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Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS, World Maritime Day Luncheon 20 September 2010

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    Phelps Hobart, President Pacific Merchant Marine Council Navy League of the United States PO Box 191403 Sacramento CA 95819-1403 Seafarers Support Group hosts
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 22, 2010

    Phelps Hobart, President

    Pacific Merchant Marine Council

    Navy League of the United States

    PO Box 191403

    Sacramento CA 95819-1403

    Seafarers Support Group hosts World Maritime Day Luncheon
    The Pacific Merchant Marine Council, Navy League of the United States, Salutes Nation's Seafarers
    A Pacific Merchant Marine Council engraved plaque is presented
    Phelps Hobart, President
    Sam Sause, Senior Vice President
    Adrienne Yee, Member, Development Coordinator Seamen's Church Institute - San Francisco Bay Area, plaque recipient
    Nicholas Marrone, Member, Vice President, Seafarers International Union (AFL -CIO) 
    The Luncheon Cake
    2010 Year of the Seafarer
    The Navy League's Pacific Merchant Marine Council sponsored a Seafarers Luncheon September 20th in recognition of World Maritime Day 2010 at the Seafarers International Union hall in Oakland, California. It was one in a series of 2010 council events recognizing our nation's seafarers. In addition to council members, forty union member enjoyed, sandwiches, salads, and a decorated cake prepared for the occasion. The Merchant Marine Anthem, Heave Ho! My Lads, Heave Ho! was sung with gusto. The council's president spoke in strong support of the nation's seafarers to loud applause. The Navy League and the council are members of the pro-Jones Act Maritime Cabotage Task Force.
    In 2009, the International Maritime Organization announced that it was going to designate 2010 as the Year of the Seafarer. This maritime industry orientated Navy League council picked up on the theme and has focused its year's activities recognizing those in waterborne trades.
    At a March event, it hosted a luncheon fundraiser for the Seamen's Church Institute's International Maritime Center in Oakland. In addition to a check, a League plaque not yet engraved was presented to the Center's Development Coordinator Adrienne Yee. Now engraved, it was again presented to her. These port centers throughout the world are very appreciated by crew members as attested by SIU members at the luncheon.
    National Maritime Day, May 22, the council sponsored another seafarer event; proclamations, personal accounts of service, and music were featured. The council is preparing for San Francisco Fleetweek in October. One of the ships participating is the National Liberty Ship Memorial SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN. The council "adopted" her a few years ago and hosts activities aboard. Ahead is a festive holiday luncheon December 20. Vice Admiral Manson Brown, USCG, Commander - Pacific Area is guest of honor and speaker. The topic - what else - the nation's seafarers, the Merchant Marine! The public is invited.
    Additional information attached and may also be obtained online or by telephoning (916) 739-6949.
    Phelps Hobart
    President, Pacific Merchant Marine Council
    Senior Vice President, Pacific Central Region
    Vice President, Pacific Southwest Region
    National Director
    Navy League of the United States
    The Pacific Merchant Marine Council was chartered
    11 December 2006. It advocates for the US maritime
    industry. Luncheon meetings are the 3rd Monday in
    March, June, September, and December in the San
    Francisco Bay Area. New members welcomed!
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