September 03 2017 Broadcast


U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc.
SUBVETS Groton Base
“First and Finest”
Home of USSVI and Dominic “Joe” Negri Memorial Clubhouse

Our purpose is “Perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country”



Updates from the Convention:

Overall Convention has been quiet, with all meeting starting today going into Wednesday. Today of note was the Holland Club breakfast and was pretty good. There were two WWII member present, one who was 102 years young.


The BOT are looking members who wish to volunteer and assist with Brunches. These brunches are solely supported by our volunteers and we can always use more. If you are interested in supporting the club via our brunches please contact Joe Smith, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at


Our SUBVETS Color Guard is in need for new members. The Color Guard performs at many events from our Memorials, to marching various parades.  Interested in being a member of SUBVETS Color Guard? Please contact PW Louthain our Color Guard Captain at


Our Memorial Committee are looking for new volunteers. This group does a tremendous job maintaining our USS FLASHER MEMORIAL and preparing the site for not just our memorials but the site has been used for reenlistments, retirements and various ceremonies.  If interested please contact Fred Strafford our memorial Committee Chairman at

  1. 9-11 Ceremony

This year SUBVETS will join again be joining the Groton Area Chiefs in the 9-11 Remembrance. Ceremony will begin at 0846 September 11th, folks attending should be there at or near 0830.   Any questions please contact our Chaplain Jack Galimore.

  1. Steak n Lobster Dinner

This year’s Steak n Lobster Dinner will be held on September 23, 2017 at the club. The USS MONTPELIER (SSN 765) will be our host crew. Please come out and not just support your club, but also the Crew of the MONTPELIER.  Signups are at the clubhouse. Call the clubhouse at 860-445-5262 for information on the dinner.


This year’s Red, White and Blue Mass will be held at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Norwich on November 5, 2017 at 10:15 A.M. It is requested that all Base Members that would like to participate as ushers in the Mass to contact Doc McCance at to let him know of your desire to participate.

  1. Thanksgiving Committee 2017

We are looking for volunteers to help support the 2017 Thanksgiving Caring and sharing. Contact Stan Mathis at .

Meetings and Events

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1 – 6 September, 2017; USSVI NATIONAL CONVENTION, Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, Orlando FL Orlando, Florida September 1 – September 6, 2017 Welcome To Orlando, Shipmates! USSVI Central Florida Base is your host for the 2017 USSVI National Convention…

9/4/2017 12:00 AM Labor Day

Base monthly business meeting is scheduled for 11 September

9/6/2017 12:00 AM Committee Budget submittals due

Committee Budget submittals due to Finance Committee Chair NLT 6 September at

9/6/2017 12:00 AM 2018 Calendar Inputs Due to House Committee Chair

Inputs due to the House Committee Chair on 7 September.

9/7/2017 12:00 AM 2018 Calendar Inputs Due to House Committee Chair

Inputs due to the House Committee Chair on 7 September.

9/10/2017 10:00 AM Brunch



Chaplain's List as 9/3/2017


Call, send a note, or a visit – A phone call or a visit from a shipmate means a lot, even if you don't know the person.    If anyone knows of a shipmate that should be added, I don’t.  Please let me know.

A reminder, there are many who have recently had or are having scheduled surgery.  In most cases they have asked that I don’t put their names on this list.  Your thoughts and prayers are requested for each of them.

Binnacle List,

Received word from the Westport group via E-mail.  Pray for our shipmate.

One of our World War II SUBVETS is in hospice.  His daughter ask we put the following on the Binnacle list.

Our WWII shipmate, George Platia, is in hospice in Norwalk, CT. His family asks as he approaches the end of his journey, to pray that it is peaceful and easy for him.”

She does not want any visitors because he has dementia and is not responding well.

Please say a prayer for all who may also be under the weather including spouses and relatives.  Special note: This should include those who are suffering from some debilitating illness, and may be in a nursing home, etc.  There are many who come to mind that had previously been on this list.

God bless.  Jack