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Pacific Central Region UCG Awards Presentation and Meeting August 24 - 25

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  • Pacific Merchant Marine Council
    Ahoy Members and Friends, I hope you will take the time to attend the region events Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25,
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 9, 2012
    Ahoy Members and Friends,
    I hope you will take the time to attend the region events Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PMMC-NLUS/message/1220.
    Here is a partial list of why...
    • Show our support for the USCG - attend the awards presentation
    • Mix it up - network - with other Navy Leaguers - region president, area presidents, others from region councils, and flying in for the occasion
    • Have fun together - especially Friday evening at The Warehouse Bar and Grill, www.thewarehousebar.net, informal social and dinner
    • Saturday's events are informative - get a grasp on how things are done within the Navy League
    • Meet and greet RADM Thomas A. Cropper, USN (ret), the new President,California Maritime Academy; hear what he has to say
    • It will be a taste of what's in store when our council co-hosts the Navy League's National Convention in Long Beach, June 19-23, 2013. 
    I'll be there for everything and I am staying on for the Oakland - Alameda Councils' golf tournament fundraiser Monday August 27, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PMMC-NLUS/message/1221.
    Its also a matter of the Pacific Merchant Marine Council "showing the council flag" regionally. Be sure to wear your NLUS lapel pin. Business cards are advised; I'll make them for you no charge if you don't care to order them from the Navy League, http://www.navyleagueshipsstore.com/council-items/navy-league-business-cards.html.
    Any questions?
    Heave Ho,
    (916) 739-6949

    ----- Original Message -----
    Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 8:36 PM
    Subject: Region Meeting Agenda

    Good evening Pacific Central Region Presidents and National Directors,
    Attached is the agenda for the upcoming Region Meeting. Please note that Council Presidents and Board Members have an opportunity to learn about Board member accountabilities. If you have been reading about the potential effect that sequestration will have on DoD and the Sea Services, then Jack Ritters Presentation should be very enlightening. We have a lot going on with respect to support for ship visits. And if you are a Council President, you will have an opportunity to share your successes, frustrations and/or ask questions.
    I hope you will join us on Saturday, August 25, 2012. RSVP deadline is August 17. For more information do not hesitate to contact me (info below) or Jeanne Sharkey at 925-228-1375.
    Cheers, Bonnie
    Bonnie B. Potter, MD
    President, Pacific Central Region
    Navy League of the United States
    8600 Hastings Lane
    Auburn CA 95602-7907

    Come One…..Come All……You’ll Like It!!!


              What?     Pacific Central Region Meeting

              When?    August 24 & 25, 2012

              Where?   Coast Guard Island, Alameda (Friday)

                               Alameda Elks Lodge (Saturday)

              Why???  We Need It!!   ( Updates, ‘New Stuff’,

                                           a great lunch, Awards to “Best of the Best” Coasties, etc.)


    Our Region Meeting will start with the annual PCR Coast Guard Awards luncheon (Friday noon) on Coast Guard Island, followed by a Welcome Aboard event at 5:00, a Saturday 8:00 a.m. continental breakfast at Alameda Elks Lodge, a good morning program and more. 


    The annual CG Awards luncheon is so special.  You will hear citations about 13 outstanding Coast Guard personnel selected by their commands and awarded by the Navy League for almost 20 years. We are always impressed by the dedication.


    Rear Admiral Thomas A. Cropper, USN (ret), new (July 1) President of the California Maritime Academy at Vallejo, will speak to us at Saturday’s luncheon.


    (Overnight lodging in the Alameda area available. Listing on the back of this flyer.)


    COSTS for this Region Meeting:

    Friday Awards Luncheon   $ 12.50/person    (Starts at 1130 at Point Welcome Room)

    Welcome Aboard evening   $ 5.00/person Mexican Buffet at The Warehouse in Oakland

    Saturday ONLY (including lunch)  $ 27.00  (Starts at 0800 w/continental breakfast at Alameda )


              RSVP (a must)….. Deadline August 17, PLEASE!!!  For info:  925-228-1375 



    RSVP to Lorraine Hughey. 1650 Candelero Court, Walnut Creek, 94598-1020

    Checks payable to PCR NLUS, please.


    Enclosed is  $ ________ for Awards Luncheon Friday for __________ attendees.


    Enclosed is $ _________ for Welcome Aboard Friday evening for _________ attendees. NO HOST BAR


    Enclosed is $ ______ for Saturday ONLY program including continental breakfast and lunch for _______ attendees.


    Attendees ______________________________________________________Phone__________________


    (Note:  All vehicles must have registration/insurance proof.  Guests need photo ID)                                                                                                                  




    In Alameda….short drive to Elks Lodge


    Coral Reef Inn    400 Park Street, Alameda     1-800-533-2330

                    Two double/queen beds

                  $99 per room plus taxes    (Mention Navy League)


    We have used this facility several times in the past for Region meeting lodging


    Motel 6    1801 Embarcadero, Oakland      1-800-4 Motel6

                      Two adults   $75.99 plus tax    King or 2 Queen beds

                    One adult      $69.99 plus tax


            Nice, well-kept facility on the water across from Coast Guard Island


    The Warehouse, 402 Webster Street , (4th and Webster), Oakland  (Welcome Aboard Location)  A Navy League-friendly place.  Owner is a Navy League officer.


    Alameda Elks Lodge  2255 Santa Clara Street, Alameda

          Elks Lodge is next to the City Hall.  Santa Clara Street runs west off Park Street after

              crossing the Park Street Bridge from Oakland  (big green bridge) off 23rd Street .


    Navy League of the United States

    Pacific Central Region Meeting

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

    Alameda Elks Lodge

    0800 Continental Breakfast

    0830 Meeting Called to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, Opening Remarks by Region President Bonnie Potter

    0900 Council Compliance Workshop (Regulatory & Council/Officer & Board Accountabilities) by Bill Waylett, Senior Director of Mission Focused Programs

    1000 Break

    1030 Overview of Legislative Affairs Program by Bill Waylett

    1100 Legislative Affairs: Sequestration and the Importance of MOC Visits by Jack Ritter, National VP for Legislative Affairs

    1200 Region Fleet Support Team Presentation by Julio Blea and Angus Blackwood

    1230 Lunch

    1300 – 1330: Remarks by RADM Thomas A. Cropper, USN (ret), President, California Maritime Academy

    1330 Council Reports and Questions by Council Presidents

    1400 Closing Comments by Region President Bonnie Potter

    1430 Post Meeting Training for New Council Presidents

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