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.


CHARLESTON
BASE
EVENT
S
Fee Schedule for Events:
(standard events: i.e., picnic, oyster roast, hog roast)
$5.00 - member & 1 guest (total $10)
$10.00 - each additional guest
Children 14 and under FREE
Upcoming Events:

2017

 APRIL

    1    CPO Grade established - 1893

    6   THU   Board of Directors Meeting       
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    8   SAT   USS Amberjack SS-219 Memorial Service / Submarine Birthday Ceremony
                    Speaker: RADM Charlie Young  BIO
0930 Muster
1000 Cold War Memorial

    9    SUN    POW/MIA National Recognition Day

    11   TUE   Victory House Visit - 2nd Annual Victory House Picnic by Charleston Base
1000 Muster at VFW parking lot in Ladson for carpool
~1300 Arrive back at VFW

    13   THU   Base Meeting - Holland Club Induction (free buffet)
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting
FREE food spread put on by Charleston Base

   20   THU   WWII Swamp Fox Meeting
1130 Muster
1200 Chow's Down
FRA Goose Creek
Please be there by 1130 to get a good seat and tell some Sea Stories

    22    SAT   Charleston Submarine Birthday Ball  LINK
1900-2300
Speaker: TBD
Trident Tech         MAP to SUBBALL Location
Tickets: $35 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

    22    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.

    27    THU    CRAMA Meeting
FRA
1300

    28    FRI    Little David Working Party #1
Berkeley Museum in Moncks Corner, SC
0900
Will be doing prep work for the painting

    29    SAT    Little David Working Party #1
Berkeley Museum in Moncks Corner, SC
0900
Painting and replacing some of the boards. Would like to have 4 people to help


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

    6   SAT   Base Picnic (in conjunction with FRA) 
1000-1600       Chow is down at 1200
Cooper River Partners Picnic Area at Bushy Park  MAP

    11   THU   Base Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting
Vice CDR & Secretary Election

    12   FRI   Harleyville See Sawz Days Parade
TBA

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

    19-20    FRI/SAT   N.C. Subvets WWII Burnsvill Memorial (Moonshine Mountain)
Registration Form & Details
            
    29   MON   Memorial Day Service 
Summerville Cemetery
1000   Muster
1030   Ceremony


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

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

    ??   FRI    Little David Working Party - power wash & prep for painting
Berkeley County Museum
0930-1200
Call Rick Wise at 843.276.0899 if you can help

    ??    SAT    Little David Working Party - painting / preps for season
Berkeley County Museum
0930-1200
Call Rick Wise at 843.276.0899 if you can help

    ??    SUN    Old Fashioned Navy Breatfast
FRA Goose Creek
0900-1130

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

    15    THU   WWII Swamp Fox Meeting
1130 Muster / Chow's Down - 1200 Meeting Begins
Golden Corral by Tanger Mall - everyone invited
Please be there by 1130 to get a good seat and tell some Sea Stories.

    ??    FRA   NNPTC Graduation & Charleston Base Legacy Awards Presentation
0800 Muster
If you plan to attend contact Ray Sparks rayloissparks@bellsouth.net
We will muster at 0800 at the exchange parking lot to carpool


JULY
    ?    SAT    Moncks Corner Independence Day Parade
            TBD

    4    TUE    Independence Day - Happy 4th
Indoor Picnic at FRA Home

    6   THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

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

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

    ??    TUE    KapSS4KidSS Presentation
Mcleod’s Childrens Hosp, 555 E Cheves St, Florence SC
muster 0745 - Ken Hutchison’s home 222 Loblolly Cir, Ladson in Tallpines
we will leave at 0800, if you plan on going call Ken 553.0935


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

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

    ?? NNPTC Graduation & Charleston Base Legacy Awards Presentation
0800 Muster
If you plan to attend contact Rick Wise basecommander@ussvicb.org.
We will muster at 0800 at the exchange parking lot to carpool

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

    17    THU   WWII Swamp Fox Meeting
1130 Muster / Chow's Down - 1200 Meeting Begins
Golden Corral by Tanger Mall - everyone invited
Please be there by 1130 to get a good seat and tell some Sea Stories.

    ??    THU    CRAMA Meeting
1400
FRA Home


SEPTEMBER
    3    MON    Labor Day Indoor Picnic
FRA Goose Creek
1200 Free to all members and invited guests - donations appreciated

    7   THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    ?   THU   CPO Selectee Breakfast presented by NNPTC Chief Mess
Cracker Barrel Summerville Main St.
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

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

    ?    THU   Honor Detail Training (flag folding)
FRA Goose Creek
Following monthly meeting.
We need 2 Honor Detail teams

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

    19    THU   WWII Swamp Fox Meeting
1130 Muster / Chow's Down - 1200 Meeting Begins
Golden Corral by Tanger Mall - everyone invited
Please be there by 1130 to get a good seat and tell some Sea Stories.

    21    THU    CRAMA Meeting
1300
FRA Home


OCTOBER
    5   THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    ?    FRI    NNPTC Graduation & Charleston Base Legacy Awards Presentation
0800 Muster
If you plan to attend contact Rick Wise basecommander@ussvicb.org.
We will muster at 0800 at the exchange parking lot to carpool

    12    US Navy Birthday  
            THU   Base Meeting - Holland Club Induction w/ free buffet
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting

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

    19    THU   WWII Swamp Fox Meeting
1130 Muster / Chow's Down - 1200 Meeting Begins
FRA Home - everyone invited
Please be there by 1130 to get a good seat and tell some Sea Stories.

    26    THU    CRAMA Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1300


NOVEMBER
    TBD    WED-SUN    WWII Subvet Convention Kings Bay GA

    2   MON    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    6   TUE    ELECTION DAY - Be a good citizen!

    9   THU   Base Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting
Christmas party tickets on sale, see Rick Sparger

    11  SAT   Veterans Day Ceremony
1030
Dorchester County Administration Building, 500 N. Main, Summerville
Inclement Weather site - Council Chambers of DC Admin building
1000 Muster
Uniform: Vest Uniform (khaki pants, light blue shirt, vest and cover)
Float will be setup at Carolina Costal Coffee Roasters

    11  SAT   Tolling of the Boats
Carolina Coastal Coffee Roasters
1400
1330 Muster

    TBD  ?   Military Appreciation Concert for Veterans & Active Duty
 Stratford HS
 1900

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

    18  THU    CRAMA Meeting
1300
FRA Home

    23  THU    HAPPY THANKSGIVING


DECEMBER

    TBD   ?    Harleyville Parade
1700    Lineup
1900    Parade
Usually pretty chilly so wear or take 'something' to keep you warm.

   TBD   FRI    NNPTC Graduation & Charleston Base Legacy Awards Presentation
0800 Muster
If you plan to attend contact Rick Wise basecommander@ussvicb.org.
We will muster at 0800 at the exchange parking lot to carpool

    2  SAT   Charleston Base Christmas Party & Base Meeting
Location Fleet Reserve Association Home
            SUBVET & One Guest - $20/ticket
            Non-SUBVET Member - $25/ticket
1800    Social Hour
1900    Dinner (prime rib, baked ham, all the trimmings)
            Two drink tickets will be given with the party tickets
            Entertainment by the Salty Dogz
            Door Prizes
            Ticket sales cut off will be November 18th
Christmas Party Flyer CLICK HERE

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

    TBD    SAT    Elloree Parade
1700    Lineup
1800    Parade
Second year for this parade; they really appreciate us

    TBD    SUN    Summerville Parade
1100    Lineup
1400    Parade
Always a nice attended parade. Hope to see you there.[[


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

    4    THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

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

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

    ??    ???    CRAMA Meeting
1200
FRA Home


 FEBRUARY
    1     THU    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

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

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

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

    15    THU    WWII Swamp Fox Meeting
1130 Muster
1200 Chow's Down
FRA Goose Creek
Please be there by 1130 to get a good seat and tell some Sea Stories.

    17    SAT    H.L. Hunley Memorial Invitation to all Submariners
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
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

    22    THU    CRAMA Meeting
1300
FRA Goose Creek


MARCH
    1    THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

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

    11   SUN   DST - SPRING FORWARD

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

    ??    ???    CRAMA Meeting
1300
FRA Goose Creek

    ??    FRI    NNPTC Grad Class USSVI Charleston Base Legacy Award Presentation
0900 Graduation begins
0800 muster at Exchange parking lot to carpool
If attending contact Rick Wise at basecommander@ussvicb.org
STANDARD ANNUAL EVENT CALENDAR

January
1. Board of Directors Meeting

2. Base Meeting, 2nd. Thursday
3. Start Audit of Treasurer
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. Review of Base Bylaws
 
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
4. Memorial Day Observance,
    Summerville
5. Armed Forces Day
6. Scholarships presented
7. 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. Renew Boat Sponsorship
    Program
December
1. Christmas Party –

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

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