Ahoy Members and
Well, the fun fundraiser
aboard the POTOMAC Sunday afternoon, August 5 is now history and fond memories.
Many thanks to Karen Freitas,
Vice President Youth Affairs, for chairing the event. Everything went smoothly.
Also thank you to the several Sea Cadet parents and the Cadets for your
And the Band of the West -
great as always.
And member Marti Burchell,
Executive Director of the USS POTOMAC, along with the two docents aboard to
answer questions about the ship. Marti was the one who suggested an event aboard
and offered the use of the ship.
Here are some photos of the
occasion and a couple afterwards.
Telephone me if you have any
questions. I can't write about everything. Donations in support of the Arkansas
Sea Cadets still gladly accepted - see the attached PMMC Fundraiser flyer for
A pair of the unique keepsake
tickets for our council's Fundraiser aboard the USS POTOMAC Sunday, August
5. They are printed on clear plastic.
Strike up the Band. The
Arkansas Division Sea Cadets Band of the West performed on the foredeck of the
USS POTOMAC (AG-25), President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Floating White
House." The occasion was the council's "Fun Fundraiser" for the Cadets Sunday,
August 5, 2012. The council sponsors and supports the Division. The USS POTOMAC
party was the most recent endeavor.
President Franklin Delano
Roosevelt's personal desk in the saloon of his "Floating White House." Yes,
that's me faking a log entry. During the summer I am out and about in attire
suitable for wearing my Panama hat.
In the wheelhouse of the
POTOMAC. Yours truly distributing the funds from the "Fun Fundraiser" to Petty
Officers Freitas, representing the non- band part of the division, and Richie,
the band. The funds were split evenly between the two units of the Arkansas
Division of the Sea Cadets.
In the president's personal
quarters Phelps with Huong T. Biu, Sea Cadet mom and newest member of the
council. Huong was instrumental in social arrangements and keeping the desserts
replenished in the adjacent saloon. Everyone enjoyed their time
Lester Rich, President of the Marin County Council, Roger
Bazeley, Senior Vice President of our council, wife Teddy and myself ready
to enjoy the meal at The Warehouse Bar and Grill, www.thewarehousebar.net, Sunday
evening, August 5 after the council's "Fun Fundraiser" for the Sea Cadets on the
USS POTOMAC, AG-25. The Warehouse is near Jack London Square and is the
headquarters for the Oakland Council. We return to The Warehouse for the Pacific
Central Region's Social and dinner, Friday, August 24. Les mailed out sixty of
the fundraiser flyer to his council members and we thank him for that.
The Warehouse Bar and Grill - A cop bar:
Oakland CA bar catering to police, firefighters, emergency medical workers,
lawyers, judges, court personnel, military ...
Testing the flash on my
camera. Roger Bazeley, our council's Senior Vice President, contemplating the
future of the council and other matters at The Warehouse. He also shot some
pictures of the fundraiser; I will let you know where he posts them.
What's ahead for the
First, the Navy League Pacific Central Region activities
August 25 and 26 - see attached. You are encouraged to
Then September 17 and December 17 - both Mondays - we return
aboard the SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN for socializing, or do we call it networking,
and lunch with a program, guest speakers, and other items that seem to make our
luncheons resemble a three ring circus. Though the Navy League and the council
has a serious mission we continue having fun and we encourage you to invite
your friends and associates to join.
These captioned photos
are also on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/PMMC.NLUS,
and will be sent in to NLUS headquarters for selected publication in
SeaPower and Navy Leaguer.