U.S.S. SEA DEVIL REUNION MEETING
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I. Commander Frank Waters opened the meeting with a discussion on Venue and Commandership.
a. Chief Boyle said he can see who is in what state and ask as to the interest for both issues.
b. Chief Mickey said there needs to be at least a year to year and a half for people to plan.
c. Admiral Fountain asked as to what sense the people had at the meeting and stated there was a certain comfort level being near a submarine base.
d. A professional planner could be an option or piggy back with the U.S.S.V.I
e. Skip Harrington felt we need not bail out this early in the meeting and continue to look for choice of venue and commandership.
II. After more discussion Admiral Fountain made a motion to have the next reunion at Kings Bay, Georgia and Bruce Brown said he would help.
III. The motion was seconded by Eddie Lynd. Bruce Brown said he would work with and help Lee Beardon.
IV. Admiral Fountain nominated Mickey Martin as Commander and Captain Holden as the Organizer as well as Bruce Brown. Also nominated was to continue having Mickey Martin as Treasurer as well as Bruce Brown as Secretary. All were in favor.
V. Mickey Martin reported that there was $1,545.35 in the account. This did not include the tally for the 2011 reunion.
VI. Chief Boyle wanted volunteers to do a snail mail to find people. Eddie Lynd, Joe Hawkins, Frank Waters, and Bruce Brown all volunteered to take names.
VII. It was suggested that the next reunion be April of 2013.
VIII. Mickey Martin made a suggestion that it not interfere with any religious or national holiday.
IX. Frank Waters made a motion to send a $50.00 gift certificate to three of our guest speakers. All approved.
X. Eddie Lynd will continue to maintain our web site. Eddie recommended that people go to ussseadevil.org or ussvideck log to find people.
XI. Frank Waters will check his data base with our registrations forms.
XII. Mickey Martin made a motion to conclude the meeting. It was approved by all.
Minutes submitted by..........
Uss Sea Devil reunion 2011 wrap 201-300
Jun 06/30/11 8:48 PM
George, please add to your "All Hands" the following:
"Homer did a great job in organizing and conducting this reunion, and we owe him a vote of thanks. I extend mine personally. Attendance was somewhat lower than previously the case but we still had about 100 members and guests and it went well. Counterintuitively, not all that many members still live up that way as many retirees have left for warmer climes.
Compared to our days the SUBASE seems a bit diminished, what with the drawdown in numbers of ships and departure of the SSBN off-crews and their families, plus a smaller SUBSCHOOL throughput. Those who toured found the new trainers very impressive. A VIRGINIA-class boat was not available but an SSN 688 was opened to us and the NAUTILUS Submarine Museum has been greatly expanded since I last was there.
Radm Chabot and I both attended as did an impressive number of Commissioning Crew officers. The Goat Locker was well represented by ETCM(SS) Mike Martin and a number of other senior leaders, ship's company and riders alike.
Capt Hollis Holden has graciously "volunteered" to organize the spring 2013 reunion in Kings Bay since he now lives near there. (Those of you not present take note, as those PRESENT elect the next coordinator!) I look forward to seeing you all next time!
Radm Bob Fountain."
This will be a final report for the 2011 Sea Devil reunion. I hope everyone had a great time here in Connecticut, I would like to thank all those that attended making it a wonderful time. I am enclosing the minutes from the business meeting held on Sunday morning. The next reunion will be in the Kings Bay area of Georgia, in the spring of 2013, hopefully we will have a great turn out. For those that have not attended a Sea Devil reunion in the past, there was a few first timers at this reunion and I get the impression they will be back.
Financially: after all the bills were paid I sent Chief Mickey a check for $1095.47.
Frank "Homer" Waters
USS Sea Devil SSN 664
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