HOLLAND CLUB INDUCTION
27 Sep 2009
The Holland Club Induction, originally scheduled for 20 Sep, has been rescheduled due to a booking conflict. The new date is the 27th of Sep, commencing at 1230. Potluck dinner. Bring your favorite dish (or leftovers that you want to dump). The important thing is to be there.
Please inform Secretary Gorman what you intend to bring. We generally have a wide diversity of food, but just in case everyone decides to bring Moose Chili, we can control (somewhat) the choices.
Holland Club Induction 27 Sep Info
David Jourdan has agreed to be our featured Speaker at the Holland Club Induction Ceremony In Sep at the American Legion in Augusta
Dave will have copies of his book "Never Forgotten" available either by a local book seller being there or he will bring copies with him.
About the Author
David W. Jourdan is the co-founder and president of Nauticos, a company devoted to the exploration of the deep ocean. He studied physics and engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy and Johns Hopkins University, and served as a U.S. Navy submarine officer during the Cold War.
Invitation to the 2009 Holland Club Induction
United States Submarine Veterans, Inc.
U.S.S. Maine Base
John S. Starbird, Jr. September 1, 2009
Commander, USS Maine Base
Email: Starbirds@clinic.net; John.Starbird@Biw.Com
Dear USS Maine Base Shipmates,
The creed of USS Maine Base chapter of the United States Submarine Veterans Incorporated is “To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country. That their dedication, deeds and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments.” We also “Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States Government.” Our creed is only a small part of who we are, we are United States Submarine Sailors and thus have been bestowed the honor of being called the elite fighting force of the US Navy to which we have been honored as “QUALIFIED IN SUBMARINES”.
The Officers and men of USS Maine Base would be honored if you
could attend our Holland Club ceremony to honor four of our longest
serving members from
The ceremony will be held at the American Legion Post #205, located on
John S. Starbird Jr.
Commander, USS Maine Base
10:30-12:00PM During this time period volunteers will arrange tables and seating for meeting
Commander, COB perform
Brief biography of each man presented by Commander.
(1) Robert Sawyer, Chief Warrant Officer 3 (SS) USN (Ret) 1980. Life Member USSVI, qualified 1955 aboard USS Picuda (SS 382)
(3) Perley Shover, Electricians Mate Chief (SS) USN (Ret) (1975). Life Member USSVI, qualified 1959 aboard USS Carbonero (SS 337)
(A) Call Eastern District 1 Commander Tom Shannon to make presentation (USSVI Certificate)
1:20PM (D) Any other VIP’s to be called to speak (10 minute window)
and Guests first in line) (Harris/Roy)
Approx. 3:00 PM End of Meal (Clean up)
Robert Sawyer, Chief Warrant Officer 3 (SS) USN (Ret) 1980. Life Member USSVI, qualified 1955 aboard USS Picuda (SS 382)
Edward Abrahams, Sonar Technician Chief (SS) USN (Ret) 1976.
Life Member USSVI, qualified 1959 aboard USS Sterlet
Perley Shover, Electricians Mate Chief (SS) USN (Ret) (1975). Life Member USSVI, qualified 1959 aboard USS Carbonero (SS 337)
Clarence Gulick, Radioman 3rd Class (SS), Life Member USSVI, Qualified 1952 aboard USS Irex (SS-482)
Guest Speaker Dave Jourdan is presented with framed picture of USS Maine By Mainebase CDR John Starbird
Holland Club Induction Cake courtesy of Richard Harris (chef exemplar)
New members of Holland Club welcomed aboard by OLD members of club
More welcoming activities