The 1st Reunion of the Navy Lithographer's Assn is history. 27 of us old timers, including 1 active duty LIC and a recently retired LIC were in attendace along with 19 others; i.e. wives, friends etc. We expect a newsletter out in March 99. It will be sent to the 165 folks we currently have names and address for.
Presently I'm, as NLAs Secretary/Treasurer, working on
handling the large amount of paper work that alway comes with starting
a new group.
The guys at Daytona Beach decided that for the time being, dues for the association would be on a donation basis. The suggested amount is $10.00 a year. All of the men at the 1st reunion donated. The need is to build up some funds in the treasury, most to fund postage.
We are pleased to announce the re-activation of the Navy Lithographer's Association and to ask you to have your name added to our association mail list.
History: In early 1969, "the Navy Lithographers’ Association is (was) just a fancy name for some LIs in the Washington, DC area that wanted some way to get in touch with their friends and keep up with what's going on in the rate. It stated with some "beer 'n" bull" sessions and some family picnics for LIs in the Washington area, retired and quitters as well as active duty personnel".
The above paragraph was quoted from the April 1969, edition of a directory published by the Navy Lithographer's Association. Two more Navy LI Association directories were printed, in June 1969 and September 1969. There were four or five get-togethers; and then the group rather vanished, when Tom Bellwood, the association coordinator was reassigned to a ship on the West Coast.
Present: Several retired LIs, including Al Wigandt in Virginia, Julian Dracon in Colorado, Freeman "Buddy" Baker in Florida and Dick Henbest in Oregon, have on occasion talked about starting up the Navy LI Association, and having reunions. This page is an effort to bring life back to the group.
Using an old journalist "who, what, why, when, where, and how" saying; here is the proposal.
WHO: The Navy Lithographer's Association
WHAT: A group of Navy and and Marine Corps personnel, who are/were Lithographers (LIs) during naval service; and who are now retired, on active duty, in reserve status or individuals who were LIs, but did not have a Navy/Marine Corps career. Spouses and interested family are encouraged to participate.
WHY: To hold reunions on a regular basis for social and fraternal purposes.
WHEN: As a start, hold a one or two day reunion once every year or two.
WHERE: In an area where a sizable number of LIs live or it is convenient for them to travel to. At an East Coast site to begin; then a year later, at a West Coast spot.
HOW: We need to locate individuals who are interested in the Navy LI Association. We will create a computer data base and, through networking, develop a list of names/addresses, publish and mail communications (such as the web, announcements, proposals, plans, reports etc.) and provide ongoing record storage.
This page can be printed and the form below filled out. Please feel free to make copies of this form and pass it along to any LI who you feel might be interested in the Navy Lithographers’ Association and mail to: Navy Lithographers’ Association, c/o Julian Dracon, 6671 S. Race Circle W., Littleton, Colorado 80121
I desire to have my name added to the Navy Lithographers’ Association mail list.
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