January President’s Update
Happy New Year to all. This will be the year of the Football turnaround.
The January meeting will be 11:30 at the Old Spaghetti Factory on January 9thth. At this meeting Doug Ballard and I will present the USNA Foundation and Alumni Association fundraising campaign “Called to Serve Dare to Lead”. The Campaign is targeting to raise $50M over the next 2 years. ($350M has already been raised through the “Deep Pockets” alumni. While I am always skeptical of fundraising at colleges, after seeing what the foundation is doing to enhance significantly the education and training of midshipmen, I am excited and supportive of the effort. Hopefully you all will join and support Doug and me on this.
Our February meeting will be our Valentine’s Dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory on February 13. Many of you cannot make the weekday luncheons so this is a wonderful opportunity to have a night out with your spouse/significant other and alumni.
We are starting to plan for the Chapter picnic, August 3rd. 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.
As we enter the new year, we are looking for alumni to consider joining the council. The commitment is not huge, but it does give you the ability to give back to the organization and to provide input for current and future activities. Past council members and past presidents are allowed to rejoin.
We are still in need of a chapter Secretary.
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