Volume 25 | June 18 2018
U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc.
SUBVETS Groton Base
"First and Finest"
Home of USSVI and Dominic "Joe" Negri Memorial Clubhouse
Your weekly news & updates
Fourth of July Parade
Our Color Guard Captain, Paul Skalski is chairing the parade this year. We are looking for assistance with the Parade, we need a trailer so members who can not walk can ride in. The one we used in the past has been damage by all the storms we had this year. If you like to help please contact either me at Commander@ussvigroton.org or Paul at p.skalski@sbcglobal.net


We have an 18 foot trailer to use as a people mover, along with a truck and driver. Looking for marchers. Come and have fun at the 4 th of July parade. Uniform for marchers khakis shorts, white short sleeve shirt, subvet vest no tie and subvet ball cap or ships ball cap. Comfortable shoes. If you would like to march contact Paul at p.skalski@sbcglobal.net .
Annual Veterans Picnic
The annual Veterans Picnic this year will be on Saturday June 23 rd at 1pm at the Groton Elks (700 Shennecossett Road) 

o   Tickets are available at the door
o  $ 15 for singles, $20 for couple, $25 family
This is a wonderful event for all as there will be food (Lots of food) Cornhole Tournament, Music and much more. 
Fourth of July party table setting with plate and cup outside
graduation cap hat with degree paper on wood table graduation concept.
2018 USSVI Groton Scholarship
I would like to provide congratulations on behalf of the leadership and our members of the USSVI-Groton Base to this year’s USSVI Groton Base Scholarship awardees. We will give the awards out during ceremony on June 20 th at 6PM.

Receiving this year’s scholarships are;

  • Jeffery DeLapp of Mystic. Jeffery was sponsored by Groton Base member, his grandfather John A. Knaff. Jeffery was a very successful student at Stonington High School where he was both a scholar and athlete. Jeffery will be attending Flagler College in St. Augustine Florida where we will major in Coastal Environmental Science.

  • Skyler Henry of Waterford. Skyler is sponsored by Groton Base member, her father Cody Henry. Skyler will receive the Groton Base Ladies Auxiliary Medical Field Scholarship. She attended Waterford High School and will be attending Central Maine Community College where she will begin her studies in sports medicine. Skyler excelled in athletics and achieved a very successful academic career.

  • Ryan Snell of Dillion Colorado. Dylan is sponsored by his recently deceased grandfather Thomas Russell III who was an active and devoted long-time member of the Groton Base USSVI. He is a graduate of Summit High School, Frisco Colorado. Ryan is graduating with a GPA of 4.0. Ryan was accomplished in music and sports and will be attending Colorado State University where he will major in wildlife conservation

I like to thank Greg Kane and his committee for another outstanding job this year. 
Submarine Veteran's Golf Tournament
Come join us for our Annual Golf Tournament! This year the proceeds will be used to benefit repair and operation of the Groton Base Clubhouse.

  • Date: 14 July 2018
  • Time: 1PM Shotgun Start
  • Location: Fenner Hill Golf Club
  • Cost: $125 per person – Includes Golf, Golf-Cart, Lunch and Dinner

Registration forms are at the clubhouse. Any questions contact Jim Moulding: 860-449-2289
Chaplain's List
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
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
USSVI Groton Events
Visit our new website at USSVI Groton Base Events and Meetings

JUNE Themes Visit our new website at https://ussvigroton.org/events/. This represents our normal operating schedule.

06/18/2018 7:00 PM - GB Westport Satellite Group Meeting, Bridgeport, CT
06/19/2018 11:30 AM-1:00 PM - Holland Club luncheon
06/19/2018 5:00 PM - Board of Trustees Meeting
06/19/2018 7:00 PM - 4th July Parade Planning Meeting
06/20/2018 9:00 – 11:00 AM - RSVP Veterans' Coffeehouse, Norwich
06/20/2018 6:00 PM - Groton Base Scholarship Presentation
06/20/2018 7:00 PM - Thanksgiving/ Caring & Sharing Program Planning Meeting
06/21/2018 - Chairman reports due to Base Secretary
06/23/2018 12:00 – 17:00 PM - Annual Family Picnic at Groton Elks Club
06/24/2018 10:00AM-12:00PM - Brunch
Happy Birthday Shipmates
Clubhouse & Bar Hours
  • Sunday 10AM to 6 PM
  • Monday 11AM to 5 PM**
  • Tuesday 11AM to 9:30PM
  • Wednesday 11AM to 9:30PM
  • Thursday 11AM to 9:30PM
  • Friday 1AM to 12:30 AM
  • Saturday Closed**

** Open/expanded Saturdays and Mondays Evenings for Scheduled Event s
Base Commander | USSVI Groton | 860.445.5262 | commander@ussvigroton.org