Chapter President’s Update 08-28-2017

Posted: 8/28/2017

Greetings, The USNA Peninsula Chapter is ready for Navy football season and Founder’s Day. We wanted to update you on some Chapter news as well as some of the events we have in the upcoming weeks so you can mark your calendars. We also want to let you know we are always looking for ideas and offers to help. Last year Diana Logan offered an idea for a luncheon and she ran with it. As a result we had an excellent affair at La Tienda with a Valentine’s theme last February. Please email any suggestions to: me (, Steve Jasper ( or Kathleen Jabs (

Upcoming Events:

USNAA Peninsula Chapter will sponsor Founder’s Day Luncheon

Who: Guest speaker: RADM Brian Antonio ’83, PEO Aircraft Carriers

What: Founders’ Day Luncheon

When: Friday, September 29, 2017

12:00 gathering; 12:30 keynote; 1:15 luncheon

Where:  Cochon on 2nd; 311-106 Second St; Williamsburg, VA 23185

Cost:  $30 (each) for Chapter members & 1 guest; $37 for others.

The luncheon flyer with more details and a bio will be emailed next week and also posted on our Chapter site (


Navy Football at Paul’s Deli – First Game, Friday, Sept 1, 8:00 pm

This fall we encourage you to stop by Paul’s Deli in New Town, Williamsburg whenever Navy is playing football.  Some of us will go early and grab a corner table and have the game set on the TV nearby.  The first game is vs FAU Friday, Sept 1, 8:00 pm.

Army-Navy Game at Paul’s Deli – Saturday, Dec. 9, 2018, 3:00 pm kick-off

We plan on holding our Army – Navy get together at Paul’s Deli. Steve Jasper ’74 talked with Tucker, their manager, and we should have no problem taking as many tables and TVs as desired.



Jack Greenhalgh ’60 will retire from the board after many years. We greatly appreciate his work and his advice as we restarted the Chapter over the past two years. He has been the link in the chain from the charter members that founded our chapter several years ago.

We have over $3000 in our account and intend to maintain that level.  At the start of each event we’ll have a quick update on expenditures and plans.  This past year we spent $10 per person for new nametags, $300 for Plebe Recognition Dinner and donated $300 to Honor Flight. We plan to donate to the honor flight again this year

Kathleen Toomey Jabs ’88 has joined the board to help with Communications.

Gary Carlile ’73 will assume duties as assistant Treasurer in December.


Past Events:

We had more than 50 people attend the luncheon with Congressman Wittman (VA-1) on Monday, June 19, at Patriot’s Colony. Congressman Wittman spoke eloquently about shipbuilding, the state of the Navy, and his role on the Seapower Committee as well as taking questions from the audience on a variety of subjects. We had some last-minute confusion about the event being for Chapter Alumni only.  We’ll work harder to communicate better!

Thank you for your service and attention to the chapter. We’re always looking for new members and new ways to connect.

Go Navy!

Ben, Steve & Kathleen