Last call: Council Luncheon 16 March
- Thank you to everyone who made reservations for our luncheon 16 March. This is the last call for those who have not sent in their check or otherwise notified me. We are delighted to have a number of guests from the San Francisco Council and the Sea Scouts.Social time begins at 1130. At eight bells we will start the luncheon with the invocation, pledge, and a few introductions then by table proceed to the buffet line. Corned brisket of beef has been added to the sandwich selections along with the salami, turkey, and cheeses. The chocolate cake with white frosting and green sprinkles is inscribed on top, "We salute the A. M. M. V."We welcome donations for the drawing and social. If anyone would like to bring cookies, that is swell too. There is a bit of a white and green St. Patrick's Day theme for table decorations and the cake.You can see our luncheon notice front and center at http://www.navyleague.org or in detail at http://www.navyleague.org/public_relations/Mar09/031209-Pacific-Merchant-Marine-MM-Vet-Tribute-16Mar09.php.Hope to see you all at the luncheon - the more the merrier. $20 with reservations, $22 without, free for your guests who join the Navy League and affiliate with our council.PhelpsPhelps Hobart, PresidentPacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS(916) 739-6949 | PMMC@...__________________________________________----- Original Message -----To: Carl NolteCc: liberty@...Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 10:13 AMSubject: 1946 U. S Merchant Marine postage stampsMr. Carl Nolte, Chief Executive OfficerNational Liberty Ship MemorialAhoy Carl,Along with our Pacific Merchant Marine Council check we have a mint sheet of 1946 U. S. Merchant Marnine U. S. postage stamps to present at our council luncheon aboard the O'BRIEN 16 March. The check and stamps are given in memory of charter member R. Adm. Thomas Patterson and all American Merchant Marine Veterans.Anchors Aweigh,PhelpsPhelps Hobart, PresidentPacific Merchant Marine CouncilNavy League of the United States_________________________________Issued 26 February 1946 in the District of Columbia, this stamp honors the achievements of the U.S. Merchant Marine in World War II. The engraved design is a composite from photographs of two Liberty Ships, the "James Madison" and the "John W. Troy." The above image is an enlargement; the actual stamp size is 26mm x 40mm. It was designed by V.S. Closkey, Jr.