Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Navy Club will hold its annual shrimp supper on Mon., July 21.
The event will be held at the Georgetown V.F.W. Post on 711 Church St. Social hour and registration begin at 6 p.m., followed by supper at 7 p.m.
With traditions and a long history dating back 89 years in the Georgetown community, according to Kim Kaminski, a Navy veteran and club president, the Navy Club welcomes veterans and members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, along with their spouses and guests.
Club organizers were among several local patriotic citizens who established Georgetown’s own Naval Reserve Unit in 1925. Through their efforts and sponsorship, a new Naval Reserve Armory was authorized for construction on Front Street and completed in 1936.
The entire Unit was ordered to active duty seven months prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the declaration of war and entry into World War II.
In addition to the shrimp supper held every summer; club members look forward to and enjoy the annual Christmas party that includes entertainment and a dinner with all the trimmings.
The date for this year’s Christmas event is Monday, Dec. 1 according to Parker Lumpkin, club secretary and retired Navy captain. Annual dues are only $55 which includes meals for a member and guest for both events.
Since one’s spouse or other guest is covered, this is a real bargain according to Mark Bara, club treasurer and Coast Guard veteran. Spouses of deceased members are given honorary memberships, and transportation is provided to club functions when requested. Veterans from the Conway, Kingstree, and Myrtle Beach areas are also most welcome. As was done last year, personnel attached to the local Coast Guard Station are invited to join the club as guests during the shrimp supper.
In addition to conducting social activities for the membership, other important activities include recognition of deceased veterans and providing comfort to their survivors. Representatives of the Navy Club also support NJROTC functions and Veterans’ Day activities. One thing upon which all of the Navy Club leaders and members agree is that there is great concern for the continuing loss of WW II and Korean Conflict era veterans.
For membership information contact Kaminski at 545-7275, Parker Lumpkin at 240-4672, or Mark Bara at 546-3283.