November President’s Message

November brings lots of activities for the USNA alumni.

The November meeting will be on November 13 at the Old Spaghetti Factory at 1130 AM.  This is our annual  celebration of the birthday of the US Marine Corps.   It is also the kickoff of our Toys for Tots drive.  So, come and bring a Marine and a toy.

The Navy Notre Dame game is shaping up to be a good one.  Great chance for a Navy win!!!!!  Join us at the North 45 Grill at 11:30 (North 45 Pub 517 NW 21st Ave Portland).  Game will be viewed by USNA and Notre Dame Alumni.  You don’t want to miss this one.

The December luncheon meeting will be December 11 and will be our celebration of the greatest generation.  We will honor WWII and Korean Conflict vets.  Please look to invite vets from this era to our luncheon.  We will also be collecting toys for our Toys for Tots drive.

We will have two locations for the viewing of the Army Navy game 2:30 December 14th.  We will meet at our traditional location at Big Al’s in Beaverton.  Thanks to the efforts of Ray Kutch we also have a venue set up in Washington.  It is 40 ET 8 Bingo Parlor, 7607 NE 26th Ave Vancouver, WA 98665.

For our January luncheon  meeting on January 8 at the Old Spaghetti Factory we will have Lenora Bay, treasurer of the USS Oregon SSN 793 Commissioning Ceremony committee, speak to us about how we can help with this important event.  The Christening occurred in September, and the commissioning is expected in late 2020.

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 500 NW Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR. Please plan on attending.  What a wonderful way to support our current midshipmen and their families.  You can make reservations at

We, thanks to the efforts of Doug Bomarito, are arranging several joint functions with our USMA alumni brethren.  In addition to the Army Navy game, we are planning to have a joint Valentines Dinner for our February meeting and have a joint Picnic in August.

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


Beat Army and Air Force and Notre Dame.