Old and New Business
Auburn Veterans Day Parade – We started off the business portion of the meeting with a recap of the Auburn Veterans Day Parade (you can see some photos here). As usual, it was a good time. We had four USSVI Bases represented, each with a float, the Silent Service Motorcycle Club (SSMC), and two of our World War II veterans were the parade Grand Marshals. We received a nice thank you from the Auburn Special Events Coordinator and we were awarded the Harold Page Memorial Award for the parade. Because the city only provided one plaque, we voted to purchase three extra plaques and send them out to the other bases. Thanks again to Ric Hedman for helping to organize the parade this year.
|Harold Page Memorial Award plaque|
Holiday Luncheon – The Seattle Base USSVI Holiday Luncheon is set for Saturday, December 3 at the Meydenbauer Yacht Club in Bellevue WA. It is a great end of year event for all submarine veterans and associates. There is only about a week to reserve your place. The registration form for the event can be found at this link and in the latest issue of the newsletter.
2017 USSVI Calendars – The 2017 USSVI Calendars had not arrived in time for our November meeting. But they will be available at the Holiday Luncheon on December 3, so there is another reason to attend! Be sure to bring along some extra money to pick up your copy.
|2017 USSVI calendar cover|
November’s program was an in-depth look at one of our submarine shipmates by Ric Hedman.
|Ric Hedman giving his presentation|
Ric also shared a photo of the submarine that were operating in the naval exercise Fleet Problem 14 in 1933. Ric talked about the boats and what the exercise was all about.
The program was an enjoyable look at one of the men that was involved in a historic submarine service event.