CINCINNATI NAVY CHAPTER 71 HOMEPAGE
CINCINNATI NAVY CHAPTER 71 WEBSITE
updated 14 MAY2013
CINCINNATI NAVY Chapter 71 WELCOMES YOU
The officers for the 2013-2014 year are:
President..........CDR James E Bodmer, USN Ret
Vice president . LTJG Bonnie Rost, USN
Secretary.....CAPT Frank T. Mendralski, USN Ret
Treasurer...CDR James E Bodmer, USN Ret
Asst to Treasurer...LCDR Ralph W. Popp, USN Ret
Membership...CAPT Frank T. Mendralski, USN Ret
ROTC Coord.......CDR James Bodmer, USN Ret
ROAL Laison......MRS Shirley Mendralski
Web Master .....CAPT Frank Mendralski, USN Ret
Past President..CAPT Frank Mendralski, USN Ret
Board Member..CAPT Eric Minamyer, USN Ret
Board Member...RADM Jan Timothy Riker, USCGR Ret
Go to "View Documents" for officer contact information
NEXT CINCINNATI ROA CHAPTER BOARD MEETING
JOINT CHAPTER 7 & 71 BOARD MEETINGS - 2nd MONDAY of MONTH - Cincinnati Navy and Alfred Gus Karger Chapters normally hold joint board meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month. The board meetings are normally held at the home of CAPT Mendralski or CDR James Bodmer. Members desiring to get involved are invited to attend. Contact CAPT Frank T. Mendralski at 513-825-9547 for directions and to confirm location.
SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE THIS 88th ROA & 63rd ROAL CONVENTION A SUCCESS.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
Our next Meeting will be on 2nd Monday June 2013 at CAPT Mendralski's home starting at 1100 hours.
Click on the link below for Navy League Luncheon Info 24May13
Click on the link below for WWII Big Band & USO Show 25 May 2013 Info:
Click on the link below for the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club Spring Fling 2 JUN 13 flyer info:
Click on the link below for Welcome Home - Army Birthday at Washington Park Friday 14 Jun 13 1100-1400 hours
Contact CAPT Frank Mendralski for Cincinnati Red's Ticket information for Army Birthday Welcome Home Celebration at 513-825-9547 or 513-325-2798 cell
Click on the link below for infomation on B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI" coming to Lunken Airport 26-30 June 2013
VIRTUAL VIETNAM WALL
Click the link http://www.virtualwall.org/iStates.htm
UPCOMING ROA COUNCIL MEETINGS
RECENT PAST EVENTS SECTION:
18 Apr 09 Miami Univ N & AF Awards Ceremony
22 Apr 09 Scarlet Oaks N JROTC Awards Ceremony
24 Apr 09 XU Army ROTC Awards Ceremony
2 May 09 UC Air Force ROTC Annual Dining Out at Kolping Center starting at 1700 Hours
8 May 09 Miami University Army & Air Force Commissioning Ceremonies
8 May 09 UC Army ROTC Awards Ceremony
8 May 09 Princeton HS N JROTC Awards Ceremony
12 May 09 Lone Survivor - Author Marcus Luttrell at the Main Library to talk 1800-1900 Hours about his experience as a SEAL
13 May 09 Navy League Meeting at the Queen City Club starting at 1130 Hours. VICE ADM Debbink, Chief of Navy Reserve spoke at the event.
May 09 Hamilton HS N JROTC Awards Ceremony
15 May 09 Northwest HS N JROTC Awards Ceremony
15 May 09 Xavier Commissioning Ceremony 1300 hours at CINTAS Center
15 May 09 5-9PM Welcome Home Celebration Gala Event at Underground in Forest Park, OH 1140 Smiley Avenue
16 May 09 Armed Forces Day Lunken Airport - WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION (Register at http://www.cincinnatiwelcomehome.com or call 1-513-475-6943
17 May 09 A Veterans Service presented by King's Way Fellowship at Eastgate Mall Parking Lot 1700 hours
17 May 09 UC Air Force Commissioning of two XU Graduates
20 May 09 Buckeye Lake Yacht Club Annual Dinner Meeting w/Columbus ROA
22 May 09 Dater HS Breakfast to Honor Veterans
23 May 09 WW II USO Swing Dance - Two of our ROA Members - COL Elmer Reis and LTJG Bonnie Rost will be honored at the event. Veterans Welcome to this Coney Island Event starting at 1900 Hours cost $20.00/person Pay at the door.
25 May 09 Blue Ash Parade - Meet at Bob Evans (I-71 and Pfiefer Road) by 0945 hours. Earlier if you want to get breakfast b/f parade.
29 May 09 Laural Oaks Award Ceremony (Wilmington)
May 09 Springfield HS Awards Ceremony
14 June 09 UC Air Force Commissioning Ceremony
14 June 09 UC Army Commissiioning Ceremony
27 Jun 09 Dept of Ohio ROA Council Meeting at DSCC Columbus starting at 1000 hours.
8-11 Jul 09 National ROA Convention in Orlando, FL
26 Oct 09 WWII Veteran to Speak about "Largest Sea Battle" -
30 Oct 09 - Fall Dinner Meeting at the Manor House Restaurant -
6 Nov 09 - Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
8 Nov 09 - 38th Annual Armed Forces Sabbath Celebration -
11 Nov 09 - Salute the Veterans Dinner - Mother of Mercy Cafeteria
11 Nov 09 - Invitation to Breakfast & Program at Warren County Career Center
11 Nov 09 - Military Appreciation Night - Wednesday 11 Nov 09 7 P.M.
12 Nov 09 - University of Cincinnati - Veterans Day Celebration
11 Dec 09 - Annual Christmas Party at CAPT Mendralski's Home.
11 Dec09 - UC Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
11 Jan 10 - ROA Chapter 7 & 71 Board Meeting - Mendralski Home
24 Jan 10 - Ohio ROA Council Meeting - DSCC Columbus, OH
7-10 Feb 10 - ROA National Convention at Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC
7-10 Feb 10 ROTC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR was held 7-10 FEB 2010 AT THE WASHINGTON HILTON HOTEL IN WASHINGTON, DC. The two Cincinnati Chapters (Alfred Gus Karger Chap 7 and Cincinnati Navy Chap 71) sponsored four cadets/midshipmen this year, one Army Cadet from Xavier University, one Navy Midshipman from Miami University, one Air Force and one Army Cadet from the University of Cincinnati. We provided transportation to Washington through the Blizzard, arriving safely, spending Saturday night at the Navy Lodge and arriving at 0945 at the Washington Hilton to commence the Convention & Seminar. Weather was a factor and numbers were down but diehards made it to conduct the business of the Association.
Convention Wrap Up
Convention Speaker Videos
ALSO - check out National Convention Pictures for 2010
15 Feb 10 - ROA Chapter 7 & 71 Board Meeting - Mendralski Home
13 Mar 10 - ROA/ROAL/AMVETS/NAVY LEAGUE DINNER MEETING at Manor House Restuarant - Sprindale, OH. The cadets/midshipmen that attended the National Convention Professional Development Seminar joined us as our guests and enlightened us on their trip.
15 Mar 10 - ROA Chapter 7 & 71 Board Meeting - Mendralski Home
23-25 Apr 10 - Ohio ROA Convention in Youngstown, OH
7 May 10 - UC Army Awards Ceremony and Dining Out
18 May 2010 Book Signing (see special announcement above)
19 MAY 2010 12th Annual Buckeye Lake Spring Fling at Buckeye Yacht Club
24 MAY 2010 -Veterans Project Presentation (Dr Carol Taylor's Class at UC)
29 May 2010 WWII Big Band Dance and USO Show at Moonlight Pavilion 7-11pm
4 JUN 2010 University of Cincinnati Army ROTC Barbecue at the park by UC sponsored by AMVETS Post 1963 and Cincinnati ROA Chapters
5 JUN 2010 University of Cincinnati Air Force ROTC Awards Ceremony
11 JUN 2010 University of Cincinnati Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
13 JUN 2010 University of Cincinnati Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
11 Sep 2010 was UC's 1st Football Game of the Year. Air Force ROTC Schlorship winners were honored at half time.
11 SEP 2010 Cincinnati Womens Soccer held a 9-11 Rememberance game at UC beginning at 1730 hours.
24 SEP 2010 - UC Army ROTC Welcome Back Cadets Picnic at the Park24 SEP 2010 - UC Army ROTC Welcome Back Cadets Picnic at the Park
26 SEP 2010 - ROA COUNCIL MEETING at DSCC Columbus Bldg 911 at 1000
29 SEP 2010 - Joseph House Dedication of New Bldg in Honor of 1LT John Erby at 1000 hours. RSVP to email@example.com http://www.roa.org/site/DocServer/Joseph_House_Dedication_of_New_Building.pdf?docID=28961
2 OCT 2010 - Honor Flight Tri State Veterans Breakfast at Lunken Airport Days from 0800-1000 hours behind the Historic Lunken Terminal at 262 Wilmer Ave Cincinnati, OH. Meet and Greet the B-17 Pilots and see the Historic Aircraft on the ramp. Be among trhe first 250 to be served a continental breakfast for only $5.00.
9 Oct 2010 - NAVY OPERATIONAL SUPPORT CENTER CINCINNATI NAVY BALL Saturday 1800 -1100 Hours at the Independence Community Center 2001 Jack Woods Parkway Independence, KY 41051 Tickets E6 & Below $25 ($40/couple) E7 & Above $50 ($80/couple For Tickets contact: Curtis Kane at 513-889-9557 or firstname.lastname@example.org Ladies - Coctail Dress Military - Dinner Dress Blue Gentlemen - Suit with Tie or Dress Blues with Ribbons http://www.roa.org/site/DocServer/Naavy_Ball_Ready_.pdf?docID=29301
18 OCT 2010 - Navy League George E Brown Lecture Series Reception and Dinner at Paul Brown Stadium Club Room Downtown Cincinnati starting at 1830 Hours. RSVP by Noon on 14 Oct 2010. http://www.roa.org/site/DocServer/NL_DINNER_EVENT.pdf?docID=29268
29 OCT 2010 - ROA/ROAL/AMVET Dinner Meeting at the Manor House http://www.roa.org/site/DocServer/dinner_meeting_29_Oct_10.doc?docID=29263
5 NOV 2010 - OHIO VETERANS HALL OF FAME 2010 Induction Ceremony at the Franklin County Veterans Memorial 300 West Broad St Columbus, OH at 1400 hours. COL Dean Smittle USAF & CDR James Bodmer, USN of Cincinnati will be inducted this year. http://www.roa.org/site/DocServer/Ohio_Veterans_Hall_of_Fame.pdf?docID=29267
9 NOV 2010 - Fifth Annual Tribute to the Veterans 1730 hours at the Cintas Center Xavier University 1624 Harold Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45207. Miss Ohio - Beck Minger will be the Guest Speaker along with Musical Guest Daniel Smith and COL Dean Smittle, USAF Ret from 700 WLW (Military Analyst). The cost is $15.00 per person which will benefit the "Thank You Foundation" which serves our veterans. http://www.roa.org/site/DocServer/Vets_Day_Event_2010_-Brad_W_emcee.pdf?dpcID=29801
11 NOV 2010 - Veterans Story Project Exhibit - UC Professor Carol Tyler's Advanced Comics Art Course where students interviewed veterans and created a story in comic art about the veterans experiences will be on display in an Art Exhibit entitled "A SHARED WINDOW' which opens on Veterans Day 11 Nov 2011 at the Calvary Episcopal Church 3766 Clifton Avenue from 1700-2000 hours with a program of music and readings at 1900 hours. Everyone is invited to attend -especially those veterans that participated in the program at the University of Cincinnati. http://www.roa.org/site/DocServer/UCVets_Story_Project_-_Tyler_s_Comic_Art_Exhibit_2010.pdf?docID=29803
12 NOV 2010 - UC Veterans Day Celebration on University of Cincinnati McMicken Commons. Date to be listed soon. All Veterans Invited to attend. http://www.roa.org/site/DocServer/UC_Veterans_Day_Ceremony_2010.pdf?docID=29846
14 NOV 2010 - 39th ANNUAL ARMED FORCES SABBATH CELEBRATION to be at the Holy Cross - Immaculata Church in Mount Adams 1100 HoursChaplains Reception follows the Mass. All welcomed to attend. http://www.roa.org/site/DocServer/AFS_2010_Flier.doc?docID=29267
14 NOV 2010 - Veterans Day Concert sponsored by Navy League Cincinnati at St Barnabas Episcopal Church 10345 Montgomer Road Montgomery, Ohio starting at 1930 hours. http://www.roa.org/site/DocServer/Veterans_Day_Concert.pdf?docID=29261
10 Dec 2010 - MOAA will be having a Luncheon Event at the Manor House Restaurant and COL Danny Bubp will be the speaker for the event. All ROA Members are invited to join MOAA for this special luncheon event. Further details will be forthcoming.
17 DEC 2010 - Annual ROA/ROAL Christmas Party at the Mendralski Home
18 May 2011 - Buckeye Lake Yacht Club Dinner sponsored by ROA Chapters 12 and 26 in Columbus, OH
Click on View Documents for flyer
28 May 2011 - WWII Style Swing Dance and USO Show to honor local veterans will be held Saturday 28 May 2011 at Coney Island Moonlight Pavilion from 1900-2300 hours
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Memorial Day Weekend events
10-12 June 2011- Fly with "FIFI" The last flying B-29 Superfortress at Lunken Airport Terminal call 432-413-4100 or visit at http://www.rideb29.,com Click on view documents for flyer
20 AUG 2011 ANNUAL SUMMER SOCIAL AT CAPT & MRS MENDRALSKI'S HOME (click for flier)
27 Aug 2011 LUNCHEON AT CROWNE PLAZA - BLUE ASH 5901 PFEIFFER ROAD 1130 SOCIAL 1230 LUNCHEON FOLLOWED BY PROGRAM (DEPT OF VETERANS SERVICES UPDATE WITH COL THOMAS MOE, USAF RET DIRECTOR OHIO DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES. (click for flier)
29 Aug 2011 - Kick Off Event for Navy Week - Reception & Luncheon with speaker VADM Debbink, Chief of Navy Reserve at the American Red Cross Region Headquarters, 2111 Dana Avenue Cincinnati, OH at 1130 hours. (click for flyer)
29 Aug 2011 - Navy League & USNA Alumni - Reception & Dinner at the Queen City Club 331 East Fourth Street Cincinnati, OH. Speaker is VADM Dirk J Debbink, Chief of Navy Reserve. Reception starts at 1730 hours. (click for flyer)
6 Sep 2011 - AUSA Reception & Luncheon with speaker Congressman Geoff Davis at the Metropolitan Club 19th floor Rivercenter Blvd in Covington, KY at 1200 hours. (click for flyer)
Thursday, 10 November 2011 UC Veterans Day Ceremony on McMicken Commons starting 1000 hrs. see flyer: http://www.roa.org/site/DocServer/UC_Veterans_Day_Invitation.pdf?docID=33721
Friday, 11 November Veterans Day Recognition Events. see flyer: http://www.roa.org/site/DocServer/2011_Veterans_Day_Schedule.pdf?docID=33722
Friday, 11 November 7th Annual Tribute to Veterans Winning Hearts and Minds. Click for flyer below:
Saturday, 12 November 2011 ROA COUNCIL MEETING will be at DSCC Columbus, OH Bldg 11 Section 8 Jade Room #801.
Sunday, 13 November 2011 40th Armed Forces Sabbath Celebration at Immaculatta Church in Mount Adams (Cincinnati) starting at 1100 hours
ROA FALL DINNER MEETING - Friday 2 November 2012 1800 Hours at the Manor House Restuarant 600 Maple Trace Drive Springdale, OH. Click below for flier.
University of Cincinnati Veterans Day Ceremony - Friday 9 November 2012 at 1030 hours on McMicken Commons. Be there by 1000 hrs. Park in CCM Garage
OHIO ROA Council Meeting - Saturday 10 November 2012 - 1000 hours at WPAFB Officers Club Dayton,OH
Joint Board Meeting -Monday 12 November 2012 at CAPT Mendralski's Home 1100 hours
Cincinnati Area 41st Annual Armed Forces Sabbath -
18 November 2012 1100 Hours Holy Cross - Immaculata Church in Mount Adams. Click for flier.
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
Article on CDR James Bodmer - click on link
MEANING OF THE FLAG DRAPED COFFIN
Goto "View Documents" click on "Flag Draped Coffin"
USS BARB - THE SUB THAT SANK A TRAIN Go to "View Documents" click on "USS Barb for story:
CINCINNATI CLUB ROAL
CINCINNATI CLUB ROAL OFFICERS:
President...................Mrs Shirley Mendralski Vice President...........Mrs Esther Reis Secretary/Treasurer...Ms Susan Mendralski Chaplain...............CAPT George Williams, USN Ret Historian....................Mrs Ann Mobley Parliamentarian..........Mrs Esther Reis
2011-2012 JROTC Project
The Department of Ohio Reserve Officers Association League 2011-2012 JROTC Project is in process. Letters have been sent out to all JROTC Units in Ohio with a deadline for submission. All applications submitted will be reviewed and the JROTC Award Winner selected during the month of December 2011. JROTC Runner Up Awards will also be selected from the applications submitted. The results will be posted after the Winner is selected.