SEATTLE CHAPTER of ROA (Department of Washington)
CAPT. Rick Thomas; USCGR (ret)
Hello One and All:
Santha and I sure hope you have been enjoying the summer weather we have had lately. For me it is a real tug-of-war between the yard work and the golf course. But thanks to my good buddy Gary Ausman, he has managed to get me on the course a few times.
We have come to that time of the year for the Seattle Chapter where we suspended our monthly dinner meetings for the summer. If you have a copy of the Blue Streak Lite or rember the summer schedule, we will not meet for dinner for the months of June/July/ August/September. Our next dinner meeting will be October followed by November. In December will be our annual Christmas luncheon and auction. We will continue our Seattle Chapter Excom meetings through the summer with some date changes. If you wish to attend, please do so and contact me for date changes prior to the first of each month (email@example.com / 360 581-9383.
I want to thank some members for their work with ROTC within our chapter perview. A special thank you to Col. Jim Siscel for procuring the ROTC Medals and Awards for the various schools we work with. Thanks to CAPT GAry Ausman, Col Siscel and LTC Larry Searle for their presentations of ROTC awards to U of W cadets, CDR Ed Brock for his presentations of awards to Seattle University cadets and LTC Maureen Carroll for her awards presentations to PLU cadets. These members are part of your Seattle Chapter working for the Puget Sound area schools. Cudos to them for a great job.
Through these presentations, we have made great strids in reestablishing contact with local ROTC CO's and staffs. Much of this effort goes to CAPT Gary Ausman who now has availability to the ROTC program at the U of W and has us scheduled to meet the command staff later this year to present the ROA to them. LTC Larry Searle will work on getting the Army ROTC CO for a speaker come this fall as well. Thanks to all who worked on this effort.
The Department of Washington currently has several (6 maybe 7) full size flags with base stands and full length poles currently stored at Col. Dave Maddock’s residence on Fox Island. The department wishes to relocate these to safe storage location where they will be available for department functions such as state conventions, and even EXCOM meetings or available to those chapters that might want to use them on occasion. If you can store these or know a secure location to do so, please contact department President Searle or myself.
Please be sure to visit the departments website for President Searle’s current message and both this sight and the departments for upcoming events for the remainder of this year. If other chapters have announcements for future meetings and events they would like posted, please forward the information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
so that I may post them for you. Other chapter’s information will be on the
department website as this sight pertains to the Seattle chapter’s information.
Please join the Seattle Chapter EXCOM for social hour and dinner
Robb’s 125th Street Grill
12255 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133,
The first Thursday of each month.
Seattle Chapter ROA