November President’s Update

Posted: 11/4/2018

First a few words about our upcoming meetings in November and December.

The November meeting will be 11:30 to 1:00 at the Old Spaghetti Warehouse on November 14th.  This meeting celebrates the November 10 birthday of the US Marine Corps.  We will have a cake to celebrate.  If you are a Marine, please make a special effort to join us.  If you have a friend who is/was a marine, plan on bringing them.

Also, at our luncheon in November we will be honored to have Sara Carlson, daughter of Ed Carlson USNA ’66 and Tony Marshall, former POW and USAFA ’68. They are in town for the “Strong For Veterans” program the evening of November 14th.

The December meeting will be 11:30 at the Old Spaghetti Warehouse on December 12th.  At this meeting we honor the Greatest Generation.  As the number of WWII vets is rapidly diminishing we are expanding the meeting to honor both WWII and the Korean Conflict Vets.  If you have a friend/relative who was in either of these conflicts, please bring them to our lunch.

For both meeting we are encouraging all of you to bring a toy to support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

While the football season has been a bit of a disappointment to date, I predict a stunning upset of Army December 9th.  Plan on joining us at Big Al’s to watch and celebrate the victory.

For those of you that missed the opportunity of serving in the submarine force, there is a recent movie release called Hunter Killer.  Tim Myers recommends.

Lastly the Alumni Association and Foundation is kicking of a major fundraising event this month titled “Called to Serve Daring to Lead”.  Doug Ballard and I will be attending a kickoff meeting in Annapolis November 8th and 9th.  We will give an update at our meeting on the 14th.

We are starting to plan for next year’s August Chapter picnic.  If anyone has any ideas or would like to assist in the planning and execution, please let me know.  We are tentatively planning on having it at the same location as this year.

Remember, Chapter Challenge Coins can be the perfect Christmas gift.  See Frank Swientek.

We are still in need of a chapter Secretary.

Mike

Bear Army


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