A Brief History of Western Region Roundup
Submarine Veterans of WWII (SVWWII) divided the country into regions, annually they would have “Caucuses” at a location chosen by the host state. Since before 2000 the Southwest Regional Caucus was held in Laughlin, NV. Beginning in 2007 it became a joint event with United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI).
At the business meeting in 2014, the Western Region of USSVI assumed responsibility for hosting the “Roundup”. Las Vegas, NV was chosen as the location for 2017 and 2018. In 2019 we returned to Laughlin, NV with the host hotel/casino being Don Laughlins Riverside Resort and Casino. The 2020 Roundup was scheduled to be in Reno, NV at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, however, Covid-19 caused a rescheduling of the Roundup to the Silver Legacy, October 17 – 22, 2021.
All submariners, veterans and active duty alike are invited. The purpose of the “Roundup” is not only to provide a means for Regional and District Commanders to discuss USSVI business, but to provide a way for all Submariners to gather for the mutual benefit and enjoyment. It is an ideal venue for Boat Reunions, as the organizer does not have to make hotel or banquet arrangements.
Our common heritage as Submariners shall be strengthened by camaraderie. We support a strong U.S. Submarine Force.