September President’s Update

The September meeting will be on September 11 at the Old Spaghetti Factory at 11:30.  John Adams will give a presentation on the development of the Aircraft Carrier.

Ever wanted to see how the other half lives.  Alice Quesenberry, President of the West Point local Alumni Association has invited anyone who would like to come to their monthly luncheon at the Old Spaghetti Factory on Sept 18 at 1145.  Speaker will be the current CDR of the Northwest Division of the Army Corps of Engineers.  If you would like to go please contact Doug Bomarito by Sept 10 as they need a head count by that day.

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Annual picnic a great success and wonderful afternoon.  A special thanks to all that attended.  Looking for ward to next year.

Football season is back and we are all anticipating a strong recovery year for Navy.  We will be having events to watch the Air Force, Notre Dame and Army games this year.  More details to follow.

Our next council meeting will be October 12th at Doug Bomarito’s office in Tigard across from Lowes.  We would like to have any alumni attend and help contribute to our planning.  This will be the weekend after our great victory over Air Force, so please plan on coming.  Even if you cannot come please provide any feedback you may have on the picnic to make it a better event.

October’s meeting October 9th and will be a dinner celebration of the USN and USNA birthdays.  This is an excellent chance for those alumni, not in a retired status to come and enjoy the fellowship.

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 28tth (This is a changed date!!!) 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 as well as potential speakersIf you know of a company that would be willing to help sponsor the event, please contact Karen Faux at (541) 760 2713, email 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.


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