As the holiday season approaches, we can say it has been a great year. We have maintained a solid membership and, in the process, added a few new members. We always have a good turnout during our monthly meetings, we have fun, we talk about future plans, and vote on important issues. We always make it a point to invite knowledgeable and dynamic speakers offering some great material.
By years end we will have participated in at least sixteen base activities including fund raising events, parades, and field trips; like those to the Museum of Flight Restoration facility and the recent outstanding Portland trip to see the Blueback. The last trip was punctuated by a stop at the Chehalis Veterans Memorial Museum. I had previously seen the building while driving by on I-5, but had no idea of its scope and size. It provides tours given by knowledgeable docents. It has superb displays and tributes to all who served throughout our history, including the US Submarine Service. I recommend it in the event you haven’t had the chance to see it.
|Approaching Blueback on the recent trip|
Finally, we are again actively negotiating, planning and organizing another outstanding Holiday Luncheon at Meydenbauer Yacht Club. When completed we will provide details, selections, and a sign up sheet sometime later in the fall, standby.
Incidentally, remember to mark your calendar for the revised date of December 5th.
Seattle Base Commander.
Winston Churchill said; “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”