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:

   2023

DECEMBER

    1    FRI    CB Christmas Party
1700 Meet and Greet
1800 Dinner and Music  
Smoked Brisket & Fried Chicken
Twice Baked Potato Casserole & Green Beans
Green Salad w/ assorted dressings & Dinner Rolls w/ butter 
Red Velvet and Vanilla Cakes
(Guests are welcome to bring their favorite Christmas side dish or dessert)
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.

    7   Pearl Harbor Wreath Ceremony
USS Yorktown Patriot's Point
1100 Start Time

    9    SAT    Goose Creek Christmas Parade
Parade Start: 0930
Lineup staging on Old Moncks Corner Rd begins 0700
St James Ave closes at 0700
Buses from Westview Elementary to the Lineup runs 0700-0850

    22   FRI   Nuclear Power School Graduation
0900
If you plan to attend please contact Phil Nunnally or 843.518.8301.
We will muster at and leave from the NEX parking lot at 0800.

    25  MON    MERRY CHRISTMAS
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all hands and their families.


JANUARY

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

    4    THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

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

    19  FRI   Sangaree Middle School Patriotic Event

1000
Guest Speaker: General Livingston, MOH Recipient


FEBRUARY

    1    THU    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

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

    17    SAT    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
 
    7    THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    10    SUN   DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS - SPRING FORWARD

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


APRIL

    1    CPO Grade established - 1893

    4    THU    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    11    TUE    HAPPY 123rd SUBMARINE BIRTHDAY

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

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

    13    SAT    2024 Charleston Submarine Birthday Ball
Theme: TBA
Location: North Charleston Marriott, Goer Drive
Cocktail hour: 1700       Ceremony 1800
Charleston Base Contact: Nick Nichols webmaster@ussvicb.org
Tickets Info see FLYER
 

MAY

    2    THU    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting
 
    9    THU    Base Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting
Commander & Treasurer Election

    12    SUN    Mother's Day

    TBD    FRI-SUN    2023 NC SUBVETS Burnsville Memorial Service
Dinner SAT May ??
INFO and REG FORM

    20    SAT    Armed Forces Day

    TBD    MON   Memorial Day Service FRA followed by in house picnic
Guest Speaker: TBA
FRA Home
1000 Service Begins


JUNE

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

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

    16    SUN    Father's Day

    TBD   FRI   Freedon Fest
NWS Locklear Field - Float will be there
FLYER


JULY

    4    THU    Independence Day - Happy 4th

    TBD   THU   FRA Indoor Picnic
FRA Home Goose Creek
1130 Meal Time
Dessert contest

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

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

    TBD   FRI   Nuclear Power School Graduation
0900
If you plan to attend please contact Phil Nunnally, pbnunnally@gmail.com or 843-518-8301. We will muster at and leave from the NEX parking lot at 0800.
This graduation will be the first to include Austrialian graduates and due to
this first, there will be 25 official dignitaries at the ceremony including
Rep. Nancy Mace, SecDef and many under him and Australian dignitaries.

    TBD   FRI   Riverdogs Baseball
$5 per ticket group rate
More Info


AUGUST

    1   THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

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


SEPTEMBER

   TBD   MON   Labor Day Celebration - Indoor picnic at the Fleet
FRA Goose Creek
1130 Meal served
Hot Dogs and Hamburgers and all the fixin's.
People are encouraged to bring desserts.

    5    THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    12   THU   Base Meeting  
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Social Hour - 1900 Meeting
 
    TBD   SAT   Chiefs Selection Breakfast
0700
NNPTC Training Center Leader Development Center - BLDG 777
Food choices: Any combo eggs/pancakes, bacon/sausage and hashbrowns.
Unlimited supply of coffee and sweet tea.
 
    TBD   SAT   FRA Fall Picnic
Marrington Plantation Picnic Area
1100-1600
Chow served at 1200
Provided: Grilled Chicken, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, soda, water


OCTOBER

     3    THU   Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

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

    12   NAVY Ball
More info TBA

    13    SUN    US Navy Birthday

    TBD   FRI   Nuclear Power School Graduation
0900
If you plan to attend please contact Rick Wise or 843.276.0899.
We will muster at and leave from the NEX parking lot at 0800.

    TBD   Charleston Base Cookout
NO COST
Marion Plantation Pavilion
1200-1800
Pulled Pork/Fish Stew/Low Country Boil
Soft drinks/water provided
Bring favorite dessert or side dish
BYOB- bring own beer/liquor
See FLYER


NOVEMBER

    7    THU    Board of Directors Meeting
FRA Goose Creek
1800 Meeting

    3   SUN   DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS - FALL BACK

    5    TUE    ELECTION DAY - Be a good citizen!

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

    11   MON   Lost Boats Bell Tolling
Carolina Coffee Roasters Summerville
1100 Start Time
Free lunch provided after

    TBD    SAT   Dorchester County Veterans Day Ceremony: Honoring Our Heroes
Ashley River Park, 200 Renken Rd, Summerville
1000 Start Time
Speaker: Dr Shane Robbins, Colonel, US Army Retired
Veterans and families encouraged to attend. If SUBVET attending wear
       your vest and cover.
Free lunch provided after the ceremony.
Park admissionis free to all veterans and their guests 

    11   SAT   FRA Veterans Day Program and Indoor Picnic
FRA Home
1200 Meal Time

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

    28    THU    HAPPY THANKSGIVING



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 /
    Lost Boats 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


 
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
5. Lost Boats Bell Tolling @ 1100
    Carolina Coffee Roasters
    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



14    SAT   Gun Club Shoot
Twin Ponds Rifle Range
0800-0830 Meet at FRA 99 Wisteria Rd
0830 Depart for Rifle Range
Bring your targets, ammo and guns you want to shoot.
Use Google Maps to print or lock in GPS for trip
Origination: 99 Wisteria Rd, Goose Creek SC 29445
Destination: Twin Ponds Rifle Range, 7492 Willow Hall Rd, Awendaw SC 29492


TBD    THU    Harleyville Christmas Parade
Lineup: 1700-1900
Parade Starts: 1900 promptly
Lineup location: TBA
This is an evening parade. If you can make it to line up early to
help decorate the float that would be great.








    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