Instead of presenting the traditional gavel to the past presidents, Tim Katona and Larry Salter were given Belaying Pins. Belaying pins were multipurpose instruments of naval power in the days of sail. Their primary purpose was to trim the sails and set the ship on her proper course. Additionally in time of battle they could be readily removed and used as a weapon. Incoming President Alan Beam thanked Katona and Salter for their leadership and guidance.
Dave Ellingson Mister Money. He put order into our finances, initiated fundraising programs at Amazon Smiles, State and Federal fundraising campaigns. He coordinates with the USS Washington Commissioning Committee and their fund raising activities when he isn’t putting out fires or driving his corvette. As Duty Driver this year he made 3 passes through the Armed Forces parade driving dignitaries.
George Rose Mister Continuity. He has been our Judge Advocate General for the last 5 years ensuring we are living by our bylaws. He is the front face of our council organizing and running our front desk for the luncheons.
Alan Beam Communicator extrodinaire. Built and runs our website, emails, newsletter and facebook. This year our council’s website earned the Navy League Mackie Award as the Best website in the Navy League.