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Merchant Marine/Maritime Industry. The Great Unknown. Pacific Central Region Activities WRT MM/MI. Background: No Navy or Marines – only recruiters; Coast Guard overload Encouraged councils to “get involved” with MM/MI –

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Merchant Marine/Maritime Industry

The Great Unknown


Pacific Central Region ActivitiesWRT MM/MI

Background: No Navy or Marines – only recruiters; Coast Guard overload

Encouraged councils to “get involved” with MM/MI –

Alameda Council adopted MARAD with help of Alameda’s Mayor Bev Johnson; welcomed Cape Orlando; schmoozed Keystone State; sponsored MARAD participants at council golf tournament

Stockton Council (Pacific Division) adopted Golden Bear (CMA)

Region meeting hosted a MM/MI panel Sep 2005


MM/MI Activities (cont)

Sacramento Council in particular:

  • Sponsored the Grant Union School District Maritime Technologies Program

  • Increased NL membership through Grant Union contacts, AMMV, Port of Sacramento, and SS Jeremiah O’Brien

  • Feted and celebrated MM veterans at National Maritime Day salute on 22 May

  • Rededicating bell and plaque from USS Sacramento at the Sacramento Maritime Monument on 2 Sep 06

    Merchant Marine Committee at Region level –

  • Keep councils informed about each others’ MM/MI efforts

  • Keep councils informed about national’s MM/MI efforts by National Merchant Marine/Maritime Committee


MM/MI Activities (cont)

Merchant Marine Council (in process) –

  • Perhaps first ever “affinity group” council in Navy League

  • Emphasis on community education

  • Emphasis on informing local maritime community of state and congressional legislative efforts

  • Candidate members – SUP, MEBA, PCMC, Port of SF, AMMV, other Northern California maritime unions, shipping companies, and agents, as well as any interested person/organization

  • Selling point: No single voice for the maritime industry except the Navy League!

  • Near term mission – Get Legislative Alerts back on track!


Recognition of Region Activities

  • Seapower Magazine – Dec 2005 edition

    • “Pacific Central Region Works to Build Merchant Marine Support”

  • AMMV News Winter 2006 edition

    • Carried Seapower Dec 2005 PCR article

    • Carried John Panneton’s “A Maritime Policy for Our Sea Services”


MM/MI Community Education Activities

  • 12 Aug 2003Los Altos Rotary, Los Altos, CA

  • 22 Sep 2003Stockton Council NLUS, Stockton, CA

  • 12 Nov 2003Alviso Rotary, Milpitas, CA

  • 03 Dec 2003Foster City Rotary (emphasis on Navy League), Foster City, CA

  • 13 Dec 2003Fresno Council NLUS, Fresno, CA

  • 14 Jan 2004Alviso Rotary (emphasis on Navy League), Milpitas, CA

  • 19 Nov 2004Milpitas Chamber of Commerce, Milpital, CA

  • 21 Jan 2005Contra Costa Council NLUS, Martinez, CA

  • 31 Jan 2005Milpitas Rotary, Milpitas, CA

  • 05 Apr 2005Central California Council NLUS, Avila Beach, CA

  • 05 May 2005Contra Costa Kiwanis, Martinez, CA

  • 08 Jun 2005Rossmoor Republican Club, Rossmoor, CA

  • 14 Jun 2005Santa Clara County Council NLUS, Palo Alto, CA

  • 24 June 2005Pacific Coast Maritime Consortium (emphasis on Navy League), San Francisco, CA

  • 28 Jun 2005West Contra Costa Council NLUS, Richmond, CA

  • 19 Aug 2005San Mateo Rotary, San Mateo, CA

  • 06 Apr 2006Fairfield Kiwanis, Fairfield, CA

  • 17 May 2006US Merchant Marine Just Compensation Committee, (American Merchant Marine Veterans) Santa Rosa, CA

  • 13 June 2006Santa Clara County Council NLUS, Palo Alto, CA (Update)

  • 17 Jun 2006National Association for Uniformed Services, Atwater, CA

  • 11 Dec 2006Peninsula Roundtable, San Mateo, CA


MM/MI Presentation Preparation

Sources of information for slides:

  • National MM Committee (VADM Herberger, chair)

  • NL Maritime Policy 2006-2007

  • Sea Power Magazine

  • MARAD, MSC websites and links to Transportation Institute website

    Word of mouth invitations to speak

  • Rotary, Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, Roundtable, NL Councils, AMMV

    Gear – Laptop and Projector; screen, blank wall or tablecloth provided by organization


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