December President’s Message

This Holiday season brings many activities and so much for us as alumni to be grateful for.

First the December meeting will be on December 11th at the Old Spaghetti Factory at 1130 AM.  This is our annual celebration of the Greatest Generation.  At this meeting we will honor veterans of WWII as well as the Korean conflict.  If you know of a vet from either of these two conflicts, please bring them to the luncheon. Please respond to the invitation so we can give the restaurant an idea of how many are attending.  It is also the wrap-up of our Toys for Tots drive.  So, come and bring a toy.

We will have two locations for the viewing of the Army Navy game Noon 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. Lastly for those alumni in southern Oregon two USMA alumni, Kelsey and Troy Yoho have offered to view the game at The Weekend Beer Company in Grants Pass Or. 550 SW 6th St Suite G Grants Pass Or phone 541-5071919.

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.

Important!!!!!! The Parents Club of Oregon and SW Washington is sponsoring the All Academy Ball this year on December 28th 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.  There will also be an afterparty at the Hotel Oregon in McMinnville.  You can make reservations at  Registration ends December 13.

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.


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