Subvet Meeting Hollard Club
The Holland Club Induction was held on September 20, 2015 in Augusta. From 12 to 12:30 Real Cyr created arriving guests. Base Commander Larry Ferrall opened the meeting with the reading of the creed, followed invocation by base Chaplin Terry Schmidt. Pledge Allegiance to the flag then the tolling of the bells for the five boats lost in September. Larry announced there would be a regular meeting on October 18. Dues are due and payable by December 30. He also announced that we would participate in Wreaths Across America again this year. At that point he turned the meeting over to Senior Base Commander John Starbird.
John introduced Governor Paul LePage and his wife Ann and then introduced Senor Susan Collins representative, who presented certificates to the receipicants, followed by Chellie Pingree ‘s representative, followed by Maine State Representative Thomas Longstaff. We had a great speech for the guest speaker Rear Jim D. Cossey, Rear Admiral, USN Retired.
The precipitants this year were John Morris and Peter Talbot. Certificates were present by NorthEastern Region District 1 Commander, Peter Koester.
The Guest Speaker gave one of the best talks of any Holland Club Induction speaker that I have heard in my 10 years as a member.
This was followed by a Pot Luck dinner was enjoyed by all.