Council News

Next Board Meeting:

30 October 2017

Meeting location:
Barnes Building
495 Summer Street
Boston, MA

Advise Tom Hennessey if you plan to attend.
tvh@alum.mit.edu
617-529-3277
Your name must be listed in advance.

PLEASE REPORT ADDRESS, PHONE, E MAIL CHANGES, ETC.  TO CLERK  Al Prudhommesedate9@aol.com, phone: 1-781-861-8766.

DIRECTIONS TO THE BARNES BUILDING (formerly known as Fargo Bldg):  From the MA Turnpike, exit at South Boston.  After exiting the tunnel go to Summer Street.  From Rt 93 head towards South Station, and go south on Summer Street. For best directions go on line or use a map.

Planned 2017 Board Meetings: 9/26, 10/30, 11/27

RECENT EVENTS:

Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise on 8 August was enjoyed by some 250 guests.  Purpose was to raise awareness and funds for the commissioning of USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) in September 2018.

Armed Forces Day was celebrated on 20 May 2017 at the Museum of World War II.​

Tours and Reception aboard USS San Jacinto (CG56) on Saturday, 18 March, were arranged by the Council. In addition, we were pleased to also arranged tours of the ship for 181 Naval Sea Cadets and their leaders and families, 30 Naval Academy candidates and families and 35 Navy League members and their guests.  The Council assisted the ship by also inviting government officials and leaders of other interested organizations. 

A "Please Don't Come" Luncheon in February 2017 to raise funds for our youth programs.

Toys for Tots Brunch: ​The 2016 Toys for Tots fundraiser was held on 04 December 2016 along with drawings and an on-line auction. A total of $3,000 and about $500 worth of gifts were raised. Thanks to the item donors and contributors for making this fundraiser possible.

PLANNED EVENTS: 

Navy Birthday and Annual Meeting October 17, 2017.  Speaker will address Navy ship construction, particularly that of USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116).

Toys for Tots Benefit Holiday Event December 3, 2017, Commandant’s House.

USS THOMAS HUDNER (DDG 116):  Named for the Medal of Honor recipient and Member of our council was Christened on April 1, 2017 at Bath Iron Works and is now in the water; and is scheduled to be commissioned in Boston in September 2018.  Check out https://www.facebook.com/DDG116 and the website usshudnerddg116.org. ​

CHANGES OF COMMAND:

COAST GUARD FIRST DISTRICT: RADM Linda Fagan was relieved by RADM Steven Poulin who recently served as the Coast Guard Judge Advocate General and Chief Council.

NROTC, COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: The new Commanding Officer is CAPT Mark Edwards, USN, an aviator.

BOSTON NAVAL ROTC CONSORTIUM: The new Commanding Officer is CAPT James Horten, USN, a submariner.