Whaling Days Parade


Just a note to remind folks that this Saturday is the Whaling Days Parade in Silverdale. The muster time is between 0930 and 1000. As we will not be stepping off until appx 10340, you may want to wait inside Kitsap Mall until making your way to the float.

We will be joined by crewmembers of the USS Providence and we are, as usual, one of the only Military/Veteran units in the parade.

I do have concerns about the heat. The prediction is very sunny with around 90 degree heat. Please be sure to have sun screen and head coverage. Also remember to hydrate. We will have water available, but it’s probably not a great day to imbibe too much! at least not until after the parade.

This is the debut of the new float in Silverdale, and it will be a wonderful opportunity to remind folks of who and what we are, and to recruit along the way.

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday, July 30 for Whaling Days!

-Base Commander



As you may be aware, July is a heavy travel time with many of our Members out of town or otherwise engaged.

In addition to having multiple eBoard members out of town, two of us have major family issues which have occurred this week.

My father is quite ill and this will mean that I will be traveling to Oklahoma City this week and will not be available for the eBoard or General Meetings.

The vice Commander is also dealing with family members who are under the weather and will also not be available.

After a discussion by the eBoard, the decision has been taken to cancel the July eBoard and General Meetings on July 16th.

This decision was not made lightly, but in light of the many absences it was felt that this was the best course.

While there will be no meeting, I would encourage you to spend time together in fellowship anyway. Get to know one another better and enjoy the company of your fellow submariners.

Please remember that at 1800 on July 22nd, the second “Summer Soup Down” will be held at McCloud’s in Bremerton. The first one was a lot of fun and very enjoyable and well attended. If you haven’t been to a Soup Down or you haven’t decided to go, this would be a GREAT one to get to. So mark your calendar and enjoy an evening of good food and comradeship (not the Ruskie kind).

On Saturday, July 30th, the Base will participate in the annual Whaling Days Parade. Please muster at the float near the Kitsap Mall (southern side) at 0930. The parade steps off at 10am sharply.

I apologize for this need to cancel these meetings, and I assure you that it was not the first choice. No other reasonable option was available to us.

I will see you in August at the Annual Picnic on August 20th at the Elk’s Lodge in Bremerton.

-Dave Bowman
Bremerton Base Commander