United States Submarine Veterans, Inc.

U.S.S. Maine Base

John Starbird, Chief of the Boat

165 Whitmore’s Landing Road, Arrowsic, Me. 04530

(207) 442–8353//208-0986 or Email:

Holland Club Induction Ceremony Agenda - September 18, 2016


During this time period volunteers will arrange tables and seating for meeting at American Legion Post 205, Rt. 17, 400 Eastern Ave. Augusta, Maine.

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Base Junior Vice CDR Spaulding & COB Starbird will stand by at entrance to meet incoming VIP’S w/ COB taking VIP’s to their seats. Wives of any VIP’s and the inductees will have reserved seating in first row of tables on one side of main aisle in upstairs meeting room. This is to include any staff personnel accompanying senior officers. Attending press will be provided seats on opposite side of main aisle in front row, with COB having a seat reserved for himself in the same section.

12:30 PM

Call to Order (CDR Smith//COB Starbird)

Brief introduction and explanation of planned induction events

Introduction of VIP guests, State Representatives, and Base Officers at head table.

12:35 PM (CDR Smith)

Call group to stand followed by Pledge of Allegiance.

12:38 PM (Chaplain Schmidt)

Invocation by Base Chaplain Terry Schmidt.

12:40 PM (CDR Smith, COB Starbird)

COB Starbird called to Bell position for Lost Boat Ceremony.

CDR Smith, COB Starbird perform Lost Boat Ceremony.

12:45 PM

Introduction of Holland Club Members in attendance. (Smith/Starbird)

(Optional) Assemble all current Holland members to form Honor Guard for presentation, right side of podium. (CDR Smith)


Call inductee’s to stand (half turned) to one side of head table facing membership and VIP table if possible. (Smith)

Brief biography of Holland Club Inductees. (Smith/Starbird).

(1) Daniel J. McGovern, LCDR(SS), Life Member USSVI & USS Maine Base, first qualified 1966 aboard USS Lewis and Clark (SSBN-644). Resides in Bangor, Maine with wife Jane. John retired from the USN in 1992 after 29 years of service.

(2) Arthur C. Mary, STSCS(SS), Life member USSVI & USS Maine Base, first qualified 1966 aboard USS Blenny (SS-324). Resides in Freeport, Maine with wife Charlotte. Paul retired from the USN in 1984 after 20 years of service.

(3) Harlan S. Brown, EN3(SS), Life Member USSVI & USS Maine Base and USS Thresher Base, first qualified in 1966 aboard USS Sam Rayburn (SSBN 635). Resides in Gardiner, Maine with wife Judy. Harlan serves as USS Maine Base Storekeeper. Harlan served in the USN from 1963-1967.


1:00 PM – 1:15PM

Holland Club Induction Ceremony Awards Presentation

(A.) Call Maine First Lady Anne LePage, to make presentation. (Congratulatory Letters)

(B.) Call Maine Senator Collins Representative, Chuck Mahaleris, to make presentation. (Congratulatory Letters)

(C.) Call Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree or her Representative, Pam Trimward, to make presentation. (Congratulatory Letters)

(D.) Call Maine Congressman Bruce Poliquin (or representative) to make presentation. (Congratulatory Letters)

(E.) Call Maine State Legislature Representative, Thomas Longstaff (D. Waterville), to make presentation. (Legislative Sentiments)

(F.) Call Eastern District 1 Commander Peter Koester, to make presentation. (USSVI Holland Certificate, Membership Card & Patch)


(G.) Any other VIP’s or Holland Club members to be called to speak. (5 min. window)

1:15 PM -1:55 PM

(H.) Call for guest speaker Rear Admiral Jim D.Cossey (USN Retired), to speak (40 Minutes). Subject "Making a Difference". (Rear Admiral Jim D. Cossey)

2:00 PM

End program, serve ala carte lunch to guests (VIP’s, Holland Club and Guests first in line). (Heidi Ellring & Maine Base Wives). NOTE: Anyone planning on bringing a dish for the potluck should contact Heidi (315-5131) or me (208-0986) via email/phone to let us know what you plan to bring.

Great Cake--Great Cooks

Hey, Harlan where is the Spandex???

The Hell Raisers of yesteryear--wait a minute some at still at it and never grew up!!!!