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Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – November 2018

From The Desk Of The CO

Welcome back to our winter home at the Buffalo Naval Operations Center. Keep in mind this is a military facility and everyone must have identification to enter the NOSC.

Also this month we will be fitting you for your Blues, if you have blues try them on and make sure they fit. If they don’t please bring them in so we can do an exchange. If you have not been issued Blues you will fitted for them this drill.

You must RSVP to the Annual Banquet with payment at this drill. We need a head count for food. See RSVP form on page 7.

  • The Banquet is shaping up nicely with gift certificates, tickets to the Strong Museum, Buffalo Museum, BPO tickets, Old Fort Niagara, Signed Buffalo Bills Helmet! If you can donate a basket please bring it to November Drill.

Compliments;

LCDR Joseph Pawli



 

Recruitment Information

Remember each and every one of you is our best recruiter. If you would like to bring a friend/neighbor/relative who is interested in joining, let LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Shooting Information

Shooting will be on Thursday, 08 NOV. 18, at 1900.  10 cadets are needed.  Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change.  See the ENS Simone at drill if you want to sign up.  Must be 12 or older to attend shooting.

Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club

851 Sheridan Drive

Tonawanda, NY  14150

If your child has a physical coming up please make sure you have the doctor fill out a new Medical Exam & Supplemental form. We must have a current form on file for your child to be in the program. (Supplemental and Accommodation forms only need to be filled out by a doctor for those cadets with prescription or special needs all others just need the top portion filled out and signed by parent.)


HOLIDAY PARTY & AWARDS LUNCHEON

Knights of Columbus  December 1st 2018

Hi Everyone,

The Sullivan’s Division/Training Ship Little Rock annual Holiday Party and Awards Dinner is already shaping up to be a great event.  Here’s what we’ve planned so far.

  • Reservations may be made by calling LT Melanie Pawli at 892-0769 or by email at mdpawli@msn.com by November Drill.  Payment must be made when making reservations. Reservations are mandatory this year! CASH ONLY, NO CHECKS
  • Tickets are $10.00 per person (Children under 4 free.)
  • On December 1st , Cadets ,Staff & families are to arrive at The Knights of Columbus at 1530 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 @ 0930 am
  • We could still use a few more Basket donations for the Auction if you are able to bring a gift basket or monetary donations for our Chinese Auction to November drill it would be appreciated.
  • Lunch will start at 1245
  • Chinese Auction gift basket tickets and 50/50 Tickets will be sold.

Plan of the Day

1000 Arrival – Welcoming  Color Guard

1030    League Cadet Awards

1130    Break-Final Ticket Purchases

1200    RTC/ATC and Final Awards

POW Table

1245    Dinner

Chinese auction raffle

Closing remarks

1430 Clean Up

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Christmas Banquet RSVP form

Cadet Name ________________________________________

Number of tickets requested ____________ X $10.00=__________

Number of children under 4 _____________________________

Please return to LT Melanie Pawli at November Drill

Important Dates/Info

  • 04 NOV 18 – Navy Sabbath at St Joseph’s Cathedral located at 50 Franklin St.
    Buffalo, NY 14202; for those of you who signed up make sure your dress blues are squared away. You will report to the NOSC at your normal time and we will depart to the church at 0930. For any cadet wishing to attend the service can only do so if your parent is willing to drive you to and from the church as we do not have the adult staff to do so.
  • Joint drill with Canadian Cadets November 17th & 18th
    • Report 17 NOV18 at 0900
    • Location – Winona Rifle Range 656 Winston Rd. Grimsby, ON L3M4E8
    • Dismissal – 18NOV18 Time TBD
    • Please note Cadets will be in tents so pack accordingly. If it does get to cold there will be a heated place for the Cadets to move too. Uniform will be NWU’s. This is only for the 7 cadets that signed up for it. Remember your parents will be responsible for getting you there and back, also you will need to be able to cross the peace bridge with valid ID such as Birth Certificate and/or Enhanced Driver’s License ID.
  • December 1st – Annual Holiday & Awards Banquet Tickets are $10 per person.
    • Location will be the Knights of Columbus on Kenmore Ave
    • Everyone welcomed, money and RSVP is due by November Drill – This is a catered event.
    • For the parents that was willing to assist with the banquet, please reach out to Tina Zeck at TZECK120@GMAIL.COM as she is heading up the donations.

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – October 2018

From The Desk Of The CO

If you are interested in doing a Winter Boot camp your BMR needs to be completed. There are 2 winter Boot camps at this time that you can attend. Go to

http://homeport.seacadets.org/secure/TrainingList.aspx to check them out. If interested contact LT Melanie Pawli at mdpawli@msn.com or 892-0769 after 6pm.

Also during November’s drill we will continue the  PRT. If you did not complete the PRT or missed last drill this is your last chance to complete the PRT. DO NOT MISS THIS DRILL! If you miss this drill you will not be able to attend any training till the summer!



Recruitment Information

Remember each and every one of you is our best recruiter. If you would like to bring a friend/neighbor/relative who is interested in joining, let LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Shooting Information

Shooting will be on Thursday, 18 OCT. 18, at 1900.  10 cadets are needed.  Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change.  See the ENS Simone at drill if you want to sign up.  Must be 12 or older to attend shooting.

Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club

851 Sheridan Drive

Tonawanda, NY  14150 

If your child has a physical coming up please make sure you have the doctor fill out a new Medical Exam & Supplemental form. We must have a current form on file for your child to be in the program. (Supplemental and Accommodation forms only need to be filled out by those cadets with prescription or special needs)

BLUES

If you are in need of new dress blues please write down you dress white sizes on a chit to help expedite the distribution of new uniforms at November drill. If you have not received blues as of yet you will be fitted at November drill


HOLIDAY PARTY & AWARDS LUNCHEON

Knights of Columbus  December 1st 2018

Hi Everyone,

The Sullivan’s Division/Training Ship Little Rock annual Holiday Party and Awards Dinner is already shaping up to be a great event.  Here’s what we’ve planned so far.

  • Reservations may be made by calling LT Melanie Pawli at 892-0769 or by email at mdpawli@msn.com by November Drill.  Payment must be made when making reservations. Reservations are mandatory this year! CASH ONLY, NO CHECKS
  • Tickets are $10.00 per person (Children under 4 free.)
  • On December 1st , Cadets ,Staff & families are to arrive at The Knights of Columbus at 1530 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 @ 0930 am
  • We could still use a few more Basket donations for the Auction if you are able to bring a gift basket or monetary donations for our Chinese Auction to November drill it would be appreciated.
  • Lunch will start at 1245
  • Chinese Auction gift basket tickets and 50/50 Tickets will be sold.
  • For the parents that are willing to assist with the banquet, please reach out to Tina Zeck at TZECK120@GMAIL.COM as she is heading up the donations.

Plan of the Day

1000 Arrival – Welcoming

 Color Guard

1030    League Cadet Awards

1130    Break-Final Ticket Purchases

1200    RTC/ATC and Final Awards

POW Table

1245    Dinner

Chinese auction raffle

Closing remarks

1430 Clean Up

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Christmas Banquet RSVP form

Cadet Name ________________________________________

Number of tickets requested ____________ X $10.00=__________

Number of children under 4 _____________________________

Please return to LT Melanie Pawli at November Drill


Important Dates/Info

  • 04 NOV 18 – Navy Sabbath at St Joseph’s Cathedral located at 50 Franklin St.
    Buffalo, NY 14202; for those of you who signed up make sure your dress blues are squared away. You will report to the NOSC at your normal time and we will depart to the church at 0930. For any cadet wishing to attend the service can only do so if your parent is willing to drive you to and from the church as we do not have the adult staff to do so.
  • Joint drill with Canadian Cadets November 17th & 18th
    • Report 17 NOV18 at 0900
    • Location – Winona Rifle Range 656 Winston Rd. Grimsby, ON L3M4E8
    • Dismissal – 18NOV18 Time TBD
    • Please note Cadets will be in tents so pack accordingly. If it does get to cold there will be a heated place for the Cadets to move too. Uniform will be NWU’s. This is only for the 7 cadets that signed up for it. Remember your parents will be responsible for getting you there and back, also you will need to be able to cross the peace bridge with valid ID such as Birth Certificate and/or Enhanced Driver’s License ID.

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – September 2018

From The Desk Of The CO

Hope everyone has enjoyed their summer and got off to a great start in the new school year. Just a few more drills on the ship before the move to our winter home at the Buffalo NOSC.

 With having 6 weeks between drills I am looking forward to everyone bringing in class work. All of you who went to boot camp should be handing in Seaman Assignments; getting ready for your next promotion. If you are interested in doing a Winter Boot camp your BMR needs to be completed.

If your child has a physical coming up please make sure you have the doctor fill out a new Medical Exam & Supplemental form. We must have a current form on file for your child to be in the program. (Supplemental and Accommodation forms only need to be filled out by those cadets with prescription or special needs)



**Sea Bag List**

REMEMBER, even if it is not an overnight drill, you are still required to have a sea bag with the necessary contents.

  • Meals are $20 per cadet for Saturday and Sunday lunches. Please make sure you have your Exact change is preferred. Thank you.
  • Sneakers and PT gear.
  • NWU uniform and/or Dress Uniform
  • Pens and pencils, paper, and coursework
  • Shower gear – towel, soap, shampoo, brush/comb, deodorant.
  • Sleeping gear – sleeping bag/blanket, pillow, most cadets sleep in sweat pants and shirt.
  • Bring a jacket, it can get chilly at night and in the morning!

Recruitment Information

Remember each and every one of you is our best recruiter. If you would like to bring a friend/neighbor/relative who is interested in joining, let LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Shooting Information

Shooting will be on Thursday, 20 Sept. 18, at 1900.  10 cadets are needed.  Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change.  See the ENS Simone at drill if you want to sign up.  Must be 12 or older to attend shooting.

Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club

851 Sheridan Drive

Tonawanda, NY  14150


Important Dates/Info

  • September 15 & 16 – Drill
  • December 1st – Annual Holiday & Awards Banquet Tickets are $10 per person.
  • Location will be the Knights of Columbus on Kenmore Ave
  • Everyone welcome money and RSVP is due by November Drill – This is a catered event.
  • Drill dates for the rest of this year through most of 2019 will be out by October Newsletter.
  • For the parents that were willing to assist with the banquet, please reach out to Tina Zeck at TZECK120@GMAIL.COM as she is heading up the donations.

Parents:

Don’t forget to shop at Amazonsmile.com to help us raise funds. Just go there choose The Sullivans Division as your charity and shop as always. A small percentage of your purchase goes directly to the unit. No selling involved!

Also Division Challenge Coins are available for purchase for $10.00 per coin.

The Weekend Joint Drill with our Canadian counterparts that was scheduled for September has now been moved to November. We will keep everyone updated as we receive the information.  Remember your parents will be responsible for getting you there and back, also you will need to be able to cross the Peace Bridge with valid ID such as Birth Certificate and/or Enhanced Driver’s License ID.

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – August 2018

From The Desk Of The CO

BRAVO ZULU to all who attended Summer Training Looking forward to another great year in 2019!

August 11th – Annual Family picnic – $10 per family – we provide the meats and ask that if you can please bring a dish to share. You must RSVP by August Drill and turn in your money let us know if you can bring a dish to pass.

Fill out the form below.

Cadet Name:

How many Attending:

Dish to pass?

Also keep in the loop of events, drill dates etc. by using Remind!

Just text @Sullivansd to 81010



**Sea Bag List**

REMEMBER, even if it is not an overnight drill, you are still required to have a sea bag with the necessary contents.

  • Meals are $20 per cadet for Saturday and Sunday lunches. Please make sure you have your Exact change is preferred. Thank you.
  • Sneakers and PT gear.
  • NWU uniform and/or Dress Uniform
  • Pens and pencils, paper, and coursework
  • Shower gear – towel, soap, shampoo, brush/comb, deodorant.
  • Sleeping gear – sleeping bag/blanket, pillow, most cadets sleep in sweat pants and shirt.
  • Bring a jacket, it can get chilly at night and in the morning!

Recruitment Information

Remember each and every one of you is our best recruiter. If you would like to bring a friend/neighbor/relative who is interested in joining, let LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Shooting Information

Shooting will be on Thursday, 09 AUG 18, at 1900.  10 cadets are needed.  Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change.  See the ENS Simone at drill if you want to sign up.  Must be 12 or older to attend shooting.

Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club

851 Sheridan Drive

Tonawanda, NY  14150


Important Dates/Info

  • August 4 & 5 – Drill
  • August 11th – Annual Family picnic – $10 per family – we provide the meats and ask that if you can please bring a dish to share. You must RSVP by August Drill and turn in your money let us know if you can bring a dish to pass.
  • September 15 & 16 – Drill
  • December 1st – Annual Holiday & Awards Banquet Tickets are $10 per person.
  • Location will be the Knights of Columbus on Kenmore Ave
  • Everyone welcome money and RSVP is due by November Drill – This is a catered event.
  • I need the following assistance with the banquet. (4-6 parents)
  • Parents to mail out donation letters and collect baskets
  • Parents to help at the ticket table and with setup/tear down of food

Parents:

Don’t forget to shop at Amazonsmile.com to help us raise funds. Just go there choose The Sullivans Division as your charity and shop as always. A small percentage of your purchase goes directly to the unit. No selling involved!

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – July 2018

From The Desk Of The CO

Cadets, as you read this a group of your fellow shipmates are returning from Boot Camp! Make sure when you see them at July drill you congratulate them as I am sure they did a wonderful job representing the Sullivans Division.

Many of you are preparing to go on your training’s in July. Make sure everything is handed in and you get your training paid to secure your spot. If you are going to Buffalo Training please hand in paperwork and payment at Saturday drill if you have not done so. If you are coming back from RT DO NOT FORGET YOUR RECORD JACKET!!!!

There are still training’s open all over, remember you must do at least one training per year! Qualified Cadets who do not attend training reflect poorly on our inspection.

Also keep in the loop of events, drill dates etc. by using Remind!

Just text @Sullivansd to 81010

Please note as of 01 Jan 18 Dues are now $125 per year. 



**Sea Bag List**

REMEMBER, even if it is not an overnight drill, you are still required to have a sea bag with the necessary contents.

  • Meals are $20 per cadet for Saturday and Sunday lunches. Please make sure you have your Exact change is preferred. Thank you.
  • Sneakers and PT gear.
  • NWU uniform and/or Dress Uniform
  • Pens and pencils, paper, and coursework
  • Shower gear – towel, soap, shampoo, brush/comb, deodorant.
  • Sleeping gear – sleeping bag/blanket, pillow, most cadets sleep in sweat pants and shirt.
  • Bring a jacket, it can get chilly at night and in the morning!

Recruitment Information

Remember each and every one of you is our best recruiter. If you would like to bring a friend/neighbor/relative who is interested in joining, let LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Shooting Information

Shooting will be on Thursday, 12 July 18, at 1900.  10 cadets are needed.  Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change.  See the ENS Simone at drill if you want to sign up.  Must be 12 or older to attend shooting.

Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club

851 Sheridan Drive

Tonawanda, NY  14150


Important Dates/Info

  • July 7 & 8 – Drill
  • July – Buffalo Summer training July 21st – 28th
  • August 4 & 5 – Drill
  • August 11th – Annual Family picnic – $10 per family – we provide the meats and ask that if you can please bring a dish to share. You must RSVP by August Drill and turn in your money let us know if you can bring a dish to pass.
  • September 15 & 16 – Drill
  • December 1st – Annual Holiday & Awards Banquet Tickets are $10 per person.
  • Location will be the Knights of Columbus on Kenmore Ave
  • Everyone welcome money and RSVP is due by November Drill – This is a catered event.
  • I need the following assistance with the banquet. (4-6 parents)
    • Parents to mail out donation letters and collect baskets
    • Parents to help at the ticket table and with setup/tear down of food.

Parents:

Don’t forget to shop at Amazonsmile.com to help us raise funds. Just go there choose The Sullivans Division as your charity and shop as always. A small percentage of your purchase goes directly to the unit. No selling involved!

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – June 2018

From The Desk Of The CO

Training Season is HERE!

Training’s are here, if you have not received orders for a training that you want to attend email LT Melanie Pawli at mdpawli@msn.com with the training code so we can get you orders cut.

For those of you attending RT at Great Lakes, you will all need to report to supply to get the extra sets of NWU’s you will need. Please note these are on loan for the training & you will return the extra sets back to supply following your training.

Change of Command ceremony to be held for LCDR Redford of the Buffalo Naval Operations Center on 30 JUNE 2018, @ 0900 with reception to follow. We have been invited and if you would like to come please let LT M Pawli know as we need to RSVP for this event by the end of June drill. This is being held at the Buffalo NOSC.

Graduation will be held Sunday June 3rd at 1400, cadet may invite their family to attend.

Also keep in the loop of events, drill dates etc. by using Remind!

Just text @Sullivansd to 81010

Please note as of 01 Jan 18 Dues are now $125 per year.



**Sea Bag List**

REMEMBER, even if it is not an overnight drill, you are still required to have a sea bag with the necessary contents.

  • Meals are $20 per cadet for Saturday and Sunday lunches. Please make sure you have your Exact change is preferred. Thank you.
  • Sneakers and PT gear.
  • NWU uniform and/or Dress Uniform
  • Pens and pencils, paper, and coursework
  • Shower gear – towel, soap, shampoo, brush/comb, deodorant.
  • Sleeping gear – sleeping bag/blanket, pillow, most cadets sleep in sweat pants and shirt.
  • Bring a jacket, it can get chilly at night and in the morning!

Recruitment Information

Remember each and every one of you is our best recruiter. If you would like to bring a friend/neighbor/relative who is interested in joining, let LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Shooting Information

Shooting will be on Thursday, 07 June 18, at 1900.  10 cadets are needed.  Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change.  See the ENS Simone at drill if you want to sign up.  Must be 12 or older to attend shooting.

Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club

851 Sheridan Drive

Tonawanda, NY  14150


Important Dates/Info

  • June 2 & 3 – Drill – Sunday will be graduation. We invite parents and close family of our graduates to attend. Ceremony will start at 2 pm.
  • June 9 & 10 Niagara Falls Air Show – (You have to RSVP for this event to LCDR Pawli or LT Pawli)
  • June 16th – Fraternal Order of the Eagles Color Guard – Report time @ 1115.
  • June 30th Change of Command Ceremony for LCDR Redford @ 0900 at the Buffalo Naval Operation Center (you had to have RSVP to attend)
  • July 7 & 8 – Drill
  • July – Buffalo Summer training July 21st – 28th
  • August 4 & 5 – Drill
  • August 11th – Annual Family picnic – $10 per family – we provide the meats and ask that if you can please bring a dish to share. You must RSVP by August Drill and turn in your money with the dish you will bring.
  • September 15 & 16 – Drill
  • December 1st – Annual Holiday & Awards Banquet Tickets are $10 per person. I need the following assistance with the banquet.
  • Parents to mail out donation letters and collect baskets
  • Parents to help at the ticket table and with setup/tear down of food

Parents:

Don’t forget to shop at Amazonsmile.com to help us raise funds. Just go there choose The Sullivans Division as your charity and shop as always. A small percentage of your purchase goes directly to the unit. No selling involved!

Looking for a galley cook for drill weekends. If you can make the commitment please contact LT Melanie Pawli at 716-892-0769 or mdpawli@msn.com for more details.

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – May 2018

From The Desk Of The CO

Back to the Ships!

This month we are back at our summer home at the Buffalo Naval Park. These drill weekends we stay overnight on the ships so please make sure you pack a proper sea bag. You are ordered to pack all your uniforms and bring to them to drill. This means I want your Dress Blues, Dress Whites, NWU’s, and all accessories packed. We are doing a complete inventory on what everyone has. You will also be fitted for your Dress whites at this time. (See further in the newsletter for what you will need for your overnight)

Parents, there is a mandatory meeting in the ward room regarding trainings being held at 0800 Saturday morning. This will explain how to request a training and what you need to do! This is very important as training can fill quickly. If your child already sees a training on Homeport please email me the details and I will get them signed on. Instructions on how to do so were handed out last drill and emailed to all parents.

Cadets you will not be able to sign up for ANY TRAININGS TILL YOUR PRT IS COMPLETED! We will be running the mile run first thing in the morning so I can cut orders for trainings. You will also not be able to attend a training unless you have an updated MEDICAL EXAM, this is the one the doctor signs. See further in the newsletter for a complete list of those who need it ASAP. Remember you must attend at least one training per year. Failing to do so can have you removed from the program. I expect everyone to be at drill sharp and ready as we have lots to accomplish!

Change of Command ceremony to be held for LCDR Redford of the Buffalo Naval Operations Center on 30 JUNE 2018, time TBD. We have been invited and if you would like to come please let LT M Pawli know as we need to RSVP for this event. This is being held at the Buffalo NOSC. We will find out the time ASAP and will update you.



**Sea Bag List**

REMEMBER, even if it is not an overnight drill, you are still required to have a sea bag with the necessary contents.

  • Meals are $15 per cadet for Saturday and Sunday lunches. Please make sure you have your Exact change is preferred. Thank you.
  • Sneakers and PT gear.
  • NWU uniform and/or Dress Uniform
  • Pens and pencils, paper, and coursework
  • Shower gear – towel, soap, shampoo, brush/comb, deodorant.
  • Sleeping gear – sleeping bag/blanket, pillow, most cadets sleep in sweat pants and shirt.
  • Bring a jacket, it can get chilly at night and in the morning!
  • Females Bring a Bristle Brush, Comb, Gel/Hair Spray or Leave in Conditioner (SGT Ortiz will be going over how to do female hair on 05MAY in the CPO Mess off the Mess Deck of the Little Rock.)

Recruitment Information

Remember each and every one of you is our best recruiter. If you would like to bring a friend/neighbor/relative who is interested in joining, let LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Shooting Information

Shooting will be on Thursday, 10 MAY 18, at 1900.  10 cadets are needed.  Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change.  See the ENS Simone at drill if you want to sign up.  Must be 12 or older to attend shooting.

Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club

851 Sheridan Drive

Tonawanda, NY  14150


Important Dates/Info

  • May 5 & 6 – Drill
  • The 73rd Battle of the Atlantic Memorial
    • Location: Navy Hall 305 Ricardo St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
    • Date: Sunday May 6th 2018
    • Report Time: 1030 @ Naval Park
    • Please NOTE – This event is in Canada and you will be required to have a parent escort you to and from this event, due to the restrictions of crossing the border. Also this event is happening over our drill day so we will be excusing early to attend this event. Parents may pick up their cadet at the Naval Park and proceed to the Venue.
  • Armed Forces Week Ball
    • Location: Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, NY 14043 Date: Saturday, 12 May 2018
    • Report Time: 1730
    • Please note this is a Sea Cadet Only event – We need 10 Cadets
  • Salute to Armed Forces Ceremony
    • Location: Riverworks
    • Date: Sunday, 20 May 2018
    • Report Time: No Later than 1130
    • Please note we will need at least 5 people for the Color Guard
  • June 2 & 3 – Drill – Sunday will be graduation. We invite parents and close family of our graduates to attend. Ceremony will start at 2 pm.
  • July 7 & 8 – Drill
  • July – Buffalo Summer training July 21st – 28th Family picnic TBD
  • August 4 & 5 – Drill
  • August 11th – Annual Family picnic – $10 per family – we provide the meats and ask that if you can please bring a dish to share. You must RSVP by August Drill and turn in your money with the dish you will bring.
  • September 15 & 16 – Drill

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – April 2018

From The Desk Of The CO

April Showers
This will be our Last Drill at NOSC Buffalo and we will be moving our supplies to the ships on Sunday. Drop off and pick-up will be at the NOSC so there is no confusion as to where to pick up your cadet.
Our Color Guard Season is Ramping up; see below for the list of events coming up quickly.

1. Sandy Beach Yacht Club Opening Day
a. Location: Sandy Beach Yacht Club, Grand Island, NY
b. Date: April 29th 2018
c. Report Time: No Later Than 0830
Please note this is a League Cadet ONLY event – We need at least 4 – 5 cadets

2. The 73rd Battle of the Atlantic Memorial
a. Location: Navy Hall 305 Ricardo St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
b. Date: Sunday May 6th 2018
c. Report Time: 1030 @ Naval Park
d. Please NOTE – This event is in Canada and you will be required to have a parent escort you to and from this event, due to the restrictions of crossing the border. Also this event is happening over our drill day so we will be excusing early to attend this event. Parents may pick up their cadet at the Naval Park and
proceed to the Venue.

3. Armed Forces Week Ball
a. Location: Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, NY 14043 Date: Saturday, 12 May
2018
b. Report Time: 1730
c. Please note this is a Sea Cadet Only event – We need 10 Cadets

4. Salute to Armed Forces Ceremony
a. Location: Riverworks
b. Date: Sunday, 20 May 2018
c. Report Time: No Later than 1130
d. Please note we will need at least 5 people for the Color Guard


On a somber note; LCDR Kenneth Hall passed away 25March2018. LCDR Hall was a very staunch supporter of our program and also our Division. He was also a cadet under the Command of LCDR Charles T. Alaimo. LCDR Hall Served numerous years for our Division starting as the supply officer and working his way up through the Ranks. He is also credited for initiating our national summer training held aboard the USS Little Rock. Towards the end of his career he was still very Active as 031 Empire Assistant Regional Director under LCDR Steve Adams. We will be dedicating this summer training in honor of LCDR Hall and all his
accomplishments. You will be missed Sir!

Fair winds and Following Seas.
Stand easy as we have the Watch.


APRIL IS THE PRT
Hope everyone is ready for the PRT, remember you must pass to attend a training! Also as a reminder it is mandatory that all cadets attend one training a year, failing the PRT or not attending a training can get you terminated from the program.


Shooting Information

Shooting will be on Thursday, 12 APR 18, at 1900. 10 cadets are needed. Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change. See the ENS Simone at drill if you want to sign up. Must be 12 or older to attend
shooting.
Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club
851 Sheridan Drive
Tonawanda, NY 14150



Important Dates/Info
• April 7 & 8 – Drill – Move to the NOSC
• May 5 & 6 – Drill
• June 2 & 3 – Drill – Sunday will be graduation
• July – Buffalo Summer training July 21st – 28th, Family picnic TBD
• August 4 & 5 – Drill
• September 15 & 16 – Drill

Parents:
Don’t forget to shop at Amazonsmile.com to help us raise funds. Just go there choose The Sullivans Division as your charity and shop as always. A small percentage of your purchase goes directly to the unit. No selling involved!

Also keep in the loop of events, drill dates etc. by using Remind!
Just text @Sullivansd to 81010

Looking for a galley cook for drill weekends. If you can make the commitment please contact LT Melanie Pawli at 716-892-0769 or mdpawli@msn.com for more details.

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – March 2018

From The Desk Of The CO

Another winter training has come and gone. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and took something away from it. I know I had a great time.

The Shriners Circus is coming up 17 MAR 2018  and we are doing only one show and need 8 people for color guard/security detail. If you are interested please call SN Fallon to see if there are any available slots left and for complete details. Please note you will be there the entire show and doing dual duty.

Inspection was a great success, the unit looked great and I could have not been prouder to be your CO.

Parents remember you must have valid ID to enter the NOSC.

Please note as of 01 Jan 18 Dues are now $125 per year.

The Sullivans Division – “We Stick Together”



Recruitment Information

Remember each and every one of you is our best recruiter. If you would like to bring a friend/neighbor/relative who is interested in joining, let LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Shooting Information

Shooting will be on Thursday, 08 MAR 18, at 1900.  10 cadets are needed.  Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change.  See the ENS Simone at drill if you want to sign up.  Must be 12 or older to attend shooting.

Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club

851 Sheridan Drive

Tonawanda, NY  14150



Important Dates/Info

  • March 3 & 4 – Drill
  • April 7 & 8 – Drill
  • April is usually the month we do our annual pancake breakfast. I will update everyone as soon as I have full details.
  • May 5 & 6 – Drill
  • June 2 & 3 – Drill – Sunday will be graduation
  • July – Buffalo Summer training July 21st – 28th Family picnic TBD
  • August 4 & 5 – Drill
  • September 15 & 16 – Drill

    Parents:

    Don’t forget to shop at Amazonsmile.com to help us raise funds. Just go there choose The Sullivans Division as your charity and shop as always. A small percentage of your purchase goes directly to the unit. No selling involved!

    Also keep in the loop of events, drill dates etc. by using Remind!

    Just text @Sullivansd to 81010

    Looking for a galley cook for drill weekends. If you can make the commitment please contact LT Melanie Pawli at 716-892-0769 or mdpawli@msn.com for more details.

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – February 2018

From The Desk Of The CO

Annual Inspection!!!

This is an ALL HANDS/ Mandatory Drill. 

We will have a formal Inspection on 04FEB2018 at 1430 on the drill deck at the NOSC.

Parents are invited to attend; new parents are encouraged to attend so you can experience the Annual Inspection.

Saturday will be our final chance to square away any uniform issues that might have arisen over the past month (which we should not have any).

Remember uniforms must be perfect, shoes shined, neckerchiefs ironed and rolled tight with a perfect square knot, covers bright white & NO White socks in the Dress Blue Uniform.

We will be joined by LCDR Steve Adams who is our Regional Director, USN Retired CDR Wayne Sorrentino who is our Navy League Council President. USCG Retired Capt. Brian Roche who is the Executive Director of the Buffalo Naval Park.

Reminder Winter Training is Right Around the corner. All Orders & Training Fees $125.00 are due 03FEB2018 right after muster. We will be joined by 2 cadets from upstate NY units; so those attending this training I expect you to make them feel welcome; when we are up at the park in the cold weather.

Parents remember you must have valid ID to enter the NOSC.

Please note as of 01 Jan 18 Dues are now $125 per year.

The Sullivans Division – “We Stick Together”




**Sea Bag List**
REMEMBER, even if it is not an overnight drill, you are still required to have a sea bag with the necessary contents.

  • Meals are $10 per cadet for meals. Please make sure you have your money. Exact change is preferred. Thank you.
  • Sneakers and PT gear.
  • NWU uniform and/or Dress Uniform
  • Pens and pencils, paper, and coursework

Recruitment Information
Remember each and every one of you is our best recruiter. If you would like to bring a friend/neighbor/relative who is interested in joining, let LT J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Shooting Information
Shooting will be on Thursday, 08 FEB 18, at 1900. 10 cadets are needed. Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change. See the Midshipman  Simone/LT J at drill if you want to sign up. Must be 12 or older to attend shooting.

Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club
851 Sheridan Drive
Tonawanda, NY 14150


Important Dates/Info

  • February 3 & 4 – Drill and date for inspection – All hands event NO EXCEPTIONS ON THIS EVENT.
  • March 3 & 4 – Drill
  • April 7 & 8 – Drill
  • April is usually the month we do our annual pancake breakfast. I will update everyone as soon as I have full details.
  • May 5 & 6 – Drill
  • June 2 & 3 – Drill – Sunday will be graduation
  • July – Buffalo Summer training July 21st – 28th Family picnic TBD
  • August 4 & 5 – Drill
  • September 15 & 16 – Drill

    Parents:

    Don’t forget to shop at Amazonsmile.com to help us raise funds. Just go there choose The Sullivans Division as your charity and shop as always. A small percentage of your purchase goes directly to the unit. No selling involved!

    Also keep in the loop of events, drill dates etc. by using Remind!

    Just text @Sullivansd to 81010

    Looking for a galley cook for drill weekends. If you can make the commitment please contact LT Melanie Pawli at 716-892-0769 or mdpawli@msn.com for more details.