Volume 36 | September 9 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
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Flag Retirement Ceremony
On Tuesday, September 11, there will be a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Nautilus Museum bat 0830. The ceremony is expected to last for about 2 hours.
Steak & Lobster Dinner
This year’s Steak n Lobster Dinner will be held on September 15, 2018

Price is as follows:

a) 1 Steak or 1 lobster : $16
b) 1 Lobster and 1 steak : $25
c) 2 steaks or 2 lobsters $25
Signups are at the clubhouse. Call the clubhouse at 860-445-5262 for information on the dinner. 
filet mignon steak with lobster tail surf and turf meal
Reminder Boat Notes are due by 1 September. Let’s continue the great job we have been doing on communicating the happenings of our base and all Submarine related activities tour membership. Send any articles to Commander@ussvigroton.org
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. 
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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.
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
Eternal Patrol - August 2018
I C1(SS) J0HN C. WAGNER (Big John) age 85 of Groton passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Fairview in Groton.
He was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 27, 1933 the son of Ralph D. and Esther Clift Denison Wagner. He was married to Alma Dorothy St. Mary who predeceased him May 5, 1964.
He attended the former Bulkeley School in New London from 1947 to 1949 and graduated from Robert E. Fitch High School in Groton in 1951.
John was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and had worked at Electric Boat Company retiring in 1992 as a design supervisor.
He was a life member of the Subvets, Groton Sportsmen’s Club and the Groton Lodge of Elks and he was a member of the Mystic VFW Post as well as the Stonington American Legion Post.
John is survived by his son, Ralph C. Wagner and wife Denise of Enfield, his daughters, Patricia Ann Wagner and Linda Jean Wagner both of Groton and a granddaughter, Rashel Wagner. He was predeceased by his siblings, Robert Wagner, Mollie Turgeon, Martha Jane Parker and Marion Burroughs.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at the Byles-Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames St. Interment with Military Honors will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic. The family will meet relatives and friends from 10 until the time of the service on Tuesday. Donations in his memory may be directed to the Bulkeley Alumni-Harold J. Arkava Scholarship Fund, 68 Federal St, New London, CT 06320 or the SubVets Scholarship Fund, 86 School St, Groton, CT 06340.  

USSVI Groton Events
Visit our new website at USSVI Groton Base Events and Meetings

September themes:
  • Membership Renewals
  • Third Friday of September is NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY

  • 09/05/2018 - Committee Budget submittals due to Base Treasure
  • 09/10/2018 6:30 PM - Monthly Business Meeting
  • 09/11/2018 - PATRIOT DAY
  • 09/12/2018 09:00 - 11:00 AM RSVP Veterans' Coffeehouse, Norwich
  • 09/12/2018 6:00 PM - Thanksgiving/Caring & Sharing Program Planning
  • 09/12/2018 7:00 PM - Anniversary Plng Mtg
  • 09/13/2018 08:30-10:30 AM RSVP Veterans' Coffeehouse, Pawcatuck
  • 09/14/2018 TBD - (TBS) CPO Pinnnings
  • 09/15/2018 5:30 & 7:00 PM - SVGB Dinner Steak N’ Lobster
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