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September 20, 2014



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Seattle Navy League is a recognized non-profit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions are tax deductible as otherwise provided by law.

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2014 NAVY LEAGUE CONVENTION
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The Navy League of the United States held their annual convention in San Diego on June 24-29, 2014. Members of the Seattle Council attending included Seattle Council VPs and National Directors, Mark Haller & Tom Jaffa, and National Director and Seattle Council Past President, Diane Jaffa.

PHOTO: National Director Tom Jaffa, National Director and Seattle Council Past President Diane Jaffa, and National Director Mark Haller

Prior to the convention, members attended tours of local Coast Guard and Navy assets. The various Navy League Committees met to provide annual reports including: Coast Guard Affairs, Communications, Development, Navy Affairs, Legislative Affairs, Youth Programs, Investment, Merchant Marine Affairs, Proxy, Foundation, Sea Services Panel, and Marine Corps Affairs.

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2014 SEATTLE ARMED FORCES DAY
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For the fifth year, members of the Puget Sound Coalition of Military Support Organizations partnered with the Museum of Flight to honor our Active Duty Service Members, Reservists and Members of the National Guard on Armed Forces Day (May 17, 2014).

The Organizing Committee includes representatives of the Air Force Association, Seattle Navy League and Association of United States Army - whose Founding Members created this event and the Coalition in 2010.

This year's event featured a performance by the Todd Beamer High School Air Force JROTC Drill Team; Presentation of the Colors by the Joint Honor Guard from the University of Washington ROTC and Keynote by Marine Corps pilot, Capt Brian A. "Catcher" Jordan, USMC recipient of the British Distinguished Flying Cross (This was also the kickoff to the Museum's "Stories of Courage" Summer Speakers Series).

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WELCOME ABOARD! 
Greetings! Thank you for your ongoing support of the Seattle Council's efforts to support the Sea Services, the Men and Women who serve and their Families. Your support is important and appreciated.

Please join us on March 5th at the Columbia Tower Club for our Council's Annual Installation of Officers & Council Awards Banquet. This will be a special night as we thank outgoing Council President, Diane Jaffa, for her three years as Council President (plus one other prior year as President) and induct Dan Neilsen as our new President. (FYI- Diane will continue in her role as Executive Director.)

At this event we will also thank the 2012 Volunteer Leadership Team and induct the 2013 Team. Along with hosting and honoring outstanding Sea Services Representatives, we will honor some special volunteers and sponsors. (Please let me know if you wish to help us sponsor Sailor, Marine & Coastie attendees.)

Please stay tuned for additional information and also check out out this website.

Click here for a note from incoming President, Dan Neilsen. Please join with us in pledging your support as he becomes our next President.

Thank you

Warmest Regards,

Tom Jaffa

Congratulations to Diane Jaffa, Seattle Council President and Executive Director, on receiving the Superior Public Service Award from the Honorable Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, at our Annual Coast Guard Night Dinner.



4th Annual Armed Forces Day     May 18th, 2013
Museum of Flight in Seattle
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The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 with the encouragement and personal funding of President Theodore Roosevelt.

The Navy League is unique among military oriented associations in that it is a civilian organization dedicated to the education of our citizens, including our elected officials and the support of the men and women of the sea services and their families.

You need not  have served in the military to be a member of the Navy League.

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Council News 
NAVY LEAGUE - The Next Generation
Former Seattle Council Intern and now Board Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator for 2014 Seattle Fleet Week Public Ship Tours conducts our first Volunteer Orientation Session at the Seattle World Trade Center, where the Seattle Navy League has its office.


Meet Our
New Intern,
Ellie!
Kyle has now been helping Tom & Diane Jaffa, Seattle Fleet Week Event Co-Chairs, for 4 years.

Kyle, the former State President of FBLA, was recruited by Tom Jaffa who served on that board for six years and was quite impressed with Kyle who is now a Senior at the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
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CUTTER POLAR STAR CHANGE OF COMMAND
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Seattle Navy League leaders and Intern attend the Change of Command
from CAPT George Pellissier to CAPT Matt Walker on 7/17/14.
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TODAY IN US NAVY HISTORY 


TEN-TIME RECIPIENT
of the National Navy League
Outstanding Council Award
2002 through 2012

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