Volume 44 | November 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
Happy Thanksgiving
Last year we provided 1,100 meals - what will 2018 bring?
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How to donate to USSVI Groton Base:
Donations can be mailed or dropped off at:
USSVI Groton Base Clubhouse
attn: Thanksgiving
40 School Street
Groton, CT 06340
Donate online with your credit card or PayPal. Visit our website's donation page :

Note: We have not added the capability of paying your dues online on the new website yet. Sorry for the delay.
Holiday Parties at the Clubhouse
Holiday parties are filling fast - only a few dates are still available.

To reserve your celebration, please call the Clubhouse at 860-445-5262 today!
holiday decoration
Perry "Bear" Randall
The FRA will be hosting a Breakfast in honor of Perry "Bear" Randall. The event will be help on Saturday December 1, 2018 0800-1200.

The price is $10.00 and all proceeds will go to the family

Menu items:
  • Eggs cooked to order
  • Omelets
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Ham
  • Home Fries
  • SOS

For more information contact the Fleet reserve (860) 445-0731
Wreaths Across America
The Freedom Riders USA, a Veterans Motorcycle Riding Club, has become a sponsor of “Wreaths Across America”, a very worthwhile cause. It involves the placing of a wreath for $15.00 on a Veteran’s Grave during the Holiday Season. The cemetery they have selected is: Jordan Cemetery, 240 Boston Post Road in Waterford, Ct. 06385.

If you are interested you can also volunteer to help place the wreaths on the veteran grave sites. Please follow the link below to find out more information about this program and how to purchase a wreath. You can also use this site to identify groups in your local area to make a donation if you so desire.  The deadline for ordering Wreaths is fast approaching! If you have not donated and wish to do so please follow the donate prompts.

Holland Club Luncheon
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
House Committe News
The SOY/JSOY has been entered on the December calendar and the invite to the committee chairs may still go out to them. December 11 - 1800.

Stan Mathis
House Committee Chair
USSVI Groton Base First and Finest
Thanks go to the BOT and Club Manager for the newly painted front door!
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. 

Also, I do send an Eternal Patrol certificate and a letter of condolence to the spouse or child of a Groton Base member whenever I hear of their passing.  National does a fine job of letting me know, however, some fall through the cracks. Let me know if you hear of one’s passing.  

It is my duty to report that shipmate Kenneth Scott had departed on Eternal Patrol on 10/15/18. Ken was an EM2(SS) when he left the service. He qualified on the USS Abe Lincoln in 1967.  He was a resident of East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y.

Also, it is my duty to inform you that James Drozdz QMC(SS) USN Ret passed on 11/3/18. Letters of condolence and E.P. certificates have been mailed. 

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.   

Notice: The Pearl Harbor ceremony will be at the Municipal Building in Groton City on the 7th of Dec. Time is 1258 local time.  Please be there by 1230.
God bless. Jack
USSVI Groton Events
Visit our new website at USSVI Groton Base Events and Meetings

November themes:
  • Dues Renewal!!!

  • 11/19/2018 7:00 – 8:00 PM - GB Westport Satellite Group Meeting
  • 11/20/2018 11:30AM – 1:00PM - Holland Club luncheon
  • 11/20/2018 4:30 – 5:30 PM - Board of Trustees Meeting
  • 11/21/2018 9:00 - 11:00 AM - RSVP Veterans' Coffeehouse, Norwich
  • 11/21/2018 5:30 PM - Thanksgiving/Caring & Sharing Prog Setup
  • 11/22/2018 - Thanksgiving Day -
  • - Committee continue setup and preparations
  • - 9:00 – 11:30 AM Sent out Take-out meals
  • - 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Dinner for Thanksgiving staffers and re-set dining room
  • - 1:00 – 5:00 PM Serve Thanksgiving dinner
  • 11/23/2018 08:00 - Thanksgiving Clean-up
  • 11/23/2018 - Boat Note inputs due 1 December
  • 11/25/2018 10:00AM– 12:00PM - Brunch
Happy Birthday Shipmates
Should member's birthdays be published in the weekly Base Broadcast?
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 11AM 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