At the recently concluded NOUS 2021 National Congress, NOUS Northwest was honored “in recognition of outstanding local efforts and success achieved” during the past year. Accepting the award during the virtual gathering was CAPT Jim McGinnis, MSC, USN (Ret.) who has led NOUS NWT as its Commander during the award period. Below CAPT McGinnis is … More NOUS Northwest Receives CAPT Jan V. Armstrong Memorial Award
At the National Congress on 16 October 2020, NOUS Commander General Colonel Allan Cruz, USMC (Ret), presented the annual CAPT Jan Armstrong Memorial Award to CAPT John C. Laible, USN (Ret.), Commander, NOUS Northwest. The award reads: “In recognition of outstanding local effort and success achieved in one or more of the following: Membership Growth, … More CAPT John C. Laible Receives NOUS 2020 Memorial Award
Reporting in from the 2019 annual Congress in Boston, many thanks to CAPT Joe Valenta, USN (RET.): “This year’s 2019 Congress was held on October 22-26 at the Constitution Inn, in Charlestown, across the bay (and a ferry ride) from north end of downtown Boston. We were only a short walk from the old Boston … More NOUS Northwest Well-Represented in Boston at 2019 Congress!
On Friday night, 7 December, CAPT John C. Laible relieved CAPT Joseph R. Valenta as Commander of NOUS Northwest in a festive ceremony held at Arnie’s Restaurant in Mukilteo, WA. As the founding force behind NOUS Northwest, CAPT Valenta steps down from his post in the organization, which now claims a membership of 37 … More CAPT John Laible, USN (Ret.) Assumes Command of NOUS Northwest
The 2019 NOUS National Congress week concluded on Saturday evening, 27 October in San Antonio with the NOUS Northwest Commandery well-represented by John and Cricket Laible; Harry and Nancy Stengele; Gil and Sherry Beyer; and Joe and Cindy Valenta. (See photo below) An overall attendee count of 55 companions and 25 spouses took part in … More NOUS Northwest Well-Represented at 2018 Congress in San Antonio!
The 2018 NOUS Annual Congress will be held in San Antonio from 24 – 28 October. A blog is now available which contains a lot of great information about this year’s meeting. You can access the blog HERE. Once you are at the blog, you can also download the Registration form. From the Texas Commandery’s … More 2018 Annual Congress
TOMORROW: 11 November Brunch at NS Everett NOUS Northwest Commandery will be commemorating the Navy’s birthday combined with Veterans’ Day tomorrow at Naval Station Everett. CAPT Joe Valenta (USN-Ret) will start the program with a PowerPoint analysis of the Continental Navy in 1775. Joe will be followed by Companion Floyd Kershner who will discuss the … More News of Interest – 10 November 2017
Yesterday, the 2017 Annual NOUS Congress came to a close with many individuals receiving recognition for their service to the Naval Order or to the Maritime Services overall. Our own Founding Commander, CAPT Joe Valenta, USN (Ret.), was included among those honored! More on Joe’s award follows at the conclusion of this report. So for … More 2017 Naval Order Congress Wraps Up With Numerous Awards
At this writing, the 2017 Naval Order Congress is underway in Jacksonville, Florida and will continue through Saturday, 21 October. We are fortunate to have three companions representing our Commandery for the first time: NOUS Northwest Commander Joe Valenta, Rich Whitkop and Gil Beyer. Having been chartered for less than a year, (6 January), this … More Official NOUS Northwest Charter Received in JAX!
For NOUS Northwest Companions who are planning on attending the NOUS Congress in Jacksonville, FL, complete event details and information for registration/lodging can be found by clicking here. While the official dates are from 18-21 October, the week begins with an opportunity to see some NFL football on 15 October between the Jacksonville Jaguars and … More October 2017 NOUS Congress in Jacksonville – Event and Registration Details