2022 ROUNDUP PHOTOS

Credit to Rod Stark

The 2022 Annual United States Submarine Veterans Western Regional Roundup was held from April 25, 2022 to April 28, 2022 at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in Reno, NV.
104 attendees (including some family members) were present.
Activities included a several Memorabilia Auctions, numerous workshops, a movie night (Down Periscope and Run Silent, Run Deep), a luncheon, a dinner banquet, a Tolling of the Boats Ceremony, and more.

Numerous workshops were held. One of the workshops was “Applying for USSVI Awards” Other examples included “Kap(SS) 4 Kid(SS),” and “The USSVI Charitable Fund.”

The Mare Island Base Commander, Tim Carlisle, led the "Applying for USSVI Awards" workshop.
Various attendees at the "Applying for USSVI Awards" workshop.
Various attendees at the "Applying for USSVI Awards" workshop.
Various attendees at the "Applying for USSVI Awards" workshop.

The “Tolling of the Boats” Ceremony.

The "Tolling of the Boats" Ceremony.
The "Tolling of the Boats" Ceremony.
The "Tolling of the Boats" Ceremony.
The "Tolling of the Boats" Ceremony.

Each morning, the attendees were welcomed with coffee & pastries.

The coffee pot on the left was decaf. The pot on the right with the "real stuff" looks like it is "Rigged for Depth Charge."
You can always attract submariners with food!

There were two silent auctions and a third live auction. The following photos are just a few of the items up for bid:

Our Western Region Director, Vic Van Horn, was the auctioneer for the live auction.

Some of our vendors and sponsors:

The USS Idaho, SSN-799, Commissioning Foundation Committee.
Bob Brady (left), WD-8 District Commander & Boise Base Commander representing the USS Idaho, SSN-799, Commissioning Foundation Committee.
Ken Earls (center), representing the USSV Charitable Foundation.
Dennis Nardone, representing the USSVI National Office.
Barry Commons, representing BC Patch and the USSVI National Storekeeper.
Additional Sponsors.
Base Sponsors.

A breakout session, led by Barry Wyatt, the Western Regional Roundup Committee Chairman, on how to improve future Roundups.

Barry presenting the methodology.
Team 1 presenting their results.
Team 1 presenting their results.
Team 2 presenting their results.
Team 2 presenting their results.
Team 3 presenting their results.
Team 3 presenting their results.
Team 4 presenting their results.
Team 4 presenting their results.

After the breakout session, we had an informal discussion with USSVI National Commander Wayne Standerfer. Wayne talked about the frequency of National conventions, increasing hotel rates, the next election, and the USSVI website.

The last night included a dinner banquet, with guest speaker USSVI National Commander Wayne Standerfer.

Pete Juhos presented the "Missing Man" table.
The attendees raise their glasses to toast the "Missing Man."
Dinner is served.
After dinner, Wayne Standerfer, our USSVI National Commander, gave his keynote address.
Vic Van Horn, our Western Region Director, then introduced and commended our Western District Commanders: (l-r) WD-6 Raymond Rockers, WD-5 Pete Juhos, WD-4 Jim DeMott, WD-3 Joe Tarcza, WD-2 Brian Bell, WD-1 Dennis Ottley, and WD-8 Bob Brady. WD-7 Ron Martini was unable to attend.
The District Commanders were then joined by WW2 veteran Harold Stagg who was awarded a dolphin plaque.

Some other miscellaneous photos.

The Silver Legacy Resort and Casino dropped off Perch Base members Dan Marks & Howard Doyle to a nearby restaurant for dinner. When we called them to pick us up to return us to the hotel after dinner, they showed up with a stretch limousine. We were riding in style!
There were 3 Memorabilia Auctions held during the Western Region Roundup. Perch Base member Bob Gilmore shows off one of the bids that he won.
Your Roundup Co-Webmaster, Dan Marks, is seldom in any pictures because he is almost always on the other side of the camera. Here is an exception in the Silver Legacy Resort & Casino registration lobby.
(l-r) Howard Doyle, Dan Marks & Marcia Unser.
We found out that a Submarine Veteran, John Holtzer, who was an MS3(SS) on the San Francisco (SSN-711) from 1982 to 1985, now operates a food truck in Reno, NV. Dan Marks, Howard Doyle, Marcia & Don Unser tracked down his truck and had lunch. The food truck is about the same dimensions as a submarine's galley and he served us out a small window, just like the old days! AND, his food was great, just like in the old days!

The 2022 Western Region Roundup Agenda:

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