United States Submarine Veterans Inc. Charleston Base
THE USSVI CREED
To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of duties while serving their country.
That their dedication, deeds and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments.
Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of America and its Constitution.


Memorial Day/Veterans Day POA&M for Events
CHARLESTON BASE EVENTS
Upcoming Events:

2020

MAY

    2    SAT    POSTPONED Rummage Sale for Admiral Osborn Scholarship Fund
Rodney's Rockets / Halloween Express Parking Lot
1825 Old Trolley Road in Summerville
0800 - 1300

    7    THU   CANCELLED    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    10    SUN    Mother's Day

    14    THU   CANCELLED    Base Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting
Vice Commander & Secretary Election

    16    SAT    Armed Forces Day

    25    MON   Memorial Day Service THIS YEAR'S OVBSERVANCE IS INFORMAL.
Guest Speaker: Mr. Al Stiles
Summerville Cemetery
1000 Prayer will be offered.
Kevin Smith and Peter Armstrong will offer several bagpipe airs at the cemetery flagpole.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
No chairs or water so , if you attend be sure to bring a chair and water. There be no luncheon at the VFW

JUNE
    4    THU   Board of Directors Meeting - all base members are invited to attend
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    11    THU   Base Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting
CB Distinguised Submariner Award Presentation
Holland Club Induction
Vice Commander & Secretary Election

    ?    FRI   Class 1902 NNPTC Graduation & Charleston Base Legacy Awards                                        Presentation
0900 Graduation begins
0800 muster at Exchange parking lot to carpool
If attending contact Rick Wise at newsletter@ussvicb.org

    ?    TUE    KapSS4KidSS Presentation
Greenville Shriner's Hospital
1000 Start Time
If you are able to go call Bill Kennedy 843.875.3109

    21    SUN    Father's Day


JULY
    ?    SAT    Moncks Corner Independence Day Parade
1400 Muster at the Berkeley Count Alternative School at the corner of Live Oak Drive (US-17A) and E. Main Street (SC-6) in Moncks Corner. It will probably be hot so dress accordingly. Vests are recommended but not required. We will probably be the only military float there.
1600 Parade

    2    THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Home Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    4    SAT    Independence Day - Happy 4th

    9   THU   Base Meeting
FRA Home Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting


AUGUST
    6    THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    ?    FRI   Class 1903 NNPTC Graduation & Charleston Base Legacy Awards                                        Presentation
0900 Graduation begins
0800 muster at Exchange parking lot to carpool
If attending contact Rick Wise at newsletter@ussvicb.org

    13    THU   Base Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting

    ?    WED-TUE    2019 USSVI National Convention
Renaissance Austin Hotel Austin TX
http://ussviconvention.org/2019/


SEPTEMBER

    3    THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    ?   WED   CPO Selectee Breakfast presented by NNPTC Chief Mess
Cracker Barrel N. Charleston
0530 Doors Open
0600 Breakfast Begins
Food choices will be any combo of eggs or pancakes, bacon or sausage and hash browns. As is Navy tradition there will be an unlimited supply of coffee. Also unlimited sweet tea.
SUBVET CPOs invited

    19   THU   Base Meeting  
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting
UNDIE 500 - bring new pkg of skivvies; donations go to needy veterans

    ?    SAT    College Football Game
Citadel vs Charleston Southern
1800 Kickoff
Ticket Prices TBD


OCTOBER

    1   THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    ?    MON    KapSS4KidSS Presentation
Greenville Shriner's Hospital
1000 Start Time
If you are able to go call Bill Kennedy 843.875.3109
If staying overnight:
Baymont Inn and Suites
246 Congaree Rd., Greenville SC
864-288-1200 for reservations; mention Shirner's Hospital

    8   THU   Base Meeting  
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting

    13    US Navy Birthday


NOVEMBER

    3    TUE    ELECTION DAY - Be a good citizen!

    5    WED    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    11    WED   Veterans Day Ceremony
Dorchester County Administration Building, 500 N. Main, Summerville
1030 Start
1000 Muster
Uniform: Vest Uniform (khaki pants, light blue shirt, vest and cover)
 
     11    WED   Tolling of the Boats
Carolina Coastal Coffee Roasters, 108 E 3rd N St., Summerville, 29483
1300 Start
1230 Muster

    14    THU   Base Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting
Christmas party tickets on sale, see Ed Stank

    ?  FRI   Class 1905 NNPTC Graduation & Charleston Base Legacy Awards                                        Presentation
0900 Graduation begins
0800 muster at Exchange parking lot to carpool
If attending contact Rick Wise at newsletter@ussvicb.org

    26    THU    HAPPY THANKSGIVING

    TBD   THU-FRI-SAT    Little David Working Party
Berkeley Museum in Moncks Corner, SC
0900
Lots of prep work then painting and replacing boards.


DECEMBER

    5    THU    Harleyville SC Parade  
Lineup: 1700
Parade Starts: 1900
This is an evening parade. As soon as more infomation is known it will be put on this site.

    7    SAT   Charleston Base Christmas Party & Base Meeting 1800-2200
Location: FRA
SUBVET & One Guest - $20/ticket
1800    Social Hour
1900    Dinner (choice of prime rib/stuffed pork chops or baked flounder,  salad, vegetables, peach cobbler; coffee/tea/water/soft drinks provided)
Two drink tickets will be given with each party ticket; beverages provided
Entertainment
Christmas Party Flyer CLICK HERE

    8    SUN    Summerille Parade
Lineup: 1100
Parade Start: 1400
No info yet on lineup positions. We cannot line up prior to 1100 and must be in position by 1315.

    14    SAT    Elloree Parade
Lineup: 1700
Parade Starts: 1800
As soon as more infomation is known it will be put on this site.

    25  WED    MERRY CHRISTMAS


 2021

JANUARY

    1   MON   NEW YEAR'S DAY
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all hands and their families. Lots of football to watch!!

    ?    THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    ?   THU   Base Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting

    ?  FRI    NNPTC Graduation & Charleston Base Legacy Awards Presentation
0900 Graduation begins
0800 muster at Exchange parking lot to carpool
If attending contact Rick Wise at newsletter@ussvicb.org


FEBRUARY

    6    THU    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    13    THU    Base Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting

    17    MON    H.L. Hunley Memorial Invitation to all Submariners  INFO
1830 Muster at church - 1900 Memorial begins
We will be participating and will need volunteers. Uniform will be Charleston Tuxedo (Blue blazer with dolphins, light blue shirt, dark or dolphin tie and khaki pants.)
Please bring a warm coat and a small flashlight...it's usually cold & dark on the beach.

    18    TUE    KapSS4KidSS Presentation
Visit Time: 1000
McLeod’s Childrens Hosp, 555 E Cheves St, Florence SC
0745 muster - Ken Hutchison’s home 222 Loblolly Cir, Ladson in Tallpines
0800 depart - if you plan on going call Ken 553.0935
Hotel in Greenville if staying overnight (when you book say you are going to  the Shriner' Hospital)
Baymont Inn and Suites
864.288.1200
246 Congaree Rd., Greenville SC 29607

    29    SAT    CHARLESTON BASE OYSTER ROAST & CHILI COOKOFF   FLYER
1200 - 1600
FRA 269 Home Goose Creek SC
$25.00 each oyster eater
Tickets Available at FRA Bar
Award presented to chili receiving the most votes

MARCH
 
    2    MON   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    8    SUN   DST - SPRING FORWARD

    12    THU   Base Meeting - CB Distinguised Submariner Award Presentation
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting
Submarine Birthday Ball Tickets Auction

    20   FRI   CANCELLED
                    Class 1901 NNPTC Graduation & Charleston Base Legacy Awards                                        Presentation


APRIL
    1    CPO Grade established - 1893

    2    THU   CANCELLED Board of Directors Meeting

    9    THU   CANCELLED Base Meeting - Holland Club Induction

    11    SAT   CANCELLED USS Amberjack SS-219 Memorial Service /
                                               Submarine Birthday Ceremony
           
    11    SAT    CANCELLED 2020 Submarine Birthday Ball  LINK

    19-25    SUN-SAT    CANCELLED Hog Roast in The Swamp








   
STANDARD ANNUAL EVENT CALENDAR
Yearly Events Planning Responsibilities

January
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting, 2nd. Thursday
3. Start Audit of Treasurer
4. Establish committee for election
    nominations

July
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting 2nd. Thursday
3. Vote on Base Bylaws if required
4. Moncks Corner Parade
 
February
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting 2nd Thursday

3. H.L. Hunley / Housatonic
    Memorial service, 17 Feb
 
August
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting 2nd. Thursday


March
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting 2nd Thursday

3. Present Distinguished
    Submariner Award
4. Complete Audit of Treasurer
 
September
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting 2nd. Thursday

3. Seesaw Days Parade
4. National Convention USSVI
 
April
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting 2nd Thursday
     w/Holland Club Induction
3. USS Amberjack SS-219
    Memorial Service & National
    Submarine Day Service -
    2nd Saturday in April
4. Submarine Birthday Ball
5. Base Bylaws Committ
 
October
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting 2nd. Thursday

     w/Holland Club Induction

 
May
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting 2nd Thursday

3. Base Elections - Odd years BC &
    Treasurer; Even years VC &
    Secretary
4. Memorial Day Observance,
    Summerville
5. Armed Forces Day
6. Base Picnic
 
November
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting 2nd. Thursday

3. Distinguished Submariner Award
    Nominations
4. Veterans Day Ceremony,
    Summerville
 
June
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting 2nd. Thursday

3. Complete Review of Base
    Bylaws
4. Scholarships presented
December
1. Christmas Party –

     THIS IS OUR DEC MEETING
2. Summerville Parade
3. Harleyville Parade
4. Ridgeville Parade


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    20   FRI   CANCELLED
                    Class 1901 NNPTC Graduation & Charleston Base Legacy Awards                                        Presentation
0900 Graduation begins
0800 muster at Exchange parking lot to carpool
If attending contact Rick Wise at newsletter@ussvicb.org





    ?    TUE    KapSS4KidSS Presentation
Visit Time: 1000
McLeod’s Childrens Hosp, 555 E Cheves St, Florence SC
0745 muster - Ken Hutchison’s home 222 Loblolly Cir, Ladson in Tallpines
0800 depart - if you plan on going call Ken 553.0935
Hotel in Greenville if staying overnight (when you book say you are going to  the Shriner' Hospital)
Baymont Inn and Suites
864.288.1200
246 Congaree Rd., Greenville SC 29607