Command and became chief of Supply Corps July 22.
In recent months, Seattle Council members have been
involved in a number of cooperative events in their area,
including Armed Forces Night at a Seattle Mariners baseball game at Safeco Field that included on-field recognition of the services and the organizations involved; an
Armed Forces Day Celebration at the Museum of Flight,
for which the council partnered with the Association of
the U.S. Army and the Air Force Association to purchase
new service flags for the museum entrance; and hosting a
tour and meal aboard an aircraft carrier for members of
Entrepreneurs’ Organization Seattle.
The Navy League’s newest council in Lynchburg,
Va., got in on the partnership act before it received its
official charter in August. Prospective members have
been working with the Marine Corps League to support the city’s Marine Corps Reserve Center since
before the decision was made to form a Navy League
Council there in April, said Kathy Plourde, a member
of the new council’s board of directors.
Because there is a lot of membership crossover among
military service organizations and support groups around
“It’s natural to cooperate, to col-
laborate on things like fund-raising
and assisting at each others’ events,
or sharing space for someone else’s
event,” said Plourde, a former Marine
sergeant who also was commandant
of the Marine Corps League. “There’s
always something coming up, and
someone can always use a hand, so
we’re used to pitching in.”
These already existing partner-
ships and inclination to pitch in cer-
tainly helped the council with its
recruiting efforts while it was form-
ing. The Lynchburg Council was offi-
cially launched on Aug. 6 with about
60 members at a Charter Dinner and
Program at the Monte Carlo
Restaurant — many more than the
25 new members required to receive
a Navy League charter.
Navy League Senior Director of
Regional Activities William J.
Waylett Jr. awarded the council its
charter and swore in its new officers
and directors. The U.S. Naval Sea
Cadet Corps’ Lynchburg Dunedogs,
which received fund-raising sup-
chartering to help some cadets attend summer training,
presented the colors.
The “Navy League Council Partnership Guide” is available
online at www.navyleague.org/councils/council_guides.html.
Click on the “Council Partnerships Guide” link.