June 26, 2017
Shipmates and family members, Welcome! I am much honored, and it gives me great pleasure being your NCUSA NATIONAL COMMANDANT for the 2017- 2018 cruise.
I’m very proud of this organization since it was established on June 18, 1938 in Quincy, IL. For those who were in attendance for the 2017 NCUSA National Convention in Gettysburg, PA fun was had by all. A special thank you goes out to Chairperson PA Squadron Commander Charles Mills Ship #589 and Shipswriter Shirley Dawson for making this event a special occasion.
As Commandant I want to emphasize to all NCUSA members and Auxiliary that communication is “A” priority to me. I want to know what’s going on. Let’s promote NCUSA to get the word out on retention and recruiting new members and their families via “Hit the Deck” brochures, word of mouth and social media.
Congratulations to the newly elected/appointed members to their new positions. You can find their contact information on the STAFF LISTING.
National Senior Executive Officer: Tom Minchin
National Junior Executive Officer: Bruce Hallam
National Paymaster/IN Squadron: Ron Wilson
National Historian: Eric Kelley
National Master-At-Arms: Keith Sangray
National Executive Secretary: Robert K. Currier
National 3 Year Trustee: Philip C. Parson
National 2 Year Trustee: Russ Alsteen, PNC
National 1 Year Trustee/Great Lakes Day Chair Gene Koelker
Immediate Past Commandant: Cecil Krick
IL Squadron Commander: Edward O’Brien
WI Squadron Commander: Darryl Driscoll
National Judge Advocate: Archie Gainey, PNC
Coast Guard Liaison, Cape May: Ed Walters, PNC
National Finance Committee Chair: Martin Jordan
National Public Information Officer: Jim Zeszutek
Quarterdeck Commission Chair: Nellie DeBaker
National Fisher House Chair: James Bruder
National Auxiliary Liaison Officer: Andrew Murphy
National Membership Database Officer: Mark Swiecichowski.
This year’s National Staff is filled with a wealth of knowledge and professionalism. If you have any questions, comments or concerns they’ll be more than happy to assist you. They are very approachable.
The reason I joined the U. S. Navy and NAVY CLUB USA is to travel and meet other people. Therefore, don’t be surprised if I’m out and about promoting Navy Club USA within your region. In closing, I look forward to working with you and your families as a team.
Toshio D. Mills
NAVY CLUB USA
How can you become a member of NCUSA?
Membership in the Navy Club of the U.S.A. is through individual Ships located in various parts of the country, which are affiliated with the National Organization, or as a Member-At-Large.
Per-Annum dues for members are $30.00, which gives you a full year's membership, and includes a subscription to "The Quarterdeck." The dues structure of each established Ship varies as to the accommodations and locations in their respective community. If there is no Navy Club Ship in your home area, you can launch one by getting a minimum of 25 eligible applicants to sign an application for a Ship Charter.
All correspondence regarding membership should be directed to:
Robert K Currier
83 Close Hollow Dr
Hamlin, NY 14464-9302
On 18 June 1938, at a Navy Veterans Reunion in Quincy, Illinois, a new and powerful organization, the Navy Club of the United States of America, was launched. On that day, a Constitution and By-Laws was adopted to govern this unique and distinguished group, speaking the language of the men who go down to the sea in ships.
The original organizational committee drew up a broad administrative charter that envisioned a new concept in collectively bringing together the many private Navy Clubs and Navy Veteran Organizations that had sprung up across the country, and by so doing, give each member and prospective member, a powerful voice as a Nationally Recognized Organization. With the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard men and women of the United States formed together in one great powerful service organization, it was concluded that there should come a more extensive and widespread observance of NAVY DAY, now celebrated on the 13th of October each year, a watchful eye on all legislation and laws that concerns a strong United States Navy and National Defense, a guarantee that our Navy will always be kept at such strengths that there will be no more "Pearl Harbors", a more powerful influence on American thinking on the importance of a "First Class Navy", a better and more informed medium through which the Navy Department can convey its problems to all American citizens, and to join together all sailors, marines and Coast Guard personnel into a closer comradeship.