baltic
Blue matte with a cherry finish frame. The framed size is
22.5" wide by 8.5" high.
The drawing will be
held at the close of our June Meeting (June 17). You do not
have to be present to win.
Tickets are only $ 5.00 each or get 6 tickets for $ 25.00.
To purchase tickets, mail your check now mail to:
USSV Seattle Base
c/o Jim Harper (Re: Raffle Tickets)
12105 48th Dr SE
Everett, WA 98208-9106
or you can just see Jim at the April, May or June meetings.
Deterrent Park Semi -Annual Paver
Installation Planned for Mid May
(Posted April 2, 2015)
who have had thoughts of donating an engraved paver to be installed
into the missile deck of the SSBN 624 full scale topside mock up at
Deterrent Park NBK Bangor should get their donation form in with
donation by May 1, the deadline to get them engraved and installed
before the end of May.
Details are here.
Donation form is