Holland Club Induction Ceremony Agenda//Timeline September 21, 2014
12:30 PM Call to Order (Vice CDR Starbird) Brief introduction
and explanation of planned induction events
Introduction of VIP guests, representatives, and base officers at head table.
12:35 PM (Vice CDR Starbird) Call group to stand followed by Pledge
12:38 PM (Chaplain Schmidt) Invocation by Base Chaplain Terry
12:40 PM (Vice CDR Starbird, COB Cyr) COB Cyr called to Bell position
for Lost Boat Ceremony.
Vice CDR Starbird, COB Cyr perform Lost Boat Ceremony.
Introduction of Holland Club Members in attendance. (Starbird)
Brief biography of Holland Club Inductees. (Starbird).
(1.) Creighton M. Gogos, SN(SS), Life Member USSVI & USS Maine Base, first qualified 1947 aboard USS Tusk (SS-426). Resides in Biddeford, Maine.
(2.) Larry L. Ferrell, MM1(SS), Life member USSVI & USS Maine Base, first qualified 1964 aboard USS Thornback (SS-418). Resides in Newport, Maine. Larry is also Base Commander.
(3.) Willis Clifford, TM3(SS), Life Member USSVI, USS Maine Base and Treasure Coast Base, first qualified 1956 aboard USS Piper (SS-409). Resides in Edgecomb, Maine.
(4.) James J. Bruce, MT3(SS), Life Member USSVI, USS Maine, Groton and Tang Base, first qualified 1964 aboard USS Tigrone (SS-419). Resides in Alna, Maine.
1:05 PM – 1:15PM
Holland Club Induction Ceremony Awards Presentation
(A.) Call Maine First Lady
Anne LePage, to make presentations. (Congratulatory Letters)
(B.) Call Maine Senator Collins Representative, Chuck Mahaleris, to make presentation. (Congratulatory Letters)
(C.) Call Maine Congressman
Mike Michaud, to make presentation. (Congratulatory Letters)
(D.) Call Maine State Legislature Representative, Tim Marks (D) Pittston, to make presentation. (Legislative Sentiments)
(E.) Call Senior Vice
Commander, John Starbird, to make presentation. (USSVI Holland Certificate,
Membership Card & Patch)
(F.) Any other VIP’s or Holland Club members to be called to speak. (5 minute window)
1:15 PM -1:45 PM
(G.) Call for guest speaker, Writer D. Allan Kerr, author of "Silent Strength" to speak (30 Minutes). (Mr. D. Allan Kerr)
End program, serve ala carte lunch to guests (VIP’s, Holland Club and Guests first in line)(Heidi Ellring & Maine Base Wives). NOTE: We will hold an informal auction of submarine related donated items during the meal. Base Secretary John Mccutcheon will be the auctioneer.
End of Meal (Clean up). ALL Maine Base members.
NOTE: Times are approximate and may be adjusted to suit number of inductee’s and VIP’s present.
Submitted by: John Starbird
CMC(SS) SVCO USS Maine Base
SVCO John Starbird introduces guests. From left to right:
Congressman Mike Michaud, First Lady Anne LePage, Senator Collins Rep. Chuck Mahaleris, and Maine State Representative Tim Marks
Chief of the Boat, Real Cyr, waiting to go to work
Congressman Mike Michaud
State of Maine First Lady Anne LePage
Holland Club Inductee Jim Bruce, embarrassed by too much attention, tries to hide his face or worried about
being recognized by law enforcement agencies????
First Lady Anne LePage and Creighton Gogos
First Lady Anne LePage and Willis Clifford
Roy Gorman and Terry Schmidt working both sides of the bar
Capt. John Morris explaining to Gorman what hat is the uniform of the day.
If our photographer had been one second faster we would have a photo of not only Steve's beard, but the
mouse that also resides there
The old welcoming the new
Late night poker and this is the pair you draw
SVCO Starbird presents USS Maine hat to author of "Silent Strength" and guest speaker D. Allan Kerr