All Hands on Deck for a Busy March!

All Area Alumni –
Sometimes we control the calendar and sometimes it controls us.  March is a mixture of both phenomena, but it adds up to a busy month for your USNA community.  We wanted to give you a heads up on all the exciting events ahead for your participation –
Wednesday, 4 March (1800-1930) – Monthly chapter meeting – Tate’s Pizza, West Shore Blvd, Tampa
Sunday, 8 March (1200-1500) – Candidate Information Picnic, Picnic Island Park in south Tampa.  See the chapter website to sign up (no cost).    We time this event to coincide with USNA spring  break, so  we get several current Midshipmen (hopefully including members of the USNA Parachute Team) to attend and “recruit”.  We need max alumni to do the same, plus grilling and event support.  Come on out – free food included!
Thursday, 12 March (1900-2100) – The USNA Glee Club will perform a concert at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W. Platt St., Tampa.  The Glee Club is spending their spring break in Florida, and is coming over from Orlando for this one-night special event.  No charge – come on out for an inspiring evening of music.  The public is invited – bring your family, friends, and neighbors!
12-15 March – The Players’ Championship Golf Tournament, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – the tournament sponsors are offering free and discounted tickets to veterans for this prestigious golf tournament.  Steve Swift sent out sign-up information within the last few days.
Saturday, 28 March – All Service Academy Lightning Game – we will be leading the charge to attend the Lightning versus the New York Rangers with Army (and Air Force if they send anyone) alumni.  Looks like $104 for the ticket and all you can eat and drink for 2 hours before the start of the game.  Save the date and look for reservation info shortly.  If you know you are in now – please send your confirmation to Steve Swift at
And as long as you have your calendar out, please note 7 May – the date of the annual Army-Navy golf match.  We will return to the Vinoy Golf Club in St. Pete to retain the championship trophy.  Sign-u[ info will be available well  before the event.
So mark your calendar and join your shipmates for fun and service.  We look forward to seeing you.  BEAT ARMY!
Chris Heath ‘72
Chapter President