Posted by: arbeam | August 27, 2018

USS Washington Commissioning Committee

One of the last official acts of the USS Washington Commissioning Committee was to present Governor Jay Inslee with his honorary plank owner certificate. He promptly hung the framed certificate on his wall. Presenting the certificate to the Governor is Rear Admiral MikeSharp, USN Retired, Commissioning Committee Chairman. Also pictured is Captain LarrySalter, USN Retired, Committee Treasurer and Government Liaison.

Mayor Lent Was presented her Plank Owner Plaque by President Steve Westover at the August luncheon

The committee solicited donations and in-kind support for the events (approximately $175,000.00 was collected). The committee planned and paid for events/receptions, plank owner plaques/certificates, commissioning coins, lapel pins, and donator gifts. Since the commissioning we have been paying bills, getting plaques/certificates, collecting the donor gifts, and shipping the items to the appropriate donors/support individuals, and crew.

The formal work of Commissioning Committee work is complete. We were also able to establish a $55,000.00 Dolphin Scholarship Foundation scholarship for the crew and families of those having served on the USS Washington. The $2500.00/year scholarship will be available in 2023. Contributed by Larry Salter

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