President's Corner

August 2022

From your president, Bonnie Potter:

This is the first message I have written in a while, and I am delighted to report that our new board member, Natalie Brennan, is resurrecting our newsletter, The Ship’s Bell! Thank you, Natalie, for your willingness to produce a newsletter for our members! It is a time-consuming project, but I know our members will appreciate being kept informed!

On the 4th of July, we participated in the Auburn 4th of July parade!! My sincere thanks to Don and Mona Anderson for bringing their truck for us to ride in so that our Council could participate in this important annual event. And thanks to everyone who came out to join us in celebrating our nation’s birthday!

As you know, in the past we always had our Member Appreciation Potluck in August, but we have not been able to have it in recent years due to Covid-19. I am pleased to report that we will resume our Potluck Picnic this month! The Council will provide hamburgers and hotdogs and all the fixings, and we ask you to bring a dish to share. A thru L should bring a salad or side dish, and M thru Z should bring a dessert. We will not have a speaker, just good food and drinks, and fellowship. The telephone tree callers will be calling you to find out if you plan to attend to be sure we purchase enough hamburgers and hotdogs.

Each August 4, the U.S. Coast Guard celebrates its birthday. The Coast Guard is one of America's six armed forces and traces its founding to Aug. 4, 1790. That's when the first Congress authorized construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of federal revenue. Responsibilities added over the years include humanitarian duties such as aiding mariners in distress. The service received its current name in 1915 when the Revenue Cutter Service merged with the U.S. Life-Saving Service to form a single maritime service dedicated to the safety of life at sea and enforcing the nation's maritime laws. The Coast Guard’s mission is to protect the public, the environment and U.S. economic interests in the nation's waterways, along the coast, on international waters or in any maritime region as required to support national security. Happy Birthday Coast Guard!!

As always, let us remember the courageous men and women of our Sea Services who put their lives in harm’s way every day, whether at home or abroad, in defense of our freedom.


Thank You Community Affiliates

The Placer County Council greatly appreciates our two Community Affiliates, TGH Aviation, and Chapel of the Hills! Your generous support helps us accomplish the mission of the Navy League!!

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