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:

2019

NOVEMBER

    5    TUE    ELECTION DAY - Be a good citizen!

    6    WED    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    11    MON   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    MON   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

    22  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

    28    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

     3    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

    5    THU    Harleyville SC Parade  
Lineup: TBD
Parade Starts: TBD
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.

19    THU    Elloree Parade
Lineup: TBD
Parade Starts: TBD
As soon as more infomation is known it will be put on this site.

    25  TUE    MERRY CHRISTMAS


JANUARY

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

    3    THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

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

    15    TUE   Victory House Visit
1000 Muster at VFW parking lot in Ladson for carpool
~1300 Arrive back at VFW


FEBRUARY

    6    THU    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

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

    ?    FRI    Class 1806 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

    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.

    ?    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


MARCH
    ?    SAT   Oyster Roast / Chili Cookoff    FLYER
Cooper River Partners Picnic Area
1300 Food Served
$20.00 per Oyster Eater
Provided: Oysters / Chili
Award presented to chili receiving the most votes

    5    THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    8    SUN   DST - SPRING FORWARD

    ?    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

    12    THU   Base Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting
Submarine Birthday Ball Tickets Auction

   ?    FRI    Little David Working Party
Berkeley Museum in Moncks Corner, SC
0900
Will be doing prep work for the painting

    ?    SAT    Little David Working Party
Berkeley Museum in Moncks Corner, SC
0900
Painting and replacing some of the boards. Would like to have 4 people to help.

APRIL
    1    CPO Grade established - 1893

    2    THU   Board of Directors Meeting       
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    9    THU   Base Meeting - Holland Club Induction 
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting

    ?    FRI   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

    11    SAT   USS Amberjack SS-219 Memorial Service / Submarine Birthday Ceremony
                    Speaker: TBD
0930 Muster @ Cold War Memorial
1000 Memorial Begins

    19-25    SUN-SAT    Hog Roast in The Swamp
After Battery
Hog Roast on Saturday; festivities all during the week; all events are free, donations accepted. Card games going 24-7. 

    ?    SAT    2019 Submarine Birthday Ball  LINK
Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd, Charleston, SC 29403
1830-2230
Guest Speaker: TBD
Charleston Marriott        MAP to SUBBALL Location
Tickets: $35.00 for SUBVET     LINK to purchase
Uniform for SUBVETS:
RECOMMENDED: Vest, Khaki Pants, Blue Shirt & Dolphin (or dark) Tie                                         (no cover)
ALTERNATE: Charleston Tuxedo (same as above but wear Navy Blue blazer                             with Dolphins instead of vest

    ?? - ??    2019 Southeast Regional Conference  LINK
Monday April 29 - Thursday May 2
Radisson Resort at the Port


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

    14    THU   Base Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting
Base Commander & Treasurer Election

    ?    FRI    Riverdogs Baseball Game
Riverdogs Stadium
1800 Muster - 1900    Game
Cost: $16.50
Seated together under covered stands

    10    SUN    Mother's Day

    ?    SAT    Armed Forces Day

    ?    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

    25    MON   Memorial Day Service
Guest Speaker: Mr. Al Stiles
Summerville Cemetery
0930   Muster
1000   Ceremony


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
Base Commander & Treasurer 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

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

    4    THU    Independence Day - Happy 4th

    11   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

    ?    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

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


SEPTEMBER

    ?    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

    ?   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

    3   THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    7    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

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

    13    US Navy Birthday

    TBD   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

   
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. WWII Swamp Fox Meeting
4. H.L. Hunley / Housatonic
    Memorial service, 17 Feb
 
August
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting 2nd. Thursday

3. WWII Swamp Fox Meeting

March
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting 2nd Thursday

3. Present Distinguished
    Submariner Award
4. Massing of the Colors at
    The Citadel
5. 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. WWII Swamp Fox Meeting
4. USS Amberjack SS-219
    Memorial Service & National
    Submarine Day Service -
    2nd Saturday in April
5. Submarine Birthday Ball
6. Grits Festival St. George Parade
7. Base Bylaws Committ
 
October
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting 2nd. Thursday

     w/Holland Club Induction
3. WWII Swamp Fox Meeting
 
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. WWII Swamp Fox Meeting
4. Complete Review of Base

    Bylaws
5. Scholarships presented
December
1. Christmas Party –

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


 2019 USSVICB - contact USSVICB Webmaster