San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

PRESIDENT’S CORNER

CDR Keyes
CDR Adolph Keyes, USCG (Ret)

Welcome to the SFBA Chapter of the NNOA.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
  • Foster an innovative, professional and collaborative environment that supports the sea services’ ability to attract and retain a diverse officer corps  

  • Remain the benchmark for supporting and influencing diversity and inclusion efforts in the sea services

  • Provide professional development and mentorship opportunities to optimize potential and individual performance

  • Partner with professional organizations and community influencers to attract diverse talent in support of sea service recruiting efforts

MAILING ADDRESS

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter National Naval Officer Association PO Box 5046 Alameda, California 94501

MEETING LOCATION

Point Welcome Room or Greshem Hall, Coast Guard Island Alameda 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1100.

CONTACT US
  • President: CDR Adolph Keyes, USN (ret), 510-374-8237
  • VP: Maj. D’Emanuel Grosse, Sr., USAF (ret)
  • Secretary: LT Fredrick Pugh, USCG
  • Treasurer: LCDR James Haskins, USN (ret) 510-635-8869
  • Membership:  LCDR Dustin Williams, USCG
  • Chaplain: Maj. D’Emanuel Grosse, USAF (ret)
  • Public Affairs: CDR Adolph Keyes, USCG (ret)
  • NROTC Coordinator:  CDR Denise McCallaCreary, USN (ret) 408-821-6270
  • Regional VP: CDR Denise McCallaCreary, USN (ret).
CHAPTER OFFICER BIOS

CHAPTER NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • May 17, 2017 – SFBA Professional Development “Speed Mentoring” @ Point Welcome Room CG Island – LCDR Dustin Williams, USCG
  • June 1, 2017 – Hadwick and Lily Thompson Scholarship Award Announcement – LCDR (Sel) Joe Ching, US Navy Reserve
  • June 19, 2017 – Coast Guard Island Juneteenth Observance (location to be determined)
  • June 21, 2017 – SFBA Chapter Meeting @ Point Welcome Room CG Island – CDR Adolph Keyes, USCG (ret)
  • June 24, 2017 – Butterflies Are Free – Cancer Survival Celebration – Blue Rock Springs Park – CDR Adolph Keyes, USCG (ret)
  • July 19, 2017 – SFBA Chapter Meeting Suspended for NNOA National Training Seminar @ San Diego, California
  • July 24, 2017 – Seventh Annual Navy League Golf Tournament (tentative date)

 

Past Events

 

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  • February 2017 – Coast Guard Island Black History Month Observance
  • February 2017 – SFBA Professional Development “Career Planning” @ Point Welcome Room CG Island – CDR Adolph Keyes, USCG (ret)
  • March 4, 2017 – Annual Crab Fest @ Point Welcome Room CG Island – CDR Adolph Keyes, USCG (ret)
  • March 15, 2017 – SFBA Chapter Meeting @ Point Welcome Room CG Island – CDR Adolph Keyes, USCG (ret)
  • April 2017 – RADM Robert L Toney, US Navy (ret) Jesse Bethel High School JNROTC Annual Contribution – an annual $250 award to support the NJROTC program at Jesse Bethel HS in Vallejo, California. The award was established in May 2015, presented each May, and is named for a most distinguished and highly respected leading pioneer of the Sea Service and NNOA.
  • April 19, 2017 – SFBA Chapter Meeting @ Point Welcome Room CG Island – CDR Adolph Keyes, USCG (ret)
  • April 30, 2017 – Hadwick and Lily Thompson Scholarship Application Deadline – LCDR (Sel) Joe Ching, US Navy Reserve
  • Aug 17, 2016 – SFBA Meeting @ Point Welcome Room CG Island
  • Aug 15, 2016 – Pacific Area Change of Command @ 1100 – Ms. Debra Briggs
  • Aug 13, 2016 – Masquerade Black & White Gala – A Sleeve Sisters Presentation – CDR Adolph Keyes, USCG (ret)
  • Jul 25, 2016 – Sixth Annual Navy League Golf Tournament – LCDR Ken Langford, USCG
  • Jul 22, 2016 – 9-Hole Fun Golf Tournament, Blue Rock Spring Golf Course, Vallejo – Mrs. Vanita Finney
  • Jul 20, 2016 – SFBA Meeting canceled (conference conflict) – Meet with RADM Joseph Vojvojdich, Deputy Commandant Acquisitions, HQ CG-9, Point Welcome Room, Coast Guard Island – CDR Maria Galman, USCG
  • Jul 19-21, 2016 National Training Conference at Little Creek Naval Base
  • Jul 1, 2016 – Coast Guard District Eleven Change of Command – LT Fredrick Pugh, USCG
  • Jun 25, 2016 – The Butterflies Are Free – Cancer Survival Celebration – Blue Rock Springs Park – CDR Adolph Keyes, USCG (ret)
  • Jun 17, 2016 – Coast Guard Island Juneteenth Observance – Point Welcome Room – ET1 Sheldon Williams, USCG
  • Jun 15, 2016 – SFBA Meeting – Point Welcome Room – Coast Guard Island – CAPT Don Flowers, US Navy (ret)
  • Jun 10, 2016 – Oakland Military Institute Graduation – LT Fredrick Pugh
  • June 8, 2016 – SFBA Board Elections – CAPT Don Flowers, US Navy (ret)
  • June 6, 2016 – Hadwick & Lily Thompson Scholarship Presentation at Vallejo High School – LCDR(Sel) Joseph Ching, USNR
  • June 3, 2016 – Oakland Military Institute Pass in Review – LT Fredrick Pugh, USCG
  • June 3, 2016 – Hadwick & Lily Thompson Scholarship Presentation at Oakland Military Institute – LCDR (Sel) Joe Ching, USNR
  • June 1, 2016 – Hadwick & Lily Thompson Scholarship Award Announcement – LCDR (Sel) Joe Ching, USNR
  • May 2016 – Calvin Renalza McCalla Memorial Donation – CDR Denise McCallaCreary
  • May 27, 2016 – Oakland Military Institute Career Day – LT Fredrick Pugh, USCG
  • May 25, 2016 – Oakland Military Institute Pass in Review (Memorial Day Observance) – LT Fredrick Pugh, USCG
  • May 18, 2016 –  International Port Security Program Seminar – CDR Brent R Bergan, USCG
  • April 14, 2016 – RADM Robert L Toney, US Navy (ret) Jesse Bethel HS NJROTC Award – an annual $250 award to support the NJROTC program at Jesse Bethel in Vallejo, CA. The award was established in May 2015, presented each May, and is named for a most distinguished and highly respected leading pioneer of the Sea Service and NNOA.
  • April 8, 2016 – Vallejo City Unified School District College Career Fair at Jesse Bethel HS – CDR Keyes, USCG (ret)
  • March 16, 2016 – SFBA Meeting
  • March 15, 2016 – Bay Area Women’s Leadership Symposium
  • March 11, 2016 – Vallejo High School College/Career Fair
  • March 5, 2016 – SFBA Crab Fest 2016
  • February 26, 2016 – CGI Black History Month Observance
  • February 17, 2016 – SFBA Chapter Meeting, Professional Development “Establishing Expectations”
  • January 28, 2016 – Oakland Military Institute Visit
  • January 20, 2016 – SFBA Chapter Meeting, Professional Development “Career Mapping”
  • December 16, 2015 – SFBA Chapter Meeting, VADM Manson Brown, USCG (ret), keynote speaker
  • December 12, 2015 – Bone Marrow Drive
  • November 18, 2015 – SFBA Speed Mentoring
  • November 11, 2015 – San Francisco VA Medical Center Visit – Flag Folding Performance
  • October 29, 2015 – Jesse Bethel HS NJROTC Annual Inspection
  • November 4, 2016 – Funeral Services for Ms. Lily Thompson
  • November 11, 2016 – San Francisco VA Medical Center Visit – Flag Folding Performance by CAPT Don Flowers, US Navy (ret) and CDR Adolph Keyes, USCG (ret)
  • November 16, 2016 – Joint San Francisco Chapters ANSO/NNOA “Mock Promotion” Professional development – LCDR Dustin Williams, USCGNovember 17, 2016 – Funeral attendance for RADM Robert L Toney, US Navy (ret) at Cathedral of Christ of the Light

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Solicitation Letters are accessible to Members ONLY

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Chapter Newsletters

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MISSION STATEMENT

To enhance sea service operational readiness by supporting recruiting, professional development, and retention in an effort to achieve a diverse officer corps that reflects the demographics of our nation.

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of National Naval Officers Association

Veterans Day Visit at San Francisco VA

Veterans hospitalize at the San Francisco Veterans Hospital visited by members of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Captain Donald Flowers, USN, RET and CDR Adolph Keyes, USCG, RET executes flag folding ceremony at San Francisco, California Veterans Hospital

Oakland Military Institute (OMI) School Visit

LCDR Joe Ching, US Navy Reserve address cadets at the Oakland Military Institute (OMI) on career and college career paths while providing information on military scholarships and the SFBA Chapter Hadwick & Lily Thompson scholarship program.

SFBA Chapter Crab Fest 2016

Two of the 160 guests enjoy succulent crab, oysters, and seafood dishes at the chapter’s 2016 Crab Fest held to raise money to support the chapter scholarship program.

Military Recruiters at Jesse Bethel HS Career Fair in Vallejo, CA

A joint military recruiting effort conducted at Jesse Bethel HS career and college fair. Coast Guard participation arranged by SFBA Chapter.

Chapter Jamaican Cruise Fundraiser

CDR Denise McCallaCreary hosted Jamaican cruise raising $800 for the chapter scholarship program. Group included RADM Robert Toney, US Navy (ret); LCDR James Haskins, US Navy (ret) and his wife Ethel; and CDR Denise McCallaCreary, US Navy (ret).
Telling the story of Jamaica while looking over the land.
Island vine ripened Pineapple.

Jesse Bethel HS NJROTC Annual Awards Ceremony

LT Margaret Jackson, USCG (ret), Jesse Bethel HS unit commander, presents award to unit executive officer
CAPT Don Flowers, US Navy (ret), SFBA Chapter NNOA president, presents Jesse Bethel HS NJROTC unit with the chapter’s RADM Robert L Toney, US Navy (ret), Award, received by LT Margaret Jackson, USCG (ret), Jesse Bethel NJROTC unit commander. The value of the awards is $250.

Hadwick and Lily Thompson Scholarship Recipients for 2016

Ms. Cierra Cryer – graduating senior at Oakland Military Institute – is one of two winners of the Hadwick & Lily Thompson Scholarship. A certificate of acknowledgement and $1,000 dollar was presented to Ms. Cryer on June 3, 2016 by CDR D. McCallaCreary, USN(ret), Regional VP, and LCDR(Sel) J. Ching, USNR. Photo: CDR McCallaCreary, Cierra Cryer, parents Daryl  and Anjoinette Cyer, and LCDR(Sel) Ching.

Second Hadwick and Lily Thompson Scholarship Award Winner

Ms. Briana Burnett is our second scholarship award winner for 2016. She is joined in the photo by her mother Mrs. Tanya Hall and LCDR(Sel) Joe Ching, US Navy Reserve. The award was presented at the Vallejo HS Senior Award Ceremony on June 5, 2016.

Calvin Renalza McCalla Memorial

Chapter made $500 dollar donation to Bois Content School in Jamaica on behalf of Calvin McCalla to purchase public address system.

The Butterflies Are Free - Cancer Survival Celebration

CDR Adolph Keyes, USCG (ret) participated in the 2016 The Butterflies are Free – a cancer survival celebration at Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo, California. Adolph released a butterfly in memory of his mother, Lou Gertha Bonner, who died of pancreatic cancer, and little did he know that a classic car club member Larry Collins, shown releasing his butterfly, is cancer survivor. Adolph represents the SFBA chapter at this annual event, and releases a butterfly on behalf of chapter members who have also lost love ones due to cancer or a dealing with love ones suffering with this decease.

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