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936Fw: [PCR-NLUS] Navy League Region Meeting Saturday May 7th

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  • Pacific Merchant Marine Council
    Apr 4, 2011
      Ahoy Members and Friends,
      I hope you agree with me that this is a region event to look forward toward. Please calendar it.
      I participated in the region gathering March 26 where we reviewed the upcoming sea services and Navy League year. Some events you are aware of; others are yet to be announced. I will endeavor to keep you posted.
      The region has a blog like Yahoo group website, Pacific Central Region Online Newsletter, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PCR-NLUS. I established it a few years ago and keep it current - most recently improving the Links page, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PCR-NLUS/Links. Both of these pages may be seen without signing up but if you care to be assured of receiving region posts such as Bonnie's below, contact PCR-NLUS-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.
      On May 7th, my thought is to visit some of the Seafarers residing at the Yountville Veterans Home upon completion of the day's region activities. Thought we could do it as a group representing our council. Maybe distribute a remembrance card and small gift to each individual we call upon. Our council is always looking to the future but we also always remember those civilian merchant seamen who went to sea in support of our country's oversea actions along with the military. They are all veterans. Your thoughts on how to do this welcomed - somehow lets just show we appreciate their service and show we care. 
      Hope to see you May 7th!
      Heave Ho,
      Phelps Hobart, President
      Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS
      The Maritime Logistics Council
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 3:44 PM
      Subject: [PCR-NLUS] Navy League Region Meeting Saturday May 7th

      Good afternoon Council Presidents, Area Presidents and National Directors,
      Plans are shaping up for our Region Meeting. It will be hosted by the Napa Council at the Yountville Veterans Home on Saturday, May 7th. We have decided not to have a formal get together on Friday evening as all of the venues in the Napa area are pretty expensive, as are the hotels. So ... it is just a one day event, and we have a lot planned for the day. (If you want to stay the night, either before the meeting or after, we will have some information about places to stay).
      I had a meeting of the Area Presidents, Region VP's and National Directors a few weeks ago, and we did some preliminary planning for the meeting. I will have more information later, but I wanted to be sure you had the date saved. Council Presidents ... please let your Board of Directors know about the meeting. Among the topics we will be discussing are the State and Federal filing requirements (did you know there are four reports that must be filed in California ... the Nevada councils are so lucky) ... which must be met or you lose your tax exempt status, so both you and your Council Treasurer should attend the meeting if at all possible. We will also be discussing some of the important issues for all of us, such as how to attract new members, and how to retain them once they join our Councils. This should be of interest to your entire Board of Directors. We will also talk about the problems being caused by the continuing resolution and many of the current issues faced by our sea services, including the Navy shipbuilding program. We also have many activities happening in the Region ... we want to be sure you are informed about them and that you have an opportunity to provide input.
      Located in the heart of scenic Napa Valley, the Veterans Home of California-Yountville is a community of and for veterans. Founded in 1884, VHC-Yountville is the largest veterans’ home in the United States, offering residential accommodations with a wealth of recreational, social, and therapeutic activities for independent living. Some 1,100 aged or disabled veterans (both men and women) or World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom now live at the home. This is a unique opportunity to see this most beautiful and vibrant campus. The VHC Administrator, Marcella McCormack, a retired Navy Captain, will be our keynote speaker following lunch.  
      More information will follow, but please pass the word about the meeting date to your members ... all are invited to attend.
      Cheers, Bonnie
      Bonnie B. Potter, MD
      President, Pacific Central Region
      Navy League of the United States
      8600 Hastings Lane
      Auburn CA 95602-7907