01 JUL 18
With the 81st National Convention behind us, I am honored to be selected as the new National Commandant for NCUSA for 2018-2019 Cruise. I have announced the appointments for this year’s Cruise and I ask you to take a look at those Shipmates who will bring NCUSA closer to support the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard forces for the next Cruise.
During a discussion at the National Convention in Pottsville, PA, it was mentioned that our resource for the official Navy Club U.S.A. cover (cap-hat-whatever you call it!) was no longer available through the American Legion. I called the TAL National Office in Indiana and spoke to a representative who advised me that the supply is readily available, and the American Legion is more than happy to fill our orders as they are submitted. I want all of us to know what is going on, so I will ask any member to contact me, if and when, they come across a problem with our supplier.
Those who attended the National Convention can attest to the great tour we received at the Yuengling Brewery on Friday afternoon after the first Business Session conducted at the Ramada Hotel in Pottsville, PA. Much thanks go to PNC Bob Laughlin and his committee who saw to it that our stay was pleasant and to now PNC Mills who conducted the Cruise with control of the business details. Thanks also goes to those who came this year as your support is needed and well received.
In the coming year it is my hope to place articles on our Website (navyclubusa.org ) monthly that will help us become more informed and knowledgeable about the sea-going services and continue to instruct us all about Veteran benefits.
If you have comments or suggestions during this Cruise, I ask you to bring them up through regular channels, so you can be heard; a solution offered is always appreciated.
During the Summer months we will be busy getting ourselves together so that the Staff can kick off with our Cruise efficiently on 01 AUG 18. The Cruise dates have not yet been determined, but will most likely happen in September, January, April and of course at the National Convention to take place in Springfield, IL during 14-16 JUN 2019.
May you enjoy the Summer with your family and friends and remain an active member with NCUSA. To quote our immediate Past Commandant, Toshio Mills “Go Navy… and Marines… and Coast Guard!”
Fair winds and following seas,