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Trustee Nominations – Fall 2019

Posted: 10/6/2019

This fall / early winter we will be sending out nominations for the Chapter’s Board of Trustees.  We have traditionally had 9 Trustees but hope to increase our Board to a maximum of 12.  The driving force behind the desire to increase is our expansive geographic range.   Ideally we would like to have 2 to 3 Trustees from each of our four regional areas. This will help ensure that all the regions are adequately represented and actively engaged.  Six Trustee positions are available with three of those positions held by current Trustees up for re-election.

Regional Areas:

  • West:  Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap
  • North:  Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom
  • Central:  King, Pierce, Snohomish
  • South:  Chehalis, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Thurston

A Trustee term is 3 years, and a Trustee is only allowed to serve for 6 consecutive years.  We have monthly meetings but because of our geographic dispersion we take advantage of teleconferences for most of our meetings with occasional face-to-face meetings where we can enjoy a meal together and catch up a bit before getting down to business. A Trustee must be willing and able (and want) to host at least two social events a year and participate/assist in one major event a year.  A Trustee needs to bring a passion for making the Chapter the best it can be at serving our Alumni as well as current and future MIDN.  A Trustee should come with ideas and be not be afraid to challenge the status quo of how we “have always done things”…  The country, the Navy, our community is changing every day so we are always looking for fresh ideas and new energy.

If you are interested in learning more about being a Trustee, please contact Stephanie McKinnie at stephaniemckinnie@gmail.com.   Or if you are ready to toss your name in the hat, please fill out this form and email it to stephaniemckinnie@gmail.com.  Requests to serve as a Trustee must be received by 10 November.

Nomination forms received will be forwarded to our Chapter Board of Trustees and Officers for review prior to the vote at our December meeting.

New Trustees will be notified in December and begin their terms in Feb of 2020. One of the first orders of business will be to elect Chapter Officers (President, VP, Treasurer, and Secretary).

Chapter Officer Elections

If anyone is interested in serving as a Chapter Officer (you do not need to be a Trustee to be a Chapter Officer) please contact Craig Wiesen at usnaaapugetsoundpresident@gmail.com.  Request to serve as a Chapter Officer need to be received by 31 January 2020.

I hope you will consider serving as a Trustee or a Chapter Officer.


Regional Directors

Posted: 9/11/2019

Because we are such a geographically diverse Chapter, we have established four primary Regions (roughly based on compass points, and there is some overlap).  Each of these Regions has a Regional Director who will serve as your primary POC for inquiries and/or requests to host an event.

The Regions / Regional Directors are as follows:

West:  Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap

West Region Director: Carol Hoffman

North:  Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom

North Region Director: Linda Postenrieder

Central/East:  King, Pierce, Snohomish

Central/East Region Director(s): Stephanie McKinnie & Todd Nichols

South:  Chehalis, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Thurston

South Region Director: Kyle Baker

 


Host an event

Posted: 8/9/2019

If you are interested in arranging a group event or viewing party for any of the games please let us know so we can help advertise.

USNAAA PSC chapter will reimburse the cost of one beverage for “PSC Member plus one” at public locations, and $5 per “PSC member plus one” for events hosted in your home.  The event must be open to all alum and advertised on the PSC website.  Hosts will be expected to provide a list of PSC member attendees and receipt (only for events planned at sports bars/public eatery) for reimbursement.

The Navy Football schedule is available here

 

 


Newsletters

Posted: 3/26/2019

April 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Newsletter


USNA Alumni Book Release – March 30th

Posted: 3/20/2019

Rick Campbell’s 5th novel, Treason, hit the shelves March 19th.  He will be hosting a local release party on Saturday, March 30th at noon in the Kitsap Mall Barnes & Noble, followed by a celebration at the Yacht Club Broiler.  Book signing and socialize afterwards (complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beer / wine / cocktails).

Each year, Rick donates 3,000 books to Navy and Marine Corps veteran and youth organizations (reunions, Navy League, Naval Submarine League, USSVI, USNAAA, Sea Cadets, Young Marines, and JROTC units).

To RSVP for the Treason release party just click the image to the right!

 

 


Called to Serve – Daring to Lead

Posted: 3/18/2019

Called to Serve: Daring to Lead  is a $400 million fundraising campaign designed to support the strategic priorities of the United States Naval Academy.  The current phase of the campaign strives to expand the campaign’s reach and awareness of the importance to the entire alumni and friend community, meet the initial $400 million overall goal and attract particularly significant support for several key areas including international programs, the Midshipman Welfare Fund, a future Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation Center and the unrestricted Naval Academy Fund.

Click the logo below to learn more, or check out Why Give


Blue Origin Tour – Apr 27th

Saturday April 27th – 0900 at 21218 76thAve S, Kent

Erik Lord ’04 has arranged to host a tour of the Blue Origin facilities in Kent on Saturday, April 27.  Blue Origin, LLC is a privately funded aerospace manufacture and spaceflight services company founded in 2000 by Jeff Bezos.  The company motto is Gradatim Ferociter, Latin for “Step by Step, Ferociously”

We expect the tour to last until around 1100/1130 and we will be providing a catered lunch (sandwiches, chips, typical box lunch items) for all attendees at the Blue Origin cafeteria.

Although this is a free event, pre-registration will be required – Click the Blue Origin Coat of Arms to Register

Donations to help keep future events low/no cost can be made during the registration process, on our website, or at the event itself.

More info on the company can be found at www.blueorigin.com

As there is a maximum of 50 attendees, RSVPs will be first come /  first serve and only open to current members and their guests/families (so join now if you are not a current member!)


Summer Picnic – July 21st

Alumni, Spouses, Children, Mids, Parents and Friends of USNA, please join us on Sunday, July 21st from 1200 to 1500 for our Annual Summer Picnic.  This is a great event held at Camp McKean.  We fire up the grills and cook an amazing picnic lunch, enjoy potluck dishes, play games, catch up with old friends and make new ones, and just have an overall wonderful afternoon.


Location

Camp McKean:  950 W Kitsap Lake Rd NW Bremerton, WA 98314 (5 miles west of Naval Base Kitsap)

For details on Camp McKean, click here

For directions to Camp McKean, click here


Cost

$5  per person for current Puget Sound Chapter members and their families/guests

$5 per person for Active Duty and/or Parents Club members and and their families/guests

$10 per person for non-members and their families/guest

Kids 12 and under are free

The fee covers site rental, drinks (soda, water, beer, wine), hamburgers, salmon burgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs and brats, buns, condiments, plates, napkins, cups, utensils, etc…


What can you bring?

Potluck Items – baked beans, potato salad, watermelon, chips, cookies, whatever you would like to share

Games – Horseshoes, bean bag toss, volleyball, soccer ball, football, anything that you would enjoy doing at a picnic

Registration: Click on Bill the Goat to register.

If you are unable to register online please contact Craig Wiesen via email (usnaaapugetsoundpresident@gmail.com) or phone/text (703-229-3036)

Day of walk-ins are welcome but I need a fairly accurate head count for food and drink purchases so please try to let me know in advance.


Happy Hours and Football games

Posted: 3/17/2019

Social / Networking Happy Hours – All USNA Alumni and their guests of all ages are invited.  First drink is on us for current Chapter Members and one guest. There is no RSVP required and you can come as you are.

If you are interested in hosting an event, USNAAA PSC chapter will reimburse the cost of one beverage for “PSC Member plus one” at public locations, and $5 per “PSC member plus one” for events hosted in your home.  The event must be open to all alum and advertised on the PSC website.  Hosts will be expected to provide a list of PSC member attendees and receipt (only for events planned at sports bars/public eatery) for reimbursement to our Treasurer. Please reach out to your Regional Director for questions or assistance.

Central/East:                                              

Regional Director – Stephanie McKinnie & Todd Nichols

Tuesday, Nov 12th, 1700 to 1830 at Fado’s Irish Pub,801 1st Ave, Seattle – POC Jordan Rusk

Saturday Nov 16th, 1130 – 1500 Navy vs Notre Dame football, Piccadilly Circus English Pub, 1104 1st St., Snohomish, WA – POC Todd Nichols

Saturday, December 14th, ARMY/NAVY FOOTBALL, Family Fun Center, Noon, 7300 Fun Center Way, Tukwila, WA 98188, POC Craig Wiesen – RSVP required – register here

West:                                                                      

Regional Director – Carol Hoffman

Wednesday Oct 30th, 1700 to 1900 at Oxford Suites, 9550 NW Silverdale Way, Silverdale – POC Carol Hoffman

Friday Nov 1st, 1630 – 2000 Navy vs UConn football at Shady Jack’s Bar & Grill, 10424 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale – POC Carol Hoffman

Saturday Nov 16th, 1130 – 1500 Navy vs Notre Dame football at Shady Jack’s Bar & Grill, 10424 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale – POC Carol Hoffman

December 2019, Holiday Party – date and location TBD

Wednesday Feb 26th, 2020, 1700 to 1900 at Oxford Suites, 9550 NW Silverdale Way, Silverdale – POC Carol Hoffman

Wednesday Apr 29th, 2020, 1700 to 1900 at Oxford Suites, 9550 NW Silverdale Way, Silverdale – POC Carol Hoffman

Wednesday Jun 24th, 2020, 1700 to 1900 at Oxford Suites, 9550 NW Silverdale Way, Silverdale – POC Carol Hoffman

Wednesday Aug 26th, 2020, 1700 to 1900 at Oxford Suites, 9550 NW Silverdale Way, Silverdale – POC Carol Hoffman

Wednesday Oct 28th, 2020, 1700 to 1900 at Oxford Suites, 9550 NW Silverdale Way, Silverdale – POC Carol Hoffman

North:                                                    

Regional Director – Linda Postenrieder

Thursday, Nov 7th, 1730 to 2000 at Wicked Teton Brewing, 1341 SW Barlow St, Oak Harbor – POC Linda Postenrieder

Saturday, December 14th, ARMY/NAVY FOOTBALL, CPO Club, Noon, 1080 W Ault Field Rd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, POC Linda Postenrieder

South:

Regional Director – Kyle Baker

Nothing scheduled yet for the South side – Let us know if you want to Host a Happy Hour event down in the Renton/Kent/Tacoma areas.


Plebe Lunch – May 16th (2020)

Saturday May 16th – 11:00 at Mercer Island VFW Post             1836 72nd Ave SE, Mercer Island

Please join us for lunch and to meet the class of 2024! Food Trucks will begin serving a FREE lunch at 11:00am. The Alumni Association will kick off the program at 12:15pm with introductions of the new plebes and ’74 Alumni presenting “Another Link in The Chain.” At the conclusion of that portion of the program the Parents Club will take over with “Plebe 101” to get the Class of ’24 (and their nervous parents) ready for I-day and Plebe Year. There will be plenty of time for informal interaction with the new plebes and their families. Note, incoming NAPS students (USNA class of ’25) will be invited as well.

Although this is a free event, we are limited to 150 people (and it fills up fast) so pre-registration is required. 

Click on our Mascot below to Register (Note registration will begin in Spring of 2020)

Donations to help keep future events low/no cost can be made during the registration process, on our website, or at the event itself.


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