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The Log (The newsletter for Branch 24 of FRA) is sent both via email and snailmail. For more information on why it is better to recieve it via the former, please read "The Log has gone Digital" at the bottom of this page. As the newsletter is sent monthy, the new newsletter is put on this page
To view past Logs, please refer to the sidebar. Issues of The Log that have been kept on file electronically are kept there in a chronological list.
The Log is published as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. If you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to visit Adobe's site to download the most recent PDF viewer.
07 May Unit 24 & Branch 24 BOD Meeting 1900
12 May Mother’s Day
14 May Branch 24 Regular Meeting, Squalus Ceremony and Election of Branch Officers, Corpo-rate Meeting
15 May New Members Orientation Meeting at 1900 held at the FRC
19 May 1430 Massing of the Colors, Ft. Meade Pavilion
21 May FRC BOD meeting 1900
27 May Memorial Day Parade, YP Service & Wreath-Laying Ceremony at City Dock
20-25 May USNA Graduation Week
04 June Branch 24 BOD meeting 1900 Unit 24’s 49th Birthday Party and Past Presidents’ Dinner 1900
15 June Branch/Unit 24 Installation Dinner
15 June Soap Box Derby
16 June Father’s Day
18 June FRC BOD meeting 1900
03 July Unit 24 & Branch 24 BOD meeting 1900
04 July Independence Day
10 July Branch24 meeting 1900
26-29 July FRA 69th East Coast Regional Convention SPONSORED IN PART BY BRANCH & UNIT 24 in Falls Church, VA at the Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, (703)893-1340 FRA block room rates are $94 per night plus taxes; cut- off for this rate is 1 July. This is a fun event for all FRA members. Opening Ceremony 1400, Friday, with Kara-oke to follow. Business session 0900-1400 with formal banquet and dancing to follow $50.
16-20 October FRA 86th National Convention at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel. For reservations call (800)872-2529 Room Rates are $89, railcars are $179 (plus applicable taxes). Full details are available on the homepage.
We have made zero progress with reducing the numbers of printed logs that are being mailed out. If you have an email address listed in FRA National database we will send you The Log via email. We will continue to investigate methods to reduce the cost of printed copy and mailing of The Log.
The Branch simply cannot spend close to 15K a year to print and mail the newsletter to over 2100 Shipmates. If you do not have a computer, we will continue to provide. Some have added the email of their children or grandchildren so they could get The Log and provide a copy.