Volume 38 | September 30 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
It is that time of year where we are starting our preparation for our 18 th annual Thanksgiving Dinner that we provided to our Veteran’s, EMS Personnel and Sailors. Look for a separate broadcast with our Thanksgiving request. We will be asking for Volunteers, donations (Turkeys, pies and etc..). Last year we provided 1,100 meals - lets continue what we do best. 

Donations can be mailed or dropped off at:
USSVI Groton Base Clubhouse
attn: Thanksgiving
40 School Street
Groton, CT 06340
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Thanksgiving Fundraiser
The Thanksgiving Fundraiser was successful due the the time spent there by a few of our membership volunteers:
First watch Harold and Kirk Haugland, Robert Bell, Pedro Gonzales. Al Kinsall;
Second watch Bob Dulin, Bob and Sue Sharpe;
Last watch John and Dee Carcioppolo, Melissa and Stan Mathis. 
Thanks to the Carcioppolo's for providing the power for our turkeys and klaxton. 
Each watched helped with the setup and breakdown of our display. Total funds raised were $670.00 (cash $640.00 + $30.00 check)
Thanks to the staff and associates/employees of Groton Wal-Mart and all their customers that visited and made donations to support our Thanksgiving celebration!
Boat Notes 2018 Issue #4
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United States Navy Memorial
At this month's Membership Meeting, John G. Casey gave a presentation of the US Navy Memorial and how YOU should become part of it. Over the next few broadcasts, we will present more information about this program.

USSVI Groton Website
Our new website is online! It is still under construction, and does not yet have any login pages. We are in the process of uploading recent Base Broadcasts and Committee Reports.
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.  


Jim Drodz is in a nursing home in IL. He has a stomach issue. Pray for his early recovery.

TMCM(SS) USN Ret “Bear” Randall departed on Eternal Patrol this past Wednesday. Per his wishes, no calling hours will be held.
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

September themes:
  • Membership Renewals
  • 10/01/2018 - Call for USSVI Scholarship Applications
  • 10/01/2018 6:30 – 7:30 PM - Monthly Business Meeting
  • 10/03/2018 09:00 - 11:00 AM - RSVP Veterans' Coffeehouse, Norwich
  • 10/03/2018 6:30 - 7:30 PM - Thanksgiving/Caring & Sharing Prog Plng
  • 10/04/2018 9:00 – 11:00 AM - RSVP Veterans' Coffeehouse, Mystic
  • 10/04/2018 6:00 PM - CT Army National Guard Dining-In
  • 10/05/2018 09:00-11:00 AM - RSVP Veterans' Coffeehouse, New London
  • 10/07/2018 10:00AM– 12:00PM Steak & Eggs Brunch

Remember there are a few changes to the October Calendar; Retirees Seminar is on the 20th, BOT has informed us there will be no Steamship Round dinner but possibly a Mongolian Barbecue at the end of the month/first of November. There is no plan for a CO/XO/COB reception to date.
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 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