Re: Council News
Still away in Florida. Things went well at the National Convention on a variety of fronts.
Gained a new council member - our second SIU vice president! Dean Corgey signed up on the spot - for three years!
That's not all. SIU President Mike Sacco expressed an interest in our 20 December luncheon. In short, the Seafarers International Union will be a luncheon sponsor! We are most appreciative!
I have more potentially good news - especially for our Arkansas Division Sea Cadets interested in a career at sea.
Call me should you have any questions.
Dean Corgey is vice president of the Seafarers International Union's Gulf Coast Region.
A lifelong resident of Houston, Corgey began his career with the SIU in 1973 after graduating from the entry training program for merchant mariners at the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education in Piney Point, Md.
He later sailed as a chief engineer for G&H Towing Company and continued his vocational education at Piney Point, where he earned a chief engineer/limited ocean Coast Guard License.
Corgey came ashore in 1979 and worked in Houston as an organizer for the SIU. He subsequently worked as a patrolman and, in 1986, became the SIU's Houston port agent. He became an assistant vice president in 1988 and vice president of the Gulf Coast Region in 1990.
Corgey also serves as a vice president of the Texas AFL-CIO; as secretary-treasurer of the West Gulf Ports Council of the AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department; and on the executive board of the Harris County AFL-CIO. He also served two terms on the Coast Guard's Towing Safety Advisory Committee. He currently serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Area Maritime Security Committee for the Port of Houston/Galveston and as chairman of the City of Houston Ethics Committee. He is a member of the board of directors for the Houston Maritime Association.
Corgey is married to Theresa Mangiameli Corgey. They have two sons and are active members of First Baptist Church.____________________________________
--- In PMMC-NLUS@yahoogroups.com, "Pacific Merchant Marine Council" <pmmc@...> wrote:
> Ahoy Members and Friends,
> Probably councils that offer a complementary lunch for new members could be counted on one hand. We will be at our best aboard the SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN 20 December. Send in a check to reserve a seat for yourself and your friends and associates. For each who joins $20 will be returned. We are offering a hot catered lunch on china plates aboard the ship. The ship will be decorated for the season. Our guest of honor and speaker is Vice Admiral Manson Brown, USCG Pacific Area Commander. He speaks from the heart about his love for our country and the Coast Guard. The closest one can do in San Francisco for lunch is more like $30 or $35 and a three star admiral, complementary parking, and a complementary ship's tour is not included in the package! See the attached invitation for additional luncheon details; please make copies and distribute them.
> We will again contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of the SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN. Last year we presented the ship $1,200; this year we hope to exceed our initial goal of $1,000. Without a few donations or a heck of a lot of 50-50 drawing tickets sold at our luncheon, it looks like we might come up short. The ship is facing a $1 million shipyard visit to replace hull plates and make other necessary repairs. The American Victory, www.americanvictory.org, in Tampa, Florida, is facing the same challenge but she has lost her USCG certification to cruise. We don't want that to happen to the O'BRIEN!
> I am off to the NLUS National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, as a delegate National Director. Other members attending include: Stan Ellexson, Joe Giambrone, Don Hale, and for the first time Sam Sause. If you need to contact me, please use my cell # (916) 955-3972.
> Heave Ho,
> Phelps Hobart, President
> Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS
> (916) 955-3972 cell
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Happy Halloween Everyone.
Here is a good read for the occasion.
Ghost Fleet haunts the James River