The July meeting will be on July 10 at the Old Spaghetti Factory at 11:30. Fred McDavitt. A close friend of Doug Bomarito will present an Early History of PBRs in Viet Nam. There will be a 30 to 40-minute video followed by a presentation by Fred. If you need to leave before the presentation is over, not a problem as the luncheon will go past 1:30. You do not want to miss this.
We continue to plan for this year’s August Chapter picnic. The Picnic will be August 3 from noon to 4PM in the afternoon at the same waterfront park in Washougal WA as last year with the same pricing ($20 per adult, $10 for ages 8-12, and under 8 free- max for a family $60). More detailed information, including a signup list, is posted on our website. http://oregon.usnachapters.net/ Because of the recent donations we will hold a silent auction at the picnic. IF anyone has USNA “stuff” they would like to enter into the auction.
As our chapter covers a large area, most alumni do not have a chance to attend many if not all of our gatherings. We would like to expand our activities to include some regional activities such as occasional happy hours or other gatherings. If anyone would like to set up an alumni event let me know and I will send you the names/emails of the alumni in your regional area. There are many alumni in some of the cities in Oregon that are a way from Portland. Examples include:
Bend 28 alumni
Salem 28 alumni
Vancouver 32 alumni
Eugene/Corvallis 38 alumni
I will be attempting to set up a periodic USNA happy hour for the 36 alumni in Lake Oswego. Still in the “to do” stage
The Parents Club of Oregon and SW Washington is sponsoring the All Academy Ball this year on December 21 at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville. The council recently voted to provide a $1000 gift to support the Ball. Additionally they have asked us to help them identify potential sponsors for the event. They are over ½ way to their goal of $11000. If you know of a company that would be willing to help sponsor the event, please contact Karen Faux at (541) 760 2713, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your help. Also, please plan on attending. What a wonderful way to support our current midshipmen and their families.
Our web site has posted information on travel and lodging at the 2020 Navy Notre Dame game in Ireland. John Adams went last time and says the experience is great.
Remember, Chapter Challenge Coins can be the perfect gift. See Frank Swientek.
We are still in need of a chapter Secretary.