VADM Tofalo Cancels August 9th Visit; Hale & Farewell Held
Our principal speaker for the August 9th dinner meeting, VADM Joseph Tofalo, Commander, Submarine Forces, had to cancel his visit to NSB Kings Bay the day before the event due to a last minute meeting called by the new Secretary of the Navy, Richard V. Spencer.
Admiral Tofalo was disappointed, as were we, and expressed his desire to reschedule the visit as soon as convenient to renew his friendships and share with us the latest news from the world of submarines.
We did not cancel the dinner, and used the opportunity to recognize many of the NSB Kings Bay leadership who will be departing in the next few months:
As part of the program, RADM Crites, commanding officer, Submarine Group 10, brought everyone up to date on happenings at the waterfront and other updates that impact the base and our community.
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Vice Admiral Joseph E. Tofalo, Commander, Submarine Forces, Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic, Commander, Allied Submarine Command, will be visiting Kings Bay in August and has agreed to speak to a combined meeting of the Camden - Kings Bay Navy League Council and The Camden Partnership. VADM Tofalo served as commander of SubGroup 10 from 2011 to 2013, and is well know to many Navy Leaguers.
The event will be held on Wednesday August 9th beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a reception followed by dinner and the Admiral's remarks.
Dinner menu, catered by Master Chief Brimley, will be:
- Garden Salad w/Dressings
- Roast Pork loin w/
- Chicken Caprice
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Seasoned Green Beans
- Honey Glazed Carrots
- Dinner Rolls w/ Butter
- Tea, Lemonade and
The dinner meeting will be held at Crooked River State Park, Shelter No. 2, 6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway (7 miles north of St. Marys on Georgia Spur 40). The normal $5.00 parking fee is waived for attendees thanks to Marty Klumpp and the "Friends of Crooked River State Park".
The cost to attend is $25.00 per person. Reservations must be made no later than Thursday, August 3rd.
To RSVP for this special event, please mail the names of the people in your group, and your check made payable to "Camden - Kings Bay Navy League," to:
103 Hallowes Drive South
St. Marys, Ga. 31558
Also, we need 4 - 5 Navy Leaguers to step up and volunteer to help with set up for the event and tear down afterwards. To lend a hand, please contact Cheryl Aston.
Space is limited so please mail your RSVP today!