United States Submarine Veterans Inc. Charleston Base
THE USSVI PURPOSE/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 may be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments, and to pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of America and its Constitution.


Memorial Day/Veterans Day
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Memorial Day/Veterans Day
Future Sponsorship
CHARLESTON BASE EVENTS
Upcoming Events:

  2022

 MAY

    5    THU    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    7   SAT   2022 Charleston Submarine Birthday Ball
Charleston Marriott
More Info FLYER

    8    SUN    Mother's Day

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

    20-22    FRI-SUN    2022 NC SUBVETS Burnsville Memorial Service
Dinner SAT May 21st

    21    SAT    Armed Forces Day

    27    FRI    NNPTC Graduation

    30    MON   Memorial Day Service
Guest Speaker: TBD
Summerville Cemetery
1000 Service Begins
0930 Muster
 

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

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

    19    SUN    Father's Day


JULY

    4    MON    Independence Day - Happy 4th

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

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

    TBD    MON    FRA Hog Roast
FRA Home Goose Creek
1300 - until
Donations appreciated - please bring a desert


AUGUST

    4   THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

   11   THU   Base Meeting


SEPTEMBER

    1    THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

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


OCTOBER

    6  THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

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

    13    US Navy Birthday


NOVEMBER

    8    TUE    ELECTION DAY - Be a good citizen!

    3    THU    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    6   SUN   DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS - FALL BACK

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

    11     FRI   Veterans Day Ceremony   
Dorchester County Administration Building, 500 N. Main, Summerville
1000 Start
0945 Muster
Uniform: Vest Uniform (khaki pants, light blue shirt, vest and cover)

    TBD    WED   CPO Selectee Breakfast presented by NNPTC Chief Mess
Cracker Barrel N. Charleston
0800 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.
All SUBVET CPOs invited

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

    24    THU    HAPPY THANKSGIVING


DECEMBER

THU    Harleyville SC Parade  
Lineup: 1700-1900
Parade Starts: 1900 promptly
Lineup location: HWY 178 entering town Spaces 52, 53, 54
This is an evening parade. If you can make it to line up early to help decorate the float that would be great.

FRI    NNPTC Graduation

SAT    CB Christimas Party
1800 Meet and Greet
1900 Finger Food and Music
2100 Depth Charge Drawing
FRA Home
There is no cost but attendance is limited to Charleston Base members and their immediate families. There are no reservations so come early to get a seat as attendance is limited.

SAT    Goose Creek Parade
Lineup: 0800
Parade Start: 0930
More info TBD

SAT    Wreaths Across America FRI    NNPTC Graduation
Time TBD
Carolina Memorial Cemetary

25  SUN    MERRY CHRISTMAS


  2023

JANUARY

    1   SUN   NEW YEAR'S DAY
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all hands and their families.

    5    THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

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


FEBRUARY

    3    THU    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    4   FRI   NPS Class 2106 Graduation
Anyone wishing to attend please contact Rick Wise at rwise@sc.rr.com or 843.276.0899

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

    17    THU    H.L. Hunley Memorial Invitation to all Submariners  
The Confederate Heritages Trust, Inc. Hunley/Housatonic Memorial Service 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.


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

    10    THU   Base Meeting - CB Distinguised Submariner Award Presentation
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting

    13    SUN   DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS - SPRING FORWARD


APRIL

    1    CPO Grade established - 1893

    ?    THU    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    ??    SUN    HAPPY 121st SUBMARINE BIRTHDAY

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

   ??    SAT    USS Amberjack SS-219 Memorial Service / Submarine Birthday Ceremony
Cold War Memorial Patriot's Point
1000 Ceremony Begins
0930 Muster time
         


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
3. National Convention USSVI

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

 
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. Goose Creek Parade
3. Harleyville Parade
4. Ridgeville Parade


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   TBD    SAT    LITTLE DAVID WORKING PARTY #1
0930 begin work
Needed: 3-5 men for ~4 hours
Bring scrub brushes and wire brushes
Scope of work: pressure washing and removing peeling paint and doing some board replacement and repairs
Let Rick Wise know you're coming by email or phone













    23   SAT   Charleston Base Gun Shoot
Twin Ponds Gun Range in Francis Marion Forest
0830 Meet at FRA and ride share to FM
Bring guns, ammo, and all of your safety gear. Looks like a forecast of good weather and we should have a lot of fun


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

   TBD    SAT    LITTLE DAVID WORKING PARTY #1
0930 begin work
Needed: 3-5 men for ~4 hours
Bring scrub brushes and wire brushes
Scope of work: pressure washing and removing peeling paint and doing some board replacement and repairs
Let Rick Wise know you're coming by email or phone



    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

   TBD    SAT    Charleston Base Picnic FLYER
Cooper River Partners Recreation Area
1000-1500
Eat at 1200
Provided: Burgers, Hot Dogs,
Drinks: soday, beer, wine, water
LIQUOR NOT ALLOWED
Please bring a side dish or dessert to share
$5 each member and one guest
$10 each additional guest
Pay at the door


    20   FRI   
                    Class 1901 & Charle
OCTOBER

    7   THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

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

    13    US Navy Birthday

    23   SAT   Charleston Base Gun Shoot
Twin Ponds Gun Range in Francis Marion Forest
0830 Meet at FRA and ride share to FM
Bring guns, ammo, and all of your safety gear. Looks like a forecast of good weather and we should have a lot of funston Base Legacy Awards                                        Presentation
0900 Graduation begins
0800 muster at Exchange parking lot to carpool
If attending contact Rick Wise at newsletter@ussvicb.org


    ?   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



    ?    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



    TBD   SAT    Charleston Base Picnic FLYER
Cooper River Partners Recreation Area
1000-1500
Eat at 1200
Provided: Burgers, Hot Dogs,
Drinks: soda, water
HARD LIQUOR NOT ALLOWED
Please bring a side dish or dessert to share
$5 each member and one (1) guest
$10 each additional guest
Pay at the door