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Shipmates:
A combined Maine Base Submarine Veterans and Thresher Base Submarine Veterans was held at Newick’s Seafood Restaurant in Dover, N.H., on Saturday, March 19, 2016
Thresher Base Commander Kevin called the meeting to order at 12 o’clock.
The Creed of the USSVI was read.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was performed.
Thresher Base chaplain led the invocation.
The Tolling of the Bell for Boats lost in March/April was done by Thresher Base/ Bell by Maine Base.
Thresher Base held an informational meeting.
Maine Base held a short meeting afterwards.
MAINE BASE: OLD BUSINESS/NEW BUSINESS DISCUSSSION:

The Thresher Memorial will be held on April 9 at the Traip Academy in Kittery.
The Maine Base membership has been requested to provide escort duty for the event. An RSVP was submitted to Thresher Base for the Maine Base membership attendance.
John Starbird made a report that he is working on the 2016 Holland Club and has applied for the paperwork from USSVI.
Our Memorial Day Parade this year will be held at Old Orchard Beach. Larry Ferrell is in Communication with the parade coordinator in OOB. A meeting will be afterward at a local restaurant. (Jimmy the Greek's)
Larry Ferrell has requested a work party of Base members to bring the Submarine Float out of winterization just before the Memorial Day parade and to trim some trees overhanging the storage place, damaged by recent storms. A date and time will be forthcoming from him.
Parade Coordinator Larry Ferrell reviewed a commitment to the town of Corina, to participate in a Bicentennial parade in August, to be followed by the Base Annual picnic at his property on Lake Sebasticook.
Larry Ferrell (Parade Coordinator) discussed a fall trip he is taking, making him unavailable to tow the float to the Veterans Day Parade in Portland this year. It was decided by Base members that each member would try to participate in local parades and we would totally forgo any Portland parade this year.
A “Thank you” plaque for Bucky Walters was shown by Larry Ferrell for his work for the Kaps for Kids program after his recent retirement to his home in N.J. . The base will try to coordinate a time and place to present it to him this summer when he returns to Maine to visit.
The membership is reminded to review the revised yearly schedule posted on the
Maine Base Subvets website for new parades, event date changes, etc.
The meeting was adjourned.
llferrell@mainelywired.net