President's Corner

June-July 2018 President’s Message, from your president, Bonnie Potter:

We are holding our annual “potluck picnic” in June this year instead of August because the Veterans Hall is unavailable for our June meeting. We will meet on June 18th, which is our usual 3rd Monday, at our usual meeting time (social hour 5:30, dinner at 6:30), but in a different location. Doug Van Howd has generously offered his Art Gallery/Studio for our meeting, which is located at 13333 New Airport Road in Auburn (across from the Ridge). Doug has become well-known worldwide for his wildlife and western creations, and he was Ronald Reagan’s personal artist. He has the most beautiful gallery which we will have time to enjoy, and he will be proving a tour. The Council will provide hamburgers and hotdogs, so our telephone tree callers will call you as we need a head count to know how many to buy. Those with last names A thru L should bring a salad or side dish to share and M thru Z should bring a dessert to share.

On June 5th our Council will be staffing an election polling place in Roseville from 6 AM to 9 PM as a Council fundraiser. Thank you Don Anderson, August Anema, Deno Georgis, Marlowe Skar, Roberta McGuinn, Aaron Lonquist, Mona Anderson, Becky Dunavent, Don Goard, Greg Wilbur, Nancy Goard and Rose Hoeper for volunteering!

The Navy League National Convention will be held in Portland June 6 to 9 and our Council will be represented by Carol Ann Hackley and me. We are very proud to once again be selected for an Outstanding Council Award, which will be presented during the convention! We have a great Council with great members and I congratulate all of us in the Placer County Council for the many things that we do in support of the Navy League mission!

On the 4th of July, we will once again participate in the Auburn 4th of July parade and I have been asked to be the Grand Marshal … a real honor. I hope you will join us as we celebrate our nation’s birthday! 

Navy Week will be celebrated in Sacramento during the week of July 16 – 22. Mike Holmes has been working on getting a speaker for us, but since details have not been confirmed as of this writing, we will let you know when plans are finalized. I hope to have a schedule of events available by the time of our June potluck meeting.           

As you know, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service, and many of you joined us when we partnered with our local veterans organizations in paying tribute to those who paid the ultimate price to defend the United States and the principles upon which America was founded. But today, and every day, let us remember the courageous men and women currently serving in our Sea Services. They put their lives in harm’s way every day, whether at home or abroad, in defense of our freedom, and we should also remember and thank their family members, as they have to make sacrifices too. 

I hope you enjoy a happy and healthy summer! 

Cheers, Bonnie

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