2015 spring summer newsltr - USS Northampton Reunion Association
2015 spring summer newsltr - USS Northampton Reunion Association
CLC/CC-1 19531970 CA-26 1930-1942 USS North- ampton Reunion Association Spring/Summer Newsletter 2015 ANNUAL REUNION 9-12 SEPT. 2015 Jacksonville, Florida, Doubletree Riverfront (former Crowne Plaza) 1201 Riverplace Blvd. (904) 398-9800 (Front Desk.) Northampton Reunion Assn. 3708 Duquesne Drive Montgomery, AL 36109 (334) 273-9804 )(address service requested) If address label is RED you OWE DUES !! This item was published in the USNA Alumni Magazine at their request. I was happy to do this, and thank everyone who attended and participated. There are many photos, even a video which we will show at the reunion. As reported before, Captain Jack was completely surprised. And enjoyed the event. His family was really impressed at our suggestion and hosting the party. Take a look at the ages of the various ones at the top of the page. Do we wish to live to be this old?, Send Captain Jack a note every now and then. Len. Presidents Letter 2015 From: Mike Pangborn , President. To: All Hands: Greetings to all. I hope you have all had chance to warm up after a long winter. Here in Oscoda Michigan we didn’t receive a lot of snow, but it was really cold. I am looking forward to seeing you in Jacksonville, Florida on September 912, for our reunion. It will be good to get together again, and catch up on all the happenings as well as share some good times, and enjoy the tours. Our welcome buffet and banquet are always a fun time. Theme for the banquet is “50-’60 dress. Bring your silent auction items too. General Orders To: Captain, Jack McQueston USN, Ret. Report to the Supreme Commander, March 22, ‘15 CLC-1. ‘58-’64, Asst. Gun Officer. Captain Jack was a great supporter of our reunion association. He was a valuable help in the construction of our ship model. A private service was held and he Gail and I love visiting with everyone. will be interned in Arlington I wish we had our ship to visit. See cemetery later. We will notify you in JAX. everyone via web/e-mail. Suvivors, Smooth sailing and fair winds. Wife, Marcie,(58 yrs) Mike & Gail Daughters, Ann, Beth, Kate, [email protected] Jackie and Ellie. (989) 739-5715 5566 Bravo Zulu, Shipmate Jack. Vice Presidents Message 2015 to have the Hospitality room Larry Welch, Vice President. open and some other things for those who cannot go on the Greetings Shipmates: Welcome tours. Remember we are a aboard the Jacksonville Flori“Band of Brothers” and should da Express! 9-12 Sept. 2015 have the joy of sharing our I sure hope you had an uneshipboard experiences from ventful winter? Especially our time to time. Oh yes, we also Northern shipmates. ”WOW” need some volunteers to help at what a winter they had. I am the reunion. Even before and looking to see you at our reun- afterwards. ion, John and Len have done a To our new members, we are great job in getting things set really pleased you have joined up for us to have a wonderful us and want you to know we time. Look, if you are thinking look forward to your having a you would like to go but do not great time. Oh yes, the hotel want to travel alone, get one of has changed from Crowne Playour children or a friend to za to, Doubletree Riverfront. It come with you. Remember we is still a Hilton group. need participation to keep this reunion going. We all have sit- Have a great summer !! uations, like health and $$ but See you in sunny Jacksonville we can certainly arrange some Larry & Betty, way for you to attend. Give Len (616) 887-8493 or John, me or Mike a call or [email protected] E-mail us. You do not have to go (MM3 ‘B’ Div. ‘60-’62) on all the trips. Len is working Chaplain’s Corner, 2015 Shipmates and Friends: “I was glad when they said to me, ’Let us go to the house of the Lord!’” PSALM OF SUMMER Psalm 122:1 time to take in so much— it is an excellent time to understand the wonder and beauty of God’s creation. So much so that we are caught up it all that we neglect to worship God’s creation in corporate assembly we call “Church.” Now one of the most common things we Now it came to pass that spring turned hear is that we can experience God in nature, at the campground, on the golf to summer again, God’s people raised course, the lake, etc. I AGREE— wholetheir voices and said: hartedly, That God is in all Places. “Recreation is my shepherd, I shall not stay at home; He maketh me to lie Christ said; “where two or three are down in a sleeping bag; He leadeth me gathered I am there.” Matt: 18:20, Enough Said!!! down the Interstate each weekend. He restoreth my suntan; He leadeth me to In His love and Service State Parks for comfort’s sake. Chaplain Jim & Nancy Even though I stay on the Lord’s day, I (920) 788-5823 will fear no reprimand, for Thou art with me; my rod and reel they comfort [email protected] me. I anoint my skin with oil, my gas Remember our Memorial ’Two Bell’ tank runneth dry; service in Jacksonville will be in the Surely my trailer shall follow me all Chapel on Mayport Navy Base. See you weekend this summer, and I shall return there. (Michigan Winter 2014) to the house of the Lord this fall.” But, then it is hunting season and that is another psalm. Sometimes I think our churches have fostered the attitude that church is sort of on hold during the summer and that it’s okay to have other priorities when the weather is nice. Summer is a great Reunion Planning: John Gauthier, Reunion Planner (352) 666-1779 [email protected] Hope to see you in Jacksonville in September. The day trips to Mayport Naval Base and to St. Augustine are going to be great events. Our entertainment for the banquet will be a change of pace. Jan Hollis and Chris Yontz make up a dynamic duo known as “Sass N Brass” With songs from the ‘40-’50-’60 we want everyone to dress up in what was the outfits we wore in the school days, sort of ‘50’s style. This should be fun. Future plans: Buffalo, NY 2016, is almost finalized. Trips to the Falls, the Naval park, tours of the USS Little Rock and USS Croaker are on tap. Plenty of shopping nearby too. 2017, looking at Reno, NV— Chicago, or Washington DC. We need to show off our display items at the Navy Memorial Museum. And visit some new places around the area. We will be making that decision this year. Here are some photos of the Crowne Plaza that will be the Doubletree when we get there in Sept. E-mail coordinator Karl Reich, (512) 581-1827 [email protected] Many thanks to Karl who has been our e-mail coordinator and complied our e-mail roster last year. Now, he sends out the newsletter and reunion registration forms, as well as other news items. He encourages everyone who has an email address to be sure he has it. If you change addresses please inform him at his e-mail address above. If you wish a copy of our e-mail roster contact Karl or Len Shults and we will get it to you. Either by e-mail or snail mail. This has saved us money, because of the postage for the newsletter and reunion forms, also folks get the newsletter fresh off the press. Karl will have a roster at our reunion for corrections/additions, so please see him in the hospitality room. “Bravo Zulu” Karl. ( a wee bit of navy humor) I hope it doesn’t offend anyone? Secretary/Treasurers Report Len Shults, (334)273-9804 [email protected] Well, here it is May, and I have not received all the 2015 dues !! I wonder why that is? I know most everyone has gotten their income tax refunds. If you have a problem with paying your dues, please give me a call. I will be willing to work something out, (no interest). We have many Life Members and this has cut into our annual dues receipts. Our donations to the funds we have has been on the low side too. The Northampton fund, and Clarke School have been really low. Many are sending to the Navy Memorial directly now. I encourage you Life members and others to consider a donation to the Northampton Fund, we purchase ships store items and reunion items from this. Thanks to all who have given. It is appreciated. Ships Store Items Caps: $15.00 Jackets: $40.00 these w will be orders only (unless we get an order before reunion.) We also have vanity license plates and association coins. This is the display case the USN Memorial had out for the 100th Anniversary of the US Naval Reserves. Captain Lewis Thomas was a Reserve Lt. Comm. Off. On the CA26 and one of the last three off. This was his life jacket and story.