It was reported by Frank Sweintek ’66, that the November Marine Corps birthday celebration luncheon was well attended by an enthusiastic crowd. Once again, we managed to bring together a sizable crowd for a noteworthy event. It seems like in my absence we are getting better attendance at our monthly functions. I hope it continues even though I am back for a while. The December luncheon, on December 14, will be our Christmas celebration along with a tribute to our Greatest Generation members.
On December 10 we will be meeting at Big Al’s in Beaverton for our annual Army – Navy Game party. Please plan to attend and bring family or friends. Hopefully we will be on the big screen, accompanied by an outstanding game. Navy has been improving throughout the year, and despite losing the #1 quarterback to injury, #2 brought us to our last victory over a top 20 team in the nation. I’m thinking we are ready for the Black Knights and am really looking forward to seeing you all again at Big Al’s.
The Council Meeting being planned for November did not happen, because of the availability of sites at which to have the gathering. We were not able to resolve that issue for November or December, so we are planning to have that gathering in January.
So, let’s celebrate the end of the year with a big crowd at Big Al’s and a win over Army, and another large gathering for the December luncheon and our tribute. It has been a very satisfying fourth quarter for your Alumni Association Chapter, and in addition we were able to renew our annual picnic in July. I and the other members of our Council are hoping to see this renewed energy continue into 2023, and look forward to seeing you participate in our events.
John Adams ‘69, CDR, USN (Ret)