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In response to current events and in keeping with ensuring the safety of our membership and guests, Navy League Dallas Council is suspending all meetings, luncheons, and events until further notice.

We encourage all of our members and guests to stay safe and well. As soon as things return to more normal state, we will send out notices for future meetings. Please keep our members and those we support in the sea services around the world in our prayers.

Barry Brown
NLDC President

 

TBD

The Neuroscience Laboratory for Veterans, University of Texas Dallas

Mr. Tyler Rawlinson, Director of the University of Texas Dallas Neuroscience Laboratory for Veterans

Friday, TBD, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Buffet Lunch - $30.00
Park City Club
RSVPs due by noon Wednesday, TBD

Mr. Rawlinson will speak about the new testing and treatment center for veterans with mental health issues stemming from combat.

 

 

 

 

 

TBD

The Texas Navy: their vital role to maintain and defend the independence of the Republic of Texas

ADM Tim Weiland, Texas Navy

Friday, TBD, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Buffet Lunch - $30.00
Park City Club
RSVPs due by noon Wednesday, TBD

 

 

 

 


Past Monthly Meetings

March 2020

“Naval Lessons from the American Revolution”

Cancelled

In response to current events and in keeping with ensuring the safety of our membership and guests, Navy League Dallas Council is suspending all meetings, luncheons, and events until further notice.

We encourage all of our members and guests to stay safe and well. As soon as things return to more normal state, we will send out notices for future meetings. Please keep our members and those we support in the sea services around the world in our prayers.

Barry Brown
NLDC President

Friday, March 27, 2020
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Marc Liebman, Citizen Sailor, Businessman and Author

Marc will talk about the Continental Navy’s contribution to forcing the British to leave the Colonies. He will also share Four Lessons from the Revolutionary War that were true in 1776 – and are still true in 2020!

What you’ll learn:
In 1775, our Founding Fathers declared war on England which, at the time, was the richest and most powerful country in the world with the best equipped Army and Navy. What you’ll learn is how the new Continental Navy fared against overwhelming odds to contribute to Britain’s decision to end the war. From the conflict, our leaders learned four key lessons that were applicable during the American Revolution that still apply today.

Download Mr. Liebman's bio (PDF) here.

 

February 2020

"WWII on a Destroyer in the Pacific."

Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

B. J.’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
4901 Beltline Rd., Dallas, TX 75254

Appetizers - $5.00/person; cash bar

C. C. Collie, an active member of the Dallas Council, was a Communication Officer on the USS Blue DD 744 during World War II. During the war he served under Fleet Admiral William Frederick “Bull” Halsey and Admiral Raymond Ames Spruance. Two of the most significant battles of the Pacific Theatre were the Battle of Midway and the Battle of the Philippine Sea. For his service, C. C. received 7 battle stars. C.C. has graciously agreed to share some of his experiences at our next Happy Hour. You don’t want to miss this!

C.C. Collie is a long-time resident of Dallas and is retired from banking and real estate development. C.C. has been a member of Park Cities Rotary since 1987. He served as District Governor of Rotary District 5810 in 1985-86 and also 1987-88. He is an active member of the Dallas Navy League.

 

January 2020

“A Journey to Remember”

Friday, January 31, 2020
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Park City Club
5956 Sherry Lane, Suite 1700 Dallas, TX 75225

Buffet lunch - $30.00 payable online, below, or at the door.
Please reserve your place by Wednesday, January 29.

David C. Alford grew up in Dallas and graduated from Skyline High School in 1976. He attended Baylor University and Baylor University School of Law, graduating in 1982. Since that time he has lived and practiced law in Waco, Texas. He is a partner with Pakis Giotes Page and Burleson, P.C. David and his wife have been married 38 years, have three grown children, one grandchild, and another on the way. David has been an active member of the Dallas Council Navy League for many years and serves on the Board of Directors in the position of Judge Advocate.

Many long-time Dallas Council members will remember fondly our late member, Charlie Alford. Charlie was a WW II veteran who recounted his combat experiences at a Council meeting several years ago.

In summer 2018 his son David, David’s wife, sister and brother-in-law visited the anniversary celebrations of the D-day invasion. This past summer they returned to travel Charlie’s footsteps from London, to Normandy, and the end of the war in Berlin. David will share that journey with us on January 31 with personal accounts and photographs. This is a journey you don’t want to miss!

Please reserve your place by Wednesday, January 29.

 

December 2019

Holiday Happy Hour

Revisiting Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

Thursday, December 5, 2019
6:00-7:30 pm

Prestonwood Country Club, The Creek
15809 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75248

RSVP please, by Tuesday, December 3, 3:00 p.m.
Cash Bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres

RSVP needed!

Thomas K. Kimmel, III (“T.K.”) is the oldest great grandchild of Admiral Husband E. Kimmel. He will share the most recent events in the Kimmel family's ongoing journey seeking the Admiral's rank restoration.

ADM Kimmel was commander in chief of both the United States Fleet and the United States Pacific Fleet at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

T.K. is currently a partner in an investment firm specializing in distressed assets. T.K. Has been in the credit and collection industry for more than 20 years. Over this period of time, T.K. has been responsible for the placement, sale, and resolution of more than $8 billion in outstanding receivables. T.K. joined the Equipro / Security Credit Services team in 2010. T.K. has been recognized and awarded as a top revenue generator by numerous issuers and investment firms including one of the top 25 largest banks in the world. His experience translates to all verticals of our industry including banking and retail, commercial, healthcare, student loan, fintech, and telecommunication. It is this experience that has supported his ability to be open minded and creative, all in an effort to get a deal done that works for both sides.

RSVP please, by Tuesday, December 3, 3:00 p.m.
Cash Bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres

November 2019

Annual November Fundraising Dinner 2019

Dinner tickets must be purchased by noon, Wednesday, November 6th. Dinner tickets MUST be pre-paid.


October 2019

VR-59

Meet VR-59, based in Fort Worth at the NASJRB – our adopted unit! Just returned from a deployment, the Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, and the Command Master Chief will have a lot to tell us about their missions.

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Fifty-Nine (VR-59) is Navy League Dallas Council's adopted squadron. The unit consists of 250 sailors and airmen who operate the latest Navy logistics aircraft, the C40A Clipper. VR-59 is stationed at NAS Forth Worth JRB.

October is Navy Month!

Friday, October 25, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Park City Club
Buffet Luncheon - $30.00

September 2019

September is Sea Cadet month!

In honor of Sea Cadet month, we will hear from Sea Cadet adult leadership as well as two outstanding cadets reporting on their exciting summer trainings.

Speakers: Sid Willis; Commanding Officers of the three Sea Cadet units we sponsor; two cadets to tell us about their summer trainings.

Friday, September 27, 2019, 11:30 am -1:00 pm

Park City Club
Buffet Luncheon

August 2019

August is U.S. Coast Guard Birthday month
Maritime Speaker Series Luncheon

Friday, August 30, 2019 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Gleneagles Country Club
5401 W. Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093

CAPT Jackie Twomey, Maritime Safety Unit, Port Arthur, TX, will brief us on the changing and challenging missions of the Coast Guard, as well as an update on Sector Houston Galveston.

Captain Jackie Twomey returns to MSU Port Arthur after serving as the Detachment Chief of the Coast Guard National Towing Vessel Center of Expertise Detachment Chief, from June of 2015 until May of 2017. The NCOE maintains trained experts in the towing vessel industry to serve as in-house consultants to the Coast Guard and as participants in technical forums and decision-making collaborations, providing technical advice to both the industry and the Coast Guard, and to increase and maintain the Coast Guard’s collective competency and capacity to professionally engage with the towing vessel industry.

Captain Twomey was previously the Executive Officer of Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur, which includes the third busiest port, the third largest petrochemical complex and the busiest Strategic Port of Embarkation for Military Outload operations in the United States from 2012-2015. 164 personnel served at MSU Port Arthur performing marine inspections, marine casualty investigations, oil spill response, law enforcement, contingency planning, waterways management, vessel traffic management, administration, supply and medical functions.

Captain Twomey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1989. She sailed as a licensed engineer for the U.S. merchant fleet and upgraded her license to Second Assistant Engineer of Steam and Motor Vessels of Unlimited Horsepower. In 2006, she graduated from the University of Michigan, earning a Master of Engineering degree in Concurrent Marine Design and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Operations Engineering.

July 2019

Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43) Happy Hour

The Dallas Council of the Navy League of the United States
Invites you to join us in commemorating the
Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)

Thursday, July 18, 2019
5:30 TO 6:30PM

BJ’S Brewhouse
4911 Beltline Road, Dallas, TX 75254

LIGHT SNACKS PROVIDED BY THE COUNCIL CASH BAR AVAILABLE

June 2019

Cancelled

May 2019

Maritime Speaker Series Luncheon

May 17, 2019 11:30AM - 1PM
Gleneagles Country Club
5401 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093

Buffet Luncheon - $30

 

RADM Michael Rodriguez, USMS
Superintendent Texas A&M Maritime Academy

RADM Mike Rodriguez is a 1979 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. After graduation, he sailed as a ship’s officer aboard US-flag vessels for 17 years.

In 1997, Mike returned to Kings Point as an Academy Training Representative, supervising the shipboard assignments and training of hundreds of the Academy’s midshipmen. He also taught undergraduate business and several courses in maritime operations to military and industry professionals.

Click here to read the full biography.

 

Col Michael Edward Fossum, USAFR (Ret)
Chief Operating Officer, Texas A&M University at Galveston Vice President, Texas A&M University Executive Professor of Maritime Administration, Texas A&M University at Galveston

Michael E. Fossum was selected as the Chief Operating Officer for the Galveston campus and Vice President of Texas A&M University (TAMU) beginning March 1, 2017 following his retirement from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – Johnson Space Center (JSC) in January 2017.

Click here to read the full biography.

 

 

 

April 2019

Battle of the Coral Sea (May 1942) – The first air/sea battle in history

Thursday, APRIL 11, 2019
5:30 TO 6:30PM

BJ’S BREWHOUSE
4901 BELTLINE ROAD, DALLAS, TX 75254

LIGHT SNACKS PROVIDED BY THE COUNCIL
CASH BAR AVAILABLE