Decklog 21 October '23

21 October 2023

Hawkbill Base Address:

Scott Ullsperger

1181 Kortnee Drive

Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

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Base Commander:     Ross Carroll – Firth 208 520-1112         Senior Vice Commander: Gregg Smith – Idaho Falls        208-357-8524

Secretary- Treasurer:                   Junior Vice Commander:

Scott Ullsperger-Idaho Falls               Darrell Pfannenstiel

208-520-2199                                     208-5234695 

Our Creed:

“To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country. That their dedication, deeds, and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments. Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of America and its Constitution.

Next Hawkbill Meeting: 

Saturday, 18 November 2023 at the Blackfoot Elks Lodge.

Last Meeting:  

Saturday, 16 September 2023 at the Blackfoot Elks Lodge.

Present were:

Ross Carroll                      Ed Mower

Marty Sattison                   Denny and Beverly Kemp      

    George Riddle                     Fred Kovach

Darryl Pfannenstiel           Tony and Wanda Anderson

Mike Baker                        Steve Cole

Gene Summers                 Scott Ullsperger

Lange Morrison                 Don Hulse

George Riddle                   Sven Berglowe  

Jason Clough                    Doug and Pauline Stutzman

Joe Jensen                       Ralph Van Lieu

Woody Reed                     Gregg and Lisa Smith




Old Business:

USS Idaho Committee – The christening is currently scheduled for

March 2024.

Gregg Smith indicated that members should visit the HAWKBILL website and to join the Facebook and Instagram pages. More visits to the sites will improve overall internet visibility. PayPal and Venmo are now available on the website to allow for electronic donations and dues payments.

New Business

Ross and Scott will contact the Arco Mayor and attend an Arco city council meeting and nominate Ellie Signor as an honorary submariner.

Scott is putting together a plaque order for Arco.  Anyone interested contact Scott.

A vote was taken concerning raising the Hawkbill annual dues for 2024 to $20.00, the raise was approved.

Scott discussed it is time to start submitting dues payments for 2024 for both the club and national.  Dues for 2024 are $35.00 for National and $10.00 ($@) after January 1st) for the Hawkbill base.  Please indicate through a call or Email that you are submitting your payment.

Ross discussed our participation in last year’s Pocatello Veterans Day parade and asked who was interested in participation again this year. The parade is scheduled for November 4th.  The float needs to be there at 0830 with the parade starting at 1100.  The weather forecast is much warmer than last year with a projected high of 50.

We plan on having a fall 2024 BBQ, a chairman and committee members are needed.

Ross briefly discussed the club member survey that 14 members took in September.  More members took the survey this month and we will cover it at the next board member meeting.

Scott will be submitting the annual insurance payment of $25.00 to USSVI national in October.

The Southeast Idaho Homeless Stand Down is Saturday October 28th, 2023, 8-11 AM. They are in need of volunteers to help setup for the event, to help during the event itself, and to help clean up afterwards. If you (or any groups) are available to help make this crucial community event happen, please sign up at the following link:
Slots are available for Friday and Saturday!

The Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen Needs You!
And, thanks to the generous donation of a fresh pint of beer from Idaho Brewing Company, you can have a great time with friends while helping your community. 
Just bring a donation of non-perishable food items to Idaho Brewing Company on Saturday, November 11th anytime from 3pm until 7pm and receive a delicious pint of your choice!
Most needed items are 
canned corn
canned green beans
canned sliced peaches
cream of mushroom soup
Please be generous. 

All persons donating to the Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen during this event can enter to win a pair of tickets to the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest (Saturday, June 1st, 2024.

Financial Report:

Balance                                                     $ 10,479.48

Camp Magical Moments                         $ 2,127.31

USSVI (50/50)                                            $   835.00

USSVI Dues                                                $     50.00

Brick purchase                                           $     35.00

Balance                                                      $ 7,432.17


During recent events attended by the Hawkbill base members such as Brew at the Zoo it was noted we needed a banner or some other method of identifying who we were.   Marty Sattison showed examples of available banners.  A motion passed to purchase a banner and table.  The purchase of the banner and table will be discussed at the next base board meeting.

Scott reminded everyone to give him an updated E-mail if you are not receiving anything from the Hawkbill secretary.

50-50:  $80 won by Don Hulse which he donated to the Hawkbill base and $80 is for the Dolphin Scholarship fund.

Boats Lost in October

USS 0-5 (SS 66)

USS S-55 (SS 155)

USS Wahoo (SS 238)

USS Dorado (SS 248)

USS Shark (SS 314)

USS Tang (SS 306)

USS Seawolf (SS 197)

Ross provided more information concerning the boats lost during the tolling of the boats.

Prayer List

Tom Tomlinson




Schedule of events

October28Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen8:30 or 11IF Soup Kitchen
October28SE Idaho Homeless Stand-down8-11 AMReed Gym at ISU
November4Veterans Parade8AMPocatello
November6Ray Henken Memorial Service11AM 
November10Veterans Day Gala6 PMPocatello ISU Student Union
November18HAWKBILL Meeting1300Blackfoot Elk’s Lodge
November11Soup Kitchen Donation Event3-7 PMIdaho Brewing Company
December16Santa Crawl Idaho Falls
January13HAWKBILL Meeting1300Blackfoot Elk’s Lodge