Join the Puget Sound Chapter
CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP – Why join our local chapter? As part of our “mission” as set forth on the Home Page, our chapter helps you stay connected and up-to-date with alumni and activities in the Puget Sound area.
Your membership entitles you:
- Discounts to annual events
- First drink free at scheduled PSC events
- Upon request, an electronic copy of our chapter membership directory
- Voting rights (regular members only, see at the bottom of this page) for Board members, bylaws and other PSC business
- Member’s Only communications from the PSC
New and renewing Puget Sound Chapter members can download and print our Membership Form to register and pay their Chapter dues. Note: You may have to open the downloaded form by opening your installed version of MS Word then using the “OPEN” (Ctrl+O) command.
CHAPTER DUES: In part through your dues, you help PSC support and encourage outstanding young men and women interested in applying to the Academy. We also support our current Midshipmen and their families. We support the efforts of the Blue & Gold Officers and help underwrite the cost of attendance for deserving local students at USNA Summer Seminar and STEM programs. Chapter dues help offset the cost of those efforts along with our annual Plebe Dinner, chapter social and networking events, and other admin costs associated with operating a local chapter.
There are TWO options for chapter membership “Annual” and “Lifetime.”
ANNUAL DUES might be best for alumni still on active duty, members unsure if they will be residing in the Puget Sound area over the long term or non-alumni who would like to be Associate Members. Annual dues are $25, except for active duty members O1-O3 who pay $5 and widows/widowers of alumni and alumni who have reached the 60th anniversary of their graduation who pay nothing.
You are welcome to send a check (see below), pay by check or cash at an event, or pay online via PayPal;
Membership types per the PSC Bylaws:
1 REGULAR MEMBERSHIP: Any person who has been sworn in as a Midshipman U.S. Navy for the full and regular course prescribed by the Academic Board for his/her class at the Naval Academy and whose service has not been terminated under other than honorable conditions shall be eligible for regular membership in the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, Puget Sound Chapter, hereinafter referred to as the “Puget Sound Chapter”. Unless the Board of Trustees in its discretion declines to accept him/her, an eligible person may become a regular member by payment of dues and fees prescribed by the Board of Trustees.
1.2 HONORARY MEMBERSHIP: Individuals who are honorary members of the national Naval Academy Alumni Association and reside in the Puget Sound region or who have rendered outstanding and conspicuous service to the Naval Academy, Naval Academy Alumni Association or the Puget Sound Chapter shall be eligible for honorary membership in the Puget Sound Chapter, upon the recommendation of any regular member of the Puget Sound Chapter and approval by the Puget Sound Chapter’s Board of Trustees, hereinafter referred to as the “Board of Trustees”. In addition, regular members who have reached at least 60 years after graduation from the Naval Academy of the last class with which he/she was officially affiliated shall become honorary members on January 1st of the year marking 60 years after graduation. Members who are honorary members under the “60 year” rule shall retain all the voting rights of members who are regular members. Honorary memberships will be in the Puget Sound Chapter only. Honorary members who do not have voting rights as regular members shall not have voting rights in Chapter matters. No dues or fees shall attach to an honorary membership. Please download and fill out the Membership Form
1.3 ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: In addition to those eligible for regular or honorary membership, as provided above, individuals who are associate members of the national Naval Academy Alumni Association and reside in the Puget Sound region or who have demonstrated active support of the Naval Academy, Naval Academy Alumni Association or the Puget Sound Chapter may be invited to apply for associate membership in the Puget Sound Chapter. Such invitations will be considered and approved on an individual basis by the Board of Trustees. Members who desire to nominate a person for election as an associate member in the Puget Sound Chapter shall present the individual’s name as well as a brief justification to the Board of Trustees. A majority vote of the Board of Trustees at any meeting of the Board of Trustees at which a quorum is present shall constitute approval of the nomination. Widows/widowers of former regular members and Blue and Gold Officers, who did not attend USNA and parents of Midshipmen are automatically eligible for associate membership. Associate members in the Puget Sound Chapter shall not be eligible to vote or hold office in the Puget Sound Chapter. Such associate membership will be in the Puget Sound Chapter only. An invited person may become an associate member by payment of dues and fees prescribed by the Board of Trustees, normally the same as those required of a regular member. No dues or fees shall be required of widows /widowers as they are considered Honorary members.
If you have any questions about membership, please contact our Membership Director, Dwight Fontilla ’88.
You can mail or email your completed ANNUAL or LIFETIME membership form to:
Dwight Fontilla ’88
11757 175th Pl NE
Redmond, Washington 98052-2811