Please show your support for our sponsors - Click logo and visit their website

Commander’s Corner

Home  »  Commander’s Corner

Good morning shipmates,

Our next meeting is rapidly approaching at 11:30 am, October 28, at Zacatecas Café in Riverside since there were no boats available for us to tour in San Diego that day.

Sadly, one of our members has gone on Eternal Patrol. Frank McCoy STSCS (SS) passed away on 14 October 2017.  His service will be on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1 PM.  It will be held at Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church, 1675 Garnet Avenue on the corner of Jewell, San Diego, CA 92109.  Church phone is 858-273-9312.  The service will be about 30 minutes, with a reception following.  When he was able, I don’t remember Frank ever missing a meeting, even though he traveled farther than anyone else to attend.  If it is at all possible, let’s have as many of our members attending as we can.  It will be a comfort to his wife Pat and the rest of the family, and an excellent way to remember our Shipmate.  I hope to see you all there, and we would like to include in the invitation any members of Southern California Bases.

Elections for our Base officers will be held in February. If you would like to run for one of the offices, please let Frank Campbell know.  They include Base Commander, Senior Vice Commander, Junior Vice Commander, Secretary, and Treasurer.  The jobs are all easy, the pay is zero, but the enjoyment is tremendous!  If you are not interested in running, consider that we would like to have a backup for each position to help and learn what each person does.  This would also include the postions of Chaplain, Librarian and Storekeeper.

Our next event we will be attending with our float is Colony Commemorates Veterans on Thursday, November 2, 2017. It is being held at Colony High School, 3850 East Riverside Drive, Ontario, CA 91761.  If you want to attend and have not received information, please call the High School at 909-930-2929, and let them know of your interest.

Following that event, we will be at Flabob Airport for their veterans celebration on November 11, and at the Salute to Veterans Parade in Riverside on November 18.

Our last meeting of the year (no meeting in November) will be our Holiday Party on December 9th, at Zacatecas Cafe in Riverside. We will be holding a silent auction, so if you have something to put in the auction or are able to get something donated for the auction please bring it.  This is our major fundraising event of the year.

The rest of our activities will be on the calendar on our website.

Looking forward to our meeting on Saturday, I thank you for your support.

Daryl Brock