Dear Fellow Supply Corps Officers and Friends,
We hope you and your families are healthy, safe and enjoying summer. Please take a few minutes to read the July issue of the Foundation's new eNewsletter which includes three important topics related to our Community.
What's New: Transition Program
If you have not been to the Foundation’s Transition webpage recently, you will see that we updated the Resume section with some great resume development and cover letter tools from ResumeBuilder.com. These tools will help active duty military and veterans craft the perfect cover letter and resume to assist in a successful transition to the civilian sector. ResumeBuilder.com has a detailed guide that will walk you through every step of creating an effective military-to-civilian cover letter and resume, from choosing the correct format, to avoiding red flags that may cost getting that dream job.
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Membership Update Campaign
Have you moved? Recently married? New email? Update your contact information on the Foundation website now! We are working hard to maintain accurate membership records in order to ensure your connection to a local Chapter and our Supply network--wherever you live. Also, keeping your Foundation membership profile current will bring timely Supply News and Community information to you and your family through mail and email. Can't remember your login information? Call (706) 354-4111. Remember, membership is free! Stay in touch with our Supply Community.
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Supply Corps & Operation Unified Response Photo Collage Video
In March 2022, the Foundation sponsored a Webinar and panel discussion on the Navy Supply Corps and Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE. We are excited to provide a video collage of the humanitarian relief efforts led by the Supply Corps officers who played a critical role across the theater and who were on the ground and offshore during the crises.
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We thank our generous donors for continuing to enhance the lives of our Supply Corps Community through your contributions to the Foundation. Whether you’ve supported us in the past or you’ll be a new donor in 2022, your donations are vital to the successful operations of the programs and services we offer to our Supply Corps Family. Please take a moment and make a donation to the Foundation today!
If you have any questions or comments, please email Executive Director CAPT (ret) Dan Pionk at email@example.com
Speaking of achievers, the Supply Community is full of them! Read about the Volunteer and Chapter of the Year award winners on page 9, meet new Spouse Representative Lydia Koh on page 12, and join our Staff Hail & Farewell as we thank longtime Administrative Assistant Cindy Inglett and welcome new Executive Assistant Teresa Hood on page 13.
Starting on page 14, Members tell their Supply Corps story, in their own words. CAPT (ret) Bob Rodine and LCDR (ret) Glenn Munkres are just two of the many Members who have shared their stories with us. On page 17, History buff CAPT (ret) Donald Hoffmann continues his discovery of the Navy’s first Purser, in part 2 of 3.
As exemplified in this issue, our Supply Corps Family’s connection crosses generations. On page 22, LCDR Garrett Bond introduces us to a group of WWII, Korea and Vietnam Veterans in his article on the Honor Flight Program. Then we hear from LCDR (ret) Zenobia Shepherd and learn of RADM Kristin Aquavella’s compassion and kindness in the wake of a family tragedy. And, don’t miss the photo of a special meeting between two SUPPOs on page 18!
Each issue of The Oakleaf brings our Community together, as we share memories of our past and create opportunities for new experiences. What would you like to contribute to The Oakleaf? Active, retired, reserve, former and family members are encouraged to submit articles, pictures, news and updates to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep submissions limited to 300 words and two images with captions. Ready to share your Supply Corps story? Email email@example.com or call (706) 354-4111 to learn how your memories can become a part of the Supply Corps archives.
Thank you for your gifts of time and money. Your generosity supports this newsletter and our Foundation programs across the globe. Contributing is easy! Donate online and encourage all who have ever worn the Oakleaf of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps to register as a Member, or update membership contact information online now. Enjoy the Summer issue of The Oakleaf!
Board Members serve a minimum three-year term, beginning each calendar year. The Foundation holds two annual Board Meetings in the Spring and Fall, though much of the Board's work and communication is managed virtually. You can view the Foundation’s current Board of Directors and Committees here.
The Foundation is particularly interested in welcoming new Board Members to enhance the Board's diversity and strengthen the Foundation. The Foundation is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are also looking for potential Board Members who may have experience with strategic planning, strategic communications, and development, as well as experience serving on other non-profit Boards.
If you are interested in serving our Community but do not wish to be on the Board, additional opportunities are available for non-Board volunteers to support our Committees. Volunteering with a Committee is a great way to share your talents while enhancing the Foundation's programs and services.
Finally, we are also seeking a senior member of the Supply enlisted community to serve as an ad hoc, non-voting Director. Please reach out to your contacts who may be interested in this opportunity.
If you are interested in becoming a Board Member or have any questions about the Board of Directors, please contact the Foundation’s Executive Director CAPT (ret) Dan Pionk at ExecutiveDirector@usnscf.com or (202) 956-8229.
Join us in congratulating all our awardees!
Follow us on social media to meet our recipients and watch for the Summer issue of The Oakleaf for more details on this year's Scholarship board.
Click here to see the full list of scholarships awarded and to learn how you can be a part of this program!
The 2021 Volunteers-of-the-Year are:
LCDR Lauren Peters from the Hampton Roads Chapter. Lauren raised $4,929 in chapter funds as golf tournament lead, hosted monthly networking gatherings, developed JO mentorship program on Postgrad, OpTour selection, home/life balance. She also reinvigorated Spouses Social and lead multiple community relations efforts, including Toys for Tots.
LCDR Nick Mader from the Philadelphia Chapter. Nick organized Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Run ISO CAPT Titus, Feast of
Justice food bank support, participated in the Scholarship package review (National Support), ran Adopt a Highway and re-invigorated
community participation. He also was the captain/organizer of the Dragon Boat race team.
LT Terry Hogan from the Mechanicsburg Chapter. Terry organized golf tournament ISO 144, raising $12K, led greater Harrisburg beautification project, Paulus Orchard volunteer efforts, Young Professionals of Harrisburg – various beautification and food bank efforts.
LT Derek Fleming from the San Diego Chapter. Derek led Virtual Mentorship Panel with 100+ attendees, facilitated virtual Spouse event, led Golf Tournament fundraiser with 80+ players. He also contributed to the Children School events and supported plannning efforts to NAVSUP FLC San Diego to host OP Roadshow.
The 2021 Chapters-of-the-Year are:
Hampton Roads (President CAPT Tommy Neville)
Monthly networking/social gathering (virtual and in-person)
JO mentorship program on Postgrad, OpTour selection, home/life balance
3 Spouse Socials
“Beat Army” Holiday Party w/RDML Ott
Support to local shelters, mission ministries, and warehouse/yard cleanup. Led coat and food drives.
$1K in toys ISO Toys for Tots
Formalized Habitat for Humanity partnership for future collaboration.
Local HR Flag Football Coaching Partnership
Mechanicsburg (President CAPT Joe Peth)
Training with Industry professional development (partnership w/Home Depot)
Annual Golf Tournament
OP Roadshow and mentorship events
Emblematic sales of $470
Lebanon VA Hospital support to veterans for Navy birthday.
Paulus Orchard Partnership to mitigate local food insecurity
$1K in toys ISO Toys for Tots
Patuxent River (President CAPT Matt Brickhaus)
Holiday party ISO 80 people
4 professional development events ISO 120 people
5 hail and farewells ISO 117 people
Senior Guest Speaker Series (transition support, NSS-S) ISO 92 people
393 cumulative community support hours, increasing MoM as HPCON lifted.
156 contact youth sports coaching hours
66 religious support hours
20 hours of veteran event support
106 elderly/disabled minor repair hours
Golf tournament supporting 80+ players
San Diego (President CAPT Brian Anderson)
4 no-host flag socials ISO chapter members
Annual Golf Tournament
Golf tournament supporting 80+ players
Senior SC Officer Leader Panel PRODEV
Philadelphia (President CDR Matt Duncan)
Weekly socials, PRODEV Events.
226th Virtual Birthday Ball viewing party; HPCON delayed 227th in May
First-ever NSCF holiday party with family, international officers
First CAPT John D. Titus Award for fostering military/civilian relations…partnered with Col. (ret) Tom Manion, Travis Manion Foundation
Feast of Justice food bank support
Int’l Dragon Boat Regatta Cresencz Cup Winners
CAPT John Titus memorial run…direct partnership with Travis Manion Foundation
Renaming ceremony and Memorial Day wreath laying for Abington War Memorial
Adopt a Highway expanded in Center City, PA
Community Craft Fair supporting $3.2K fundraising
Each of these Chapters devoted significant time, energy, and passion to serve our Supply Community and further the mission of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation. Congratulations to all!
There are many outstanding volunteers across the Foundation’s 39 Chapters. All Chapters are encouraged to identify exceptional volunteers for the 2022 Volunteer-of-the-Year Award, as well as nominate your Chapter for 2022 Chapter-of-the-Year. The due date for 2022 nominations is April 1, 2023. For more information on the nominating process, please email our Recognition Committee Chair.
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