The 3rd Reunion since 1998 was held and enjoyed by all those attending. Due to the horrific events of September 11th some of our shipmates were unable to attend. Others were able to take alternate modes of transportation and make the reunion.
We met each morning for breakfast in the hospitality room to eat and swap sea stories. Although somewhat subdued the greeting of old buddies is as always a great deal of pleasure. Of course the swapping of sea stories went on late into the evening and got better with each telling. Fellow shipmates from the Sea Fox, the Sea Robin and the Odax joined us.
Friday we gathered, along with Sea Fox and Sea Robin for our Reunion Dinner and Business Meeting. The meeting was called to order by Ron Waldron. George Breault led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Frank Lister gave the opening prayer. After dinner Ron Waldron presided over the meeting as well as being the Master of Ceremonies. He brought greetings from Admiral George P. Steele. Also, unable to attend but sending greetings were Bob "Tiger Scheide, our Web Master and Secretary/Treasurer, Gordon Wentzell and Frenchy LeClair. He also gave an update on former CO's Norman Emerson and Jerry Jordan.
Ron read summary of events since the last reunion. We have gained about 400 new names, many of which we have been located. We presently have names of about 1200 who served on SSN584 and we have located 685 of them. Of those we have found, 48 are deceased.
Treasurer's Report was read. John Pendleton was our auditor. Motion was made and approved to accept the report.
Captain John Peters was our guest speaker. He gave us a brief history of the United States
Submarine Navy and spoke of the qualifications required to serve. Captain "Uncle Lew" Neeb, a former Commanding Officer of the Sea Fox spoke briefly on serving on Sea Fox.
Captain Richard "Doc" Morin read a poem entitled "Final Patrol" and spoke on the sadness of the events of the past week. Whitey Davidson reported on those on Eternal Patrol from the Sea Fox.
Nominations of Officers for 2002 and 2003 were made and accepted. Your new Officers of the Alumnae Association are Patrick Raffety, President, Dave Cornell, Vice President and Bob "Tiger" Scheide, Secretary/Treasurer. Bob will remain as Web Master and Ron Waldron will continue to maintain the Data Bank.
A vote was taken on the date and location of the next Seadragon Reunion. It was unanimous that we would convene in Reno, Nevada in conjunction with the USSVI Annual Convention in 2003. More information will be promulgated as it develops.
All business being conducted, we went on to hold the 50/50 drawing which Gunner Nelson won. Several door prizes were awarded to those in attendance.
A few people took advantage of the opportunity to speak to the gathering.
Frank Lister of the USS Sea Fox offered a closing prayer.
The meeting was adjourned and the swapping of sea stories resumed in the hospitality room.
2001 SEADRAGON (SSN584) REUNION ATTENDEES
ANDREW KEN LCDR 58-60
BAIRD JIM TM2 59-61
BAKER LYLE MM1 66-70 PAT
BAKER PHILIP IC2 63-66 NANCY
BARLOW PAUL ETR2 60-63 SHIELA
BOBBITT BERT LT 59-61 AMY
BREAULT GEORGE ETC 61-66 JULIA
BROOKS ED (HARNISH GUESTREPLACED GLEN HEROLD)
CLARK BILL JOC 59-62
COLLINS PAT ENCS 62-65
CONNORS TOM SKCM 59-61 CAROL
CORNELL DAVE MM1 58-62 JO ANN, RON
DAHLKE DOUG MM1 73-77 CATHY
FOSTER VIRGIL MMC 59-61 CHICK
GALLAGHER MIKE IC2 66-71
GANSON MIKE EM2 63-64
GANT MITCHELL EM2 66-70
GRUENHAGEN JERRY MMCS 66-69 MARCIA
GURLEA LARRY MM2 72-75 ROXY
HARNISH DAVE QMC 65-67
HOLBERT RICHARD ENCS 62-65
HUGHES DAVE ET2 72-76 MARLENE
JACKSON ROGER STS2 74-76 MARY
LeCLAIR PHIL TMCS 59-63 ROSEMARIE
MEGAW KEN ETR2 62-64 KAREN
MORIN RICHARD CAPT 59-62 JOAN
NELSON GUNNER MM2 73-76 MARYANNE
OAKLEY CRAIG STS2 73-75 LUANN
PETERS JOHN CAPT, JOAN (GUEST)
PHILIPPS PHIL LCDR 59-63 OPAL
RAFFERTY PATRICK ETR2 62-64
ROBERG LYLE SOSSN 62-63 MARTY
RYAN PATRICK ETCM 61-62 LYNNE
SEID BILL IC1 62-68 DEE
STAFFORD FRED ENCS 58-60 DOLLY
STRONG JAMES CAPT 59-62
STUBBS RED EMC 60-63 MYRNA
WAGNER FERN LCDR 59-60 SARA
WALDRON RON LCDR 59-61 FLOSSIE
WANNAMAKER DON (HARNISH-GUEST)
WARNKE LARRY TM1 62-64 JANNEL
WHITMER TOM IC1 60-65 TRENNA
WILSON HAROLD, BECKY (GUEST)
WILTSHIRE KEN LCDR 69-71 BARB
WRIGHTAM GEORGE ETCS 61-63
YAHL RICH EM2 73-74
(79 Members & Guest attended Reunion74 Members & Guest attended Reunion Dinner)