Friday, January 18, 2013


NEWS-01: 2013 USSVI National Convention Vendor and Sponsor Opportunities

Submitted by: Bob Ehr - 2013 Convention Advertising Chairman on 1/12/20

The USSVI National Convention will be held in August 25 - September 1, 2013 in Rochester MN.
We would like to offer your base or a member of your base the opportunity to provide products or services to the attendees to the National Convention by being a Vendor.

Many new customers and friends and sales are made through presence in the Vendor Room.
You may wish to become a Sponsor for the convention. This provides necessary funding for the convention, as well as getting your name out to the membership. Your information will be listed in the Convention Magazine and at the convention. Thank you for your considerations of these opportunities.

This is a good way to get your company name out and provide your product or service to many Submarine Veterans.
Complete information and benefits is available on the convention website
To take full advantage, you may consider both.
We request your response by July 15, 2013.
D. C. (Andy) Anderson, Chairman
Please pass this information to your base membership.

NEWS-02: 2013 National Convention Advertising
Submitted by: James A Fox on 1/12/2013
The Minneapolis / St. Paul Base (MSP) is the host base for the 2013 National Convention to be conducted August 25 – September 1, 2013 in Rochester MN. We are soliciting advertising for inclusion into the convention magazine. Purchasing space in this free handout will give the various USSVI bases, boat reunion groups and veteran friendly organizations good exposure to their units.

Complete information is on our website, This magazine will be presented to all who attend the National convention as well as many other interested individuals across the nation your information will be in front of many for a small investment. Ad space prices are:

Size Location Cost
Full Page General $195.00
½ Page General $105.00
¼ Page General $ 60.00

Business Card General $ 35.00
USSVI Bases and Reunion groups discount 15% off these fees.
Make checks payable to: USSVI 2013 Convention Mail to:
USSVI 2013 Convention
PO Box 91
Crosslake MN 56442

Enclose camera ready copy or typed layout with payment:
Or – Submit your ad in PDF format via email to:
Advertising deadline is April 30, 2013.
Rochester, Minnesota August 25 – September 1, 2013 D.C. (Andy) Anderson, Chairman email:

NEWS-03: USSVI Sea Scout, part of the BSA Program, announcement

Submitted by: James A Fox on 1/12/2013-
The Scout Award Committee announces that they now are presenting the Quartermaster Award to Sea Scout who has been awarded the Quartermaster Rank. We now have a patch and certificate approved by the Scouting National Director of Sea Scouts, BSA. The patch is now in the National Store Keeper inventory and will cost $2.00 each. Paul Orstad, Past ENRD will be the Point of Contact (POC) for the Certificate. He is going to be provided by the National Director office a list of Current Sea Scout Ships and locations. That will allow him to see how they can be interfaced with the USSVI Bases. If the closest Base does not to participate then all they need to is let us know and we'll send the certificate and patch with a cover letter to the recipient if requested by recipient Ship’s “Bridge of Honor” committee.

The National Director will be seen out a message and a sample copy of the certificate and patch to each Ship skipper and Regional Commodore. Then they will contact Paul Orstad and he will contact the closest Base Cdr to see if they want to participate like we are doing the Eagle Scout program. There are normally approximately 35 to 40 Quartermaster per year. If you have any questions concerning the new program send Paul Orstad an email at or you can call him at (1-860-334-6457) and he will try to answer any questions you have. Groton Base is a sponsor of a Sea Scout Ship Sea dragon 584.

Second Call for bases interested in submitting bids for the USSVI Convention in 2015 and 2016.
Bids from bases wishing to host the USSVI Convention in 2015 and 2016 must be received by the NSVC by March 1,2013. To request any additional information please contact the NSVC
or 501-843-7855
Carl Schmidt
NSVC 2015-2016

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