The Tom Toby Squadron met on Jan. 5, 2016 for the bi-monthly meeting at the usual place, Christies Seafood, in Houston. We had about 40 Admirals and guests in attendance.
Jim Bevill presented a talk on Commander Moore of the Texas Navy and his compliments. Thanks to Jim for a great speech.
The Officers for this year are: Commander: Admiral Ron Brown; Vice Commander: Admiral Jeff Corbin; Executive Officer: Admiral John Martin; Treasurer: Admiral Jim Fatheree; Secretary: Admiral Paul Powell; Chaplain: Admiral Joe Davidson; Past Commander: Admiral Curt Osborne
Our next meeting is March 1, 2016 at Christie Seafood on Westheimer, in Houston. The speaker will be the Honorable Jerry Patterson. We are all excited to hear from him. Everybody is invited to attend.
We are already gearing up for Texian Navy Day. This year it is planned to be held on board the Tall Ship Elisa, permanently docked in Galveston. It will be held on Sept. 17, 2016 at 11:00 am. We will be auctioning off a ride on the Elisa. Stay tuned for additional information.
We have been in touch with the Sea Scouts and the Coast Guard for their participation. It should be a great day and ceremony. We're trying to keep up the tradition started by Past Commander Curt Osborne. We enjoyed our relationship with TNA Past President Admiral Bill Turner. I hope we can do as well as they did.
Fair Winds and Calm Seas
Admiral Ron Brown