I would like to thank Alan Beam for making this transition so smooth and for all of the hard work that he has put in as President. He has led this council with distinction. Alan will continue on as the Communications Director for our award winning website.
Volunteers are the life blood of our council, and I encourage everyone to get involved. There are exciting new projects on the horizon for the council to step forward and lead. The USS Bremerton will be decommissioning in the near future. As one of our adopted units, we will look to ways to memorialize her service to the nation.
Our Jan tour will be to San Diego to visit Naval and Marine Corps installations at NAS North Island and MCAS Miramar and a tour of my old home for two years, the USS Midway. At the end of the month, on Jan 26, we will hold our installation dinner for the new officers and board members. Capt. Alan Schrader, CO of NAVBASE Kitsap will be the guest speaker.