Helping Hands

 

IN THE EVENT OF A DEATH here is a nine page listing of helpful information: Useful Information for Death of Alumnus.  Click here to view as a pdf.

Many thanks to Steve Andres '67 for compiling this document.

LOCAL CHAPTER ADVISER PROGRAM

In 2019 the USNA Alumni Association is piloting the Local Chapter Advisor Program (LCAP) as a new tool for local chapters to engage new Alumni shortly after their graduation/commissioning.
 

In 2019 the USNA Alumni Association is piloting the Local Chapter Advisor Program (LCAP) as a new tool for local chapters to engage new Alumni shortly after their graduation/commissioning.

In March members of the class of 2019 who are interested in having Chapter support at their first permanent duty station signed-up as part of their registration in the Alumni Mentoring Program (AMP).  Shortly after graduation, our Chapters will be provided the contact information of the forty-seven new officers who have requested advisors.  Depending on the community, it may be several weeks or months before they arrive here in San Diego.

Mike Philbrook, the Area Coordinator for the Blue and Gold Officer Program has stepped up to serve as the San Diego Chapter LCAP Program Leader.  The Chapter is looking for volunteers to serve as Chapter Advisors who will be paired with new officers after graduation.

Chapter Advisors and new officers mutually drive their relationship.  The role of the Chapter Adviser is to assist new officers in all aspects of getting around and settled into living and working at their first permanent duty station.  This can include the basics such as lodging and commute, auto, transport and parking, and local protocols for liberty/activities/partying/dating.  The Chapter Adviser may assist with networking and local contacts, engage new officers in Chapter events and activities, sporting events, dinners and gatherings, guest speakers’ events, and other ad-hoc events and activities.  

In getting started Chapter Advisors will be asked to contact new officer(s) assigned directly via phone and follow-up email shortly after pairing.  They will ascertain how they can help and tailors the relationship to the needs of the new officer.  It is suggested that they host a welcome dinner or lunch upon their arrival.  It is encouraged that the advisers introduce the new officers to the Chapter network, contacts, activities/events, etc.  Finally, the Chapter Advisers will be asked to provide feedback on the program.

If you are interested in participating as a Chapter Adviser please contact Mike Philbrook at Michael.philbrook@1983.usna.com.  

VETERAN LINKS:

Here is a large list of Veteran's websites provided though Randy Bogle: Click here to view as a pdf.

EXTENDED BRIGADE INITIATIVE

Do you know of a classmate or shipmate in need of a ride to a monthly lunch or other chapter activity?

Do you know of a classmate or shipmate who recently has had a set back or lost a spouse that could use a call or some help?

The Extended Brigade Initiative is a pilot program established by the Naval Academy Alumni Association-San Diego Chapter to provide assistance by alumni for fellow alumni in the following areas:

  • Rideshare Program. Provide a carpool service for alumni who want to attend USNAAA functions but cannot drive or do not have transportation.
  • Weekly Assistance. Provide help to alumni that need assistance in general everyday living such as getting groceries, need transportation to medical appointments due to injury, illness. (Or injury or illness of spouse or family member).
  • Natural Disaster. Assist alumni that are about to be displaced or have been displaced by California wildfires or mudslides by transporting household items or pets or providing a temporary place to stay.
  • Other. Visit or host alumni who will be spending the holidays alone and have no immediate family in the area. Visit alumni who live in an assisted living facility, get no visitors and would enjoy nothing more than trading ‘When I was a mid…’ stories.

These are only several examples. Four years at the Naval Academy forged a common bond among all of us. The ability to rely upon one another does not end at graduation, transfer, or retirement from the Navy.

If you need a ride to USNAAA events, need weekly or one-time assistance, would enjoy a visit from someone who had a real plebe year.

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If you know of a fellow alumnus that could benefit from this program, please contact:

Charles Carey, ’70
ccarey@cfc-sandiego.org
w: 858-636-4116

If you are interested in volunteering and helping fellow alumni, please e-mail the EBI representatives with your name, class, address, graduation class, and contact information. Here are some ways to help:

  • I am willing to provide fellow alumni a ride to the USNAAA-San Diego Chapter monthly meetings.
  • I will be attending the Navy Lacrosse Game on 11 March and am willing to provide fellow alumni a ride.
  • I will be attending the San Diego Crew Classic on 1-2 April and am willing to provide fellow alumni a ride.
  • I am interested in volunteering for the Extended Brigade Initiative and am willing to help depending on the situation. Please keep me informed.