MINUTES FOR BASE MEETING AFTER VETERANS DAY
PORTLAND, ME, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
The meeting at the Portland VFW was opened by Commander Larry Ferrell after participating in the Portland Veterans Day parade. Lunch was provided by the VFW.
The Submariners creed was read.
Invocation led by Chaplin Terry Schmidt.
Tolling of the bells for US Submarines lost in November was deferred until Dec when the ships bell will be available.
Treasurer's report, was made:
Base Officers for 2014/2015 were elected. All positions remained the same.
It was announced that our Base Christmas Party will be held on December 1, 2013, in Augusta. It will be a pot luck, as previously held.
Wish lists were passed out for the Maine Veterans Home Christmas program with directions for wrapping and labeling attached. The presents to be collected at the Base Christmas party and then taken to the Veterans Home by Larry and Debbie Ferrell.
Dues are Due!! Come to the Christmas Party and pay your dues, please, to save Pearly a lot of work.
The 2014 schedule was passed out and discussed. Base Member Don Demers will coordinate use of the American Legion Hall for 2014. It was voted on to present the Legion with a $150 check to cover fuel costs for the year and with a $100 check to cover use of the upper hall which is the major money maker for the hall.
Wreaths across America will be held on Dec 14 this year. We will meet at Rebecca's (8:00 AM) and then go to Togus to lay wreaths as part of the Maine Christmas Wreath laying event.
USSVI 2014 Calendars were passed out by Store Keeper Harlan Brown.
A Put-the-submarine-to-bed-for-the-winter party was discussed and it was decided to be held, Sat, Nov 16 at Larry Ferrell's house in Newport, Maine. Directions will be sent out.
A group of Base members, led by Bucky Walters, went to the Portland hospital for a Kap's for Kid's presentation, where certificates and hats were presented to the children.