"Virginia Beach Br-166 News" 


Branch President

Sha'ron D Martin


      As I reflect on the past year, I am aware of those who have been by my side and helped this branch continue to move forward and grow. My thoughts turn to each of your contributions, and our steady progress. I would like to say, "Thank You", and wish each of you and your family a very "Merry Christmas".

Sha'ron D. Martin  


Branch Vice-President
Gregory J. Ciaccio


                    This gift is small in comparison to all you have given to the Branch this year. With a grateful heart, I say," Thank you for your dedication and the warmest wishes for a happy holiday season."


                                                                                                                                                                              Gregory Ciaccio                                                                                                                                                                                      


Branch Secretary:
PRPEC Ray E. Santee:

  Having Shipmates like you is the reason for the Branches success, Please accept my very,"Best Wishes", for a happy and safe Holiday Season.

                                                                                                                                     Ray E. Santee

Branch Treasurer
PRPEC Ray E. Santee:

1.  For a detailed report of the treasurer, contact the branch treasurer. No report will be published on the web site.

2. The Branch has established a seperate account for the TCC Scholarship and those funds are available upon request from the Branch Treasurer.

3. The scholarship fund purchased a one-year c d.

4. TCC Scholarship fundraising volunteers needed

5. Christmas is fast approaching think of ways to enjoy our Gala Fund.



William E. Combs:

The Rules:

  • Point of Privilege:
  •  Pertains to noise, personal comfort, etc. - may interrupt only if necessary!
  • Parliamentary Inquiry:
  •  Inquire as to the correct motion - to accomplish a desired result, or raise a point of order
  • Point of Information:
  •  Generally applies to information desired from the speaker: "I should like to ask the (speaker) a question."
  • Orders of the Day (Agenda)
  • A call to adhere to the agenda (a deviation from the agenda requires Suspending the Rules)
  • Point of Order:
  •  Infraction of the rules, or improper decorum in speaking. Must be raised immediately after the error is made
  • Main Motion
  • Brings new business (the next item on the agenda) before the assembly
  • Divide the Question
  • Divides a motion into two or more separate motions (must be able to stand on their own)
  • Consider by Paragraph:
  •  Adoption of paper is held until all paragraphs are debated and amended and entire paper is satisfactory; after all paragraphs are considered, the entire paper is then open to amendment, and paragraphs may be further amended. Any Preamble can not be considered until debate on the body of the paper has ceased.
  • Amend:
  •  Inserting or striking out words or paragraphs, or substituting whole paragraphs or resolutions
  • Withdraw/Modify Motion:
  •  Applies only after question is stated; mover can accept an amendment without obtaining the floor
  • Commit /Refer/Recommit to Committee:
  •  State the committee to receive the question or resolution; if no committee exists include size of committee desired and method of selecting the members (election or appointment).
  • Extend Debate
  • Applies only to the immediately pending question; extends until a certain time or for a certain period of time
  • Limit Debate:
  •  Closing debate at a certain time, or limiting to a certain period of time
  • Postpone to a Certain Time:
  •  State the time the motion or agenda item will be resumed
  • Object to Consideration
  • Objection must be stated before discussion or another motion is stated
  • Lay on the Table:
  •  Temporarily suspends further consideration/action on pending question; may be made after motion to close debate has carried or is pending
  • Take from the Table:
  •  Resumes consideration of item previously "laid on the table" - state the motion to take from the table
  • Reconsider:
  •  Can be made only by one on the prevailing side who has changed position or view
  • Postpone Indefinitely
  • Kills the question/resolution for this session - exception: the motion to reconsider can be made this session
  • Previous Question
  • Closes debate if successful - may be moved to "Close Debate" if preferred
  • Informal Consideration: Move that the assembly go into "Committee of the Whole" - informal debate as if in committee; this committee may limit number or length of speeches or close debate by other means by a 2/3 vote. All votes, however, are formal.
  • Appeal Decision of the Chair:
  •  Appeal for the assembly to decide - must be made before other business is resumed; NOT debatable if relates to decorum, violation of rules or order of business
  • Suspend the Rules:
  •  Allows a violation of the assembly's own rules (except Constitution); the object of the suspension must be specified
Membership News

Shipmate John Westman Jr. has stepped forward to chair the Americanism/Patriotism Committee, Shipmate Tom Cecil has agreed to chair Youth Activities, Shipmate Daniel Shaughnessy will chair Public Relations, and Shipmate Michael Barnes has said YES to chair Hospital, Welfare, and Rehab, we wish to say,"Thank to those shipmates for stepping forward". They will be looking for other members to participate. These committees and reports help the Branch get the recognition needed to carry a loud voice in the Association.   


*** Virginia Beach Branch 166 ***
*****Life Members*****

1. Adams, Thomas

2. Albright, Anthony

3. Anderson, Robert

4. Anthony, James

5. Bailey, Bill

6. Bartlett, Aurthur

7. Bates, Samuel

8. Bauers, Linda

9. Bennett, Victor

10. Bertelson, Donald

11. Black, Joseph

12. Brady, Walter

13. Brambila, Jose

14. Breese, James

15. Bringman, John

16. Brinsfield, Allen

17. Brown, William

18. Bugtong, James

19. Bullock, Kenny

20. Campbell, Charles

21. Carrop, Ralph

22. Cecil, Thomas

23. Cevora, Llyod

24. Chavez, Enrique

25. Clemons, Benjamin

26. ***Combs, William

27. Connor, William

28. Curtis, Ronald

29. Davis, Lester

30. Davis George

31.  Denardo, Kenneth

32.  Devenny, John

33.  Diaz, Felipe

34.  Dudley, Steve

35.  Dugo, Mark

36.  Duran, Cecilio

37.  Dyer, Robert

38.  Edgerton, Charles 

39.  Ervin, Larwence

40.  Evans, Clifford

41. Evers, Donald

42. Evers, Kristen

43. Freeburn, Carman

44. French, Tim

45. Fridley, Scott

46. Garcia, Pedro

47. Gardner, George

48. Golden, Kenneth

49. Goldstein, David

50. Goodall, Kathy

51. Ginn, Michael

52. Hall, John

53. Hammer, Robert

54. *Hanna, Philip

55. Harrell, Charles

56. Harris, Terry

57. Hermann, Albert

58. Holloway, Fred

59. Holmes, Frank

60. Hoover, Robert

61. Horne, William

62. Hunt, Earl

63. Kanter, Gerald

64. Keiger, Edward

65. Kent, Arthur

66. Killingsworth, James

67. Klaverski, Edward

68. Klempin, Keith

69. Lemmon, Trulan

70. Luce, Timothy

71. Martin, Sha'ron

72. Mayes, Paul

73. McGlohn, Robin

74. McKenzie, William

75. McMillien, James

76. Meyer, Donald

77. Moore, Donald

78. Moran, Kim

79. Moyer, Larry

80. Nath, James

81. Newkirk, Alexander

82. Noble, Russell

83. NootNagel, Fredrick

84. Obrien, William

85. Offhaus, Russell

86. O'Mailey, Robert

87. Palmer, Luther

88. Parker, Junious

89. Phillips, William

90. Richard, Timothy

91. Richards, Henry

92. Roberts, Larwence

93. Rodriquez, Ed

94. Rowe, Bobby

95. *Santee, Ray

96. Scarborough, Henry

97. Scarborough, Lester

98. Seal, Edwin

99. Singson, Filomeno

100. Smith, Ivian

101. Stewart, Harry

102. Stump, Frank

103. Suggs, Ralph

104. Taylor, Roy

105. Tompkins, Harold

106. Valodin, George

107. Vitug, Honorato

108. Walter, Charles

109. Weast, David

110. *Wendt, Donald

111. Westman, John

112. Wiggins, Theodore

113. Wiggins, Louis

114. Wilkerson, Larry

115. Williams, Avis

116. Williams, Clarence

117. Willingham, Wade

118. Willoughby, Joseph

119. Wilson, Max



"Branch 166 Member Awards"


"50" Year Pin

     20 March 2017, Shipmate Fred Nootnagel is presented  a fifty year continuous service pin by Branch President Martin. Shipmate Nootnagel joined the Fleet Reserve Association in early 1967.  

     Asked why he originally joined the FRA, he simply replied," At the time it was where all his Shipmates were hanging out".

     When asked would he do it all again, his reply was, "Not yes but yes and I would bring more of my friends with me".

     Please say "Congratulations when you see Shipmate Nootnagel".  


    Shipmate President Martin presents Shipmate Doy Utsler the "Shipmate of the Year Award" for Hospital, Welfare, and Rehab, Shipmate Paul Davis, Chairman, Amercian/Patriotism Ribbon for 1st place, Shipmate Michael Barnes,Chairman, Hospital, Welfare, and Rehab Ribbon for 1st Place, and Shipmate Thomas Cecil, Chairman, Youth Activies Ribbon for 2nd Place. These awards were presented at the 2017 September Branch Monthly meeting. Congrats on a job well done to all hands.



Shipmate President Martin will present the National Award for "Hospital, Welfare, and Rehab", 2nd place ribbon the Shipmate Michael Barnes, Chairman. This award will be presented at the October Monthly meeting. Congrats to all of our outstanding members. 


Bronze Star

Gold Star

Silver Star


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