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2018 Navy League National Convention June 6-9, 2018 Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Portland, Oregon


Navy League National Convention 2018

Dear Fellow Navy League Members, Welcome to our 2018 Navy League National Convention and the beautiful city of Portland. Over the next few days, we all have an array of special opportunities to learn and grow together as a team — both through our many enriching education sessions and through the exceptional social events brought to you this year by our national headquarters staff and Portland Council. This convention is rich with content that will enable all of us to serve the Navy League even better than we have before. From our council president track to our Thursday night fireside chat — where you may ask us any questions you may have — we have designed this year’s events with you in mind. Over the last year, we have witnessed the unshakable passion that each of you holds for our organization. Together, we have worked to make this year one of our best on record. Sea-Air-Space was the biggest exposition we have ever held. It was attended by more than 15,000 attendees from around the world, including 39 foreign delegations. Our inaugural Maritime Gala was attended by each head of our sea services. Our education and advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, including our highly successful Fly In, supported the funding of our sea services at their highest levels in years. Our headquarters staff and national directors have been working tirelessly together as a team with the goal of creating a solid infrastructure so our organization will be successful for decades to come. All our wins are possible because of your hard work, determination and dedication on the local, area and regional levels. Please join us at the many special events being held this week, including our Welcome Aboard Reception Wednesday night, our Willamette River cruise by Fleet Week vessels Friday night, at the Rose Festival Parade on Saturday morning and at our closing cocktail reception on Saturday night. These events are all opportunities for our Navy League family to grow even closer as we work together for the betterment of our mission. A special thanks to our Portland Council, Portland Council President Ken Bray and Convention Committee Chair Dave Todd for the many hours of preparation to host this phenomenal convention. We are grateful for your hospitality. Most importantly, thank you to all of you for joining us and for all you do in support of our mission. Together as a team, we can accomplish anything. One Team — Mission Focused

Alan Kaplan National President

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Jim Bruns Executive Director


Navy League National Convention 2018

May 14, 2018 Greetings, On behalf of the city of Portland, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all attendees of the Navy League of the United States’ Annual National Convention, held June 6-10, 2018. I commend the Navy League for its commitment to advocating for and enhancing the morale of the men and women who serve in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S.-flag Merchant Marine and their families. As you will learn Portland has several exciting attractions to offer. Our city was founded on and is still largely based around our river. Portland was founded as a river port connected to the sea more than 150 years ago, and still serves as a major maritime port. During your visit, I hope that you will take the time to cross our bridges, experience our beautiful Willamette River and spend some time biking or walking along the waterfront. And, of course, there’s always great doughnuts and breweries to try. I hope you get a chance to explore Portland and all our city has to offer. Best wishes on a successful convention. Sincerely,

Mayor Ted Wheeler City of Portland, Oregon

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Welcome to Oregon! On behalf of the entire Portland Rose Festival Foundation, we would like to welcome all the attendees of the 2018 Navy League of the United States’ Annual National Convention to the Rose City. The Navy League of the United States is commendable in its commitment to supporting and enhancing the morale of the women and men who serve in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S.-flag Merchant Marine and their families. The Portland Rose Festival makes Portland, Oregon, a better place to live and visit. Started in 1907, the Rose Festival highlighted by three major parades and a waterfront entertainment center ­­— CityFair — extends over three weeks from Memorial Day weekend, Friday May 25 through Sunday June 10, 2018. The Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade (Saturday, June 2) continues a longtime festival tradition from the early 1900s, when illuminated floats built on electric trolley cars made their way through the city on trolley tracks. The Fred Meyer Junior Parade (Wednesday, June 6) is the nation’s oldest and largest allchildren’s parade featuring nearly 30 middle school bands. The festival celebrates its final week with Fleet Week and America’s second largest all-floral parade, the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade on Saturday, June 9, the only major parade in the country to start indoors at a sports arena. Portland is known for its 11 iconic bridges that straddle the Willamette River connecting the city’s east and west sides, and for more than 100 years, the river has hosted Rose Festival Fleet Week visits along the “Sea Wall” at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Downtown Portland. 2018 Fleet Week will feature three U.S. Navy ships, three Royal Canadian Navy ships and four U.S. Coast Guard vessels. We hope you have the opportunity to explore not only Rose Festival events but many of Portland’s attractions and fine establishments. Best wishes for a fun and successful convention.

Brett Baker President Portland Rose Festival

Jeff Curtis CEO Portland Rose Festival

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Navy League National Convention 2018

Team Portland Convention Planning Committee David Todd

Kathleen Todd

Scott Guptill

Council Treasurer National Director

Team Chair Council Director National Director

Council Director

Ken Sparks

Council Director Area President, Columbia Pacific National Director

Stephanie Littell Ellen Guptill Elsie Lasher

Jim Lasher

Council Treasurer National Director Emeritus

Rosalie Stevenson

Steve Easterday

Trink Easterday

Council Director

Beth Cook

Tom Stevenson Council Director

Portland Council President

Ken Bray

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General Information Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201 Tel: + 1 503-226-7600 www.marriott.com/portland Convention Registration The registration desk will be located on the Lower/Ballroom Level and will be open as follows: Wednesday, June 6 Thursday, June 7 Friday, June 8 Saturday, June 9

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.

Seating Seating at all social functions is partially reserved. Dress Civilian – Business Casual Active Duty – Navy: Summer Whites; USMC: Service C; USCG: Tropical Blue Hospitality Information The Portland Council will provide information about the local area, tours and vendors in the Hospitality Suite in the Portland Room. Transportation The taxi fare from the hotel to the airport is estimated at $55 including tip and takes about 21 minutes on average. Uber and Lyft are estimated between $22 and $35 depending on the level of service you request. If you need help with the ride hailing applications, please visit registration. Portland has many transportation options for traveling around town that include light rail, streetcars and buses. Detailed maps with the stops near the hotel are in your convention bag and more information is available in the Hospitality Suite and at registration. Detailed information about all transportation options can also be found at www.travelportland.com/plan-your-trip/getting-around. (Subject to change)

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Convention Program Wednesday, June 6 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hospitality Suite

Portland

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Convention Registration

Lower/Ballroom Level

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ship Store

Eugene

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sea Services Committee

Salon AB

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Membership Committee

Salon CD

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Training and Mentoring Committee

Salon AB

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch is on your own

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Investment Committee

Salon AB

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Legislative Affairs Committee

Medford

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Region Presidents Working Group

Columbia

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Communications Advisory Group

Medford

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Maritime Policy Committee

Salon AB

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

* Welcome Aboard Reception

Mt. Hood

7:30 p.m.

Dinner is on your own

Program is subject to change

* Indicates Ticketed Event

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Convention Program Thursday, June 7 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hospitality Suite

Portland

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Convention Registration

Lower/Ballroom Level

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ship Store

Eugene

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Council President Breakfast/Roundtable

Salon I

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

IT Committee

Salon AB

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Member Portal Training

Salon CD

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

* Hall of Fame/Council Awards Luncheon

Salon F

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Governance Committee Open Discussion

Salon AB

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ship Commissioning Presentation

Medford

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Social Media Training

Salon CD

5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

The Art of the Ask: Fundraising Workshop

Salon CD

5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Fireside Chat With National President and Executive Director

Columbia

7:15 p.m.

Dinner is on your own

Program is subject to change

* Indicates Ticketed Event

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Convention Program Friday, June 8 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hospitality Suite

Portland

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Convention Registration

Lower/Ballroom Level

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ship Store

Eugene

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Executive Committee Breakfast (Closed Session)

Salon I

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Spouse/Guest/ Newcomer Breakfast

Salmon

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Events/Unit Adoptions/ Community Affiliates

Salon AB

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NSCC Board Meeting

Columbia

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Sea Services Update

Salon AB

11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

* Sea Services Awards Luncheon

Salon F

2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Nominating Committee (Closed Session)

Columbia

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Youth/STEM Programs

Salon CD

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Insurance, Legal and Fiscal Responsibilities Workshop

Salon AB

7:30 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. * Private Dinner Cruise Salmon Street on the Willamette Star and Naito Parkway Dock 7:30 p.m. Dinner is on your own Program is subject to change

* Indicates Ticketed Event

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Convention Program Saturday, June 9 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hospitality Suite

Portland

12:00 p.m. Convention Registration

Lower/Ballroom Level

7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. *Rose Festival Parade and Enjoy Portland

Departs 1st St. SW Columbia Entrance

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting

Salon F

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Meeting of Members

Salon F

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

New Board of Directors Meeting

Salon F

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

*President’s Cocktail Reception

Mt. Hood

Program is subject to change

* Indicates Ticketed Event

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Navy League of the United States 2017–2018 Steering Committee National President Alan Kaplan

National Corporate Secretary Pamela K. Ammerman

National Treasurer Lisa Gallinat

National Judge Advocate Ryan Spiegel

Immediate Past President Skip WitunskiÂ

National Vice Presidents Pauline Bozdech-Veater Patricia Du Mont Joseph Giambrone Nicholas Hayes Jonathan Kaskin Thomas Pruter David Reilly Eleanor Samuels William Stevenson III Daniel Thys

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Navy League of the United States National Staff Executive Office

IT

James Bruns, Executive Director Qawnana Crockett

Alexandra Mulvey

Finance and Human Resources

Advancement and Protocol

Reginald Thornton James Darby Laura McKaskel Luana McMurray-Hodges

Nikki Krakora

Corporate Counsel and Support Services

Legislative Affairs

Ryan Donaldson

Sara Fuentes Ryan Simon

Corporate Membership and Events

Seapower and Communications

Corporate Membership Leticia Click Sea-Air-Space Sean Nodland Events Claire Rusk Julia Rowles

Danielle Lucey Peter Atkinson Richard Burgess James Peterson

Support Services and Outreach Database Michael Brown Member Services Juliet Mason Katherine Baulkwill Evan Martella Field Services Gerald Saunders Veda Frye

Development

Development Division DirectorVacant Samantha Fleischer

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Floorplan Main Floor

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Floorplan Lower/Ballroom Level

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Floorplan Second Floor

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Floorplan Third Floor

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Navy League National Convention 2018

2018 Sea Service Awards The Vincent T. Hirsch Maritime Award for Outstanding Leadership Gen. Darren W. McDew, USAF Commander, U.S. Transportation Command

Coast Guard Awards The Captain David H. Jarvis Award for Inspirational Leadership Cmdr. Zeita Merchant, USCG The Douglas A. Munro Award for Inspirational Leadership CS1 Elizabeth Meister, USCG

Navy Awards The John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership Lt. Cmdr. Winston A. Cotterell, USN The Claude V. Ricketts Award for Inspirational Leadership (E-7 and Above) MMNCS Jason P. Rubenstein, USN (E6 and Below) HM3 Brandon D. Day, USN

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Navy Awards

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The Captain Winifred Quick Collins Award for Inspirational Leadership (Officer) Lt. Andrea Weiss, USN (Enlisted) IC1 Paulina D. Shelley, USN The Stephen Decatur Award for Operational Competence NDCS Charles K. Parsons Jr., USN The Honorable J. William Middendorf, II Award for Engineering Excellence GSM1 Nester I. Contrerasmendoza, USN The Admiral Ben Moreell Award for Logistics Competence (Officer) Lt. Zamir A. Alvarez, USN (Enlisted) CSC Larry E. Lovell, USN The Naval Intelligence Professional Award for Exceptional Leadership in Intelligence Support to the Fleet Lt. Cmdr. Nicolas T. Bogaard, USN The Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement Lt. Cmdr. Claude Berube, USN

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Navy Awards

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The Rear Admiral William S. Parsons Award for Scientific and Technical Progress Dr. John Tritschler

Marine Corps Awards The Lieutenant John A. Lejeune Award for Inspirational Leadership Maj. Matthew S. Decoursey, USMC The General Gerald C. Thomas Award for Inspirational Leadership Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Hernando, USMC The General Holland M. Smith Award for Operational Competence Maj. Jason R. Johnston, USMC

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2018 Navy League Council Performance Awards Council Outstanding Award Camden-Kings Bay Chicago Colorado Springs Denver Honolulu Metropolitan Detroit New York Oak Harbor Pensacola Placer County Savannah Seattle

Domestic U.S. Councils Council President

Meritorious Award Atlanta Metropolitan Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Broward County Central Florida Central New Jersey Glenview Greater Kansas City Imperial Valley Jacksonville Mississippi Phoenix

Sam Colville Ginny Narsete Tom Gregory Daniel Puleio Lawrence Osborn Janina Jacobs Charles Blaich Steve Bristow Nan Harper Bonnie Potter O.C. (Ormond) Fowler Jeff Davis

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Harley Jones Steven Westover Larry Ott Christopher Townsend Christine Aaron Edward Marshall Richard Scharff Theodore Gallinat Bill Webb Robert Huff Jake McManus


Navy League National Convention 2018

2018 Navy League Council Performance Awards Domestic U.S. Councils Council Meritorious Award Sacramento Saint Augustine-Palm Coast San Diego Tampa Treasure Coast

Council President John Meyers William Dudley Jon Berg-Johnsen Kevin MacFarland John Beckert

Honorable Award Contra Costa Hampton Roads Lake Merritt Memphis Richmond

Pamela Speka Jim Monroe Marti Lantz David Sutton John Harler

International Councils Council Outstanding Award Barcelona Meritorious Award Romania Honorable Award Siam

Council President Salvador Molist Teodor Patrichi Hans-Peter Thorand

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2018 National Convention Awards Recruiting Pin Awards Top Individual Recruiters for 2018 Carlyle J. Devoe Honolulu, Hawaii Mark A. Miller Charlotte, North Carolina Charles R. Blaich New York, New York

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2018 Donald M. Mackie Award Winners Newsletters

Websites

Large Councils 1st Place San Diego

1st Place Imperial Valley Council 2nd Place Placer County Council

Medium Councils 1st Place Imperial Valley Council

3rd Place Greater Austin Council

2nd Place Greater Austin Council

Social Media Medium Councils 1st Place Imperial Valley Council

3rd Place Lake Washington-Everett Council Small Councils 1st Place Tacoma Council

2nd Place Greater Austin Council

2nd Place Yuma Council

3rd Place Pensacola Council

3rd Place Broward County Council

Small Councils 1st Place Yuma Council

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2018 Corporate Gold Members A special thanks to our Corporate Gold Members for their continued support Accenture Federal Services American Maritime Partnership BAE Systems The Boeing Co. Booz Allen Hamilton CACI International Cobham Curtiss-Wright DXC Technology Ernst & Young Fluor Corp. GE Marine General Atomics General Dynamics Corp. Honeywell Inc. Huntington Ingalls Industries iXblue L3 Technologies Leidos Leonardo DRS Inc. Lockheed Martin Corp. Northrop Grumman Corp. Pentagon Federal Credit Union Raytheon Co. Rockwell Collins Textron Systems

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Navy League National Convention 2018

2018 New Corporate Members A special thanks to our new corporate members for their support Aerodynamix AeroVironment AJ’s Power Source Ametek ANSYS ARKTOS Avalex Technologies AVW Technologies Azure Summit Technology Bronswerk Marine Canon USA Inc Clark Testing Consilium Cortland Creatrex Cypress International Inc. Data Device Corp ECS Case Electronics Service Elma Electronic Frequentis Frontier Technology GET Engineering Hexagon Hydrasearch Iguana Pro USA Integral Aerospace ITT JEM Engineering King Aerospace Koi Computers LaCroix

Marway Power Solutions Meller Optics Microsoft Milcots LLC Mitsubishi Heavy Industries National Inspection and Consultants Navantia Orbis Orolia Paradigm Precision Phoenix International Quantum Marine Stabilizers RGB Spectrum Rite in the Rain Salesforce Shock Tech Inc. SPEC Innovations SRC Inc. Staubli Suntiva LLC Supreme Integrated Technology Tech Wizards TEFELEN The Alliance for American Manufacturing The Zippertubing Co. Vestdavit, Inc. Virtual Flight Academy VT Group Wartsila

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1902 Society Recognition The 1902 Society has been established to recognize and honor visionary individuals whose commitment to the sea services is informed, influential and unwavering. Planned giving donors have a unique opportunity to invest in the future of the Navy League, safeguarding its mission of service and advocacy. Planned gifts include bequests in wills or living trusts and beneficiary designations of retirement plans, brokerage accounts and paid-up life insurance policies. Members of the 1902 Society as of May 21, 2018 Ms. Marjorie Austin*

Mr. Curt Goldacker

Ms. Norma M. Batchelder*

Mr. R.C. Gunzel*

Mrs. Velna Lou Miller Bernatschke*

Ms. Margery S. Hanlin*

Mrs. Helen Boillot

Ms. June Howell*

Capt. Daniel B. Branch Jr., USN (Ret)*

Mr. James E. Marseille

Mr. Calvin H. Cobb

Mr. J. Michael McGrath*

Ms. Bettyna Collins*

Ms. May Miller*

Dr. Sue Comerford

Mr. Ed Mitrani

Mr. Alfonso de Bourbon*

Ms. Katherine D. Moore*

Ms. Laura Dennis*

Mr. James H. Offutt

Mr. John S. Ferry

Mr. Stewart E. Reuter

Mr. Morgan L Fitch Jr.*

Mr. James Souris*

Mr. Alexander Gaston

Mr. John Spittler

Navy League Foundation The Navy League Foundation awarded six students with a total of $52,500 in scholarships for the academic year of 2018-2019.

* indicates deceased

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Navy League National Convention Program 2018  

Portland, Oregon June 6-9, 2018

Navy League National Convention Program 2018  

Portland, Oregon June 6-9, 2018

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