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The USNA Parents Club of New Mexico would like to welcome the USNA Class of 2019!

Invitees include:  USNA 2019 Appointees and Families, USNA Parents Club Members and Midshipmen, USNA BGO's (and spouse/SO/family), USNA Alumni are also welcome!

What:   BBQ Potluck to Welcome the USNA Class of 2019 and Parents
When:  Friday, June 12 @ 6 pm
Where:   Wible Home
11101 Anaheim Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM  87122
(505-220-7249 - Sheri's cell)

What is provided:
BBQ Sandwiches
Utensils/Paper Products

What to Bring:  All New Mexico Parents Club Members are asked to bring a dish to share.  We need to plan for 50ish people.
Class of 2016, 2017 (or earlier):  Side dish to serve ~20 Class of 2018:
Dessert to serve ~20 Class of 2019:  Nothing, you are the guests of honor!!

If you would like to bring your own beer/wine, you are welcome to do so.
Also, if you could bring your own folding chairs, that would be appreciated as well.

Please RSVP to the email sheriwible@comcast.net  with number attending.

Please give me a call or email with any questions.

Thank you!
Sheri Wible

USNA Parents Club of New Mexico, President    [Brad (2017)] 

Historic Record - New Mexico Chapter USNAAA

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Chapter Luncheon:  8 Nov 2007    Marriott Courtyard
Hello to All,
    The NM Chapter has invited Steve Andres (Western Region Trustee) to speak at our next luncheon.  He agreed at his own expense.
    We have scheduled a luncheon on Thursday the 8th at the Marriott Courtyard where we held our last luncheon. 
For your information and planning purposes, our Luncheons usually start at 1130 with a no-host cocktail "hour", with lunch being served starting at 1200.  Once that it looks like everyone is about ready for dessert, we start with our speaker's presentation, finishing up around 1400 or so.  We're fairly informal, so those times are pretty much general in nature.  
    This luncheon will be held at the Marriott Courtyard located on Interstate 25 on the north side of Albuquerque.  We will provide presentation support such as electronics, projector and projector screen.  The Chapter would like to make Steve's visit to the Duke City as enjoyable as possible.  We do have two of Steve's classmates living here; they being Pat Brian and Tom Knudson.
USNA AA NM Chapter:  Father’s Day Weekend Picnic

When:  Saturday, 16 June 2007, 3 pm to 7 pm
         (social hour starts at 3 pm, food available at 4 pm)
Why:  to celebrate Chapter Fathers, Families, Friends
How:  with great food, great social mixer, great weather (guaranteed*)
       *  wives:  bring your father or your spouse – your choice!
       *  members:  bring your classmates and guests – all welcome!
       *  fathers:  remember when your kids used to take you out?  Here’s your chance to return the favor!
Where:  Outdoor Area at 14321 Stalgren Ct NE (Mike Blackledge ’63)
    (from Tramway and Copper, go East 5 streets (on the right) to Parkside, right on Parkside, immediate left onto Stalgren Court.  Back yard is at end of this cul-de-sac. Drop-off and park.)
BarBQue:   Catering by The Quarters.  Menu to include:
                Barbeque Beef; Chicken (half breasts); Links; Thick BBQ sauce
                Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, baked beans, green chile, rolls
                Lemonade, Iced Tea, Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks
                Brownies (courtesy Salley Schwartz)

Cost:  $12 each for Adults, $5 for kids under 12
    (We need your RSVP to know count for caterers!  Please contact Hank Schwartz by Sunday 10 June with your estimated numbers at hwschwartz62@earthlink.net or call at 286-8934.   You can pay Treasurer Joe McGuire at the Picnic)

Bring:  Your family, your guests, and a healthy appetite
  (and wear your Chapter name tag if you have one!)
   (If you have a couple of extra lawn chairs you could bring along, they would be appreciated!)
Map:  see  here or Google Maps for 14321 Stalgren Ct NE

More Infocall any of your Chapter Board members.
Honorary Hostess:  Bonnie Nolan (widow of George Nolan  ’63)

Chapter Luncheon:  2 May 2007    Marriott

9 April 2007
Hello to All,
      Well, with Winter finally behind us, at least I think it is, it is time to announce our Spring Luncheon. 
     As you may or may not know, for the past seventeen or so years we have held our luncheons at the Petroleum Club in downtown Albuquerque.  With its closing earlier this year, we have been forced to find a new location for our luncheons.  So with this in mind, the Executive Committee, and in particular Mark Byrd, our newest member to the Committee, called and visited a number of hotels and restaurants to see what made sense.  After gathering all the facts, and even performing a Kepner-Tregoe Study on the findings (only kidding), we have decided on the Marriott Courtyard in Northeast Albuquerque.  Key elements in our decision process were cost, privacy, food quality, convenience, parking, and most of all, do you really enjoy hosting military people.  All-in-all, we had good responses from a number of places, but the Courtyard met all of our criteria.  In fact the lady I talked with said they ha d hosted other Navy organizations and really enjoyed having them.  So we will give the Courtyard a try.
    Now for the details.  The Marriott Courtyard is located at 5151 Journal Center Blvd, NE.  Take I-25 north to the Pasao Del Norte (Psd Norte) exit.  Go West to the I-25 frontage road, turn south and the Courtyard should be in sight.  The Luncheon is on the 2nd of May and starts with a no-host cocktail half-hour starting at 11:30 in the morning.  The luncheon is a choice of three entrees, with an assortment of green salad, fresh vegetables, rolls with butter and your choice of two starches.  The cost is $23 per person, which will be collected by our Treasurer, Joe McGuire at the door.  And oh yes, door prizes will be included. 
    After lunch, Joe McGuire will briefly go over the highlights of his trip to the Annual Alumni Meeting which this year is being held in late April at the Naval Academy.
    For our main speaker, we have lined up an exceptionally dynamic and entertaining Navy Leaguer, Dick Brown.  (see details below)  Dick is intimately involved with the local preparations for the commissioning of the USS New Mexico, which is a Virginia Class Attack Submarine currently under construction at Newport News, Virginia.  So for all you Surface and Aviator people, this will be an enlightening presentation into the world of Submarines.
    So set the date and time on your calendar for the 2nd of May at 11:30,  and come join us for both a great buffet and presentation by Dick Brown.  As in the past, the Courtyard would like a head count, so please let me know either by email or telephone (286-8934) of your intentions by Wednesday, the 25th of April.
    Oh yes, one final point of interest. the Chapter is still looking for a Vice President.
Have a great April,
Hank Schwartz

Dick Brown is a former submariner, having served on four submarines in the 1960s.  He qualified in submarines in 1963 on USS Barbero SSG-317, our first missile-carrying submarine, while on one of the first strategic deterrent patrols in the North Pacific and made four patrols in the Mediterranean as reactor operator on the Blue Crew of USS Lafayette SSBN-616.

Dick holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico.  He is past president of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Mexico and current president of the Governing Council of the Bataan Military Academy, the newest charter high school in the APS District.

In the Navy League, he serves as Rocky Mountain Region President and National Director, and is a member of the New Mexico Council and several Navy League national committees.  The Navy League is the civilian support organization for all of our sea services; that is, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S.-flagged Merchant Marine.

Dick spearheaded the New Mexico Council’s 5-year statewide grassroots campaign to convince the Navy to name the next Virginia-class submarine after the State of New Mexico.  The Secretary of the Navy officially announced his selection of USS New Mexico SSN-779 in a special naming ceremony in Albuquerque on December 6, 2004.  Mr. Brown currently chairs the Council’s USS New Mexico Committee which is preparing for the submarine’s christening and commissioning ceremonies.

Dick is a life member of the Navy League and an active member of the USS Albuquerque Committee, the Naval Submarine League and U.S. Submarine Veterans. 

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