Community Values and Traditions                                                                    

The Navy Supply Corps Foundation Board of Directors has approved a program to support the mission – to perpetuate the values, traditions, and history of the Supply Corps. The Foundation shall pursue its mission by providing services and programs related to recruiting, training and development, transition, recognition, financial support, family support, camaraderie and commemoration to the Supply Corps community. 

In this regard, the Board has established the Community Values and Traditions (CV&T) program and set aside funding to subsidize an annual community gathering for each of the regional chapters.

The specific purpose of the CV&T program is to support new, different activities by local chapters to build stronger relationships between all elements of the Supply Corps community, including active, reserve, retired and former officers as well as families and friends.

The community gatherings may be in the form of picnics or similar type get-togethers that include members, spouses, significant others, children and friends of the local chapter. The idea is to recognize and support the entire Supply Corps community in each respective area. This is not a program to support Birthday Balls and like events.

To apply for a funding from the CV&T Program, the chapter president should provide an e-mail to the Chapter Relations Committee Chair, CDR Trev Sterling, providing the following information:

• a description of the function
• where it will be held
• an estimate of number of participants by category, i.e., members, spouses, significant others, children and friends
• an estimate of the cost
• the portion of the cost requested from Foundation

When publicizing an approved CV&T event, we ask that the chapter credit the Foundation’s support of this event in all communications materials by noting, “This event is made possible by funding from the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Community Values and Traditions program.” In addition, we ask that the Foundation be provided with feedback in the form of photos, cut lines and a short article for use on the Foundation’s web site and in The Oakleaf. We want to highlight the goodness of these community gatherings. 

The Foundation looks forward with pleasure to providing this annual monetary support to enhance local esprit de corps and chapter enrichment events throughout the Supply Corps community.