CONNIE’S President’s Letter Newsletter – January 2019
Letter from the President
At our Annual Reunion held at Warwick Rhode Island, on 13 September 2018, the election of officers took place. I want to thank the board of directors and membership for their nomination and for voting me in to serve as President of the USS CONSTELLATION CVA/CV64 alumni association. I am humbled, honored and proud.
Principle Officers include Robert Beese, Vice President, and Sidney Rodgers, Secretary/Treasurer. At present Committees and Offices are presently being appointed and filled. I am gently settling in the “Hot Seat”.
Please note, in the December Starscope Newsletter the 2019 Annual Reunion is slated to commence 21 October 2019 thru 26 October 2019, to be held at El Paso, Texas. On your calendar please include the 2019 Mini-reunion is slated to commence 30 April 2019 thru 2 May 2019 to be held at Corpus Christi, Texas. Additional information and details for these events will be published in following issues of the Star Scope Newsletter.
This year forward, our utmost plan is to increase our body of members, therefore I ask the membership to actively pursue to recruit new members. Let us remember our mission; “The USS Constellation CVA/CV64 Association is a non-profit organization with membership open to all officers, crew, ships company, carrier air group, or family member of anyone who served aboard the USS Constellation. Our mission is to assist and support association members by providing a single information source to locate former shipmates, and to provide quality activities that allow shipmates to share their common past and keep the spirit of Constellation alive”.
The success and future of our alumni is based on planning, coordination, motivation and direction; encompassing good leadership and support from the membership and their Ladies.
With your support, we move forward to continue the legacy and spirit of our beloved Lady USS CONSTELLATION CVA/CV64.
We look forward to seeing you at the Mini-Reunions and Annual Reunions, at your pleasure.
More scuttlebutt will follow.
Fair winds and sailing seas,
Rafael A. Rivas, President USS CONSTELLATION CVA/CV64 Alumni Association