Welcome to the USNA Alumni Page – Richmond Chapter
Your Alumni Chapter in Richmond has undergone changes in the past several years and we look forward to you becoming an active shipmate. First and foremost, the Richmond Chapter exists to promote the friendships and associations of USNA alumni who live and work in the greater Richmond area. We hope to promote and support the Naval Services in our community and to provide guidance to those interested in pursuing an Academy Appointment. Please come back to this site to contact the chapter officers and see upcoming events.
We primarily communicate by e-mail, and hopefully you have received the routine emails from Mac Bullock or Mike Metzger, who handle our internal Chapter messaging. We desire to keep all of the alumni informed of newsworthy events that emanate from Annapolis. In addition to this website, an accurate email roster allows us to disseminate Chapter business, events, and news, both quickly and clearly. We need accurate email addresses for existing and new members. Please provide any updated addresses to the chapter secretary.
If you are interested in joining the chapter as Full member (USNA graduate) or as an Associate member (other – non-voting) please contact us. Annual dues for 2014 are $35. Once you contact us you will receive an e-mail outlining the payment address and other information. You will receive one name tag paid out of your first year’s dues. Additional name tags maybe purchased at $16 each.
When you are contacted you can pay via cash or check or via the web using major credit cards. If using a credit card a service fee will be added to cover merchant processing fees. Details will be included in follow-up message.
Annual Dark Ages Social
Annual ball game
Navy football viewing – Location TBD since Champs closed down
Formal Birthday/Founders’ Day Dinner
Other events (Speakers, Charity, etc. We are always looking for ideas and volunteers to run them)
Please note that event pricing if applicable will be published with eVite from the Chapter Secretary. Also if you are non-member attending chapter hosted events you will not be eligible for the discounted rate until your dues have been paid.
Blue & Gold Officers:
Maria Galbraith ’90, Doug Hanson ’87 and David Sanders ’90 are all alumni and are Blue and Gold Officers. Some alumni have inquired on how to become Blue & Gold Officers. This is an important function for USNA, for our community, and for the potential candidates. Feel free to reach out to Dave Sanders ’90 or Mike Metzger ’89 or the BGO Area Coordinator, Dave Lannetti for more information.
Also, by popular demand, we’ve created a LinkedIn group for the chapter. This is a social media site designed for members to network with each other. We will not be using this for primary communications to the chapter, but members who decide to join can post resumes, do some career networking, etc. When you log in to LinkedIn, search on “USNAAA Richmond Chapter” to find the group. This is a PRIVATE group, so you’ll have to request membership and await approval (this helps to keep the riff-raff out).
West Point Society of Richmond and nearby USNA Chapters:
We have an excellent working relationship with the West Pointers in Richmond and the surrounding USNA Alumni Chapters (Charlottesville, Williamsburg, etc.). We are provided information on their events and news and our Chapter members can participate as they desire.