Date: 18 May 2006

To: "NCS Londonderry Alumni Association" 

From: Jim Sullivan

Subject: Derry Alumni: "Did You Know..? (#2)   "Derry Scholarship Fund"


Greetings Fellow Members of the U.S. NAVCOMMSTA Londonderry Alumni Association:

Do you know about your Alumni Association's "Derry Scholarship Fund" ?

FIRST:  Here's the background....

A discussion was held during the General Membership Meeting at the 2005 Orlando Reunion concerning the possibility of creating a scholarship fund for deserving students in the hometown of our "Old Base" as a means of giving something back to "The Town That We Loved So Well." Following the discussion, a small group of members committed to donating $100 per year over the next 5 years in support of the scholarship and promptly named themselves "The $500 Club." Rather catchy name, don't you think?

Following the Orlando Reunion, the Alumni Association's Board of Directors created a committee, the Scholarship Program Committee, to design and implement a Scholarship Program. At the April 2006 Board of Directors meeting the board approved the Scholarship Program Committee recommendation for an initial funding of the Scholarship Fund in the amount of £1,000 per year for the years: 2006, 2007, and 2008.

For more information on this subject, please see the All-Hands Newsletter I sent out earlier this week. All questions concerning the Scholarship Program should be directed to the Scholarship Program Committee members: Dennis Kolodziej, at e-mail:  AND, Ron Spadafora, at e-mail:

SECOND:  Here's why I'm sending you this message.....

The purpose of this message is to solicit your monetary support of this Alumni Association effort. We certainly understand that not all members will find it possible to join "The $500 Club". So, if that is not an option for you, please know that any donation you can make, regardless of the amount, would be gratefully accepted.

FINALLY:  We need you to consider....

Should you wish to make a donation to this worthwhile program, your check made payable to U.S. NAVCOMMSTA Londonderry Alumni Association, or USNLAA for short, with a notation "Scholarship Fund" should be mailed to:

U.S. NAVCOMMSTA Londonderry Alumni Association
P.O. Box 55118
Virginia Beach, VA 23471-5118


All the best,
Jim "Sully" Sullivan, (RM, 64-65)
Vice President, U.S. NAVCOMMSTA Londonderry Alumni Association

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